Friday Fun: WIP Inspiration, What I’m Reading, and a (Twilight) Would you rather?

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Here’s today’s Friday Five prompt:


I’ve been talking about my story Where Poppies Bloom a lot lately (that might have something to do with the fact that I’ve been working on revising and editing it all summer), so I’m going to share five inspiring pictures from Cross My Heart, the manuscript I’ll hopefully be rewriting come fall. Cross My Heart is a contemporary YA romance with lots of friends-and-family drama, a main character I adore, and a love interest who’s obsessed with Classic Country music (also, he’s  hot-hot-hot!)…






How do images inspire your WIPs?

And my Friday Read: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer… I’m only about 50 pages in, but I’m already super engrossed and totally intrigued. This one’s not like anything I’ve read before and the back cover blurb (on my ARC, at least) doesn’t give much away.


Speaking of giving something away (!!!) I plan to give away my ARC of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer here on my blog in the coming days. Please do check back and enter to win!

What are you reading this weekend?

And, finally, an Edward-and-Alice-Cullen-inspired Would you rather? question to ponder as your weekend begins…


Would you rather be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future?

Tomorrow is my daughter’s Tangled birthday party, so think of me as I’m wrangling four-year-olds and flinging birthday cake. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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15 responses to “Friday Fun: WIP Inspiration, What I’m Reading, and a (Twilight) Would you rather?

  1. Love that first pic – my county is having their fair this week and it reminds me of that.

    As for the Twilight question…I’m not sure I’d want either power, but I would take the being super strong and fast part 🙂

  2. Ugh, I don’t want to read anyone’s mind OR know their future, but if I had to choose I’d rather know their future. At least I could try to warn them about things and shift their fate to a better one!

    Also, I have that bedspread. Just saying.

    • Lucky! I love that bedspread… so cute!

      I’m with you on the knowing the future thing. I’d much prefer that to having a head full of everyone’s thoughts.

  3. love the pics- especially the first one.

    I’d rather know the future than read minds (it sounds so tedious).

  4. Loving the second and last images. Hope you and your daughter both enjoy the birthday party!

    I’d rather read minds; it’d be more relevant to know you’re on the same page with someone in the present than to know they’re going to go eat a burger afterwards. And let’s face it, while I’m always going to be interested in a masochistic way to hear what people are thinking (and if it’s about me), nine times out of ten people’s futures probably wouldn’t be that exciting unless you happened to hang out with a group of vampires.

    • Good points, Sophia. Still, I think hearing all those mundane thoughts all day would drive me nuts. It would be cool, though, if you were in the midst of an intense debate with someone. Or on a first date. 🙂

  5. I would much rather know the future. Reading minds would give me a migraine.

    I LOVE the first pic! Awesome!

    And have fun this weekend. I RELISH birthday parties for my kids. Enjoy!

    • I love doing my daughter’s birthday parties too. They’re so much work, but it’s so much fun to see everything come together and watch all the kiddos having fun.

      And I’m totally with you on seeing the future rather than hearing people’s thoughts. Ugh… my head would explode!

  6. I love those pics and the atmosphere they evoke, Katy!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I hope the party will be fun without being draining!

  7. OMG, that first picture is totally awesome. Enjoy your daughter’s birthday party this weekend!

  8. I love looking at pictures that inspire–they always send my mind off in new directions! (Imagine having a room that clean, though!)

    Have a ball at the birthday party. My Mum always took enormous care over our parties, and decades later my friends still talk about how awesome they were, so rest assured, your efforts will be remembered!