5) The hand on the cover isn't mine...but it could be
When I first saw the mock-up for the cover (which is gorgeous and I love to pieces!) I was struck by how familiar the hand was.
I even naturally put my fingers in the same position as the cover model's!
6) Harlan changes how I listen
So normally when I'm writing, I can't listen to music with lyrics. It's super distracting and throws me out of 'the zone.' When I'm writing Bound to the Spirits, I usually have to
play music with lyrics!
7) Anti-anxiety apps
Harlan (like me) has anxiety and depression. In Rattling Chains, Harlan uses the app Booster Buddy
, which I highly recommend. It's a quick and easy check-in and mood-tracking app. I don't mention it in the book, but Habitica
is another great app. It lets you reward yourself for completing tasks, turning your everyday life into an RPG!