Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Slump

Did any of you ever go to summer school?  I took Home Ec. when I was about twelve, and then squeezed in my economics requirement in college during a torturous six weeks about which the only thing I can remember is that the teacher in the next room always had a pot of coffee going and didn't mind if I raided it.

I think I become brain dead in summer.  Something about the sunshine.  The long days.  The desire for everything to slow down a little.  This year, however, I'm trying to crank out a first draft of Book 3, so that languidness just can't happen.  But it is, with the blog.

I have no idea what to write about.  I'm going to keep up the Friday Five as best I can, because I love talking to other authors.  But other than that, my well is depleted.  So I'm taking the question to you:

What do you want to know?

Anything I haven't covered?  Details about GILT?  Tudor gossip?  My latest historical obsession?  Anything?  Let me know, and I'll pull myself up my my elastic summer bootstraps and see what I can do!


  1. You should totally do Historical Would You Rather?

    "Would you rather go three rounds with Joe Lewis or be governed by Caligula?"

    "Would you rather be on the First Fleet to Botany Bay or inside the walls of Granada in 1491?"

    1. Oooh, fun! Would you rather be a footsoldier at the Somme or a sailor on the Titanic?

      Would you rather marry Henry VIII or be kidnapped by Barbary pirates?

  2. I want to know how you get your writing done while the kids are out of school! Curiosity's sake only; obviously I have no personal interest in the answer. :)

  3. I want to know what your next book will be about!

  4. I'm in love with Jillian's idea.

    Would you rather be guillotined to death in revolutionary Paris or die of Bubonic plague in Renaissance Italy?

    Would you rather be a concubine to a Chinese emperor or a prisoner in one of Stalin's gulags?

    Katy, I'd also love some teasers about Book 3. Maybe writing about it will help you find the heart of your story and set your fingers flying over the keys!

  5. Fun topics! I think I could play Would You Rather all summer long...

    So please keep the ideas coming, and keep a lookout for Book 2 hints, discussions of summer writing plans and probably a whole lot of babbling....

  6. where is your most favorite place to write my dear Katherine...
    The ocean inspires me, as well as being out in the wind on a moon-lit night.... What inspires you?

    1. Excellent suggestion, Dori! Sometimes even just writing about an inspirational location can be...well, inspirational!