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What’s Up Wednesday, 6/18

What I’m ReadingWUW7

Last week, I finished The Interestings, which was an absorbing, funny, thoughtful character study. And even at 500+ pages, I didn’t want it to end. Next, I read Kate Scott’s YA debut, Counting to D. It was heartfelt, and it taught me a lot about dyslexia–a learning disability that I only thought I understood until I read this book. Also, there was a scene involving VooDoo Doughnuts. Yes.

Now I’m reading TransAtlantic–I loved Let the Great World Spin, so I have high hopes for this one!

What I’m Writing

I’m not drafting or revising at the moment, but I’m in the middle of a lot of research. Instead of writing page-count goals, I’m giving myself deadlines for working through various resources. I’d love to start writing this WIP next month, but I have a lot of books to get through first.

What Inspires Me Right Now

I’m getting really excited for ALA Annual! I’ve never been a library conference before, and I’ve also never been to Vegas. The Class of 2K14 has a fun trivia event planned, with Jay Asher and Josephine Angelini as our moderators.  And then I’ll be signing in the Sourcebooks booth.

After ALA, I’m heading back to the Midwest to visit some family, and I can’t wait to see my nephew. When I last saw him, he was a newborn–and now he’s almost eight months old!

What Else I’ve Been Up To

Getting back into running, making homemade ice cream (spicy chocolate was my last concoction), and enjoying the warm weather and sun.

So what have you been up to lately?

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12 Responses to What’s Up Wednesday, 6/18

  1. Spicy chocolate ice cream sounds yum!

    Hope you have a blast in Vegas and enjoy your trip home 🙂

  2. Miss Cole says:

    Your homemade ice cream sounds amazing!

    Have an amazing time at ALA 😀

  3. Jaime Morrow says:

    Mmm…spicy chocolate ice cream sounds yummy! I have an ice cream maker, but I’m not all that adventurous with it. I think researching for a new project is one of the most fun parts of the process. Allowing yourself to follow the research wherever it leads is just wonderful. Hope you have a blast doing it, but that you can get to writing again soon! 😀

  4. Erin Funk says:

    You’ve reminded me that I really need to use our ice cream maker this summer. We’ve got all these awesome recipes for it, but summer ends up being so busy that I always forget to put it to good use! I hope the spicy chocolate ice cream tasted as delicious as it sounds! Good luck with getting your research done before next month!

  5. Colin says:

    Congratulations on your second novel being sold, Rebecca! You know this means you have a career, now. 🙂 Seriously, I really wish you all the best, and the time at ALA is as much fun as you expect–even more.

    All the best with research for the WIP. 🙂

  6. Jessica Love says:

    I can’t wait to see you at ALA! 😀