Three Good Things

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  1. I love living in New York City. But I also LOVE leaving New York City. Last week, I spent three days at the beach in Delaware with my Mom. I’ve been going to Bethany Beach most summers since I was eleven. It is comforting and also brings back so many sense memories of being different ages – which can be really helpful for my writing. Also reading on the beach = heaven (as do boardwalk fries and swirling scoops of vanilla frozen custard).
  2. Speaking of beach reads… I adored reading Summer Days and Summer Nights a collection of short stories all about summer romance edited by Stephanie Perkins featuring many of my favorite YA writers (it’s a lot like My True Love Gave to Me). I also read The Haters, by Jesse Andrews and devoured A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Mass (seriously I read this 600+ page book twice because I just couldn’t handle the story being over).
  3. After finishing my thesis, I took a much longer break from writing than I intended. Maybe this is good. Maybe it is bad. Either way it happened. But I really am trying to dive back into revisions on my manuscript with a purpose. This week featured lots of exercises about a character that needs to be substantially re-imagined in my future drafts and the beginning of creating a new outline. Fun. A lot of work and some stress. But still fun.

4 thoughts on “Three Good Things

  1. Love this. Also, I just bought the first two of those books and requested the third from the library recently, so you and I are totally jiving right now. ❤

    I'm glad you gave yourself a break. It is GOOD. And there is no shame there, only celebration– you busted your ass on your MFA! You deserved a little break. Glad you're excited about revisions. Here we go, back into the rabbit hole!! 🙂

    1. I love that we are reading the same books! Let me know what you think. And good luck on your revisions. It definitely does feel like diving back down a rabbit hole!

  2. I really love this idea! I’m glad you had such a great time at the beach. I am also excited to hear that Summer Days and Summer Nights is good! I can’t wait to read that one.

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