Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk.  Head over to Jaime's page for links to find out what's up with everyone else. Here's what's up with me.

What I'm Reading

I recently read This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. It's a cute romance that was a fun summer read. A lot of contemporary YA has "issues" in addition to the romance. This book is really only romance and the characters didn't have all that much depth. It was still a very fun read.

What I'm Writing

I can now officially announce that my second novel, The Evolution of Emily, will be released on November 18th! So I've been working on that. I just got my final edits back from my copy editor and am working on getting polished and ready for publication.

I'll be posting the cover, blurb, etc, next month. But for now, I'll give you the tag line.

Emily knows all about the birds and the bees; boys are a lot more confusing.

What Inspires Me Right Now

It's been two months since my last blog post, so I think that means I'm not all that inspired. I've been really busy lately! Life is good. Life is great. But pushing the pause button on life long enough to write has been a challenge lately.

What Else I've Been Up To

A lot! Most notably, I'm becoming a mom. I've been trying to adopt kids out of the foster care system for the past year and a half. The process is long and very time consuming. But my wait is almost over. Chances are high there will be kids in my house by the end of the summer. Possibly even the end of the month. So that's what I've been doing for the last two months while not blogging. I've been getting all ready for my eminent embarkation into parenthood.

I don't want to share any personal info about my future kids online. All children deserve privacy, especially foster kids. I will likely write more about the adoption process in general in the future though. Right now, I mainly just want to get through it all.

It has been a very crazy past couple weeks, and things are only getting crazier.

So what's up with you?


  1. Congrats on the release date and best of luck with the adoption!

  2. I'm watched many families adopt through the foster care system, and I'm so glad you decided to go that direction. In my experience it is a path mired with heartache but so, so worth it in the end. Good luck with that! And congratulations on The Evolution of Emily! That's exciting news too!

  3. I'm so happy to see you back, Kate! And biggest congratulations on all you've got brewing with your family and future kiddos. I'm so excited for you!

  4. Congrats on getting through the adoption process! I completely understand about not getting too detailed about your kids online. Likewise, I try not to get too personal about my kids, especially the ones that are under 18. And if there's one thing that'll kick your inspiration back into gear, it's having children around the house. :)

    Have a wonderful week, Kate!

  5. Congrats on the release date and on getting through the adoption process! :)

  6. Oh, that's so wonderful about the adoption, Kate! I'm happy to hear that's working out for you guys. I know you've been trying to do this for some time now. Congrats on picking a release date for EMILY too! :D

  7. Wow. A new book and new kids! My hat's off to you. Good luck with both.

  8. Congratulations to the release date! And yay to coming kids. I'm sure it will be a huge enrichment for all.

  9. Congratulations on future motherhood!! Wow, just wow! And congrats on your upcoming release date for The Evolution of Emily (Love your tagline by the way).

    Hope you have a spectacular week and that you are able to squeeze in a little "me time". You deserve it! :)

  10. It sounds like you've been very busy! Congrats on the kids and the book!

  11. Best of luck with the adoption stuff, and that's a great release date! (It's also one day after my birthday, in the middle of Nanowrimo.)

    Great to see you around again.

  12. I'm so excited for the release of EoE. I love that book!
    And YAYAYAY for the adoption process moving along! Which reminds me, I owe you an email.

  13. Wow, huge congrats on both your book and the adoption process! So exciting :) Best of luck!