Author Spencer Seidel came in to speak with my students this week about being a published writer and making a career as a fiction writer. My students were engaged and got into a conversation with Spencer about reading for school versus reading for pleasure. He spoke about his own appetite for reading and also abandoning a book when it doesn’t captivate your attention. He shared with students that he has even abandoned his own writing when he has lost interest – even after 60,000 words of a potential book. Spencer shared with us this great video he made about writing his novel, Lovesick.