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TWN Special Surprise/Opportunity Celebrating over 100 Followers & Almost 1 Year Blogiversary

Well, dear readers this is THE moment you have ALL been waiting for! TWN’s surprise celebrating over 100 followers and almost a full year of blogging. (Note: Our one year blogiversary doesn’t *technically* happen until July 31st, but since what we’re doing is REALLY huge, we thought it’d be best to lump it all into one.) BUT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE READING THIS POST PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST!!!! (Video credit: made by Issabelle.)ย 

Hehehe, you’re probably wondering what that video above means. Weeelllll . . . that’s our exciting SURPRISE!!!!!!! *crickets chirping* “And what is it?” you ask.

The surprise is . . .

drum roll, please . . .

TEEN WRITERS’ NOOK IS HOSTING OUR FIRST EVER WRITING(ISH) CONTEST(ISH)!!!!!!!!!!!! Pretty cool, amiright?! Basically, we’re putting together a collection of short stories and poems (that will actually be published, EEEKKKK) and we want to feature YOUR writing!! So below we have a list of guidelines and how this is gonna work, but basically after you’ve written your fantabulous story/poem, you’ll submit it to us. And then we’ll review all the work and, depending on the number of submissions we get, we’ll choose the best. The ones picked will go through about three rounds of edits: developmental edits, line edits, copy edits. (Well you get the picture.๐Ÿ˜‰) All the short stories and poems will be compiled into a purchasable book.

This collection/anthology (eh, whatever you wanna call it) contest is our way of showing our gratitude and appreciation for our readers!!!!!! (We love you guys and cannot thank you enough for all your support!!!!!! Y’all are the BEST!!!!!!!) 

This collection/anthology will be titled, Imagine: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems by the TWN Family.

Prizes:

~Amazon e-gift card. (Well, this just depends on if we’re able to do it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

~A publication opportunity

aaannnd

~Fame in the Teen Writers’ Nook community. 

Here are the guidelines for your writing entry:

  1. This contest is for TWNโ€™s followers/readers/commenters (โ€˜cause some of you might read and comment but not actually follow us).
  2. Your entry can be a short story, poem, or narrative nonfiction. And if you want your story/poem/nonfiction piece to have Christian themes and elements, that is perfectly acceptable. ๐Ÿ™‚ We want to include stories that showcase the different writing styles of each of our readers. Basically, just write what you want to write.
  3. Your entry can NOT be previously published. This also means that your entry can not be something that was posted on your blog or any social media form (this counts as previously published).
  4. Word maximum: 5,000 words
  5. Your entry MUST be clean. What we mean by this is that your story can not have any foul language/cuss words and also cannot take Godโ€™s name in vain even in the form of acronyms. However, you may say if a character โ€œcursed.โ€ Itโ€™s just that actually stating the word or even the first part of it will remove you from our consideration list. Your story may have romance (kisses, hand-holding, etc.) but any immoral content even if it is only implied will remove your story from our consideration list. Your story also cannot be overly gory/graphic, but mild violence is allowed. If you have any concerns or questions over what is and is not allowed, please feel free to contact us. ANY STORY THAT DOES NOT ADHERE TO THESE CONTENT GUIDELINES WILL BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY AND REMOVED FROM OUR CONSIDERATION LIST.
  6. Your storyโ€™s main characters MUST be between ages 12-19.
  7. When your story is complete and ready to submit, fill out this Google form and attach it as a document in the space provided. Note: if you are having trouble sending your manuscript through the form, please contact us. 
  8. Please write your story in American style so everything can be uniformed (e.g., โ€œfavoriteโ€ instead of โ€œfavouriteโ€).
  9. Your story must be typed in Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point font, double spaced.
  10. You must have your story submitted before June 30th at midnight EST, anything submitted after this will be deleted without reading.
  11. Your story will be judged blindly, so you cannot have your name anywhere on the document, including in the documentโ€™s title name. Instead, on the next page at the end of your story, please include a short author bio in third person, where you can state your name.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to TWN at any time. If you follow these rules, then everything should go well and smoothly! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, have FUN writing!!!! We want you to be excited and to enjoy this contest!

Again, THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH to all of y’all for every bit of support you have given us along the way, no matter how small. It means more to us than words can ever express, and we hope you’ll enjoy this special opportunity. THANK YOU INFINITY TIMES OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sends lotsa chocolate*

171 Comments

  • Ally M.J.

    Waaaaaa, happy almost-blogiversary! Iโ€™m so thankful for this blog (even if Iโ€™m not on as much lately… sorry ๐Ÿ˜ข) and for all of the lovely people involved in it. God bless
    OoOoOoOOoOoh a CONTEST UWU! I like contests. Iโ€™m just really, really bad at short stories…. ah well, Iโ€™ll still try. Iโ€™ve had a story at the back of my mind lately anyway…. prepare yourself for my chaos lol
    Awesome video, btw

    • Katherine

      Thank you so much, Ally!!!!!! Awww, that means so much to me!!!!๐Ÿ˜Š I am so thankful for all our readers!!!!!!! Y’all are the BEST!!!!!! (That’s alright, girl. I know it’s hard to keep up especially when we have other things we’re doing in life.๐Ÿ˜‰) Aww, you’re so sweet!!!!!! <333 I'm so blessed to be your friend!!!! God bless you too, girl!!!!

      Eeee, ME TOO!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Contests are a lot of FUN, and so far, I'm really enjoying hosting this contest!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Girl, I'm sure you're fabulous with short stories, especially with your creative mind!!!!!!! Oooh, AWESOME!!!!!!! I can't wait to see your story!!!!!! I am totally prepared! XD WOOOO!!!!! YOU GO, ALLY!!!!!!!!! *waves pom-poms*
      I'm glad you liked it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ally M.J.

        Lol my creative mind is the problem. I canโ€™t make things happen quickly, especially things like romance or character arcs. Iโ€™m obsessed with character arcs. And overly complicated characters. But I can do it, Iโ€™m sure! ํ™”์ดํŒ…!

        • Katherine

          I know what ya mean, girl! Sometimes I feel like my creative mind ain’t working right. And character arcs are pretty hard for me. Ooh, I do love those complicated characters!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know you can do it, girl!!!!!!! I believe in you!!!!! You’re an AWESOME writer!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Also, I’m AMAZED!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ How did you get those symbols in a comment?)

          • Ally M.J.

            What, ํ™”์ดํŒ…? I just use the Korean keyboard if Iโ€™m on a handheld device or this add-on thingy thing thing on the computer. Itโ€™s pretty cool, actually, Iโ€™m learning Korean. Like your name would be ์บ์„œ๋ฆฐ (kae-teo-rin) and my name would be ์•Œ๋ฆฌ

            • Katherine

              Ooh, COOL!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I guess I didn’t realize there was such thing as a Korean keyboard. XD That sounds awesome!!!!! Girl, you’re learning Korean?!?!?! That’s INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I want to learn multiple languages! Maybe I should learn Korean?๐Ÿค” Really?? That’s my name?? THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!! Yep, I definitely want to learn Korean now!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ AWESOME!!!!!!!

              • Ally M.J.

                Yeah itโ€™s pretty much the same as the English keyboard but with Hangul.
                ์บ์„œ๋ฆฐ is pronounced โ€œKae-tuh-rin* because eo (์–ด) makes an uh sound
                If you want I can give you a Korean name ๐Ÿ˜€

                • Katherine

                  Ooh, okay!!!! That’s pretty cool!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
                  Awesome!!!! I didn’t know that. Wooo, NOW I KNOW HOW TO SAY MY NAME IN KOREAN!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much!!!!!
                  Oooh, YES YES YES PLEASE!!!!!!!! I’d LOVE THAT!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

                  • Ally M.J.

                    Ok ok letโ€™s see… hmm
                    ๊น€๊ฒฝํ™”?
                    Itโ€™s Kim Kyung-Hwa in the English alphabet. Kim is a surnamed.
                    From Sino-Korean ไบฌ (gyeong) meaning “capital city” or ๆ•ฌ (gyeong) meaning “respect, honour” combined with ๅ’Œ (hwa) meaning “harmony, peace”. Other hanja combinations can form this name as well. (From behindthename.com)
                    Not sure what gives me authority to give someone a Korean name, because Iโ€™m not Korean, but whatever lol

                    • Katherine

                      OooOoooOooo, that so COOL!!!!!!! Thank you!!!! Wow!!!! that’s amazing with those different meanings!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Hehe, I’m getting really interested in the Korean language!!!๐Ÿ˜‰) Ooh, I’m TOTALLY checking that site out!!!!!! I like studying name meanings and stuff!
                      LOL, well, since you know about Korean words and names I think you have total authority to give me a Korean name!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

    • Issabelle

      Awww, girl, that just means SO MUCH to me!!!!! I am SO thankful for you and for being friends with you!!!! *hugs* (Oh, that’s okay, girl!!!! I SOOO get that life happens!!)

      Haha, same here, but you can SOOO DO THIS!!!! GOOOO ALLY!!!!! I believe in you!!! *waving pom poms and chanting crazy cheer* Goooo Ally go!!!!! WOOHOOO!!! *sends motivational chocolate*

      Awww, girl, THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!!! I am SO happy you liked it!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

              • Ally M.J.

                Ok, so for eleven months, Minneapolis and the surrounding area had been plagued by a serial killer called The Illusionist. The Illusionist would set up mirrors and complicated mechanisms that the police and private investigators would have to get through to find the victim. And always, there was a ace of spaces quite literally stapled to the victims chest. On the card was a signature, the signature of the killer.
                P.I. Lian Huang and her partner, Brett Harris, were the ones who caught Ian Fellery, a man in his early forties. Fellery confessed and gave up the murder weapon, and Lian finally got to close the case, confident that the Illusionist was behind bars. So when a twenty-first victim shows up, murdered in the same horrendous way as the others, with the card stapled to their chest, Lian is shook. Is the man she put in prison truly the man responsible? Is the Illusionist more than one person? Is some sick idolizer continuing Felleryโ€™s work?
                All Lian knows is, itโ€™s not over yet.

                • Issabelle

                  Whoa, Ally, like MIND BLOWN!!!!!! Seriously, that was just… ABSOLUTELY GENIUS!!!! Did you just make that up on the spot? ‘Cause like I am soooo hooked and that ending line… girl, this is INCREDIBLE!!!!! And the Illusionist and the plot twist that maybe that wasn’t the true Illusionist I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!! And the whole mystery kinda got a bit of a detective feel to is just makes it EVEN MORE mind-blowing!!! Like how on earth do you do it???!!!! (Also, I found it kinda funny in a good way that one of the character’s names was Brett Harris, ’cause I know of an author dude–well, I don’t know him personally–by the same name. And when I first saw it, I had to reread it to make sure you weren’t talking about the same person. ๐Ÿ˜‚)

                  • Ally M.J.

                    I did just make it up on the spot *proud smile*
                    (Lol, I donโ€™t know anyone named Brett, Iโ€™m sure heโ€™s great)

                    • Issabelle

                      Whoa, girl, that is INCREDIBLE!!!! *gives you ALL da chocolate*
                      (Hahaha, yeah, like I said I don’t really know him personally, but yup, I’m sure he’s great, too. XD)

                • Katherine

                  WOW, Ally, your story idea sounds INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I AM SO INTRIGUED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST WANT TO READ YOUR STORY NOW ‘CAUSE IT SOUNDS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Allie Jo Andersen

    Oooh, this is so exciting!!!! Congrats on 100 followers!!!! I’ll definitely have to submit something (and a story that y’all haven’t read yet ๐Ÿ˜‰)!!! This is an awesome idea and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Do you know how many stories/poems/nonfiction pieces you’re planning on putting in the anthology (just out of curiosity ๐Ÿ˜‰)?

    • Issabelle

      Eeeekkkk, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, Allie!!!!! I am SO thrilled to hear you think so!!!!!! D’awww, THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!!!! Ooooh, girl, I cannot wait to read it!!!! I always LOVE everything you right. Why thank you, girl!!!! I’m honestly already surprised to see SO many people like the idea as much as we did, but I am REALLY pumped to see where this goes. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well, not really at the moment. I think it’s just gonna depend on the number of submissions we get. Like if we only get ten, then we’d just publish all ten. But if we got like twenty-five we might only pick fifteen/twenty of them. So, yup, I’m kinda playing most of this by ear, if you couldn’t tell. ๐Ÿ˜‰ XDD

      • Allie Jo Andersen

        You are very welcome, friend!!! <3 Yes, of course I think so!!!! You are very welcome!!! Haha, well I'm not surprised, honestly…. this is a great and fun idea!!!! (Actually, I was considering doing a writing contest sometime… though definitely one different from this and of course not during this month to step on y'all's toes XD) Okay, that makes sense!! I can't wait to see how it turns out!! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Issabelle

          โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Hahahaha, that’s what Kat was trying to tell me, but I didn’t listen. XD I thought it was just some more wacky, impossible ideas y’know I’m infamous for. XDDD But I am BEYOND HAPPY that you think so!!!!!!! (Oooh, girl, you TOTALLY SHOULD!!!!! It would be sooo much fun!!!! Hahaha, awwww, thanks!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) YAAAY!!!! Me too!!! <33

  • Victoria

    OH. MY. WORD.

    YOU GUYS!!!!!! THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! *screams and jumps up and down and throws confetti everywhere* I will DEFINITELY try entering (as long as I can whip up a story in 30 days….) XDD THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for hosting this and I can’t wait to see where it goes!!!

    (Also, that video was SOOO EPIC, Issabelle!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love using Imovie to make stuff like that!) XD

    • Issabelle

      Awww, Victoria, YOUR EXCITEMENT JUST MEANS THE WORLD TO ME!!!!!!!!!!! *also screams, jumps up and down, and runs around the house continuing to scream* *dances in the confetti* Eeekkkk, YAAY!!!!! (Lol, well, I hope you can whip something up, ’cause your stuff is ALWAYS soooo awesome!!!!!!!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Girl, you’re SO welcome! Thank YOU for your excitement and considering sending something. It just means SO MUCH to us!!!!!!!! YESSS!!!! Same here!!! So far I’m already surprised at how much excitement we’ve gotten. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      (D’awww, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, VICTORIA!!!!!!!! <3333 YES!!! This was honestly my first time using Imovie, since I have to borrow someone else's MacBook soooo...)

      Also, I LOVE your profile pic!!!! <33

      • Victoria

        Awwww, girl, this CONTEST means the world to me!!! *hoping that makes sense when it probably doesnโ€™t* XD Seriously, the fact that you would do something THIS BIG and THIS EPIC for us!?!?!?! Iโ€™m not kidding when I say itโ€™s literally THE BEST 100 FOLLOWERS PARTY THING EVER!!!!!! NOTHING in the history of the blogosphere will top this! XD So, of course Iโ€™m gonna want to submit something! (I actually started plotting out a story idea for it today and am getting preeeeetttty excited!) XD

        *Gasps* Well, that was AMAZING for your first time! (Lol, yeah, I know all about borrowing devices to do things…) ๐Ÿ˜œ

        Awww, thank you so much! I just set up a WordPress account yesterday and had no idea my profile pic would show up like that! XD But hey, I guess people might โ€œrecognizeโ€ me better since I use that signature flower basically everywhere. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„

        • Issabelle

          Girl, that TOTALLY makes sense and just means soooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, of course, we’d have to do something AMAZINGLY awesome, ’cause I just wanted to make sure all of y’all knew HOW MUCH your support for this li’l ole blog just means to us!!!! I feel like y’all have helped me more with my writing than I have helped you and I don’t think I can EVER say enough THANK YOUS!!!!!!!!!! Aaahhhaaa, you think so? Eeeeekk, I had really wanted it to be something excited and unbeatable!! (I’m pretty competitive. XD) YAAAAY!!!!!! (Ooooh, that sounds SO AWESOME!!!!! I am getting soooo excited, too!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!! <3333)

          D'awww, you think so? THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! (Hahahaha, yup, I feel ya... XD)

          Of course, girl!!!! Ooooh, how exciting!!! Hahaha, yeah, I think it connects your emails profiles pic automatically or something like that. But you can always go in and change it. YESSS!!!!! That's actually why I try to keep all my profiles images uniformed and not change them around a lot, so I'll be a bit "recognizable" in the virtual world. It actually helps 'cause I've had people before tell me something like, hey, you're that girl from Teen Writers' Nook. Or something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Katherine

      EEEEKKKK, I’M SO HAPPY YOU THINK SO!!!!!!!! Ooh, yay!!!!! That would be AWESOME if you wrote something!!!!! Your writing is FABULOUS!!!!!! <33 Aww, you're welcome!!!!! Thank YOU, girl; I'm so glad you're excited!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Victoria

        Awwww, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! It means a lot to know youโ€™d want a piece of my work to be in the anthology! ๐Ÿ˜Š (Which *cough* also means I gotta start getting busy…) XD *scrambles off to write* ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Katherine

          You’re welcome, Victoria!!!!!!!!! <33333 Awwww, girl, it would be an honor to have a piece of your work in the anthology!!!!!!!๐Ÿ’— (Lol, yep!!!! Better start writing!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ XD) *gives you chocolate to boost your creativity while you write* ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Shruthika

    eeeekkk!!!!! This is SO EXCITINGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on 100 followers and almost-one-year!!!!!!!! *high fives*

  • ๐ŸŒบChloe๐ŸŒบ

    OMGoodness this is SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS ON 100 AND YOUR ~almost~ BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!! *Jumps up and down in chair* I can’t WAIT TO ENTER THE WRITING(ISH) CONTEST(ISH)!!!!!! *Takes deep breath* Okay, I should calm down a little bit now, hehe. Well, again, congratulations!!! You’ll see my entry in there somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

      • Issabelle

        Awww, girl, THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! I am SO happy that you liked the video!!!!! It turned out waaaay better than I thought it would. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Issabelle

      EEEEEKKKKKK, Chloe, I am SOOOO HAPPY that you’re excited, too!!!!!!!!!! D’awww, THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH, girl!!!!!!! I honestly just can’t believe we have so many followers and that I’ve been doing this for ~almost~ a year now. It feels like just yesterday, I was trying to put together a site for this crazy ole idea I had. Buuuut that’s enough of memory lane. XD *also jumps up and down* Eeekkk, girl, I can’t wait to read your entry!!! I already know I’m gonna LOVE it!!! ‘Cause, well, you’re SUCH a talented writer!!!! Lol, I think I should calm down too, hehehehe. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! YAAAY!!!!!! That means SO MUCH, girl!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lily

    EEK!! Congratulations on reaching ONE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS!!! *jumps up and down with excitement*

    And Issabelle! That video was so cool!! Great job! I’m super excited for you guys!! *throws confetti and passes out another chocolate cake* (’cause in my imagination, I always have time for baking all these cakes… and have them turn out perfect every time ๐Ÿ™‚ In real life though…. well, let’s not go there ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    • Issabelle

      EEEEKK!!!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOOOO MUCH, LILY!!!!!!!! *also jumps up and down with excitement*

      D’awwww, girl, A HUNDRED THANK YOUS!!!!! I am sooo happy you liked it!!!! Eeekkk, girl, your excitement means the world to me!! THANK YOUUU!!!!! *dances in confetti and eyes get really big and round at the sight of the beautiful chocolate cake* (Lol, girl, I am the SAME WAY!!!! In the blogging world, I have perfectly wonderful cakes and cookies. In real life… I can’t even make toast without it messing up.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)

    • Katherine

      Eeekkk, me neither!!!!!!!!!! But, I’m so HAPPY you’re excited!!!!!!!!! Issabelle was getting kinda worried the other day that no one would like it, and I said that we couldn’t back out now ‘cuz we spent the whole month planning it. So, yeah, I’m definitely happy you’re excited!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you, girl!!! Hehehe, yes, pull out the pens and paper (or computer๐Ÿ˜œ). Haha, no it ain’t! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wooo!!!! Gooo, Mahitha!!!!! Write that story!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ <33

        • Katherine

          Haha, I’ll totally tell her!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aw, that’s nice of you to say!!! Though, I will still be happy if it’s only five entries.๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha, 500 is a pretty high number.๐Ÿ˜œ

  • Faith Quelle

    Are you serious? This is so cool! I have a question; can I submit both a short story and a poem? And what does ‘published’ mean? (Some of my poems have been ‘published’ in our co-op magazine, but nobody besides the homeschool community in Rochester saw them. I think.) Is that acceptable? Thank you SO MUCH!!! for doing this!

    • Issabelle

      YESSS!!!!!! Eeeekk, girl, I am SO glad you think so!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! Hmmm… well, I think that would be totally fine to submit both!!!!!! Well, even though your poems were not widely seen, we will probably still consider that as being previously published. So I guess that wouldn’t be acceptable, if that’s okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ Aww, girl, thank YOU SOOO MUCH for your excitement!!!! It put a huge smile on my face!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Also, on a side note that has nothing to do with the anthologyish thing, it is SO COOL to meet a fellow homeschooler!!!!! *high fives*)

    • Issabelle

      EEEKKK!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!! I already know it’s gonna be AMAZING!!! ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Trixie

    CONGRATS YALL THIS IS AWESOME!!!
    Woohoo!! Unfortunately I wonโ€™t be able to participate in the contest, but Iโ€™m really excited for it nonetheless and I wish everyone participating the best of luck. JUST WOOHOO IM SO PROUD OF YOU GALS!! YOU DESERVE THIS SO MUCH!!

  • Grace A. Johnson

    OH. MY. GOSH. THERE IS LITERALLY NO TEXT FORMATTING OUT THERE THAT CAN ACCURATELY PORTRAY WHAT I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE NO WORDS, NO AMOUNT OF EXCLAMATION MARKS, AND NO LENGTHY RAMBLING THAT WILL CONVEY EVERYTHING BUBBLING UP INSIDE ME.

    THIS IS LIKE THE COOLEST THING EVER AND THAT’S LITERALLY ALL I CAN SAY.

    • Issabelle

      OH. MY. GOODNESS. GRACE I CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS HOW HAPPY YOUR COMMENT MADE ME!!!!!!!!!! I was literally smiling SO HARD after reading it!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!! Girl, I don’t even know what to say except it really means beyond words to all of the Team!!!!!

      D’awwww, I am sooooooo happy to hear that, sista!!!!!!! THANK YOU A HUNDRED MILLION TIMES OVER!!!!!!!!! *infinite hearts* (Also, your comment should totally win the prize for Most Enthusiastic!! I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!!!! *gives you ๐Ÿ†*

      • Grace A. Johnson

        YOU ARE SO WELCOME, GIRL! THANK YOU TOO! I HAVE SHARED ALL OF THIS WONDERFUL NEWS WITH MI FAMILIA AND WE ARE ALL SO EXCITED! (NOT TO MENTION IMPRESSED BY THAT FABULOUSO TRAILER YOU PUT TOGETHER!!!!!!) I AM SO PROUD AND EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!! <333333333333

        • Issabelle

          YOU’RE SO WELCOME!!!!!!! Aaaahhh, really? THAT JUST MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!!!!! (D’awww, girl, A HUNDRED MILLION THANK YOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) EEEEEEE, girl, I just don’t even know what to say to all of this niceness!!!!!! Like, can your comment seriously make me feel any happier!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    • Katherine

      Ee, YAY!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m SO glad you think it’s fun!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aaah, that’ll be AWESOME!!!!!!!! Woo-hoo!!!! I can’t wait to see your entry!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Faith Quelle

    Oh, and I didn’t realize you were homeschooled. That’s so neat! I like you even better now ๐Ÿ™‚ (No, just teasing, I like schooled kids too….)

    • Issabelle

      Yess, it is, isn’t it? XD But, yes, I’m honestly the SAME way when I find out someone is homeschooled. It’s like, wow, that just jumped you up to a whole other level of awesome. XD So thank you!!! *hair flips* XD (Lol, yeah, I’m teasing, too. *cough* mostly* XDDD)

  • Jane

    EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been an absolute honor to be along with you all on your blogging journey and Iโ€™m soooooo happy that you reached 100 (now 121) followers!!!!!!!!!!! This blog has helped me with my writing and more and, well, Iโ€™m just really happy for you gals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Iโ€™m literally crying happy tears right now!!!!!!!!!! XD
    I will definitely, absolutely, 100%, be entertaining your writing(ish) competition(ish)!!!!!! XD I canโ€™t wait!!!!!!!!!!!! Itโ€™s gonna be sooooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! *brain weals start turning with ideas*
    Also, as usual, I must throw you all a party!!!!!!!!! *hugs all of you* *throws confetti from my never ending stash* *hangs party streamers* *makes all of you your favorite cake* (Donโ€™t worry, remembered the orange cake Katherine, ๐Ÿ˜‰) *blows up balloons* *happy dances around the room* *tries to find a song that has the words to describes how happy I am and fails* *hugs you all again*
    I feel like I should be the one thanking you guys, not the other way around!!!!!! I really wouldnโ€™t be where I am today in my writing (and just in life in general) if it wasnโ€™t for TWN and you three amazing gals!!!!!!! You guys are a very bright light in me life!!! <3333
    Oh, and Issabelle, I LOVED the video that you made!!!!!!!!! It had me on the edge of my seat!!!!!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing job!!!!!!! And I loved the book quotes!!!!!!!!!!!!! For this month and last month. I just kept forgetting to mention it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Issabelle

      EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!! Jane, I literally cannot tell you how much your excitement (and just this whole comment in general) means to me!!!!!!!! D’awwww, girl, the honor is all mine!!!! You seriously helped build Teen Writers’ Nook and were there when we had zero followers. (Which I guess would technically be inaccurate, since we had you. So I guess you were there when we had one follower. XDD) THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!! (Actually, it’s a little more than 121, but for some unknown reason our new followers aren’t calculating through. XD I think we might have 123 or 124.) Awww, Jane, like that… that just means SO MUCH TO ME!!!!!! Jane, I think I’m about to start crying happy tears in a moment. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      YESSSS!!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! I literally cannot wait to read your submission, and I already know I’m gonna LOVE IT!!! (Lol, don’t ya just love my weird wording of things. XD) YESSSS!!!!! I really hope so!!!!!! *brain wheels start turning as I try to see if I can figure out what Jane’s ideas are* XDD Awwww, you know I always happily accept your parties!!!! *hugs jane back* *also adds my never-ending stash of confetti to the party* *helps hang the part streamers* *waits until the amazing cake is finished baking so I can eat it all* *plays with the balloons like the big kid at heart kinda girl I am* *dances around the room too* *also tries and the only thing I can get is the celebration song that goes “CEEELLLLEBRATE GOOD TIMES C’MON!!!* XD *hugs Jane back again*
      Oh, girl, the thank yous all belong to me and I seriously can never give enough of them!!! I KNOW I wouldn’t be where I am in my writing and life without you, girl!!!!!! You’re one of the few reasons I even kept working on Into the Lamp (*sends Jane a wink to indicate I’m thinking about the same things she’s thinking about while hoping no one else picks up on the slight cue* *realizes I’d never make it in the spy buisness* XDD But, hey, after we have our swordplay lessons and we chase storms and jump out of planes (still never gonna get why you’d ever wanna do that XDD) maybe we should try to get some spy training XDDD) Girl it just means SO MUCH to know that TWN has given you SO MUCH help in your writing life!!!!!! That’s like the greatest thing we could ever hear!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! And to be honest, Jane, YOU bring a very bright light in my life!!!!!! <33333
      D'awww, THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH, girl!!!! I am BEYOND happy to hear that!!!!!! EEEKKK!!!! I was honestly very happy with how it turned out!!! (And that is the only time you shall ever hear me say something good about something I did, so enjoy it while it lasts. XDDD) Eeekk, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! I'm sooo happy to hear that!!!!! Lol, yeah, I always miss those comments that tell me you love them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But it's okay!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Katherine

      Hiya, Jane!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOOO!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO GLAD!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Awwww, girl, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ’— It has been an honor for me as well to have you on this blogging journey and have a WONDERFUL reader!!!!!!!!!! Thank you; me too!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aww, I’m so glad we have helped you with your writing and everything!!!!!!! That means so much to me!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333 *hands you a tissue* Aw, girl, I'm gonna cry happy tears now; you're so sweet!!!!!!!
      YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for you to enter!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm SuPeR excited to read whatever you submit!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, I love parties!!!!!! XD *hugs you back* *dances in confetti* (Aw, you remembered the orange cake!!!!!!!! That makes me so happy!!!!!!!! I think my smile just got ten times bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!) *rushes to eat the orange cake* *dances with Jane and hugs her again* Thanks for the party, girl!!!!!!! You are EXCELLENT at throwing parties!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      GIRL, I'm thanking you for being such an AWESOME friend!!!!!!!! <33333 And you have been supporting this blog for a LONG time! I don't know where I would be without you, girl!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all you do!!!!!! *hugs* <333333 Awww, I am so touched!!!!! Jane, you're so sweet!!!!!! You're a bright light in my life too!!!!!! And I am SO BLESSED to be your friend!!!!!!!๐Ÿ’—

  • Alexa

    *Gasps when the email pops into inbox* *scrambles to laptop* *reads post* *gets up and parades around the house* *can not sit still* *parades a second time* *does weird dance* *announces my excitement to all the members in the house* *dances again* *reads post a second time to make sure I got all the details* *runs down the stairs and back up* *dances a third time* *screams* *dances a fourth time*
    I CAN NOT WAIT!! *Trying to keep my excitement in so I can write this comment* *fails* This is the BEST surprise ever! What an AMAZING idea! It must’ve taken lots of work to set this up for us! ๐Ÿ˜‰ *eats cake* ๐Ÿฐ qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm (That’s how excited I am!) I can not wait to start writing and get my entry in!! *dances a fifth time* YAAAAAAAY! And that video was AMAZING! I was just sitting there on the edge of my seat, excitedly watching it! #bestmovietrailerihaveeverseen!!!!! THANK YOU SO much, gals, for putting this together for us!!! <333

    • Katherine

      ๐Ÿ˜ƒ *gets so excited over Alexa’s enthusiasm* *parades and dances with Alexa* *gives her chocolate for being awesome* *jumps up and down because Alexa is excited over this post* *squeals with delight* *dances with her again because dancing is the best*
      EEEE, YAYAY!!!!!!! I’m so HAPPY to hear that!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m SOOO glad you’re excited over this!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Haha, yeah, we spent a lot of time getting things together and working out the details.๐Ÿ˜‰ But every time we worked on it, I got so EXCITED I felt like I was gonna burst!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜‚ (I guess I just felt very passionate about doing this for you guys!!! Y’all mean the world to me!!!!! And I don’t think I can thank y’all enough for all your support for TWN!!!!!!!<3) MMMM, CAKE!!!!!!! *eats a teeny bite of the cake* YAAYY!!!!! WOOO!!!!!!!! Girl, it makes me happy that you're so excited!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR ENTRY!!!!!!!! *dances* *sits on the edge of my seat and wonders what Alexa's entry will be about*๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Yay, I'm glad you like it!!!!! Hehehe, I agree!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best movie trailer ever!!!!! Issabelle did a FABULOUS job!!!!! Aww, YOU'RE SO WELCOME, girl!!!!!!!!!!! Thank YOU for your enthusiasm and support!!!!!! <3333

    • Issabelle

      Eeeeeekkkk, Alexa, this whole comment has seriously just MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!! I am just BEYOND happy that you’re excited AND that you liked the video!!! THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D’awww, girl, the gratitude belongs all to me for just ALL your awesome support, encouragement, and love!!!!! It’s seriously like the best thing ever!!!! <3333

  • Diamond

    This sounds so incredibly exciting! I don’t know if I’ll be able to submit anything or not, but regardless, I’m excited to read the finished product!

    • Issabelle

      Eeeeeekkk, I’m SO glad to hear you think so, Diamond!!!! That just means SO MUCH to li’l ole me!!!!!! THANK YOUU!!!!! Aww, girl, I get that!!! Totally no worries at all!!!! Eeeekkk, THANK YOU!!!! I’m really excited to see where it all goes, y’know. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lorelei A.

    Hi! (You might remember me from CDubs ๐Ÿ˜Š) CONGRATS, TWN!!!!! <3 This sounds so fun!!!! And the video was amazing and edited beautifully! I will DEFINITELY be participating!!!!!

    I just have a few questions though (I hate to be *that* person ๐Ÿ˜‚): How many submissions is one allowed? I would like to possibly submit a few poems and a maybe a short story, so I was just wondering.

    Also, how long should the poems be? Is there a minimal work count?

    Anywho, this all looks and sounds AWESOME!!!!!!! I have been reading TWN for almost a month and this is my first time commenting, but I love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all are amazing! (P.S. And Katherine, thanks for talking to me and being my friend on CDubs <3)

    • Katherine

      *gasp* LORELEI!!!!!!!! HI!!!!!! *waves excitedly* ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ THANK YOU!!!!! <33 Yay, I'm so glad to hear that!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed the video!!!! I was hoping it would get people excited!๐Ÿ˜‰ YAY!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRL!!!!!!!!!! <333 I look forward to reading your entries!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€

      Alrighty!! (Lol, no worries!! I ask questions all the time 'cuz I need to know every little detail.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚) You are allowed as many as you'd like to submit! (So, I guess there isn't a limit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Oooh, I can't wait to read them!!!!!!!!

      The poems can be as long or short as you want! So, if your poem is one stanza, that works! If it's one line (can anyone write a poem in one line??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜†) that works too! However long you want your poem to be is totally acceptable!!

      Thank you so much, Lorelei!!!!!!! REALLY??! Eeekkk!!!!! *squeals* I had no idea you've been reading posts on here!!!!! I'm just so happy and excited I don't know what to do about it!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for reading and commenting!!!!!!!! It means so much to me!!!!! <3 Thank you, girl!!!! Aww, thank you!!!!! You're so amazing too!!!! (Aww, you're SO welcome!!!!! Thank YOU so much for talking to me too and being my friend!!!!!!! <3333 You have just made my day, girl!!!!)

      • Lorelei A.

        THANK YOU!!!!!! Your answers really helped, Katherine!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so exciteddddddddd!!!!!!!

        Okay, okay… *takes calming breaths* Let’s get writing!!!!!! <3333333 GOD BLESS!

        • Katherine

          YOU’RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!! Glad I could help, Lorelei!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ EEEEE, YAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy you’re excited!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

          *takes calming breaths as well* WOOO!!!!!! YES!!!!!! GOOO WRITE!!!!!!!! *does a cartwheel* XD <333333333333 Thank you; GOD BLESS YOU TOO, GIRL!!!

      • Faith Quelle

        I just had to say this. Can someone write a poem in one line? Yes, absolutely! The shortest poem in the world is called ‘Lines on the Antiquity of Microbes’. It’s other name is ‘Fleas’. You wanna hear it?
        Adam had’um.
        I seriously can’t write this without laughing. It’s a real thing. Look it up.

        • Katherine

          NO WAYYY?!?!?! Really??? Ok, MIND BLOWN AWAY RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฒ I literally had no idea that someone could write a one-line poem!!!!!!!!! That’s like incredible!!!!! I’m just so amazed you can actually write a poem in one sentence AND IT STILL RHYME!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this valuable piece of information with me!!! I seriously needed this in my life!๐Ÿ˜† Now I’m going to be telling everyone about the shortest poem in the world! Girl, I was laughing while reading it!!!๐Ÿ˜‚ I just . . . I can’t believe this!!๐Ÿ˜‚

          • Faith Quelle

            Of course! I had the strong sense that you needed that very important piece of information in your life…. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Lorelei A.

            Wow, that is both amazing and hilarious! ๐Ÿคฃ Thanks for sharing that, Faith!! You made my day! ๐Ÿ˜€

            Just a question for anyone: How does one write a bio? This is my first time EVER actually writing something somewhat-professionally and I have never written my bio before. XD What do yours look like? <333333

            • Katherine

              I know, right?!!๐Ÿคฃ

              Um . . . I have no idea!๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ve never actually written one before. I guess you would say something about writing and maybe things you’re interested in. I think the big thing, though, is just to say something about your writing. Here, I’m going to attempt to write one on the spot:
              “Katherine is a Christian author of a variety of genres. This is due to the fact that she loves to try new things, which is how she first found her love for writing. She started writing when she was very young as a way to creatively challenge herself. Now she is working to complete two of her novels with a passion to write about broken characters who find God’s healing.”

              There’s my bio. I’m sure your’s is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! <3333333 And I can't wait to read your writing!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for submitting something!!!!!๐Ÿ’—

    • Issabelle

      Aww, girl, I am SO happy to hear you liked the video and are planning to enter something!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! Also, it always makes me sooo happy when someone tells me they like our blog so THANK YOU A HUNDRED TIMES OVER!!!!!!!!

      Oooh, also WELCOME to Teen Writers’ Nook!!!!! We are SO THRILLED to have you!!!! *sends lotsa welcome chocolate*

    • Lorelei A.

      AHHHHH YIKES!!!!! I need some help, because I just found out that the names I’m using for my short story are VERY similar to the names in one of my acquaintance’s stories!!!!! HOW DO I CHANGE NAMES THAT I LOVE????

      *trying to calm myself…* (ANNNNNND STILL FREAKING OUT)

      Like, it’s crazy how similar they are. (I guess that means we think alike?) But I don’t want to be accused of copying the names, you know? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHANGE THIS????

      Okay, enough stressing… I would be thankful for any advice!!! I hate to bother you with my problems, but I thought maybe ’cause this was a writing blog you would have some insight? ๐Ÿ™‚ THANK YOU DEARLY!! <333333

      • Katherine

        Hmm, well, if they’re only similar and not exactly the same then I think that should be okay. Especially if your story is completely different from your acquaintance’s story. How many of your characters have similar names to your acquaintance’s characters? Since the similarity is coincidental I think you’re okay to keep your names. And if the names you have are names that actually exist and your acquaintance didn’t make them up, then anyone is able to use them. So I don’t think you have to worry about being accused of copying the names. If you want, though, you could give the names even more differences. And if you just feel more comfortable about changing the names completely, then maybe you could google lists of names and find others you like? Or you could change one character’s name, but keep the others the way you have it (I guess this really depends on how many of your character’s names are similar to your acquaintances)?

        Girl, you are totally NOT bothering us with your problems!!! Like you said, this is a writing blog, and we’re here to help in any way we can!!!!!๐Ÿ™‚ I hope I was able to help!!!!!! <3333333 If there's anything else let me know!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3333

        • Lorelei A.

          Hmmm… I haven’t actually read her story, but I hope our stories aren’t very similar as well. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Both of my main characters’ names are close to her MCs’ names (both main girl and guy). I think I will take your advice and sort of change my one character’s name to a variation of the current one and keep the other name. It should probably be okay because this whole thing is purely coincidental.

          THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You were really helpful in calming me down and putting up with my freaking out-ness. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

          • Katherine

            I’m sure you both have different stories, so no need to worry. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 That sounds like a good plan!!๐Ÿ‘ Yep, I think it will all be okay too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            YOU'RE SO WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad I was able to help!!!!!!!๐Ÿ™‚ <333 I hope everything works out with your story!!!!!

  • Joy Caroline

    This is such a fun and creative idea! Congrats to all three of you – Issabelle, Katherine, and Alana – on hitting 100 followers! Y’all totally deserve it and more. Most of all, thank you for creating a kind, warm, and welcoming space for teen writers. You’ve been such an encouragement to me since I submitted my first comment.

    I’m regretful that I won’t be able to participate myself, but I’m very excited for all those who are participating! I can’t wait to see how the anthology turns out. Blessings.

    • Katherine

      Thank you so much, JC!!!!!! Aww, thank you, girl!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Awww!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜Š You’re so sweet!!!!!๐Ÿ’— God bless you, girl!!!!! Awww, you’re very welcome!!!!!! Thank you so much for your support of TWN and for being my friend!!!!! <33 Aww, girl, I am touched to hear you say that!!!!!!!! Thank you for all your sweet comments!!!!!! <3333

      That's perfectly alright!!! I totally understand!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you'll like the anthology, though, once it's complete. ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you so much for your excitement!!!!!!!! Blessings to you too!!!! <33

      P.S. how's the 100-for-100 coming along? I hope you're making a lot of progress!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Joy Caroline

        God bless you, too! Thank you!
        The 100-for-100 is getting along great! I’ve been writing every day except for Saturday, because of Sabbath rest. I’m grateful GTW is allowing us one grace day per week to show respect for that. Yeah, it’s working really well for me! I hope you’re making progress as well!

        • Katherine

          Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re welcome! <33
          That's AWESOME!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, me too!!!! That was very nice of GTW!!! I took the grace day on Wednesday (which I regret 'cause I could've really used it on Sunday๐Ÿ˜‚). My family's been doing a lot of family things on Sundays so I'm not really at my computer. We've been doing a Revelation study, and it's amazing (but also hard to understand)!!!!! Anyway, I'm happy to hear that it's working well!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’— My progress is coming along great (sorta)!!! Today I wrote almost 500 words which is the most I've done in one day for this challenge so far!

          • Joy Caroline

            Awesome! I’m actually doing a Daniel/Revelation Bible study right now as well. What a coincidence. XD I agree with you that it’s amazing but hard to understand!

            That’s great, Kat! The most I’ve done so far is 685 words. Cheering you on!

            • Katherine

              Whoa!!! Really?!! THAT’S SO COOL!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ *high-fives* I’d love to hear your thoughts on it sometime!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

              Thank you!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, you’re doing AWESOME, JC!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! I’m cheering you on as well!!!!!! WOOO!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ribbon Ash

    *Very Indignant that I have to write in the American style* Just kidding. XD :p
    I actually won’t be writing a story for this, unfortunately. I just do not have the time. ๐Ÿ™
    Congrats on getting 100 followers and happy early blog birthday!!! *throws out confetti, balloons, cake and chocolate*
    Also awesome video!!! It gave me all the epic movie trailer vibes.

    • Katherine

      Hahaha, oops, sorry about that!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ
      Aw, that’s alright, girl!!! I totally understand about not having time!!!! And I wouldn’t want you to stress yourself over it! I hope you’ll enjoy the anthology, though, once it’s finished! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ *dances in confetti* *eats cake and chocolate* *sends a “thank-you” card to Ribbon Ash*
      Yay, I’m so glad you liked it!!!!!!! Oooh, yes, I’m with you on that–it gave me epic movie trailer vibes too!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rayna

    OH MY GOSH AHHHHHHHHHHHHH CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ
    Where is the chocolatee?!?!?!? I DEMAND JUSTICE. WHERE IS THE CHOCOLATE?!?!?!?
    *COUGH*
    Seriously though, you guys need to giveaway chocolate; it’s basically your trademark now (jk jk) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ

    SO the contest sounds SO FUN and I’m definitely going to try and enter something!!! I hope you keep reminding me to enter because of my terrible memory thought ๐Ÿ˜œ

    P.S That video is EPICCCCC ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

    • Issabelle

      EEEEEEEEEEEEEE THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, RAYNA!!!!!!!!!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜œ *gasps suuuper loudly* Aaahhhaa, I can’t believe I missed that!!! You’re right WHERE IS DA CHOCOLATE????!!!!!!!! Lol, justice shall be served!!!
      lol, you’re right!! I do give away a lotta chocolate… *showers Rayna and alllll the TWN peeps with lotsa chocolate* *gives Rayna an extra pile* *slips a few pieces away for yours truly* ๐Ÿ˜‚ It should be our trademark!!!!!!!

      Eeeekkk, girl, I am SO HAPPY to hear you think so!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! YESSS!!!!! Ooooo, I can’t wait to read it!! I already know I’m gonna love it!!!!! Lol, don’t worry, I shall be very persistent in my reminders. XDD You’re probably gonna end up regretting asking me, actually. ๐Ÿ˜œ

      D’awww, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!! I LOVED making that video and was honestly surprised that it turned out really good!!!! ๐Ÿคฉ

      • Rayna

        *grabs chocolate* YUMMM THANK YOU THANK YOU ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ AND I GET AN EXTRA PILE??? I’m so happy ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜Œ

        Ahaha, I’m sure I won’t (you have no idea how bad my memory is sometimes honestly-) ๐Ÿคฃ

        You don’t have to be so surprised; everything you guys do turns out amazing ๐Ÿคฉ

        • Issabelle

          Hahaha, of course!!!!! Ain’t nothin’ better than chocolate. ๐Ÿ˜‹ OF COURSE YOU DO CUZ YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Lol, I’m so glad. XD

          Hehehehe… we shall see. XD (Lol, girl, I’m sure it ain’t as bad as mine. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I can’t half remember anything for the life of me. XD)

          D’aww, girl, you’re just TOO SWEET!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I don’t even know what to say to all of this awesome niceness. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Linyang

    Congrats! Might come up with something to submit. Just one question though, do you want the document in a Word doc, Google doc, or PDF?

    • Issabelle

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! Oooooh, AWESOME!!!!!! I ALWAYS love reading stuff from you (seriously, girl, you are SO talented!!!), so I hope you’re able to send something!!! <333 Hmmm... I don't really have a preference but Word docs and Google docs are just easier to work with, so preferably one of those, but anything will work. (Also, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for stopping by!!!!!! *sends welcome goodies*)

  • Grace King-Matchett

    OH MY WORD GUYS!!!!!! THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!!!!

    First of all, I’d like to apologize to you awesome TWNers that I haven’t been around the blogosphere lately. ๐Ÿ™ I’ve been really busy with my writing (I have to finish The Azure Diamond by the 30th actually, AHHH, but I’m on track don’t worry XD), not to mention my blog hiatus so that I thus have more time to write.

    BUT I saw this post the other day (thank you, Grace A. Johnson!!!!!! XD) and I would like to say that I would LOVE to join!!! I’ve already started on a story that’s coming together nicely, EEEEK!!! I’m so very excited for this!!!!!!!

    Wait- is everyone gonna be published? or just the winner?

    EITHER WAY IM SO EXCITED AHHH NO TIME FOR GRAMMAR OR SPELLING AJSLRHSLAJKEOUGRBJELNW ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

    • Issabelle

      YESSSSS THIS IS TOTALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEE!!!!!!!

      Oh, Grace, that is TOTALLY 100% okay!!!! I sooo get that, but it’d be a lie to say I wasn’t suuuper excited to hear from you again!!!!! <333 (AAAAHHH!!!!!! How far into it are you? I know you can TOTALLY MAKE IT!!! WOOHOOO!! GO GRACE GO!!!!!! *pumps fist in the air*)

      YAAAY!!!!! (Second thanks to Grace A. Johnson. XD) EEEEKKK, girl, we'd just LOVE to have you!!!!! *high fives* Ooooooh that just sounds SO EXCITING!!!! I can't wait to hear more about it (and hopefully read it *fingers crossed*). Aww, girl, THANK YOUUUU!!! We are SO excited for this, too!!!!!!

      Well, we're REALLY hoping we'll be able to publish all the submissions we receive, but if we get a lot, we'll have to pick our favorites. However, those that aren't chosen, will be published on our blog. (But I think we're gonna be able to publish them all. Hopefully. ๐Ÿ™‚

      GIRL YOU'RE EXCITEMENT JUST MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!!!!!! Lol, yeah, just forget about those grammar and spelling problems. XD EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

      • Grace King-Matchett

        AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!! (Congrats on your newest WIP, too, btw! ๐Ÿ˜€ It sounds really interesting!)

        Awww, <333333 THANK YOU! You know I love talking with you, Issa! XD I think I'm about ~77k so far? aiming for around 100-102k-ish. AND THANK YOU AHHHH

        YES! I just finished my short story today, actually, and am getting a few friends to look it over so it'll be a bit more polished before I send it in XD I really tried to put emphasis on the relationship of the two main characters, rather than focus mainly on plot like I usually do. PLEASE TELL KAT AND ALANA I AM VERY VERY EXCITED FOR THIS EEK

        Oh, ok! That's awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm sosososososoSO excited! If I get picked it will be the FIRST TIME I WILL HAVE EVER BEEN PUT IN PRINT OH MY WORD just thinking about that is so exciting…

        XDDDDDD ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

        • Issabelle

          YESSSS ME TOO!!!!!!!!!! (D’awww, THANK YOU SO MUCH, girl!!!!! Eeekk, you think so? THAT MEANS SO MUCH!!! I’ve been having a pretty crazy time writing it, but at least the characters are playing fair and not changing EVERYTHING up on me (unlike certain ones… *glares at Colin and Keenum*).

          You’re SO welcome!!!!! Awww, girl, you’re just the best!!!! <333333 *gasp* THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!! OoooOoooOooooO Girl, you are doing FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!! Of course, girl!!!!!!!

          WOOHOOO!!!!!! How exciting!!! Yeah, that sounds like a PERFECT plan!!!!! I AM SO STOKED TO READ IT!!!!!! Oooh, Grace, that just sounds sooo awesome!!! Especially how you put an extra focus on the characters. (After all, our charries are the best thing ever. XD) I already know I'm gonna ADORE it sooooo much!!!!! OF COURSE, I WILL TOTALLY TELL THEM!!!!!!!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ EEEKKK!!!

          Yup. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yesssss!!!! I am sosososososoosososososososoooooooooSOOOOOOOO excited, too!!!!!!! *gasp* Whoa, really, girl? THAT WOULD BE LIKE THE MOST AMAZINGEST THING EVERRRRR!!!!!!!!!! Yessss, that IS so exciting!!!!!!

          • Grace King-Matchett

            YESSSS!!! Tell me more about it! I wanna know XDDD <3333 LOL Colin and Keenum XDDDDD

            Awww, thank you!!! <3333 Thank you! Trying not to stress over it, AHHHHH but i stress anyways AHHHH AGAIN XDDD

            Yessssssss!!!!! I'm super super excited to see what you think!!! <3333 Yeah, I love putting extra emphasis on charries & their bonds with each other, it really deepens a story in my opinion ๐Ÿ’•

            YAAAASSSSS!!!! I AM SERIOUSLY SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW, I CAN'T NOT TYPE IN CAPS, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

            • Issabelle

              YEAA!!!! Oooh, okay. Well, the plot’s a pretty simplistic plot (thank goodness, ’cause Keenum’s story just ’bout did me in XD). Did I mention this was a modern retelling of Cinderella? With a lotta action and suspense, moving the plot forward, ’cause I need stuff happening to stay interested. XD Basically some creepy dude is trying to take the throne of Vallien (a tiny country somewhere in Europe) and he’s after Ruslan. It’s kinda got a bit of a survival story feel, but I think I’m gonna consider it action/adventure. I’m honestly still trying to figure stuff out. Did that kinda give you an idea of the story or did I just confuse you as much as I am? XD Hahahaha YESS!!!! Keenum and Colin can be really hard to work with sometimes, but I still love them for all their flaws. XDDDDDDD

              You’re SO welcome!!!!!!!!! Hahaha, I SO get that!!!!! EVERY TIME I tell myself not to stress about deadlines and stuff, it never works. If you want to do some writing sprints together, just lemme know or shoot me an email? YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

              Eeeekkk, same here!!!!!!!!!! YESSS IT REALLY DOES DEEPEN A STORY!!!!!! Characters seriously make or break a story most of the time!!!! LOVE IT!!! <333333

              GIRL I AM SOOOOO EXCITED LIKE ALL THE TIME THAT I THINK ABOUT THIS I CAN'T NOT TYPE IN ALL CAPS, TOO AND IT'S REALLY HARD WHEN I'M TALKING WITH SOMEONE AND I JUST RANDOMLY WRITE A WHOLE SENTENCE OUT IN CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

        • Katherine

          YAY, I’m so HAPPY you’re excited!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait to read your story, girl!!!!!!!! You’re writing is so FABULOUS!!!!!!!๐Ÿ’—

          Also, it sounds like your making GREAT progress with your novel!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wooo!!!!!! You’re doing great, girl!!!!! <333

          Oh oh, and I almost forgot to tell you that I put the picture of Palladin you made on my "works" page under "The Team's Writings". (Hehe, Palladin looks so cute over there!!!!๐Ÿ˜œ)

    • Grace King-Matchett

      Hey guys! One thing I forgot. I accidentally didn’t make the story I submitted in Times New Roman. Is it ok if I go back and do that now?? or will I be disqualified from the contest? :c I hope it’ll be okay!

      • Issabelle Perry

        No, we didn’t disqualify you. It’s perfectly okay!!! We weren’t as strict as I made it sound here. XD Actually, I already emailed you and told you your submission status. Did you not receive the email? Do you want me to send it again? Girl, it’s definitely okay!!! No stress!! Your short story was FANTABULOUS!!! <33

            • Grace King-Matchett

              Okay, thank you so much! During editing would it also be bad to change the name of a character? Because I realised that there’s something wrong in a technical manner with the MC’s current name XD

              • Issabelle Perry

                You’re SO welcome, Grace!!!!!!!! Nope, that is totally fine. Just if you wouldn’t mind doing it in red, that’d be great. When it comes to edits now, I’ll need them all done in red so I can see what’s been changed since the last time I viewed it, if that makes sense. Hahaha, girl, I SO feel ya. It is not a problem one bit!!!!!!!! <3333 THANK YOU for asking!!!

  • Lrose5

    Ohh, congrats!!!!!!!!! So it’s poems too? I MAY enter one….. we’ll see! XD How many winners will there be? Have a great day guys!!!! (girls)

    ~Lrose5

    • Issabelle

      Aww, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! <3333 Yup, it's anything kind of creative writing form you can possibly think of!!! We just wanna showcase our reader's writings. All of y'all are just SO talented and AMAZING writers and y'all deserve to be spotlighted!!!!!! Ooooh, I hope you're able too!!!! Well, we're not sure yet. It kinda depends on the number of submissions we get. We're REALLY wanting to be able to publish all of them, but if we get like over twenty or so, we're probably gonna chose somewhere from fifteen to twenty. But whoever doesn't get picked, his/her submission will still be featured on our blog!!! THANKS!!! You have a SPECTACULAR day, too!!!! <333

  • Tori

    Oooh this sounds wonderful!!! Iโ€™d love to have something of mine published in a book (although I am published but….itโ€™s a bit complicated as you canโ€™t really purchase it except through me I believe).

    (Ps, for those on KP, this is Godlyfantasy12!)

    Even though Iโ€™ve kinda just got on TWN, and am joining it, may I still enter? That counts as being a part of it correct?

    • Issabelle

      Eeeeee, girl, I am SO HAPPY to hear you think so!!!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!! Oooh, girl, we’d LOVE to have you send something to us!!! (Oh, wow, I don’t think I knew that. But, hey, that STILL counts as being published, in my opinion!!!! Which is InCrEdIbLe!!!!!!!! *high fives* YOU GO GIRL!!!!)

      (Haha, actually, thanks for clarifying that, ’cause at first I was o’er here like, huh, who’s Tori? XD Which is a BEAUTIFUL name, btw!!)

      Girl, you may ABSOLUTELY 100% enter!!!!! It definitely does, and I am sooo happy to hear you’re interested in sending something!!!!! (Oh, and THANK YOU SO SO SOOOOOO MUCH for stopping by, reading, and commenting!!!! *sends welcome chocolate*)

    • Katherine

      Hi, girl!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ *waves* Thank you so much for stopping by Teen Writers’ Nook!!!!! Oooh, I’d LOVE for you to submit something!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure your writing is WONDERFUL!!!!!!

  • Kristianne

    This is so exciting!!!! *screams wildly* I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get a piece done in time, but I will certainly try!! This is such a neat idea! Oh, and congratulations on 100 followers and almost one-year blog-versary!!

    • Issabelle

      Eeeekkk, I am SO glad you’re excited too!!!!! *also screams wildly* Aww, I totally understand, girl!!! I hope you’re able to, but if not, don’t worry about it one bit!! I sooooo get how life gets in the way, but I am just SO happy to hear you like the idea!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, KRISTIANNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D’awwww, A HUNDRED THANK YOUS, girl!!!! And seriously, thank you for all your love and support you’ve given to me and TWN!!! It’s seriously like the best thing ever!! <3333

  • Tori

    Hey Isabelle, I submitted my poem but one thing. I did put it on a forum post on KP just so I could get critiques. Plz tell me that doesn’t count as being published because I literally just saw that posting it anywhere can count and….I would be so distraught if I just ruined everything.

    • Issabelle

      Hey, Tori. Oooo, yes, I had seen that on KP. I hope it was okay that I didn’t give any feedback since I had felt like that was unfair, BUT I am glad you tagged me for it, so I already knew you had posted it. Anyway, I’m not gonna count that as being previously published, since forums are different, in my opinion, as posting it on a website or blog. I mean, that’s just the way I view it. Some people might not see it that way, but you are TOTALLY in the clear. No worries. I was actually SUPER excited to see your submission and I just CANNOT WAIT to read it!!!!!! EEEEE!!!!!

      • Tori

        Oh thank you!!! I was worried for a sec there but figured youโ€™d understand, especially if I came and explained. And yes I totally understand your not critiquing it. Lol

        • Issabelle

          You’re very welcome, girl!!!!!!! Yeah, I can imagine. I’m SO sorry it took me a while to get to it. I responded the moment I saw it!!!! Of course, girl!!!! Phew, THANK YOU for understanding!!!! I was worried and didn’t wanna appear rude like I didn’t want to read your FANTABULOUS poem!!! <3333 ๐Ÿ˜„ Well, you know how the saying goes. All is well that ends well. XD

  • Faith Quelle

    Ooh, I was just thinking today… in what form is this going to be published (eBook, real book, etc.)? Sorry, but the thought just crossed my mind today…

  • QueenRose39

    Hi… I recently found this blog thru a friend of mine (Arein), and it’s absolutely awesome!! I have… a possible short story that I would love to submit, but I was wondering… I only JUST followed the blog, and I’ve been reading the posts and stuff, but this is my first comment…. lol, is it okay if I attempt to submit still (the one requirement about followers/readers/commenters)? ๐Ÿ™‚
    And also… if we have a pen name, or something, is that okay to use instead of our real name in the ‘bio’ after the story?

    • QueenRose39

      Also… about the foul language rule, are words such as ‘heck’ ‘dang’ or ‘freaking’ okay? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Issabelle Perry

      Hey!!! Awww, well, we are SO THRILLED to have you!!!! *sends welcome chocolate* (Ooo, yes, Arein’s an awesome gal!) D’aww, girl, you’re too sweet, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!! EEEEEE, really? Well, I am SOOO EXCITED to hear that!!! I’m sure it is wonderful and I positively can’t wait to see it!! Girl, IT IS ABSOLUTELY 100% okay if you still send something in!!! You still count under that requirement but thank you for double-checking with us!!! The deadlines coming up soon so just make sure you send it to us before then and you’ll be totally good to go!!!
      Of course! Pen names are absolutely allowed. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a blessed day, and I hope to see you around TWN/the blogosphere!!!

      • QueenRose39

        *omygosh there’s welcome chocolate?* *sorry I love chocolate*
        Oooh yay!! Okay, I will be sure to submit something today then… sorry I love writing, but due to certain restrictions, I haven’t really been able to get onto the blogosphere much until now!
        Thanks so much for replying so quickly and have a great day!

        • Issabelle Perry

          Hehehehe, YESS!!!!! Everything’s better when chocolate is involved!!! YESS CHOCOLATE IS DA BEST!!!! *high fives*
          Awesome!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!! Girl, that’s is totally okay!! I really get that and there are no worries whatsoever!!!! <333
          Of course, girl!!!! Thank you and same back at ya. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • QueenRose39

            YESSS CHOCOLATEEEEEEE *yummy* *high fives back because, well, CHOCOLATE* (chocolate be GOOOOODDDDDDDDD) and yes it is 3 am and I am talking about chocolate…. so that’s why this comment MIGHT make no sense…. XD

  • Tori

    I have a question I hope is ok to ask! When will we know who the winners are? And will there be a public announcement or only through email? Thanks!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      Girl, it’s TOTALLY okay to ask!!! I actually apologize for not making it clear when we started this. Me and the Team at TWN are currently reading through all submissions and we will be emailing everyone who submitted between the fifth and seventh, letting them know if they were accepted or not. And then hopefully before the twelfth at the latest, we will publicly announce on TWN who the authors in the anthology will be!!!! Of course, THANK YOU for asking!!!!!

  • Jane

    So its probably to late to be asking this, and Iโ€™m not even sure if Iโ€™m allowed to ask this but Iโ€™ll just go for it.
    I was just wondering, I did try submit a short story, but I couldnโ€™t tell if actually submitted or not and I was wondering if it had worked. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Issabelle Perry

      No, it’s not too late to ask this. Actually, thank you for asking this because I never got your story. It must’ve not gone through. (Ugh, google is being as annoying and uncooperative as ever. XD) You won’t be able to send it again because the form is closed however, if you want, you can just send it to me. All I need is the story and a short author bio and the name you’re writing under. But you need to send it before the end of today because we’re wrapping up reading through submissions/sending responses. THANK YOU for reaching out and I am SO sorry for the trouble. (I blame it entirely on google. XD)

  • Jane

    Oh, okay! Iโ€™m glad I asked then!! I couldnโ€™t tell if it had gone through or not so thanks for confirming that it hadnโ€™t!! <333 (Haha, yep Iโ€™ll be blaming google right along with you. XD)
    Thank you so much!!!!! Iโ€™ll get it to you today then!!! No, thank YOU for letting me send it back in!! It really means a lot!!! Its no trouble at all. (Lol XD)

    • Jane

      Also, I LOVE the book quote for this month!!!!! That book was awesome and that was one of my favorite parts!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Issabelle Perry

        D’aww, THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! Kat and I were talking about how we wanted a book quote that kinda went alongside freedom and all (cuz of it being fourth of July month) and we found this one and were like IT’S PERFECT!!!!! YES IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!! EEEE it was one of my favorite parts, too!!!!! *high fives*

    • Issabelle Perry

      Yes, so I am!! And it was perfect timing cuz if you had asked next week or even tomorrow it might’ve been too late and all. Of course, girl!!! Seriously, THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking because I would’ve felt SO terrible if we hadn’t gotten this all fixed. (Lol, google can be such a pain at times. XD) You’re SO welcome, Jane!!!!!! Awesome!!!! <333 Girl, of course!!! It just wouldn't have been the same if you didn't get the chance to participate in this!! You deserve it more than anyone else for sticking around TWN as long as you have. *hugs* AWESOME!!!! <33

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