The I-Wrote-a-Book-and-I-Need-to-Get-Away-to-Refuel Trip

Last month, I finished the first draft of my WIP, and it was really intense. At one point, I wrote 17 000 words in just a couple of days. Needless to say, I felt really empty and kind of depressed once it was over.

I wanted so badly to go back to the world of my book and write more dialogues between my characters, but I knew I had to get away from the story so I could come back to it with a fresh, editing eye.

So I went to the mountains.

More specifically, to Gaspésie National Park, in Quebec. Here’s my hiking/emptying-my exhausted-brain trip in photos. Continue reading “The I-Wrote-a-Book-and-I-Need-to-Get-Away-to-Refuel Trip”

something good

i think of summers so free and wild i couldn’t hold it in

i acted precisely as i felt the second i felt it

and i never gave a damn

what they might think of me

 

i loved the absolute knowledge i bathed in

that wherever i spent the night escaping

fuzzy drinking madly dancing

i could end up in your arms

and they’d be warm and open Continue reading “something good”

March Wrap-up

It was SO time that winter got the hell out of my life because I’ve been stuck with a cold for half of March and it’s STILL going on, peops. I was exhausted all month so I read very little and wrote even less and omg MARCH SUCKS.

Hello, April, bring me sun and don’t be an asshole, like your brother, thanks.

So here’s what I read in March: Continue reading “March Wrap-up”

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”

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

Continue reading “2018 in Writing”

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.

Here’s my Top 5 Travel Moments of 2018: Continue reading “Top 5 Travel Moments of 2018”

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”

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