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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Matters of Historical Importance

I've been reading about the Middle Ages and Renaissance time periods. We're doing a little school over the summer, and one of the subjects I esteem above all the others is history. I've been reading my history book like crazy, and in fact, I finished in this morning.

That's not the point, though. Yesterday, I read all the way from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther while hanging out with my sister in the basement that afternoon. Then, I climbed into bed at midnight and read some more.

Yes, I'm crazy.

I ended up having dreams about being Queen Elizabeth the I, plots from others who want to steal my throne, paint samples, and Irish jigs that go through my head over and over and over again.

Needless to say, I did not sleep very well.

Anyway, speaking of matters of historical importance...


Reese's Pieces is now in book form.

Thanks to flambeau, my fellow moderator on NarniaWeb, for making the awesome cover - and thanks to Tina for adding in my author name, even though it's blurred. ;)

Of course, now it needs editing. As in, a major plot face lift. My plot stinks.

But you'll never know what an AMAZING feeling it is to hold your own book in your hands until you actually do it. It makes me feel that yes, I am a writer. And yes, I can do this.

Now, onto the third draft. :P


  1. OH MY GOSH!!! That totally rocks, girl!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!



  2. Oh Sam, that is awesome! I'm slightly jealous but mainly just proud of you. That's so cool. :)

  3. Wahoo!!! You, my friend, rock. Totally. :D And whenever we get together, one day must be spent staying up late reading history books. Cuz history is awesome. :D

  4. @iGirl: Aw, thanks. That is so sweet of you. :)

    @Fin: Hahaha! Why would you be jealous about me dreaming that I was Elizabeth the I? Juuust kidding. ;) I have no doubt whatsoever that you will get a proof copy of your novel someday! Next year, perhaps?

    @Half-Pint: Thank you! And yes, we totally need to do that! I'm so in. ;)

  5. YAYAYAYAYAY!!! That is SO COOL!!! Now I feel totally motivated for this year's NaNo. ;)


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