After dormancy, we bloom

May 10, 2021 @ 7:32 am | Filed under:


Selvi’s comment—gosh, weeks ago!—made me laugh:

Are you giving us white space on purpose instead to telling us about it? 🙂

I didn’t mean to disappear for three weeks, but they were a FULL three weeks and I had to set a lot of things to one side for a bit. I finished writing my last Brave Writer literature guide for the current academic year (an Arrow for the marvelous Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, and—ahhhh—I’m taking a break from writing them for a few weeks. I’ve been writing these steadily for four years!

During the hiatus, I’m reading all ten of next year’s Dart books and beginning to map out what topics I’ll write about for each. The new Dart, Arrow, and Boomerang lists will be announced on June 1st. I’ll be writing the entire Dart lineup. The booklist is full of treasures, I can tell you!

The Nerviest Girl in the World by Melissa Wiley cover by Risa RodilI’ve been busy, too, with other client work and some house projects. And later this week I’m heading to a studio downtown to record the author’s note for the Nerviest Girl in the World audiobook. Exciting! It’ll be out in June, and so will the paperback edition. As always (always, always, always)—preorders are massively appreciated. They make such a difference for current and future books!

But to return to Selvi’s excellent point: I did leave a silence where the white space category of my Rule posts was meant to be. I think I’ll be able to write about that this week.

For now, my allotted time is up, and the day is waiting to unfold. Here’s to a week full of what nourishes you!

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  1. Selvi says:

    You sometimes invite your readers to ask questions or say what they would like to hear more about. I’m still curious about the skincare post you were working on. I’m wondering about your big mysterious embroidery project. And I would love to know how your family manages screentime for all the different ages.
    Hope you are all well 🙂

  2. Melissa Wiley says:

    Selvi, thank you so much for these great topic suggestions. I really appreciate the help in getting the conversation rolling around here again. 🙂