Listening to: The Brave Soundtrack
Line love: “Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” – Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass
Things have been busy lately. Busy in a good way – in an overwhelmingly exciting way actually! Firstly, I am now a graduate – I have been awarded a first class honours Law degree. But more importantly, I was awarded this ABSOLUTELY amazing card by my best friend:
YES, that is a Gandalf themed graduation card and YES my friends are the best. Other than that I’ve been querying, which is simultaneously terrifying and exciting. I’ve also entered a few contests, the latest being #NewAgent, hosted by the fabulous Michelle, and to my surprise I was picked to be on #TeamMG by the wonderful Wade! I then spent the rest of the day dnacing round and round my house and annoying my family no end because I was so excited.
The thing I LOVE about these contests is how supportive and kind everybody is! The writing community is SO amazing, and no matter how I do in the actual contest itself, I always seem to come out with 2 things: (1) loads of helpful of advice and (2) new friends! So, in summary, contests = AMAZINGNESS.
I’ve also been trying to take down my TBR (and *cough* also secretly adding to it *cough*). I love reading in the summer – grabbing a big glass of something cold (or something warm depending on how summer-y England is feeling), sitting in the sunshine (or drizzle) and diving into a good book. At the moment I’m reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and I am LOVING it! I feel like I haven’t read YA fantasy in so long, and this book is making me want to re-read all of my favourites.
Other then reading, I’ve been spending time with family and friends, making memories and laughing lots. I’ve also been trying to work on this pesky WIP – is it just me or are first drafts harder on the second book??!! I’ve got lots of exciting things lined up soon. Along with a lovely group of bloggers, I’m participating in a fundraising event in October to raise money for the charity ReadWell (you can find the Facebook event here). But before all that I’m off to Cornwall for a week of reading and fun!
I hope everyone is having a lovely summer – what are you up to?