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     Life has this way of teaching a person not to cry anymore. Because after enough time and hurt, you're burned, calloused and jaded enough to just keep taking it and passively settling for less.
      And so after a while, the tears don't come as often or as hard. You choke up less at good poetry, and you say things like 'that's just the way things are' when people die, and wars occur and disease breaks out, and disasters devastate. You just sit back, burnt out and broken, and fold your arms and take what comes. Hating it. Wondering why. Letting the callouses form thicker and harder.
     But then, there, in that room alone with everything I hated about the world, I couldn't do it anymore. I couldn't be a restless spectator any longer. The fire inside me wouldn't allow it. I couldn't believe that this was it. That this was all there was. I couldn't believe that—and something was telling me I didn't have to. Because somehow the story—my story, the story of every person that ever lived was being retold in ways I couldn't imagine. 





Every day I wake up, and I sit at a desk with a cup of coffee and edit a manuscript.
This is an excerpt from that manuscript.



lOVE,
kATE
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  1. HI MY NAME IS CANDENCE DECLAN AND RIGHT NOW I'M FLAILING ON THE GROUND AND CRYING BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THAT BOOK IN MY HANDS. WHAT IS WITH THAT. I NEED IT. if you need a girl to read, hit me up.

    xxxxx still dying over it.

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    1. MY NAME IS KATIE AND YOUR COMMENT MADE MY SOUL BRIMMING AND HAPPY AND FULL AND CRYING

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  2. Woahza.

    Just woahza.

    Please just publish already thank you okay bai.

    oh wait I want it signed.

    kay bai.

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    1. IT SHALL BE SIGNED AND OH MY WORD, HANNAH, THANK YOU. <3

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  3. UM OKAY SO PLZ REMEMBER THE LITTLE PEOPLE WHEN YOU'RE A FAMOUS AUTHOR BECAUSE THIS IS UTTER PERFECTION AND I'M DYING.

    I need this book in my life pronto.

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    2. omggg, GRAAACE. :') <3 you are the sweetest, thank you. I SHALL NEVER FORGET THE LITTLE PEOPLE BECAUSE YALL AREN'T LITTLE, BUT BIG, HUGE, AWESOME BLESSINGS. I am so darn blessed by you guise.

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  4. RT WHAT GRACE SAID.

    eeeeeeshhhh i seriously really want to curl up and read the book. it sounds pretty crazy AWESOME. that excerpt is so, so good.
    AND SERIOUSLY KATIE YOU ARE GOALS. waking up with a cuppa coffee and editing a manuscript <3 <3 can you do a post on how to be more like you?? haha xD

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    1. asjnsbgnkgsd, duude, Ima cry. :') thank you so much, Autumn. I definitely need to post more about the waking up every morning and editing thing, because I am getting really used to it. XD

      You are the BEST.

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  5. I envy you your life of editing and coffee!!!

    also, talent, thy name is Kate ♡ you are going crazy places in life, girl!

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    1. gaaaaaaaahhhguibsa GURL thank you <3 I have been rather relishing it even though it can be dang intense work. It's a wonderful thing to wake up to

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  6. WOW. Just, like, all of it....I love the way you put this together, like, yeah we tend to go "there's not much we can do about anything" but we somehow let that stop us from trying". I GET THAT.
    Amazing excerpt!! :)

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    1. YESSS, exactly, exactly, thank you Sami <3

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  7. Omgggg I love this so much. AND NOW I'M CURIOUS. So, what kind of story is this? Fiction? Non-fiction? And it must be finished since you're editing? ACK I WANT TO KNOWN ALL THE THINGS. xD

    But yes it's beautifullll. <3

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. AHHHHHHhhh thank you, miss Katie! It's a contemporary fic with some elements that feel non fic. It's a weird book tbh XD AND yes it is finished! Editing an hoping to get the ball rolling on publishing this summer, so I am pretty pumped I must say

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