I haven’t been very loyal to my blog lately but I’ve been wrapping up things with my debut novel, The Before Now and After Then, which will be released on July 29th by Pen Name Publishing(Go Check them out and see my author page!) I’ve been trying to find other young adult writers to connect with on Twitter and GoodReads and am astonished to find how many of them have decided against having any kind of social media outlet. Being that I’m obsessed with anything social, I can be found on all of it: Facebook(Not my favorite anymore), Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Goodreads, Instagram, LinkedIn(Don’t see the point) and…YouTube. I have to say my favorites are Tumblr and Goodreads, but that’s besides the point.
For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to be a published author. Writers to me are celebrities and their characters are people who I develop intimate relationships. While others admire athletes and models, to me, I have always looked up to writers. Interestingly, the authors who are my idols are not necessarily what people might guess. I’m obsessed with John Green, Stewart O’Nan, Lynda Barry and Jerry Spinelli, and if I had the chance to meet any of them, would probably instantly fangirl and lose my shit…literally. Authors, their books lined up in bookstores or listed on Amazon and eBooks are legit.
The Liebster Award! This is absolutely the coolest thing! First off, I’d like to thank The Flibberatic Skreebles for nominating me! I love games and this is kind of a game for writers! Ok, so here’s how it goes. (A lot of this I’ll be stealing from The Flibberatic Skreebles) The Liebster Award is a way to get bloggers to interact with each other and to help lesser known blogs, like my poor pitiful self, to be seen! The person nominated answers 10 questions they received from the person who nominated them. Then they, in turn, nominate 10 new people and ask them 10 questions!!!! Then those people do the same thing basically causing a mirror to infinity effect of blogging!
Ok, so I missed a day of blogging, but I have a good excuse! And I plan on writing two posts today to make up for it. To put it simply, yesterday was crazy! I was totally excited to have a snow day/blizzard day, but I got more than I bargained for…
If you know me well, you know I always wait until the last minute to do anything, but I always accomplish all of the goals I set for myself. This year, I’ve made a commitment to blog daily as well as make a daily YouTube video on my YouTube channel as a way of keeping a living diary for the year 2014. I’m never good at following the rules or doing things the way others do, so keeping a normal journal or diary isn’t my speed. I need something outside of the box.