Blogging every day in August helped me get back into the blogging habit. I’ll try to blog at least once a week – on Saturdays – to keep you guys up to date about what’s going on up here in The Forest.

We are FINALLY finished with our 507-day renovation!!!! Do you want to see some pictures or would that be TMI?

I am writing again like,…. well, like a madwoman. My health has been good this summer (last year it really sucked) and although I have have a bunch of tests and doctor visits later this month, I think it will be smooth sailing ahead. I’m hoping to give my new YA to my editor by Halloween and then, AND THEN I get to dive into the historical research for ASHES, which will be an absolute delight.

The thing about writing as intensely as I am right now (12-hour days are not uncommon) is that it makes me a fairly boring person. I’m not watching movies or following celebrity gossip. My fantasy football team is in order, however. A girl must have her priorities!

I make time to read, too. Right now I’m reading

a biography of David Foster Wallace, and

which is a fascinating book about slaveholder Francis Scott Key and the race riot of 1835 which took place in Washington DC, and

fiction about the Olympics and friendship and sacrifice.

Now that the renovation is over we are beginning to plan for winter, which means any day now a truck is going to drop off 30-cord of firewood. I wish you all lived close enough that you could help stack it.

What are you reading? Why are you enjoying it?


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Published on September 08, 2012 07:12 • 174 views
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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma I just started reading four different books: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, and Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum. I'm only a few pages in on most of them, but so far I like them all very much from the way they're written. I'm excited to read your newest YAs!!! :D

message 2: by Mcdanielm (new)

Mcdanielm Emma, you would also like STory of a Girl by Zarr if you have not read it yet.
Mrs. McD

message 3: by Emma (new)

Emma Mcdanielm wrote: "Emma, you would also like STory of a Girl by Zarr if you have not read it yet.
Mrs. McD"

Actually that's the reason I'm reading How to Save a Life. C:

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