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A Wintermore Beginning

REINVENTING ONCE AGAIN

Lazily tripping into 2021 with a not so optimistic outlook, following a doozy of a decade with the failures mounting daily….

Never one to just sit, stare, or press pause on moving forward with challenging projects that make little sense to others, I’ve decided 2021 will be the year for a redo, reboot, remakes, and rewrites of my titles. And while disliking those words and how they are used, I don’t want to offer new work without feeling as though I had put my best foot forward, obviously, a feat that is difficult when you have no knowledge or support in an industry that isn’t exactly welcoming. Following a decade of hundreds of edits, stresses, wrongs, and failures, I finally have a writing style that works for my stories, and in general I have learned some of the dos and do-nots while piecing together ideas, cover designs, and more. Obviously, every writer or designer (if you’re luck enough to be treated as such) out there would love for their work to be seen, read, respected, and etc., but I have come to accept that so-called success just won’t happen for some individuals, myself included, so I will be moving onto other adventures and the appropriate ‘real job’ when the time comes while continuing to phase older book editions out for the newer versions that I am currently working on.

Personal happiness and stress play a large role in my decision making when sharing my work, and I have found the daily grind and heartache of constantly reaching out to agents to be counterproductive and time consuming and may not be best path for me since my favorite part of the writing process is exactly that- writing. I love visualizing characters and backstories, how a story will unfold, and of course, designing book covers to match. And I would consider myself to be a very soft writer, one that doesn’t have the most unique ideas or coolest writing style but tells a story in a slightly different way. Trying to convince others that my work is industry worthy through emails, social media, and Paperwaif.com, is what I dread every single day, especially when you see a new Netflix original and the story is nearly identical to yours, or an acquaintance recommends the hottest book of the moment that celebrities absolutely love and it’s just like yours; It is what I absolutely dislike about my favorite pastimes that for whatever reason can’t shine like so many others….

If you feel just as beaten, defeated, and discouraged as I…. xoxo, from a not so frail Paperwaif

*Coming up in 2021. New Book Editions. A Paper Doll Project. Social Site Updates. New Style Magazines. Part Two of Vallan Files (previously titled Echelon Files).

Browse Style Files from Paperwaif featuring style sketches, magazine pages, and design collections by Aryn Lane. Inspired by current trends, past moments, and new beginnings.

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Published by Aryn Lane

Aryn Lane is the creator of Paperwaif, a shelf featuring contemporary novels, digital publications, and style ideas. As a child, she ran around the family farm and was given the opportunity to work at a young age, offering her plenty of sunshine and inspiration. Always one to stay busy, she's always tackling new projects and trying to figure out how to move forward while prioritizing the daily chaos. Combining her ideas and passions, she dove into fashion design and enjoyed designing collections for her paper muses, but quickly realized that she prefers the quieter environments and country aesthetics. Honing her skills from college, she has actively pursued writing and digital designs while continuing to admire the evolving industries. Paperwaif has offered her a place where she is able to combine her favorite pastimes like digital designs and whimsical stories, pressing them into one setting that can be shared with an audience.

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