edwardspoonhands:

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

Woah…ten years…

Beautiful!! I love this book - been meaning to reread it recently!

edwardspoonhands:

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

Woah…ten years…

Beautiful!! I love this book - been meaning to reread it recently!

Occasionally I want to walk out in the woods and just sit there.  As cornball as it sounds, I really want to just be still and be a part of the trees.  I feel the same about large bodies of water.  I don’t know what it is about them, but I just feel so much like I’m a part of it when I’m near them.
It’s been a rough month, honestly.  Experiencing new things, remembering certain old things and realizing that some things aren’t going to turn out like I want in a big way, while important, is also taking a big toll on me.  I want to be able to talk about it with the person I trust most, but they’re part of the whole mess and they can’t say anything to make me feel better about it.  All I can do is just keep living.  I just have to keep trying to be happy amidst all the change and just enjoying the time I have with the people I love.

Occasionally I want to walk out in the woods and just sit there.  As cornball as it sounds, I really want to just be still and be a part of the trees.  I feel the same about large bodies of water.  I don’t know what it is about them, but I just feel so much like I’m a part of it when I’m near them.

It’s been a rough month, honestly.  Experiencing new things, remembering certain old things and realizing that some things aren’t going to turn out like I want in a big way, while important, is also taking a big toll on me.  I want to be able to talk about it with the person I trust most, but they’re part of the whole mess and they can’t say anything to make me feel better about it.  All I can do is just keep living.  I just have to keep trying to be happy amidst all the change and just enjoying the time I have with the people I love.

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The wonderful @derek_fawcett put on a KILLER show tonight. So stoked for him - if you have the chance to see him on tour, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Also check out his album FEEL BETTER! It’s great stuff.  Well done, my friend! 👏👍🎉 http://ift.tt/1yeTcRT

The wonderful @derek_fawcett put on a KILLER show tonight. So stoked for him - if you have the chance to see him on tour, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Also check out his album FEEL BETTER! It’s great stuff. Well done, my friend! 👏👍🎉 http://ift.tt/1yeTcRT

Impending Weekend Free Form

Introductions at this point seem a little out of place, so I think I’ll just get to the point.  Time to write.

The spot where the sun hits on the floor makes my vision dance with spots each time I look up.  I’ve been watching the same fly buzz around the room for what seems like hours as my chair squeaks with my every movement. The rose on my desk needs more water; its vase is getting cloudy with the slow withering of the stem.

I’ve either had too much caffeine or not enough; my head has ached for most of the day.  I’ve thought about how I want to write more; every time I consider what I’d do, though, it ends up just being the same old ideas that I can’t keep up with.  ”Do a weekly music review” my brain says.  I can hardly do the most basic things on a regular basis, let alone write a music column.  I choose to post when I feel compelled.  More often than not I’d be fishing for opinions that I don’t have about something that doesn’t need to take up space in my brain.  Or on my blog.

My oolong tea bottle cap says “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” William Shedd, you may be right.  Let’s ease back into this, but without expectation.  Without committing to too much too early.  Make writing fun again, not a chore.  I’d be surprised if many folks read this anyway, so best do it at my own speed and to satisfy myself first.  The rest of the world can wait.

-g