I am in revisions for the second book in the I Wish series. Four beta-readers have given me fabulous feedback on Wishing for You, and it's now in the hands of my editor. One more round of revisions and that book might be done!
Two of my teen beta-readers live nearby. We met for ice cream this weekend, and we talked about books (usually mine) and relationships and what makes a YA story good. When I asked them for suggestions for the final book in the I Wish series, their ideas were so good.
One of the best parts of the visit, though, was seeing how smart, articulate, polite, and knowledgeable teens can be. I have two daughters (formerly teens) and I've always thought they were pretty special. But it's lovely to know that maybe--just maybe--their whole generation is pretty special, because the teens I've met since I became an author have been truly amazing. (Thank you, E&S!)
Rest easy, America.