๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€@siximpossiblelives

Fangirling๐Ÿ’ป: #stargate #spn #the100 #starwars #harrypotter
Writing๐Ÿ“: The Elm Stone Saga, #xfiles fanfic
PhD๐Ÿ“–: #fanfiction
Reading๐Ÿ“š: #fantasy

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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

So over this rain! Here's a pic from a day when my hair was less horrific - crazy hair day at school.
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#memonday #selfie #authorsofinstagram #thisisme #badhairday #crazyhairday #crazyhairdayatschool #rainyday #rainydays


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

People rave about the good book-reading properties of rain, but in fact dreary days are the best days for writing!
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This rainy day I'm working on Book 4 and currently one of my characters is trapped in a very uncomfortable situation - a tea party, of all things. Working hard on writing them to the end of the scene so they're not stuck there til my next writing session!
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How beautiful is this teacup gifted to me by my dear friend and cover artist Laura-Jane?
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#bookstagram #elmstonesaga #amwriting #bookquotes #bookish #books #booklove #bibliophile #teacup #teacupsandflowers #flowers #roses #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #rainyday #sunday #sayitsunday


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

There is no spoon.
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Ready for my moment to be EPIC in much less spectacular fashion now that my confirmation of candidature seminar date has been set for my PhD! That's my biggest news for this #fandomfriday Got the email, stayed out of the rain, wrote a thousand or so words and played The Sims. Will be epic next time.
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#thematrix #matrix #trinity #fightscene #fandom #studentlife #phdlife #fangirl #wachowski #amwriting #thereisnospoon #fangirling #fangirlfriday #fan #actionmovie #favouritemovie #morpheus #neo


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

"Once there was a little girl, who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was an innkeeper's daughter and he was the Lord of Mischief, but neither were wholly what they seemed, for nothing is as simple as a fairytale."
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So even if I wasn't a sucker for a gorgeous cover (I mean are you SEEING this?) I'd have picked this up because I LOVED the first book, Wintersong, by @sjaejones so much. Poetic writing, lush 1800s Bavarian woodland setting, music, goblin magic... Can I recommend a dark fairytale, anyone?
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#whattoreadwednesday #book #bookstagram #bookish #booklove #bibliophile #amreading #shadowsong #sjaejones #coverart #bookandflower #booksandflowers #flowers #books #magic #fairytale #bookphotography #wintersong #sequel


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Out for dinner with my beautiful husband this #memonday having pumpkin ravioli at @vapianoaustralia ๐Ÿ bloody tasty, every time. I had a big day of writing my next book and so will claim to have earned my night out.
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Does anyone else have a single go-to menu item at their usual couple of restaurants?
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#outfordinner #newdress #vapianos #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #zara #mustardyellow #elmstonesaga #stairs #brisbane #dinner #me #selfie #mondaynight


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

I've got another few days of solid writing time before I have to go back to reality, and book 4 is growing by the day as a result of all this attention. Who knew?
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This book is quickly shaping up to be one of the darkest things I've written, up there with some of my heavier fanfics. I'm learning a lot about my characters though, watching how they pull through these circumstances and situations. Very insightful!
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Anyone else writing today?
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#bookstagram #book #bookstack #bookpile #oldbooks #bookish #booklove #bibliophile #magic #bookquote #bookishquote #yafantasy #yafantasybooks #stories #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #amwriting #elmstonesaga #sayitsunday


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Reylo! Okay so I ship them, romantically or otherwise; they remind me so much of my leads Renatus and Aristea in The Elm Stone Saga, and I'm a sucker for salvation/soulmate pairs. Romance not required.
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This week off I've tried to dedicate some time to work intensively on my next book. Just hit a thousand words for today and hoping to get another few over the weekend!
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#fandomfriday #fangirlfriday #fan #fandom #fangirl #starwars #reylo #rey #kyloren #lightsaber #jedi #elmstonesaga #fantasybook #authorsofinstagram #writing #magic #shipping #reylotrash #reyloedit


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

I'm just settling down for my weekly Wednesday Supernatural rewatch with my very own Sammeh (ie little bro) and Cas (husband). We're midway through season 2, loving it just as much as the first four times we watched through ๐Ÿ˜
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I'm also repping my publisher @ouroborusbooks this #whattoreadwednesday and sharing a pic of Annalise Azevedo's first book, Reflection of Fire - think teen wolf meets Vampire Diaries, except with shape shifters. Isn't the cover beautiful? Perfect match for my #supernatural #funkopop dolls.
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Any Supernatural fans? Team Sam or Team Dean?
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#bookstagram #book #books #bookish #booksandfairylights #fairylights #spn #pages #reading #amwatching #paranormal #popvinyl #bibliophile #samwinchester #deanwinchester #ouroborusbooks


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Pinch and a punch, it's #ocsober and #memonday and here's my inspiration to stay off chips and chocolate, my addictions, this month - a reminder that all the hottest and coolest chicks in my favourite TV shows (and their dedicated actors) avoid vices like mine as part of a disciplined approach to their health. 'Just because you should, Shayla' wasn't working for me. Going to channel me some badass this month and see where it gets me.
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Anyone else giving something up and going sober this October?
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#list #lists #todolist #monday #firstdayofthemonth #october #givingupchocolate #givingupchips #scifi #scifichicks #girlsrule #girlpower #writersofinstagram #listwriter #starbuck #samcarter #oliviadunham #debmorgan #getfitkinda #healthy #changes #sober


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Admittedly I'm still lying in bed listening to the rain and enjoying a cuddle with my fluffiest friend, but when I do wake up it is designated writing day and also #sayitsunday in which I share a quote from my WIP.
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I've decided to dedicate this whole week to writing, since it's probably my last chance to do so before the end of the year. Hopefully will make some significant headway, starting today!
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#book #bookstagram #bookish #oldbooks #pages #booksandflowers #bookandflower #bookandrose #rose #roses #quote #bookishquote #words #elmstonesaga #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #amwriting #writing #wip #sundaymorning #bibliophile #magic


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

Living the Fangirl/Academic dream this week, submitting my first journal article for peer review along with its accompanying fanfic! Like a true Fangirl I have managed to generate a PhD concept out of my love of fanfiction, in particular Mulder and Scully, and this #fandomfriday I'm feeling pretty boss!
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#qotd How do you channel your fandom loves into your real life?
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#xfiles #mulderandscully #mulderandscullyforever #thexfiles #thexfilesedit #foxmulder #danascully #fandom #fangirl #studentlife #acafan #phd #phdlife #amwriting #fbi #fanfiction #fanfic


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๐ŸŽ€Shayla๐ŸŽ€

In the midst of a very productive week - so far I've finished my scholarship application AND my confirmation document, go me! - it's now #whattoreadwednesday again. I'm finding time to read in the morning and evenings and in just a few days I've found myself a third of the way through Illuminae by @amiekaufmanauthor and @misterkristoff - fabulous read, thanks guys! The creative format makes it so accessible for my exhausted student brain and I am flying through this awesome story you've woven.
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Who else has read this? I'm ready to buy the sequels already before even finishing the first.
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#bookstagram #Illuminae #book #bookish #booktattoo #jaykristoff #amiekaufman #illuminaefiles #booklove #bibliophile #booklover #amreading #reading


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