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Everything We Loved in 2021!

Posted on December 26th, 2021

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Danielle and Gwen both can’t sleep and are very tired. No one at Fresh Fiction told Danielle about her book’s cover reveal and it went really well; the cover of THE ACCIDENTAL PINUP is now out in the world! Gwen made two new recipes ahead of the holidays: beef pot roast stew and apple cranberry sauce.

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Our Faves of 2021!

Danielle’s Faves

TV: Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, Virgin River Season 3, Insecure, Dickinson

Movies: Raya and the Last Dragon, The Mitchells vs. The Machines, In the Heights, Passing (Danielle mentioned a Reddit thread and Salon article about the book Passing by Nella Larson, how it relates to The Great Gatsby, and how perhaps Gatsby was passing, too)

Books: Sisters in Arms by Kaia Alderson, The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams, Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola

Gwen’s Faves

TV: Tuca & Bertie season 2, Rick & Morty, Succession, Hacks, White Lotus, Insecure, Ghosts

Movies: King Richard, Tick, Tick, Boom; Malignant, Candyman, Barb and Star Go to Del Mar

Board Games: Fort, Abandon All Artichokes, Accension Realms Unraveled

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2021 “SENIOR SUPERLATIVES”

The Media that Saved You

Gwen: Podcasts and reality TV

Danielle: Graphic novels

Something That Made You LOL

Danielle: Nailed It! On Netflix; this clip of Prince Harry and Prince William doing obstacle courses set to Do You Remember 

Gwen: Noodle the Pug

Under the Radar

Gwen: Bo Burnham’s INSIDE

Danielle: We Are Lady Parts on Peacock (Premium)

Wild Card

Danielle: Romancelandia Stickers

Gwen: Alba Botanicals Natural Vegan Jelly

What We Want to See in 2022

What we hope to see in entertainment in 2022

Gwen: History, but not just what we’re already used to

Danielle: Diverse stories, more voices represented, and more HAPPY content.  

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Goals/Comfort & Joy

BIGGEST GOAL FLOP FROM 2021

Gwen: Drinking water

Danielle: Re-reading Austen

BIGGEST GOAL SUCCESS FROM 2021

Danielle: Anything writing related

Gwen: Uncrossing my legs at my desk

BIG GOAL or INTENTION for 2022

Gwen: Creating and finishing something

Danielle: ENJOY releasing a book! 

GOALS FROM LAST WEEK:

Danielle: Finish The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante by the end of the year—ALMOST DONE!

Gwen: Finish Christmas shopping—YES!

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Gwen’s New Goal: Enjoy the next two weeks of traveling

Danielle’s New Goal: Book 2 Revisions, round 1. 

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Thoughts or questions? Email us at danielle@freshfiction.com.

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