// well twenty one pilots puts on one heck of a show. my voice is hoarse and my heart is full. 💛💛💛 [my apologies to everyone who had to endure my octopus-like dance moves. all my adrenaline went straight to my hips and flailing noodle arms.]
// two years ago I started plotting Where Shadows Lie. it was my first time trying to be organized and think of a plot before #NaNoWriMo began. I scribbled my ideas on thin, wrinkled notebook paper that I stored in one of my mom’s big white binders. I was a little nervous, a little unsure, and cautiously excited about this new, tiny story. . after two years and countless hours of work, this story is off in the hands of beta readers. it’s so weird to have people read what you’ve kept to yourself for so long. but the feedback is a ridiculously helpful step of the process (thank you all!! 💛). . the cycle is starting again, and right now I’m musing over a little sci-fi story for NaNo 2018! it’s only a spark of an idea, but I’ll hopefully expand it into a novel with lots of plotting, lots of chai, and lots of coffee. ;) anyone else beginning to prep for NaNo?? thirty more days!
// well, #realmmakers2018 is officially over. it was filled with “soul food,” giggles, inspiration, meeting Internet friends, and the kind of joy similar to eating a perfect slice of pizza. it almost didn’t feel like real life—just an amazing dream—and it’s weird returning to the hustle of work and the daily routine. . to those of you that I met at the conference: you are all so special and I cannot wait to see what you do with your gift of words. *hugs* . and to those who didn’t get to go: I’m sorry it didn’t work out, and I desperately hope that our paths will cross at a future conference so we can squeal about alllll the writing and bookish things. :D
// books, movies, music, paintings, poetry, dance, photography + so much more — there are countless artists out there who help add expression and wonder to this life. please never stop creating, okay? . (also ahem twenty one pilots is back and it’s so ridiculously exciting to finally hear new music from my favorite band AHHH !!)
// because sometimes you just have to reread an old favorite 💛 . . . . . #bookstagram #amreading #bookworm #booklove #bookishphotography #currentlyreading #bookcover #instabook #reader #shannonhale #princessacademy #booknerd