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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

A Novel Idea: Quin & Andie

This week’s prompt is: What would the back cover of your novel say? Try to make it as intriguing as possible. Remember, this is all readers have when trying to decide if they’re going to read your book or not. Do the best you can to convince a hypothetical reader to pick up your book.
Today I'm focusing on a story that Ashley and I are co-writing. It doesn't have a title yet, but it revolves around two characters... Quin and Andie. Here's the back cover version of their story:

Ever since they met in high school, Quinton Lancaster and Andie Giordano were inseparable. But now they're miles apart, broken up, and desperately missing each other (even though they won't admit it). Just when they thought they'd never see each other again, their brother and sister announce that they're getting married... which means the whole family will be there, much to Quin and Andie's dismay. When finally reunited and forced to confront their emotions, will Quin and Andie remember that their love is worth fighting for?

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  1. Sounds good, an awkward situation though. :D

  2. Oh, I LOVE the sound of this! I'm very intrigued, especially by the relationship between Quin and Andie. Sounds dramatic (because how can there not be drama when families are together, especially for a wedding?) and a little heartbreaking. I feel like I really need to know if they're going to be okay, do they end up together? Do they at least learn to be friends again (I assume they were friends as well as in love?)? TELL ME MORE! Haha. =)

  3. Oooh, I dig it :) Very intriguing! I also love this prompt. But to be real, I have no idea how I'd put my book into a blurb. #strugglebus


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