Beach Reads: They’re Not Just for Summer

by Jennifer Gaites
This summer, several 10,000 words into the manuscript I’m writing in book inc’s Memoir Incubator, I needed a break from the mentor texts I’d been reading. As the days grew longer, I sheepishly eschewed memoirs and books on craft. Instead, I made a quiet–almost self-conscious–commitment to myself to keep my literary consumption to [ahem] lighter fare.