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Friday, March 11, 2011

Check It

My sister rocks.

Okay, not my ACTUAL sister. Though she rocks too, quite a bit. I mean my AGENCY sister, so not a "real blood and DNA" type sister, but a sister by contract. So like a sister-in-law? Maybe? Anyway.

Stephanie Perkins, the super adorable blue-streaked wonder of an author who also happens to be repped by Kate Testerman (where the sister-part comes from), has just released the cover and info for her next book, Lola and the Boy Next Door. You should go look at it. And stroke your computer in awe and wonder and envy.

Put a towel down if you drool though. Drooling is bad for computers.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

This Post Brought to You by Positivity

This really has nothing to do with my post, but I googled "funny success posters" and found this after perusing the results for about 30 minutes. I chuckled.

I made the decision to move to Utah back in January, in the heat of yet another what-am-I-doing-with-my-life, I'm-21-and-WASHED-UP-WASHED-UP-WAAAAAASSSHHHHEEDDDD-UPPPPP panic attack. It was a decision I made for me, totally selfishly, not because of a job or how it would benefit my family or anyone but me.

And it's kind of turning into the best decision ever. And I'm not even there yet.

Last summer, when I was in the throws of my Retail Job from Hell, I quit. Couldn't take it anymore and told my employer to kindly bleep off (okay, not really, considering my manager was one of my BFFs and my actual employer was a million-dollar corporation who probably doesn't take kindly to bleeps). I had no other job lined up and quit for purely selfish reasons. One month later, I landed a WRITING job.

Um, so, yeah. Turns out there might be something to living for your own happiness. Not saying you should go on massive selfish-sprees, but making the occasional life-changing decision based on no one else but YOU has its upsides.

Due to said positivity, I hereby cross my heart and promise to be more active in the publishing world once I get to Utah. Throw ninja stars at me if I don't.