Can you believe we're wrapping up our FIFTH week?! Me neither.
I hope many of you are starting to feel writerly, and some of you are wrapped up in that exciting phase of seeing that you can actually make a story come alive before your very eyes. I hope there are hooky beginnings and vomit drafts appearing, and for some of you, maybe you are in the thick of revision.
I hope it is fun to share here, and that you take something from it -- at a minimum, the sense that writing can be a community sport where you can get input and advice from others who want you to succeed.
Speaking of which, I have another Algonquin Young Readers ** co-hort with me this week,
the fabulous Amy Herrick whose first middle grade novel, The Time Fetch (SLJ starred review, ages 10+) comes out from AYR on August 27th.
Amy says of Time Fetch: "The original notion for this story came from my suspicion that there isn't as much time as there used to be. I wondered if it was possible that something had gotten into our world and was stealing the stuff. Out of this arose a winter solstice fantasy/science fiction story about four young people who accidentally let loose just such a dangerous and insatiable power."
Please look for Time Fetch in August and add it to your classroom shelves and library!
Amy is also an educator, a mom, and the author of two novels for adults: At the Sign of the Naked Waiter and The Happiness Code.
So, without further ado (except a reminder to read the FRIDAY FEEDBACK RULES if you haven't been here before), I give you Amy and a chance to give and get feedback!
|Amy, taking a writing break with her pal.|
“I’m gonna tell you a story.”