Tuesday, 5 February 2013


This weekend I went to London. I stayed with one of my best friends, and we had a great time, visiting Borough Market and walking all over London, somehow seeing all the main sights without intending to!

The main thing that prompted the trip however was John Green's The Fault in Our Stars UK tour, or '#TFIOSlive'. We were going to the first show, at 12, so we got there a little early, and headed into Cadogen Hall. I'm not going to go into details of the show here and all the lovely people we were chatting to, but the whole atmosphere was just incredible. Everyone was so friendly. And I met the wonderful and lovely Laura, who gave me lots of critiquing comments -which was amazing!


The whole thing.

I'm trying to contain myself here, because I've been fangirling so much the last few days. Oh my goodness, it was so awesome. John talked about TFIOS, and Hank played some songs, and they answered questions and they were just THERE. Really on stage. These amazing people I watch online, read John's books, and there they just are.

And then after they did a signing. The ticket had included an already signed paperback copy of TFIOS and we were warned the signing would take a while, but quite a few people left, and it was one of those opportunities I felt you couldn't really pass up.


Eeeeek. It was so nerve wracking, but so awesome. They signed my copy of Looking For Alaska and my notebook (which yesterday I just kept flipping open and grinning). And they were so friendly and lovely and just wow. Amazing day. Have I said that enough?

They just inspire me so much, and John makes me want to work even harder at my writing and just be the best writer I can be.

I was still on such a high yesterday <3 Although it already felt like such a long time ago. We went to a 'Fruni' lecture last night by one of our favourite professors, who I swear is an older John Green. So that was bizarre.

Anyway, I'm going to go start working on some edits. Excited!


  1. It was totally awesome wasn't it?! I still can't actually believe it happened, I have to keep opening my book and looking at the signature and reminding myself that it was in fact real. It was so inspiring and after finally finishing Looking for Alaska yesterday I just want to be the most amazing writer I can be. It was lovely to me you, and I hope my notes are helpful and not too daunting. I know there seems like there was a lot there, but it's mainly little things :D

    1. It really was!! Nor can I, I keep doing the same. It really was. Me too.
      You too! They really are helpful, I've started editing it again and it's so useful to have another perspective and to see what makes sense to someone else. It's so easy to get caught up and stuck in your own little world, so thank you SO much! :)

  2. I love that you got to meet an author who inspires you so much! I absolutely adore his books, and their Youtube videos, so I'm so jealous!

    1. Thanks! It was so fantastic, and so re-inspiring (if that makes sense). They are awesome. Aw, I hope you get a chance one day :) xxx