GUESS WHAT TOMORROW IS??? . spring 😄 . I can’t believe winter is finally over. It went by very, very slow for me—I thought it would never end. It wasn’t so much the weather as the everyday stresses. I’ve done a ton of things that have been far above my comfort level, like those “hit SEND and brace yourself” types of moments. . And what I learned? . There really isn’t much to be afraid of in life. . . Rejection, embarrassment, stress—they can’t take the One who truly matters from us. If we keep our eyes fixed on Him, there is nothing to fear; it’s only when we no longer look to Him to lead us that danger comes. Yet He will always send His grace to help us if we ask for it 💙 . What’s one thing you learned this winter? Tell me in the comments!
***THE WRITE LOG CHALLENGE HAS RETURNED*** . You might remember the #janwritelog challenge from January. Well...IT’S BACK. @rileyalinewrites and I are hosting the March Write Log Challenge (#marchwritelog) this month! Read on for details 😁 . . THE CHALLENGE Starting March 5 (TODAY!!) post at least one writing update 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 #marchwritelog in your video . • 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. I’ll also be doing a story later with reasons why you should join the fun 😉 . Will you be joining the #marchwritelog challenge?
GUESS WHAT IS ONLY 22 DAYS AWAY?!? 🌱🌸🌿😁 . . Btw, I’d be happy for the rest of my life if I could hike/bike and write outdoors everyday. 💚💚💚 . . How was your weekend???
I absolutely love snowy roads, frozen lakes, and the heights of the mountains. My brain is always going 1000mph trying to keep up with the world until I go to a place like this where the world finally slows down. . . In other words, I’ve had an amazing week up in the mountains! I wish I’d taken my camera with me skiing, because there were some INCREDIBLE views. I haven’t skied in a year, so I’m sore, sunburn, but definitely refreshed! . . How do you find a way to slow down and relax? What’s your happy place? Tell me in the comments! 😁💙
I’m trying something new with my Instagram, so here’s a couple tags from @rileyalinewrites 😊 . . #allaboutme •Favorite band/artist? Hillsong United •Favorite book? A Time To Die by Nadine Brandes •Favorite fantasy world? Dareas — a place in my trilogy 😁 •Favorite food? Pizza 🍕 🍕 •Drink for autumn and winter? Tea! . . #meettheinstagramer •Siblings? One •Pets? None, but I’d love a cat, bird, or horse! •Hobbies? Guitar, journaling, sewing, photography, graphic design •Favorite drink? Ahhh... water 😆 •Favorite TV shows? I don’t actually watch any? But I used to like Star Wars and HTTYD •Movie genre? Superhero •Country to visit? Poland!!! And Italy! •What are you afraid of? Moths. Not even kidding. . . Feel free to do the tag or answer any of the questions in the comments 😁
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?