“The sky is always beautiful. Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy, it’s still beautiful to look at. It’s my favorite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it’ll be there no matter what...and I know it’ll always be beautiful.” – Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover wrote her first novel Slammed with no intention of being published; just getting the words on paper while they were in her head. The Sulphur Springs, Tex., resident was inspired by a line from an Avett Brothers song that said “Decide to be and go with it.” Throughout her first book, she refers to other lyrics from that same song “Head full of doubt/Road full of promise.”
And so she went with writing and Slammed became the first of 6 best-selling YA books. Definitely a testament to following your instincts – always a good trait for someone who wants to try writing.
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