It’s currently 2:15 PM on Wednesday and–WAIT. LOOK AT THAT. IT’S ACTUALLY WEDNESDAY. (I think I deserve an award.)
Things are crazy right now, but what else is new? I’m kind of in love with this semester. It’s hard keeping up with everything, and it’s about to get harder, but “everything” consists of really awesome classes, and projects I’m super excited about, and people I love, so it’s worth it, you know? (Now if only I had time to sleep for more than six hours a night.)
Things that have happened since last week:
The first Ch1Con Chat!
Members of the Chapter One Young Writers Conference team and our friends got together to talk about writing and books for our first ever Ch1Con Chat. We’re going to be doing a Ch1Con Chat the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 PM eastern. Want to help us choose the topic for the next chat? Vote here! And you can watch this month’s chat below. [Beware the numerous technical difficulties.]
Hannah and Julia’s Vlog is back!
Check it out! Hannah and I talk about what we did this summer.
I’m giving away a copy of Amy Zhang’s Falling into Place!
You read that right. I’m giving away a copy of Amy Zhang’s debut YA contemporary novel Falling into Place. You can learn about the book and giveaway here and enter to win here. (It’ll run until October 17th, so you’ve got about a week left to try to get your hands on this amazing book!)
This week’s Wordy Wednesday is a lullaby-ish-thing I wrote last week. I felt like playing guitar, but I was really tired and the sun was all warm, so I basically ended up putting myself to sleep.
Turn the lights down low
Lay your head down now
It’s okay to sleep
When the rain is coming down
Tell me all your dreams
They’ll be less scary
Once you set them free
Feel free to talk to me
This is all a fever dream
It’s so much less than it seems
You’re falling, but it’s only to sleep
Tell me, are you counting sheep today
This is all going to disappear
When you wake up from here
Close your eyes and you will see the sunrise,
what’s left of me
I’m just a whisper in your ear
You’ll wake up far away from here
You will dream of the sea
On a warm summer day
With the water so blue
Flowers blooming like in May
And you will dance in the sand
Holding my hand
Don’t you look at me
Or I’ll be sea glass beneath your feet
This is all a fever dream
Faster than it seems
You’re flying, but it’s only towards
A door opening to a better day
I know today is hard
Like burning out the stars
But there’s always more,
You will find your way
Just not today
So close your eyes and sleep
These dreams are yours to keep
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you’ve been up to, in the comments!