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Today’s #igwritersmay prompt is signature, and while I love meeting authors and getting books signed (and, let’s be honest, getting to sign my own books for readers some day), today I’ve been thinking a lot about a different kind of author signature. In @sara_raasch newsletter today (if you don’t subscribe, go do it right now. We’ll wait here until you get back.) she discusses similarities between her previous series and her new one and notes that there are certain themes in both that are just a part of her and so they appear on the page. And that got me thinking about an author’s signature in the way of the tiny pieces of ourselves that we leave in our books. What sort of things do you want to be known for? What would you consider to be your favorite author’s “signature”?

Today, I’m speaking at a high school about writing! Things you should know about writing: 1. It’s hard. 2. It sometimes isn’t fun. 3. But other times it consumes you and is the best place to let out all your thoughts and emotions. . . Any writers out there? . . This gorgeous print is by @lucyintheskycreations who is amazing!!! . . #bibliophile #bookishlife #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #booktography #lucyintheskycreations #bookart #writersofig #yawriter #authorofinstagram #authorlife

This weekend was crazy and this week so far has been a trip. My mind is divided between two projects, with the theme of both starting to sound a lot like this. 😂 a message I'm clearly excited to dive into! Hope everyone's week is off to a great, inspired start!

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So, the last few days have been hard. This is one of the problems I have with 13 reasons why. It's disguised as this show that is trying to help people with mental illness, but both times I finished a season, I have been left in a funk for a few days afterwards. It's "tough topic" heavy but severely lacking any real human element, so I'm just left feeling disconnected and drained. I haven't written for three days now and my brain hasn't wanted to work as of late :( just recovering now. Sorry if content has been few and far between. 💖 . . My mom got me this rose today and I thought it looked so picturesque next to my bed, so of course I had to capture it.

Woohoo, my June #owlcrate box is here! 🙌🏼Check out my story for the unboxing video. 🖤

This momma is gonna write her ❤️ out today, how about you?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kick Monday in the butt--sit down and write those words!! It's finally naptime for the little so here I am, at the computer with notebook ready to get this revising DONE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's your goal today?? . . . . . . #iamwriting #write #writing #notebook #coffeelove #author #yaauthor #writingcommunity #creativewriting #creativelifehappylife #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #writersofinstagram #girlboss #teatime #notebook #writemore #writersofig #authorlife #yawriter #girlwriter #writingmotivation #writinginspiration #inspiration #ladyboss #amwriting #writergram #novelist #yalit #writersofbookstagram

This is your reminder to set some goals for the week. It doesn’t matter what last week, last month, or last year looked like; the next seven days can bring you closer to where you want to be. But only if you intentionally take those steps.💛 #motivationmonday I’m planning out my week and looking ahead to set realistic goals for this round of revisions and beyond. 🤓 . . . . . #OwlWriters #writersfollowwriters #amwriting #amwritingya #writerlife #writerslife #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #writing #writerscommunity #writersoninstagram #writersofig #writers #writemore #writinglife #amrevising #amediting #writerscorner #writernetwork #writinginspiration #writersworld #YAWriter

So fun! @morgamat and @simonteen are having a scavenger hunt (!!!) in honor of the upcoming release of Morgan’s new book, Save The Date. The theme for week 1 is something old, so I included a few vintage books from my collection, an antique inlay box, and a tiny iron horse that belonged to my husband’s great grandfather. #savethedatesweeps

WHO WILL WIN?! A local high school art class did a fanart contest for the excerpt of "Strayed" and I need your help deciding who will win! Comment the number you like best! This is the LAST ROUND! I know we can do this!!! . . . . #instacontest #contest #iggiveaway #contestday # #writersofinstagram #reading #bookworm #books #bibliophile #booklover #bookphotography #booknerd #yawriter #bookblogger #bookish #bookaddict #igreads #bookstagram #bookporn #instagood #amwritingfantasy #instareads #writingcommunity #📚 #writing #bookgram #wip #amwriting #authors #writerslife

My amazing agents were nice enough to hook me up with some reading material before I left LA, and I've been slowly making my way through. Is it totally biased and self serving to say that @rootliterary has a crazy eye for talent? All these books are SO GOOD! 🖤I can't wait to make individual posts for them.