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Here's what is happening on the writing front:

Resist is almost completely done! I finished the re-write a few weeks ago, and my sister-in-law finished editing it last weekend when we were on vacation. I have a few more editors still working on it. 

The book made my sister-in-law cry.

"Just finished editing my sister-in-law Emily Ann Putzke's newest novel. Everybody read this when it comes out. I am sincerely in awe and have no words. I would come upstairs and hug you, Emily, but my eyes are red from crying, and I can't stop. I'll see you in the morning when I'm more composed. Amazing. Phenomenal."

Those are the words authors really like hearing. And I'm so blessed to have an awesome team of editors cheering me on and helping make Resist the best it can be! I'm so excited to see what God's going to do with this novel.

I'm currently trying to place this work with a literary agent or publishing house, so there is no release date yet. You may have to wait a while before it's in book form. So sorry.

Five Magic Spindles:
I'm not sure how I feel about my retelling. Part of me loves it, part of me doesn't. We'll see which side wins. Anne is hosting a show-and-tell for authors to share a bit about their Five Magic Spindles entries with each other. I'll be participating in that, I think.

Another Idea:
Ideas keep me up at night. I have an idea for a WWII novella. Maybe, if the story flows and all, I'll post it on my blog. We shall see.

Secret Project:
Staring a new novel! It's a secret at the moment. I just like torturing you guys with secrets.

I recently read Violins of Autumn, The Butterfly and the Violin, and A Sparrow in Terezin. Each one got a whopping 5 stars from me. READ THEM. I'm currently reading Under a War Torn Sky. I really love it so far.

They Have a Story Link-Up:
I'm so excited to see everyone linking up this month! I'm off to work on my entry, then I'll go and read all yours. You can link up HERE.

What have you been reading, writing, and brainstorming?



  1. You are such a prolific writer! I must admit, I am mostly excited about Resist, since the White Rose Society has a very special place in my heart. Congrats on finishing the rewrite! It sounds like it is going so well. I can't wait to get a chance to read it!

  2. I hope Resist gets published soon! I'm terribly excited for it.
    The novella idea looks awesome :) And now I'm going to be wondering what the secret project is.
    I'm looking forward to the show-and-tell; it's going to be so much fun to see a little of everybody's take on Sleeping Beauty!
    I think my library has Violins of Autumn - hopefully I can check it out soon.
    This was such an enjoyable post, Emily! Good luck with everything!

    1. Aww thank you!! I hope so, too. =) I'm looking forward to reading the show-and-tell post as well!! It'll be really neat!

      Violins of Autumn is fantastic! There's a little bit of swearing in it, but the story line is SO GOOD.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary!

  3. Oh, words like your sister-in-law's are always encouraging. I'm excited for "Resist". Hopefully, an agent and then a publishing house will have sense enough to accept it.

    Haha, I'm definitely intrigued by the secret project. And post a WWII novella here? I'm all for that!

    I've been reading "Spies of the First World War" by James Morton. I'm finding it to be very mediocre for the most part, so I'm a little disappointed. I've also been reading "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott. I'll probably write a brief review of that one on Goodreads once I've finished.

    1. Awww, you're sweet! Thank you! I really hope I can place it with an agent!

      Oh, I'm looking forward to your review! I've heard of that book, but wasn't sure if it was good or not.

  4. Resist sounds amazing! I can't wait until you get it published. :)
    Secret projects and WWII novellas on here? This post is exciting me too much!

  5. WRITING!!!!!!!! I love when you write. Also. I. Want. Resist! I am so excited for the day I can read it I can't wait.

    I am stalking your reading suggestions because my list is running short until I can make a trip to the book store.

    1. Thanks so much, Jack!! Hopefully Resist will be in print sometime soon! I've sent out tons of queries and proposals and I'm praying something works out! =)