(Thanks to summertime and RSW, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a “Currently”but I plan to get back into posting every other Tuesday. You should join me! Find the origins of the idea HERE.)



My new “Soho” jeans from New York & Company. I have a really hard time finding jeans that fit my long legs, and pants that get saggy throughout the day are a major pet peeve, which is why I’m obsessed with this brand and fit — they’re perfect! In other news, my 2016 InkWELL Press planner arrived! It’s so pretty (I chose the “Modern Mermaid” cover), and it’s full of awesome organizational tools printed on lovely paper. Can’t wait to start using it!


I’ve been horrible about reading lately. I’m drafting one project and editing another, and there doesn’t seem to be room left in my brain for someone else’s words. BUT. I recently started Tarryn Fisher‘s Marrow (because Riley Edgewood said I had to) and it’s keeping me engaged with it’s weirdness and sadness and beautiful, beautiful prose. If you’re curious about what I read last month, check out my September Reading Wrap-Up.


I’m nearly done with the final season of Gilmore Girls and, I’m not gonna lie, I really hate how things appear to be wrapping up. (Spoilers ahead…) I’m so disappointed by how Luke was written during most of season 6. The fact that he morphed into a liar and was totally blasé about ending his engagement with Lorelai was grossly out of character. It’s so obvious that the two of them belong together! I do enjoy Logan, though, so I’m sticking it out ’til the end to see what happens with him and Rory.

Over the weekend, we saw The Martian, which was quite good. I’m not a big space person (terrifying), but I was definitely not bored. My husband read the book and he said the movie was even better. So, recommend!

Listening To

My usual podcasts. Plus (and I’m not proud of this), I am ~obsessed~ with R5’s All Night. I listen to it on repeat. Often. So fun!

Thinking About

All the fun I had at the Baltimore Book Festival. Living in the DC area is not my preference, but I do love being close to so many fantastic bookish friends and events. I spent a long weekend with a few of my favorites, listening to panels, eating yummy food, drinking lots of coffee, and writing, writing, writing.


Halloween with my girlie. She wants to be a black cat (sort of like our Daphne) and we’re looking forward to going costume shopping. She’s going to be such a cute kitty! We’ve got a Saturday at the pumpkin patch planned, too. I’m not an autumn person, but I do love some of the fall traditions. 🍁🍂

(Oh, and I have some exciting writerly news to share in the next few weeks.
Stay tuned!)


For some good news on the submission front. I’m due for some, right?

Making Me Happy

My new WiP! I’m about 18K in, and I’m feeling inspired, which is excellent. Also, I think I’ve mostly got an ending worked out, so this one just might be finish-able. And, it has a pretty, pretty mood board. ❤

PicMonkey Collage

 What’s currently making YOU happy?


11 thoughts on “Currently…

  1. Prerna Pickett says:

    I haven’t gotten much reading in either lately, but what I did read was awesome so that makes up for it. I hope you get some good news with submissions as well! I also wasn’t a huge fan of the last season of Gilmore Girls, you’ll have to share your thoughts on the finale!

  2. Jennifer Pickrell says:

    The cover of MARROW is gorgeous!

    I’m with you on Gilmore Girls – the way Luke suddenly turned into a different person always made me mad. As for Logan…I know a lot of people liked him, but bleck, I was never a fan. I don’t think I ever got over Rory, drunk on the bathroom floor, crying over him. Broke my heart.

    Shopping for jeans is such a hassle – I *think* I might have found a pair that works for me (testing them out now) and if they do, I’ll probably buy out the store 🙂

    • Katy Upperman says:

      I love the cover of MARROW, too! Its prose is just as gorgeous. Um… I’d forgotten about Rory crying over Logan — yuck. But so far, he’s redeeming himself in my eyes. He’s so cute, the way he always constantly smiles when he talks to her. 🙂 Best of luck with those jeans, lady!

  3. literallyalice says:

    You make THE BEST mood boards! I always want to read the stories they’re attached to! EXCITED to hear your news!!

    Also, I will be in DC like next week with my friends for like 2 days! But it might be hard to meet up as our schedule is kinda tight – but I will be thinking of you! (And obvs if you are free or around the National Mall or Georgetown, let me know!)

    • Katy Upperman says:

      Aww, thanks! I always have so much fun making mood boards. If only they’d sell my books for me! You’ll definitely have to come back to DC for longer so we can hang out. Or, I’ll come to CA. In fact, that sounds better — let’s do that. 🙂

  4. Erin Funk says:

    Ooo, you’re 18k in on a new WIP? That’s awesome! And I love your moodboard, especially those quotes.

    I’m hoping we’ll get to go see The Martian sometime soon too. I haven’t read the book either, but like your hubby, mine has. Good to know the movie was even better! He thought it might be, so I guess that confirms it.

    i agree on the last season of Gilmore Girls–it felt kind of thrown together. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on how it all wraps up. 🙂

    • Katy Upperman says:

      I’m excited to get to the end of GG. I don’t hate Christopher, but he and Lorelai married… I just don’t feel it. You’ll have to let me know what you think of The Martian. It was definitely thought provoking. And scary. I never, ever want to go to space! Hope you enjoy!

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