Robins at 4am. Rushing rivers. Wind blown hair. Midnight bible reading. Barbecues. Dirt roads. Sunburn. Clouds like sherbet. Old sweatshirts. Raindrops. And a million moments that make me feel alive and wildly joyful like I'm watching God paint a masterpiece, be it in the land or the sky or peaceful little moments with my eyes closed. . . Just a hello from the mountains! I've been here almost three weeks, and it's AMAZING. Despite how I'm drowning in ARCs and freaking out about Realm Makers and dying on bike rides bc of the elevator, it's awesome 😜😎😊
My business cards arrived the other day! 😄 Since I just did my blog makeover, I kept the same design. (and put it on a pen, bc why not?) Realm Makers 2017, here I come! . Also, I'm filming my vlog Q&A tomorrow, so last call for any questions about my writing!
THIS IS A LIFESAVER. I love describing emotions and this contains a million ways to describe fear/guilt/happiness/anything you can think of. . . On a totally unrelated note, I'm going to be doing a vlog Q&A in a few weeks! I'd prefer to keep it on the topic of writing, so feel free to ask me LOTS of questions about my WIP, writing process... anything... and I will answer it in the video! (just drop a comment here with your question(s)) 😬😄😅
I got one thing crossed off my summer bucket list: seeing a green flash at sunset! . It was actually on my mom's birthday. We thought the marine layer was going to be too thick, but it made for an epic sunset . There's nothing quite like running to different points on the coast to get the perfect view. . I was going to try and capture the actual green flash, but I barely saw it myself! I was thinking it wasn't going to happen until a tiny dot of emerald sparked waaaay out on the horizon.
A peek at where I've been for the past two days. Though I couldn't write, I managed to convince my mom to alpha read 8 chapters of my book (go Mom!) 😄 . We found a couple shady spots outside to escape the heat, but most of what we did was dictated by the need to charge our devices 😆 (1 - 4) . Though there aren't many people or buildings in these pictures, the little introvert in me got overwhelmed anyway. I like mountains and oceans better than cities, no matter how small they are 🙈😂 (5 & 6) . Therefore, I had to take pictures of trees and try to snap a shot of the ocean in the drive home 😉
Almost done! I'm sending the first 10 pages of my novel off for a professional critique tomorrow 😬🙄 🙈😄I just finished a final proofread with my mom! . . You know when you've been staring at words so long that they lose their coherence? Some sentences started sounding so weird that my mom and I cracked up! Why can you sit in a chair but not in (rather than on) a sofa? Does it have something to do with the cushions? What do you think? 😂