What’s Up Wednesday


“What’s Up Wednesday” is a fun weekly meme started by my friends Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk. From Jaime: It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you. If you’re participating, make sure to link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on Jaime’s blog each week. That way, others can visit your post and check out what you’ve been up to.And now, here’s what’s up with me this week…And now, here’s what’s up with me this week…

What I’m Reading: Landline, which is predictably glorious. I’m pretty sure Rainbow Rowell is incapable of mediocrity. All four of her books are must-reads if you’ve yet to check them out.

What I’m Writing: I’m working on revising my WiP, Where Poppies Bloom, according to my CP’s notes. It’s coming along, and I’m looking forward to sending it off for one more round of feedback before my agent gets a read.

What Else I’ve Been Up To: Aaah! SO much!

My girlie started second grade. *sniffle*

Shortly after, we flew across the country for my brother-in-law’s wedding in Portland. My husband was the Best Man, and my daughter was a flower girl. ❤

From Portland, we headed to the Seattle area, where my in-laws live. Of course we had to make a special trip to the American Girl store.

We also went to a Washington State University football game. We pre-funked with my in-laws (including my new sister-in-law!) and I got to visit with my longtime friend (and fellow Coug), Kari Bradley.

What’s Inspiring Me Now: My fellow Ready. Set. Write! participants! You all did amazingly this summer — congratulations on your successes! I cannot wait to see what comes of the novels we worked on over the last three months! Also, the enthusiastic response I got to last week’s Wanna Beta post. Knowing people are intrigued by my little story is so motivating and humbling. THANK YOU! ❤

Tell me… What’s up with you today? 


28 thoughts on “What’s Up Wednesday

  1. mandiebaxter says:

    Awesome week. Looks like a fun trip. And I’m game for beta reading Poppies when it’s ready! So intrigued by the story.

  2. Rebekah says:

    I have Landline on my TBR and need to get the book already. I haven’t read Rainbow Rowell’s adult novels, but loved her YA so, so much. Sniffling with you about second grade, but your kiddo is so adorable and it looks like the wedding was a blast! Good luck on the revision.

    • katyupperman says:

      Thanks, Rebekah! Rainbow Rowell’s ATTACHMENTS is fabulous (as is LANDLINE, so far). She writes amazing, amazing dialogue! You’ll have to let me know what you think. Have an awesome week!

  3. Bailey Knight says:

    All Rainbow Rowell novels are on my TBR list, at the very top, but I know I need enough time and space to marathon read through all of them. I’m thinking holidays.

    Best luck on your revisions!

  4. prerna pickett says:

    aw! Your daughter is adorable! Looks like you had a fabulous time in Washington! I’ve only been up there once and it’s beautiful! Good luck with revisions for Poppies, it sounds fabulous!

    • katyupperman says:

      It is beautiful in WA (I grew up there) but having to wear a jeans and sweatshirt in August is kind of a bummer. I’m happy to be back in steamy, swampy FL. 🙂 Have a wonderful week, Prerna!

  5. Melanie Stanford says:

    I can’t wait to read Landline! I love Rainbow Rowell’s books.
    I have a daughter who started grade 2 as well, just yesterday. Also a new kindergartener, my son going into grade four and my daughter grade 6. It’s crazy!

  6. Jaime Morrow says:

    I really need to read Rainbow Rowell’s other books. I read and loved E&P and FANGIRL, so I’m sure I’ll love the other two. Awesome to hear that things are coming along so well with POPPIES! I hope your agent loves the heck out of it. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! 😀

  7. Jessie Humphries says:

    I freaking love college football! It seems rare to see another writer be so into it as well 🙂 Unfortunately, I root for UNLV and they suck balls. Anywayz, you’ve been up to quite a lot of fun!

    • katyupperman says:

      WSU (our alma mater) almost always sucks too. They were awesome when we went to school there, though, so we’re forever fans. 🙂 Have an awesome week, Jessie!

  8. Alexa says:

    Your daughter looks so adorable as a flower girl and in all the photos, wow grade 2! Time flies, my son starts Year 1 tomorrow.
    I loved Landline too, she is such an amazing writer.
    Good luck with your revision, have a great week,

  9. Krispy says:

    I’m one of those people who still needs to read a Rainbow Rowell book! I own all of them though, lol.

    You have been so busy! It’s been fun following along on Instagram, and what great timing that you got to go to a football game while you were visiting WA!

    Um, and in all my frazzle-brained-ness, I totally forgot to check out the beta hop, but I just did and oh do I love your love list and the pictures! ❤

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