A Tour of My Bullet Journal [the epic conclusion]

First, some housekeeping.

To those of you who have been wondering where I’ve been the last two weeks, you should give my Facebook page a like because that’s where all the Penprints PSA stuff goes up.

NOW. My Bullet Journal.

In past posts, I’ve spoken of why I love The Way of the Bullet Journal. Then, I showed you The Way of the Bullet Journal so you could begin life anew start your own Bullet Journal. And today, at long last, I’m taking you on an ultra secret (okay, this is the internet, so it’s not a secret, but whatevs) picture tour of my own Bullet Journal to conclude this thrilling Bullet Journal trilogy.

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So, let’s begin.

My Bullet Journal is a chunky little dude I picked up at Staples at the end of last year. It’s split into three sections: lined, grid, and blank. I used up the lined part for January to May and tried to use the grid but HATED THE GRID WITH A PASSION. So I migrated my essential collections and such to the third, blank section at the start of June and have been there ever since.

The Basics: Index & Key.

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my little index

My poor little index is still pretty bare because I don’t log my daily/weekly spreads in it. I just put those in a lump of with all the other logs from that month (e.g. June logs: 7-33). Also, I haven’t added all my collections to it yet because… there’s actually no good reason I haven’t logged all my collections in my index.

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my little key

My key is also kind of bare, but I liked the idea of having a legend for all my little Bullet Journal signifiers (and I want to put a skeleton key doodle at the top of the page so it’s extra swanky).

(Also, these pages are kind of thin, so everything just looooooooooves to bleed through. So, be aware, there is some pretty awful bleeding in this tour. I’ll try to get a journal with thicker pages next time.)

Collections.

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2017 Goals

Goals for 2017 is my first collection, and I like to have it right after my key so that I can flip straight to it and review my goals for the year. A lot of purple exploded on this page because purple is sublime.

(Also, I have no delusions about my Bullet Journal–some of the pages look nice, and sometimes things go very very wrong with my handwriting, especially when I’m trying out new styles.)

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Summer Bucketlist and June welcome page

My summer bucketlist (aka: In Summer) is my only other collection at the front of my journal (that’s the welcome page for June adjacent to it, btw).

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elements of a monthly spread collection

The rest of my collections are in the very back of my journal so that they don’t get lost in the monthly logs. This over-the-top, flowy-arrow-thing collection is just a little reminder of what I like to put in my monthly spreads. I don’t use every element every month, but I like having a place to flip back to when I’m starting the month to consider my options.

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blogging “schedule”

I’m including this collection in this tour so that we can all be honest about the fact that I hardly plan for this blog except that if it’s gonna happen, by sweet goodness, it’s gonna happen on a Monday.

And it’s also a little heads up that November’s gonna be a postless month. Guys, please, don’t cry. It’s a long way off, and I’ll be posting every Monday (maybe) until then. I’ll probably start using pencil in this collection just because I change my plans seven hundred and twenty-two times every Sunday night.

As for other collections, I have a collection of children’s book ideas, birthdays of friends and families, flash fiction ideas, blog post ideas, reasons I love my Bullet Journal (is anyone here surprised?), and one of 30 day challenges.

Monthly Spreads.

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July welcome and writing logs

The first 3-6 pages of each month is where I set up my monthly spreads. Here, we have my welcome page on the left with a mini-calendar so that I can just see what days of the week fall on what dates, and after a day is over, I cross it off. Also, I record any momentous events that occur in the month in my welcome page (e.g. – when I signed a contract with Splickety Publishing Group for my flash fiction The Necklace, I logged that on my welcome page for March).

On the right, we have my writing logs for July (those are supposed to be little ink pots with little quill pens if anyone was wondering).

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July to-dos and habit former

Here are the other two pages of my July spread. On the left, there’s just events and tasks for the month.

On the right, it’s my version of a habit tracker; I call it a habit former (I’m so clever, guys). This is where I look back to my goals for 2017 and divide them into bite-sized chunks for the month. Each tiny box represents something; in Savings, each box is $50 put into my savings accounts; in Food Diary, each box represents a day I keep my food diary; under Herbs, each box represents one watering of my herbs; and so on and so forth. My monthly habit former is the main thing that keeps me (semi) on-track for my yearly goals.

Week-at-a-glance (aka: weekly spread).

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week-at-a-glance, feat: a Dutch door page yet to be turned

So here’s my week-at-a-glance spread. I start each week off with one of these. That little half page there, that’s my new love (we’ve only been together for about two weeks, but we’re going strong; I could see this turning into a long-term relationship). It’s called a Dutch door, and I use to list alllll my major tasks/unusual tasks for the week in the middle of my week-at-a-glance so that ALLLLLLLLLLLL my weekly stuffs are within a half page turn.

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week-at-a-glance, feat: a Dutch door page turning

Basically, to make a Dutch door, you just have to cut out half a page from your journal, and it’s kind of scary at first (you know who you are, sensitive, bookish, stationary people). But I love it.

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week-at-a-glance, feat: a Dutch door page having been turned

And here’s the other side of my week-at-a-glance. Basically, Dutch door = pure genius. ANYWAY, my week-at-a-glance is where I sort my tasks and events into their appropriate days and still have everything necessary for the week in one place.

Daily Spreads.

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The daily spread is where my Bullet Journal loses all its color and turns into a lean, mean, scheduling machine. This is where I sort out my daily tasks into a schedule that is completely flexible. Usually, I put the next day’s schedule together the night before, but if I can, I try to put the tasks into each day at the beginning of the week. SO, at the end of each day, I mark each box accordingly: completed (yay!), started/in process (eh), migrated to another day (there’s still hope!), or cancelled (*weeping*).

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I only do daily spreads for Monday through Friday because Sunday and Saturday are usually very fluid. And then under my Friday spread, I have a mini future log where I input tasks for the next week and beyond.

And that’s it, kids! That’s my Bullet Journal as of July 2017!


Do you have a Bullet Journal? If not, are you going to start one??? If so, what does your Bullet Journal look like?

With love,

Rosalie

P.S. – So this is the end of the thrilling Bullet Journal trilogy, but I’m pretty sure we all know that prequels and spin-offs and sequel series will be happening because it’s the Bullet Journal.

P.P.S. – We’re all going to really casually ignore the fact that the lovely pen vanished after the first two pictures. #oops

P.P.P.S. – I took these pictures at my favorite coffee shop while sipping some yummy chai.

My Worship Playlist

Happy Monday!

A little while ago, I talked a little about why I make music part of my personal devotions time, and some of you asked for some recommendations for songs to use for intentional, personal worship. Well, today I’m finally sharing the list of songs that currently comprises my personal worship playlist.

I’m including some of the lyrics to each song, and if you click on the song, it will take you to the best YouTube version (theoretically, a lyric video) I could find!

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What a Beautiful Name.

“What a beautiful name it is,

Nothing compares to this,

What a beautiful name it is,

The name of Jesus.”

For the Cross.

“Then on that day, what seemed as the darkest hour,

A violent hope broke through and shook the ground,

And as You rose, oh the Light of all the world was magnified,

As You rose in victory.”

O Praise the Name.

“Then on third, at break of dawn,

The Son of heaven rose again,

O trampled death, where is your sting?

The angels roar for Christ the King.”

God, You Are My God.

“No praise can define You,

No thought can contain You, God,

No other one is holy,

No other one is robed in righteousness.”

Be Enthroned.

“And unto You, the slain and risen King,

We lift our voice with heaven singing,

Worthy are You Lord.”

Resurrecting.

“By Your Spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat,

The resurrected King is resurrecting me,

In Your name I come alive to declare Your victory,

The resurrected King is resurrecting me.”

Captain.

“Jesus, my Captain,

My soul’s trusted Lord,

All my allegiance is rightfully Yours.”

Boldly I Approach.

“Behold the bright and risen Son,

More beauty than this world has known,

I’m face to face with Love Himself,

His perfect spotless righteousness,

A thousand years, a thousand tongues, are not enough to sing His praise.”

Simplicity.

“I come in simplicity, longing for purity,

To worship You in spirit and truth,

Only You.”

In the Garden.

“And He walks with me,

And He talks with me,

And He tells me I am His own,

And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.”

My Worth Is Not In What I Own.

“I rejoice in my Redeemer, 

Greatest Treasure, Wellspring of my soul,

I will trust in Him, no other,

My soul is satisfied in Him alone.”

Fall Afresh.

“Spirit of the living God, come fall afresh on me,

Come wake me from my sleep.”

Be Thou My Vision.

“Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;

Thou my inheritance now and always.”

Crowns.

“I will not boast in riches,

I have no pride in gold,

But I will boast in Jesus,

And in His name alone.”

All I Have Is Christ.

“Oh Father, use my ransomed life,

In any way You choose,

And let my song forever be,

My only boast is You.”

Come Thou Fount.

“Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be,

Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee.

O Come to the Altar.

“Oh what a Savior, isn’t He wonderful?

Sing alleluia, Christ is risen,

Bow down before Him, for He is Lord of all,

Sing alleluia, Christ is risen.”

Sweet Hour of Prayer.

“In seasons of distress and grief,

My soul has often found relief,

And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,

By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.”

Even If.

“You’ve been faithful, You’ve been good all my days,

Jesus, I will cling to You come what may,

‘Cause I know You’re able,

And I know You can.”

Do It Again.

“You made a way when there was no way,

And I believe I’ll see You do it again.”

It Is Well.

“Whatever my lot,

Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well,

It is well with my soul.”

Call Upon the Lord.

“Jesus’ name will break every stronghold,

Freedom is ours when we call His name.

Jesus’ name above every other,

All hail the power of Jesus’ name.”

You Love Me Anyway.

“See now, I was the man who yelled out from the crowd,

For Your blood to be spilt on this earth-shaken ground,

Yes, then I turned away with a smile on my face,

With this sin in my heart, tried to bury your grace,

And then alone in the night, I still called out for You,

So ashamed of my life, my life, my life,

But You love my anyway.”

Grace Unmeasured.

“Grace unending all my days,

You’ll give me strength to run this race,

And when my years on earth are through,

The praise will all belong to You.”

What Grace Is Mine.

“What grace is mine that He who dwells in endless light,

Called through the night to find my distant soul.

And from His scars poured mercy that would plead for me,

That I might live, and in His name be known.”

To Live Is Christ.

“My great desire is to be with You,

But this is the place You chose for me,

This is the place You chose for me,

To lift my cross and give everything,

This is the time You gave to me,

This is the time You gave to me,

For me to live is Christ.”


Have you heard of any of these songs? Do YOU have a personal worship playlist? Do you think you’ll start one? What do you think about including music in devotions?

With love,

Rosalie

P.S. – the winner of the paperback copy of The Girl Who Could See is Kat Vinson of Sparks of Ember! Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from me, Kat! :D

P.P.S. – also, if all goes according to plan, next week is the (legendary) tour of my bullet journal. You’ll want to hold onto your hats, kids. ;)

11 Things I’ve Done to Avoid Working on My Novel

Procrastination is a thing, kids.

It’s a real issue.

You likely struggle with it (or have struggled with it at some point in your life). I struggle with it. It’s amazing—all the things we do when we procrastinate.

No, I’m not saying it’s okay or cool to procrastinate (even though we sometimes do cool thing when we procrastinate); in fact, I very much advise against it. But, I don’t typically take my own advice.

So I’ve fallen into another procrastination rut, and today I was thinking about all the things I’ve done to avoid working on my WIP. The list is fairly varied—from things everybody does (like mindless hours on social media) to a few slightly more… unique ways to NOT be working on my novel. No, I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth.

So let’s dive in, shall we?

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  1. Doing dishes.

This is lame on a few different levels. First, I’m supposed to be doing dishes anyway, so this shouldn’t be a phenomenon. Second, dishes? Instead of writing, dishes? Instead of plotting rebellions and battling dragons, dishes? Something is very wrong with this picture.

  1. Sleep.

Everyone probably does this, but I got it bad. Napping, guys, so alluring on a day off or a Sunday afternoon. Should I be writing? That would be a yes. Am I going to take a nap instead? Probably.

  1. Marathoning Limitless.

I can justify this a few different ways. Relaxation. Creativity recharge. Unique storytelling. It feeds my mad genius. Blah, blah, blah. (p.s. – you should probably watch Limitless the TV show. It only lasted one season, but that one season was en pointe.)

  1. Planting tomatoes under a blazing, blistering sun.

Yes, those tomato plants did need to get in the garden and all that jazz, but it came down to tomatoes or novel, and I picked tomatoes (and did I mention that that sun was blazing and blistering?).

Also, since planting said tomatoes, I’ve been able to opt out of more than one quick writing session to go water the tomatoes because apparently you can’t just stick them in the ground and expect great things (something about care and horticulture or something or other), and so that has resulted in several occurrences of “Oh, I should go write, but it’s a real bummer *wink wink* that those tomatoes need water to survive”.

  1. Reading various blogs about editing and revisions.

In case you’re new to Penprints, you should probably know that I’m in the editing stage of my WIP. Most of the heavy lifting is done when it comes to big revisions, but there are still a few things that need to change to redirect the story in a better direction. This is where the wonderful internet comes in.

The Story of How I End Up Reading Blog After Blog About Editing:

Me: “I’ve got half an hour of free time! I should go write!”

Also Me: “But do you really know what you’re doing? You should probably do some more research on this whole editing thing before you, you know, actually do editing.”

Me: “But I’ve read a couple books on editing and lots of blogs already! I just have to muscle through this and do it!”

Also Me: “Shhhhhhhhhhh. Just go find some more blog posts that talk about the ten thousand things you have to keep in mind while editing. It won’t overwhelm you at all.”

Me: “Good idea. Overthinking this is definitely the way to go.”

  1. Cleaning my room and study.

In case you didn’t read that right, I’ll say it again: cleaning my room and study. Wut? I thought about working on my novel, and the idea was so frightening to me that I decided to tear apart my room and then put it back together (that was three evenings down the drain this time) so that I wouldn’t have time to go through revisions. Something is very wrong with me.

  1. Starbucks trips with my friend, Amanda.

Now, this may not sound like a bad thing, and it isn’t (it’s that whole iron sharpening iron jazz). However, when Amanda and I get Starbucks, it’s not like an hour of chatting it up and talking about all the things. It’s like three solid hours of greatness. (Full disclosure, I actually see no down-side to this one because relationships trump writing every time, but I felt like I had to mention it because our latest hang out may or may not have resulted in neither of us finishing our to-do’s for last week. #oops #sorrynotsorry) (ALSO, Amanda is the gardening guru who gave me those tomato plants I told you about a minute ago, so there’s that too.)

  1. Lying around on the couch thinking about editing.

This is when I’m “trying to get motivated” because apparently a rapidly approaching deadline is not motivating enough. I sprawl on the couch and think wistfully of how I wish my novel would edit itself, and, please, for the love of all that is good, actually turn out to be the stunning, amazing, earth-shattering novel it is in my head. Too much time is passed in wistful reflection on the couch. Far too much.

  1. Marathoning season 3 of The Flash.

Yeah, this also has happened. I’ll tell my sister, “Arielle, I don’t have time to watch a movie tonight because I have to work on my novel. All I’ve got time for is an episode of The Flash.” But then, five episodes later, no editing has occurred.

  1. Rereading the earliest versions of Beauty and the Beast.

I convince myself this is a good thing because it’s “research”. Lol, it’s not.

  1. Writing this blog post.

First, I spent half an hour trying to come up with something to blog about this week. Guys, I can edit almost a whole chapter in half an hour sometimes. Then, of course, I chuckled manically while reflecting on all the things I’ve done instead of writing and spent the rest of the night (aka: Prime Editing Time) writing up this post on all the things I’ve been doing instead of working on my novel instead of working on my novel (see what I did there?).


So now I’m going to actually go work on my novel and stop procrastinating. Or not. We’ll see.

What about you? What sorts of things have you done in the name of Procrastination? What are some projects you’ve been avoiding? How do you not procrastinate (and you can’t say you “just do it” because that is cruel and unhelpful for those of us ailed with procrastination tendencies)?

With love,

Rosalie

P.S. – don’t forget to enter to win a print copy of The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson (this giveaway is open only to you, my dear followers).

P.P.S. – I find this whole post depressingly amusing and ridiculous, just so you know.

21 (wildly amazing) Reasons to read The Girl Who Could See

It’s a Friday.

I know what we’re all thinking: “Why is there a Penprints post on a Friday? Is the world about to end or something?”

Well, we all know I’m practically married to my blogging schedule. It’s either a post on a Monday or Tuesday or nothing at all for three months (I’m obviously using “married” in the loosest sense of the term). Unless, of course, there’s something earth-shattering or it’s book news.

Well, today is a day for book news that’s earth-shattering!

I’m taking part in the blog tour celebrating the release of The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, and for my stop, I’ve decided to compile 21 (wildly amazing) reasons to read The Girl Who Could See.

Book info + giveaway(s) info at the end of this post!

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You should read The Girl Who Could See because…

1. I say so.  This = the best reason on this list.

2. Um… that cover. In the event that you haven’t seen me share it all over my social medias, here it is that you may behold its beauty.

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3. Um… that premise.

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4. It’s a primer for both the science fiction and fantasy genres (so if you don’t “get” those genres, you should read this book to get your feet wet).

5. The book hangover – part one.

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6. It electrifies imagination. This is one of those books that makes me want to write epics and shout all the music at the top of my lungs and paint gorgeous art (mostly of the cover). Whenever I read it, my mind almost explodes with all the things I want to do!

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7. It engages emotions. I don’t tend to get too wrapped up in books when it comes to feelings (I mean, for the most part), but The Girl Who Could See had me completely engrossed emotionally. See “book hangover” reasons for further insight.

8. It’s a small book, and so you can read it fairly quickly. This one’s for you peeps who don’t want to invest hours upon hours reading a book; you can read The Girl Who Could See in a couple hours and then spend all your subsequent free time obsessing thinking about it.

9. The story is just so enjoyable. I haven’t enjoyed a story as much as this one in a lonnnnnnnng time; it’s just so wonderful to read.

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10. The book hangover – part two.

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believe me when I say this is a good thing

11. It’s YA (young adult fiction) without all the teenage drama and angst, which we definitely need more of can I get an “amen”?.

12. If you read it, you can message me so that we can gif-battle our feelings about this book.

13. The book hangover – part three.

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trust me, this is good.

14. I’m starting in on my third reading of The Girl Who Could See since February.  THIRD. For those of us who struggle with math, that means I’m going to have read The Girl Who Could See three times in five months (I had it for beta reading, and then again for review reading, AND THEN AGAIN JUST BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD).

15. The number of copies I currently own. It’s approaching excessive just kidding, that’s not possible.  I own it on Kindle, I have a proof copy on its way to my house, two hard copies that arrived after I pre-ordered it, and then another hard copy that is currently somewhere between an Amazon warehouse and my bookshelf. That’s a lot of copies of just one book, but I NEED THEM ALL.

16. I hate the term and idea of “feels”, but I can honestly say that The Girl Who Could See gave me the feels. So this is basically a restatement of #6 because I can’t say it enough.

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17. The book hangover – part four.

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18. The Girl Who Could See is a beautiful contribution to the art of storytelling.

19. You will want more. More of the characters. More of the story. More of friendship. More of adventure. More of the impossible.

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20.  The book hangover – part five.

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this definitely = good

21. I just really love this little book. And you obviously need alllllll the info about the book now that you are convinced that you should read it (because you’re convinced, right??? RIGHT????).


The Blurb:

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All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but, what if she is the only one who can truly see?

Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear normal, she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see.

Tristan was Fern’s childhood imaginary hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced to consider the possibility that this young man is not a hallucination after all—and that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.

Buy The Girl Who Could See here.

Add The Girl Who Could See on Goodreads here.


The Author:

kara.jpgAs the daughter of missionaries, Kara Swanson spent sixteen years of her young life in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped suddenly into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the speculative genre. At seven- teen, she released a fantasy novel, Pearl of Merlydia. Her short story is included in Kathy Ide’s 21 Days of Joy: Stories that Celebrate Mom. She has published many articles, including one in the Encounter magazine, and she received the Mount Hermon Most Promising Teen Writer award in 2015.

Find Kara on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.


The Giveaways:

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As part of the blog tour, there’s a scavenger hunt giveaway going on! So, I’m giving you a clue, and then you go off to find the other clues at the other stops (listed below) to enter to win one of 5 signed copies of The Girl Who Could See!

The clue for Penprints:

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The stops (aka: where you go to get the rest of the clues).

Emily Bergstrom -> Emily Mundell -> Tabitha Caplinger -> A Little Thought Garden -> Meghan M. Gorecki -> Bethany Jennings -> Annie Louise Twitchell -> Gabriella Slade -> Abigayle Claire -> Sarah Baker -> Jebraun Clifford -> Emily Kopf -> Rosalie Valentine -> Kylie Gregory  -> Olivia Rose.

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

Remember, I said giveaways. Emphasis on the plural there. I’m also hosting a little giveaway just for you, my wonderful followers. So, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form to enter to win a print (albeit, unsigned) copy of The Girl Who Could See!

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A winner will be picked from my giveaway on June 18 and announced on June 19.

You should really just enter both giveaways so that the odds are a little more in your favor, just saying…


Did my (wildly amazing) reasons convince you to buy this fabulous book? Have you seen this book around your social media at all? What new book releases are you excited about?

With love,

Rosalie

P.S. – basically this post can be summed up in these 8 words: Everyone should read The Girl Who Could See.

P.P.S. – I feel like I deserve an award for giving 21 (wildly amazing) reasons without giving a single spoiler. If that’s not a feat worthy of recognition, I’m not sure what is. So whenever you kids wanna get me that award…. ;)

The Penprints Flash Fiction Dash [the giant wrap-up post]

The time has come to wrap up the very first ever Penprints Flash Fiction Dash (refer back to this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about)!

There were 44 initial sign ups, 44 prompts went out, and 26 stories came back! My mind = so blown by how excited people got about this challenge and by the uniqueness of each story submitted.

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How this wrap-up works:

All the stories are linked to the prompts below, either via a PDF file or a blot post on the author’s blog.

The stories are divided into very broad genre generalizations (and if I didn’t know what genre to stick it in, it went in “other”), and the last two stories are separate from their genres because they were inspired by song prompts rather than picture prompts (I didn’t want them to get lost in all the pictures, so that’s why I put them at the end in their own little category).

Scroll through this post and click on the picture prompt(s) of the stories you want to read!

NOTE: I do not own any of the following pictures that were used as prompts, and I also don’t own either of the songs used as prompts.

Fantasy.

The Reeducation of Kylee Flintlock by Kat Vinson of Sparks of Ember.

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Impossible Love by Adaline Griffiths.

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Till the Wind Changes by A.K.R. Scott.

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Empty Image by Amanda Cox of Hope Perch.

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Painted with Light by Kathryn McConaughy of The Language of Writing.

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Under the Surface by Moya Tobey of An Existence Transcribed.

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White Winds by Emily Jayne.

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The Confession by Rachel Leroy.

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Paper Boat by Melinda Wagner.

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Ellusa by Katherine Massengill.

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The Dragon in the Mini by Chelsea Hindle.

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Science Fiction.

Strange by Evan Hildreth of Plot Hole Fragments.

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Poisoned Time by Kyle Shultz.

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So Close by Leah E.

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Contemporary.

The Backup by Heather Tabata.

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Clouds by Alina Kanaski of Ordinary Adventures.

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Bird-watching and Other Human Pursuits by Jebraun Clifford.

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Ali Green by Lindsey Tessa of Story Haven.

Other.

Away by Michael Blaylock of Fencing With Ink.

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Underwater Dance by Nicole Fritz.

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Hoofbeats in My Heart by Sarah Rodecker.

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A Delusional Path by Annalia Fiore.

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Historical.

Anika Rojkkers’ Experience of 1953 by Laura Danner of Flowers in My Basket.

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Stories from a song prompt.

Collapse of the General Eternal by Just B. Jordan written from “Ghost of a King” by The Grey Havens.

Birdie by Emily Kazmierski written from “Keeping Your Head Up” by Birdie.

The giveaway winner!

All the writers who sent a story back to me (even if they didn’t want it included in this post) were entered to win The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction as well as a one year subscription to the Splickety Publishing Group magazine of their choice!

So I picked a name out of a hat (okay, I just typed all the names into a random name picker, but that’s just boring sounding), and I need a drumroll people.

*whispers* Are you giving me a drumroll?

The giveaway winner is Laura Danner, author of Anika Rojkker’s Experience of 1953! Woohoo!! Congrats, Laura! I’ll be shooting you an email in a day or two!

And congratulations and thank you to each of you lovely people who signed up and wrote stories!

So, which story was your favorite? Have you fallen in love with flash fiction yet??

With love,

Rosalie

P.S. – yes, yes, this post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I encountered major technical difficulties. Thus, this amazing wrap-up post was delayed a day. :( Trust me, there was much growling and groaning and gnashing of teeth as I tried to trouble shoot the technical hiccups. Updates on delays and post sneak peaks and such can be found on my Facebook page, just so ya know.
P.P.S. – writers who participated in this challenge, keep a weather eye on your inboxes as a debrief email should be arriving within the next couple of days.