I saw a fun “Currently…” blog idea last week in a post by Kate Hart (she snagged the idea from Amy Lukavics who picked it up here), and then I saw it again yesterday in a post by Jessica Love. So, I thought it’d be fun to jump on the “Currently…” band wagon and give you a little update as to what I’m up to…


Fruit smoothies: A  handful of frozen strawberries, a handful of frozen blueberries, half a banana, about a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and about a tablespoon of sugar-free, fat-free dry vanilla pudding mix, all combined with an immersion blender. Such a yummy, healthy breakfast!


Ashfall by Mike Mullin… It’s a one of those nightmarish THIS COULD REALLY HAPPEN stories about the eruption of a super volcano and its aftermath.


Breaking Bad. My husband and I are halfway through the third season (thank you, Netflix!) and head-over-heels in love. If you’re not watching, you should be. Best show on TV, hands down.

Breaking Bad - Love this show SO MUCH.

Thinking about…

My revision. Always. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!


The end of this revision round. Also, the trip to Washington I’m taking next week. I’m going to a Tim McGraw concert, guys. SO EXCITED!


That revisions were easier. Man… One tiny tweak in an early chapter has a funny way of snowballing into an avalanche of change that escalates with every chapter that follows. I guess the fact that this is challenging and all-consuming means I might be doing it well. Right? RIGHT?!

Making me happy…

My family, particularly these three adorable girls. Love them!

What’s currently making you happy?


37 thoughts on “Currently…

  1. Juliana Haygert says:

    “One tiny tweak in an early chapter has a funny way of snowballing into an avalanche of change that escalates with every chapter that follows.” << Oh, I know … and I hate it lol
    That pic is sooo cute! Your kiddo looks so happy! =)

  2. Laurie Dennison says:

    Ooh, that smoothie sounds yummy! And you are so right about revisions snowballing. It’s easy to miss the small references to things that changed in later chapters! It looks like you are enjoying California life!

    • katyupperman says:

      You should definitely try the smoothie… So delish! I find comfort in the fact that you can relate to the revision snowball. It really feels never-ending sometimes!

  3. Jennifer Pickrell says:

    Aww…love that pic of what’s making you currently happy and it reminds me of what made me smile yesterday – my cat managed to sneak out way earlier than usual in the morning and was there to greet the kids walking into the elementary school across the street. He basked in the attention, then followed them inside, where he spent all morning keeping a kindergarten class company. My husband and I missed the initial call the school placed to us when they saw the cat’s collar, but it didn’t seem to matter; they were sad when I came over to get him. He’s a charming little guy 🙂

  4. Rebecca B says:

    I am obsessed with Breaking Bad–husband and I watched the first 4 seasons last year and just finished Season 5 (as it aired). The writing on that show–best examples of tension I’ve ever seen!
    That smoothie sounds pretty fantastic; I might have to try it out.
    Continued good luck with the revision and have a fun trip!

    • katyupperman says:

      Re: Breaking Bad… YES. The writing is amazing, and the characters are so fantastically fleshed out, yet they’re unpredictable at the same time. I love that I never know what to expect. (Sometimes I even find myself talking like Jesse, yo.)

  5. Jaime Morrow says:

    Great post idea, Katy! I might have to borrow it… I hear you on the revisions thing, and the snowballing thing. I’ve been revising my main WiP for some time, and have been receiving great feedback on it (but that also requires more tweaking). It just sometimes feels a little neverending, doesn’t it?

    So many people have raved about Breaking Bad and I think it’s maybe time to take the plunge. 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Yes, definitely check out Breaking Bad, Jaime. It’s amazing! Awesome writing and the characters… Even the deplorable ones are relateable. Good luck with the revision. I know what you mean about that never-ending feeling. YES!

  6. Dana says:

    I’m happy because my son loves kindergarten! It’s great to know that he enjoys school–and I feel a little less sad about how quickly he’s growing up. 🙂

    Fun post. I think I’ll be borrowing the idea soon. 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Aww, sweet! My girlie is loving kindergarten too, and you’re right. Their happiness makes the whole transition so much easier. Hope it continues to go well from him. Can’t wait to check out your own Currently… post. 🙂

  7. Ghenet Myrthil says:

    I am OBSESSED with Breaking Bad. I started watching on Netflix too and finally caught up so that I was able to watch the most recent season live. Amazing show! I can’t wait to watch the rest of the series when it’s back on TV.

    • katyupperman says:

      Isn’t it fantastic?! The writing is so, so good, and I’ve learned a lot about character motivation and tension from watching it. I love how every episode leaves me shocked and wanting more!

  8. Alison Miller says:

    I love seeing your pictures! Also, I’ve had some of those snowballs with CM. And that’s probably why my ms is SO FREAKING LONG. But good luck. I want to read these changes!

    Also, Alison doesn’t watch much TV, but she might have to check out Breaking Bad. Have a great week!

    • katyupperman says:

      Alison, you must check out Breaking Bad! It is ridiculously good! And I’d love to email you the changes I’ve made to CMH… Maybe by the end of the week? Thanks, lovely!

  9. Krispy says:

    Ah Breaking Bad! My sister is hooked on that. We just started watching The Walking Dead and are trying to get caught up before the new season starts. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

    Love that pic of your girl and the pups! So cute! And good luck with revisions! You’ve got this. 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, lady!

      I’ve only seen the first season of The Walking Dead, and I was entertained. Breaking Bad is far superior to any other show I’ve seen on network TV, though. So, so good!

  10. Temre Beltz says:

    Love hearing how you are doing, Katy! And I think I am definitely going to steal that smoothie tip – I never thought to use pudding. We are huge smoothie fans over here 🙂 I also know exactly what you mean about the revision avalanche – it’s incredible (and a bit frustrating!) how one change can spark a whole bunch of new changes, BUT it’s also exciting how one small change can maybe add that element that’s been waiting to be discovered. So excited for you about the Tim McGraw concert – that sounds like so much fun, and probably great to get back to Washington for a bit. Happy writing today, Katy!

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Tem! I hope your revising is going well, and I can wait to hear what’s going on with my very favorite MG WiP (maybe you know the one? ;)). Have a great weekend with your hubby and your beautiful girls!

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