The Giant NaNoWriMo CELEBRATION! (Snippets From My Novel + Pinterest Board Reveal + Playlist + Character Aesthetics + Confetti)

GUYS. NANOWRIMO IS OVER. Can you even believe it??? I'm sure y'all are feeling lots of mixed emotions right now. It's always a bittersweet thing when NaNoWriMo ends, but THE STRESS RELIEF IS REAL. :') I want to hear alllll about your awesome novels (and how NaNo went for you this year!) BUT FIRST: I want to tell you little bit about my novel. 

At the beginning of the month, I told you I wasn't going to say ANYTHING about my novel until NaNoWriMo was all over... then I would BOMBARD YOU WITH AESTHETICS AND PLAYLISTS AND SNIPPETS AND CONFETTI. And, I am pleased to announce, today is that day!! It's time to CELEBRATE, YO. Let's get on with it. First, the Pinterest board and working title REVEAL!! 



INTRODUCING: MY NANOWRIMO NOVEL OF 2017: 
One Hundred Days 

As always, I'm super secretive about my books. I DON'T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THEM MUCH. But I'll say a few vague words and then let the aesthetics and snippets speak for themselves, how about that?

One Hundred Days is a story about healing. It's about choosing happiness. It's about getting back up when life knocks you down. It's about sunlight and a blind girl and poetry and friendship and boys who cry and late-night phone calls and grandparents and flowers in mason jars and little brothers and laughter and bravery. It's one of those heartbreakingly happy books – I LAUGHED AND CRIED WHILE WRITING IT. And that's saying something, for me.  

I wrote the whole first draft in 26 days. It turned out to be 72,829 words and THAT IS A NEW RECORD FOR ME. I feel kind of bad saying this, but I didn't even have to TRY. I didn't have to push myself, or stress out, or hurry. I just woke up every morning WANTING to write. Some days I wrote 5,000 words, other days I wrote less than a thousand...but I REACHED MY GOAL OF WRITING A WHOLE MANUSCRIPT IN ONE MONTH. And it was longer than last year's novel. So, I'm happy!!!!! (Please excuse me for flailing a little. I'm like, REALLY FREAKING EXCITED.) 

THE PINTEREST BOARD 

  

THE CHARACTERS 
Obviously, I can't include all the characters here. But!! HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT ONES. It was so hard to choose because tbh they are all important in their own way??? But sdfghjklsklfj YEP I'M GONNA SHUT UP NOW AND LET THE CHARACTERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. (Or the aesthetics. Or whatever. Also I got inspiration to do these from Keira even though she told me not to credit her GO CHECK OUT HER BLOG.) 

TESSA 
girl main character • infj • blind • child of the sunlight • poet • loves to laugh • just wants to change the world • literal sunflower of empathy and dreams • stays inside too much • basically me 


WESTON 
boy main character • enfp • always smiling • adrenaline junkie • like a navy seal who cries a lot and plays the ukulele • has a lot of problems but doesn't let them get in his way • basically my favorite character ever amen 


RUDY 
Weston's best friend • isfj • fist-fighter • crybaby • heart of gold • overprotective • too grownup for his age • will die for his friends • I may or may not have named him after Rudy Steiner  


GRANDMA 
Tessa's grandmother • estj • tough love at its finest • strong and supportive • nurturing • gives the best hugs • just trying to do what's best for her family 


GRANDPA 
Tessa's grandfather • infp • preacher • dreamer • an anchor of wisdom and unfaltering faith • hates conflict • loves hope • believes in miracles 


HENRY 
Weston's younger brother • isfp • smol precious cinnamon roll • easily hurt • quick to forgive • momma's boy • not sure how to handle life yet 


THE PLAYLIST 

Y'ALL KNOW HOW I'M OBSESSED WITH MUSIC. I make a playlist for every book I write (even the ones I HAVEN'T written yet...especially those.) SO OF COURSE, I HAVE PLAYLIST FOR THIS ONE. And it sums up my novel pretty well. Happy, sad, a chaos of FEEEELS. Oh and it's nearly 4 delicious hours long, so... you're welcome. ;) 




 
THE SNIPPETS 

*epic trailer voice* AND NOW: THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. Snippets! Excuse me while I scream into a pillow and hide because I'M SO NERVOUS when I share pieces of my book with the world???? ASDFGHJKSLKJDAL. ENJOY. *hides under bed* oh and btw it alternates POV....hopefully that's not too confusing for you. ;) AHEM. 


























YOUR TURN! 

Well, that's it for me, friends! IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR NANOWRIMO NOVEL. I've been looking forward to this moment, SO DON'T DISAPPOINT ME, SON. Flail about your novel in the comments!  

TALK, BRO 
Did you do NaNoWriMo this year? ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?? *gives you waffles of rejuvinationWhat is your novel about? Who is your favorite character and why? What is the aesthetic? If you have a Pinterest board, please leave a link!! I'd be honored to check it out!! What is the main theme in your novel? Are you happy with your first draft?

rock on, 
abbiee 

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  1. OH MY GOD ABBIEE THIS SOUNDS SO AMAZING 😍😍😍 I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!

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    1. ASDFGHJSKLFJA THANK YOU HOPE!!!! I'M SO HAPPY WOW <3

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  2. AACCCCKKKKKK! I NEED TO FLAIL OVER YOURS FIRST!! Ok, first off, I LOVE everything you explained your novel with. Like, oh my word, already hooked. AND THEN OF COURSE THE SNIPPETS. *dies* *kind of already really likes Weston* I can tell this story is going to be absolutely A-MAH-ZING. *totally relates to the homeschool humor* And your aesthetics are gorgeous! (I saw Keira's too- they are amazing!) ABBIEE WHENNNNNN??? WHEN CAN I READ IT??? I'll make you waffles and we'll trade...
    My novel is about a girl who lives in a rich, self-absorbed country (which I have not yet named) with her aunt and uncle. Her mother left when she was a baby, and her father disappeared when she was eight. She's struggling through school, preparing herself for the one thing that the world says will give her worth. But she wants more than that- she wants to do something that matters. She wants to find her worth (and she will have to learn where her true worth and identity lie). Overall, NaNoWriMo was AWESOME. I finished in 28 days (which is crazy for me). It's been the most productive writing month, like ever (this was my first time). I included a little bit about my book in my most recent wrap up post on my blog. I didn't go all out with aesthetics (BUT I TOTALLY NEED TO). AWESOME POST, ABBIEE!!!

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    1. RILEY OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH AKFALSDKJASDKJ THIS COMMENT MADE MY DAY <33333 LIKE I CAN'T EVEN WHAAAAAAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY EXCEPT THANK YOU I LOVE YOU *hugs* IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE A BETA READER I WILL PUT YOUR NAME ON MY TOP-SECRET LIST!! ;) OoooOOOoooh dude your novel sounds so intriguing!!! I WANT TO READ IT 😍😍😍😍😍 I'm so glad to hear that NaNoWriMo went well for you too!! *high fives* THAT IS AWESOME, YOU GO GIRL. and that's seriously epic for your first time doing nano! I'M TOTALLY GOING TO GO READ YOUR POST <3 EEEP THANK YOU AGAIN!!

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  3. Hiiiii! I've never come to your blog before but I saw "nanowrimo" and "snippets" and "playlists" and "pinterest boards" and I just needed to check it out! I *loved* all the little peeks you gave us into the book! Thank you for sharing.

    My nanowrimo was also a success! Last year I ended up writing a whole novel in 16 days (and I reached the 50k mark on day 6) because I was like you; I woke up and WANTED to write. This year I did feel that so some extent, but not with all the parts. I still liked it though. It's kind of like a side story to a couple of my main characters in my book The Thing About Balloons and I super loved writing about where they were two-three years down the road with relationships and kids and life and moving on from things that kind of fell apart. My favorite character to write about was Saoirse, who is very different from me, and is a cousin to the main character in my book Stare At The Sea (I know, I'm connecting everything because I can't help it.). She grew up in Ireland with her dad and brother Greg and it was hard because she has anxiety and other quirks that make her different from everyone around her.

    I am happy with my first draft. I'm unhappy with my opening scene for my book because it's not very exciting or attention grabbing, so I'm trying to rework that, but I'm pleased with the story and the characters and how much it made me cry while I wrote it. 😊

    Thank you for sharing!
    Baylea

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    1. BAYLEA!! WELCOME!! *tackles you with hugs and waffles* I'm so glad you're here! AND SO GLAD YOU LIKED THIS POST AH πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› seriously your kind words have made my day!! I'm so glad to hear that NaNo was a success for you too!! *HIGH FIVES* GOOD FOR YOU, GIRL! fhdjaslkdjasjj YOUR BOOKS SOUND AMAZING I WANT TO READ THEM ALLLLL ❤️❤️❤️ Saoirse sounds like an awesome character and I LOVE THAT NAME 😍I feel your pain about opening scenes!! I know that the opening scene of my novel is going to need a lot of work too... *nervous laughter* BUT THERE'S ALWAYS EDITING. lol. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, dear!!

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  4. This sounds AMAZING, Abbiee! Such a great, positive message. Loved learning more about your novel. GREAT JOB with completing an entire manuscript! :D

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    1. AFLDJLSAKJDL THANK YOU SO MUCH CHARIS RAE ❤️😊 I'm so glad you liked this post!!!!!

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  5. NO WAYYY YOU'RE NOVEL IS S RIDICULOUSLY COOL CAN I COPY EVERYTHING FROM IT PRETTY PLEASE?!??!?!
    I'm serious girl, it is amazing. AMAZING. Like, I'm amazed. I really want to write a story like this. I always have. Just one story that will make you laugh and cry and empathize and adore and EVERYTHINGS. I can't tell you what mine's about...mostly because I don't really know. But this has given me new inspiration!!! <3 <3 <3 3 <3

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    1. Oh, but my favorite character in my novel (I guess I'll tell you this much), her name is Erma-Louise and she's a little ninny. She's lost in her own mind, she's too much in her head, can't get out and is too lazy to focus on realty, photographer but doesn't know it, incredibly passive-aggressive and is a weakling, discontented with her life, knows all of it though, can't not smile when someone else smiles but will never smile by herself, afraid to die, afraid for her friends to shun her, people-pleaser but not in reality, under all of her coarseness she's loyal, keeps your secrets, is a master at lying, flighty, forgetful, the artsy-person but hates books and authors, musical, curious, doesn't talk much but will always listen --- in short, she's got a lot of room to grow and that's what I wanted. <3 <3 <3

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    2. *she's too lazy to focus on REALITY* lol whoops

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    3. AMELIA RUTH YOU SHOULDA SEEN THE HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE AFTER I READ THESE COMMENTS OF YOURS 😭❤️ LIKE, WHOA AHLFJKJLASKJD WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE SUCH KINDNESS??????? *gives you endless hugs and waffles* THANK YOU. WOW. I'm crying. aklDJSALJSJADL;K!!

      ERMA-LOUISE SOUNDS AMAZING. I aggressively love characters who are lost in their head 25/8 :') SUCH PRECIOUS CINNAMON ROLLS. also characters who "have a lot of room to grow" MMM YES HONEY πŸ’› I'M ALL FOR IT !! hahaha I probably wouldn't have even seen that typo....I'm fairly certain I've written 73,000 typos this month, soooo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ thank you again!! you're the best!!

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    4. OH OH BTW CAN I HAVE YOUR BLOG LINK????? I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE

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    5. YOU SHOULD SEE MY SMILE LADY YOU ARE THE BEST GOSH YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY YOU ARE SUCH A JOYFUL PERSON!!!!!!! AJKGFKEUFGKGHEFLGKEJHLHFKJSHGK YOU DESERVE IT GIRLIE YESSSSSSSSSSS
      And my blog is private (I'm allowed to get it public when I'm fourteen), so I'll need your email for that. I've actually been wanting to invite you to it for a while. How can we get in touch???? xxxxxx

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    6. ASJDADLK;S;DJ THANK YOU SO MUCH <3333 AHHHH YOU'RE THE BEST πŸ˜­πŸ’› I totally understand that! You can send me an email at: abbieemusic@gmail.com ✨ thank you, girl!! I FEEL HONORED EEEEP!!

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  6. YASSS I WANT TO READ IT ALLL!! Honestly, I woke up this morning and my first thought was THE NANO POST ����, and I was not disappointed! It sounds sooo good!! Congrats on finishing the whole manuscript in a month!! It's a sacred idea when every morning you want to work on it! ��
    For NaNo this year, I did something a little different, and re-plotted + wrote the first few chapters of my novel that I have had since 2012, The Resolution. It's about teenage "spies" and governments and family history and thick friendships.
    Again, GREAT JOB WITH WRITING!!!

    Emily Y
    emilyywrites.wordpress.com

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    1. OH MY GOSH EMILY ARE YOU SERIOUS GET OUTTA HERE *hugs you forever* SAKJFLDJSADLKJASKFDS THANK YOU SO MUCH HAHA I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU WOW ❤️❤️❤️ ooooh your book sounds TOTALLY EPIC. 😍 I'M TOTALLY DOWN FOR SPIES ANY DAY ALL DAY. aw, thank you Emily! Good for you, working on replotting your book!! *high fives*

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  7. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. This book. I'm in love with it. Your characters are so cute and adorable and I love that it isn't a super dramatic guns and weapons and running away from bad guys sort of book. Because that seems to be the main thing people write lately. But my personal favorite books are the super sweet, lovely, heartingbrelaing sort, like yours. I seriously want to read the whole thing right now. But I know I can't, because it's not edited or anything, but still! Write on Abbie, I need to know what happens in that book of yours.

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. AFKLSDJLKJAS ELLA MARIE THIS COMMENT JUST PUT A GIANT SMILE ON MY FACE AND BRIGHTENED MY DAY X1000000 πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› thank you so much!! ALSO, YOUR TASTE IN BOOKS IS THE SAME AS MINE, GIRL. *fist bump* My favorite thing to write will forever be YA contemporaries full of sunshine and hope. :"''') CAN I PUT YOUR NAME ON MY LIST OF FUTURE BETA READERS??? BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO READ IT TOO. ❤️ thank you so much for the words of encouragement!!!! YOU'RE THE BEST.

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    2. Aww, I'm so glad!!! Really? Haha, that's great! YES, YES, PLEASE YES! Thank you! <3 <3 <3

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  8. OKAY SO THOSE SNIPPETS THOUGH. Also the Pineterst board and playlist and OMG ABBIEE THIS BOOK IS MAGIC.

    Go you for writing SO MANY WORDS. Like, holy cow, you wrote A LOT.

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    1. OH MY GOSH THANK YOU EVANGELINE πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› YOU'RE SO KIND WOW :'''''') *many hugs and many waffles* thank you!!!!!!

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  9. I AM LITERALLY STARING AT MY LAPTOP SCREEN WITH TEARS IN MY EYES AND A STUPID SMILE ACROSS MY FACE. UGHGHGHGHGHHHHHHHH HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME?? HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO WRITE A BOOK AND MAKE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH IT BEFORE IT IS EVEN PUBLISHED??? I'm amazed at your talents. This should be in all your bios.

    BUT GIRL. I AM FLAILING RIGHT NOW. Those snippets GOT ME RIGHT IN THE FEELS. I AM IN LOVE WITH WESTON. THERE. I SAID IT. PLAN THE WEDDING. o-o I'm following that playlist ASAP. Oh! And that. aesthetic. board. SO MUCH YELLOW. It's like you wrote this book for me. ;) hehehehehehehehehehehe

    I could go on and on all day on how much I already love this book but we both know that it may end up in me exploding so for the sake of humanity, I shall stop here. BUT SERIOUSLY THOUGH. I AM MORE PUMPED ABOUT YOUR BOOK THAN I AM MINE. I need it in my hands right. now. please. thank you. *sends waffles your way*

    I'm so proud of you, girly! <3

    xx Kenzie

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    1. it's been 10+ minutes and I'm still crying

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    2. FKLJSFJSLKJDS'LASDA'D;LFDCX.,JFKJSD WHAT THE HECK I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY AT ALL EVER FOR THE REST OF FOREVER !!!!! SKFJLSJDKLJAS *HUGS YOU AND CRIES* I WAS LOOKING SO FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENT HAHAHAHA BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS POST BEFORE!! 😭❤️😭❤️ wow I can't even right now I just..... C A N ' T. I thought of you with all the yellow aesthetic going on!!!! I HONESTLY CANNOT WAIT FOR YOUR TO READ THIS BOOK CAN YOU PLEASE BE A BETA READER?????? I LOVE YOU WOW THANKS AGAIN !!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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  10. Oh goodness. THE AESTHETICS OF THIS BOOK ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. *flails* And congrats on that word count! You totally rocked it! This sounds like it was a heart book for you. Books that just come are the absolute best things in the world. They are precious gifts that I hold close because MOST BOOKS WILL NOT DO THAT (at least not for me. there is much teeth grinding).

    Also ALLL THE SNIPPETS ARE SO LOVELY AND CUTESY AND AKJFDHALSKDJFAHSD YOU MUST LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU NEED BETAS CAUSE I AM HERE AND READY LIKE AKDJSFHALDSKJFHSDAJSDFHALSDKJFH. AKJSFHLKSDAJFHASKDF. *flails happily* *topples over, overcome by feels*

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH HANNAH!!!! ❤️ omg this comment just brightened my day so much. *hugs* this was definitely a heart book, like you said! It just poured out of me and wow it felt so awesome. :') Not all books do that for me, either! BUT WOW IT'S SUCH A COOL EXPERIENCE WHEN IT HAPPENS.

      KLASJDLJLKF;AD'SFN YOU ASKED FOR IT HANNAH!! I'M PUTTING YOUR NAME ON THE LIST FOR FUTURE BETA READERS πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› THANK YOU 😊

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  11. I loved reading about the characters and reading the snippets. I want to have this book in my hands at some point! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. AHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH VANESSA :'''') your kind words mean so much!

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  12. I WANNA READ THIS!!!!!! The romance sounds utterly adorable and you just have the ability to make the dialogue so real. It looks like such a sunshine-y, bloom-y book and I want to read it!!!!! Also, can I say that I'm honored to be the same personality type as Tessa (OH YEAH!). Congrats on finishing NaNo Abbiee!!

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    1. I'M AN INFJ TOO!! *high fives* AHHHSLSKJFKLDJASD THANK YOU SO MUCH CLARISSA I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT. want to be a beta reader??? I'm not sure when that will be but HOPEFULLY SOON. πŸ’›πŸ˜Š Thank you again, dear!!

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    2. *FREAKS OUT AND FALLS TO THE FLOOR IN ESCSTASY!!!!* I would LOVE to be a beta reader! That would be so amazing you're so sweet :) #INFJsUnite

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  13. OH MY GOODNESS ABBIEE!!! THIS BOOK SOUNDS SO AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS ON THE WORD COUNT!!! I want to read the whole book sometime!! *HINT HINT* xD But seriously, those snippets made me want to read it so bad. And I love your characters and those aesthetics oh my goodness!!
    My book is going along lovely, although kind of slow. My favorite character in my WIP is Jonas. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH (i wish he was real xD)
    Once again, Congratulations on your book!! *sends you waffles*

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

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    1. MADDYYYY THANK YOU SO MUCH πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› ADJKSLAFALDKJ SERIOUSLY THIS COMMENT JUST PUT A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE. :''') I will put your name on the list for future beta readers, if you like!! 😊 EEEP JONAS SOUNDS AWESOME. I can totally relate to wishing your characters were real!! IF WESTON WAS REAL MY LIFE WOULD BE MADE HAHA 😭 thank you again, dear! YOU'RE SO NICE TO ME WOW :')

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  14. Girl I'm so happy and proud of you for COMPLETELY SLAYING NaNo! You're amazing. I loved this post and I kind of need this book in my life RIGHT NOW!

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    1. AAAAAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH HANNAH <333333 this comment put a smile on my face. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU READ THE BOOK !!

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  15. I NEED THIS BOOK IN MY LIFE, ABBIEE. IT'S WHAT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR SO MANY YEARS. PLEASE GET THIS BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE PUBLISHED SO I CAN READ IT AND DIE HAPPY.

    My nano novel is a loosely based Beauty and The Beast retelling called The Rose Dagger. It's a very angsty, depressing, but also hopeful kind of novel. Here are some words and phrases to describe it better:

    Losing hope in humanity • Suicidal thoughts • Fighting for something good even when you don't know if it exists anymore • Moonlight in the forest • Daggers and blood • Letting go of the past • Forgiving the person who tried t destroy you • Loving someone despite all their flaws and mistakes • Choosing to hold onto the light even when all you can see is darkness • Two souls with broken pasts finding each other • True love being willing to sacrifice everything

    Ugh, that was too beautiful for even me and I'M THE AUTHOR!!

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    1. ;d;sijsdlahDLKAJAJLSAJDK *MUFFLED HAPPY SCREAMS* THANK YOU????!!! THIS COMMENT JUST BRIGHTENED MY DAY WOW <3 I hope it will be published someday soon!! AAH. πŸ’›πŸ˜Š Oooooh your nano novel sounds amazing!! 😍 asdfghjksdajl THAT DESCRIPTION HIT ME RIGHT IN THE FEELS. I need this book in my hands LIKE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE PLEASE AND THANK YOU !! *gives you waffles in payment* :') thank you again girl!!

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    2. *screams and gives you a virtual hug and waffles* *chants* PUBLISH IT PUBLISH IT PUBLISH IT PUBLISH IT.

      *screams because you like my novella idea* THANK YOU ABBIEE THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY THAT SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET AS FABULOUS AS YOU WANTS TO READ MY BOOK!! that description hit me in the feels too, so #ifeelyou

      *accepts waffles as payment for future novel* IF I EVER GET IT PUBLISHED I'LL BE SURE TO SCREAM ABOUT IT IN THE BLOGOSPHERE SO YOU CAN GET YOURSELF A COPY. 😱

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    3. UM YES!!!!!! A SIGNED COPY, PLEASE. I WILL SCREAM ABOUT IT TOO, FOR SURE. ;) *devours waffles* THANK YOU!! akjdlksjd'fsdkjalsjd I'm so overwhelmed right now wow too much happiness!!!!! eeeeeeep πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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    4. YES I WILL GIVE YOU A SIGNED COPY IN RETURN FOR ACTUAL, REAL LIFE WAFFLES AND A BLOG POST ABOUT HOW AMAZING MY BOOK IS. DEAL? (Also, I might make you still buy it, but like who knows?)

      *SQUEALS IN HAPPINESS WITH THE AMAZING ABBIEE FRIEND* We're friends, right? *looks hopeful*

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    5. DEAL. AND UM YES OF COURSE WE ARE FRIENDS <3333 HAHAJDSKLA YOU'RE THE BEST WOW :'') πŸ’›✨

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    6. YAY!!! <33333 I'M FRIENDS WITH THE ABBIEE HUMAN!!! #lifegoals

      I try. ;) I might make you buy it, but I promise I'll autograph it for you and maybe give you a nice deal on the novella. :D

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  16. This sounds so cool! Like a blind girl AND THAT PINTEREST BOARD. I'm getting like yellow and flower vibes AND I'M TOTALLY FOR IT. One hundred percent love this. :) Also THATS A LOT OF WORDS so like congrats. :) :) :) Way to many capitals but it's OK.

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    1. AAAAH THANK YOU SO MUCH NABILA !! ❤️❤️❤️ I'm so happy you like this post and the Pinterest board and the aesthetic!! :') I LOVE IT TOO. this comment just brightened my day. oh and I'M ALL FOR ALL CAPS FOREVER AMEN. πŸ˜‚ *hugs* thank you, girl!!

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  17. OKAY can you please publish this ASAP?? It sounds like the sweetest story ever and I need it in my life! Hmmm will you need beta readers? ;)

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    1. I WILL PUBLISH IT SOON I PROMISE πŸ’› AND I WILL PUT YOUR NAME ON MY LIST OF FUTURE BETA READERS!! THANK YOU SO MUCH GRACE 😊

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  18. THESE SNIPPETS + AESTHETICS= PERFECTION.

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    1. AHFKLJADLKJDKLSAJ THANK YOU!!!!

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  19. THIS IS AMAZING! I love all the snippets, especially the one about homeschool. I would get asked how I could be social BY MY FRIENDS!! Like, hello, person asking, you're my friend!!
    Anyway, mini rant aside, THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! I WILL READ THIS BOOK. THE WORLD NEEDS THIS BOOK!!!

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. UGH I KNOW RIGHT THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!!! I don't think I'll ever stop getting those questions... *sigh* bUT EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm so happy you liked this post and aaah your kind words just put a big smile on my face 😊❤️ AKLJDKSJADSFLDSKLJD *INCOHERENT HAPPY SCREAMS* LOVE!!YOU!!

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  20. This sounds so AWESOMEEEEEE!!!!!! I need it NOW!!!!!!!!! It sounds right up my ally...the hurt and the healing, the sweet characters, the beautiful boys, the strong, but hurting girls....ahhhhhh. I need it. If you want beta-readers, sign me up. We can do a mutual trade if you're interested in my current WIP. ;) Not even kidding.

    Congrats on 70k + words!!!! Woman, you're a MACHINE!!!! Okay no be honest with me, did you outline? Is that what helped it flow or was it just one of those stories that doesn't stop flowing?

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH IVY!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› WOW I AM HONORED AHH CANNOT STOP SMILING THANK YOU AHH 😊 *hugs* I would love for you to be a beta reader!! AND OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS I WOULD LOVE TO READ YOUR BOOK!! HOLY DANG!! 😍

      AW THANK YOU AFJKLSJDA it's the most words I've ever written in such a short period of time so haha I was kind of impressed myself lololol....but yes I did outline a lot! I outlined every chapter in detail so that I knew exactly what I was going to write and I only deviated from my outline a few times. (also, my outline turned out to be 20,000 words long *nervous laughter* VERY DETAILED.) But it made me realize that I looooove writing when I have a specific plan laid out. ALTHOUGH A LOT OF IT WAS JUST FLOWING BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THOSE BOOKS, YOU KNOW? SO IT WAS A BIT OF BOTH I GUESS. πŸ’›πŸ˜Š but eeeep yes it was awesome. THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH DEAR!! AH YOU'RE THE BEST.

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  21. (please excuse my blog-post-length-comment ahead of time + I'm making a list because you showed me that's the best way to rant about novels. lol)

    1. Ahhh, I relate so so hard to being secretive about my stories. I don't even want to talk about them with anyone. I'm convinced that they'll die with my computer and be buried in a pile of things my kids will have to sort through when I'm gone.

    2. That description, gosh. It makes me happy when people write about all the important things - like laughter and bravery and happiness.

    3. Your Pinterest board looks like summertime and light coming through the windows in the evening - basically all the beautiful things.

    4. The aesthetics are lovely and full of light, and gosh - everyone I follow is so good at aesthetics! Grandpa and Henry are my favorite - I just have a personal space in my heart for them, okay? okay.

    5. You wrote about waffles. Did NOT see THAT coming. (kidding, of course).

    6. That snippet when they are at Starbucks and she orders coconut milk instead of regular milk. It made me laugh out loud! I am surrounded by "those" people

    7. Also, the snippet about being home schooled. #relatable

    8. Wait….YOU HAVE synagogues in your novel??? It made me so happy when I read that, for reasons that are two long to mention here. AHHHHH.

    9. I'm not going to ask you to publish your novel so I can read it. Because I totally understand what it feels like to be super secretive about your stories. What I am going to say is - Many congrats on finishing it when you thought you couldn't. And thank you for sharing a tinsey bit of it with us. YOU ROCK.

    You asked if I'm happy with my first draft. Uh…maybe?? I feel like it's such a massive premise, that it's going to be hard to do it justice. I'm happy that it's coming together, but not happy that it's not even close to the idea in my head. Complicated, ya know??

    cheers.
    k.

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    1. HAHAH KEIRA YOU ARE THE BEST *high fives*

      1. I KNOW RIGHT!! the struggle is real!! I will be super paranoid about giving out details until the actual book is published...and probably even then. πŸ˜‚

      2. DKAJDS'FSAFLKSJDLKJSALKDJLFLDMCS THANK YOU!!!!! AHHHHH *incoherent happy screaming and flailing*

      3. THAT IS THE EXACT AESTHETIC OF THIS BOOK WOW HOW DID YOU KNOW AFLKSAJDLKJSA

      4. uM SAYS THE LITERAL QUEEN OF AESTHETICS!!!! but wow thank you so much πŸ˜­πŸ’› GRANDPA AND HENRY ARE BOTH SO PRECIOUS I THINK YOU'LL LOVE THEM

      5. HAHAHAHA RIGHT?? FUN FACT: ALL OF MY BOOKS CONTAIN WAFFLES SOMEWHERE IN THEIR PAGES. IT'S LIKE A HIDDEN EASTER EGG 😎

      6. SFKLJASDK HAHA SO GLAD YOU LIKED THAT ONE πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'm definitely one of "those" people LOLOL

      7. YAAAAAS *high fives*

      8. EEEP YES! Rudy is Jewish, and one of the flashback scenes in the book takes place at his Bar Mitzvah so... 😊

      9. YOU ARE AWESOME. ❤️ BUT I TOTALLY WANT YOU TO READ IT ONE DAY PLEASE :''') my life would be = MADE. and oh my goodness agfksjdlkaj tHANK YOU for all your kindness I CAN'T STOP SMILING.

      I TOTALLY FEELING ABOUT WRITING A MASSIVE PREMISE!! sometimes it's difficult to take a theme that is so conceptual and make it personal or even comprehendible! BUT IF ANYONE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN MY DEAR. *fist bump* you got this!!!! THANK YOU FOR READING. :D

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  22. First, your aesthetics are SO. GOOD.
    Second, the characters are so deep; I think you've developed them perfectly.
    Third, the snippets are amazing and I wish I could read your story RIGHT NOW! <3
    Fourth, I am so glad you mentioned The Princess Bride because it is one of my top favorite movies!!! <3 <3

    And my favorite character is Rudy for some reason. Probably because he sounds a lot like my parents (they are ISFJs).

    Thank you so much for sharing about your book with us!! I've been looking forward to this all month. :)

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    1. AAAH KENDRA THANK YOU SO MUCH <3333 OH MY GOODNESS. this comment just put a huge smile on my face!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’› YAAAAS THE PRINCESS BRIDE IS AWESOME. πŸ˜‚ so glad you appreciated that! AND AKLJLSKDJS RUDY IS SO PRECIOUS I CAN'T EVENNNN. :''') I'll totally put your name on the list for future beta readers, if you'd like!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING AND COMMENTING WOW THIS JUST BRIGHTENED MY DAY.

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    2. ABBIEEEE your comment has put a smile on MY face!!!

      Rudy sounds like a very brave, kind, caring character. I like him. :)
      Ooh I would love that; thank you! I'm so glad it brightened your day. (btw I am an INFP, and the way you described 'Grandpa's personality was very good. :)

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  23. THIS SOUNDS SO SO FREAKIN GOOD OMG IM FLAILING AND FANGIRLING OVER YOUR SUCCESS ALREADY OMGOMGOMG I LOVE YOU ABBIEEπŸ’–πŸ’– *listens to storyboard playlist* OMG I LOVE IT EVEN MORE YOU FREAKING QUEEN GOSH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I’m already obsessed. When will we get to read the entire thing? You need to be nominated for something or other. AHDKSKAHDKAKAHFJQLSNDBALAJD. IM ALREADY OBSESSED WITH THESE CHARACTERS AND THE SUNSHINE AND THE HAPPINESS AND UGH. the feels. I feel the feels Abbiee. You are literally queen. I cannot. I’m dead. This is great. Okay ill go now. πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. JDKLAJAkljsfas/d'sfkJKLADSJ THANK YOU!!!! AAAAAAAAH I'M THE ONE FANGIRLING AND FLAILING BECAUSE THIS COMMENT HAS JUST BRIGHTENED MY DAY SO MUCH πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› I CANNOT EVEN I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY 😭❤️ YOU ARE TOO KIND. I'm totally going to put you on the list for future beta readers!!!!!! DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE READY BUT I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ THE WHOLE THING. *hugs and waffles and confetti*

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  24. This sounds like the kind of book my soul needs ... a sliver of light in a busy world! And so thankful for an accurate rep of a homeschool character ... like, FINALLY. ;) Congrats to you my friend!! What an accomplishment :)

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    1. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH OLIVIA <33333 YOU'RE THE BOMB. *hugs you and cries tears of joy* πŸ˜­πŸ’› I love writing homeschooled characters!! they need some good representation for sure. :') haha THANK YOU AGAIN

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  25. I WANT TO READ THIS AND I WANT TO READ THIS TODAY AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OH MY GOSH PUBLISH PUBLISH PUBLISH!! Already basically in love with Weston xD This whole post is straight fire.

    My novel is about a pregnant 19yo who lives with an abusive, alcoholic father... It's not actually that dark but whenever i tell people that they're like uhhhhh...

    LOVE THIS<33

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    1. AAAAAH ABBY THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M SMILING SO MUCH RIGHT NOW MY FACE HURTS HAHAA <33 THANK YOU1!!!! I'M IN LOVE WITH WESTON TOO oh my gosh like why can't he be real. WHOA YES your novel sounds intense! I can tell there's lots of complex emotional stuff going on there...MY FAVORITE. I'm sure it's awesome because UM YOU'RE WRITING IT. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

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  26. *screams* SO EPIC!! I LOVE READING ABOUT EVERYONE'S NOVELS AND THIS LOOKS SO INSPIRING!! <333 I love your ... everything! Aesthetics, snippets, and playlists duh :)

    *runs around screaming*

    Lisa
    thisinkwell.blogspot.com

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    1. FLKSADJLAJF'A THANK YOU SO MUCH LISA !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ you're the best!! :') *RUNS AROUND SCREAMING WITH YOU*

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  27. EEEPPPPP all of these lovely snippets and aesthetics make me want to read your story SO VERY BADLY!!!!!! Also, that playlist.... LOVE IT!!!!!

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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    1. AJDKLSAJDLKSJA THANK YOU SO MUCH MICAIAH <3333

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  28. THAT SECOND SNIPPET ABBIEEEEE SO CLEVER <3 <3

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    1. AHHH THANK YOU I WAS RATHER PROUD OF THAT ONE 😊

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  29. OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH. Your character aesthetics include some of my favorite Pinterest photos, and your playlist includes some of my favorite songs (no one else I know has ever even heard of Zayde Wolfe), and your snippets made me laugh out loud (literally) and also just feel so warm inside so WHEN CAN I READ THIS BOOK?! [sorry for all the aggressive-ness lol but I feel strongly that this book and I are meant to be together]

    Hailey
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    1. AHAHHHH HAILEY THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY WOW πŸ’›πŸ˜Š and omg you're into Zayde WΓΈlf???? YAAAAAS. *high fives* THANK YOU. adflkasjd THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME WOW I CANNOT EVEN. Would you like to be a beta reader??? I SHALL PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST FOR THE FUTURE. ;) *hugs* thank you again, dear!

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  30. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! :D

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! ❤️

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  31. UM I REALLY CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS!!

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    1. I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› thank you so much, Amelia!!

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  32. I loved your pinterest board of austhetics!!! To me it felt very much like a book of broken people who are brave enough to stop and fall in love with the small things... am I correct ;)?
    Also... I thought of Rudy Steiner when I saw "Rudy", so imagine my delight when that's who he was named for ;).
    But Henry would be my favorite character. I guarantee it. Because, you see... we've typed my 5 year old brother as an ISFP, and yes. You described him <3.
    -Bri
    www.forget-not-his-benefits.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH πŸ’› AND AFJKLSJDL YOU JUST DESCRIBED IT PERFECTLY. LIKE, OH MY GOODNESS. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT'S ABOUT. :') akjdlksajdlj YESSSSS Rudy Steiner is perfection and my heart will forever be broken for him 😭😭😭 BUT OMG YOU'LL LOVE HENRY. !!!! SMOL ISFP BOYS ARE THE BEST <3333 thank you so much for reading!!!! this comment put a smile on my face. :D

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  33. Yay, homeschooling!!!!!!! I LOVED THESE! (BTW I'm new... cookies?) Your writing style is so awesome! I can't wait to find this in Barnes and Noble!!!!!!!
    I wasn't able to do Nanowrimo this year but I have so many ideas waiting to explode onto the blank document awaiting me... most likely about pirates...

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    1. YAAAAS HOMESCHOOLERS UNITE *high fives* welcome!! ARE WAFFLES OKAY WITH YOU? THAT'S WHAT I GIVE PEOPLE AROUND HERE. *tosses hot buttered waffles in your direction with lots of pure maple syrup* AHDJKSLJD GIRL THIS COMMENT JUST BRIGHTENED MY DAY AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. ❤️😊 Ooooh pirate stories!! SOUNDS EPIC. I know that feeling of ideas waiting to explode! I hope you get a chance to write soon!!! *hugs* THANK YOU AGAIN DUDE. ✨

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  34. ABBIEE OH MY GOSHHH WELL DONE!! your book sounds AMAZING (I love love the name + Pinterest board btw), and those snippets omg they're great (I don't even want to open back up my NaNo.. it's probably awful!)

    So yes I did NaNo this year (but I set myself a mental goal of 25k instead.) And I ended up on.. 24.5k. I was literally another 10 minutes worth of writing away to reaching my goal (but I explain all on my blog why this didn't happen). To be honest, now I've written most of this book I've realised how much I hate it:( It's so boring, and the characters don't really interest me. I guess the only thing I actually liked about it, was it had some good plot twists.

    Lexie x
    www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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    1. LEXIEEEE THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG <3333 but wow the struggle is real hahhaha...it took me FOREVER to find snippets that I was okay with sharing so I FEEL YA. :''') GOOD FOR YOU DOING NANO *high fives* but aw, I'm sorry to hear you don't like your WIP! maybe with a little work it could turn into something you do like! DON'T LOSE HEART, DEAR. ✨πŸ’› thank you so much for reading! ahhh this comment put a smile on my face. 😊

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  35. ABBIE THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING EVER!!!!!! This book sounds like what dreams are made of. :''''') I want to read it so badly!! It sounds absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait for the day that I get to read this book. <3

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  36. This sounds absolutely perfect. Like, how are those snippets so amazing?!? Oh my goodness, I want to read this so much and I feel like if I do it might become my new favourite book. Seriously. I think all your characters are beautiful, especially Tessa. ASDFGHJKL!

    Gracie xxx

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Nice comments brighten my day x100000! I read and respond to every single one (and I also give my commenters free virtual waffles, so that's a plus.)