First article of the year dropped last week. Let me tell how life works. When I decided to get serious about having my writings published, @blavityinc was the first outlet to publish anything. That was in 2017. Fast forward to almost 2yrs later, I get to chat with the CEO & Co-Founder @morgandebaun herself. This year is already off to a good start. I’m coming out the gate strong this year, just wait on it. Talk about full circle🙏🏾✨ click the link in my bio to read
Astrid Snow in Malice. Art by @freemechanism and story by me.
It hit me today that this isn't fun to me anymore.
Tedious? Yes. Anxiety inducing? Sure. But not fun. And I try to keep myself from going down roads that bother me.
Fighting this terrible Instagram algorithm is tiresome. Looking at analytics and trying to post at the right times of day and just the general wearing down of slow growth is...irritating?
I say all that to say that I might post at odd times. I might post art and stories you've seen already with new captions or revelations. I might post stories that have nothing to do with my mains, or excerpts to my newly published works, or random writing tutorials.
I just want to go back to doing things I like instead of worrying about what performs well.
Stick with me if you'd like. .
A love post to my fellow writers💝
How To Stay Focused In 2019 🧠
🤔 Which of these 5 do you regularly use??
Focus is one of the most important skills we can develop in order to maintain productivity and stay on top of our health, happiness, work, and life overall. We live in the least-focused society of all time with the creation of social networks that are actually designed to distract us from what we need to do in any given moment.
🖐🏼 These 5 lifestyle habits are great ways to stay focused in this noisy world we live in, but they take work and planning, as with anything else worth having! We need to stay in control of our surroundings instead of letting them control us and steal our focus. This takes daily practice and patience!
adding to my Season 2 list of #adultsdontread...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
and this one's a thickums. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had to get my hands on the book heard 'round the world from @tadeyemibooks because she's a rockstar.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(and her brother @tobilou is a rapper that I listen to, constantly)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This bestseller is already going to become a movie in the near future.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Will you be watching or reading?
47 39611:00 PM Sep 8, 2018
My first book came out today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And I feel like I’ve said everything I need to say about it so now I will just say ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
thank you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(If you want to see the process of me writing my book from beginning to end, you can look at the #iatlbook stories highlight ) ✨
Book Design: @karespears
Book Cover Photo: @dollyave
Copy Editing: @hellourma_
51 2399:37 PM Nov 19, 2018
Nothing like walking around manless in Paris to get you thinking about the timeless and universal topic of love. Have I already met my soulmate? 🤭😅Is there a certain age that we are all guaranteed to cross paths with the partner we are destined to be with?
My thoughts on the blog !
To all of my girls following me as I read the Bible, I finally finished Deuteronomy, y’all. It was.....a task. But I’m happy I got through it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the reasons why I wanted to read the Bible for myself from beginning to end at this stage in my life was because I wanted to see how I, a Black woman, identified with the faith that I grew up with- today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Has the erasure of women and their stories just been a thing since the beginning of time?
Were we called to love people that are different than us or is it God’s way to cast them away? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I will say this.
If I had only been taught the Old Testament, I would have been afraid to be a Christian. I would have felt abandoned, overlooked. Hopeless, even. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m hoping that when I get to the part about Jesus- He is exactly who I remembered Him to be. Even with me skipping around to “get to the good parts” when I was younger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Living before He was born was truly a scary thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you would like to read with me (and the other women in my #blacksinnerwoman group) go to the link in my bio and join us. Deuteronomy will be hitting inboxes in a couple of hours. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m already in the book of Joshua! So I’ll check back in after it’s done.
10 1485:42 PM Sep 30, 2018
Yeah, I mean
I do wish I did things differently
I hear people say that they have no regrets, PERIOD
and that’s cool
But I was reading the Bible today
and even my Lord had regrets
I know I got some too
laying low like pocket change
But, just like Him
I’ll just make rainbows out of my shit
Because I only want to give you an overflow of the
from now on
Is that cool or
If you like my shirt, get it for 10% off using code: Q10 in the @thequirkshopusa
44 16110:54 PM Jul 18, 2018
Kids would read more if their favorite adults did too. It’s really that simple.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can’t tell the kids to pick up a book if you haven’t picked up one since 1975. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Find a book you like today. And yes, a book you like absolutely does exist. Not trying to hear that. Think about your favorite thing in the world. Got it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
NOW GO READ ABOUT THAT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Currently reading: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shirt: @thequirkshop ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
14 1172:00 AM Nov 3, 2018
Ideas are terrible lovers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They offer you nothing ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They give you no choice or allow you to gather your wits⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They expect you to know how to love them when they come⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They have no desire to see you grow⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
they will not comfort you when you feel burdened⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘What about me’ they will ask⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Why don’t you love me as much as your comfort’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When they show up, they expect your applause⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Even though you had prior engagements⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They will only want you to themselves for as long as they want you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-an excerpt of the intro prose from my first book, Ideas Are Terrible Lovers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now available for pre-order.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Link in my bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#iatlbook⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @dollyave ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. - Thank you Lee (@nomad.digitalee) for pushing me to think about what happens after an idea comes, unannounced. For making me think about why you would want to struggle in love with an idea, the rude thing. Pushing me to recognize it isn't all disruption.