Soooo...here are some bloopers (the ones that aren’t THAT silly 😜) from the photo shoot I did for a new profile pic. My mom took all of them 💙 And for anyone who’s new to my account, I figured I’d do a little introduction. . . Hi, my (pen)name is Audrey Caylin — writer, bookworm, blogger, dreamer, nature enthusiast, and child of God. Picture #2 accurately shows how I feel half the time: “wait what’s going my mind was miles away pls catch me up and maybe I’ll understand if you let me write rather than talk.” One of my former ballet teachers once said I should get into musical theatre or acting, but if something is funny, I can’t keep a straight face for the life of me. Instead, I laugh so hard my eyes close and I can’t breathe, but as my favorite saying goes: “how wonderful is it that we laugh bc our bodies cannot contain the joy.” I like to be poetic and deep but 90% of the time I’m astounded by my unfailing ability to be awkward. MBTI says I’m an INFJ, but also an INTJ, and I might come off as an ENFP if I’m excited, so I gave up on MBTI and embraced the fact that I’m spontaneous and structured at once, an old soul with a young heart, and always forget to take off that black hair tie on my wrist. And I love trees. A lot 😆 . Writing has always been a part of my life, but several years ago God showed me it has the power to bring Hope. Since then, I’ve been striving to have my own novels do just that for others. Pursuing my dream of becoming an indie author has been as much of a struggle and adventure as life itself, but I’m so thankful I have to opportunity to reach for it. . . So that’s me. Nice to meet you, if I haven’t already 😉😁💙
Calling all writers! @rileyalinewrites and I have started an Instagram challenge called January Writing Log (#janwritelog) . THE CHALLENGE Starting January 10 (TODAY!!) post at least two writing updates a week in your story or as a post. The challenge runs until the 31st. The idea is to keep your followers updated on your writing. They’re keeping you accountable, in a way 😉 . THE RULES - The post MUST be a video, featuring at least your voice, if not you face (let’s stretch our comfort zones, fellow introverts!) - the video must be at least five seconds long - try to post a “log” at least once a week - use #janwritelog in your log - HAVE FUN. This is supposed to be a way to share what’s going on with your writing while challenging yourself. I hope you’ll join!! . If you have any questions, feel free to DM me or Riley 😊 . Will you be joining the #janwritelog challenge?
IT FINALLY CAME. I ordered this before Christmas in hopes of reading it over break, but it came a week late 😭 Now I shall continue to shirk from all responsibilities in order to read it 😉 . And I just realized this is a bookstagram post... you have no idea how hard it was to hold this novel steady with one hand xD . Have you read Storming before?
Sometimes we just need to get out and moving to get our creativity going. After a morning of completely failing to get inspired and write, I decided to tag along with my mom to the safari park. Though I looked at the trees more than I looked at the animals, walking around aimlessly inspired me and I ended up writing for an hour in various random places all over the park. The heat and greenness wasn’t exactly Christmas-y, but I loved it anyway 😉 . P.S. keep an eye out for a new post on the blog tomorrow!!
I think Christmas is a lot about yearning for God. It’s about a fierce ache and anticipation for Him. It’s about hope and waiting for the Light. You know how little kids are so eager for Christmas morning, when they get to receive all the presents? I realized that’s us as Christians, eager for Christ. . But we shouldn’t feel that way only on Christmas morning, or only during Advent. We have the opportunity to receive God and His Word every day, to welcome His Presence in our hearts. . I guess that’s why I love Christmas so much, especially this year—it’s a reminder of what He gave us in coming to save us, what He gives us everyday, and what He will give us in Heaven. . Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve. Part of me likes it better than Christmas Day, because the darkness and waiting of Advent climaxes in the night...and Hope is finally born. . I hope you all have a Merry Christmas 💙
Nothing like a beautiful sunset as an early Christmas present from God
Apparently, autumn ends next month, but luckily for me, I know that the leaves where I live will stay like this for another month or so 🍁🍁🍁
This was literally the ONLY tree with red leaves on the path. Everything else was yellow... but smelled fantastic 😏 . And yes, I'm exercising during nano! (Kinda). How is writing/fall/life going for you?