Sometimes leaving my current w.i.p. is hard. Especially when I decide to take the whole week off from it. But, usually, after that break, I return refreshed, refueled and ready to write.

My family is in early this week for Thanksgiving. Knowing I will not have time to visit all your awesome blogs, I’m taking a blogation this holiday week.

The two great things are:

1. We’ve already done the whole two hour grueling family portrait thing.

2. And next week, Kate Messner, author and teacher extrordinaire will be visiting and sharing her take on the role of parents in kidlit books. Should they be dead, missing, or what?

Have a great week, whether it’s a holiday or not for you! And I’ll catch ya next week!

13 Responses to Refueling

  1. Quinn November 22, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Sometimes taking a break from a WIP is the best thing for it.

    Have a good holiday!

  2. Anna November 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    We all deserve a break once in a while. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Marcia November 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Kelly Polark November 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Enjoy your time with your fam!
    And looking forward to the post about parents in books!

  5. Stina Lindenblatt November 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Enjoy your break, Laura. 😀

  6. Laurel November 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Have a great week! Can’t wait for Kate Messner’s take on parents in fiction.

  7. TK Richardson November 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to dropping in next week, too. I’m interested in her take on the subject. 🙂

  8. Patti Nielson November 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Have a great thanksgiving. I’m totally interested what she has to say about that, because every author seems to get rid of parents in some form or another.

  9. Heather Kelly November 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving, Laura!! I love Kate Messner. Love her. Woo-hoo!!

  10. susan kaye quinn November 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Ooh…I’ll have to check back next week for the kidlit parent talk! But meanwhile, I know what you mean about parting ways with the WiP – so hard, and yet I’ve found it’s necessary to wrench myself away sometimes.

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  11. Creepy Query Girl November 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Have a great break and happy thanksgiving!

  12. Paul November 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm #

    I just took a week off from my WIP. Definitely a good thing to do. Can’t wait to hear Kate’s Thoughts on parents in YA! Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Lynn November 29, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    I look foward to Kate’s take on parents in kid lit. Hpoe you had a great Thanksgiving.

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