So in honor of this Autumn-That-Never-Was and the winter that's about to sneak up on us, I thought I'd round up some of my makeup favorites for this time of year, both from this year and last.
Sadly, one of my favorite months of the year is coming to an end, but I did some really fun stuff before it was over. Here's a list of all the seasonal things I've done this October.
Back in August, I felt compelled to start drawing again. I asked Matt for a sketchbook for my birthday, and he got me a really nice hardcover one. And though time spent on my book, my blog, the podcast, and just life in general has prevented me from doing more than about two drawings since, I'm having a really good time with it.
So now, that leaves me in the part of the writing process I actually used to really hate: the editing stage.
Today, I thought it'd be fun to show everyone around my collection of pins and badges that lives on this jacket at all time. Come on, I'll give you the full tour.
I figured it was time I launched my thoughts right out into the eye of it. So without further ado, here's everything I have to say about To All the Boys I've Loved Before, presented in three parts.
In the past few years, the person who may have captured our currently social and political moment the best is author Angie Thomas with her debut novel, The Hate U Give.
So here goes: my real writing advice for getting that first draft done (pay attention, past Ivy. Maybe you can butterfly-effect some of this into existence).
Reading on vacation, at least in my opinion, is best when it doesn't feel at all like a chore. Morgan Matson's Second Chance Summer was all of that, plus it made me cry on a public beach, and I thank it kindly for that.
But the thing is, even if someone is with you when you’re writing, it’s still you alone in your head.