This gift!!! I am speechless. Saul nailed my anniversary gift with these necklaces by @fromnewleaf featuring tiny replicas of my books. Every detail is perfect, down to the blurbs and miniature headshots on the back. I can’t help but think this would be an AWESOME gift for the book lover in your life. If you could wear a book as a necklace, which would you choose? #bookstagram#authorlife#authorsofinstagram#giftideas
417246 hours ago
Past the point of no return...
Oh pass pages. Aka the step in the publication journey where it’s most likely the last time I *really* get to read and tweak the book before it becomes A Book. As soon as I got this beast in the mail, I hugged it. And then I promptly hid from it out of panic. I hadn’t read this book in months, and was terrified by the prospect of reading it again now, only to realize OH BOY THIS WAS A MISTAKE I HATE EVERYTHING. But as soon as I read the first page, the next one came easier. And then the next, and the next. Fear of the blank page is just as real as fear of a page full of words, but all it takes is just one leap into it to get the ball rolling. There are characters and scenes I can’t wait to revisit in these pages, and I’m thrilled that this means I’m one step closer to sharing them with the world!
Music is my biggest companion. Not just when I travel or get bored, but even when I write I need music to accompany me. It soothes my mind, takes away all the stress (and at times, pain) and often charges me up. For this, I never compromise with the quality of music. People who know me personally, know that I have an amazing collection of speakers and earphones/headphones.
Recently I got a chance to use @pebbleofficial BassX Extreme speaker and trust me, it actually brings music of life. It's lightweight, portable and give high bass without distortion and ya'll know that, baby ko bass pasand hai. 😉 And of-course, 6 hours of nonstop battery life makes me enjoy music without a glitch.
BTW, these days I am listening to ‘Rab Wangu’ by Jass Manak on loop. Which is your favourite song these days? Comment below! :)
15010 minutes ago
Natürlich ist auch unser Sommer-Highlight nominiert!
Habt ihr euch schon auf Rab entführen lassen? Euch den Sommer zurückgeholt?
Hi Bookish peeps. Just for the love of books today here is a stack of interesting offerings.
It’s a filthy wet and miserable day here in Northamptonshire UK so a perfect opportunity to sort out my other book stacks, namely the ones on my study floor and every available surface.
But first I’m making a hot drink and settling down to read. That’s the privilege of writing for my living. Reading is work as much as writing. Read a lot and write a lot. It’s the only way as a famous author advises. I couldn’t agree more... Happy wet and rainy Thursday, but may the sun shine on all your bookshelves. Where’s your favourite place to read? And to write if you do so?
Getting to that point of editing where I take my laptop everywhere with me so I can squeeze in more time. I really want to get this to my beta readers before Christmas, but lots of re-writing to do. I'm at page 128 of 331...getting there.
All great! An assortment of fruits that are good for us with acid reflux, heartburn and/or Barrett’s Esophagus....just remember to neutralize the berries with almond milk in your smoothies!
1132 minutes ago
‼️ Did you hear?
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What a treat in today’s A Cup of Conversation on my blog! @paulahousemanauthor joins me and she really is someone totally special! I hope you’ll have a read. Link in bio.
“What own life experiences have found their way into your stories?
Donc, j'ai acheté "quelques" mangas d'occasion à une copine autrice qui faisait du tri. Avec une lectrice compulsive de ce type de livres à la maison, il était évident pour moi que l'investissement (une affaire en or) était à faire.
En voici une partie, il va falloir à présent leur trouver une place avec les autres. Autant dire que ce n'est pas gagné. je propose qu'on achète un appartement pour stocker les livres, mais DH a l'air de penser que c'est un peu extrême.
Du coup, je me contenterais de la bibliothèque de La Belle et la Bête, bon compromis, non ?
Guten Morgen Ladies & Gentlemen 😍
Balllldddddd ist es soweit und „Cinderella - Christmas Love Story“, erscheint 🥰 Ehrlich gesagt, können @allie.kinsley und ich es kaum noch erwarten 🌸
Ich wünsche euch einen wunderschönen Donnerstag 😘 Fühlt euch gedrückt. #klappentext
Cinderellas Stiefschwester meets Womanizer.
Was, wenn die böse Schwester gar nicht so böse ist und nur ein weiteres Opfer der selbstsüchtigen Stiefmutter? Losgelöst von ihrer tyrannischen Mutter bleibt Chantal allein zurück und muss lernen, auf eigenen Beinen zu stehen. Was sie auch hinbekommen würde, wäre da nicht ihr neuer guter Freund Dillon Baker, für den sie Gefühle hegt, die ihr gänzlich unbekannt sind.
Überfordert mit ihrem neuen Leben muss sie sich nicht nur mit der Arbeitswelt und dem Studentenleben herumschlagen, sondern auch mit den Annäherungsversuchen Dillons. Doch Chantal ist nicht dumm, sie weiß, dass der Mann, der ihr Herz höher schlagen lässt, ein Womanizer ist. Vor allem aber ist ihr bewusst, auf welche Art von Frauen er reagiert, und in dieses Beuteschema passt sie überhaupt nicht rein. Denkt sie!
Gefangen zwischen ihrer Vergangenheit, einem Neuanfang und den Emotionen für Dillon gerät die junge Frau langsam, aber sicher an ihre Grenzen. Dummerweise hat Dillon nicht vor, sich zurückzuziehen, denn er will mehr als nur eine platonische Freundschaft.
We did it! Full feature length screenplay of Dogs of India written and submitted to the studio in three weeks. I’m owning this awesomeness. Feeling so stoked about the project and loving the collaboration with Director Sanjay Patel (check out his film Union Worker on Netflix) Put your 🙏🏼to a green light for 2020 production my friends. I wrote this book for screen and story and by god/dog I’ll get it done ✅ . #booktoscreen#dogs#screenplay#india#canada#writerlife#authorlife#adaptation#workhardwritehard 🐕 🇮🇳
4062 hours ago
In 2016 I did the world's greatest shave. It's a fundraiser for people living with cancer.
Might do it again.
If so, I'll let you know 😁
W księdze 3 serii „Bractwo Dusz” Grace wraz ze swoimi przyjaciółkami postanawiają samodzielnie rozprawić się z bezwzględnymi Strażnikami Pustyni. Wbrew rozkazom Marcka wyruszają na przeklętą pustynię, aby uratować z rąk wrogów Lidię i Indię. Dziewczyny nie zdają sobie sprawy z niebezpieczeństwa, jakie im grozi na Pustyni, gdzie rządzą martwi Wojownicy strzegący tajemnic piaskowej królowej. Każdy kto tylko spojrzy w oczy pustynnej zjawie umiera.
Tymczasem na Wyspie Cieni Sensej David wraz ze Strażnikami Ziemi próbuje stworzyć plan odbicia członkini Starszyzny z rąk
największego z wrogów - Samuela. Sprawa nie wydaje się łatwa, bo chłopak oskarża Bractwo o porwanie jego siostry. Ale czy Strażnikowi Pustyni chodzi tylko o Indie?
Jakie tajemnice skrywa bibilioteka na Pustyni?
Czy więzi pomiędzy bratnimi duszami na tyle silne, aby przetrwać to, co skrywa Pustynia?
Księga 3 serii „Bractwo Dusz” @grazynaaadamska.author zapewnia czytelnikom solidną porcję pozytywnych wrażeń i odkrywa tajemnice więzi bliźniaczych dusz.
Who runs the world? 🌎
My answer: My Zombie Apocalypse Girl Squad (of course) 🧟♀️
I’ve given this a decent amount of thought and I'm confident that WHEN the zombie apocalypse hits, I NEED to have these women around me or I will surely perish. *
Member #1 : Jennifer Lawrence/Katniss Everdeen
This first pick is a twofer. Jennifer Lawrence would be there for comic relief (she’s SO funny), and she’s super tall so I’m guessing that makes her a bit of a slow runner, and if it’s the zombie apocalypse you want someone slower than you for obvious reasons. I mean, someone’s gotta die first. #RIPJennifer And Katniss because, HELLO, have you seen this chick in a survival scenario? 🏹She’s wicked with a bow and manages to keep a couple of peeps alive by the end of the book. #goals
Member #2 : Wonder Woman
Katniss/Jennifer don’t strike me as the most altruistic twofer, so I need a fighter that I know will always have my back and I can’t think of a more amazing human person than Wonder Woman. She also has a few cute co-workers I wouldn’t mind meeting. *whispers* I’m looking at your Superman and Aquaman🦸🏻♂️🧜🏻♂️
Member #3 : Buffy the Vampire Slayer 🧛🏻♂️
If you can kill monsters and vampires in heels and while offloading truckloads of sass and sarcasm, you’re my people. Enough said.
Member #4 : Emma Stone
Emma is hilarious and basically my spirit animal. But that’s besides the point in this apocalyptic scenario. Zombieland and Zombieland Double Tap. If you haven’t seen these movies, immediately go find them and stay up all night soaking in their awesomeness and super important zombie survival skills. Things like “cardio” and “beware of public bathrooms.” Just go watch it, you’ll thank me later! 😉
If you’ve actually read through this entire post, then I need to shake your hand. This was a long one! You, my friend, are a gentleman and a scholar. You are so obviously super cool and amazingly fun, so I HAVE to know who your specialty squad would be. *
TELL ME TELL ME TELL ME Who's in your specialty squad?!?
*Disclaimer* If you pick a coolly for your squad, I may steal her for my next squad formation. Just sayin' *
412 hours ago
They gonna say “Oh that impossible”, they gonna say “That’s not make sense”, and many more doubtful from their lips. But it takes your faith to make it happen. I can still remember when some people smack down my idea of writing a book. They said, who am I want to be an author of english book. That depressed me for quite some time, but I keep going. And today, it starts selling good in the US. I do realize I have some flaws the first time it published and I put another effort to make it right time by time. And now, 6 titles in my head and 2 more ready to hit the publish button. Today, I don't come to hate those people, but be thankful because they made me DO more for myself. For you out there, who’ve been smacking down by others for what you want to be, just remember, it is your life and only you know where to put it. #SINTARANI
Every single bit of me is feeling this. Last night through a series of events, I found myself crying loudly and deeply. Why do we feel shameful when we cry? We mustn’t let others see us cry, we shouldn’t cry in front on our children! Crying is letting out at the hurt (said my wise 8 year old) and I say AMEN to that!
I cried and cried and cried and it felt soooooo good! We then put our crystals out under the full moon and myself and the kiddos released what no longer served us. We went to bed and said our prayers and today our house felt angelic.
I’d been feeling a storm brewing...11-11, full moon and my moon time meant it was eventually going to explode, but we need the thunder to clear the air.
Never ever feel ashamed of releasing and letting it out.
Also last night the craziest thing happened!! Daisy gave me her eyelash to wish on (pretty standard in our house) and as I wished the lights WENT OUT AND THEN STARTED FLASHING!!
Seriously daisy and Flynnie were screaming with excitement. The universe heard my wish and and responded with this sign!
Never underestimate the power of releasing emotions, wishing on eye lashes and the moon - these are the things that make our life potent and magic!!!
After the success of first award "TSM TOP 50 INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR AWARD 2K18" we are back with a new award ceremony for you. - TSM POPULAR AUTHOR AWARD 2K19 with no terms and conditions to participate.
So what are you waiting for... registration ends on 30th November,2019.
List of awards:
• Certificate to all participating authors.
• Radio Interview for all participating authors.
• Featuring of all participating authors over our website and social handles.
• Featuring of top 15 authors in special January edition of DeMist (e-magazine by TSM).
• Special certificate and awards to top 3 author.
• Free book publishing for top 3 authors.
Event will be held in the last week of December,2019.
So what are you waiting for .... register now!!! https://imjo.in/32Ybun
Another nanowrimo update! Last night I sat down to write a chapter of about 700 words and by 11.30PM this is what I had 🙊. If you swipe across you can also see my overall progress. I was worried about nano this year, mainly because I felt uninspired but once I started writing it just came out of nowhere and now I’m beyond happy with how I’m progressing. I bloody love being an author and I can’t wait to see where this story takes me 😍🤓👩🏼💻
This is feeling the parallel between the pressures on ballerinas and societal ones.. the performative nature of some conversations I guess? I'm writing again, so that's good.
He pours me too much alcohol
on a weeknight - saying it's just fine
darling, a lie is still a lie
rum and coke disinfectant for his soul
he does some things I don't care for
so some days I pretend not to see
now his houseplants look so sickly
stealth is to learn how to empty your glass
One year since the premiere of “BLESSED”. Epic video, epic night, the kids are alright... And for that we thank you @supremenewyork 🍒
2528 hours ago
My book "22 Tailing Tales" is now available. Link in bio 😊
7119 hours ago
Enjoy coconuts! When I was on vacation in the Philippines, fresh young coconut meat and juice were almost everyday treats at my hosts’ home straight from their organic farm. Coconut juice/water is a great source of potassium, which helps prevent bone loss, among other things. Being in my 60’s, I need coconuts :-)
3129 May, 2018
Apple compote with a little honey! Slightly acidic fruits such as apples are something I could tolerate now. The key is moderation.
5329 May, 2018
Non-spicy, non-fatty, non-greasy, non-acidic, non-alcoholic.....pretty much sum up the ingredients I have for this lobster-shrimp dish when cooking with #foodswithouttheburn .