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So. I have been absent for a very long time. And by "absent" I mean "I have not blogged in an eternity, and I'm sorry, please forgive me, I know it's not like I have a super interesting blog anyway but I do apologize for those of you who actually think I'm funny or informative or whatever."

The only excuse I really have is school and work, which is my tried-and-true, oft-used excuse, but it's a good one, so I'm going to keep using it.

HOWEVER, Spring 2012 is officially my last semester of college, and then I will be gallivanting around the world doing cool post-grad things and blogging about them. This is the plan, anyway. Let's hope money and time allow for this plan to become a reality.

Other new and exciting things:

~ I'm going to finish SEVEN this year. Hopefully early in the year. Hopefully around February. :D

~ It's no longer titled SEVEN. I have no idea what I'm going to call it, but I'm tentatively playing with the word CLAIM (v.: "to demand as a right or as due"; n.: "something that is claimed, especially a piece of land, for mining or other purposes"). If anyone has any ideas on how to turn that word into a title, please let me know.

~ I'm starting an internship with a literary agent this coming January. Sooo excited. :)

~ Did I mention that I'm GRADUATING?? IN THE SPRING???

So this is my life right now.

But that's not the real reason I am blogging today. The real reason I am blogging is because the lovely and talented Sarah Enni is doing her annual Blog Circus, in which we talk about the awesome things that we read/watched/listened to this year.

Day 1: Top 5 favorite albums / songs to write to in the year 2011

1. "Prelude 12/21," by AFI

"This is what I brought you, this you can keep
This is what I brought, you may forget me
I promise to depart, just promise one thing:
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep."

2. Ceremonials, by Florence + The Machine. Particularly "No Light No Light" and "Shake It Out."

"No light, no light in your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent..."

3. "Some Are Love," by Des Ark

"This summer's going to wreck us, going to crush this little boy
This will be the season when we learn not to forget
The ones we call our friends, they aren't enemies quite yet..."

4. "Picture Perfect (In Your Eyes)," 10 Years

"The stars are burning brighter
So bright we can't ignore
We're hypnotized by televised train wrecks
Tragedy's a paycheck
Maybe I'm a product of my placement
Given no chance to make up our minds...
But in your eyes I'm picture perfect
In your eyes the grass is greener
Have you seen it through my eyes?"

5. "Bones," Little Big Town

"You got bones in your closet
You got ghosts in your town
Ain't no doubt, yeah they're going to come out
They're waiting on the sun to go down
You can't hide from your demons
Feel them all lurking around
You're running scared 'cause you know they're out there
They're waiting on the sun to go down..."

 If you want to join Sarah's blog circus, hop over to her blog and check it out! Tomorrow's theme: Top 5 Favorite YA Girls/Guys. :)

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On December 27th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC), edgyauthor commented:
Good luck finishing Seven--er, I mean, Claim! ;)

Wow, an internship with a lit. agency? Exciting! That's bound to be a lot of fun for you as a book-lover!

Go you for graduating in the spring! I wasn't able to stick with college, so that accomplishment is all the more amazing to me!

I love "Prelude 12/21"! Easily one of my fave AFI songs....

I've been loving the "Ceremonials" album from Florence + the Machine lately, too. The song "Breaking Down" has really been helping me get back in touch with the protagonist of my latest WIP....

Can't wait to see your top 5 favorite YA girls/boys! :)
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On December 29th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Oooh, some new music possibilities here. I'll have to check them out for sure. --Kristin Halbrook-the-elder ;)
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On December 29th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC), kristin_briana replied:
*gasp* I know music that Kristin Sr. doesn't?? What is this world coming to! O_O :D
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