#lifeofawriter

Day 18 of #igwritersdec is writing milestones. I've checked off a few since I started writing my first manuscript on November 1, 2008, but I'm just getting started!
☑️ Drafted first manuscript
☑️ First writing conference
☑️ First fiction writing award
☑️ Queried first manuscript (not my first written)
☑️ First published short story in an anthology
☑️ First book signing for an anthology
☑️ Taught my first workshop
☑️ Signed with my agent (manuscript 7)
☑️ Sent manuscript on submission (manuscript 7)

Can't wait to see what 2018 brings!
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#write #writing #writer #writinglife #lifeofawriter #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writingcommunity #goals #goalsachieved #progress #mywritingjourney #persistence #dontgiveup #justkeepswimming

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The best writing spots I've found this month all had beautiful river views. I think I might have a type 🐠

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When I think of nature + beauty - I think of the desert. To some, it's ugly, dry, deserted. But to me it's one of the most beautiful places you'll ever experience.⠀

The plants that grow + animals that call this space home are consistent, real + unapologetically raw. They understand that in order to really live, to thrive - they must break through the hardest of soil that holds them down. To change - they have to shed the old + make room for the new. Sometimes they'll acquire drought + hardships - to help them let go of being perfect + keep pushing to grow. They've learned to receive every drop that does come with gratitude + faith - knowing that they'll be provided with just what is needed. And they understand that in order to flourish - you must spread all the best bits of you. ⠀

The beauty isn't in the vibrance + abundance of the things seen. There's no excess or fluff. The beauty in the desert lives in it's ability to ⠀
L E T G O, H O N E S T L Y + only hold onto what it's needed to shift, shape + thrive as the element that it is + reveal the things that it's meant to show. Every time I've needed a reminder on letting go, I've found myself sitting still, listening to the sounds of this dry, desolate area of land. ⠀

photo: Octillo Desert // @seaweedandgravel Moto Campout Experience, October 2017⠀

#somestoriesinspire

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When you’ve been writing entirely too long, but you don’t want to stop! 🤣 #writer #lifeofawriter #picoftheday #passion #creativeminds #beinspired #bemotivated

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#DauntlessDecember #Grateful
I have so many blessings for which to be grateful - my dear, sweet hubby, and the adventures he takes me on, my dear friend and her beautiful children, my family, my tastebuds (and coffee), the beauty around us, books (education and entertainment), and the many opportunities life has afforded me to travel.

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Wenn sie zu dir sagen: „Das schaffst du nicht!“, mach dir keine Sorgen deswegen. Erstens wissen sie es nicht besser und zweitens sehen sie nicht, was du siehst. Was sie eigentlich meinen, ist: „Wir schaffen das nicht!“ Lass dich nicht verunsichern, dreh dich um, LÄCHLE und gehe weiter deinen Weg - in deinem Tempo. Denke immer daran: Du bist stärker, als du glaubst! #whynot #diesesbescheuerteherz #aufgebenistkeineoption #blackandwhite #larsamend #fotografie #hamburg #hotellife #coaching #inspiration #motivation #mindset #loveyourself #goodvibes #spreadlove #lifeofawriter #dreambig Foto: @thelarsweberphotography

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And the first edition of the Benin carnival was lit ladies and gentlemen. Premiere of #Esohe the movie next. Don’t forget #The BlindSpot” in Cinemas January 5th. A must watch (www.theblindspotmovie.com) #alfredidolovenuggets #lifeofafilmmaker #nollywoodlivingthelife #Lifeofamoviemaker #lifeofamoviedirector #Wordsmith #Lifeofapoet #Lifeofawriter #SonofIgodomigodo #ThatEdoMan #lafamilia #TheBLINDSPOT

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...My Life... Chaos or not, I do what makes me feel alive regardless! 😍 I'm becoming better and better with getting my priorities right I reckon 😬
May the distractions of life give you even bigger power to do what makes you feel happy 😊
~NN

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After a fruitful day filled with (re)writing on my manuscript, doing some household chars and doing a short training on my racebike, out for diner with John. With this moelleux chocolat as dessert. 😄
Enjoy your evening!
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Na een vruchtbare dag met (her)schrijven aan mijn manuscript, wat huishouden doen en een korte training op mijn racefiets, uit eten met John. Met deze moelleux chocolat als dessert. 😄
Geniet van je avond!
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#moelleuxchocolat #dessert #bikeride #amwriting #writerswrite #writing #schrijven #writer #schrijver #author #auteur #lifeofawriter #thewritelife #writerslife #writerlylife #writersofinstagram #nevernotwriting #amediting #amrevising #wordcount #writegoal #writingprompt #writenow #writemotivation #novel #roman #nonfiction #youngadult #YA #manuscript

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I’m about to once again work a shift as a barista because apparently I’m just that attached to coffee (well, and paying my bills). I’m actually enjoying being back in the coffee industry so far and I’m trying to remember that my life is fluid, my career isn’t determined exclusively by what I’m doing right now to pay bills. I’ve got a lot of different irons in the fire right now; I’m allowed to pursue many different goals and projects and jobs. -
In other news, I’m loving this collection of essays by 20 twentysomethings. And reading it while I sip a honey-cinnamon latte I just made is pretty great. • •







#dontquityourdaydream #creativehappylife #beyourownboss #bossbabe #dowhatyoulove #creativebusiness #ipreview @previewapp #aspiringwriter #lifeofawriter #writersnetwork #writersofinsta #writergram #writingsociety #bookish #writemore #amreading #books #currentlyreading #bookaddict #studytime #igwrites #igreads #schedule #amwriting #coffeeshop

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Emotionally Unavailable:
"Basically, the term describes someone who's evasive, makes up excuses, or simply doesn't like to talk to about how they feel or their relationships". Do you think allowing oneself to be emotionally available hurt after hurt is easy? Do you REALLY think it comes easy to me and those like me that try to stay open? If you do, you're not just emotionally unavailable, you're ignorant. Stupid. You call yourself strong? A warrior? Brave even...? You're not. Not in my eyes. You're still just a scared little boy. Get honest with yourself and then maybe you can be honest with the people you say you love. You will never know true love until you can be completely honest with yourself. What are you afraid of? #lunargirlmusings #emotionallyunavailable #17syllables #haiku #instahaikugram #haikuoftheday #haikuaday #dailyhaiku #dailywriting #lifeofawriter #shadowside #lookinthemirror #mirrorreflection #scorpiocancer #unavailable #exhausted #exhausting #openheart #heartattack #coward #fighter #lookatyourself #openup #chakras #energyhealing #letitflow #dontbescared #3andahalfyears

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...Born To Write...
And live forever
In the endless stories
And all the worlds imaginable... ❤️📝✍️❤️ I'll live forever in my artworks as well. How about you?
~NN

BTW: This artwork is copyrighted. Feel free to repost it with my tag.

You can also order a high resolution print and canvas. Simply drop me a message 😊

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Imagine being in a world where you set up home and got comfortable then after so many years it faded away because of your own very actions. I can agree my writing in some cases seems sad, explicit and a little too much. I like it that way, I would rather not sugar coat my mistakes but to list them down and fix and or overcome. I bring closure with my writing to help me, help you and help the ones struggling to stay above water. #words #wordsonpaper #lifeofapoet #lifeofawriter #poets #poetry #poetryisart #poetryislife #poetrycommunity #poetrycorner #poetryofig #poetryofinstagram #writingsociety #writingcorner #writingcommunity #writersofinsta #writersofig

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My favorite book in The Twilight Saga is without a doubt New Moon, because it shows a different side of the Cullen family and introduces the werewolves 😄
The original cover for the book is also my favorite because it features one of my favorite flowers - a tulip 🌷 Unfortunately, that’s not the version I’ve got, since it was a Christmas or birthday present, so I didn’t choose the book myself 😉
Which one is your favorite in the series and why? Comment below and tell me all about it 😄📚
P.S: Some people tell me that they think I have way too many Christmas and winter earrings, but judging by how much I love this season, I could easily get even more 😂🎄

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