New Project! And Summer Reading…

So, I am in the querying stages of Story #1, which is a YA Fantasy (aren’t I annoying?  I keep all the details to myself, =P)  So far, it has been going fairly okay…except that it seems to be taking a long time to hear back from agents, which seems to be a thing a lot of queriers are facing right now.  Hmm…

Anyways, I have officially started on WIP YA Fantasy #2!  #1 and #2 have nothing to do with each other, they just happen to be in the same genre, =)  Of course, I’ve barely started…have only written the first chapter thus far, but I have the ideas in my head, and I am very excited to get them written, er…typed down.  I worked madly fast on the project I’m querying right now, so I’m taking my time with WIP #2.  I am hoping to enjoy it a little more, instead of just clambering to get it finished!

So, that’s where I am with my writing now, =)  This picture just about sums up the feeling I want for some of WIP #2:


And of course, it’s summer!  Whoo!  So, I have decided to make a summer to-read list.  As I previously mentioned, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins was the first book I read off that last so far, =).  The rest of the list is, well…not really a list, =/  It’s more a general idea.  So I’d love to hear from you!  Any must-have suggestions for me?  I’m trying to read YA, and trying to stick with summery-ish stories…no dystopian or paranormal, really…although YA horror is something I am desperately trying to find!!  And I’m also curious to know what (if anything) is on your summer to-read list?


  • Bethany Myers

    Great post, Mere. I love the spooky photo, how inspiring.

    As for summer YA reads, I'd recommend, Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger. I haven't read it yet, but her first two, THE DUFF and SHUT OUT, are two of my favs.


  • Ardie

    Good luck with your YA Fantasy #1! I can hardly wait until you're a famous writer and I can tell people we are friends. 🙂

    I loved Anna and the French Kiss, too. Such a great book! Here's a YA book that just might fit your summer reading requirements. It's called Agnus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging. I've not read it yet, but it's on my summer to-read list.

  • Beau's Mom

    If I ever get an agent, you'll have a great summer read of a teenager's kidnapping, an incestual prentecostal preacher, an american Indian's spirit haunting the mountain and…of course…Nelda.

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