downsonderlane

2 coffees and a book ✔️ Well, my own book that is. I only have one class today and the entire afternoon/evening will be dedicated to moving...so sneaking in some writing time before that. . . . James Patterson says you should write for at least an hour everyday and that if you really love it, you’ll find the time. I struggle with that exact ratio but I do write at least about 5 hours a week with school. I’m sure the more I do it, the faster I’ll get at it and therefore the more routine my writing schedule will become. 🤷‍♀️ ✍️ . . . #bookstagram #bookish #bookbabe #booknerd #bookworm #imalloftheabove #books #currentread #tbr #cr #bookish #bookworld #sonder #downsonderlane #peoplewatcher #iwrite #writersofig #writingcommunity #writerinprogress #iread

R E S E A R C H... I never knew how much research it would take just to write one book! I’m finding that every single chapter I write has me googling something new...even things I thought I knew a lot about. Manhattan, for instance, is a place I’m fairly familiar with, but I’ve had to print out so many maps to make sure I have street names spelled correctly, accurate neighborhood boundaries and verifying ave vs. st. Thank God for Google Maps! How did writers do it before the Internet?! . . . #itakemyhatofftothem #prehistoric #research #google #writerslife #somuchresearch #bookstagram #bookish #bookbabe #booknerd #bookworm #imalloftheabove #books #currentread #tbr #cr #bookish #bookworld #sonder #downsonderlane #peoplewatcher #iwrite #writersofig #writingcommunity #writerinprogress #iread

This quote is from Mrs. M. I #dnf that book 😐 it’s not that I didn’t like it, I was just more interested in some other books on my TBR. I’ve shelved it (see what I did there 😂) for now but I’ll go back to it eventually. I was so excited to read another Australian story but you know what they say about hope deferred... . . . Do you ever not finish a book? I used to never do it but that was also the reason I would quit reading. I would get uninterested in a book but then feel too badly to put it down, so I’d just stop reading altogether. Soooo, once I realized how stupid that was, I put my first book down and never looked back haha! #freedom . . . #qotd # #downsonderlane #booknerd #writerinprogress #iwrite #writingcommunity #books #tbr #realbooks #bookworm #sonder #bookish #currentread #newreads #bookstagram #bookworld #bookbabe #novelidea #sonderlust #futureauthor #readmore #bookster #bookishpage #reading #bookaholic

I have had this book for like a year. I’ve picked it as #2 for my 20 hour flight that’s coming up in 3 WEEKS! 🎉 I’m just a tad excited to see my family and friends from the States 🇺🇸 . I’ll be posting while I’m there but probably more in stories than feed. Anyway... . . I’m excited to read this book. It’s once again based in NYC so it’s also a research book for me. I lived near the city for almost 10 years and I still need to familiarize myself with the neighborhoods. Like JP says, you can never do too much research... . . . #bookstagram #bookish #bookbabe #booknerd #bookworm #imalloftheabove #books #currentread #tbr #cr #bookish #bookworld #sonder #downsonderlane #peoplewatcher #iwrite #writersofig #writingcommunity #writerinprogress #iread #longflights #readingmaterial #nyc #newreads #words #realbooks #paperback #overseas #vacay

My throat is showing the first signs of a cold 😩 Hubby was sick for the better part of last week so I’m not not feeling that. I’m about to go buy olive leaf extract? Anyone heard of it? It’s supposed to kill the cold/flu on the spot (at the very beginning only). We shall see... . . . #sickdays #nooooo #coldandfluseason # #downsonderlane #amreading #bookbabe #readmore #bookishpage #cantstopreading #bookster #bookish #bookclub #bookstagram #novelidea #bookaholic #booknerd #futureauthor #bookworm #sonderlust #mycaptionsnevermatchmypictures #writingcommunity #literature #reading #sonder

Get ‘into’ your books. See what I did there? 😂 I heard a dad-joke this week and walked away not sure of the punchline. My husband looked over at me and said, “that kind of humor is wasted on you.” Don’t worry I smacked him (not hard btw) but he had a point. 🤷‍♀️ . . . #whoknows #dadjokes #mycaptionsnevermatchmypictures # #bookaholic #bookclub #writingcommunity #sonder #bookbabe #literature #bookstagram #bookishpage #cantstopreading #novelidea #bookworm #bookster #amreading #sonderlust #bookish #futureauthor #downsonderlane #reading #booknerd #readmore #booksandbeach #beachdays #beachbabe #sunshine #coldbeachdays #getupanddream

Comfy, cozy, pocket full of posies. 💐 my husband is working on our taxes today so I’m tasked with leaving him alone for hours. I’m supposed to be writing but of course, I’m procrastinating. 🙄🤫 . . . I was going to take a run today because it’s glorious outside but there’s something going on at the stadium next to my running path, so that’s a no go. Does anyone else hate exercising in front of people? I avoid it at all costs 🤷‍♀️ . . . #downsonderlane #bookish #bookishpage #bookworm #readmore #sonderlust #reading #cantstopreading #novelidea #sonder #bookaholic #literature #booknerd #bookster #futureauthor #writingcommunity #bookstagram #amreading #bookbabe #newreads #novelhangover #bookclub #crimenovels #murdermystery #takemeaway #iworkout #audiobooksforthewin #weirdphobias #fitnessmotivation

Coffee speaks to me...unfortunately, a little too much! My sister is getting married in about 6 weeks and I have 4 weeks left until I fly to the US for it. That means hard core dieting begins now. 😱 I have to limit my milk intake if I want to fit into that dress! Hello Americanos/Long Blacks. ☕️ . . . I will say for myself that I have been working out pretty religiously since November but that has mostly been muscle building, which means it’s time to shred. An added complexity is that I started university last night so now’s not the time to be limiting my coffee intake but here goes nothing! 😭😕 . . . #coffeegirl #coffee #coffeeme #booksandcoffee #goodreads #bookaholic #reading #getupanddream #sonderlust #cantstopreading #literature #futureauthor #bookish #bookworm #bookbabe #booknerd #bookster #downsonderlane #bookstagram #bookishpage #writingcommunity #sonder #amreading #readmore #novelidea

“Call me Ishmael.” (Moby-Dick) First lines are so important and this is one of the most famous. First lines, first impressions, first loves-they all matter because they set your expectation for what comes next. First firsts 😊 . . . #bookishpage #novelidea #cantstopreading #bookworm #readmore #amreading #bookseries #writingcommunity #sonderlust #sonder #bookish #futureauthor #bookaholic #goodreads #booknerd #bookster #bookstagram #downsonderlane #bookbabe #reading #getupanddream #beachbabe #takemeaway #booksandbeach #australia #beachdays #sunshine #literature

When time is limited, schedules are erratic and sleep is non-existent, coffee is the answer. I feel like I’m made up of coffee at this point, BUT, the amount of love that we’ve been surrounded with is nothing short of incredible. Thank you to everyone who sent their support, prayers and well wishes. . . . #goodreads #readmore #sonderlust #bookseries #bookster #bookbabe #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaholic #writingcommunity #novelidea #cantstopreading #futureauthor #amreading #reading #sonder #downsonderlane #booknerd #bookishpage #bookish

This book looks so cool. I’ve decided this is one of the books I will take with me on my plane trip in August. I’m heading to America for 4 weeks (teensy bit excited) and it’s about 20 hours of flying so I’m thinking 2 books on the way there and 2 more on the way back 🤔 Any suggestions on what I should bring? I’m a crime novel L O V E R... . . . #cantstopreading #bookstagram #sonderlust #novelidea #bookseries #bookster #takemeaway #bookbabe #readmore #futureauthor #bookaholic #bookworm #sonder #bookclub #writingcommunity #beachbabe #goodreads #bookishpage #booknerd #amreading #bookish #downsonderlane #reading #murdermystery #crimenovels #getupanddream

🎶 I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean 🎶 . . . I love to take my problems to the beach. When I stand here and watch the way that the ocean works in perfect order, it makes my problems seem insignificant. So much takes place under that deep blue horizon and I never even knew they were there. That reminds me that God has taken care of my problems too, before I even realized they were there. . . . #sunset #booksandbeach #takemeaway #beachbabe #booksandcoffee #bookclub #reading #novelidea #bookworm #novelhangover #mindfulness #bookishpage #booknerd #goodreads #bookaholic #downsonderlane #amreading #bookseries #bookish #bookstagram #bookster #bookbabe #futureauthor #sonderlust #sonder #writingcommunity #readmore #cantstopreading

How do you make time to read? I’m taking advantage of my school holidays to take a chunk out of my #goodreads goal of 50 books in a year, but there’s only so many books I can fit into 2 weeks. Maybe I’m a slow reader but I’ve done 15 books this year, most of which are audio books. 🤔 Well, at least I’m enjoying myself 😊 . . . #goals #pushingmylimits #makingtime #mindfulness # #futureauthor #bookworm #murdermystery #bookstagram #bookish #bookbabe #bookster #downsonderlane #bookclub #booknerd #novelidea #usedbookstores #bookishpage #crimenovels #sonderlust #sonder #bookseries #cantstopreading #booksandcoffee #readmore #reading #amreading #bookaholic #writingcommunity #audible

Hardback books...I’m a sucker for pretty books. I don’t know why but if a book is paperback I can pass it up, but if it’s hardback, I cannot just walk by. I haven’t even read any of these! 😂 😂 . . . #hardbacks #futureauthor #amreading #bookish #bookster #reading #bookclub #bookseries #readmore #sonderlust #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #novelidea #bookishpage #cantstopreading #bookworm #bookaholic #sonder #downsonderlane #bookbabe #usedbookstores #booknerd #murdermystery #crimenovels

I’ve done so many hours of study that my brain is exploding. So after I finished last night, I read for about an hour...or so I thought. I looked down at the clock and it said 11:00pm! What the heck?! . . . #murdermystery #novelhangover #bookworm #coffee #bookclub #crimenovels #coffeeme #bookishpage #bookseries #bookster #usedbookstores #maryhigginsclark #readmore #booknerd #sonder #bookaholic #futureauthor #amreading #downsonderlane #bookstagram #reading #goodreads #bookbabe #uplate #cantstopreading

While I was reading this, I kept thinking, ‘this would make a great series’. 🤔 Then I go to buy another MHC book and see this is the 3rd book in the series. 🤦‍♀️ I hate picking up in the middle, but I’m here now. Going to try to find #1 and pretend I don’t know what happens.🙄 . . . #maryhigginsclark #bookseries # #amreading #downsonderlane #bookaholic #bookish #bookbabe #sonder #sonderlust #bookishpage #novelidea #bookworm #goodreads #booknerd #bookstagram #bookclub #bookster #reading #futureauthor #coffee #coffeeme #crimenovels #murdermystery #readmore #novelhangover #alldressedinwhite #usedbookstores #coffeegirl #booksandcoffee

One exam down...three to go. Cheers for getting my feet wet! . . . Side note: has anyone noticed how much exam ‘procedure’ has changed? My gosh, after checking everything, I thought they were going to give me a strip search! I couldn’t even have coffee with me in case I’d hidden the answers in my coffee. 🤢 As if I’d ever ruin coffee like that... . . . #examprep #exams #onedown #threetogo #downsonderlane #bookbabe #bookish #bookster #sonder #booknerd #futureauthor #bookworm #reading #goodreads #bookstagram #bookaholic #sonderlust #audible #amreading #bookishpage #australia #coffeeme #coffee