WUW: Chugging Along

WHAT I’M READING I’m still working on The Book Thief, and it is still wonderful, but my weekend was unexpectedly busy (aren’t they all like that?) and I didn’t get a lot of writing time in. ALSO, I got this gem in the mail the other day: That’s the ARC for my CP Kate Scott’s new […]

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What’s Up, Wednesday?

DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS!! MY NEW BLOG ADDRESS AS OF 7/24/13 WILL BE KRISATKINSWRITES.WORDPRESS.COM. (you can access it there now; your browser will redirect you back to krisatkinswrites.com until the 24th) WHAT I’M READING I’m still on Year of Wonders. My revisions last week were way more time and labor intensive than normal. I had […]

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Awesome Things

First of all, I realized that I didn’t do a recap on my 2012 goals. I mean, I failed all of them, but I post goals in part to be held accountable. So here goes: 1. Do everything I possibly can to get an agent. Which can be broken down into the following subgoals: a. […]

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I had a baby!

Yep, I’m a mom now. Be afraid, world, be very afraid.   In all seriousness, though, my little Turbo* was born last week and things have been going pretty well so far–on the baby front. The writing front? Not so much, but no one’s blaming me, least of all myself. So until I post again, […]

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So … About That …

Life has been crazy and it’s getting crazier. Baby Atkins is due in 11 days (yes, I will be a parent. fear for the world.), and my house looks like a war zone (if wars are fought with baby gear). I’ve been thinking for a while of going on a blogging hiatus, but I’m so […]

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RTW: He Works Out

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic. We’d love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog […]

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Ode to the Frozen Burrito

Ode to the Frozen Burrito (and other microwaveable meals) Oh, yon frozen burrito- So full of beans And … meat? Purchasable in bulk or a la carte, Your mass will sear my mouth, Fill my stomach, And keep my GI tract busy for days to come. And yet, I shall never regret your consumption; ‘Twas […]

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