Magic and Kissing

This is what you will find in my books; the rest is just details.

19 notes

Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips for a 20 year old? Or I guess, what would you tell your 20 year old self? Because I just turned 20 this year and I'm freaking out about everything.

laurendestefano:

When you’re 20 and presumably a full time student with little to no income, credit card companies will want to offer you a platinum credit card with a huge limit like $5,000. They’re counting on the fact that young people will be irresponsible and use that credit card to pay for things they can’t afford once the bill arrives next month. Just spending a few hundred dollars on text books and dinner out with friends can set you off on a lifetime of debt with interest that accumulates the longer it takes you to pay it off. So if you do have a credit card, make a note of all your purchases and ONLY spend what you know you already have in the bank to pay back. And if that’s $5, well, go buy yourself some coffee. A small one.

You weren’t specific about the kind of advice you wanted, so…

Actually, this is fabulous advice. For any age.

150 notes

paperbackd:

Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (06/07 - 12/07)

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson ✤ July 8th

Earthquake (Earthbound #2) by Aprilynne Pike ✤ July 8th

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno ✤ July 8th

Idols (Icons #2) by Margaret Stohl ✤ July 8th

Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth ✤ July 8th

The Defiant (The Forsaken #3) by Lisa M. Stasse ✤ July 8th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

SO many amazing books today!!!!!!!!!

(via mundiemoms)

18 notes

Anonymous asked: People love telling me that it's too hard to earn a living as a writer and that I need another plan, but writing is the only thing I've ever wanted to do. How hard is it, exactly, to make a living writing books?

laurendestefano:

This is definitely one of the #1 questions I get, and unfortunately it doesn’t have an answer. There’s no guideline, no promise of  fortune or even a modest living, or even a check that will cover your month’s rent. If you can’t earn a living writing, you find work elsewhere and write when you can. All any writer can do is write the story and trust that the journey it takes will be enough.

1 note

Opened it up; didn’t look too bad. I was the only one brave enough to ( #ThingsIShouldntAdmit ) taste it (for science!!!) and though it tasted more like blueberry cream cheese than blueberry yogurt, it wasn’t half bad.:D (I didn’t eat it all-just tasted then tossed it.:))

Opened it up; didn’t look too bad. I was the only one brave enough to ( #ThingsIShouldntAdmit ) taste it (for science!!!) and though it tasted more like blueberry cream cheese than blueberry yogurt, it wasn’t half bad.:D (I didn’t eat it all-just tasted then tossed it.:))

Filed under thingsishouldntadmit

1 note

Some sandwich fell down the back of my fridge, behind the produce drawers, which lead me to discover this!! Year-expired yogurt!! Har.

Some sandwich fell down the back of my fridge, behind the produce drawers, which lead me to discover this!! Year-expired yogurt!! Har.