New Camera Lens + I FINISHED MY BOOK(!?!) + Other Things (Like Confetti and Snippets!)


“OMG. OMG THIS LENS IS BEAUTIFUL HAVE I MENTIONED HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS LENS IS??” < if you’re a member of my family, you have heard me saying basically nothing but this for the past three days. GUYS. Once upon a time I went on a cool trip across the country and I bought a wide angle lens and I realized, a bit too late, that it can’t zoom in (to a whale’s eyeball, for example. Which is pretty much the only thing I was interested in taking pictures of.) I TOOK COOL PICTURES ANYWAY (because I’m such an awesome photographer #hahanot) but ever since that trip, I’ve been saving alllllll my money to get me a telephoto zoom lens.

So I found this one: the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. WHAT A BEAUTY. WHAT AN APPALLINGLY LARGE PRICE TAG. (ahem.) Yes, it was $1,300.00 and I might have cried happy/sad/omg/EXCITED tears when I made the fatal click. And now I’m in debt. IN LOVE AND IN DEBT, THAT IS. 

 ^^^YES I TOOK THAT PICTURE AND YES I KNOW IT IS MODERN ART THANKYOUVERYMUCHOMG



This baby is truly stunning. (And ridiculously heavy.) It can go from 100mm to 400mm and let me tell you – THAT IS A BIG ZOOM. (#sotechnical) AH WELL. I know enough about lenses to FLAIL APPROPRIATELY when it arrived. Just wait till I get at those whale eyeballs again, my friend. ;) btw the pictures below are tests at my house and my house is not a good place to test a telephoto lens who knew??? (aHEM.)



So that’s the first thing I’ve been screaming about lately. The second thing is...

I FINISHED WRITING MY BOOK!!

*confetti explodes everywhere* *idek how*

GUYYYYSSS THIS IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL FOR ME. Because if we’re going to be statistical here, I’ve been working on this book for over 6 years. (I know, all you speed writers are CHOKING on your waffles in laughter right now muahaha.) Disclaimer: I was writing other things during those six years/making music/trying to figure out the reason for human existence. I’ve been a busy neophyte.

BUT NOW IT’S DONE. LITERALLY. IT’S SURREAL. When I typed the last line, I sat back in my chair and laughed a tired little stupid laugh and said to my mom who was reading in the living room, “I finished.” IT WAS ALL VERY CEREMONIAL.



This book is one of those books that I want to run away with. Like, I LOVE IT THAT MUCH. And because I’m a nondescript turnip, I’m just going say this: it’s a contemporary YA fiction romance/comedy that involves surfboards, pink lemonade, poetry, and extremely cuddly liars. (It also has a Pinterest storyboard!)

All you awesome people on Twitter as well as superhuman Cait have inspired me and given me the courage to share some of this book with you today! (EEEEEP I’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. KINDA SCARED KINDA CHILL KINDA BINGING ON ICE CREAM BRB.) Read and weep onward, my friends.
















I SHALL BE CELEBRATING WITH TEA AND WAFFLES (probably topped with rainbow sprinkles bc I want Grace Anne to make me some) for the rest of eternity (or at least the rest of this week.) Let’s face it: the best kind of celebration after finishing a writing project is SLEEEEEEP. <3 glorious, glorious sleep.



WHAT DO Y’ALL THINK OF MY MONSTER LENS?? Did you just yawwwwwn over my geeking out or are you a total nerd like I am? DO TELL. ALSO ALSO tell me what writing projects you’ve been working on lately!! Come have waffles with me and let’s PARTAYYY.

love,
abbiee


p.s. there's an EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT coming on Friday!! EEEEP.

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  1. Okay your book sounds super super super awesome and also that is a big fancy lens. (I have a point and shoot so I had no idea what you were talking about, only that it was a very nice fancy pretty lens or something and everything is good if you have that lens) I loved your snippets so much! When can we read this thing? Having never written a novel, that is quite an accomplishment! :) XD :D :P :)

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    1. OMG HEY THERE CAN I HUG YOU AND GIVE YOU WAFFLES BECAUSE YOU ARE SO NICE. <3 EEEEP I'm so giddy over this lens!! :) OMG I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN I'M GOING TO PUBLISH THIS BOOK BUT IT WILL ABSOLUTELY HAPPEN ONE DAY. meep! thank you so much for reading and commenting!! ;D

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  2. THAT CAMERA LENS THOUGH. I am not a camera nerd, but my sister is, so I know how awesome that baby is. It looks amazing!

    Way to finish your book!! That's a huge thing, so go eat some waffles and party or something! :)
    Sadly, I have no such accomplishment to boast of yet. :p That is, if you don't count all of the "books and series" that I wrote when I was nine or ten.. *gags because those books are cringe-worthy.* SOMEDAY, MEGAN, SOMEDAY. :D

    <333
    ~Megan
    (megans-journals.blogspot.com)

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    1. MEGAN HIIIII <3 EEEEEP ISN'T THAT LENS A BEAUTY THOUGH?? *all the heart eye emojis* YES GAH THIS CALLS FOR ALLLL THE WAFFLES *happy screaming bc honestly i don't know what else to say XD* omg books series when you're a kid = AWESOME THO!! My mom has saved alllllll the books (heh...on printer paper and written with markers and illustrations XD) that me and my sister made when we were smaller and GAH SUCH NOSTALGIA. :')

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, MEGAN!! *moar hugs moar waffles* ♥

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  3. Your photos are all beautiful and the snippets from your books are all interesting. :) CONGRATULATIONS on finishing! It's one of the best/worst feelings in the world. Best because the project's done and you actually managed to do the whole thing, worst because now all you want to do is watch TV and sleep. And I'm so admiring your dedication for keeping at it for 6 years. If I'm being honest with myself, I would have quit long before then.

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALEX!! :) that means a lot to me!! eeep "worst because now all you want to do is watch TV and sleep." <<< AHHAA OH MY GOSHIES YOU KNOW WHUT UP xD The writing withdrawals are coming on strong -- although I have other projects to finish?? heh let's not think about those right now LET'S JUST CELEBRATE ♥

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  4. That lens is like the dinosaur of lenses. And I really like dinosaurs. So that's a pretty dang cool lens. Your pictures look amazing oh my gosh!!! I love the butterfly (moth?) one. Ah. And the flowers. All of the flowers. And the pine tree bush thing. And the chipmunk. Basically all of the pictures.

    WOO!!! You have FINISHED! That is great! I love the snippets you shared...wow. The dialogue is so sassy and personal and real and beautiful and unique and wow I want more.

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    1. haha I literally could not figure out if it was a butterfly or a moth irl XD THANK YOU SO MUCH RACHEL UGH UGH YOU'RE TOO NICE. :'') AND ASKJHGFDSDGHJ YESSSS DA BOOK IS DONE I'M SO HAPPYYYYY <3 and omG THANK YOU YOUR COMMENTS ON THE SNIPPETS MADE ME SMILE LIKE CRAYCRAY *joyous screams and hugs*

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  5. So I just found this blog like yesterday and I must say it looks beautiful and you seem like an amazing person :) Also very talented. Your photos make me feel happy inside and also make me want to get into photography even though I'd be terrible at it :P Congratulations on the lens! It looks awesome.
    Also YAY YOU FINISHED YOUR BOOK. That is truly an amazing accomplishment no matter how long it took you and the snippets are hilarious. I have yet to finish any of my books yet, but I'm trying.

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    1. OMG HI THERE MARY ELIZABETH DID ANYBODY EVER TELL YOU THAT YOU'RE THE NICEST PERSON EVER?!?! BECAUSE YOU ARE. *hugs and gives waffles* welcome to my humble blog!! GAHH I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE MY PICTURES :') I don't know much about photography, but I have fun playing around with it!

      EEEP YES SO EXCITED THE BOOK IS DONE. Oh my goodness. *deep breaths* Seriously, it took a while. BOOKS ARE HARD WORK!! Keep at it, dude! ;) Thank you again for reading!! EEEP ♥

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    2. Thank you :D I try. *accepts waffles and devours them* I find it hard to believe you "don't know much about photography" - you have a skill for capturing pretty things almost perfectly, from what I've seen of your pictures so far :)

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  6. O MY GOODNESS THAT BEAUTIFUL LENSE!!!!!!!!! Those pics of it though!!! Great job!!!!!! And your book sounds awesome!!! It's so hard for me to finish something once I've started so YAY YAY YAY!!!!! Congrats!!!

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    1. eeeeEEEEEPSDFGJKLKJHGFDS ALL I'M SAYING TODAY IS BASICALLY << THAT BACK THERE. xD Thank you soso much Kiley!! That means a lot to me :') *hugs you* BOOKS ARE RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FINISH ONCE YOU START 'EM. LIKE WHO KNEW.

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  7. (So I typed out a long-ish comment and it didn't publish *cries* so I'm gonna try again.)

    OKAY. I AM SO SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU AHHHHHHH!!! Your snippets were so hilarious and witty and sarcastic and basically everything I look for in a book SO PLEASE PUBLISH ASAP SO I CAN READ IT AND FANGIRL.
    Also, that LENS. So many hearty-eyed emojis I can't even. And your photos are stunning as always. (THAT WAS SUCH A CUTE LITTLE SQUIRREL AHHH.)
    Basically you're the coolest fairy squad mother out there. This was such a fun post!!

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    1. UGH I'M SO SORRY MARY SHELLEY I HATE IT WHEN BLOGGER EATS COMMENTS. D': EEEEP THANK YOU!! I'm so excited too!! (er, obviously xD) OMG I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THE SNIPPETS AHHHHESDFGHJK CAN'T <3 :''') Haha I shall work on publishing it because I REALLY WANT Y'ALL TO READ IT...LIKE REALLY BAD.

      TBH I'M PROBABLY WEEPING HAPPY TEARS OVER THE LENS MORE THAN I AM OVER THE BOOK. xD it's just so beautiful gah. "Basically you're the coolest fairy squad mother out there." << OMG THIS IS SUCH A GREAT COMPLIMENT THANK YOU DEAR ^.^ I am honored to be the fairy squad mother so very honored ♥

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  8. i love your snippets. I want to read this whole thing.

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    1. GAHHHHSDFGHJKLKJHGF THANK YOU OMG ♥

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  9. YOUR LENS AS GORGEOUS AHH *cries*

    OH MY GOSH I adore that storyboard! YAY for finishing! *ALL the waffles and sprinkles* Can I just say all your snippets are amazingness ans you are amazingness and can we talk about the fact that YOU JUST FINISHED A BOOK THAT YOU WROTE ALL BY YOURSELF. LIKE WOW. YOU GET ALL THE WAFFLES.

    Okay I'm done squealing now.

    Also YOU ARE AMAZING


    Katie katieconfetti.blogspot.com

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    1. EEEEP OMG THANK YOU!! KATIE YOU'RE THE SWEETEST :') Seriously your comment is making me smile SOOO MUCH IT'S GLORIOUS. <3 EEEEEP I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY EXCEPT THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU AWESOME HUMAN YOU. *gratefully takes the waffles* ALSO YOU ARE AMAZING. ;)

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  10. I know nothing about lens and cameras (ehm, I bought my first camera this winter and only because it said super zoom and it sounded cool, that's how clueless I am). BUT it looks pretty and heavy (it seems like you're going to work out while taking photos) and the photos you've taken are georgeous!!! Good choice.
    Now let's talk about your story. First of all, congrats on finishing it!!! YAY!!! If I could I would bake you a cake. And don't worry about how long it took you, I haven't finish any story in 4/5 years so... I think you're good. Ok, those snippets were amazing. Seriously, I was laughing and I need that book... otherwise I'll die. Seriously. :D

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    1. Ooooh super zoom DOES sound cool!! Haha no I'm very clueless too. xD I had to research so much blahhhhinformationnnn most of which went straight over my uneducated head. BUT AH WELL. HAHAH that's actually a great point -- I won't have to worry about working out during my trip because TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS. #winwin

      AHHHHHH OH MY GOSH SIMONE LITERALLY SITTING IN MY OFFICE SQUEALING RIGHT NOW. ^.^ *dances around happily* I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THE SNIPPETS AND WANT TO READ (!?!) MY WHOLE (?!?!) BOOK (!!??!) LIKE THANK YOU SO MUCH EEEEP. oH yay I'm glad I'm not a rare bird because it takes me a long time to finish a book. x) GAH STILL SO GIDDY OVER THIS COMMENT ACKCKK THANK YOU OK BAI

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  11. are these tears coming to my eyes??? WHAT EVEN ARE THOSE SNIPPETS??? IT MADE ME WANT TO READ THE ENTIRE BOOK START TO FINISH RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! (totally not just saying that cause you're Abbie ok it's the truth)

    also what is that majestical lens

    help me

    i can't breathe


    I would die clicking the "order" button ok I would actually die. It took a ton for me to order a $175 instrument. or my record player. like I would literally fall over and die.


    CANT WAIT TO SEE MORE PICS WITH THAT BEAST!

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    1. OH MY LITERAL GOLDFISH HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU'RE THE MOST AWESOME HUMAN EVER?!?!! NO?! WELL YOU ARE. HI. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THE MOST AWESOME HUMAN EVER VISITING MY BLOG LIKE HOW EVEN DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN :'') *hugs you a lot* ALKJHGFDGHAKDLJ BASICALLY JUST FLAILING AND CRYING AND LAUGHING BECAUSE AAHHHHH YOU LIKED THE SNIPPETS AND YOU WANT TO READ MY BOOK AND HOLY BUCKETS THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. <3 omg.

      IT WAS KIND OF AN OUT-OF-THE-BODY EXPERIENCE YOU KNOW, ORDERING THAT BEAST. IT WAS PROBABLY MY BRAIN'S WAY OF DEALING WITH THE SHOCK AND "WHUT EVEN DID YOU JUST DO SDFJKGFASGDLSJHFS" ....so yeah. *nods slowly and cries happy scared tears* let's hope I don't drop it off the whale watching boat. XD

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    2. if you drop it off the whale watching boat I will personally shun you

      jk i won't i love you too much and you're too fab

      THANKS FOR ALL THE RAD COMPLIMENTS :""""")

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  12. WHOA. THAT IS LIKE HUGE. You know somethin's good when it's bigger than your head amiright?? I was wondering how you have such AMAZING photos!! Now I know you're a photographer DUH IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON'T DO??
    *claps excitedly, does a dance, cries and eats cake* YOU FINISHED YOUR BOOK!! I'm working on my third novel and I'm like forty pages in and ready to throw my computer out the window (okay maybe not I love my little Hobart Peppergrin III). So, do you know if you want to publish traditionally or self publish? COULD YOU MAYBE LIKE POST A FREE FIRST SAMPLE CHAPTER??? Because that would be epic. I kinda want to look up on the internet if publishers will still publish you if you have like the first three chapters out there because I want to share my writing. But I mean, really, if they don't wanna publish it THEY'RE MISSING OUT. Btw, love the title. It sounds so cutesy!! I see a surf shack and shaved ice and little rainbow hearts. YAY SUMMER!!!

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    1. GAH ISN'T IT HUGE THO?? O_O Still can't really get over that part tbh... XD OMG CRYING AND LAUGHING AND DID I MENTION THAT YOU'RE AMAZING YET :'DDDD *falls o'er* MAUHAHA YEP I DO EVERYTHING. (jk jk i totally don't...but I like to think that i do??) MY MOM WAS INTO PHOTOGRAPHY WHEN SHE WAS MY AGE SO I THINK IT'S IN MY BLOOD AND I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M TALKING IN ALL CAPS I GUESS I'M JUST EXCITED OKI <3

      OMG THIS BOOK HAS ALLLLL THE SUMMER FEELS. Like tbh sometimes I go on that pin board to just get summer feels and drool over the visual happiness *eyes water* GAHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENCOURAGING WORDS, DEAR. ♥ oooh you're working on your third novel?? That's so stellar!! HAHA I KNOW THAT FEELING OF WANTING TO THROW YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW xD #writerproblems

      Hmm I think I'm PROBABLY(??) going to go with the traditional publishing route. My sister's editor is working on getting one of her books published and so I'm hoping I can learn a lot from her experience and maybe get my foot in the door as well? xD that's what I hope, at least. I'd be interested in knowing about sharing chapters of your work online though! Definitely let me know what you find. ;)

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  13. MONSTER LENS NOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. yummy pictures. yummy everything. i just wanna eat it up and have a happy tum.

    YOUR WRITING SNIPPETS WERE MAKING ME DIE WITH LAUGHTER HELP. i lost it at the blizzard. gosh. you are a wonder. xx

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    1. GAAAAAAAAAAAAH OH MY GOODNESS RIGHT?!!! SO EXCITING SO PRETTY TOO MUCH LENS LOVE RN. <3 OH MY GRACIOUS GOLDFISH YOUR COMMENTS ON MY SNIPPETS AHHHH I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DUDE THANK YOU THANK YOU EEEEP *hugs* the blizzard thing is one of my favorites muah ^.^

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  14. Oh my gosh your camera lens is incredible!!! Those photos are so pretty and aghhhhh I can't handle it. Your photos are going to be flawless.

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NOVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ps i still want to beta read;)

    Seriously obsessed with your snippets omg."Don't girls like guys to be honest and stuff?" "Not particularly no." XD I WANT TO READ THIS THING SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHH. Your characters make me so happy.

    I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE YOU WAFFLES I'M ON MY WAY WITH A HUGE JAR OF SPRINKLES!!!! No lie I literally have this gigantic container of sprinkles. It's beautiful. I shall bring it. <3 <3 <3

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    1. AHHHHHH THANK YOU GRACE ANNE!! :) omg I'm SO excited to take all the pictures with this thing. <3 ps i still want you to beta read XD ADFGHJKLKJHGFD THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKE THESE SNIPPETS/THAT LINE IN PARTICULAR LIKE OMG THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY EEEP.

      YESSSS! ALWAYS SPRINKLES. that sounds amazing <3 <3 <3 kk be right over ;)

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  15. ABBIE ABBIE ABBIE THOSE SNIPPETS WERE AWESOME AND I JUST WANNA READ YOUR BOOK SO BAD AND AHHH! <333 Seriously, though. Amazing. And it must feel SO GOOD to finish that thing. Now go print it up through LuLu and then post pictures of you holding your book so we can squeal and fangirl with you, 'kay?

    AND THAT LENS IS AMAZING. o.o I luuuuurve photography, and I have spent quite a bit of my money on equipment, but... wow, that thing is seriously expensive. *goes bug eyed*

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT?!? I'll be waiting with baited breath for Friday! (Does it have to do with music? :D)

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    1. AHHHHHDSFGHFJKJHGFDSFGHJ THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY YOUR COMMENT IS MAKING ME SMILE SO HARD LIKE HOWWWW <3 can i just hug you ok ^.^ OMG I REAAAALLY NEED TO GET A BOOK PRINTED!! You're so right. Once I finish an initial edit, I'm definitely going to have to get a copy printed!! That would be so epic gahhhh

      PHOTOGRAPHY IS A REALLY EXPENSIVE THING. xD Hmm the announcement actually doesn't have to do with music, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE EXCITING!! ;) Thank you so much for reading, Emily!!

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  16. OH MY GOSH THAT LENS. THAT LENS. *jaw drop*

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    1. RIGHT?!!? I can barely comprehend it myself tbh XDD

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  17. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS POST AND NOW IT'S HERE ADSKFJSDKGMNIOVMEWIFGNEWFVNMSIFNW
    kindly excuse me while i go freak out in the corner.
    OHMYGOODNESS THAT LENS IS A LENS OF BEAUTY AND ART AND MODERN ART AND BEAUTY AND WAIT I SAID THAT ALREADY. But AKFGNDSIOVMKFDNS I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW AKFISNGWNVEWVNGJSIMRV
    okay now that's out of the way . me hitting the keyboard randomly is me showing my excitement apparently. xD BUT ABBIE OH MY GOODNESS YOU GO PHOTOGRAPHER. When I was like lens browsing and stuff I saw that lens and I was like, "Oh, wow, the professionals use that one. Woah, that's good. People who use that one must be like TALENTED." UM YEAH. You are talented! Like those pictures you took with it are seriously the BOMB. I love that chipmunk one especially. It's such good quality and the background is blurred so beautifully too. The butterfly one is super awesome too <3 (GUESS what though? I literally just got the new camera/lens like 3 hours ago so ADKFSFSIFNSOIFN okay I'll stop) ANYWAY THAT LENS IS SO PRETTY AKGNIWMVWIVM SEIFV
    my keyboard is going to be sorry after this comment. :P

    ALSO YOU FINISHED YOUR BOOK!!!! YAYYYYYY. *happydance* That is a hugeeeee accomplishment :) (DUDE YOU'RE GOING PLACES IN LIFE.) I'd love to beta read once it's ready! *joins 100 ft. list of people waiting* haha xD Those snippets are perfection too <3 sassy and realistic -- the best. AAAAHHHH I WAIT TO READ IT!!

    (not even sure how long this comment is...but probably way too long. ^_^ I probably could've summed all of my lens exclamations by saying what sarah did. haha. *JAW DROPPPP*)

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    1. EEEEEEP YESSSS AUTUMN. OMG I WAS ACTUALLY RECONSIDERING THIS POST and thinking that maybe nobody would be interested in hearing me blab about my new camera equipment?? and I was thinking maybe I should just post about my book?? BUT THEN I WAS LIKE NO AUTUMN WANTED TO SEE THIS LENS. so you're actually the main reason why I posted this!! muahha ;)

      ASJKKJFHGASH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE FLAILING OVER THIS LENS WITH ME OMG AHHHHHEEEEP <3 *dances around and squeals with you* OMG YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS WHEN YOU SAW THAT LENS GAHHHH AHHAHAH LAUGHING AND CRYING PROBABLY XDDD like i'm either an professional-wannabe photographer or an immature amateur photographer who just made a really expensively dumb decision. MAYBE A BIT OF BOTH? *NERVOUS LAUGHTER* xD

      OMG AUMTUMN YOU SHOULD FLAIL ABOUT YOUR NEW LENS ON YOUR BLOG BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO SQUEAL OVER IT WITH YOU EEEEEEEP. <3 omg I'm very very happy with this lens it's super beautiful AND SQUEAK ISN'T THAT CHIPMUNK THE CUTEST OF EVER?? ^.^

      HAHAHA "my keyboard is going to be sorry after this comment." <<< i love you so much omg XD

      YEP THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BETA READ THIS BOOK I FEEL SO HONORED BY YOU ALL OMG :'''') Like, gah. thank you. <3 AJKKJHGFDSDFGH SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THE SNIPPETS!! EEEEEPPPPP ♥ *screams some more* ahahahhaha yesss "jaw drop" basically sums it all up = what I'm doing to everything and all you awesome people who are so nice to me like HOWWW :'') okay bai love you bai

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  18. I really want to read more of your book! Are we going to be able to read it some how? Buy it?! I'm so excited for you!!! The lens looks amazing too!

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    1. EEEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH VANESSA <3 the book needs a lot of work but I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY WHEN YOU ALL GET TO READ IT OMG THE EXCITEMENT I'M SQUEALING. ^.^ *hugs ya*

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  19. I....I...I don't know what to say. THOSE PHOTOS ARE BEYOND FANTASTICALLY MAJESTIC. just...AMAZING ABBIEE.

    and your book clips. they're not enough. I NEED MORE.

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    1. ASDFGHJKKHGFDS THANK YOU SO MUCH JULIA RYAN YOU ANGEL FROM ABOVE <3 <3 <3 SQEEEEEELING AND EVERYTHING GAH GAHHH *dances around happily*

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  20. *chokes on waffles kindly* I'M JUST Kiiiiiding. OMG CONGRATS, ABBIE!! THIS IS AMAZING! AH! AH! AH LET US FLAIL FOR 900 YEARS. THIS IS SUCH A MOMENTOUS OCCASION. *shrieks*
    *piles cake and waffles upon your head in congratulations*
    This is really really fabuluos and I'm so so happy for you.! :D And of course I loved your snippets...particularly the one about the writer squid accountant. That was far too relatable. FAR TOO RELATABLE. Ahem. And I also giggled at the party one, because that's my idea of a party too. Ergo this book sounds absolutely wonderfully delightful.
    So are you having a writing break now or doing more edits or just feeding the manuscript chocolate? WHAT ARE THE PLANS, ABBIE??? *curious flails*

    Also your monster lens is adorable. YOUR LITTLE (huge) BABY. AND THE PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS OF COURSE BUT YOUR PHOTOS ARE ALWAYS GORGEOUS SO THERE'S THAT.

    As for writing projects I've been working on...*dies* I just finished editing my November book about ice dragons. It ended up at 55K which is like a little malnourished baby omg. I feel slightly bad. I hope the pacing is okay. AHHHHHH. It's with two beta readers now and I'm not freaking out of course not WHY WOULD I BE FREAKING OUT. *freaks out*
    *eats all your waffles*

    Congrats again you fantastic bean!!!

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    1. MUAHHAHAAHA OMG YOU CRACK ME UP SO MUCH DUDE THANK YOU SO MUCH AHHHHSDFKLKJHGFD FLAILING MY HEAD OFF OVER HERE DON'T MIND ME. LIKE WORDS CANNOT EVEN EXPRESS HOW HAPPY THIS COMMENT MADE ME OMG. <3 <3 <3 eeep thank you for the pile of waffles and cake omg !!! YAYYYYY SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THE SNIPPETS EEEP!! SO HAPPY FOR EVERYTHINGSDFGHJKJHGF I'M JUST OVER HERE WEEPING LIKE OK

      GAHHH SO MANY PLANS. I'm technically/ still in the middle of working on two co-written books with my sister, so I would be nice to finish those up?? BUT THEN I HAVE THIS HISTORICAL FICTION IDEA EATING MY BRAIN ALIVE WHICH IS ABOUT AS GLORIOUSLY PAINFUL AS IT SOUNDS. xD I'm going to let this book rest for a month or two, then return for an initial edit + maybe a line edit?? EEP IDK YET STILL SQUEAKING TOO MUCH TO THINK. xD

      GAHHHHHHHHASDFGHJKJHGF SO EXCITED ABOUT THE LENS TOO OMG. <3 EEEP CONGRATS ON FINISHING EDITING YOUR MANUSCRIPT!! that's SO exciting, dude! *gives you piles of cake and waffles too* gAH OMG SENDING A BOOK OFF TO BETA READERS MUST BE SUCH A FRIGHTENINGLY AWESOME THING?!? like I don't know how I'll deal with it when the time for beta readers comes. xP *hugs you a lot*

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  21. That lens costs more than my CELLO. o.O Granted, I've got a cheap cello and I got it used. BUT STILL THAT IS CRAZY. But I must say, it sure is PURTY. And the pictures are even better. :-D NOW I SHALL LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY. Seriously, yours is the best. Sometimes I just stare at them in awe and they make me want to write all the stories. That, my friend, means it's good photography. *standing ovation*

    AND YOU FINISHED YOUR BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! I am both excited for you and jealous. THAT IS AWESOME! YAYAYAYAYYAYAYYYY *gives you waffles and all good things*

    I'm still working on my book. As in, I restarted it. *headdesk* Buuuuuut I think it's gonna be good. I think. I hope. I pray. Because I soooo want to do these characters justice. But I have actually been drawing more than writing (which is ridiculous because I hardly ever draw because I have a tendency to throw my sketchbook across the room in disgust)....so I have drawn 3 of my 7 characters. *sadly looks at mostly empty word doc* I need to get on the ball, man. I write about as well as your character there does. XD

    SPEAKING OF... SNIPPETS *flail* SO GOOD.

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    1. HANNAH JOY EEEEEP ♥ I KNOW RIGHT THIS LENS IS SUCH A MONSTER A MONEY-EATING MONSTER I'M IN SUCH DEBT. *wails and pulls on eye sockets* AHHHHHH OMG YOU SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT BOOKS AND THINGS WHEN YOU SEE MY PHOTOGRAPHY?!! :''') that is goals thank you sososo much dear!! <3 gahhhh.

      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH YEP I FINISHED MY BOOK! *screams a lot and takes waffles* THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRL <3 oooh you restarted your book? That's so exciting, girl!! gahh drawing is such fun tho!! HAHA I CAN RELATE TO WANTING TO THROW YOUR NOTEBOOK ACROSS THE ROOM. yes. xD I wish I was better at drawing so I could draw my own characters! heh. guess I'll just turn to Pinterest for character inspo :p

      AJKJHGFDSA SO GLAD YOU LIKE THE SNIPPET!! <3

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  22. Whoo! Congratulations, both on buying such a lens, and finishing your book! Those photos really nice; I had to pin some. :) And, I enjoyed reading your snippets! Good on you for sharing them - I know it's hard to let everyone see your work. (But obviously, we would like to see more, after you've just whet our appetite. ;)

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH JESSICA!! *laughs and squeals and hugs you* OMG THANK YOU FOR PINNING MY PHOTOS!!! you're the best ^.^ gahhh also so happy you like the snippets like SQUEAK THIS IS SO EXCITING THANK YOU YES <3

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  23. GAHH THAT LENS! GAHH THOSE SNIPPETS! GAH THIS POST! GAHHHHHH! <3

    -Abi-
    http://authorofmyhope11.blogspot.com/

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    1. GAAAAHHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH ABIGAIL!! <3 *flails a lot*

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  24. ERMEHGERDNEESSSS
    THAT LENS IS SO NIIIICCEEEE
    *GASP* IM LITERALLY DYING OVER HERE FROM THOSE HILARIOUSLY SARCASTIC SNIPPETSSS
    I will totally buy that thing once it's published.
    THIS IS A CELEBRATORY MOMENT FOR ABBIEE LET US SHOWER HER WITH OREOS AND WAFFLES AND CUPCAKES AND ALL THE GOOD THINGSSS
    In other words: YAY for your book! :D
    ~ Suzy | Craftz'n'Craziness

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    1. SDFGHJKJHGFDS CAN'T EVEN YOUR COMMENTS ARE SO NICE AAAHHH HOW DO I COPE?!?! *hugs you a lot* eeeep I'M SO STOKED AND HAPPY YOU LIKE THE SNIPPETS AND THINK THEY ARE HILARIOUS!!? LIKE OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH AAAH <3 i seriously cannot wait until it's published and y'all can read it. EEP! ^.^

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  25. Beautiful lens and AMAZING pictures!!!! Agh, I want that lens so bad! <3
    And your story is fantastic! I had no idea you wrote for some reason. Keep up the good work, fellow writer! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH, SOPHIA!! <3 omg right?? you are such a talented photographer, I can only imagine the glory that would be this lens in your hands!! :') EEESDFGHJKJ THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THE STORY <3 <3 my heart is so full i can't even

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  26. My husband is a photographer, so I totally understand the excitement over camera equipment! (also, yeah, scary price tags...)

    Congratulations on finishing your book!!! The snippets are amazing and fabulously sarcastic.

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    1. OMG YES SCARY PRICE TAGS INDEED. *weeps a little* *happily though* SDFGHJKJHGFD SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THE SNIPPETS!! *hugs* thank you so much, Serena!! <3

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  27. "I act like a writer about as much as a squid acts like an accountant." I PROPERLY SNORTED. My downstairs neighbour probably thinks I'm hella weird. I love all those snippets and just congratulAAATIONS! That is so so exciting. So have you been working on the same draft for those years? Or is this like finished-finished been-through-all-the-drafts finished? (I feel you about the speed writers, by the way. It took me two years to write the first draft of my WIP.)

    Your lens is gorgeous!

    So anyway, I'm new here! Was reading Cait's 5 year post and hopped over as she linked you up. You have a lovely blog :)

    ~ Emily @ Ink, Inc. (new follower!)

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAASDFGHJDSDFGHJK THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY LIKE OH MY WORD YOU DON'T KNOW HOW HAPPY THAT MAKES ME <3 <3 <3 oh goodness no, it's not at all edited yet! although the plot changed like a dozen times so...THAT WAS A LITTLE TIME CONSUMING HEH HEH. xD omg Cait is such a lovely watermelon for linking me! :') THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING AND ALL THE LOVELY THINGS YOU SAID TO ME AND FOLLOWING LIKE SDFGHJKLKJH I'M SO HAPPY THANK YOU. ♥

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  28. WOAH! CONGREATULATIONS!! I would never be able to write my own book! That is so inspiring.

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    1. ^Proof: Type of Congratulations.

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    2. DOUBLE PROOF: Typo not Type of.

      I need to stop embarrassing my self.

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    3. AHAHAHAAH OMG LAUGHING OUT LOUD AT THIS COMMENT IT'S THE BEST. XDDD *hugs you and gives you waffles* Thank you sooo much!! <3

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  29. I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG & I LOVE IT!!! Your writing style is hilarious & oh my word! Congratulations on this beautiful big lens!!! You are awesome <3

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    1. OMG THANK YOU ROSI!! LIKE WHAAAAAT YOU ARE SO NICE <3 *hugs and waffles* *and cries happy tears*

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  30. HONEY CHILD WOMAN ALSKJFLSKDJFLKSDJFLKDJFLKJSDLFKJDSLKFJ EXCUSE /ME/ I HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR PINTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEEDED IT SO MUCH HOW WAS I BREATHING I NEKSJFLKSDJFLK I CANT. I JUSTT. where have i been. anyway, THESE EXCERPTS. im squealing to loudly inside. this is unbelievable like do you know how much i can't wait to read it when it's published and in my library and you're famous and sdkfASKF. i have no doubt in my mind that this will happen. and i'll bE LIKE I KNOW HERRRRRR. your lens is stunning. it must take after you. brb copying you and making boards for each of my characters. didn't realize how desperately i needed that. U INSPIRE.

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    2. HOW COULD YOU BREATHE OMG MORE LIKE HOW CAN I BREATHE I CAN'T I'M NOT BREATHING RIGHT NOW ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THAT WAS AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT I'M FEELING RIGHT NOW LIKE I CAN'T CAN'T CAN'T <33333333333OUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCH MY HEART MY HEART LOVE YOU SO MUCH

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    3. k you make me cry <3333333333333333333333333333333

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  31. Those pictures and camera look so awesome!!! Congrats!!!\

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :D

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  32. LAUGHED MY GUTS OUT LIKE EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. I REQUEST A COPY OF YOUR BOOK AND A OREO MILKSHAKE PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

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    1. ASDFGHJKLKJHGF THANK YOU


      SO MUCH



      OKAY IT'S COMING RIGHT UP ♥♥♥

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.