Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where in the World...?

I know I've been MIA around here lately and I'm SORRRRRY!

I decided to take it easy during the month of April, and taking it easy somehow morphed into DON'T BLOG AT ALL.

I attended the Western Washington SCBWI conference in Seattle last weekend and it was fabulous! I learned so much at this conference, I'm still reeling and living off fumes. I'll probably be sharing little writing tip tidbits over the next few weeks (nothing copyrighted, I promise!).

I've also been writing a lot -- trying to get the first/second/third draft of my WiP finished. The reason it's a first/second/third draft is also something for another blog post. *rolls eyes*

And I've been reading. One book on top of another. In fact, the little table next to my bed is piled so high with books, I'm often afraid it will collapse in the middle of the night.

Here's what I'm reading:

Novel in verse! *swoon*  And I got to meet Author Stasia Kehoe at the conference AND Editor Kendra Levin.

My first Justina Chen novel! And the love interest is a Chinese American boy with a cleft lip! So cool.

Sara is an agent sister of mine; wonderful book so far! I love the concept.

What have you been up to in the month of April? Any good books you've read that I should know about?


  1. Glad to see you back :). I've been reading some mysteries and cozies with senior citizens as main characters and really getting a kick out of their antics.

  2. Haven't done a lot of writing. Gotta get back into it. Mostly critiquing and sending out a few queries here and there. Waiting impatiently for spring. Go away snow! (This weekend, 60s, that white stuff'll be gone. :)

  3. I have SO MANY books I want to read. The more I see, the more I want, want, want!

  4. Those books sound like a great way to spend your time and take it easy. :) Enjoy!

  5. Welcome back! Been busy with the a-z challenge this month!

  6. Amy, I'll look forward to hearing all the tidbits, esp. since I still miss my WA-SCBWI writer buddies. And it's great to see their books on your blog :) You're on fire, so keep at the first/second/third draft.

  7. THERE you are. I figured you were in a revision cave or something. Which is where I've been. *blinks* It's so bright out here!
    Let me know if you need some feedback on your WIP. I owe you big time!