So a friend of mine gave me her Twitter account with a Liam follow recently (9/27) and I was so incredibly happy. Liam has been my inspiration in music for the past year, but has really pushed me past a lot of insecurities in my field. I study audio engineering and as a girl, it’s very hard to work and feel comfortable in that field when it’s overrun by men. But Liam has helped me so much to overcome a lot of hurdles.
On the night of 9/28, just a day later, I decided to DM him my “story”. I thought, “I think I’ll just message it all and kinda have it has a practice getting everything out coherently. And then I’ll message him again when he’s online in hopes that he’ll respond.” So I honestly was not expecting any sort of response. I was just typing and trying to get everything out.
Towards the end of my long story, my phone buzzed. I was messaging him from desktop Twitter just to make it easier on me, so I wasn’t really paying attention to the window per se, but more of what I was typing to make sure everything was said the way I wanted it to be said. But I looked over at my phone, and saw “Message from liam” and my stomach tightened up and I looked back over to the computer screen, just as it loaded, and there it was. He messaged me. Not only did he message me but he read EVERYTHING I had sent him. And there were a lot of messages (I’ll link the tweets below so you can read what I sent him. I’m really proud of my progress and what I sent him so I’d appreciate more people knowing about it).
I was shocked. I wasn’t crying, but I was definitely shaking, and having a bit of a hard time breathing. But for the most part I was relieved. Relieved because he finally knew about me, knew what an impact he made on my life, and was nice enough to read it all and message me about it. And he gave me his support!!! HE CALLED ME HUN. God.
Yesterday I had a really long day, waking up at 5am for work, having another job interview midday (which I totally smashed), and then 3 hours in the studio immediately afterwards where I had to produce a band for the first time. And I can honestly say, if Liam hadn’t messaged me the night before, I would have been struggling and grumpy and annoyed. But I wasn’t. I felt full of life and ready to take on anything life put on my plate.
I’m even more excited about my future now and am ready for my success. I had great confidence I would make it in the music industry before this, but now I just KNOW I’ll make it. I can feel it inside. Thank you Liam.
Tweets containing my DMs:
I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED S0O HARD
this is what i do when i am in the office
remember that time that harry begged niall to let him play on his charity football team and then he scored a goal and rather than joining in with the team hug he broke free and ran over to niall screaming “THAT WAS FOR YOU!”
#REMEMBER WHEN HE WASN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TO PLAY #REMEMBER WHEN HE HAD A LITTLE CLIPBOARD CAUSE HE WANTED TO DO GOOD FOR NIALL #REMEMBER HOW THEY HUGGED LIKE 548985 TIMES THAT DAY #WHO THE FUCK ARE THEY
Niall: Your fingers look great! x
how many times a day can you eat cereal as a meal before it becomes a problem
[zayn’s smg solo]
who would die first in a one direction scary movie
ARE YOU ALL CRAZY???? LIAM WOULD COME OUT BLOODIED WITH THE KILLER’S HEAD IN HIS HANDS, CARRYING AN UNCONSCIOUS NIALL ON HIS BACK WITH LOUIS AND ZAYN ON EACH SIDE OH HIM WHILE THEY GO JOIN HARRY IN THEIR HIDING PLACE WHERE HE’S WAITING FOR THE POLICE! of this I have no doubts! Get your heads outta your asses! A 1D horror movie would be the 1st horror movie in history where no one dies.
maybe you’ll love yourself, 16/9
Helllllo!!! The end of 2014 is almost near and that means a few of our favorite holidays are coming up as well! And as many of us know, Christmas is one of those and even though tis not exactly the season to be giving, who doesn’t love a little head start and teasing to stir up the excitement for it?
So here is the 2014 Niall/Harry Holiday “Secret Santa” Fic Exchange!
This is an anonymous exchange, hence the “secret santa” feel of it. For this exchange, if you sign up, you will be writing a holiday themed fic for someone else and during that time, someone will be anonymously writing a fic for YOU! So in the very end, everyone gets their very own little (or big) fic for the holidays. So not only does everyone who participates get a special gift, but even the people who don’t participate get a sudden influx of new niall/harry fic to read during their winter break! Get ready to cuddle up with your 1D pillows and your laptop/phone so you can read some lovely fics by some lovely writers~
When: Sign-ups start on October 5th and close on October 25th so you have a little under three weeks to decide whether you want to participate and sign up. Your prompts to choose from and who you will be writing for will be given to you during the following week and all assignments will be given out by October 31st. Fic submissions are due on December 7th (this is the DEADLINE, but fics CAN be submitted before then, although you are encouraged to only start submitting the day after Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 28th). The reason for this fic exchange to be starting so soon is so that writers have enough time as possible to get their fics done and submitted.
How it will work:
- You will sign up on ao3. You must, must, must, have an ao3 account to be able to participate. If you desperately want to join this fic exchange, please create an ao3 account and sign up as soon as possible. If you are unable to get an ao3 account before the deadline of the sign-ups, contact me immediately and I will see if I can find a way to squeeze you into this activity. (there are NO promises).
- You will request and offer. In your request, you’ll give 3-5 holiday themed prompts (3 minimum, 5 maximum, ex. of a prompt: niall/harry, christmas eve fluff in their shared flat! lots of cuddling and kisses!). If you absolutely do not want a holiday themed fic, include regular prompts. The main point of this exchange is that everyone gets a gift in the end. It will also include information about what you do and don’t want in your fic. In your offer, you will give information about what you will and won’t write.
- Once sign-ups are through, you will be emailed someone else’s request form. Anonymously, you will write that person a fic once you’ve chosen from one of their prompts. During this time, someone will be receiving your request form and beginning your fic. (Authors will be revealed on December 25th so you can go wish your fic writer a happy holidays while thanking them for their lovely gift~)
- Minimum word count is 4,000 words. There is no maximum word count so go nuts, by all means.
- Beta’s will be gathered if you do not have a go-to-beta, or if your go-to is the person you are writing for.
- If you are unable to complete your fic, please contact me ASAP. I cannot stress this enough so I am putting it in bold: Do NOT join this fic exchange if you are not planning on taking it seriously. We do not want anyone to end up writing a fic for someone else and then not getting one back in return. Of course this is not mandatory, this is for fun. But I don’t want anyone to be disappointed in the end, so please do not back out unless you absolutely have to. Writer’s block and emergencies are of course understandable, but if you can, please do finish a fic.
- Again, we are using ao3 so postings will be there. If you find yourself in need of assistance, contact me.
- Only ONE fic is allowed in this exchange. But of course you can write more to post on your own, but only one from you is needed for this exchange.
- ALL and ANY questions can be asked here on this blog, nhficexchange, or here on Maya’s main blog, liamipayne (hlalloween for October).
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THIS FIC EXCHANGE:
- This is so, so important. Please reblog this post (every once in a while if you can) to spread the word and gather as many writers as we can! This is not only for the benefit of the exchange, but for your benefit too! The more writers, the more fic. Sounds good, right? So even if you don’t want to/can’t participate, please reblog this post and spread this around!
- Follow the blog this post originated from! All fics will be posted here as time goes on all the way until the final day for submitting fics. Also, all updates until the 25th of December will be posted here as well.
I encourage anyone to sign up, I am hopeful that this will be a successful fic exchange so by the time the holidays roll around, everyone will be satisfied with the new swarm of niall/harry fics :^)
(big thanks to the admin of the tshaw fic exchange for being my guideline for this. without them i would be lost completely xx)
Drop the title of one of my fics and a number in my inbox, and I will tell you:
- What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
- What’s my favorite part of the fic?
- What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
- What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
- What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
- Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
- Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
- Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
- Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
- If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
- If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
- Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
- What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
- If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
- Any other question about the fic!
look at zayn’s face when he sees harry im crying