What an overwhelming week! I’m glad it’s been full of good things.
- I taught my first class at the new school, and my students are awesome! They were active and wanted to participate. I’m definitely going to be on my toes all semester trying to brush up on my grammar rules to keep up with their questions. But, overall, I feel very, very relieved.
- On Tuesday, I traveled north in Brooklyn to see Sarah MacLean talk about her new book at Word Bookstore. Even though YA is my main squeeze, I love romance novels. But the way this crowd loved romance novels took things to the next level. Talking about celebrity gossip (of today and of the 1830s) and falling in love and body shaming and feminism and so much more was AMAZING. Meeting Sarah was even better. She might just be the nicest person in the world, which is great because her books have meant a lot to me. I’m tearing through her newest book A SCOT IN THE DARK, and I can’t put it down.
- I spent a lot of the week working on a post for BookRiot (that will hopefully be published soonish) on my favorite books about sisters. It reminded me of so many of my favorite books and how lucky I am to have my sister. It also reinvigorated me to think about the sister relationship in my manuscript.
- The writing hasn’t been easy for me lately. I dipped my toe back in this week, but I’m not writing every day the way I was at the beginning of the summer. I’m trying to be patient with myself, but I also just want this book to be done. Still, I’m grateful for the words I’ve written this week and hope there will be more of them next week.
Hope you all have fun Labor Day weekend plans and had weeks full of good things! You know, I’d always love to hear about them.