Look What I Just Got!

Author-Only proofs of my new book!

The cover has actually been overhauled, so the book that goes on sale next week looks a little bit different than this.

That being said, how would you like to win a signed and personalized copy of Private Lives

Starting next week on January 23rd (Release Day!) you can enter to win one of two signed and personalized copies of my new book, one of the author only proofs! Watch this page for what you’ll need to do to enter to win!

Falling in with the wrong crowd. A fear submitted by Emilija to Deep Dark Fears - thanks!

My new book “The Creeps” is available now from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, iBooks, IndieBound, and wherever books are sold. You can find more information here.

you walked
into my life
and changed
the weather.
—  // theseareallmywords
from my upcoming book Anywhere but Here

When you spend too much money on books:

Originally posted by lovebritney


Hello, fellow students!

I’m sure I’m not the only who has been really, really, really busy with uni lately, so I’m afraid the last two parts of “How to be a good student again” will take me quite a while to write, if I want them to be good enough to actually help people (which I do).

I don’t want to go full radio silence, though, so I thought I could share two of my study mixes :) 

LIGHTNING FLOOD (listen on youTube, listen on 8tracks)

This one is great for a literal brainstorm! It’s loosely based on my own thought process as an INTP, which might seem very chaotic and even destructive to an outsider, but which actually consists of razor sharp thoughts which take apart and analyze everything around me. 
There are smoother, more relaxed instrumentals in it, too that reflect what it feels like to me to be “in the zone”, so, at least for me, it’s a harmonious ebb and flow of ideas. 

I use it when I’m

  • thinking “vertically”
  • making mind-maps
  • using an unusal, “creative” solution
  • writing essays
  • introspecting

FLASH FIRE (listen on youTube, listen on 8tracks)

This one is great for burning through your project! It’s loosely based upon the thought process of an INTJ character I’m writing a story about right now and a very close INTJ friend of mine, so it’s similar to “Lightning Flood”, but definitely not the same. Compared to my usual blunt aiming and freakishly precise bullets, this is more on the freakishly precise aiming and blunt bullets-side. 
You want to get things done? You want to feel powerful, efficient and in control? You want to burn a clear trail to the goal without distractions? You also want to have fun on the way? Then this is the mix for you! 

I use it when I’m 

  • thinking “horizontally”
  • making to-do- or have-done-lists
  • using a tried and true, but complex method
  • doing maths
  • in dire need of a pick-me-up

I hope they will enrich your study experiences as much as they have enriched mine and I wish all of you a wonderful day, studying in style-style!


Carry On Epilogue

“I was eleven years old, and I’d lost my mother, and my soul, and the Crucible gave me you.”
“It made us roommates,” he says.
I shake my head. “We were always more.”
“We were enemies.”
“You were the centre of my universe,” I say. “Everything else spun around you.”
“Because of what I was, Baz. Because of my magic.”
“No.” I’m nearly as frustrated as he is. “Yes. I mean, Crowley, Snow—yes, that was part of it. Looking at you was like looking directly into the sun.”
“I’ll never be that again.”
“No. And thank magic.” I sigh forcefully. “The way you were before … Simon Snow, there wasn’t a day when I believed we’d both live through it.”
“Through what?”
“Life. You were the sun, and I was crashing into you. I’d wake up every morning and think, ‘This will end in flames.’”

-Carry on by Rainbow Rowell 

(see all my snowbaz gifs)

“Lion the cat sits upon Rebecca’s chart of the Steven Universe universe, unaware of its power”

I haven’t read through the whole book yet, but this is my favorite page so far… i think the cat is perfectly aware… just look at the evil grin !!

(Picture and text from the Steven Universe: Art & Origins book)