We need a springy-er button...
What I've Been Reading: This week I read two terrific MG books. First, The Magician's Elephant, by Kate Dicamillo. This story is told from a whole bunch of different character's perspectives and all the different story lines tie together neatly. I was going to give it three stars because I kept getting tripped up by the flowery language, but then one scene totally made me cry, so I bumped it up to four!
Next, I read Freaky Fast Franky Joe by Lutricia Clifton. I loved this book. The story was so heartwarming, and the pacing was great. It's about a trailer park kid who moves to the country with his dad and half sibs. A really fun contemp MG.
What I'm Writing: All I've really been writing this week are pitches for #pitmad, which is today, and so far no love for Braya (UNDER THE BLUE, MG Sci-fi). I guess the day is not over yet, so I should keep my chin up.
What Works for Me: I love going to my local SCBWI conference in the fall. The speakers and classes are so helpful, and you get to meet some agents and editors in person. I highly recommend if you have never gone before. It is also a great place to meet other writers and potential CPs.
What Else I've Been Up To: SUNSHINE ON MY FACE. Yay for no more snow drifts. At least not this week. In Missouri, you are not really safe until June.