this is gospel.

when i'm here, i'm not an author. i'm just a girl with an overexcessive attachment to disney, magic, panic!, fob, and mexican food.

Lucid Echelon is going to be one hell of a book if this is all I’m going to end up listening to.

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The Five Stages of Writing a Book

So I’ve officially started work on Alacrity, which is releasing on May 20th, and of course that means that once again, I’m going to put myself through the meat-grinder of emotional tailspins. The highs, the lows, and everything in-between. Figured it would be kind of funny to give you all a visual of the sort of roller-coaster I ride when I write a book, just so, you know, you can laugh when you realize which one I’m on when I announce projects as they progress.

Just FYI- This is totally how I handle book writing. As always, it might not be the same way for everyone else. It might be exactly the same and we might be twins separated at birth. Possible, yes?

Level One: Shiny! New! Must write down ALL THE THINGS!

Writers, you know this feeling. You’re wandering down the cereal aisle, debating on if you really want Chex or Trix because heck, you haven’t had cereal in months, and then it hits you. Like a shopping cart to the ankles, a glass jar slipping off the top shelf and slapping you on the head. Characters blossom to life in your head in seconds, scenes and motives and plot pieces to a story you dream of in this wild rush. It’s better than any food, any drug you could imagine. And it overrides your brain so fast, you short circuit. This is why we look half-dazed all the time, guys. It’s not because we never sleep (I mean, that’s part of it) but it’s because we’re constantly waiting for that next jump of a story.

But until that new shiny story comes, you tackle the one you’ve just created. So what if it sounds kind of cliche? So what if you have a book on deadline due in eight hours and you’re only halfway done with the final draft? So what if you haven’t done laundry in a week, showered in two, or remembered to feed the cat in a month? Actually, please remember to feed your pets. Those are kind of important.

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Ksenia Tolmacheva's fairy tale photography

It’s no secret that Russia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful women, and photographer Ksenia Tolmacheva wanted to stand out among the many photographers in Moscow who take photos of models and brides at weddings, so this year she took on an ambitious photo project to portray a world of magic and fairy tales in order to promote her work. Her web site is:


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I’m sorry not sorry for being a complete dork :p

Reblogging for that scream

Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second…

—Anonymous  (via enrios)

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