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What’s Up Wednesday, 4/30

KITERUFFLED2What I’m Reading

I just finished up Louise Galveston’s By the Grace of Todd, a hilariously gross and inventive MG. Thanks to it, I will be deep-cleaning my apartment this weekend. Now I’m reading Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice, which is an amazing contemporary YA told from four perspectives. All of the characters feel so very real–the voices in this book are so, so good. I’m having a hard time putting it down.

What I’m Writing

I am finally done (for now) revising that old manuscript. YES! So I’m back to researching/outlining, and I’m having lots of fun with that, asking myself lots of “what if?” questions and imagining what this story could be.

What Inspires Me Right Now

It’s tulip time again!

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What Else I’ve Been Up To

I’m busy getting ready for a see-your-setting-in-person research trip next week. More on that–with pictures–when I’m back.

I also did an interview with Keith Muchowski, who volunteers at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site. (If you’re ever in NYC, you must stop by the site for his tour!) The first part of my interview is here.

 

So what have you been up to lately?

 

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7 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday, 4/30

  1. Miss Cole says:

    Tulips are so beautiful, aren’t they? I love them. Wouldn’t be spring without them.

    Hooray for being done with revisions so you can get on with the SNI 😀 Hope it goes well!

  2. I love tulips! My mom’s were blooming last weekend when I went to visit my parents.

    Just read your interview and it’s fantastic 🙂

  3. Beautiful tulips! I thought THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE was fantastic. I wasn’t sure what to think going in, but yeah… Totally impressed. Have a wonderful week, Rebecca!

  4. Jaime Morrow says:

    Yay for finishing up revisions! What a relief that must be. It’s nice to be able to divert your attention to a fun new project. I especially love the researching and outlining part of the process. 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear more about this see-your-setting-in-person place! You’ve got me all intrigued. 😉 Enjoy the tulips! It’s not *quite* tulip season here yet. Soon, though. Have a great week, Rebecca!

  5. Erin Funk says:

    Those tulips are gorgeous! Mine always sprout and then we get more snow and they wilt. I’m sure after the lack of spring we’ve been having hear this year, it’ll be the same story. Ah well. I’ll just enjoy your photos instead!

    The research and outlining stage is so fun. Hope this new idea is starting to take shape! Have a lovely week! 🙂

  6. Tulip time is the best! We went to a park over Easter weekend to get lots of pretty family pictures among all the blossoms. So much fun!

  7. I’m in that research/outlining phase now, too, and I also love it. It’s daunting because there are all these pieces that somehow need to be tied together, but I love finding information that leads to more information then other, and so on.

    I’ve had my eye on THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE. Good to know you’re enjoying it!