Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Music 30

Hi, everyone!

It's the start of a new week, which means the start to dozens of opportunities. It's amazing how much life can change in the matter of a single week.

And something that I've been reminding myself of lately is that it only takes one. One agent saying she/he loves your book and wants to rep you; one editor saying she/he loves your book even more and wants to publish you; one yes on your part to drastically change your life in ways you've dreamed of but never imagined could actually happen.

So just keep working. Just keep going. Giving up won't get you any closer to your goals. It may be easier, but the good things in life rarely are.

And without further ado, here is your Monday Music! It's the finale music from season one of Game of Thrones. Hope you enjoy!



Happy Monday!

Katie

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Music 29

Hi, everyone!

Remember last week when I said that my summer would consist of summer courses, traveling, and writing? Well, that's changed. A lot.

Let me start from the beginning: Monday after writing that post, I got a phone call after class asking for a phone interview. It happened, I waited, and Tuesday morning the job was offered to me. Wednesday morning I accepted it. Why? Because it's an adventure, because I've always wanted to work out of state, because I happen to love the West and Wyoming seems to me to be a good place to experience it.

So that's where I'll be from May 15 through October. I hope to make new friends, have new adventures, and finally draft my YA Western (and Julie will be happy about this, hehe). I've begun outlining it and creating characters and hell, this is one fun manuscript I have planned. I also hope to finally finish critiquing manuscripts, because school has sapped what time I would have dedicated to that.

But I'm EXCITED. I've never done anything like this before, so I think it's fitting I do it before I really get into university. So, you guys have any advice for me? And without further ado, here is your Monday Music selection! This week's is called The Fire by Sons of Midnight. Hope you enjoy!


Happy Monday!

Katie

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Music 28

Hi, everyone!

Can you believe Easter is THIS Sunday? Where has the time gone?! It's crazy how fast the time has gone.

This summer is going to consist of a biology class to get it out of the way before I transfer. I also hope to FINALLY draft (and hopefully completing!) my Western clockpunk-ish YA adventure crazy story. And, if I have time, drafting my OTHER book which will remain completely mysterious for the time being. Just know I'm completely excited about both of them. And, hopefully, I'll finally have an agent by the time summer ends. 

I saw Captain America 2 yesterday and HOLY CRAP was it epic. I recommend everyone goes to see it, like, right now. The only thing that I was waiting for the entire movie was for Hawkeye to appear. 

Anyway, I think this is enough rambling. On to your Monday Music selection! This week's is called Angels by Skylar Cahn. Hope you enjoy!


Happy Monday!

Katie

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Music 27

Hi, everyone!

Today, it's actually starting to feel like spring. We had snow (yes, snow!) on last Wednesday night and since then it's been cold and blustery. Now, however, walking across campus was wonderful, with birds singing and the sun shining and a light breeze that lifts my hair off my neck.

It was beautiful, to say the least. From what I recall, there are still random snowstorms in the East, so I hope those go away soon. I'm ready for spring.

Anyway, onto your Monday Music selection! This week's is called After the Fall by Two Steps From Hell. It's one of the first sings I ever discovered by them, and I absolutely love it. Hope you do, too!


Happy Monday!

Katie