Currently Reading: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Two and a half months ago I locked the gates on social media, not for any dramatic reason. Mostly so I could finish writing my novel, but I also shut it all down for a cleansing and a re-building.

But it feels so good to be back sharing with a community, both on and in this blog.

Speaking of finishing the book, I DID actually finish, and I’m actively looking for an agent. Um, ya’ll, this is tough work, the waiting for someone to read and connect with your work, is like waiting for your crush to call, complete with butterflies and self-doubt. Fortunately, I believe that the first step in manifesting your dreams is to let go of the worry—to put your intention and best work out into the world, and then let what’s supposed to happen happen.

That’s easier said than done. So besides the daily hair-yanking out of my hair, here are some things that are distracting me:

  1. Garden Planning: We moved into our home almost two years ago (insane!) and after some serious back breaking digging and tilling, we’re ready actually putting things in the ground as soon as the dirt dries out. Just look at this camilla:

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2. Buying all of the books. Here are ones I picked up yesterday:

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

Shadow of the Night by Deborah Harkness : I read the first book in the All Soul’s Trilogy. While I was waiting for the second book to come out, I forgot about it until the television show hooked me. Now I have to know how this all plays out!

3. New Music:

Warm Human, Ghastly : My friend’s daughter just released a new album, and I’m obsessed. It’s definitely the soundtrack to my W.I.P., which is going back to my darker, horror-esque roots.

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!

E. A.

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