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Merry Christmas!! (And Looking forward to 2020)

Merry Christmas everyone!! So the night didn't go so well... I didn't go to sleep until five and before that I had a bad anxiety attack so I am just a little bit tired this morning haha However, I still got up at eight thirty and we all opened presents at nine. It was a nice, chill morning and now everyone's either playing with the new things they got or just hanging out. I got The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh and it looks beautiful (wink wink) on my shelf! I also got this really nice new notebook that's specifically for notes and stuff. It's so pretty and looks so nice on the inside I don't want to mess it up with my note taking and messy handwriting. I also got a new prayer journal which I think I'm going to start the New Year with. I'm almost done with the one I have right now and this one is smaller and has Bible verses in it so it's a perfect one to start the New Year with. If I write in it every day it should be full by the end of January. I also

2019 Wrap Up

Happy Wednesday! We're a week away from Christmas! And since there's only this Wednesday and next Wednesday left of December and 2019 I figured I'd better start with my wrap ups now. 2019 was... a good year. It was a year of change and growth for me and a whole lot happened this year. But first and foremost, I must list off all the books I've read (so far) in 2019. I had planned to get to 50 books read this year buuut I'm not sure that'll happen. I might get to 45. If I read the Mercy Falls trilogy fast enough haha My Top Seven Books of 2019:  Fawkes by Nadine Brandes  Slayer by Kiersten White  Legacy by Shannon Messenger  The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh  The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi  The Wicked King by Holly Black  The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black  The Best TV Shows and Movies of 2019:  Into the Spiderverse  This was literally the best movie of the entire year and is now one of my all time favorite

Five Fave Winter-y Books

Happy Thursday! Sorry this is a day late... I totally spaced and forgot to post it yesterday! :o So I'm loving all the features Instagram has for their stories. I used the question feature to ask for suggestions on blog posts I should write. I want a fresh list of new ideas going into the new year so I can start out strong and be consistent on here. One of the suggestions I got was winter-y reads. I was going to do one on my writing journey buuut as I started writing it the post sort of turned into three posts... So I think I'm going to save that for January. For now though, how's about a list of winter-y reads. Not Christmas books because I don't read a lot of books set near Christmas or themed as Christmas books, but as I thought about it, I have actually read quite a few books set in winter. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm actually in the middle of reading this right now and so far it's so good! It's set in winter and is the perfect chilly rea

November Monthly Wrap Up

I'm about five days late for this post but better late than ever. November is officially over! And I'm kind of sad... and freaking out a little that we have one more month until 2020. I don't know what to do with that information. November was a month for me. I feel like it was just one thing after another. My anxiety and depression were acting up big time at the beginning (and the middle), there were a few very emotional moments and now that November is almost over I feel like it's finally settling down. I'm getting rid of the format I usually use for monthly wrap ups for this post because... I don't feel like using it. I'd rather just make a nice long list of everything that happened in November. There were some good things that came out of this month though. Here are a few of them: I started St. Croix Falls 3 and got to 50,000 words in it! I won Nanowrimo when I didn't think I could. This month was a much needed break from all other writing obli

What I Learned While Doing Nanowrimo 2019

Another Nanowrimo is almost behind us. For those of you who may not know what Nanowrimo is, its National Novel Writing Month. A month where writers from all over come together to write 50,000 words. It's an amazing and encouraging and inspiring environment to be in all month. Everyone is so supportive of one another. We all want one another to succeed at winning nanowrimo. This year was by far the hardest nanowrimo I've ever had. All the other ones I had a clear plan, I was starting either a new project or a project I've been excited about for a while. Last Nanowrimo I wrote Second Star to the Right. The last two before that I wrote different versions of Project Hellion and for my first one, I wrote Weapon Icean. All of those were oddly easy. They went fairly smoothly. I never worried I wouldn't get to 50,000 words. This November... was very different. I think it was a rude awakening for me. I realized how hard Nanowrimo could be. I mean all the others weren't sup

It's OK to Take a Step Back

Happy Wednesday! Wow... I feel like I haven't been on here in forever. I don't think I've posted anything all November... It's been a crazy busy month. I've been revising Cursed and writing St. Croix Falls 3 for Nanowrimo, plus I have papers and quizzes and discussion boards due for my classes. I feel like I'm drowning in stuff to do. Not to mention, it's been a bit of an emotional month too... There's been a lot going on in my head that I've had to work through. I realized last night as everything started to feel so overwhelming, that I'm doing too much. I've put this ridiculously huge expectation on myself, mostly concerning my writing. Did I really expect myself to write 50,000 words for Nanowrimo, finish revising Cursed by the end of the month and still do everything else I have to do (like keeping this blog updated)? Especially around the holiday season, which is always so busy anyways. After writing, revising, editing and publishing

October Monthly Wrap Up

Happy Halloween everyone! We're having a soggy, cloudy, cold Halloween this year... It's supposed to snow later today! 😱 It'll last maybe through night because tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so any snow we get will melt away. But still... that's just a little too early to even be mentioning snow. I'm honestly kind of sad October's gone by so quickly... Once November hits, it feels like we're way too close to Christmas and then the end of the year which I'm not sure I'm ready for. I'm excited for Thanksgiving and for Christmas of course but also.. I don't want November to go by as quickly as October has. I want to slow down and not worry so much and just enjoy the Fall weather before it gives way to snowy coldness. Anywho, onto the monthly wrap up! October Writing: October has been a pretty good writing month. I sort of felt lacking in the writing-department near the end, but then I remembered I can start working on St. Croix Falls 3

Sterling Silver is Out Now!

Hello everyone!! Sterling Silver is officially live on Amazon now!! I can't believe this book is out... it's the best feeling ever. Honestly, I was pretty nervous and anxious about this one just because it means so much to me and I've been working on it for so long. I want it to be perfect... and I hope it is. I hope people enjoy it and love Tabitha and her story as much as I do. This book went from first draft, to a bit of a messy story on Wattpad to being all cleaned up and polished and published. It's an amazing feeling. :) If you're interested here's the cover and blurb again along with a link to where you can find it. At the moment, Sterling Silver is only on there as an ebook and on Kindle Unlimited. The paperback cover is still being finished and hopefully will be up soon. :) Tabitha Sterling has always wanted nothing more than to fill her late father's role as the next vampire hunter to represent her family in the Moirai, a secret organization

Sterling Silver Cover Reveal!

Happy Saturday everyone!! So! The cover for Sterling Silver is finished and ready to share with everyone! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * There it is! Isn't it amazing?? I love it so much! 😍 Tabitha looks amazing on the cover and it just captures the whole vibe of the story so perfectly.  Here's the blurb:  Tabitha Sterling has always wanted nothing more than to fill her late father's role as the next vampire hunter to represent her family in the Moirai, a secret organization of vampire hunters. She lives for the hunt and the kill and is determined to be ready for when she turns eighteen and goes through the trials to prove she's worthy of being a part of the Moirai. Tabitha has always thought she's had it all figured out. She's the fastest and strongest hunter around. She doesn't need help from anyone. That is, until she meets Sebastian. During a regular night of hunting, Tabitha bumps into a tall, dark a

Mid-Month Check In

Hi everyone! *dusts cobwebs off the blog* Wow... I've been ridiculously inactive on here and I feel really bad about it... Class work, life stuff and writing has taken up all my spare time. Since I haven't been on here in so long I thought I'd do a mid-month check in and just an update type of thing to share what I've been up to lately. First of all, I am loving the weather! October is my second favorite month of the year (second only to March which is my birthday month). I love the cool weather, the warm drinks, getting to wear jeans and jackets and seeing the beautiful colorful leaves and of course, Halloween. We've been going out to parks and just enjoying the sunny, beautiful weather. Most of all though, my writing schedule has gotten kind of crazy (in a good way). I've been super busy planning out books, writing and editing and revising pretty much nonstop in all my spare time. Wayward was an amazing launch and it's been super encouraging and motiv

Book Release Jitters

Hello everyone!! Sorry for not posting last week... Last week was so busy... Wednesday was absolutely crazy. I felt like I was just go, go, go nonstop all day. Anyways, so I have some big news... surreal news. Wayward is out!! It came out yesterday! :D The publication date really snuck up on me and I didn't realize how soon it was coming until this weekend when I realized I should really finish getting all the details finalized. While I am extremely excited, there's nothing quite like the rush of publishing a book, I'm also worried. Nervous. Unsure. Afraid I guess... I love this book so much and it's been amazing hearing all the reviews and good things people have said about this book. It made me so happy to see how much people enjoyed the book and definitely has given me the confidence to not only continue the series but to get it done as quickly as I can. But I also have a lot of expectations I've put on this book. Maybe I shouldn't have... I've neve

My Fall TBR

Hello all!! Happy September! I am so excited for the cool weather, to start wearing jeans and boots and jackets and being all cozy! Not to mention all the awesome books that are coming out this Fall!! I saw Nadine Brandes do this fun Fall TBR video on her Youtube channel and thought it would be fun to do something similar on here. :b The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles: I loved book one of this duology!😍 It was a surprise read I picked up from Barnes and Nobles and I devoured it within a week and instantly bought book 2. And then... I sort of got into Sullivan Gray and E.C. Farrell's Supernatural Reform School. So right after I'm finished with that book, I will definitely be reading this one.  Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab:  Oooh a spooky book for Fall!! I don't normally read spooky books or books with ghosts or anything of the sort but... I make an exception for Victoria Schwab's middle grade series cuz I mean... it's Victoria Schwab and