Monday, July 30, 2012

This week: Writing, Barnes & Noble, and Instagram.

I LOVE when someone reads The Shapeshifter's Secret and then asks, "So when does the sequel come out?"

I usually grin really big and say "I'm working on it." And it's true. I have been writing my little tail off to complete the next book in Julia's adventures. I've been staying up past two in the morning writing, constantly scribbling outline notes while I'm at signings, and I've been practicing dialogue out loud while I drive--And can I just tell you, I get funny looks. I'm pretty sure people want to laugh at the girl who talks to herself while she drives. It just helps me get the dialogue right!

Anyway, in between my writing schedule this week I've had some fun moments that I've captured in pictures. And I'm okay admitting that ever since I've started Instagram (a photography app), I've caught myself behaving as if I'm a photographer (DISCLAIMER: I am in NO way a real photographer, it's just for fun).

I'm sure it's annoying to real photographers, all these wannabes (ME) who are suddenly snapping photo's right and left, trying to be artistic. That being said, here are some of my shots from this week.

I was at the Barnes and Noble at Gateway mall and had to take a picture of this. Seriously, this always makes for one happy writer! The Shapeshifter's Secret + Barnes and Noble + Downtown Salt Lake City = YES!



 I saw this Snapdragon growing in front of my mom's house and fell in love instantly. I thought of how determined this perfect, little flower was, growing out of the concrete. I posted it on Instagram with the caption:
per·sist·ence: Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.



I also found a moment or two to indulge in a Meg Cabot book. (Aaahhhh.....)


And finally, I took a picture of this this little beauty. My adorable mother gave this to me and said, "I just couldn't help myself. It's Julia!" 

Mom you are so cute. 
So I hope that you are documenting all the little moments in your life that make you smile. If you're on Instagram let me know! My username is @Hezface. Or if you are sharing your photos through a blog, website, or another account, leave the link below. I always love seeing other's fun, creative, shots! 

8 comments:

  1. lol Talking to yourself can't be any weirder than singing along to the radio...

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    1. Haha, thanks Jo for making me feel better!

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  2. When is the new book of the shapeshifters secrets coming out? What's it going to be called? And most of all... What was it that Caleb was going to tell Julia before Terrance came???????

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    1. Hello!
      The sequel, Sirenity, will be out next June. And you will definitely find out what Caleb was about to tell Julia. It's big :D

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  3. i am buying this instantly!! i'll be in utah sunday... cannot wait! so proud of you heather feather!

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    1. Aahh, Lara you are so sweet! I hope you like it :) And I'm happy you'll be in Utah, hope you have a great time with your family!

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  4. First, I applaud your per • sis • tence in squeezing your writing into your life! Second, I love all 4 of these shots; I wanted the flower to put on Facebook, etc, along with the definition and ANYTHING with tigers wins me over. Lastly, have you heard of WANA commons? You could share your photos with other writers and bloggers, to help prevent 'accidental' lawsuits over photo rights. Just a thought. Link is below.
    Http://warriorwriters.blogspot.com

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    1. David Jace,

      Thank you so much! I love tigers too, as you can tell :)

      I haven't heard of Wana commons. I will check it out, thanks! And thanks for leaving such kind comments!

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