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April 23, 2018

 

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Ah. A blog.

 

How very millennial of me.

 

If you’ve been following my YouTube goings-on, this probably isn’t a surprise; video-making and I have had a very public and complicated relationship. Recently I took time away to reassess how I felt about the whole thing, and after a period of rigorous navel-gazing I jumped back in only to find myself still not completely happy. Blogging, however, seems like the most natural solution to a few of my problems.

 

The most stubborn of my issues had to do with words. Ironic. Mainly, they were worries that I wasn't saying something the right way, or that I could've been saying something better, or that I wasn't even talking like a human being, all of which caused me to overthink and stutter until nothing at all was really emerging besides a steady stream of drool. But blogs! Beautiful blogs! I have all the time in the world to consider my words. I also like that I don't have to worry about my face or body language; this switch takes a three-dimensional experience and turns it one-dimensional, and there's nothing more appealing to a perfectionist than the notion of ruling over one glorious dimension. Also, I figure this will be a good way for me to share book-related information or announcements with slightly more leeway and creative potential than a tweet.

 

I think there’s still some content that’s just best suited to YouTube, so don’t take this as a towel-throwing—maybe I could even read these posts on there?—but for the time being, blogs and I are going to hang out. Maybe catch a movie. Flirtatiously brush hands in our popcorn.

 

I won’t promise any weekly schedule for now; if my recent attempt at bullet journaling is anything to go by, I am going to post every day for one week and then never again. I'm trying to remedy that temptation by compiling a list of ideas:

 

  • I wanted to talk about GRAFFITI a bit. An in-depth explanation as to how I self-published, things I wish I'd done differently

  • Writing habits. How I outline, draft, edit

  • Mindset-related things. Motivation, productivity, discipline, writer's block

  • Getting started as a young writer

 

If there's anything you'd like me to touch on do let me know.

 

Also, the release of TTAKS is only 286 days away, and there are so many exciting things yet to be announced/revealed! Cover and character portraits and giveaways and playlists and ARCs and chapter readings and pins and bookmarks and allsorts. Obviously 286 days seems like comically many, but considering everything that still needs to be done, I'm not sure I'd be opposed to a bit more time.

 

 

Lots of exciting things on the horizon, gang. Will keep you posted.

 

- Savannah

 

 

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