Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's Up Wednesday, Welcome Back Edition

"What's Up Wednesday" is run by Jamie Morrow and Erin Funk, and is an awesome weekly bloghop that gives readers and writers a great venue to keep in touch through the magical world of blogs. Come hop with us!*

Ah, it's been a while - Good to be back! 

What I'm Reading 

Read John Green's Paper Towns on an airplane. Waiting for a new box of books to arrive on my doorstep any moment now.  

What I'm Writing 

A new historic, magically realistic MG, along with my ghost story MG, which was stalled a bit. But I figured out a few of the problems while on hiatus. Hopefully I'll have two sparkly new manuscripts by the end of the year.  

What Inspires Me Right Now 

Coffee. Cold weather. A fresh sheet of paper and a new bolt of fabric. It's my favorite time of year, and colder than average too, which I LOVE. 

What Else I'm Up To

Well, I spent the last almost two weeks of August here: 

Hello Kona! 

I spent my birthday in a volcano, snorkeled on a coral reef, fed a wild sea turtle, visited a beach made of gemstones, and slept in a room where dolphins woke us up each morning outside the window. Yeah, can't complain. 

Our lodgings.

Mr. Cate making a new friend at the cafe. 

Cate Junior on the beach at Anaeho'omalu Bay 

And now that we're home - Big art show this weekend! This will be my second year in a row at the Art Farm in Holy Hill. Last year was fantastic. I can't wait for some live music, fresh local food, sunny late summer weather and meeting up with all the fantastic artists I met last year at the Farm. But that means that this week is sewing and prepping time. Next week will be diving back into writing time. 

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend lined up! 


Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Beautiful pictures!

Miss Cole said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! Good luck at the art show, and enjoy the writing :D

Rachel said...

It sounds like it was an amazing trip. I love your pictures. Good luck with the art show and your writing. Have a great week!

teaandkneesocks said...

Wow, those photos are gorgeous! Sounds like you've had a great week, full of adventure! Best of luck with the art show, have a wonderful week!

-- Caitie

kelworthfiles said...

Hey great to see you again! I love the feeling of finishing a book on an airplane. One tip though, always check the seat-back pocket for any book you left there. Lost a trade paperback copy of "Prisoner of Azkaban" in Cleveland that way. :(

I find cold weather inspiring too, but your font is so small when you talk about that, it undercuts the message! ;) Also, you might have missed the memo, but we're now doing perspiration ("What works for me") instead of inspiration on WUW!

And thanks for sharing the pictures from Kona.