💖GIRLS WRITE UP💖 I have had the loveliest day at #GirlsWriteUp in Wodonga with some brilliant humans. My workshop with twenty young writers about creating characters was so great. Young people are so excellent. And then I got to be on this panel with @brodielancaster and @clementine_ford, which was GLORIOUS. I’ve followed these women for a while and their books, banter, chats and hanging out today has been the loveliest. High-five to @thestellaprize for advocating for young people, for valuing their voices, and giving space to young women and non-binary teens. This work is world changing. And to glorious Bec, @chipsandgravy, you dead-set fucking queen. The world needs people like you, young people NEED people like you. Thanks to the divine @nevozisin for this picture of me in my #writerlife habitat. WHATTA BLOODY DAY. Grateful guts = me right now. ⭐️
when i look at this picture all i can think of is the word e d g y.
all i can see is the b e a u t y.
and all i can think about is how i felt so close to heaven because i was so high up it seemed like i could touch the clouds.
it’s all about perspective with everything in life. do you see from a high perspective or a low perspective? do you see the good in things or the bad? i used to think that being edgy was a bad thing because that’s how people made me feel. i’ve always been a super edgy person. always doing me. always striving to be the best version of myself. always wanting to break out of the box that i allowed people to place me in. i’ve always done the opposite of the crowd. i’ve always saw the world differently. saw life differently. but that comes with set backs. people sometimes don’t know what to do with “different”. they’re not used to it. it’s counter-cultural. but i’m becoming myself. i’m finally done allowing people to put me in boxes. i’m going to dress how i want to. i’m going to chase the dreams + visions God’s given me. i’m going to continue to allow God to take me to the edge so He can teach me how to jump off and fly. i’m excited for the season i’m in. it’s full of growth. it’s full of becoming. it’s full of freedom. it’s okay to be you. it’s okay to be edgy. it’s okay to be imperfect. it’s okay to be vulnerable. it’s okay to be different. you are made uniquely for a purpose and you deserve to own in + step into it. there’s beauty in your uniqueness. i’m ready to jump, who’s with me?
Writer’s brains are weird. Sometimes the words come easy, sometimes my brain feels a bit like these leaves - I know the story is down there somewhere in all that tightly packed stuff but waiting for it to unfurl and cough up the goods seems to take too long. Where’s a story greenhouse when a gal needs one? #writerlife#plantlove#greenisgood#deepthoughts#thisisyourbrainonstory
#Happiness is savoring moments (the ones you pray for, the ones that surprise you, and the ones that throw you off guard, too), taking it all in, even dwelling on it (both the good and bad, because that's life), and making the best—and most fun—out of it. 😛✌
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Last stop before new eyes hit the page... my paper-and-pink-pen round of edits! It’s always both exciting AND nerve wracking being at this point. Right now, the book is still wholly mine, but soon it won’t be. Soon, my heart won’t be enough... the story will be ready to send off into the big, bright world, and hopefully take root in yours too. And while it’s true that every book ever written carries with it little pieces of the writer buried within its pages, the soul of this story is more me than anything I’ve written before. That makes the excitement more real, and the worry too! I can only hope you end up loving it as much as me. This one is for you, home crowd—you’ll see why soon ❤️
At any rate, here’s to paper and pen edits, an editing technique I swear by! I catch SO MANY things on paper that my eyes gloss by on a computer screen. This step is an absolute must for me. What methods can you not live without? Teach me your ways!🤓📚💻