24in48 Read-a-thon Day 1 | Ecrits du Cœur

Bonjour readers! The first 24 hours of the read-a-thon are over and I’m severely behind. It’s currently 1:20am (hour 26???) and I only have 4 hours logged so far. But it was my birthday and I had guests over so I’m letting myself slack a bit.

I have read a little bit of Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and about half of Kissing Olivia Winchester by TheGodAthena17 (on Wattpad) so I’d say this weekend has been productive. I went into this thing not expecting to read a full 24 hours, that way I didn’t pressure myself. The fact that I read something is fine with me. 😉

How is everyone else’s reading going? Will you make it by the end of the 48 hours?

I’all be back tomorrow night (or I’ll be on Twitter all day: @jasmine_writes_) but until then, keep reading loves. 🙂

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24in48 Read-a-thon July 2017 |Ecrits du Coeur

Bonjour, lovelies! This July I will be participating in the 24in48 readathon once again! I’ve already signed up and I have my stack of books ready to go! This is basically an intro into what can be expected this weekend. I will be updating often on my Twitter (@jasmine_writes_) as well as on here at the end of each day (that way there will only be 2 unlike last July where I bombarded you with posts 😉 )

 

I hope you’ll join me as we try to read for 24 in 2 days! If you are, comment below where you’ll be updating and I’ll be sure to follow you! See you all later but until then, keep writing, loves. Au revoir. 🙂

157 Reasons I Love You | Ecrits du Coeur

Bonjour readers! I know that this is the second post in a row to be about Lexie, but I honestly don’t care. It has recently come to my attention that I love her with everything I have and I started to make a list so I wouldn’t forget. The list kept growing and growing until there were a little over 50 things I love about her. I decided to challenge myself and come up with even more. It’s a lot and I don’t blame you if you don’t read them all, but this was something important to me and I want Lexie to always have access to all the reasons why I love her.

Lex, hopefully you read this when you wake up and it makes you smile. I put a lot of work into it so I hope you like it. Love you through Heaven and Hell and everything in between.


157 Things I Love About You

  1. You’ve always been there for me.
  2. You make me smile even in the darkest times.
  3. You always think of me before even considering your feelings.
  4. You have such a great sense of humor.
  5. You’ve helped me discover myself.
  6. You cheer me on even when I’m doing questionable things.
  7. You’re my absolute best friend in the whole world.
  8. You keep talking to me even when I’m being annoying.
  9. You’re honest.
  10. You listen when I need someone to talk to.
  11. You trust me.
  12. You believe I can do great things.
  13. You always mention how pretty I am even when I look like a mess.
  14. You don’t judge me for stupid things I do or say.
  15. You’re not afraid to share your feelings with me.
  16. You’re so incredibly smart.
  17. You get my sarcasm.
  18. You help me understand my feelings.
  19. You’re so gorgeous.
  20. Your writing is some of the best I’ve seen.
  21. You don’t put up with people just because you have to.
  22. You’re so strong.
  23. Your laugh is so cute.
  24. You’re so special to me and always will be.
  25. You care about me as much as I care about you.
  26. You make me feel safe and comfortable.
  27. You forgive me even when most people wouldn’t.
  28. You send me good morning messages that make me smile.
  29. You play along with my cheesy pickup lines.
  30. You support my ideas.
  31. You write poetry for me that makes the whole world seem foolish.
  32. You are and always will be my rock.
  33. You stay up to talk to me even if you’re tired.
  34. You send me funny videos that make me giggle.
  35. You join my livestreams and make my whole day better.
  36. You never put me down for anything I do.
  37. You help me move on from my past.
  38. You’ve made me a stronger person than I have ever been.
  39. You make me feel all happy inside when you talk about the day we finally meet.
  40. You answer my random questions even when they sound completely crazy.
  41. You give me butterflies every time I see a new message from you.
  42. You never ignore me or my messages.
  43. You always let me know if you’re going to be busy so I don’t worry.
  44. You waited for me to catch up so we could watch Glee together.
  45. You ask me how my day is and how I’ve been.
  46. You stick up for me no matter what.
  47. You make inside jokes that make me laugh every time you say them.
  48. You always tell me you lobe me.
  49. You don’t get weirded out when I’m clingy or jealous.
  50. You send me pictures of your face even though I know you don’t like the way you look.
  51. You support me when I have problems and are always there to try to fix them.
  52. You always want to cuddle as much as I do.
  53. Your keyboard smashes are so funny and crack me up every time.
  54. You call me wifey even though I know you’ve had a hard past.
  55. You let me call you all kinds of nicknames and laugh when I make a new one.
  56. You understand me.
  57. You make me laugh when your keyboard misspells words and you frantically try to correct it.
  58. You always contradict me when I call myself garbage.
  59. We can talk for hours straight.
  60. You always seem to know when something is bothering me.
  61. You get worried when you haven’t heard from me in a while.
  62. You use as much text lingo as I do and don’t judge me for it.
  63. You never think of me any differently.
  64. You let me get to know the real you.
  65. You know the real me.
  66. You love Christmas as much as I do.
  67. You laugh at the funny pictures I send you.
  68. You’re so confident with your words.
  69. Your hair looks like it’s really soft.
  70. You always want the best for me.
  71. You care enough to message me when you know I’ve had a rough day.
  72. You signed contracts that you’re probably going to regret later because you care about me.
  73. You’re never fake.
  74. You don’t need to impress me because everything you do is amazing.
  75. You tolerate me even when I’m acting crazy.
  76. You helped me realize I’m not alone.
  77. You tell me if something is bothering you.
  78. You put up with me when I’m impatient.
  79. You make me cry with happiness.
  80. You never leave my mind.
  81. You think it’s cute when I worry about you while you’re gone.
  82. You like the same shows that I like.
  83. You have great taste in music.
  84. You’re not afraid to tell me what you think about something.
  85. You always know the right things to say.
  86. You don’t get offended if I tell you my honest opinion.
  87. You’re proud of me.
  88. You’re never dramatic.
  89. You love listening to me sing even though it’s horrible.
  90. You were the very first person I came out to.
  91. I can count on you for anything.
  92. You try to make things right if we have an argument.
  93. I can’t imagine life without you.
  94. You ask my input on things that you care about.
  95. We have a lot in common.
  96. I can tell you everything.
  97. You made me a part of your future.
  98. You’ve helped me believe in myself.
  99. You’re finally making me see the beauty in the world.
  100. You love my dog even if he’s being mean.
  101. You have really nice handwriting.
  102. You never screenshot ugly pictures of me.
  103. You love me even when I take those ugly pictures.
  104. You love my crazy plans for the future.
  105. You never try to change me.
  106. You never fail to make me laugh with your text messages.
  107. You talked to me every day even when you went on vacation.
  108. You would do anything for me.
  109. You never want to see me hurt.
  110. You apologize even when things aren’t your fault.
  111. You stayed even though I wanted to force you to move on.
  112. You don’t judge me when I change my mind a hundred times.
  113. You text me when you see something that reminds you of me.
  114. You know more about me than I know about myself.
  115. You write cute messages on my thiscrush that make me want to squeeze you in a hug.
  116. I know I can count on you to listen when I’ve gotten myself into a situation.
  117. You mean the world to me.
  118. You know how to make me happy.
  119. You surprise me every day with how amazing you are.
  120. You’re so supportive.
  121. You become friends with my friends.
  122. You never get sick of me.
  123. You don’t get mad when I’m nosey.
  124. You care about my opinion.
  125. You have such high expectations of me.
  126. You give me reasons to keep on pushing through life when I want to give up.
  127. You don’t let me give up.
  128. You love me even when I’m being cheesy.
  129. You don’t judge my love for all things Christmas.
  130. You try to make me feel better even when I’m grumpy.
  131. You love talking about everything gay.
  132. You laugh at my late night rambles when I don’t make any sense.
  133. You write me long messages about how much you care about me.
  134. You’re so creative.
  135. You explain things to me when I don’t quite understand them.
  136. You are so talented.
  137. You’re thankful for the friendship we have.
  138. You make me smile for no reason.
  139. You talk with me when I’m feeling lonely.
  140. You make me laugh when you come up with revelations that everyone already knows.
  141. You listen to the crazy stories about my family.
  142. You make the time fly by so quickly when I’m talking with you.
  143. We became close friends very quickly.
  144. You’ll always be my favorite person.
  145. You make it so easy to be honest.
  146. You repeat things when I forget and don’t get angry.
  147. Your happiness means the world to me.
  148. You’re never disgusted when I talk about weird things.
  149. You love me for who I am.
  150. You always tell me how great of a person I am.
  151. You push me to go to college so that I can live the best life I can.
  152. You don’t get aggravated when I spam your messages.
  153. You open my mind to new things.
  154. You’re always ready to give me advice if I need it.
  155. I’m proud to call you my wife.
  156. You’re so selfless and it makes me so happy to know that you care about everyone around you.
  157. You pushed through and read all 157 reasons why I love you and that means the world to me.

 

For Lexie | Ecrits du Coeur

Bonjour, readers. Today’s (tonight?) post is a little different. I’ve recently made a friend who I love with every fiber of my being and although she already knows, I want her to know for as long as she lives. I wrote her a note, but instead of messaging it to her, I thought it would be more special to put it on here.

So, Lexie, if you’re reading this, you know I lobe you. 😉


 

Dear Lexie,

I know I’ve said it before, but you mean everything to me. You’ve been my rock from day one. You’re the only one who knows the real me and accepts me for who I am, which is more than I can ask for. As I’m writing this, it’s 2:30am, but I need to write my thoughts down before I forget. If it’s not fiction, I’m crap at writing, but I’m trying my best because you did the same for me (although that’s not a fair comparison because what you wrote was beyond amazing.)

We met because of Instagram, and even though I’ve had many bad experiences with people on Instagram, you are one of the good things to happen. I wouldn’t trade meeting you for anything. Like I said, you mean everything to me and jump in front of a moving train for you. You know every single one of my secrets and I’m in it for better or worse. Literally, we’ve made multiple contracts that I can’t back out of, not that I’d want to. I can’t believe how close we’ve grown but I love every second of it.

I wish you all the happiness in the entire world and never forget that I lobe you with my entire being.

Forever and always,
Jasmine

Life Updates | Ecrits du Coeur

Bonjour, loves! Holy cow it’s been a while! I might be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure the last time I updated was February? That was never my intention. I had a goal to take part in #1lineWed, update my Wattpad story every week, do some fun tags, etc. But as you all know, life happens. I’ve been SUPER DUPER busy and I’ve lost a lot of motivation to do anything. I keep lowering my Goodreads reading goal because I rarely read nowadays and the first time I wrote all year was for Camp NaNo in April. I hate it, but it happens.

So, I figured today was a good day to update you. My Instagram pages have been blowing up recently and I’ve met some amazing people. One of my best friends (who I have a feeling is becoming more than a friend…) makes me beyond happy, so I’d say I’m doing pretty good. But I want to know how you guys are doing! I haven’t talked to many of you in a long time!

I won Camp NaNo in April for the first time and I’m beyond ecstatic. Unfortunately, I’m still not done with the book I was writing, but it’s getting there. 😉

I took a trip to Louisiana at the end of April and it was one of the highlights of my year. I got to visit my great-grandmother, visit the French Quarters, and experience a new state. I finally got to meet some extended family that I had never met before which was one of the best parts. 😉

I’ve also gotten my book buying under control! It’s been a problem for me for a while, but I think I’ve been doing good. I haven’t bought any books since 2016 so I’m pretty proud. It might sound a bit random, but it’s true. xD

Anywho, I think that’s it for now. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things, but I’ve figured out by now that I’m not very good at keeping promises like that, so I guess I’ll talk to you guys when I talk to you.

I’d love to see how you’re doing, so comment below because I’d like to get back in touch with you all! That’s it for now. Keep writing, loves. Au revoir.

#1lineWed Favorites: Jan. 25 | Ecrits du Coeur

Bonjour lovely people! I’m back again with another favorites post from #1lineWed!

If you’re brand new, my name is Jasmine and I write things! And I also spend most of my time watching things on Netflix… But then in the middle of watching Glee, I suddenly remember that it’s Wednesday and I should write this post, so here we are! 😉

If you’re wondering what in the heck I’m talking about with this hastag, I’ll tell ya! It’s a hashtag on Twitter where writers from all different stages of their writing come together every week and post a line (or multiple) based on the theme. The theme is usually posted within a week’s time by Kiss of Death on Twitter but I normally retweet it so if you can’t find it, look on either of our feeds.

This weeks theme was: books, pages

Every Wednesday I gather some of my favorite lines from the community and retweet them as well as put them on here. The links to everyone’s Twitters will be on their name below, so go like, comment, and retweet them! Remember, these are in no particular order and I try to get a variety of people so if you were featured last week, you probably won’t get featured again. (But I am just one person and I tend to get a bit scrabbled at times. Just go with it. 😉 )

Before I share some lines from you guys, I’m going to share mine. I only tweeted one today, so it shouldn’t be too boring. 😉

I ran my fingers along the cracked spines, memories of so many adventures from childhood. The pages were like long-lost friends.

And now for some of yours! It would be so nice if you could go and like these people’s Tweets and/or follow them!

That summer was a time of beauty, love&laughter. I should have paid more attention, for once the page turned there was only misery

A blank page only needs one word to no longer be blank. There’s always more words and always more blank pages to be filled

Awoke by a yolk of glaring sun, I dog-eared my bed cover and the book of dreams left smouldering under its sheets.

She tasted like coffee, smelled like books. Her wrinkled nose and face-wide smile made him surge with joy. This, was love.

He lets the wind lift the pages of her diary, sparing himself the guilty act of turning them, shaping snatched words into meaning.

He passes me a pencil and paper. Images roar from my brain, jangle down my arms and ravage the pages.

AJ scratched his head as he peered at the cookbook. “’Al dente’. Why the hell can’t they use English.” Partners, Book IV

Loneliness laid gentle hands on her shoulders. From a bookcase in her heart, she took down a photo album and thumbed its pages.

His words stretch across the the paper as if they’d rather be off doing something else than remain stuck to the page.

Otto knew Elijah’s memories flew through his mind like pages of a book caught in the wind. Too fast to see anything important

“Don’t you have a book for these things?” I treaded water lazily. “I lost it.” Threw it out the window, but close enough.

The sight of a grown man sipping whiskey while working on a coloring book struck me as so ironic, I couldn’t help laughing.

Cece loved the way that the illustrations created a path through the pages, as if connecting destinations to be flown.

The train came while she was writing. She grabbed a seat & kept going, her breathing slow as she poured her desire onto the page

“That one was me.” Luc nodded his chin towards the one clean book. “I wanted to see how much dust had accumulated.”

They claimed books mightier than swords, but books could be ignored. Harder to ignore sharpened steel run through your gut, though.


Well, there you go! These were only a few of the many lines on Twitter, so if you want to see more, click on one of the links above and it’ll take you there!

I post reviews on Mondays, tags on Tuesdays, my favorite #1lineWed tweets on Wednesdays, sometimes excerpts or short stories on Thursdays, Chapters from Face All the Pain on Fridays, and Random Ramblings on Sundays.

Thanks as always for reading! I’ll see you all later, but until then, keep writing, loves. Au revoir.

Find my previous post here: 24in48 Readathon: Update 2

People mentioned and where you can find them: There’s too many people to name, but if you click their names in the tweets above, it’ll take you to their Twitter profile.

24in48 Readathon: Update 2

Bonjour de nouveau! Here’s update 2 for the 24in48 readathon! I’m pretty sure we only have about an hour left for the readathon, but I’m done reading for the night. I got close to five hours of reading in total, which isn’t what I was going for, but I still made time in my busy schedule to read.

I didn’t end up reading Graceling by Kristen Cashore because I started it and I Wasn’t really feeling it at the time (but I will definitely get to it some other time) so I switched it out for Eleonore by Faith Rivens. I’ve been wanting to read this book because it’s AMAZING (you should read it *wink wink*) but I want to take my time on it and really absorb the writing, so I picked it back up today. I didn’t finish it, but I’m hoping to soon.

So how many hours of reading have you done this weekend? Any winners out there? Heck, even if you signed up and read for five minutes, I’d say you were a winner.

Make sure that you remember to thank Rachel Manwill because she’s just one woman behind the scenes of the 24in48 readathon. She works hard twice a year to write posts, give out prizes, answer questions, interact with other readers, as well as reading on her own. If you have the time, send her a quick tweet (@rachelmanwill or @24in48readathon) and I’m almost positive it’ll make her day. 🙂

Thank you for reading and following me this weekend even though there wasn’t much reading from me. We still have July and you better believe I’ll be giving it my all. I’ll hopefully see you all later with a new post, but until then, keep reading loves. Oh, and keep writing. Always keep writing, loves. 😉

24in48 Readathon: Update 1

So sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, but I was exhausted and actually fell asleep before I planned to. That means there will be 2 posts today; one for last night (what you’re reading now) and another one tonight about today’s reading.

I didn’t get anywhere near my goal for yesterday and I doubt I’ll be able to get it today either. My dad came down and I spent most of the day with him and I didn’t want to have my nose in a book the whole time. I just got home today and it’s already 1pm or hour… 36 I think…? But so far, I only have three hours towards my goal of twenty four. Obviously it’s not going to happen, but I will keep trying and hopefully surprise myself by getting some reading done!

If you’re no where near your goal and you won’t make it in time, keep going. It’s not the winning that matters, the point is that you set aside time to read and you should be proud of yourself whether you fit it into your busy schedule like me or you just like to sleep. 😉

Yesterday I finished Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and it was pretty good. Very strange, indeed, but a lot of fun to read and I would recommend it. I started reading Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, but I couldn’t get into it so I think I’ll switch it out for Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

What are some books you’re reading? How many hours have you read so far? Tell me in the comments! 🙂 I’ll be back later with the last update, but until then, keep reading, loves.

OH! And I’m also posting updates regularly on Twitter so go follow me and see what I’m reading as I’m reading it! 😀

24in48 readathon Kick-Off!

We’re starting and pumped, right?! The readathon has officially started!

Last July I participated and posted a new update every hour on here, but there has been some last minute plans made this weekend. I’ll be away from my computer where I write posts and I’ll try to read a full 24 hours, but it might not happen.

Here’s my plan: I have a group of books I’m planning on reading this weekend (most of them classics) but also some audiobooks so even when I’m busy I can be reading! I’ll be updating on Twitter fairly regularly and I’ll do one post per day. One after Saturday and one after Sunday. It’ll tell what books I’ve read and how many hours into it I am.

If you’re participating, Tweet me (@jasmine_writes_) and we can talk about books and tips on how to get to 24 hours!

Sorry for this short post, but I just wanted everyone to know what was going on before I jump into things. Thank you for reading and I’ll keep you updated, loves!

#1LINEWED FAVORITES: January 17

Holy cow! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last time I posted a #1lineWed favorites was in July of last year so it’s past time we get it up and running again, eh? I loved doing this and seeing all the lines from everyone so I’m excited to see more from you all! Also, I apologize that this is so late, but I was busy for the better half of the day, so I hope you don’r mind.

In case you’re new here, bonjour! My name is Jasmine and you’re watching Disney Channel. Just kidding. They can’t copyright me for that, right?… Anywho, thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see, you can follow me for more on here or my social media! 😉

You may be wondering what #1lineWed is. Actually, probably not because it’s a pretty huge deal on Twitter for most writers, but if you don’t know, I’ll tell you. It’s a hashtag on Twitter where writers from all different stages of their writing come together every week and post a line (or multiple) based on the theme. The theme is usually posted within a week’s time by Kiss of Death on Twitter but I normally retweet it so if you can’t find it, look on either of our feeds.

Today’s theme was: TREES, limbs, branches, leaves

Every Wednesday (well, every Wednesday until July last year…) I gather some of my favorite lines from the community and retweet them as well as put them on here. The links to everyone’s Twitters will be on their name below, so go like, comment, and retweet them!

I also post the lines that I’ve tweeted for the day so here they are:

The leaves stretched out across the expanse of the sky and blocked out the sun, making shadows along our path.

Large trees were struck by lightning, falling over in front of me. The charred bark smell shattered the beauty of my dream.

I slowed to a jog and ended up tripping on my pants. My forehead hit a tree root and I screamed as blood flooded my vision.

And these are some that I found on Twitter from you guys! (In no particular order)

Large tiles paved the ground, some half covered with moss and old leaves.

The treetops lapped against the mountain’s sides like twilit green foam, and the glow of the village’s windows shone for miles.

Sunlight filtered through the leaves, and the trees flashed by, a kaleidoscope of colors distorted by the carriage glass.

I stared morosely at the tree, part of me wishing I’d never learned about its existence, never learned I was fae. Never met Alec.

As my leaves fall one by one, all that I’m holding onto seems futile. My branches let go with a reassurance that spring will come

No one wants to be in this place where the silence shrouds like a veil and pain is woven through each branch and blade of grass.

Midnight. A tree falls in the forest. Nobody helps it up. Maybe they’re right not to. Sleep it off, tree. You raging drunk.

Snow dusted my cheeks as I walked toward a grove of aspen trees across the cemetery.

The treetops glimmer in the distance, backlit by a golden orb. Shine on you crazy diamond.

I saw him from a distance My legs shook like trees blowing in the wind My arms quivered like branches No one should know such evil.

A flowering tree that, after a moment of hesitation, burst into the shapes of a thousand butterflies, abandoning sparse branches.

Stacks of horror books covered every surface, gathered as if the pages would rebuild themselves into monsterous trees.

Heaving the most teenagerly sigh in the world, Holly pulls her silver knife from its sheath and walks to the nearby linden trees.

Slipping on a large squishy mushroom, she fell and landed on her side where the odor of moldy leaves and decay made her retch.

Gramps died a month before my foray into the criminal underworld. Now the Copeland family tree consisted of me, myself, and I.

We pass a low-hanging tree, grey and dry like aged skin. I can’t tell if it’s dying or if that’s how it’s supposed to look.

Don’t let him see how nervous he makes you. You are a strong tree, and your feet are roots. Stand firm. Don’t sway.

Had to rethink happily ever after when she cut down the tree I carved our initials into.

He was an oak. Gentle. Timeless. Quiet. We hung on his words and on his arms. When the storms came, he never gave an inch.

Green, wet leaves, so large I could hide behind them. “Stay quiet,” said papa. I was quiet. Even when he screamed, I was quiet.

Clambering up the bark of the nearest tree, I settled upon a sturdy limb. Its form nestled my weary form and, at last, I slept.

“Is it taken care of?” “Yep, buried him right under that big gnarled tree in the garden.” “The Resurrection Tree?” “Oh crap.”

She wore a black dress that clung to her body. The ends of it trailed across the ground like tree roots. She smelled like death.

….the limousine cruised slowly past a line of oak trees, browns and greens smudging in front of Will’s eyes.

A tree harboring memories like lost souls loomed in the center of it all, a chunk of time recycled, a moment relived.


These were only a few of the many lines on Twitter, so if you want to see more, click on one of the links above and it’ll take you there!

I post reviews on Mondays, tags on Tuesdays, my favorite #1lineWed tweets on Wednesdays, sometimes excerpts or short stories on Thursdays, Chapters from Face All the Pain on Fridays, and Random Ramblings on Sundays.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful day and a wonderful week. Keep writing, loves. Au revoir.

People mentioned and where you can find them: There’s too many people to name, but if you click their names in the tweets above, it’ll take you to their Twitter profile.