One-Word Wednesday…




How’s your June shaping up so far, friends?

What are you reading? What are you working on? What’s for dinner tonight? (No, really. I need inspiration… :))


36 thoughts on “One-Word Wednesday…

  1. Elodie says:

    Awwww! I think I commented on all of these beautiful pictures on Instagram but let me say it again: so so so adorable!

    What I’m reading: I just finished IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT and loved both of these books. The story was so compelling and the writing pure magic!

    What I’m working on: I am writing the flash fic for Chrisa’s “This one time at band camp” story and it’s turning a tad emotional…but I am really enjoying it! Even though I’m totally nervous about sending it to her later…
    What’s for dinner tonight?: Leftovers from Sunday (we cook more over the weekend to plan our meals of the week): so carrots tartiflette (aka baked carrots with yummy cheese on top) with smoked ham. 😀

    How is your month of June going?

    • katyupperman says:

      Oh, I adore IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT… Two of my favorite contemps! Can’t wait to read your Band Camp story, and baked carrots with cheese sounds amazing. I’ll definitely have to look up a recipe for carrots tartiflette.

      My June is going very well. I can’t believe it’s already half over! 🙂

  2. Juliana Haygert says:

    She’s soooooo cute!!

    I don’t know what I’ll have for dinner tonight yet. I come up with the menu 5 minutes before start cooking lol but I can tell you what I had last night: gnocchi with red and white sauce — I actually serve the gnocchi and the sauces separately in case someone only likes one 😉

    • katyupperman says:

      Yum, Juliana! Gnocchi sounds amazing! I used to fly by the seat of my pants when it came to dinner, but I got sick of prepping at 5pm and realizing I was out of something crucial! Now I try to figure things out in the morning. Today I ended up with Cilantro Lime Chicken in the crockpot. It smells amazing!

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh your daughter is ADORABLE Katy! My June is turning out great so far – I went to BEA and got a lot of awesome books, I’m making progress on my WIP/novel/revisions and I’m hoping to send it back to agent by September. I also found an apartment!!!!!!!! Which means I will have somewhere to live next year (post grad) 😀 Now onto that job thing….

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Rachel! I think she’s pretty cute too. 😉 I loved reading about your experiences at BEA… Sounds like you had an amazing time! And yay for an apartment! The job will come; one life changing event at a time. 🙂

  4. Erin Bowman (@erin_bowman) says:

    Katy, that GLOW picture of your girlie is just stunning! I’m chipping away at a WIP that is trying to kill me–I don’t know if I’ll ever get this thing where I want it to be–and plowing through some books. Just finished THE ASK AND THE ANSWER and have moved on to devouring THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS. So. Good.

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Erin! And yep, I’m also bogged down by the WiP that refuses to be wrangled into shape. It will SO be worth it though. (Right?!)

      So, this is weird, but I’ve spent years passing over E. Lockheart’s books because they sound too awesome and there are so many. I have this feeling that as soon as I read one, I’ll want to fly through them all without coming up for air. Maybe I’ll give FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS a go as a reward for finishing my rewrite…

  5. kford2007 says:

    Your daughter is adorable! Let me see…I just finished The Fault In Our Stars (it made me cry). I nominated you for an Inspirational Blog award. 🙂 I’m making a chuck roast with potatoes and carrots, mushrooms for dinner. I have some editing to do for another author and some re-writing to do on my own novel, and I might give the dogs a bath today. Hope Cali is treating you and your family well.

    • katyupperman says:

      Aww, thank you so much for the award! Totally made my day. 🙂

      I loved THE FAULT IN OUR STARS too, Jenny. I don’t cry while reading (ever), but it was definitely a moving book. And chuck roast… Yum!

  6. Rebecca B says:

    Such a cutie!
    I’m taking a little writing break, and reading lots of BEA books.
    And how is it already mid-June? Time flies.

    • katyupperman says:

      I was just thinking the same thing: What happened to the first half of June?!

      Enjoy those BEA books, and definitely let me know which ones are exceptional. 🙂

  7. Zanne says:

    Your daughter is so adorable! I am currently reading Wanderlove. 🙂 I should be working on my WIP but I haven’t been in the right mindset lately. No idea what’s for dinner.

  8. Ghenet Myrthil says:

    Aww, your daughter is soo cute! I love seeing your Instagram pics of her.

    I just started reading the ARC of CREWEL by Gennifer Albin, which I snagged at BEA. It’s good so far! And I’m about to dive into another round of revisions on my book, after getting some really helpful feedback at a conference this weekend. I think I’m close to sending it out though, which is exciting. 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      I’ve heard great things about CREWEL… I hope it holds up for you. I loved reading about your experiences at the conference on your blog, and I’m so glad you were able to get some helpful feedback. Invaluable!

  9. Jaime Morrow says:

    Great pics, Katy! She’s just adorable. Good thing hubby’s a military man and has combat skills. They might come in handy when the boys come calling. LOL 😀

    I’m currently reading PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver, and it’s pretty good so far. I just finished AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway, and it was fantastic! Great teenage voice going on. I’m currently working on my YA sci-fi WiP, trying to beat it into submission. I think I need to amp up the conflict, which is proving difficult. As for supper tonight? Pork chops for one on a BBQ that hubby had to give me a crash course on before heading off for work yesterday. Certainly not inspiring, but there you go. 🙂

    Hope you’re settling in well and that your June is sunny and wonderful!

    • katyupperman says:

      Ha! My husband always tells our girlie that she’s not allowed to date boys or fall in love or get married EVER. 🙂

      I really loved PANDEMONIUM. I’m mesmerized every time I read a Lauren Oliver book; she rocks! And pork chops… Yum! I wish my husband liked them more because I love them. 🙂

  10. Stephanie Allen says:

    I, too, am reading THE SCORPIO RACES. I’m not really a horse person, but seriously, I can’t stop reading it.

    And I’m eating Velveeta and chocolate for dinner. So you probably don’t want to take any inspiration from me =)

    • katyupperman says:

      Your dinner choice made me laugh out loud, Steph! Sounds yummy. 🙂

      I’m not a horse person either (and I don’t think I would have read THE SCORPIO RACES had it not been chosen for YA Book Club), but I LOVED it. Such gorgeous writing, and I absolutely adored Sean Kendrick. ❤

  11. char says:

    Cute pics! I’m excited for June to get over! It’s kind of busy…but still fun! I just don’t like busy though.

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Char! I wish June would slow down! My daughter starts Kindergarten in early August and I’m feeling quite melancholy about her rapid growth!

      • char says:

        Kindergarten is so much fun! Yea for you both! I love my kids getting older (they’re such a riot to talk to–so much personality)

  12. Sophia Richardson says:

    I will soon be reading Chuck Palahniuk, Insurgent, The Dark and Hollow Places and/or Margaret Atwood. I don’t really know where to start, so hopefully I don’t procrastinate myself out of reading anything! Love that first pic of your daughter; it makes me want to get creative, too.

    • katyupperman says:

      My husband loves Chuck Palahniuk. He’s been trying to get me to read one of his books for months, so you’ll have to let me know what you think. I trust YA readers’ suggestions more than his most of the time… Don’t tell! 🙂

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