WUW: Real Quick!

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winter wuwWHAT I’M READING

I’m still making my way through The Book Thief. I LOVE this book, and the writing is gorgeous, but it doesn’t make for quick reading. I could rip through it, but I want to savor the words. Zusak is a master with them. But I need to finish it. Then I get to read Seraphina by Rachel Hartman again! Mmm, I love that book.


I’m really clipping along with my revisions! When I finished the first draft, I had 47k words. Now, without touching the end which is basically summarized scenes, I’ve already 55k! I’ve been filling out the story and things are really coming to life. I don’t know if I’ve ever been as excited about a story as I am now. It’s a fantastic feeling.


So many things, but right now I’m loving the guest post from Kate Scott that just went up. Aaaaaand, I may or may not be giving away a copy of her book.* So go read it and enter the giveaway!


Trying to stay warm! It’s almost 9 AM and it’s only -5 degrees (Fahrenheit). Brrrrr!!! I have a play date for Turbo/sewing date for me this morning and of course it had to fall on the coldest day of the week. I’m not looking forward to braving the cold.

Okay, now go check out Kate’s guest post! And have a lovely week after that!


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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

6 thoughts on “WUW: Real Quick!

  1. I loved The Book Thief and definitely want to reread it again someday because he has such a beautiful way with words.
    I hear you about the cold- I hate having to go out when it’s freezing (it’s currently -21 C here in Alberta).

  2. Brrrr, that is SO COLD. Stay warm!

    Seraphina is on my Kindle’s wishlist. It sounds so great! I will get to it eventually ^_^

    Have a great week, Kris :D

  3. How awesome that your revisions are going so well, Kris! May the words continue to flow. :) I don’t at all envy the -5 weather. Though it’s a great excuse to get snuggly with a book and a mug of hot chocolate. :)

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Ah, I totally get what you mean about savoring the writing! I feel that way about Laini Taylor’s and Maggie Stiefvater’s books. Have a great week, Kris!

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