October Waffle Party (I’m Recording The Album + I’m Crazy Enough To Do 5k1Day + Survey Results!)


Another month has come and gone, my frens. I’M GOING TO STOP QUESTIONING THE UNIVERSE AND JUST ROLL WITH IT. This has been kind of a “sorting out my life” month (which is always great fun) so I ACTUALLY HAVE SOME UPDATES TO SHARE WITH Y’ALL THIS TIME. Oh and I have waffles to share, of course. This is a WAFFLE PARTY after all. Adventure onward for chocolate, stories of my technological #fails, and of course A SURPRISE PLAYLIST to help you survive NaNoWriMo!


Olivia smashed my heart with this beautiful and honest post that is actually the most beautiful thing ever.


Anna interviewed me for her blog and it was so much fun. SERIOUSLY GO FOLLOW HER. She is a lovely supernova star.

Everyone is talking about their NaNo novels! Me, Katie Grace, Hannah, Cait, Savannah, and so many others! I WANT TO READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS RIGHT NOW.

Aimee shared some powerful thoughts on how stories shape our lives and the kind of people we are. I RESONATED SO HARD.

Burning Youth is three months old (omg!!) and I wrote this post about letting your light shine even when you don’t feel like it.


I was super pleased with the response I got on my survey! The survey host was like “WHOA WHOA NO MORE” because apparently I have to PAY MONEY to get more than 100 responses?? BOOO. (Who has money around here anyway?) LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR FEEDBACK. (Because tbh stats turn me on. #geeklife)


It was SUPER COMFORTING to see that most of you guys (a whopping 50% omg) have only been following my blog for a few months! I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. Either that or y’all are just THE MOST AWESOME HUMANS ON THE PLANET. (Yeah, I’m going to stick with the latter.)


Wow, y’all enjoy hearing me scream about life and words and music?? THAT IS FABULOUS. Because discussions happen to be MY FAVORITE posts to write. (And I kind of never do tutorials?? BECAUSE LOL I KNOW NOTHING. Also poetry = NOT my forte.) More discussions it is! YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND, SIR.


More than half of you guys said that my posting schedule is flawless* WHICH IS SO KIND. But I’m afraid I’m going to side with the minority, here. Blogging has been taking up a looooot of my time lately (so much so that I don’t really have time to adequately work on my music?? LOL THAT’S A PROBLEM.) So I’m going to switch to posting once a week from now on. Obsessively refresh my blog on Saturday mornings for your weekly dose of Awesome™.

*because I AM flawless. see? logic.


WOW Y’ALL ARE REALLY CURIOUS ABOUT MY WRITING. I’m an honored puddle of happy tears. :’’’’’’) THANK YOU. Less poetry it is THANK GOODNESS. Also you’re going to get more videos of my precious face whether you like it or not.

To be honest, this is the most comforting response of all. More than half of you lovely humans know where your allegiance lies: TO WAFFLES. And rightly so. I KNIGHT YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOYALTY. Even though I don’t who any of you are because you’re anonymous. HOWEVER. I know that one person who is a disgrace and doesn’t like waffles. I SEE YOU. 

My computer has been going on strike?? I DON’T KNOW WHAT I DID TO IT. (Or should I say what Windows 10 did to it?? YEAH. *nervous laughter*) I’m the “techie” in my family and I CANNOT FIGURE IT OUT. Every time I walk away from the thing, it doesn’t go to sleep -- IT SHUTS OFF. And loses all my open tabs and unsaved projects. I have zero patience for naughty computers.



ALSO MY WAFFLE MAKER BROKE and my Waffle Queenship was questioned. IT WAS A TERRIBLE EVENT, MY FRENS. But I made it through and proved my legitimacy by getting a new waffle maker. Everything is now right in the world. 

NaNoWriMo starts in ONE FREAKING DAY. I’m super nervous but also very excited. You can read all about my novel* here. I’m at the stage of staring at my book’s outline and saying “asdfghjkl” and eating chocolate and ignoring the fact that I don’t have LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE SCENE planned out. (What can I say?? I LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I’M WRITING BEFORE I WRITE IT, SIR.)

I’m also apparently crazy enough to do this thing called 5k1Day. A few blogger friends (too lazy to link them all omg) decided to gang up and conquer some words on the first of November. FIVE THOUSAND WORDS TO BE EXACT. Julia Ryan was kind enough to invite me to join this madness and it was obviously a fabulous decision. BECAUSE I AM GREAT, AREN’T I? Yes. My unicorns are nodding their stabby heads.


this is my favorite gif on the internet
Does anyone else have a hard time reading a book at the same time as you’re writing your own book?? I feel as if some of said author’s style gets on my hands like residue and I can’t express 100% of my own style?? DOES THAT EVEN MAKE SENSE? Long story short, I got some new books in the mail and I’m probably not going to touch them until I’m done writing my novel? IDK I’M JUST WEIRD LIKE THAT. The books will glare at me from their shelves and I shall feed them waffles so they don’t attack me in my sleep.

*lololol who am i kidding?? you can read the information i was non-ghosty enough to share. WHICH IS ALMOST NOTHING PLUS A PINTEREST BOARD. but the pinterest board is beautiful, trust me. 

Great news: I’m back to recording the album!! My sound engineer just finished setting up his studio and I go there next week to start recording a new song. I have NO IDEA if this one will be a single or if I’ll make you all wait for the album. WE SHALL SEE. Also if you follow me on Instagram I’ll be posting some stories of my adventures at the studio. (And you might even hear SNIPPETS OF MY WIP SONGS. Very exciting.)


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a professional soundtrack listener. (Yes, this is what I’m going to college for in case you were wondering.) When I’m writing, I NEED GOOD INSTRUMENTALS TO FILL MY EARS. I consider it my magisterial duty to give you a playlist of beautiful soundtrack pieces that I frequently asdfghjkl over. GOOD LUCK WITH NANO, MY FRENS.


How was October? Are you ready for November? And NaNoWriMo? OMG I’M PROBABLY NOT. Are you cool with me posting once a week? Hopefully you are because I doubt I’ll change my mind despite your pleading. #SAVAGE. Do you listen to music while you write or do you like SILENCE? Had to put “silence” in all-caps because I’m sarcastic and subtle like that.

love,
abbiee

p.s. i'm not going to wish you a happy holloween
i do not like holloween. do not wish me a happy holloween.

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  1. HOLD IT HOLD IT NANO IS TOMORROW. Let me shake in fear.

    AND YOU'RE BACK TO RECORDING YOUR ALBUM?? That is so exciting. I stalk your Instagram and Twitter with no shame even though I don't have an account, so I WILL BE KEPT UPDATED.

    I am so! excited! for more of your upcoming posts! THE WAFFLE QUEEN WRITES AMAZING THINGS. <3

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    1. AAAAAAAAAH THE NANO STRESS IT REAL. :''') eeeep yes I'm very excited about recording the album!! ALSO I'M GOING TO START RECORDING COVERS. So that's going to be cool. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY LOVE U DUDE. <3

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  2. Abbiee.... no matter what kind of post you write, you are always so funny. Seriously. And yes, that's certainly an awesome gift to have. xD

    Your survey results turned out great! You really got more than 100 replies?! *freaks out-then remembers that Abbiee is the waffle queen with 134 followers so of course she got more than 100 responses on a survey*

    And yeah, I totally understand about blogging once a week. It's what I do, so I would say it's cool. :P

    HAVE AN EPIC NOVEMBER! *nodnod*

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    1. OMG EMILY I AM SMILING SO HARD RIGHT NOW. :'''') YOU ARE SO KIND TO ME. <3 *flails a bit* tbh I was amazed that I got over 100 replies to the survey too! ONCE A WEEK BLOGGERS UNITE. *high fives u* Have an epic November yourself!! And thank you so much for reading, dear! :D

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  3. November!!!! November is a scary month lol 2016 IS PRACTICALLY DONE WITH!!! i always love reading your waffle party posts, dude, now I really want waffles x)
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    1. I KNOW RIGHT I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THIS NONSENSE. *shakes head in dismay* EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR. <3333

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  4. Well I'm getting back on my commenting game and what better place to start than with the fabulous waffle queen herself??? *crashes through door on my dragon* WOOT

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. that survey tho. Yay for discussions and videos and FABULOUS STUFF IN GENERAL EVERY SATURDAY BRB GETTING WAFFLES

    Oh you poor thing COMPUTERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO BONKERS. NEITHER ARE WAFFLE MAKERS. But now you have a new waffle maker so the world is better now.

    *Sees the word NaNoWriMo and gets scared* IT'S TOMORROW and I'm not done outlining oh no. but GO YOU because 5k??? In one day??? YAS GIRL also a moment of silence for that beautiful gif like wow

    yaaaasss the book struggle is so real.

    *cheers because ABBIE AND MUSIC is quite possibly even more fabulous than ABBIE AND WAFFLES*

    yasss have an awesome November and slay those words and eat lots of waffles and just have a fabulous month in general okay okay bye.

    ahem I do not like halloween either so HAPPY CANDY SALE DAY tommorrow yay

    Katie katieconfetti.blogspot.com

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    1. Commenting again because my brother just said pancakes are better than waffles and then tripped on air and I just.

      My other brother says he deserved it, that what he said is basically blasphemy.

      I CAN'T.

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    2. HEY KATIE!! *tackles you with hugs and waffles* so good to see you again! :) I KNOW RIGHT?? Those are the two machines that my survival depends on: my computer and my waffle maker. WITHOUT THEM THERE IS DOOM AND CHAOS. NaNo has been crazy for me thus far but I'M SURVIVING. With salted caramel ice cream, of course. ;) UGH I DIDN'T ACTUALLY REACH MY GOAL OF 5K because being an Adult™ sucks. :'( But I wrote 3k! So there's that. lol.

      GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH YOUR COMMENTS ALWAYS PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE. <3333 and wow YAS SERVES YO BROTHER RIGHT. xD That is beautiful omg. Thank you for that moment of silence for the unicorn gif. :''') IT'S GLORIOUS ISN'T IT?? "ahem I do not like halloween either so HAPPY CANDY SALE DAY tommorrow yay" << WAHT OMG THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING THANK YOU FOR THAT. *hugs you and flails*

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  5. *laughs* I KNOW WE ARE GOING TO ALL DIE FROM ALL THE WORDS TOMORROW

    *whispers* did you realize if we all meet our goal that we will have written 120,000 words?!??!?!!?!? WAHHHT

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    1. WHOA BRO. MINUS 2K BECAUSE I FAILED LOLOLOL

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  6. Good luck with NaNo! I've been having computer problems too (my laptop broke down on me) and there's honestly almost nothing quite as frustrating.
    I don't usually have problems with reading books while I'm drafting, unless it happens to be a bad book. Then I start to worry that the badness will rub off on my own writing. It doesn't make any sense, but most writer-angst type stuff rarely do.

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    1. UGH THE TECHNOLOGY STRUGGLE IS REAL. :') I need to get my computer fixed. It's so annoying and debilitating. BLAH. Anyway, thank you so much!! EEEEP I HOPE I SURVIVE NANO. Oh and I can totally understand what you mean about the bad books. I FEEL THAT SO HARD. The fear. *screams into the nearest pillow* THANK YOU FOR READING BRO.

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  7. Good luck with nano! I'm totally okay with your decisions, and anyway, it is your blog, you have to do what is better for you. About writing a reading at the same time. I can't do that, because the story that I'm writing will become something like a fanfiction of the story that I'm reading. But I have experienced something similar to what you described. I have read the Lord of the Rings in four days of rain and forced stay at home. After, I talked in that old fashioned way for days!

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    1. Thank you for that Enid. :''') Seriously it means so much to me. AND YES I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE FANFICTION THING. *nods* Because I get really involved in a story when I read it?? AND THEN I'M THINKING ABOUT IT A LOT. And the old fashioned writing style!! YES. When I watch period dramas I write like someone from the 1700s. xD IT'S KIND OF A PROBLEM LOLOLOL. Thank you so much for reading, dude!!

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  8. DO NOT WORRY. YOU WILL DO GREAT IN NANOWRIMO!!!
    It is really cool that you are recording some new music because I freaking love Mirror Girl. I was also wondering that whether you will do covers or not?
    Prabhleen@ http://www.booksarelife987.wordpress.com

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    1. THANK YOU FOR THAT VOTE OF CONFIDENCE PRABHLEEN. <3 I feel empowered. I WILL CONQUER THIS BOOK. omg thank you so much!!! I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE MY MUSIC. :''') And yes as a matter of fact I will be recording some covers!! I'M SO EXCITED. *flails about*

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  9. THAT GIF. IS THE BEST THING. I HAVE EVER SEEN.

    that is all

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    1. THIS IS WHY WE ARE FRENS :'''''''''''''''')

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    2. DUDE I JUST CAME BACK TO THIS POST AND SEEN THE LAST PART ABOUT HALLOWEEN AND I AM

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      man, dude I hope you had an AWESOME HALLOWEEN! *sarcasm*

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    3. ASDFGHAHAHAHAH YOU TOO MAN ;))))

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  10. i am not participating in nano

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    1. omg thank you for that wise and generous contribution

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    2. Your gratitude inspires me. You're welcome, Padawan, you're welcome.

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    3. we all have to be grateful right

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  11. GAH YOUR POSTS ARE ALWAYS SO FLAWLESS AND OMGOSH YOUR SO DEDICATED AND AMAZING, GIRL
    GAHHH *fans away tears of happiness*

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    1. AAAAAAAAHASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH CLARA THIS COMMENT MAKES ME SMILE SO HARD. <33333

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  12. YOU'RE RECORDING AGAIN?!?! I'M SO CRAZY EXCITED!

    Oh my goodness.

    Reading the results of your survey was honestly the best. XD

    WE SHALL CONQUER NANO!!!

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    1. EEEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH GRACE ANNE MY DEAR <33333333 YAAAS LET'S DO THIS THING

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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.