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A Very Sad Announcement

Heya, readers! Wow, the past couple of weeks have been really crazy busy for me, but it’s also made me think about a lot of stuff, specifically Teen Writers’ Nook. Recently I had realized basically EVERY SINGLE PART of my free time was spent doing something in the blogosphere or for some of my internet friends. On average, I have about one to two people to beta read for every week, I have 20+ emails new in my inbox EVERY DAY, I follow 144 BLOGS and that’s ONLY what’s in my WordPress feed. That doesn’t count the two wixsites, three bloggers, one godaddy, one weebly, and three other WordPress sites that don’t go through my feed. And at the same time I’m trying to balance my other responsibilities, for example I take dance lessons and I’m in a creative writing club (though, that doesn’t really take much time). Not to mention school. And if any of y’all have noticed I haven’t really been doing that li’l thing called writing. Not because I don’t want to, but because at the end of the day my energy is spent and I’m trying to catch up on the MILLION OF THINGS I’M BEHIND ON!

Now, I’m definitely not complaining. I LOOOVE being able to help and support my friends. Y’all just mean SO MUCH to me and there’d be absolutely NO point in blogging if I just can’t be there for y’all. I want to be able to beta read for you or read and y’all’s INCREDIBLE posts, and I will choose that over my writing because people are more important to me. (Note: I’m not saying that you need to be the same way I am, writing is important, and y’all SHOULD take time for that. It’s just for me, the only reason I’m writing is to reach people and show them the Love of Jesus Christ. And if I’m already doing that, then I need to keep that up.) Now, the only problem, is that I’ve not been taking hardly any time for God and that’s what’s gotta change. 

So now, with a very heavy heart I must make this announcement. I really wanted to just not announce this and basically disappear but y’all deserve to hear this and know. 

I’M LEAVING TEEN WRITERS’ NOOK

I’m sorry, guys. I REALLY REALLY am. I didn’t want to have to do this, but I just don’t have the time anymore to help keep up with this blog. BUT TWN is not going anywhere. Alana and Katherine are still gonna keep the show running. Just know that I will miss this place SO MUCH. TWN is basically my home in the blogosphere and y’all have made this soo special to me. I never would’ve thought I’d make such AWESOME friends and get to have an amazing crowd of the greatest cheerleaders and supporters. I don’t even know how much of a writer I’D BE right now, without y’all. So here’s the HUGEST shout-out to the entire TWN family. *applause* It has been the greatest honor and privilege to be apart of this li’l ole blog. I have enjoyed watching a dream become reality and expand to more people than I’d ever imagine. Sometimes I just wanna melt into happy tears just thinking about it. And I hope to continue watching and cheering from the sidelines to wherever God plans for TWN to go. 

Now, I’m not gonna completely disappear from the blogosphere and I won’t be totally gone from TWN until all of the collabs and guest posts previously planned are completed. So you’ll still see me a bit more. But I will no longer be writing any new posts. There comes a time when everyone must say goodbye at some point. For me, that day is today.

Goodbye!

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Oh, and by the way, Happy April Fool’s Day! 

You:

Me:

Yes, you can’t get rid of me THAT easily. 😉 Sooo did I fool anyone? (Also if you’ve missed it, TWN’s about page has been updated and we’ve got a section for testimonials now! Soo if TWN has impacted you in anyway, send us your testimonial either through our contact page or you can put it in the comments below. And TWN has gotten a new page where we feature our works, so check that out! And don’t worry, I plan to be back with a much better post soon!!! <333 

Issabelle Perry is a devout follower of Jesus Christ and an extroverted, slightly crazy, teenage published author of YA fantasy. On the rare occasion when she's not plotting and pursuing her next story idea, you can find her reading, blogging, graphic designing, searching the web for odd facts about the middle ages, hunting for Narnia in wardrobes, or envisioning herself wielding a magnificent sword (but due to her clumsiness, let’s hope that never happens). This self-proclaimed exclamation mark enthusiast and obsessed fan of LOTR and The False Prince (by Jennifer A. Nielsen), is a co-founder of the popular Teen Writers' Nook where she and her sisters are dedicated to motivating and supporting young authors. What she's probably doing right now is fangirling about her favorite books to random people, trying to figure out how to fit the five new books she bought on her overflowing bookshelf, or scanning the pantries for chocolate.

106 Comments

  • Allie Jo Andersen

    Yep, you totally fooled me. 🤣😂 Oh man, thank you for not leaving TWN, Is!!!! I love Kat and Alana, but it definitely wouldn’t be the same without you– actually, TWN wouldn’t be the same without any of you three!

    Oooh, new updates?? Fun!! I’ll check them out as soon as I submit this comment!! 😃

    Okay, here’s my testimonial:

    Teen Writers’ Nook is one of my favorite blogs!!! It’s a fun, encouraging place to talk about writing and books with its three amazing creators! I highly recommend reading if you want to laugh, squeal for joy about books, or learn more about the writing craft!

    • Issabelle

      Hahaha, YESSS!!!!! 😂 I honestly had no idea if I’d be able to fool anyone. XD Lol, you’re SO welcome. 😉 Aww, really? That just means SOOO MUCH that you think that. THANK YOUUU!!!! 😊

      Yes!!!!! Ooooh, AWESOME!!!!! 🙂

      Aww, girl, I LOOOVE THIS!!!!!! That just means more than words can EVER SAY that TWN is one of your favorite blogs. Your site is DEFINITELY one of my favorite blogs, too!!!!!! (Which reminds me, I need to check out your post for today…. ) THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for your kind words and for sending your testimonial!!!!!!!!!!!! *showers you in confetti* <333 I'm off to go put it up on our About page! <33

      • Allie Jo Andersen

        XD Well, you fooled at least one person! 😂 Aw, you’re very welcome!!!!

        😀 I love the new updates!!!! So fun!!! 😀

        Of course it’s one of my favorites!!!! It’s such a great blog!!! 😀 Aw, thank you so much, it means a lot to me to hear that my blog is one of your favorites, too!! You’re welcome, Is!!!! 😀 Sounds good!!

        • Issabelle

          Hahaahah, yes, I did. XDD

          YAAAY!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! <333

          Aww, girl, that just means SOO MUCH!!! THANK YOUUU!!!!! You're SO welcome, girl!!!! Well, of course it's one of my favorites. Its (and you're) SOOO AWESOME how could anyone not love it?! Yaay!!!! <333

    • Katherine

      Awww, girl, I am so touched that TWN is one of your favorite blogs!!!!!!❤️ Your site is one of my favorite blogs too!!!!!!😀 Thank you so much for the testimonial!!!!!!!<333

    • Issabelle

      Hahahahaha, YESSSS!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Issabelle wins again! XD Aww, that actually means SO much to know you don’t want me to leave.

      Lol, yes, don’t worry, all is good. I’m not planning on going anywhere anytime soon. 😉 (I’ve actually got PLENTY of wacky posts still left to write. XD) THANK YOU for stopping by!!!!! <333

    • Issabelle

      Hahaha, YESS!!!!! I’m not normally one who can fool someone, so this is like first time ever for me. 😉 Lol, I’m sorry, I just kinda had to do that. 😉 Aww, me too!!!! I LOOVE TWN waaaay too much to leave now. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for reading and commenting. <3333 This really just made my day.

    • Issabelle

      Lol, sorry. 🙂 I can’t believe I actually fooled ya, though. XD I’m the WORST at pranks. Haha, THANKS!!!! Yes, me too!! I’d be waaaaay too sad to even THINK about leaving. Trust me, that long line of emojis would’ve been waaaay longer. XD THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, girl!!!!! <333

  • Introverted Thoughts

    Goodness, this is the second post of the kind and I’m just genuinely happy that you’re not leaving ❤️ although I should be hurt you did play a prank on us but then again, it is April Fools’ Day👏😂 Glad it was a prank! Try scheduling posts if you’re feeling too overwhelmed, it’s been working for me!

    • Issabelle

      Hahaha, yeah, when I saw another girl had done this earlier in the week, I was like NOOOO now everyone’s gonna think I stole the idea from her. XD Aww, girl, that means SOO MUCH!!!! I’m happy I’m not leaving, too!!!! <333 Lol, sorry. 🙂 Yes, it is April Fools' Day, and I'm normally the worst at fooling people 'cause I can't keep a straight face for the life of me. 🤣 YESS!!!! Oooh, that's a GREAT idea!!! I think I might just try that!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!!

  • Anna

    Ahaha!!! Nice one! But you didn’t trick me🤪😂 someone already tried something similar to me soooooooo…..oof! Sorry for not falling for it😂

    • Issabelle

      Thanks! Hahaha, man, them other bloggers beat me to it. 😉 😜 Can’t win them all, I guess. *shrugs* XD Lol, that’s okay. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for reading and commenting!!!!!!!! <3333

  • Jane

    ISSABELLE!!!!! I don’t know if I should be annoyed, relived, or think it’s really funny!!!!
    Although, I’m at quite the prankster on April fools day so I’m choosing to think it’s really funny. 😂
    But still, HOW DARE YOU!!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE YOU DID THAT!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!! 🤣🤣 I kinda loved it. 😂

    • Issabelle

      JANEEE!!!!!! 😉 Lol, Um…I say you should think it’s really funny, though you will have every right to be annoyed since you’ve had to put up with my wacko side for a while now. XDD YESSS!!!! Girl, you are the QUEEN of pranking on April Fools Day!!! Have you gotten any of your peeps really good yet?

      Mwwhahahaha *evil laughter continues into the distance* #IssabelleDoesWhatSheWants #NoRegrets Girl, I just can’t believe you didn’t see it coming. XD I didn’t think I’d be able to actually fool sooo many peeps. 😉 Hahaha, well, I can honestly say, that’s just about the most fun I’ve ever had with a post. 🤣

      • Jane

        Ooh, the queen of pranks? I like that. It’s my new official unofficial title. XD
        I put a pan of shaving cream by my dads bed before he woke up, and he came down stairs with shaving cream all over his left foot, but he didn’t notice that he had even stepped in it!! I can’t tell if that makes the prank a fail or more funny. Though, when he finally did noticed it was hilarious. 😂

        I know!! Neither can I!!! It seemed so obvious once you said “happy April fools” at the end!!
        I tried to send someone a prank email, but it completely failed so the fact that you came up with this is awesome. 🤣

        I bet it was. XD I was about to start crying and then I got to the end and was like “are you serious? How did I fall for this?!?!” You have pranked the prankster. congratulations!!!! 😂🥳

        • Issabelle

          YESSSS!!!! Girl, it should be your new official unofficial title! It suits you PERFECTLY!!! XD
          Oh my goodness. That is honestly a GENIUS prank idea!!!! Lol I say the prank succeed, but yes, that does make it more funny. 🤣🤣🤣 LOVE IT!!! XDD I mean, I feel bad for your dad, but man, I honestly wish I was there to see it. XDDD

          Hahahaha, I guess that’s how pranks work. XD Oooh, a prank email. *mind starts getting an idea for the next April Fools Day* Hehehehe why thank you. XD

          YESSSS!!! Aww, girl, now I feel bad. (Almost) YESS!!! I HAVE PRANKED THE PRANKSTER!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* I can’t believe I did that.

  • Grace A. Johnson

    oh. my. gosh. you. had. me. FOOLED!!!!!!! Gurl, I was about to email you and see if you were all right!!! UGH! How could you do this to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee??????????????????????????????????? Thank God you’re not really leaving! *sighs with relief*

    • Issabelle

      Oh. my. goodness. I CAN’T BELIEVE I ACTUALLY FOOLED YOU!!!!!! I didn’t think I’d be able to trick that many people. XD Lol, aww, well, that honestly means SO much to know you would. 😊 But don’t worry, life’s not been suuuper great, but I’ve been doing okay. <333 Uh...sorry 'bout that, Chief. (I don't know if you got the TV show reference, but I just oftentimes quote Maxwell Smart from Get Smart.) *when Grace isn't paying attention evil laughter sounds in the distance while lightning flashes* XDD I mean, I had to do something to fool everyone and you're kinda limited on what you can do on the internet. 😉 Aww, yep, I'm not going anywhere right now!!!! *also sighs with relief* <333

  • Emma

    *ahem* Please allow me to guide you along this mini rollercoaster of emotions you have subjected me to today, Issabelle…. and keep in mind I had only been awake for less than 10 minutes 😆 ….

    1. *wakes up and sees title of post in inbox* *heart drops to the floor* 😱What! I hope nothing terrible happened!! I’d better go read the post!!

    2. Wait a second… it’s April 1st. 🧐🧐🧐🧐 Aaaaand knowing that Issabelle is rather a trickster, I must be cautious in reading this post… what if it’s a prank?!?! Ha! I won’t be fooled…. right? ….. right???

    3. *begins to read post* Wow yeah she really IS super busy… she’s probably just gonna announce she’s taking a break from TWN… probably.

    4. “ I’M LEAVING TEEN WRITERS’ NOOK” me: 🤨😲 *slightly starts believing it but also at the same time thinking there’s no way she would do that*

    5. “There comes a time when everyone must say goodbye at some point. For me, that day is today.“ Hmm something just doesn’t seem right here… I’m sensing a bit of “dramatic writer’s flair” 😉 😆

    6. Wow that’s an awful lot of emojis for an otherwise serious post 😭😢🥺 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 *suspicious but also starting to wonder if it’s real*

    7. *reads* “Oh, and by the way, Happy April Fool’s Day!”

    Me: ………………………
    HAHAH I KNEW IT ALL ALONG…. ehheh… kinda…. mostlyyy….?

    Anyhow… THANK YOU for not leaving us!! 😅🥲🥺
    P.S. I think 🥺 means like “sad puppy dog eyes”… at least that’s what I think xD

    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS BACK TO YA!!! I forgive you for kind of pranking me 😂😂🤣🤪🤪Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and you’re able to catch up on some of your extremely extreme busyness 🤗 <333

    • Issabelle

      Heheehehehe, okay!! *grabs bucket of popcorn and reads through Emma’s comment* Oh, wow, yeah, I probably shoulda put a warning at the beginning that said DO NOT READ IF YOU JUST WOKE UP TEN MINUTES AGO!!!! 😉

      1. Yeah, sorry ’bout that. XD I realize now that might’ve gotten a lot of people worried. But, hey, it got ya to read the post really quickly, so I say I’m justified. XDD We bloggers do whatever is humanly possible to get people to read our posts, even the overly drastic.

      2. Lol, man, I can’t get nothing past you. 😉

      3. Yes, yes I am. *sad sigh* Hehehehehe

      4. Hey, slightly believing it is good enough for me. XD Yeah, I really truly couldn’t EVER do a thing like that. I LOVE TWN too much!

      5. Lol, YESS!!!! That is a LOT of “dramatic writer’s flair” XD

      6. Yep, a lot more emojis than I normally use.

      7. HAHAHAHA!!!! YESSS you mostly knew it all along! Way to go! *high fives*

      Aww, girl, you’re welcome. 😀 As long as people are reading my rambling posts, I couldn’t imagine ever leaving!
      Oooh, yes, I was wondering if someone was going to explain that to me. XD Aaahh, good to know. So then I guess it totally still worked!!!!!! (Which, I can’t believe there’s a “sad puppy dog eye” emoji and I NEVER KNEW IT!!!!! xD)

      YEAAAA!!!!!! Lol, thanks!!! It’s good you’re voluntarily forgiving me, ’cause I was about to start using my jedi mind tricks. XDD THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! I hope so too. 😉 And I hope you have an wonderfully amazing Easter, girl!!!!!! <3333 THANK YOU for stopping by!!!!!!!

  • Mahitha




    Wow.

    I was literally about to cry, Issabelle! XD *Gets another blog post update* Wait a second… *reads the post*

    Oh my gosh! My friend, Shruthika had [almost] the same idea of a prank like yours! Haha, and I actually fell for that too! 😂

    But I’m seriously soo happy that you’re not leaving, Issabelle!!! *Sighs with relief* But never leave us, Issabelle! TWN is NOT the same if even one of you leaves!!!

    • Issabelle

      Oh, wow, I was not expecting everyone to miss me that much. 😉 That actually means A LOT!!!!!! *waits a second as requested* XDD

      Eeeekk NO WAY!!!!! Yes, I just saw her post. She’s gooood. 😉 Lol, well, hopefully, you won’t have to face anymore pranks today. I say you’ve had enough. (Er, sorry ’bout that, btw. XD)

      Aww, girl, you’re just the SWEETEST!!!! I am too!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! Haha, well, I promise that as long as God wants me here, then I’ll DEFINITELY stay!!!!!!!!!! <3333 Girl, I don't even know what to SAY to all of this. 😊 You've just made my whole DAY!!!!!! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!!!!!

      • Mahitha

        Of course! I’m glad it does!!!

        Yep, she was good at tricking me! 😂 (Haha, it’s okay! It was fun! XD)

        Thank you! Yes, please stay! I’m sure soo many people will miss you if you leave! I’m glad it made your day!!! Of course!!!!

        • Issabelle

          <3333

          Hahaha, yes, she was!!! (YAAY!!! SO glad to hear!!!! <333 It was a lotta fun. ;) )

          You're welcome!!!!! Awww, well, I don't know if a lotta people will miss li'l ole wacky me, but it really does mean SO much that a lot of you guys would!!!!!!!!! YESS!! <333

  • Kristianne

    Oh my goodness!!! This was such a great prank! You really had me fooled there for a moment! XD I was SO disappointed that you were going to leave . . . I mean, that would be SO SAD!!! I’m really glad you’re staying though! <33

    • Issabelle

      Why, thank you, Kristianne. Hahaha, YESSSS!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Aww, girl, you’re TOO SWEET!!!!! That means SO much to know I’d be missed, but don’t worry, I’m not planning on going anywhere. 😉 Same!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH, girl!!!!!!!!!!! <3333

  • Addie H

    Hahaha. I had this SAME idea about 3 months ago to do on my blog, but I decided against it, lol. When I read the title I knew it would be something like this, so don’t worry! I was prepared! XD

    HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S ISSA!!! SORRY IT’S BEEN SO LONG!!!

    • Issabelle

      Lol, really?! *high fives* Great minds think alike I suppose!!!! Hahaha, well, I guess I can’t get anything past you. 😉 Hahaha, yes, you were definitely prepared!!!!!!!

      HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY RIGHT BACK AT YA, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Aww, that’s TOTALLY okay!! I know we’ve ALL been busy!! I was actually meaning to email you just to see how you’ve been. I hope life’s been going great!!!!!

  • Ashlyn

    Wow, lol, you totally got me. I was already thinking how I would say goodbye in the comments😂

    Anyway, I’m so glad you are not leaving!

    • Issabelle

      Hahaha YESSSS!!!! *dances* I really didn’t know who all I’d be able to fool. 😉 Aaahh, sorry ’bout that. 🤣

      Aww, girl, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!! I’m so glad I’m not leaving, too!!! I’d miss talking with you too much!!!! <333

  • Ally M.J.

    You just HAD to do that, didn’t you? 😑
    This is actually the first April Fools day prank today. It’s my uncles birthday, so I usually think of that first. I’m so glad you’re not leaving us, although if you do get overwhelmed we would understand if you wanted to take a break.
    Speaking of which, I FINALLY got the anthology and OH MY GOODNESS “Fairly Impish” was INCREDIBLE. I especially love the beginning.
    Also, please don’t prank me anymore, I almost audibly gasped in the middle of class. That would be a gross violation of the Introvert Guide to School and Stuff.

    • Issabelle

      Lol, yes, I really did just HAVE to. 😉 Sorry.
      Oooh YEAAA!!!!! *pumps fist in the air and jumps up and down* Oh, wow, that’s actually kinda cool!!!!!!! Aw, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!! I’m glad I’m not leaving, too!! I’d miss you a lot, girl!!! Your comments always make my day!!!!!! Aww, THANK YOU, girl!!!! <333333 That means a LOT!!!
      *gasp* EEEKKKK!!!!! *jumps up and down* I'm SOO EXCITED about this!!!!!!!! Aww, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!! I am SO happy that you liked it!!!!!!!!!! Oooh, the beginning was my FAVORITE part!!!! I'm just SO SOO SOOOO HAPPY right now!!! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!!!!!
      Ooof, wow, sorry 'bout that, girl. I shall try to refrain myself from pulling anymore pranks on ya. 😉 We can't violate the whole Introvert Guide to School and Stuff. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Ella

    I was totally fooled. Like, 100%: *internally crying in the corner*. Not Issa!!! Good one, I love it!! 😂😂 none of the people at my school has a sense of humor today, which was super annoying though, despite the really funny pranks… 😤

    • Issabelle

      Hahaha, YESSS!!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Ooof, sorry ’bout that. 😉 Aaahh, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! 🤣 Oh, wow, that’s gotta be really depressing. I don’t think I could survive at your school. 😉 I’m practically always either being ridiculously silly, crazy, or cracking random jokes. I feel ya there, sista. Oh, and THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for reading and commenting!!!!!!!!

    • Issabelle

      Hehehehe, really? I’m honestly soo surprised I was able to fool anyone. (Unless, y’all are fooling me by telling me I fooled you in which I really didn’t. Okay, that sentence was honestly too much for even my wacky brain to understand. XDD) THANK YOU!!!! Me too!!! Happy *kinda late* April Fool’s Day!!!! <33

    • Issabelle

      Um…yes, seriously. XD

      YESS!!!! *pumps fist in the air* *evil laughter sounds in the distance*

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for reading and commenting, Abigail. I had gotten SO excited when I saw your comment come through!!! <333

    • Issabelle

      Yes, girl, it’s been soooo long. I hope life’s been going well!!!! Lol, yeah, I probably shouldn’t have done that, but I seriously don’t regret anything.🤣 HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY right back at ya, girl!!!!! <333

  • Alexa

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. I was reading your post and tears LITERALLY formed in my eyes. You got me so good. I mean I kind of knew it was a prank, but when you started listing all the reasons why you were going to leave, I was convinced more you actually were leaving. But part of me knew though that ISSA WOULD NEVER LEAVE US. (Well, not anytime soon at least.)

    Here’s my testimonal:
    Teen Writers’ Nook has changed my writing life. Alana, Katherine, and Issabelle not only give you tips, but will encourage you and make writing fun and exciting. They have further changed my outlook on writing! If you are a teen writer, this is the place to be!

    • Issabelle

      Aww, girl, I can’t believe I got ya that good. I thought for sure just about everyone would see right through it. XD Hahahaha, that’s why I listed all of that to try and make it more believable. XD Er, sorry ’bout that, though. Haha, YESS!!!! Stick with your gut, ’cause I WOULD NEVER LEAVE YOU (without at least a VERY good reason, that is)!!!!!!!!!!! XDD

      Aww, girl, I LOOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!!!!! That just means SOOO MUCH to me and all of TWN that we have been a help to you and your writing!! Really that just means more than words can ever say!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for sending us your testimonial, I’ve got it up on our About page, and might I say, it looks AMAZING!!!! <3333 THANK YOU SOO MUCH for all you do for TWN, girl!!!! <333

      • Alexa

        XD It was so believable though!! Yes, I will stick with my gut from now on! 🤣

        That’s so cool that it is up! I think the testimonials idea was a fabulous idea because it is so cool to read how TWN has helped others’ writings! Thank YOU for all you do! ❤❤

        • Issabelle

          Aaah YESSS!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Is is on a roooll! XD Lol yes, that’d probably be smart. 🤣

          THANK YOU!!!! Aww, I’m SOO GLAD you think so!!! I thought it’d be a cool way to show any new visitors a taste of what we do here! And yes, I do love reading how TWN has helped other writers. It just means SO MUCH to me to know this li’l ole blog has helped people!!! Aww, girl, you’re SO welcome!!!!!! <333

      • Alexa

        You bet! It is the least I could do! Thank YOU for all you do! It has been very fun to get to know y’all! To think about it, a few months ago I didn’t even know you! XD. But I’m so glad we could become friends! ❤

        • Katherine

          😀 Aww!!!<3 You're so welcome!!!! It has been so much FUN getting to know you too!!!!!!😀 That's true! XD Aw, me too!!!!!😀 I am truly so happy that we're friends!!!!!!!!❤️❤️ God has blessed me with our friendship and I will always treasure it!!!!!<3333333

  • Victoria

    Gurl. Really. REALLY?!?!?!?!
    I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY OR DIE OF SHOCK!!!!!!!! Like, when I first saw ‘A Very Sad Announcement’ in my inbox I thought OH NO! WHAT HAPPENED?!?!? and then when you said “I’M LEAVING TEEN WRITERS NOOK” I…..I just couldn’t. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT yet at the same time I was literally about to start sobbing. 😭 (And freaking out at the thought that something might change with my guest post.) So I then began my journey through the trail of crying emojis (looking for some form of comfort). And then….just as I could barely take it anymore….you said HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!

    WAIT WUT. 😳🧐

    That…that was a PRANK!?!? I mean, I wanted comfort buuuut I didn’t know it would come that way! XD (At least it was better than nothing…) 😉

    SO YEAH. You got me good. Like REALLY good. Like, SO GOOD that that was the best prank EVER played on me (despite the fact that it almost shredded me to pieces and I’m still getting over it….9 hours later (yes, I read it this morning and am just now commenting)). XD

    But a word of advise….next time if you legitimately have to leave TWN why don’t you say something like “Hey guys! I’m moving to Middle-Earth for a while and WiFi doesn’t exactly exist there so I won’t be posting for a while (or *cough* anymore). Instead I’ll be hanging with Legolas and Aragorn and all of those other peeps but don’t worry, I’ll send y’all a post card!” XDD 😉

    BUT ANYWAY. Good job! *claps and nods with approval* You have officially won the Ultimate Best Trickster Of The Year Award!!! 🏆👍😂

    • Issabelle

      Heehehe, um, really.
      Lol, well, I’m personally rooting for the first option. The last one doesn’t sound very, er, pleasant. XD Hahaha, yeah, now I realize the title might’ve scared a few people. XD Aww, girl, that honestly means SO MUCH to know the thought of me leaving made you sooo sad. (Lol, don’t worry, if I had left, you would’ve still gotten your AMAZING guest post!!!!!<33) Aaah, yes, the long trail of emojis. XD

      Lol, yes that was a prank. XD I was honestly laughing so hard after reading your whole story. XD LOVE IT, girl!!!! XDDD Haha, yes, see, it was better than nothing. 😉

      YESSSSS!!!!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* I WAS ABLE TO FOOL THE AMAZING VICTORIA!!!!! Should I be as happy as I am right now? Probably not. But, hey, like the GIF had previously stated, I regret nothing. XD But, er, sorry 'bout all of that. I was not expecting to shake you up so much. XD That has got to be the BEST prank I've ever pulled on ANYONE. XDD (Hahaha, yeah, sometimes I don't comment or respond to comments until after I read them, too. XD)

      Lol, that would be like one of the few good reasons to actually leave TWN. Sorry, y'all, but yes, I would choose Legolas over TWN. But c'mon, Legolas is just well, he's Legolas, need I explain? 😉 Hahaah YESSSS!!!!!! That is like the most GENIUS idea ever, girl!!!! Man, why didn't I think of that? XD I LOOVED THIS!!!!

      Why, thank you, girl. XD *bows* *gasp* no, way!!! YESSSS!!!!!! *takes trophy awarded to me* *clears throat and begins speech to the cheering crowd* I must first acknowledge my AMAZING friend, Victoria. Without her, me winning this honorable (*cough* sorta honorable) award wouldn't have ever been possible. (Quite literally actually. XD)

  • Jen

    Okay, I’m an adult and I know how to admit when my leg was pulled. For the first half of this post you really did get me. And I was SAD! *sniffles* I mean, I was understanding that you had a lot going on and needed to step back, but I WAS GOING TO MISS YOUUUU!! :'( And wow! O.o That’s a TON of stuff you do! *hands you chocolate because chocolate helps everything* I don’t quite follow that many blogs, but I DO get lot of emails every day (I’m currently over two months behind… eheh…) so I feel ya! 😉 Anyway, glad that was just April Fools! XD

    Are you doing Camp NaNo? I’m doing Camp as well as King’s Daughters’ Writing Camp because I have friends who do both and want to keep up with them. 🙂 I am so excited to be back to working on Roses, Thorns, and Curses! 😀 I’ve already written 1,206 words and it was sooo nice being back to writing after an almost two month break from it. ^_^

    • Issabelle

      YESSSSS!!!!! I can’t believe I actually fooled the aMaZiNg JEN!!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Aww, that almost makes me feel kinda bad for pranking ya. *cough* almost *cough* Hahahaha, well, hopefully if I ever had to take a step back it wouldn’t be so, er, permanent. XDD Aww, girl, I would’ve missed ya SOOOO MUCH if I did leave!!!!! *hugs* Haha, yes, yes it is. *happily eats the chocolate because yes, chocolate does help everything* Yeah, good news a lot of those blogs are actually pretty inactive! (Oh, wow, good news I’m not that behind on emails. I was a couple of weeks, but I’ve almost caught up. *sigh*) Yes, same here. XDD

      Alas (wow, who says that anymore XDD) I’m not doing Camp NaNo. I’ve not really ever gotten quite into NaNo yet, BUT I am hoping to see if my schedule will allow me to do it in November. *fingers crossed* I’d just like to try it out to see if I could make it, if y’know what I mean. Oooh Wow, that is AWESOME!!!! I’ve been actually REALLY wanting to try out the King’s Daughters’ Writing Camp, it seems like it’d be AMAZING!!!!!! YESSSS!!!! I am SO excited that you’re back to working on it to!!! I just cannot wait to be able to read the book. *gets really excited just thinking about it* *gasp* GIRL THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME!!!!! WOOHOOO WAAAY TO GOO!!!! You deserve ALL the chocolate for that. Keep up that AWESOME work!!!!! YESSSSS!!!!!! *waves pom poms and starts chanting* JEN, JEN, she’s the writer, if she can’t do it, no one can!!!!!!!!! (So, er, PLEASE be able to make it to your goal so all of us will be able to as well. XDDDD)

  • Grace

    Oh. My. Word. I cannot believe you, IssaBee. (Yeah, decided you needed a new nickname..) Seriously, I was like, wow, that’s really unexpected. I honestly thought maybe you’d be gone for a week or two. And then decide you couldn’t live without TWN. But you fooled me. Ugh. I’m still getting over it. I was about to run on over to the computer and type up a list of reasons why you need to stay on the blog! I’m sure you could find enough people for a petition too!
    I could go on and on, but simply put: Yes, you got me. (Unfortunately) and Girl, don’t ever scare me like that again!!!!

    I gotta go get some chocolate. All this is stressing me out.
    Love ya! ❤

    • Issabelle

      Heheehe, sorry, ’bout that. XD (Oooh, girl, I LOOOVE all your nicknames!!!!! <333 I need to come up with one for you.) Lol, yeah, most likely if I ever tried to leave TWN, I'd be back before the end of the month. XDD YESSS!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Heehehe, sorry. 😉 Wow, I really DID get you good. XD Lol, YESSS!!!! I think I could find enough peeps for a petition. 😉 Hahaha, man, I can't believe I got ya. Lol, I shall try to refrain from doing something like this again, but can't make any promises. XD

      Haha, well, technically you should be thanking me 'cause now you have a VERY good reason to eat as much chocolate as you want!!!!! XDD
      Love ya, too, girl!!! <333

  • Rayna

    Annnd you didn’t fool me *flips hair and puts on sunglasses*
    You were pretty good though, with the long heartfelt text. That was smart ; )

    • Issabelle

      Haha, well YAAY!!! GOO RAYNA!!!!
      Aww, why thank you!!!!! Lol, yeah, I figured I didn’t have even a small chance of anyone believing me unless I gave a good reason why. 😉 THANK YOU for stopping by!!!!!

  • Tanager Ryan

    Omw! I actually fell for it! I got sad!! *hugs you tightly* I’m glad you’re not leaving!!! I would miss you a lot!!!!

    • Issabelle

      Heehehehehe…er, sorry ’bout that. 😉 I just kinda had to. Aww, well it’s a good thing I’m not leaving then, though, I don’t honestly think I ever could. Aww, girl, I would miss you SOOO much too!!!!!! *hugs*

      • Tanager Ryan

        It just wouldn’t be the same here without you XD I totally forgot it was April Fool’s until I saw your post lol then I started pranking friends! Yay!
        Question: are you planning to do CWW in May??

        • Issabelle

          Aww, girl, you’re TOO SWEET!!!! THANK YOU!!!! Lol, did you prank any of them good? I’m really terrible at pranks ’cause I can’t keep a straight face so the TWN fam was the only people I pranked yesterday. XD
          Yes, I am. I’m actually wishing it would hurry up and get here ’cause my writing NEEDS CWW. XDD I’m hoping to be finished with Heir to His Crown, so I can use CWW to get a jump start on some of my other ideas. What about you?

  • Trixie M.

    I knew it was a prank!!!! I thought to myself that Issabelle surely wouldn’t leave on the one day a year when pranks are common?! But I’m glad your not leaving. Hope you can find some more balance to your life,
    I have been really struggling with that too <33

    • Issabelle

      Aaaahh YESS!!!! GO TRIXIE!! I guess I can’t win ’em all. 😉 Hehehehe, you’re sharp, girl. Aww, THANK YOU!!!! I’m glad to be staying, too!!!! Ah, yes, same! I’ve been trying to work out a schedule to help me balance everything. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!
      Yeah, I feel ya, sista. <333

  • Ribbon Ash

    Well, um, I… I fell for it. -_- My reaction to the truth was literally that gif you shared. I was getting so upset that you were leaving. Next time I should pay attention to the date (from here on out, any post on the 1st of April is a lie.)

    • Issabelle

      Hehehehe YESSS!!!! I WIN!!! *pumps fist in the air* Lol, sometimes those gifs are just soo accurate. XDD Aww, sorry ’bout all of that. Now I feel sorta bad. (note the sorta XD) Lol, that is VERY TRUE!!! Honestly, I was being VERY wary of trusting most of the blog posts posted on the first. XDD

  • Joy Caroline

    I was really worried when I saw the excerpt. I’m glad you’re okay and that you’re staying! Though God always comes first, and sometimes it’s good to take a fasting period – from anything – to set aside for prayer if we need that. I just did a fasting challenge with my Bible class for three days. (The fasting from junk food day was the hardest!)
    I am very relieved to hear that everything’s all right. Happy Sabbath.

    • Issabelle

      Haha, er, sorry ’bout that. 😉 Aww, THANK YOUU!!!! Yes, that is very true and I totally agree!!!! Oh, really? That’s SOOO COOL, girl!!!!!!!! I think that is a suuper awesome thing to do! (Lol, yeah, I don’t know if I could just give up junk food XDD)
      Yes, everything it alright for the most part. 🙂 THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!! <33333

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, Jane!!!!!! Katherine had picked it out and I thought it was AWESOME!!!!! Aaahh, girl, it is SOOO good!!! It’s kinda a mix of genres from fantasy and thriller and its even got some historical fiction vibes ’cause it’s set at the Biltmore House in North Carolina. I actually had to read it for school like back in the sixth grade or something, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I probably would if I read it again. XD Ooh, I also met the author once, which was really cool! (But content warning there is one four letter cuss word spoken near the beginning.) Oh, and if you wanna see something REALLY awesome, then you should check out the book trailer for it!

    • Katherine

      Thank you, Jane!!!!!!!😀 I’m so happy to hear that!!!!!!😀 Yep, it’s totally awesome!!!! I really enjoyed it!! Plus, I’ve read the second book in the series. Like Issabelle said, it’s historical fiction and the time period is 1899. Oh yeah, and I totally recommend you watch the book trailer!!!!!

    • Issabelle

      Ooh, YESS!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Hahaha, wow, I honestly thought my story wasn’t that convincing. Maybe I’m not as bad at this pranking stuff as I thought. 🤔😆 THANK YOU SO SO SOO MUCH for stopping by!!!!!! <333

  • tuzumi4

    Oh, my gosh!! I really thought you were leaving!!
    By the way, I’m new here and I had a little chat with Isabelle. I want to read some books!
    That’s why I’m here. I’m looking forward on reading more of your amazing books! Nice to meet ya!!

    • Issabelle

      Hahahaha, er, sorry ’bout that. 😉
      AAAHHh, I must admit, I get overly excited at new visitors. 😉 WELCOMEEE to TEEN WRITERS’ NOOK!!!!! *throws out confetti and party streamers and passes you a big ole plate of cookies* I hope you like it here and we are soooo happy. aaahh, YESS!!!! *high fives* Well, we do share lots of our stories most of the time under the page called “Critique Corner.” Awww, THANK YOUUU!!!!! <3333 YESS!!! It is SOO AWESOME to meet ou, too!!!! <333

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