Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summertime and the Writing Ain't Easy

These two photos can pretty much sum up my summer: (not my dog, though she is my favorite)

Needless to say, I haven't gotten a ton of writing done, but I've done a fair amount of reading (see below) and of course, the writer is constantly thinking and forming ideas (just maybe on the beach.)

Here's my favorite YA book I've read this summer:

I can't say enough of how much I loved it. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads - that doesn't happen often. If you haven't read it, YOU MUST. 

I did make it to Jeff Kinney's awesome book store in MA - An Unlikely Story
for a Middle Readers Author Panel with Kate Messner, Megan Frazer Blakemore and Carrie Jones.

They have great author events so check it out! Still to come there this summer - authors Ammi-Joan Paquette and Josh Funk!

I got a copy of the new book, THE SEVENTH WISH, signed by Kate Messner for my younger daughter - she read it as part of her summer reading - Verdict: GREAT!

And did I mention I checked out Pokemon Go so I could have some knowledge of it for work, and then got completely addicted? Yep, that happened too. The above photo is taken from my comfy chair at Staples during back-to-school shopping.

Speaking of which, my co-workers and I are completely excited about these two books for this time of year:

Hopefully a more regular writing routine will commence in a few weeks. Then I'm off to the NESCBWI Squam Lake Writing Retreat - can't wait!!!