Folks, there is something wrong with me. I just looked up how long a middle grade book is — about 15K – 35K — and I am having the worst temptation to try to draft one this weekend while I’m out of town. I already have ENOUGH writing projects.

I just want to write something for Kavya to read. Something with a Sri Lankan-American girl and magic in, ideally with unicorns, because she is unicorn-obsessed at the moment. I have other writing projects; I have a host of them. But the temptation to try to knock this out right now is STEEP.

I am going to stall it by reading one of her favorite middle-grade books first, The Menagerie, book 1. That’ll help, right?

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