February Wrap-Up

Goals achieved:

  1. Read 5 books, including one in Spanish??? (feeling smart)
  2. Edited my manuscript Devonna and sent it to my agent (feeling awesome, and nervous AF what is this new life of mine?)
  3. Edited half of my other manuscript I’m writing in French (because who needs a social life? me. definitely me.)
  4. WENT ROCK-CLIMBING TWICE EVEN THOUGH I’M TERRIFIED OF IT AND THE OPPOSITE OF STRONG (feeling like a freaking ninja)
  5. Reached 1,000 followers on AWA (feeling proud)
  6. Put my flat on Airbnb to fund my next trip to Asia (feeling overwhelmed; I was not expecting that many reservations and requests in less than a week and this to become a second full-time job, but oh well, as I said, who needs a social life anyway? ME. OH MY GOD ALL THE WAY ME.)

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My 5 (Unusual) Travel Goals of 2019

Almost two months into 2019, and I still haven’t had time to really sit down and plan out where I want to go this year. (AND PLANNING IS LITERALLY MY PASSION SO THIS IS PROOF LIFE HAS BEEN BUSY AF PEOPLE.)

But instead of the usual: I want to go there and there and there! I thought I’d try to make my goals a little different. After all …

journey

So here are my 5 slightly unusual goals of 2019. Continue reading “My 5 (Unusual) Travel Goals of 2019”

7 Lines from my WIP

I felt like sharing some of my favorite lines from my story Dean & Lily! Even though I’ve postponed the release of Season 2 because I got an agent (bragging) and I’m focussing on another manuscript (busy busy), I’m still in the middle of writing and editing seasons 3 to 5 and the characters keep haunting me on a daily basis (help, plis). 

So I thought I’d give them some attention and let them speak today. Here are 7 snippets from various seasons of Dean & Lily:

ONE

Dean drags me into a dark boutique, hides us inside a changing room, and grabs my face with one firm hand. That’s when I realize I’m hyperventilating.

“Hey, hey, look at me.”

I shake my head, panting. “I don’t want to be holding a gun.”

– Season 2

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Where in the World Book Tag

**Audrey feels like doing a book tag.**

**Audrey only has twenty minutes to write a post.**

**Audrey also experiences huge travel craves.**

Here’s the result! This really short but fun book tag I hope you’ll like!

RULES

  1. Name three books that you loved that are set in another city (or strongly inspired by it if fantasy).
  2. Share three places in the world that you think would make an awesome setting for a book.
  3. Tag as many people as you want!

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2018 in Writing

Funny how it felt like I hadn’t accomplished that much in the writing department this year, and when I sat down to make a list I realized it’s been an awesome year! Here are some of the highlights:

1. I got an agent!

I still can’t believe it. An actual agent is willing to represent my manuscript Devonna. HOW COOL IS THAT?

highfivingangels

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Top 10 Books Read in 2018

I know. I’m late. But technically, I think we can make 2018-related posts all through January. And I have a good excuse: I’M WRITING TWO BOOKS AT THE SAME TIME OH MY GOD MY LIFE GONE CIAO WHY PLEASE NO.

I’m just editing so much and editing literally turns my brain into an unstable piece of uselessness, so whenever I’m not working or writing, I curl in a ball and watch The Office a.k.a my new reason to live.

It’s a tough beginning, 2019. BUT I READ 51 BOOKS IN 2018 YAY.

And here’s my Top 10, in no particular order: Continue reading “Top 10 Books Read in 2018”

Top 5 Travel Moments of 2018

I can’t believe that 12 months ago, I was starting off the new year on a beach in Mexico, celebrating with amazing people from around the world, unaware of what this year was going to be like. (It rocked.)

2018 was a roller-coaster of emotions and even though I definitely had my downs, the ups beat them all. But now the year is coming to an end, and we’ve reached that part of the year that I think I love best: looking back at the awesome memories and dreaming of the adventures to come.

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Night at the Asylum – Hours 8-10

Written by Nimika Bhatnagar, from wordhaven,

and Audrey Francis-Plante, from audreywritesabroad

HOUR 8

“Okay, okay,” I mutter to myself as I walk toward the next room. “Calm down. It was all in your head. It’s all just in your head.”

It’s in your head.

It’s in your head.

It’s in your head.

 

I cross the hole in a wall where a door used to stand and step into a corridor with about five doors on each side of it. I open the first door on my right.

 

He’s in my room.

 

Mara is in the room. Continue reading “Night at the Asylum – Hours 8-10”

Mini Halloween Book Tag

Hello everybody! October is almost over which means 2 things:

  1. Candies and chocolate come to mama//Halloween
  2. NANOWRIMO OH MY GOD WILL I MAKE IT OUT ALIVE?

In-between panic attacks, I felt like doing a quick book tag on the theme of Halloween, and of course I found out there’s a LOT of tags on that theme out there, and I got a little overwhelmed at the idea of finding one, since most of them are quite long. So I just decided to make my own little Halloween Tag.

Here it is!

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How I Plan my Trips – Travel More Series

We all want to get the most of our trips. We worked all year to afford them, we only have 10 days to visit as much of our dream city as we can, and we feel a little overwhelmed at the idea of doing this right.

Where to start?

I used to plan every single detail of my trips, and to be honest the more I travel the less I plan (if I plan at all, like I did in Nicaragua). Nothing is going to go exactly as you expected anyway. And it’s always great to be flexible not to miss out on awesome opportunities that will arise out of nowhere.

But the way I plan a trip can be divided in THREE CATEGORIES. Here they are: Continue reading “How I Plan my Trips – Travel More Series”

Song of the Black City // Looking for Fellow Wattpad Writers

500 words

Fantasy

Excerpt of a WIP

Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

Hello lovely readers!

I’m considering writing a short novel on Wattpad and I wondered if any of you guys were already on it? I’m looking for pieces of advice, fellow writers to follow, and I want to discover new stories, so if you’re on wattpad and writing fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, let me know in the comments, we should be friends! 😀

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How I Travel So Much

The Travel More series was inspired by Marica, who asked me a few questions about my travel habits that I hope I’ll be able to answer in my next three posts! (Thank you so much for your interest and your loyal follow of my blog, Marica! You’re the  best!)

Before I jump into this, I’d like to share with you something that annoys me.

What annoys the hell out of me: When I announce to my friends that I’m going to, say Ireland, and they all go: “OH MY GOD YOU’RE SO LUCKY!”

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