Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer is Bonkers

My summer is absolutely bonkers. 

ALA
BFF in town
4th of July
Girls trip to San Diego
Europe for 3 weeks - vacation and MFA
SCBWI LA
Vegas for my anniversary


I have like 10 days that aren't scheduled...I'm not even kidding. And in every free minute I need to plan an entirely new curriculum and finish my WIP.

Uh, yeah.

I'm not complaining about ANY of these things. Writing my WIP, planning for my new classes, starting my MFA program, going to Europe, ALA and SCBWI...it's all just packed with awesome no matter how you look at it. But it's going to keep me busy, busy, busy.

Unfortunately, blogging is pretty low on my priority list, so you won't see a ton of updates from me for the next month or so. Well, not with any regularity, anyway. I'll still be posting my Bookanistas reviews when I have an awesome book to share with you, I'll still be over at YAConfidential, and I'll still be poking in here and there, but only when I have something to say.

I just feel like I have even less free time now than I did during the school year, and I want to make sure I use it as efficiently as possible. So if any word count needs to grow in the next two months, it needs to be the word count in my WIP, not my blog. You know how that goes.

But don't worry...I'm never far away. And you know I'm always all over Twitter.

Have a fantastic summer everyone! I'll see you soon!

26 comments:

  1. Oh man. I so hear you with this. Blogging is going down for me too. :)

    Have a fantastic summer!!!

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    1. You have a great summer, too, Kelley! :-D

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited...but I'm already stressed out.

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  3. I'm not blogging much either, but it's for the opposite reason--I have nothing going on! Oh well. Maybe next summer. Sounds like you have tons of exciting things planned! Have a great summer!

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    1. Maybe you'll have a little more going on now? ;-)

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  4. Yikes, GOOD LUCK!!! I'll be squeezing things in this summer right along with you.

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  5. Wow! So excited for you Jessica :D And I cannot wait (once your schedule gives you some breathing time) to read all about your adventures! :D
    Love that picture of your dog by the way :D adorable!

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  6. You have an awesome summer planned. I'm jealous of ALA! Unravel Me and The Archived will be there apparently.

    Also, I went from high school to middle school. As much as I loved HS - the MS is so much fun. The kids are more excited to do things. They don't complain as much as the HS'ers do. ;)

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    1. Oh, I'll be stalking ARCs of UNRAVEL ME for sure!

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  7. Sounds like a crazy but totally awesome summer ahead of you. Have fun! :D

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    1. I'll try to remember to have fun when I am running all over the place. :-)

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  8. Have a fun busy summer!

    PS: My mom taught 8th-grade English and Language Arts for years, so let me know if you want any of her old lesson plans. She did some cool units with graphic novels, Laurie Halse Anderson's books, a poetry slam, etc.

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    1. Oooh, thanks. Once I figure out my curriculum I might be in touch with you.

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  9. ALA!! YAY!!! I fly in tomorrow--we must hang out bunches <3 <3

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  10. Good luck and have a FANTASTIC summer!

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  11. You're going to have an amazing summer!! I wish I were going to ALA and SCBWI LA this year. Hoping for sure to go to SCBWI LA next year!

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  12. Middle school is awesome. I taught sixth grade, and I loved it. The kids are really in a magical place, in between being children and young adults. I'm going to SCBWI for the first time, and I'd love to get some pointers from you! It will be my first trip to LA, too.

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