Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of 2014

Hey everyone! I could write a cheesy, remembering, post for tonight. But I decided I don't want to do that. Maybe next year! So far, I've just did laundry. I now (should be able to) can access the first book. So, I'll get my butt in gear. It's only a hundred pages of Microsoft word pages.

Yeah, so it's a good chunk, but I'm not going crazy on New Year's. I can't drink until next summer to begin with. It's funny that I've been to three countries in my life where I CAN drink. But I have to wait in the USA. Which doesn't bother me, because alcohol isn't the greatest tasting, but it's fun to watch the drunk people.

Well, I might write a post with goals for 2015 tomorrow. Also please don't drink and drive! For now, I'm going to return to editing since I have a lot to check over! Plus: only 50 page views away from me donating $50. I'll update regularly on twitter. :) [Which is -> on your screen] Happy New Year!!!

*Throws confetti*

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Emotions and Writing

Hello everyone! I've gotten a bit of writing done today. But, since I don't have much to mention on my book, I won't be mentioning it today. I do however need to own up to my writing.

If you've been actively following my blog, I first thank you, and I'm glad you've stuck around. I received some feedback from a few different people on my blog. It's good, they like the layout, but they asked why I blog. Well, it's for my book that I'm writing. The book I can't edit, publish, or have friends read because I'm avoiding the first book. I now realize that I need to own up to my book.

It's petrifying. These books are constantly on my mind. I don't think that automatically makes me a wonderful writer but it's the first time I've had this level of commitment and dedication. But it's also scary as hell. What if no one enjoys it? What if I never get this feeling with another book I write? Will I even want to continue writing after this book?

I didn't realize how much this doubt has been riding my subconscious. I've been saying how I want to advertise and how I'm working on the third book. But, by doing this, I've been drastically avoiding my book. So I'm going to change things. I don't have my file with my new laptop (rookie mistake) but I'll probably get it tomorrow when I go home. For Nanowrimo I can get the free hardcopy and the two soft cover books.

My plan is that, as soon as I'm done reading, I'm going to convert my book into both of these options. That way, I can give the word document to my editor, and then let my boyfriend and another friend read my book. I still don't have a title. I still don't have a clue how I'm going to publish it. But at least I'm not going to back down and I'm going to get on the right track.

I was also given the suggestion to give a teaser of my book. So, I haven't decided how much of a teaser I'll give, I'll put it on Tablo. It's a website where I could put some of the book up and I believe no one can copy and paste. I'll also put some pictures up when I get the three books sent to me. :)

Also, I'm only 108 page views away from donating $50 to Nanowrimo. I didn't think this would be successful but I'm glad it'll be going to a good cause. Of course, if I don't get quite to 2.5K I'm still planning on donating some money. :) Thanks for sticking around and I hope you'll continue to check into my blogs. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Maze Runnin

Hello everyone! I watched The Maze Runner and it was really good! I just need to read the book now. I'm using my new laptop again and it's pretty cool. I'll be getting some programs for it soon so it'll be easier to keep writing. :) I like this keyboard the best since it's more spread out. Heck, I could probably do a review on this as well! Let me know if you're interested.

So, I haven't gotten around to writing today. But I will probably start doing that soon. I just need to transfer a file over (the one I used to start the third book) and then I can continue on. I have been trying to do advertising for the blog so I've been a bit distracted.

I also only have about 170 160 page views to go until I reach 2.5k! Please keep checking in to my blog. I would much rather do charity donates when reaching a goal rather than paying for viewers. :) So please keep sharing and posting online! I also up to 1,710+ twitter followers! I'm very thankful for everyone who is following.

Alright! I'll probably update if I can get an insane amount of writing down. :D Otherwise I think I'll try to focus on writing tonight. I hope you've had a lovely day.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Short Blog Post - 2.5K views=Charity

Hello everyone! I was busy today hanging out with my mom. I'll probably write a little before bed. I'm actually using my new laptop! It's big but the keyboard is nice and spread out. :)

Alright, so I have an idea. If I get to 2.5k views (200 views needed) by January 1st I'll donate $50 towards a charity. I was thinking Nanowrimo (since I'm a writer and all). But, if I by chance happened to get to 3k I'll donate another $50 to a different charity. I think that sounds pretty fair! I'd love to get up to 2.5k views by the end of the year.

Also, I've almost made it to 1.7k of followers on twitter! That is also pretty exciting. Also, please make sure to follow me on Bloglovin. The link is above this post (web view) or go to Bloglovin and type in my URL. I'd love to see some people following me on there!

I will write a longer blog post tomorrow! I'm also watching "Dude, You're Screwed" with my dad. It looks oh so fun. I think I'll stick to writing.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Exciting News and Links

Hello everyone! I'm very excited! I may be able to get adsense to advertise on the blog. :) I'm hoping that I can then use that money to be used for advertising for my blog and my book. I'm also still working on the article for the kindle paperwhite. That should be done in the next few days.

Tonight I'm going over to my grandparents house. So afterwards I'll probably get back to writing. :) I wrote for a while today and tried to do some advertising. But, I lost my muse, and decided to play on minecraft for a while. Also, I might be gone tomorrow to go shopping with my mom. Hopefully it's not an all day thing. In the next few days I also plan on trying to get the URL to work.

Also I've been searching online for articles on writing. I've stumbled along many sites but here are a few I liked.
18 Common Words to Replace
Publishing Academy (An older site but still has good articles).

Well, I believe that's it. Please comment or send me a message!

[Also, I may try to figure out a new emailing company to use. I'll update you if I change it. :)]

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day after Christmas

Hey everyone! I've had a weird day. I went to bed late, didn't sleep that well at first, but managed to go back to sleep until 1pm. Yeah, that rarely happens, so I'm a bit tired. I've been writing a little but mainly playing Minecraft. My boyfriend and I can be on Xbox and play together. I just hide when the mobs come out. :)

I'm going to be watching the Interview soon. Ryan's parents have rented it for us to watch. We've been wanting to see it just because they tried to ban it! Speaking of Sony, the PSN (Play Station Network) has been down for the PS4's. There is a twitter group (@AnonymousUK2015) with updates. Apparently, they were the group that took down the PSN network for 2 months in 2011. Ironically they're helping repair the PSN network since Sony isn't doing much about it.

Well, the only other news I have is that I'm on Bloglovin (there's a button to click above). It's a website that will publish the updates on blogs. So, this post will show up in your news feed if you follow me! I think that's pretty nifty! Please follow me on there. I also plan on becoming more active with the GoodReads account. Probably not tonight but I'll be on there soon again to update what books I've read.

So that's it for today folks. Please message me or comment on this post. I may start thinking more about how to price and set up book reviews. Probably wouldn't take too many requests at once (due to college). But it would be other content for the blog and be a way to get me to read more! :) Farewell folks! I hope you've had (and are having) a lovely day. <3

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good Holidays

Hello everyone! I had a good Christmas. I got a lot of useful things (like a book on blogging!) and it was really fun. I'm going to read that in the next few days! I skimmed through and saw some interesting points. Hopefully I can integrate that into the blog and make it even more enjoyable! I also have an account with Amazon Associates so I started a blog post of a review.

If I have a blog post, with the product link, and you buy it I can get a commission. I haven't gotten that far into reading how others use it but I thought for the review of the kindle it would be useful. Also, if you have a book on Amazon, I could potentially review it. Please contact me if you want me to do a review of your book. I would want the eBook (or regular book) for free and maybe a small fee. Maybe $10 or even having a review/advertisement of my blog would be great.

Speaking of books, I started the third one! I didn't get too far (presents, Grey's Anatomy, and dinner at my grandma's house) but at least it's a start. I'll also be starting up with my new laptop! That'll probably be tomorrow. Also I can get Scrivenger and Aeon timeline on there. :) That's another project I have, going through and outlining everything that happens with the books. I may start that process soon. :)

Alright, I believe that's it! I'm going to play some Minecraft for a while. Tomorrow I will get more into writing and then probably start some of my things for college. Otherwise I don't have much on my schedule until next year! Haha :) I hope you had a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Hello everyone! It feels weird that it's Christmas Eve. My year has flown by. I've been writing my current story line since July but it doesn't feel that long ago. But, by this time next year, I could have my story done and finished up. That would be really amazing!

I saw some more of my family today. It was a bit hectic (6 children under the age of 15 getting Christmas presents). But, my great aunt got a puppy for Christmas. She has been wanting an indoor dog (their outdoor dog is a bit of a brute) so that doggie isn't allow inside! My poor cousin had just gotten his kids to donate a lot of toys. They went home with a lot of stuff and it sounds like they still have tomorrows presents! Have fun with that clutter. :D

Anyways, I'm going to go to church soon. I'm one of those people. I don't see the point of going to church if I don't have the time or friends. Probably after college, when I have my own place, I'll consider it.

So, I'm going to maybe start writing a bit before going to church. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'll most likely be on tomorrow. Hopefully I can write about some progress in my third book! Otherwise, that'll be happening the day after Christmas. :) Travel safe!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Writing Away

Hello everyone! Yesterday I was a lot busier than anticipated. I had a great time with my mom and grandma. We also went out to dinner and watched Frozen. :) I'm very excited that tomorrow I have a free day! And I had asked for a kindle cover from Ryan's family so I'll feel better about carrying my new kindle around once I get a case.

As for writing, I finished the second book (but I have a lot to do with it still). I deleted my previous idea for the third book intro (at least a thousand words) and I'm going to be completely revamping my idea. I now feel much more confident about this third book. I believe I'm going to wait until I finish my third book before getting editing for the first two. Also, if I were to get published by a major publishing company, I will have my work done considering my college holds me back from writing. But, it's also benefiting me quite a bit, however I would need a good amount of extensions.

So, that's about it! I haven't started writing for the third book. Today I also had to go out shopping with Ryan. And, I started watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix! But otherwise I will have a family gathering tomorrow and finallllyyyyy have time to write! I hope you have a good day!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Disappeared for a bit.

Hello everyone! I meant to write a blog post yesterday but time slipped away from me. Last night we (My dad, Ryan's parents, Ryan, and I) went out to eat and then saw the new hobbit movie. It was actually pretty good. I still haven't read that series (maybe I'll have that be a series to read soon). I love the movies thought! :)

I haven't gotten much written. I think I'll work on that in a moment. I also had a family event today for a few hours. It was a lot of fun and we had pizza together! That's the traditional theme with my new grandma's side of the family. :) So I just got back home recently.

So, after I publish this post, I'm going to update a few pages on the website. I might change the background soon as well. My follower count is over 1,630! I think that's pretty cool. I can't wait until I'm ready to publish my book! Marketing is right up my alley so I'll be excited to work on that. I still need a trilogy book covers. So, if you make them for a good price, please contact me!

Well, I believe that's it. Tomorrow I have to do stuff with my mom. Then I don't have Xmas plans until the 24th. :) Have a good day! If I think of something else to blog about I may make another post. :D

Friday, December 19, 2014

Three Weeks of Freedom

Hello everyone! I am officially done with my midterms. Which means I get a nice three week break. I ended up reading a lot today. But I'm now in the second book of the series (check out yesterdays post) and it's pretty good. :) I've also been watching Youtube frequently.

So, as I just mentioned, I haven't been spending much time writing. I have a lot of ideas but I think I'm going to wait until tomorrow to start writing. My brain is sort of fried from having three big tests three days in a row. But I will soon continue writing! I'm determined to finish this trilogy. And I have a fourth book but that's way down the road. :D

Also I have gotten over 2,000 page views to the blog! I'm going to tackle the URL problem for blogger and my domain. I'll attempt (once again) to get it to work. But, for now, I'm going to head to bed soon. I hope you've had a good day and please check out more of my blog! :D

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quick Check In

Hello everyone! I hope you've been doing well. I had wanted to post last night but wasn't able to. I had my first midterm, not too bad, and a long babysitting. But, she was pretty cute. She forgot that she put a toy in a basket but remembers what I got her for her third birthday (she's four). As she would say it's a funny bunny (silly goose in my day) situation.

I also had a midterm today. Significantly harder. For example, it's over 130 pages worth of information, notes, powerpoints, and what she showed us in class. Obviously I had some troubles but at least we don't have a final. And, it's only worth 50 points, plus a 10 point extra credit assignment. That makes me very happy!

Obviously I haven't had much time to write. I have been reading on my kindle a little bit. It's called The Airel Saga by Arron Patterson and Chris White. It's an eBook from Amazon but they might be on other eReaders as well. So far I'm really enjoying it. I believe I got it for $.99 and usually for those books it's 200-300 pages if you're lucky. This is a giant file (I'm 11% in and have 14 hours left in the book).

I did a quick look on my phone and apparently it's now $9.99 which still isn't bad. I'll leave a link on my book page in a few days if you want to check it out. I may also see if they have a website. But, I think I'm going to read for a few minutes, and then crash out. I have my final midterm tomorrow! Then it's back to the keyboard for writing!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Village Inn

Hello everyone! I got a bit busy yesterday so I wasn't able to post. I probably should have used my hour between band and meeting up with ESA sisters to study. But, I cleaned my inbox instead and decided to write a post. I did get my moodle quiz done so that was an accomplishment. Otherwise, I'm going to study later.

I forgot to mention the other day that I reached 1900 page views but it looks like I'll be hitting 2000 in the next few days! I think that's really exciting. Also, I have more of a clear idea of what I'll do for my last book. I can't wait to start writing!!!! My Friday will probably consist of my final, getting through my other class, and then writing like crazy. I also realized I haven't even written an entire section of the third book (I've just thought about it so much) that I actually thought I did write it.

So, I'll be wrapping up the second book, and then head into the third book since I have the muse for it. Then I'll go back and write more for the second book since I know a few spots I want to go back to. It's amazing how this process of writing has so much more energy than anything else I've ever written. By this point I would be bored out of my mind by the concept (and ultimately stop writing) but now I'm just pushing ahead!

Alright. I have a midterm tomorrow and babysitting. Then Thursday I have another midterm. Finally I'll have my last one on Friday! :) I'm a bit worried about the times to study for Thursday test but hopefully I'll figure out some time. :) I also did all my laundry today! But for some reason it was consistently off by 10 minutes. So that was a bit odd. I hope you've had a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Busy figuring out blog url

Hello everyone! I didn't get a chance to write a new blog post yesterday. I'm still fighting with the URL for the site. I thought it would get resolved but sadly I haven't heard much from 1&1 yet. Hopefully on Monday someone will respond.

I haven't gotten to write any further but I'm still thinking out the third book. I can't wait for break next week. I'll get to have plenty of time to write! I plan on taking advantage of being able to write and reread my first book. I'm about halfway through my first book. I think once I get that reading done I'll get the print copy that was offered by Nanowrimo. Then I'll consider getting editing done.

Also, for twitter, I'm now up to 1,585 followers! I think that's pretty awesome. Over break, I'm going to go through and make sure all the authors following me are on the list. I'm also going to create some banners to use for advertising. I'm hoping by then my URL will finally be figured out.

If I don't post much this week that's because I'm working on my studying for midterms. I think today, after I get ready, I'll work on making notecards so tomorrow and Tuesday it'll be easier to study. Hopefully I'll be able to post frequently this week! :) I believe that's all. I hope you have a lovely day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cupcake Wars and Ugly Christmas Party

Hello everyone! I'm currently watching Cupcake Wars and thinking about the third book. I'm considering getting back into the second book of writing just so I can move on and get writing to the third book.

I had an ugly Christmas sweater party and white elephant gift. Of course, I get socks, which probably won't fit. :( I'm hoping they will fit! Otherwise it was a lot of fun. :) I was the only one to wear a Santa hat!

Yeah, so I need to make some notes on what I'm currently thinking. This is so far away from what I was originally thinking. But, I love the new idea, and I'm very excited to write it. I thought I was going to have a lot more to write! But, apparently I'm too tired.

I'll update tomorrow with some more information! :D

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Late update!

Hello everyone! Today is going fairly well. I’ve been busy with classes and I’ll need to be studying for them this weekend and next week. I got to do a little more editing last night. I’ve also came up more with how the third book will work out.

As soon as I’m done with the first book for the edit I’m going to get back into writing the second book. Then I might start on the third book, let the first and second book sit a little longer, and continue onward. Now, for the hiring of an editor, I’m still not sure if I will do that quite yet. I may wait a while on that.

Right now I have my books like my college plans. Open with some structure! Academically, I may be adding a public health minor, and it would be super easy to add in. I’m excited by this new idea and the openness about it. For example, I could take more social classes compared to math, and still be able to complete it. That makes me really excited.
Alright, well I'm going to sign off. I tried one of those coffee cup cakes earlier and didn't like it. Surprisingly, it was too chocolately. Hopefully I can update tomorrow with some good news on editing! :D Thanks for checking out my blog!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A tad bit stressed no longer!

Hello everyone! I haven't been having the best of luck so far. I paid for the 100 gb extra on the onedrive cloud, with Microsoft, and only the 15 videos loaded onto there. When it showed that all of my pictures were going to transfer over. So now I get to drive home, get the pictures to upload to the onedrive somehow, drive back, and put them on a presentation for tonight.

In other news I might be closer to getting my blogger name changed. Finally. I have to wait for a few hours for the information to transfer over and then hopefully blogger will finally recognize it. If I can get the name to update I'll finally be able to advertise! :) Which makes me super excited.

Well, this is a quick update, but I might add on more later. I have class to go to at the moment. Hopefully I can get everything done today fairly easy. And, if I'm super lucky, I'll also be able to go through some more editing with my book. I also finished Mr. Mercedes as well. (You should check it out if you have free time.)

Well, my good luck has increased. Not many people signed up for the educational sooooo I'll be doing that when we get back to college after break! Awesome. I'm still tired but at least I won't be on campus late. I'm probably going to start editing until I go to tutoring. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Disappearing act!

Hello everyone! Sorry about disappearing. I thought this week was going to be laid back but I was wrong about that! It will continue getting busier sadly. I haven't been able to edit since this weekend but I keep thinking of what I could do for the third book! I'm hoping to get some time to edit tomorrow.

Which leads me to a dilemma. I know, normally, authors would write, edit, and try to publish their first book then continue on with writing. But I'm tempted to go through my read of the first book then go back into writing the second and third book. After I finish, I would then go back to the second book and edit for a while. On the other hand, by not rushing the writing process, I won't go down a plot path that I later don't like. As what happened to when I tried writing a different book last year.

One exciting thing is that I've gotten 1800 page views! :D I am pretty excited about that. I also realized I haven't done a twitter follower count update. I currently have 1,569 followers! :D Over my break I'm planning on going through my twitter followers and add them to the lists that I created for twitter. I also might make an instagram but I feel as if all of my pictures would be cats. :3 So, that might wait until I get a print copy of my book, and then maybe I'll get the instagram.

Another new thing for the site that I plan on adding is page on my book goal. I already have one for my writing, but since I've been reading more with my kindle, I'm going to add books that I want to read! My goal for next year is to read at least 12 books but hopefully more than that. Also, I'm planning on using my goodreads account more as well [the kindle is linked to it!], so I'll post the link to that page once I create it.

So, nothing is set in stone, but I have those thoughts right now for my book. I'm not really looking forward to next week. It's the first time I've had 3 midterms. So, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week will be busy. But, once I get through all of that, I get a 3 week break! This turned out to be a long post! Hope everyone else is less stressed. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Why hello there!

Hey everyone! I really wanted to post last night. But, babysitting went much longer than expected. I got a lot of playing in! haha And, tonight, I'll be babysitting again. After her mom told her, she asked if I would be there the day after that. She wore me out last night.

Yesterday I had some good luck on my side. My first class, which we knew would start a half hour late, got cancelled completely. And I was supposed to present. Granted, we could have gotten it over with, but it's nice to have a little more time to work on stuff. My second class we finished watching a video, which I thought was good, but the feminist disagreed in my class. I have nothing against feminist but I hate when there are people with a certain viewpoint that dominate the class. It gets annoying to walk on eggshells.

Well, with editing, I haven't done much. Which stinks but I had a pretty busy week. I'm hoping later today I get some free time before babysitting. I'm going to be going out soon to get my tires changed. The air has been going out of them pretty quickly. I have some studying to do but no major homework assignments at least. So, in theory, I should have time to do my homework and editing.

Alright, well I don't have many other updates. I still haven't figured out how to change the blogger website name. I'll probably wait until my winter break to try again to fix it. I might post again tonight if I get a chance! :) Have a lovely day readers!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Early Morning Post

Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I had a long night yesterday (and my kindle came!) so I wasn't able to post. Sadly, tonight is going to be even more hectic, so I most likely won't be able to post tonight. I tried to get my group to meet last night, at 8, but they didn't want to. Then I got an email at 9pm asking if I could go in. -.- So, tonight we are going to meet when I supposed to have another meeting.

So, with the first book, I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked. But, I haven't had to make too many changes. I know a few spots I'll need to add more to. However, I'm pretty excited I still like most of it after not working on it for so long. Hopefully tonight I get some free time so I can spend some time working further on it.

Well, I have to get ready for class! 2 classes, working on a service project for the Non-Profit club, volunteering, and then group meeting. Doesn't sound like a lot but it'll make today much longer than it needs to be! And if my group meeting doesn't last long (not holding my breathe on that one) I can go to my ESA meeting as well!

Also, if you all would be interested, I could post a review the kindle paperwhite. Just message me on twitter or by using the form!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Editing is coming...

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. I'm actually getting a blog post done early! So, I have to work on a bit of homework but none of it is directly due by tomorrow. But it needs to get done sooner than later. After this post I'll go back into looking up how gold is mined! Yay.

Anyway, my process with editing will have to be a lot quicker than anticipated. The editor I found is ready now. So, another thing I have to focus on, is rereading and going through the draft. I don't necessarily have to fine comb it, that's what I did back in August and September, so I'm not too worried. But, there are a few sections I remember I'll have to add some more detail to. Did I tell you all that I got up to 228???? I remembered being at 210. Now it's longer and that must have happened when I did my first edit.

Alrighty. Well, I will be looking for more articles to download and possibly read tomorrow while I'm with my grandma at her appointment. Then I'll probably start rereading. I know, of course, that I can always add more after the edit. But I'd like it in prime condition for the edit. I'm also trying to figure out the URL but still haven't had luck. :(

Have a lovely day/night!!! :D

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reached 50K!

Hello everyone!!! So, I have officially reached 50K! Woot woot! I think I might actually be getting near the end of this book. I've been thinking of how this could lead into a third book. It seems like that will work out but I'll keep thinking about it. :)

So, with my first book, I'm going to start rereading it. It's sat much longer, which is probably a good thing, so I'll have fresh eyes on it. Sadly, I got a bunch of homework to do, so that takes first priority since I'm done writing. But, if I'm lucky, it might not take that long. I'll just have to see how focused I am. :) I'll probably start with the notecards and then go into the harder stuff to focus on.

I'll also need to start looking more for a series of covers. I still haven't officially decided if I'm going to go the self publishing route or go with a publishing company. After I hear back from my editor and fix all other changes then it'll be a lot easier. Also, I may be joining Scribophile, so if you want to be a beta reader I believe that is possible on there. :)

Have a lovely day everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Writing and Slipknot

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delayed post. The other night I was watching the Ferguson report and then last night I was at the Slipknot concert. Which, other than not understanding what he was saying all the time, was a pretty good concert. He was definitely a good performer.

So, my plot has done another twist. But so far I'm enjoying this new change. Now I'm still not sure if this will stay in the second book or if this will technically go towards the third book. It's hard to say at the moment. However, for the sake of getting to 50 k, it's staying in this book. Speaking of writing, I'm currently at 42K! I'm going to continue writing after I publish my post.

Tomorrow I might not post. I have a lunch to go to and dinner. And, after being stuffed with stuffing, I might just want to write. However, I'm being really hopeful, that I can get a lot of writing done and potentially finish a few days early. I'm also really excited because the paperwhite kindle went down $20. So, I decided to buy it, and I can't wait to get it. I really miss reading books on my kindle and well, when your kindle is dying frequently, it isn't a lot of fun to use.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Quick Update!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I was quite tired after Thursday and yesterday I was hanging out with my friends. So, yesterday, I also figured out how to do wood staining and it's pretty fun. And I didn't get much of the paint stuck to the point where it was unwashable. That only happened in a few spots on my finger nails.

I haven't gotten to write yet in the last few days. I'm not too worried. Tomorrow night, and maybe even a little tonight, I'm going to work on homework. Hopefully I can get it wrapped up and then Monday morning I can write as well. I have a new idea for what could lead into the third book. But, I have to think of a bit of action that can happen with it.

Well, I'm off to go see Mockingjay. I hate that it's split up into two movies. I'll try to keep an open mind. At least I'll be hanging out with some ESA girls. :D Hopefully I can also update that I got some writing done tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hump Day!

Hello everyone! I'm half way through my first week back on campus. It's strange but reassuring. The only thing I didn't miss was all of the stairs. I'm quite worn out! Yesterday, I had class later in the day, band, and then ESA. Today it was my classes, tutoring for my volunteering, buying things for my little, and ESA. Tomorrow I have 9am flute lesson, classes, band, and ESA. So, if I don't post tomorrow, that would be why!

Despite being busy I've been able to stay on track with my writing for the month. 32K so far but I'm going to spend a little bit of time tonight to try and get to tomorrows goal. I'm also hoping that this weekend I can get ahead. It would be awesome if, even next weekend, I can get done early and start rereading my first book. That way I can get it off to my editor and then fix it up some more.

So, that's it for tonight! I'm going to start writing soon. I've gotten to a point where I'm constantly wanting to write and I keep thinking about the scenes. :D As always, if you ever need a person to talk to, my email is always open! You can fill out the form or find my email on the Author Information page. Or, you can click on my twitter feed and follow me to send a message. :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Day of Classes

Hello everyone! I had two classes today! Geology and a Communications class focusing on Social Relations and Media. Will be pretty interesting! I'll have a lot of reading this term. But, I'll start that tomorrow morning. I'm really tired for some reason. And, I'm going to write as much as possible since I'm not sure if I'll have time tomorrow.

I haven't made too much progress with my book since my last update. I forgot to mention I have almost 28K of words. But, I might get rid of 1.5K since my plot changed. I also have a section I need to add. And I need to go back to the beginning of my book to add in some more for the plot.

I've been thinking of how, in the future, it'll be tough to balance writing and my job. But, I know I'll make time for it, and that writing has been a big part of my life for a year. It's strange to think how, a year ago, I was caught up in a post apocalyptic writing. Sadly, that project has been put to the side since I didn't like what half of the book turned into. After I write the third book in my series then I'll probably revisit that writing.

I'm waiting for Thanksgiving break, or maybe this weekend, to do my website. I have to restart the process completely since I'm not sure where I left off. Also, I have 1,383 amazing twitter followers! I've been able to connect with more authors since Nanowrimo has been going on. :)

Alright, that turned into a bit of a long post. Well, compared to my more recent ones. I'm going to take off and start writing for a while. Hopefully some muse will float my way. Peace! :D

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Getting Prepped for Classes

Hello everyone! I haven't gotten to write today but I've been getting ready for classes. I found out today that my fitness class isn't until January! So, I'll have an hour extra in the morning to write. And, after my blog post, I'm going to start writing today. I've been itching to write all day!

Still haven't figured out what will be in the future for my third book. Another thing I can do is add more with this book and then the plot will stretch longer. I'm still sure something will come to mind. If I can get ahead then I'll start doing a reread of my first book. It'll be good since I'll have a fresh perspective. :D

I'll probably update tomorrow with information on classes and how things will pan out. I'm also going to start looking into different volunteering opportunities. The different volunteering will (hopefully) help open my eyes and see which direction I want to take my focus of non profits. :) Have a good day/night! :D

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ahead on writing!!!

Hello everyone! Well, Ryan and I were supposed to go see Fury. But he kept crashing out. Which worked out just fine for me because I kept writing. 5,300+ words today and I'm probably going to write some more after this blog post.

I ended up speeding up a few events but I added a huge twist that will affect the rest of this book. The previous beginning for the third book is probably going to get scrapped. But, at least that was just 5 pages. So I'll have to think up of some plot action for the third book but I'm sure I'll come up with something. I'm currently at over 25K! So, I'm at where I need to be tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be able to get ahead. Last year Nanowrimo was with at least 3 weeks of school and I think now it's more of two weeks. So, that'll be good for the beginning college term.

And, while Ryan was asleep, I went to Walmart for the Assassin's Creed Unity game for my boyfriend. Sadly they only had it for PS4. I ended up buying some colored pencils (72 pack was cheap!) and a sketch pad. There were some graffiti spots that I didn't do for my art class that I might do. And I had fun drawing so I might try to keep it up on the side. :) I'm sure youtube has tooooons of tutorials for everyone.

Finally, I've already been contacted on Nanowrimo, so please continue to do so! I'll probably start posting on the forums more now that I'm caught up again. Have a great day/night! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feeling Better!

Hello everyone! On Veterans day I wasn't feeling well and was really tired. Then yesterday I was also tired but, right before bed, I was also sick. So, after looking online, I figured out my new birth control is upsetting my stomach. If I take it with dinner I should be alright. Sadly this means I've lost 2 days of typing! So I'll need to start catching up.

I've been thinking through my book a lot. Since my plot has changed it's making sure my second book has enough action and plot in it. Granted, I'm already 55 pages in but still it's pretty scary. It'll probably take shape soon. I still need to read and edit through my first book. That might be my project in December or if I can get ahead with writing and finish Nanowrimo. Also, I'm going to try, once again, to get my URL to officially switch over.

Also, I believe I posted my user name here, but in case you missed it "elizabethlight_" is the account to look for this year! :) Feel free to add me, send a message, or contact me on here. I'd love to keep up with other writers! :) Since I'm pretty behind I'm going to get ready and start writing! :D

**edit** 1,500 page views!!!! Super excited about that! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Back in the USA

Hello everyone! So, I officially failed for keeping up with my blog during Brazil. I also failed, miserably, with my own personal journal during my time in Salvador. But a lot has happened in the last few days! 1. Finals and all projects were done. 2. My boyfriend turned 21. The next day proceeded to trip and have a fracture in his elbow. So far no surgery needed but getting it rechecked out today. 3. I had to move from my homestay to Ryan's so I could pack everything. And 4. Having good flights back to the US.

So, soon I'll be rereading my first book. Then I'll send it over to an editor and await their ideas and their help. But, for right now, I'm going to work on the second book. Which, as I said earlier, has completely switched it's plot around. I love this new idea. Also, I found a website where I could upload my first book and it would be available to read. And, best part, is that it isn't set up where someone could copy and paste.

Which leads into my next update! I'm now on Nanowrimo as Elizabethlight_! From now on I'll be updating my writing and information on this account. Feel free to send me messages, questions, or just friend and we'll keep each other on track. Also, I'm only 400 words off from where I should be today. :) Granted, I got started a bit early, but those finals kept me away from my writing for at least 3 days.

Alright, well I am going to start unpacking. I'm not sure if I'll actually do laundry today or tomorrow. It feels weird being in the morning when in Salvador it's afternoon time. Well, all I really need to do, is make it through the day again and then sleep later. Then I'll officially conquer jet lag! As always, feel free to comment or message me!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oi! Lots of updates!!!!

Hello everyone! It's been a while eh? Good news is that I'm safely in Salvador and I've actually been here a week. Time is so slow and fast at the same time! The only bad thing is my host family only speaks Portuguese. So, it's been really fun using google translate constantly to communicate.

Some REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY amazingly good news though! I've started my second book! It changed a LOT and has affected my outline. Which, I expected to happen at some point, but I like this juicy plot twist. I have 46 pages so far (I started a week ago) so I've been quite busy with it. I'll probably need to add extra plot things but oh well.

Super excited about that. I've been good about leaving my first draft alone. It's tough but soon I'll be able to read it. I didn't write much last night or this morning due to school work. I'm also coming down with a cold. -.-

Also, if you've ever thought about coming to Brazil, I would recommend it for a experienced beginner or intermediate traveler. This meaning that you have good sense of how to act in other countries and know all the basic "Do's and Don'ts" such as 'Don't flash your money around' or 'At least try to speak some of the language' etc etc. :) It's truly beautiful. Instagram fell through because my iPod isn't taking good pics and my tablet doesn't have much space on it. So, when I get them all downloaded on my big computer, I may find a site to post them on.

Otherwise I don't have much to update on. My stomach had shrunk in Rio, which I didn't notice, until my lovely host mom was convinced I need a lot of food at each meal. But mae, I can't eat more! *explodes*

Ok, I'll try to update again. Or a bit more frequently with how novelin's going. Can't wait to get my first book edited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Beautiful & Busy Rio

Hello everyone! I had gotten to Rio safely. :) The flight was rough (2 planes had a tv screen and the international flight didn't) but apparently Mike and I kept crashing on each others shoulders! I felt his head but had no clue I was doing it. Our hotel is pretty nice. My roommate and I have a balcony so we've lost extra room space. But the balcony is super awesome. We've been to a samba school, samba museum, Ipanema, a few restaurants, and a prestigious university. I could get my MPA in Rio! It would be tough but possibly free. I would have to calculate how much it would be compared to USA.

So, I started writing my second book, but I haven't gotten very far yet. I'm slacking a bit. :) But we've been super busy with classes. Also, I have gotten the instagram app but haven't played with it yet. My iPod isn't super reliable but I've gotten great pictures on my camera. Sadly the tablet won't let me upload them so I have to borrow someone's computer.

I don't think I have much more to update on. The wifi is kind of reliable so I'm going to try and post more. :D I hope you're all doing well and please share this post!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Not gone yet!

Hey everyone! So, I SHOULD be on a flight to Brazil. But, with all the problems in O'Hare, our flight was cancelled. Tomorrow, we go in at 3 am, fly to LA, then fly BACK to New York, and finally catch a flight to Rio. -,- Soooo much fun. I probably won't be able to post until Brazil now.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stressed, Busy, and Scared

Hello everyone! It's finally sinking in that I'm going to Brazil. I have to run to walmart again and get some more things. I'm super scared and, with a suitcase of luggage that seems to be shrinking, I'm stressed from packing. I'm hoping the weight is under what I think it is. I know I'll be alright but I'm still freaking out.

So, I don't know if I'll be able to post tonight. I may be making an instagram (so I can share pics from my iPod) so I'll try to link my username to you guys. Otherwise Twitter will be getting image updates!

Well, I had hoped to post more, but I'm freaking myself out. Hopefully later I can relax and post a better blog post. Also, I'll be getting Twitter for my iPod so I should be able to post in the airports. :)

HAVE A LOVELY DAY EVERYONE!!!! I'm going to miss blogging. :(

(One piece of exciting news! I'm stuck between 2 littles (Emma and Amanda) but Amanda is a bit older so I think I'm going to choose her. I think we'll click well! :D)

Monday, September 29, 2014

First Draft Done!!!!

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news!!!! Instead of cleaning out my backpack, I finished up my editing, and was able to have a cliff hanger! So, I stayed up really late and then slept weird. But it was definitely worth it!

So, from this point, I'm going to do my best to avoid the document. That way, if I can wait the 5 weeks, I'll have a fresh view on it. I had added one chapter, that was 30 pages, but I only added 20 pages overall. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to edit out a lot but obviously I got a good chunk out! When I get back I'm planning

But, other than the book update, I don't have much to write about. I have to pack later and my mom decided today would be great to go out. So, after I go out with her, I'll probably come back to work on my packing. :) Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Packing and Celebrating

Hello everyone! I have been quite busy. On Friday, I went to Walmart ($260 later) I bought everything I needed for my trip. But, of course, I've remembered other little things. But not too bad compared to how I normally I am! Then I had to go to volunteering and run some more errands. Saturday I didn't do too much and hung out with friends. And then today was my boyfriend's mom's birthday! So, I got her a gift the other day, and we went out for dinner. And I had an ESA meeting for our board, which I'm a junior chair, and I'm hoping next year I can get a higher spot.

So, I haven't done editing, which is about 60+ pages and I'm going to add a bit more. But this book has been on my mind non stop. I'm absolutely DYING to write the next book. I'm constantly thinking of the next story and writing it. :) Oh, and just to be forewarned, I have plot cliffs lined up for the ends of the first two books. :3

I realized I haven't done a social media update! I haven't done much with Google+ but Twitter is growing! I'm super excited and hoping that I'll be able to comment during my trip. :) So, if you're swinging by the site, look over at the Twitter feed and it might have a more accurate update! :D

Yeah, I thought I would have a lot more to write. I'm going to clean out my backpack a bit and then I'm planning on editing!!! :) And then tomorrow it'll be packing and continuing to get things together.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Temporary End of Courses

Hello everyone! I'm going to be heading into my music class soon. Tomorrow I have free, so I can start packing, but I'll probably be running errands for things. At least in my music class we are watching a movie. I may also run by Hobby Lobby in order to get some spray paint, since I wanted to make my little a gift, so hopefully my plan works out. I have a meeting tonight for ESA, I'll start trying to see who I would want for a little, and I'm super excited about that.

ANOTHER really really REALLY exciting thing is that I'm almost done with my editing! Granted, I sort of gave up with continuously adding details, but I've added a good chunk (an entire chapter for sure). So I'm really excited to put all the editing documents together into one and see how long it is compared to my Initial draft. And this way I can let my book sit for the 5 weeks while I'm gone. Once I get back I'm planning on getting editing done. Hopefully, I can sit done and read through it before winter term starts, and I'll also make notes to myself (most likely) while I'm on the Brazil trip for things to do and add.

Ok, so I have some busy times ahead of me! I'm super excited though but I just hope the time doesn't go by too quickly. And if I didn't already mention, 99% sure I didn't, going to the doctors was fine. I had to get one tiny stitch but it didn't hurt. I hope you all have wonderful days!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Loooooong day turned short

Hello everyone! So, my busy day became drastically less stressful. For one, I decided to go to Pro Fair in the Spring Term to have time to look into the organizations at Pro Fair and also get my resume up to date. The second thing was, after staying up until 2am working on this stupid project, I decided that the 9am advising meeting was not worth the trip to school. So I really only had my presentation.

We were all thinking that not many people would show up for our session. It wasn't on the theme, Identity, and thought only our classmates would be there. No. There were 75 people there total. Our class only has 29 people. So, it was drastically bigger than we all thought. I froze and ended up just reading off my notecards. Had it been a subject that I worked on by myself, therefore giving myself enough time to look into things and plan it out, it would have went well. Instead I found out last night that, yes, I could do imports and exports. Thanks group.

Well, I'm going to the doctors soon. I'll, hopefully, be able to edit later. I still need to do the readings for tomorrow and do a response so that'll come first. I'm hoping that it'll be a quick read but I'll probably be disappointed.

So, I believe that's it. If I do get a chance I'll update later on how things are going. I hope you all have lovely afternoons/nights/mornings. :D

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Super Short Update

Hello everyone! I'm especially stressed today. I have to turn in a freewrite paper, not that stressful, and finally meet with my group for the presentation tomorrow, very stressful! So, I may not be able to get online later. I really want to edit but, considering I didn't read the two readings for my music class yet, that wouldn't be a good idea. And tomorrow will be even busier. I have to go to Symposium day, an event my college holds, at 9 am, wait until 1:45-2:45 to present, go to Pro Fair at some point in the day, and then go to a doctors appointment. Yay.

So, most likely no editing tonight since I have to make changes to my resume. And, unless I magically get everything together, I probably won't post either. Have a lovely day and I'll try to tweet updates throughout the day. That is, if I get a free moment to!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Busy Weekend!

Hello everyone! Sorry for slacking on the posts. I almost forgot to go babysitting on Saturday, that would have been bad, and then Sunday I spent a lot of time editing. And I also watched at least 3 hours of the ER stories on TLC. :3 Some pretty interesting stuff and wondering how the heck they lived.

For editing, it's been really good. :D I had worked on a bit a while ago but stopped to think of what I could do next. Well, I sat down last night and half typed and half watched tv for 3 hours straight. Good news, that chapter is now 30 pages and has drama! Bad news, I'm tired and have a bunch of readings to do tonight and a paper tonight. Otherwise everything is good! The next few chapters will be easier to edit, since I wrote those first, and I've already been back to them once to look over it. :)

I haven't done much for advertising the blog yet. As I mentioned before, I may use AdSense unless I find another website that is better. My twitter is still growing at least and the blog views are going well. I still need to fight with the domain name but I'm waiting until tonight, and if I have good connection at home, I may try again.

Otherwise I don't have much to update. I have 9 days until Brazil and a lot more to edit. Wish me luck!

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Life Plan

Hi everyone! I'm extremely excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, today I talked with some different councilors and professors on campus, and figured out that I'm dropping Business. Why? I'm not good at math, my dyslexia makes me want to flip numbers or flip steps etc, and I thought it was really dry. After 6 freaking math courses I'm officially done with it. -.- Why I didn't find this out sooner is quite depressing. Oh well, I'll be able to do Communications and a Non-profit Certification. What my new life plan is finish college, volunteer for a year (have to work out those plans), and then go to get my Masters with the scholarship I just got from volunteering, and quite possibly work while getting my Masters and get off scott free. Oh, and if I work for Non-profit I may be able to get my current loans payed off. This plan is elaborate but so exciting! And, of course, be a part time writer. :) Even if I do make it big I'd probably want a day job, or at least part time, to make me social. Yes, force me to be social, otherwise I'd be consumed by the Internet.

For editing I do need to catch up but, since my group wants to start meeting for our presentation on Wednesday on Monday (Yay for planning ahead and giving sufficient time -.-) I have all weekend to edit! I may have to read 2 chapters, and probably should get ahead on music reading, but if I edit all weekend I can justify slacking off. I've been a hot mess today might as well relax!

So, I'm going to do some more research on the stuff I can do with a Communications major and the Non-profit! Other than the extremely obvious choice, because I like to make my life difficult, and see what other paths I can take with the degree. And, of course, edit my booty (Arggggh it's Pirates day matey. Walk off the plank! :-8) <- Pirate with a mustache)

As always, comment, contact me, or send a carrier pigeon to my house. If he finds it I won't think it's too creepy, just extremely creepy, and I may keep the pigeon.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Over 1,000 page views!!!!

Hello everyone! Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I had tutoring and ESA so I've been pretty busy. I have to go in and meet some teachers tomorrow, whooo, and get some paperwork taken care of. I don't know if I mentioned this but now I'll be doing: Marketing and Communications with a Non Profit Leadership Certification! So, it's pretty exciting.

And, I can use it to market my book! Ok, that'll be down the road at least. I have to do some reading and write up a response so that's next to do on the agenda. I swear I'm going to be doing my editing soon. Tonight I only have to read part of what I didn't read for Wednesday, don't worry we didn't even touch that information, so I'm hoping for good editing time!

Hopefully this all comes together. Another good thing is that my editor can get in me in during November or December. And I'll have a week off before classes so, other than getting my school books in line, I can get to reading over my stuff one more time. Then I'll send off to him and be worried all day and all night. But I'll keep my mind busy by writing my second book! I'm hoping how I start my second book could help me make a cliff hanger for my first book. Right now it's kinda blah. So, I'll need to think of a good cliff hanger because I have a love/hate relationship with them.

Also I'm on over 1,000 page views. Whoo! I'm pretty excited about that. :) I'm thinking while I'm Brazil I'm going to set up AdSense or another advertising company since I may not be able to promote my blog as much. So, at least that's a possiblity. I seriously need to go do the rest of my work!

Annnnd if you noticed my the first letters of my paragraph makes "Hahaa"then you have noticed my very lame joke. :) Please comment or contact me!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gooooooood evening!

Hey everyone! Sorry to leave you all hanging! School work is piling up and everyone, myself included, is just r-e-a-d-y to go on the trip. I spent an hour online looking at jcpenneys and found some shirts and a couple pairs of shorts to order. I at least have 14 days before the trip so I should be able to get them in, try them on, and return the one's that don't work. Sadly, all of the shirts I like, are unavailable in my local stores. So, to be safe, I just ordered the size I thought would work and a size above to be on the safe side. :)

For the editing: I haven't gotten much done recently. But, as I just said, I have 14 days so that doesn't leave me much wiggle room! After this update I'm planning on reading the 2 chapters and then, hopefully, have time in the morning to edit. I don't like being this busy. I reallllyyyyyyyyyy want to get all my editing done so that way, for the 6 weeks, it can be the books resting time. But while I'm gone I'm going to try to keep making notes on things I want to change/add so then I'll actually remember. :)

Otherwise there aren't many updates. I'm getting a lot of followers on twitter, now you can just click the button to your right and follow me!, and I've gotten to find a lot of authors. I'm also almost to 1k page views! Whoooo. :) It stinks that I'm going to be possibly without wifi for 5 weeks. I wanted to keep updating everyone! I will be taking my surface because, if it were to get stolen, my grandma said she would give me hers. Even if it were stolen I wouldn't want to take her tablet. So it better not get stolen. :D

Ok, that's all. I noticed that lately I've been using "so" and :) excessively. I blame my tired brain.

Comments? Questions? Feel free to contact me by commenting or using the awesome contact form to the right!

psssssssssssssssss I found this site rafflecopter. If I were to self publish, and probably if I were published by another company, I really want to use that website!! :D

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It's been busy

Hello everyone! Sorry I didn't put a blog post up yesterday. I planned on it but the Internet was being difficult to deal with. But at least it's working today!

I haven't gotten to do editing yet. I've been working on homework all weekend and yesterday my head was a bit fried from editing other writings. So, needless to say, I haven't gotten to work on that yet. But I do plan on working on it tonight.

Tomorrow I have to get up early to talk with a teacher about dropping my minor. Then probably talk with another teacher on scheduling, and then go to classes and get my Accounting major dropped. Oh, and I have a Samba class that I need to go to tomorrow night. So, sadly, I won't be able to jump on unless I do that early in the morning.

Otherwise Twitter is going well and I've been trying to promote my blog in the free time. I need to still fight and get the website name changed finally. I hope everyone is having a good day/night and feel free to comment! I need to read a book that I won on Goodreads to I'll probably post some comment about it as well.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday was busy!

Hello everyone! So, this morning I knew I had to go meet my advisor, but she decided to let me know that I needed to come an hour early. I rushed to get ready and to get to Augustana. I found out that I'll need to take a course over the summer and also she thinks we can fit a Communications Major in. Yay. Since I didn't drop my Accounting major or French minor she wanted me to do so. I ran to the building where my accounting advisor used to be. I sent an email and then was able to meet up with my new Communications advisor. So, in order to get that major added, I also had to see another teacher, and she also has this certificate program for Non-Profits. Now I'll be involved in this program, have to take certain classes, and have a full time internship at a Non-Profit. It'll look great on my resume at least. I have a feeling I'll want to cry at some point about my scheduling Oh, and I wasn't able to meet with either teacher to drop the major and minor. -,-

Anyways, I haven't edited much because I've been fighting with my tablet to connect with the internet. Apparently something is wrong but yet my boyfriends laptop works. So, after I write up a quick letter, I'm planning on editing for a bit. I might not be able to edit all of my book before Brazil. :( I'm being optimistic but there's a lot to do still!

Well, that's about it. Other than using so a lot things are good. Have a good night/day/morning and you should all comment. :D

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fried Brain

Hello all! It's super late and I'm planning on going to bed shortly. My ESA event went great and hopefully a lot of girls will come back for pledging. :D A major concern I'm having is taking my tablet to Brazil. I would be really upset if I did lose my tablet. But, on the other hand, I really wanted it so I could continuously upload my Brazil pictures so they'll be safe. So, I may be buying a cheap tablet, one I found was $50, so I may go that route. Then, that way if it gets broken or stolen, I won't be too upset. Although I would have to make sure that I kept my photos online or in a password file so it's not super easy to break into. I'm not stupid enough to put bad photos, let alone take them, on any device. Pull out an old school, stand there for 45 minutes attempting to smile the entire time, camera that can't hook up to the internet and then you're pictures will be safe. *hint to celebrities with 'the cloud'*

So. As my title says my brain is fried from trying to figure out tablet information for almost an hour and then finding out that it doesn't matter if it only has a micro usb, because apparently the connectors are super cheap, so welcome to the future people. Yeah. I should probably get some sleep. Anywho, planning on making a nice, coherant, blog post in the morning. Or afternoon. Ok, before midnight. I was good at having a schedule and then college came back into play. But, tomorrow I can edit, so that keeps me slightly awake at the moment.

Another thing. If I do buy cheap tablet and can't find a cheap keyboard I may not post as much. Or they will be extremely short posts such as "the beach is pretty!" etc etc. I'm thinking too far ahead. Who needs drugs to be this rambly, or have strange dreams, when I'm naturally like this when I get tired. Yay. My dad says I'm lucky. -.-

Ok, good night people, or if you're waking up go catch some more zzz's with a proper alarm on. You've earned it. But seriously, proper alarm = 20 alarms if you're that person. You know who you are.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Busy week!

Hello everyone! My week has been fairly busy. I wasn't able to finish all my readings but, as it turns out, one of my teachers was sick and cancelled class. Now I have to 2 two articles and then give a scholarly one page review of the readings. Hopefully it won't take me too long!

Also, some good news, I was able to write about 8 pages last night with a new scene. It took a bit because of trying to plan everything out. I have to finish up the day in the scene so there'll be some more to write. I'm still very excited to have the first draft done. I also saw a guitar that reminded me of one of the dragons. Too bad the electric guitar was almost $400. I cried a little on the inside to be honest. It was perfect in my opinion. And, keep in mind, I only play the flute. So a double whammy of sadness.

Well, I need to go print the readings. Hopefully I can write some more. I'll try to update if I can either tonight or tomorrow. Otherwise, I don't have much to update on. Hopefully after tomorrow the week will slow down a bit. I for sure have a paper due Monday but otherwise I hope I don't have too much homework so I can focus on editing this weekend. :D

Monday, September 8, 2014

Getting a late night post in!

Hello everyone! It's almost midnight where I live and I've been busy all day. My sore throat wasn't as bad today. Sadly, my boyfriend's coughing was still bad and he ended up having cold sweats. He ended up leaving halfway through Art class and went to the doctors. He does have bronchitis and almost had pneumonia. He's on three different antibiotics!

I'm really wanting to edit and add more to the book but I haven't had the time to. I still have 2 readings, fixing up a paper, and studying Portuguese for tomorrow. Also, I'll have my ESA meeting at Augustana. But, I do get to find out information on my host family!!! Super excited for that.

Anyways, sorry I can't post more. Hopefully tomorrow I can do an update with more information and maybe edit for a while! Now to read the articles for tomorrow. Yay?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sick + Need Person to Interview

Hello everyone! I'm not doing too hot today. My sore throat is killing me and I'm very tired. I had gotten some editing done yesterday but sort of got stuck with the new chapter. I think I'm on the right track after sleeping on a few ideas. I've never been more excited for November (since I don't like the cold) but with Nanowrimo then I should be able to get beta readers. I might not be able to participate as much but at least I can socialize. :D

So, I still need someone younger (under 19) and I'm willing to bribe a $5 amazon card. That can be renegotiated but keep in mind I'm a broke college student. I need replies by midnight in order to qualify! I would prefer if you use the contact form to the right but will accept comments as well. And, if you want to advertise a website/blog/book etc. we can work something out. I just need your responses on musical interests.

Other than being sick I think things are going well. Twitters doing good and the blog is getting a lot of views. I still need to work on Google+ but I might wait a bit on that. I will get more into social media after the Brazil trip. But, since we will have internet at the hotel, there's a good chance that I'll be able to post a lot. I'm not sure if it'll be the same in Salvador.

Anyways, have a great day everyone. And, if you contact me and answer some questions, you'll get a $5 giftcard!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Editing and Sickness

Hello everyone! I'm officially sick with a sore throat and horrible coughing fits. Yay. Thankfully this weekend isn't too intense so I'm able to edit! And relax a bit after the stressful week.

Editing: It's going pretty good. I'm at the halfway point and I'm typing up another chapter now. I'll have to take out a bit in an upcoming chapter but that's alright. I plan on doing more editing once I'm done eating lunch. I may even start the second book before I go to Brazil! That would be super exciting.

On twitter I have gotten over 1,000 followers! That's pretty awesome and hopefully it'll keep growing. I may post on other sites today if my muse runs out. Also, I'm still going to fight with the domain name but I haven't been able to fix it so far. It's been a month since I bought it and it should really not be this hard.

Also it's been a month since this blog has been started!!!!

 Anyways, I think I'm going to go back to editing. If I think of more to add I'll update with another blog post. I'm super excited for this chapter I'm writing!!! Comment or contact me with anything and everything. :D

Friday, September 5, 2014

And I'm back!

Hello everyone! Sorry for missing yesterday. I'm not feeling well, my boyfriends mother has bronchitis, so hopefully I didn't catch that. I've been working on a Brazil paper last night and this morning and it actually hasn't went too bad. I was able to get on a role and finish it up.

So, this weekend won't be nearly as stressful. My music teacher, who had assigned 3 readings last week, said she wouldn't do that again. I just need to start writing a music paper. Oh, and if you are 15-16 and would like to help me with a musical question, I'll pose you as a cousin. My teacher wants a younger generation and I literally don't have contact with the 2 cousins who would be around that age. And I don't have any siblings. -.- Would be willing to bribe. ;)

Writing! I'm super pumped and DYING to write some more. I decided one of my scenes is unrealistic. There would be no possible way it could happen without everyone flipping out. So, I've decided to rearrange some scenes and add a complete other scene! I'm hoping I can work on it later because I'm dying to see the results. Also I can't wait to see how much I've added in detail (and words) for the initial draft. Then, I'll be calling it my first draft, and after Brazil I can get editing!

Yeah, I'm pretty excited. Other exciting news, I'm almost to 700 page views! And I'm getting really close to 1,000 followers. I really means a lot to everyone who is viewing this. I may make another blog post later. I have to go watch a movie from 4:30-6:30 and it's a 50's movie so if I really enjoy it I'll comment later.

Also, on a side note, my mom has offically left the house. I don't know when my dad will be getting served the divorce papers. I know it sounds terrible but I'm really happy. My mom and I are people who get along better if we aren't constantly by each other. So, unless my dad flips out and decides to move, I don't think anything will change at my house.

Well, comment, contact me, and find me on twitter/google+ to contact me. Also, I really need a younger person to contact me by Sunday for my paper.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I survived!

Hello everyone! I managed to survive yesterday, barely, and actually got some good sleep for once. I still have a lot to do for this week (another music reading, 4 journal entries for music, 1 paper for Poli Sci [3 pgs at least], and probably a reading for Poli Sci). Which, doesn't seem that much, but I also have to survive through today! I'm still not looking forward to my art class. Weaving is not a talent I possess well. Basic, yes, other than that, not so much.  Also, ESA and tutoring tonight. yay.

So, book is still on the back burner but I'm thinking a lot for future books. I'm debating on something for the third book, I went back to original plot but for the second book I'm adding a few scenes, so hopefully I can clear that up soon. I'm really excited to start writing the second book! Of course, I haven't finished the editing for this book, but that's alright. :D

My side project for 20 lines hasn't been forgotten. More of postponed until I regain sanity.

The only other update is that my twitter is exploding! 930+! I'll be getting close to a thousand soon. At least with twitter it's easy to update and find more people. I'm also working on a GoodReads account. I'm planning on posting the link here soon and having a blog about it. :)

Hopefully you all have lovely days! If I do get the chance to edit and can update you guys I'll let you know. Otherwise, please comment or contact me. Literally it can be "Why is the sky blue?". :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Busy Day

Hello everyone. Sadly I won't be able to have a long blog post. My week is insanely crazy. Tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday I have to go to ESA meetings at 8pm. And I have to read 120 pgs for tomorrows classes. I had to REDO a reading for today because my tablet decided not to keep any of the markings I made.

So, my editing has been pushed to last priority because I have a lot to do in order to catch up. I even have a short paper due on Friday for one of my classes and I also have to make 4 journal entries for my music class. Whoo.

If I'm not posting long blogs for the next few days that's why. Please comment or contact if you would like to. :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Internet Problems!

Hello everyone! I've been having internet troubles with my tablet. It finally started working when I got home so that's good! Also my boyfriend had gotten a backlit keyboard, or they sent this instead when I returned my touch keyboard, so I snagged it! He enjoys poking at the screen so I saved $120+!

Editing is going well! I'm still so glad I decided to use Word to edit my writing. Otherwise I would have to go through and find every change and fix it. Now I can continue fixing things up and hopefully get it done before my trip. I also need to still create a few other races. Might as well make a few different races that are more mystical if I'm doing a fantasy book!

You know how I said my car was in the shop? Well, it was in the shop for a week, and then I ended up not having to drive it because my boyfriend was taking me to school. Guess who's brakes just went out? This unlucky gal! My mom was going to borrow my car, backed up, and didn't stop. So, now I still can't use my car. Yay.

Otherwise my other big announcement is that I'm at 900 followers on Twitter! I'm also over 600 page views and hope that keeps growing. I'm planning on advertising my blog more so hopefully I can continue to get new views. :) I'm STILL fighting with blogger and 1&1 for getting my domain changed. I have to do 3 more readings and I have a lot to do for Wednesday. So, if I can get a good chunk done tonight, I may start fighting with it again.

As always, please comment or contact me if you have feedback!!! :D

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Editing Progress + Cookout

Hello everyone! Editing is going well. I actually started using Microsoft Word to track changes and I started getting the hang of it! Otherwise the other program to edit has to be connect to the internet to download it. -.- I'm on chapter 6 or 7 for editing, I might combine them,  so I'm pretty happy with the progress. I've added a good chunk but I've also left some of it. I figure that an editor will probably catch any grammatical things I miss.

I'm getting ready to head out to my grandma's house for the cookout. Hopefully that goes well. I've had a migraine for the last hour and it's only noise that's bugging me. But, it's been slightly better since I've taken medicine. So, if I get my homework done early, I'll continue to edit tonight and tomorrow.

I might update later with more info. Please comment or contact me if you have any questions.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hello everyone! :) I started doing some more editing on my book. It's actually pretty easy to edit on the tablet. I also need to do some readings in a bit for my classes next week. But, I probably won't start that until later tonight or tomorrow.

I realized I haven't updated on how the blog is doing! 600 views today! :D I also have over 860 followers on Twitter. I need to make a facebook account still or at least a fan page. But, I still can't think of a good title. I may run a contest next month for the book title.

I'm still fighting to get my domain name to show up. Something with 1&1 and Blogger aren't matching up. I may try to fix that as well later.

That's it for now. I'll probably make another blog post later to update again.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Really Late Night Post!

Good evening everyone! So, I am a bit late on getting my blog post up. I blame Mike Wells (Twitter @MikeWellsAuthor) for his series "Lust, Money, and Murder". I'll put his link at the bottom. The books were so addictive. I have 2 modes of reading: I read the whole thing in less than a week (generally 3 days) or I don't read for months on end. There really isn't a middle ground. And, if I do find a middle ground, I generally don't like that book as much.

Also, when I have free time, I'm going to start making blog posts with what I'm reading. Or, at the very least, I might set up a page with books I've enjoyed. I even have a notebook, which is really outdated, and put the titles and links up. Everyone needs publicity!

Update on book! I'm going to start going through the rest of the book with my tablet and edit. It'll hopefully help speed up the process. :) And, then I'll edit on my computer with my tablet next to me. My goal would be to finish editing by the time I leave for my trip (about a month away) so I think I can do that.

Hopefully you've looked past the ramblingness. I'm tired right now. I'll probably get to see soon and then in the morning have a more coherent post. Good night and please comment if you would like to! :D

Mike Well's Website!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good morning!

Hello everyone! I did eventually find an app for Windows 8.1 to read and mark up my article that I had to read. I may even use it for editing my book! And I could save a lot of paper from being printed off. So, I'm going to play around with it and see how it works out.

I have my music class in a few hours. So far I haven't looked up music to listen to. I think I may do that tonight. Otherwise, this half of the week this term will be easy. I only have one class tomorrow so that helps as well.

I have finished a chapter of my book for editing. As I previously mentioned, I may try using the binder app, or even if OneNote works that would be interesting to use. My plan still is to try my best to get the book edited and think of things to add. Then, while I'm in Brazil, I'm going to do my best to leave the manuscript alone so I can get a fresh perspective when I come back.

Well, I believe that's it. I haven't noticed any words to share. But, if I do, I'll make a post. :) Please comment or contact me!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's still daylight outside!

EDIT: Sorry, for some reason it didn't publish like it was suppose to. :(

Hello everyone! Surprisingly I'm posting while it's still daylight outside! Awesome. Well, I would doing homework but sadly Reader, on Surface Windows 8.1, won't let me highlight stuff. I may check the app store for other pdf readers. Otherwise, I'll wait to print it later. I did manage to get it into One Note but sadly not all of the pages turned out ok. Photocopies of a book doesn't work on the left side. And Word wouldn't let me highlight stuff as well.

So, editing eh. It's going fairly well. Haven't completed the first chapter but I'm getting ideas of more things to add. If I can't find another pdf app then I will be editing. If I can get my editing done early enough I may try to get it sent in before Brazil. But, as I mentioned before, being gone and not being able to micromanage wouldn't be fun. I did find out that I'll have wifi in the hotel in Rio but I'm not sure about Salvador. But, I'll be taking a big awesome notebook I found at Walmart to start writing the second book. It's obviously not my first priority but if I can get even a few chapters done it'll help.

Otherwise not much is happening. I haven't posted on writing websites again. I'm wanting to fix that next week but, with all the readings, I'm not sure how that'll go. I don't have classes next Monday but I have to help clean up around the house. After I read the article for my music class, assuming it doesn't take that long, I'm going to start finding Brazilian music to listen to.

If you want to comment please feel free! Otherwise, as always, please use the contact form. Even if you just want to rant or need someone to talk to I'm on at least once a day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Short Post + Some editing

Good evening everyone! I'll be having a lot of readings to do this half of the term. So, I may only be able to post once a day, but hopefully I can do more. The readings for Brazil are interesting but sadly very time consuming. Otherwise I only have some papers but no other homework.

I decided to do a tiny bit of editing and I've added some ideas to my paper. I might try to tear up my writing tomorrow after I go through and add ideas. My Thursdays and Fridays I only have 1 class each day so hopefully I can get ahead and have time to edit my writing. I'm really hoping that I can get through my entire book before the trip. :)

I've also decided to stop Word of the Day temporarily. No one had responded if they enjoyed it but I may do it on the weekends. I may do is make a "Brazilian Music" playlist for my music class. I have to respond to music in a journal so I might post updates on what I learn every once in a while. Also I'm going to do one more look through then post that side story to 20 lines.

As always, feel free to comment or send a message. :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Late night post + 2 w.o.t.d

Good evening! My first day back to college was good. Sadly, for my art class, we have to do weaving with a loom. I'm not the best at it. But, towards the end of class, I was sort of getting the hang of it. That class is only meeting MW unless we need more time. And the Political Science class was interesting as well.

I've been doing the readings for a class tomorrow night and it took so long and I haven't finished yet! And normally I can read articles ok but these took forever. But, I did learn that in Brazil they thought it would help the inflation if they closed every one's bank accounts for a year. Being a business major, I didn't stop freaking out about that, until a little bit ago. (I mean really just close it and say come back in a year. -.-)

My only big book update is that I've printed off my first chapter to start editing. But, because of all of my classes so far wanting to get as much done before the trip, I don't think I'll be able to get it edited until after the trip. I would trust the editor it's just my stress, and micromanaging at times, wouldn't be able to tolerate it.

Hopefully, I'll be able to connect online, because I only plan on taking my tablet and my iPod. I know that I sound really American right now but that's a downsize considering I'm addicted to my iPhone. It's pretty pathetic but it's my portable gaming/talking device. I wanted to take my kindle, two words - Portable Books, because I know that has a fairly long battery life. But, it's another device to deal with, and my tablet has the app for kindle.

Words of the Day! Ethos & Operose
Ethos - It's a word to characterize either a person, group, etc. Fairly broad meaning.
Operose - Means tedious and wearisome.

Well, I better head off to bed. I still have about 15 pages of reading left to do, but I don't have classes until 2:30, and I wanted to get ahead with another reading. If I have time in the morning I'll start looking over my story and attempt to harshly critize it. And I plan to add some more to it, for example the different races, so that'll be a bit easier to incorporate.

Annndddd I'm writing a side story for 20 lines. I figured if I make a Science Fiction that might help me with not geting too mixed up with my writing. Only bad thing is that my story is in first person while the side story is in 3rd person. But, I figured I could do a few short chapters, and if it really gains ground I may work on it as a future novel. :)

777 followers and College

Hello everyone! College starts today so I won't have a long blog post until later. I saw that I now have 777 followers! Super neat. I'll do word of the day and update on how editing is going later. :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day One of Editing! + W.o.t.D.

Hello everyone! I finally get to start editing my work! It's a bit scary but really exciting as well. I'm going to go through and add details around characters, since some of them I wasn't officially sure what I wanted them to look like, and I know there are a few chapters that need to be lengthened a little. But, once I add some detail, I'll start printing off the chapters at school. That way I can edit reading off paper and see where I need to fix things.

Otherwise there isn't too much to talk about. Almost to 500 page views, and I've gotten over 750+ followers on twitter. I've started looking into big publishing companies and still haven't decided which route I'll officially take. Tor or Ace would be a really cool company to publish with. I enjoy all the fantasy books they've published.

Words of the Day! Crinose & Dovecote

Crinose - Hairy. Yup, it only means hairy. :)

Dovecote - Housing for pigeons. And also could mean a harmonious group.

Please vote on if you would like me to continue with the Words of the Day. No one has taken the poll so I'm not sure if you all enjoy it or just tolerate it. :) Please comment as well!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Initial Draft Completed

Hello everyone! I have finished my initial draft! I'm very excited to have gotten this far. The next portion will include adding detail and editing through the story a bit. Shouldn't be too bad. I think I'll start working on adding detail tonight by going through with the character names and adding detail about that character in there.

Otherwise, I don't have much to add. Other than I watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs but otherwise not much has happened. I'll make another post in the morning. :)

One more chapter! + WotD!

Hello everyone! The Internet isn't working well today because of the storms.Writing is going well. I'm at the point where I could wrap up my story with a final chapter! I also reached over 200 pages with Ariel 12pt. double spaced and on the full page. I will probably change the font once I've gone through and edited it the first time. But, I prefer Ariel font editing, so at least it'll help.

I've gotten over 400 page views! Thanks everyone. :) Twitter is going very well. I'm exciting that a lot of authors have followed me. Hopefully I can keep learning ways to market my book. I may wait until after the Brazil trip before getting it officially edited. I'm going to do an edit and try to keep working on it before the trip starts. I may also buy a few books to help with editing as well. :)

Please comment if you have used Writer's Market or Guide to Literary Agents from Writers Digest. I'm considering buying the new ones. But, I don't know if they are good, or if I should get a different brand. I have a few free kindle books but haven’t bought any other books for editing.

Words of the Day! 

Raze – To destroy, shave, or scrape something. 

 Purfle– To ornament the edges of an item.

If I do finish my book I’ll make another post tonight. And, if I have any other things I want to bring up. :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Writing Away + 2 Words

Hello everyone! Sorry I wasn't able to post this morning. I've been trying to clean out my room a bit more before college starts. I might try to sell some text books soon for the extra money. I'm really worried that my car bill is going to be high. They were just starting to work on it today! :( I took it in Wednesday. -.-

Anyways, writing is going good. I figured I would finish eating my lunch and then start writing some more. I'm really excited to be so close to wrapping up my initial draft. If I were to get it done tonight I think I'm going to start reading through it so I can figure out spots I need to strengthen or take out.

Words of the Day: Temerity & Cherry Pick

Temerity - To be very bold and confident.
Cherry pick - To pick with great care or to only look at clearance items.

I'm a cherry picker because things on sale and better when they are cheaper. :)

Well, I believe that's it. I can't think of any other pressing matters at the moment. Other than I start college on Monday. Ahhhh.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


The hypnotist was really cool. It was basically the same routine as from my first year. But, it was funnier with some people I knew up there, and the people made it really funny. I'll post the guys name tomorrow if I can remember it. He said it once and then never mentioned it again. I believe he's been on some tv shows and also helped MTV with some hypnotist shows.

I didn't get to write much today. I've been moving stuff around, running more errands before school starts, and haven't gotten much down time. I'm hoping this weekend I can actually have time to write! I may try to write a bit tonight as well but depends on how long I can stay awake.

BIGGGGGGGGGG news!!!! Yesterday, I had 80 page views!!!! That's the most I've ever received. *Throws confetti* so I've gotten over 300 views in the last 15 days. I know it's not a lot per day but it's certainly an awesome start. :)

Also, if you have Netflix, check out After the Dark. It's very philosophical but I enjoyed it. Makes you realize how things could turn out. And, how choices can affect you. However, I'm sure the book is probably better, The ending kind of killed some of the movie but I'm sure that it's similar to what the book was. Chip was a pretty smart man though.

Well, I'm going to try and write for a bit. I'll make a new blog post in the morning with an update and the word of the day!

Goooooood Morning! - The Bird is the Word.

Hello everyone! So, I wrote for a little bit last night, and then my mom needed the computer. -.- I have my Surface tablet but I can't write at nighttime. I really want the back lit keyboard but those are at least $125. Maybe I'll search the Internet and try to find a good deal. Good deals are always awesome.

Anyways, writing was going well. I just have to finish up this scene and then maybe add a chapter or two. I haven't really decided. Or, for the moment, I might just add the one and then decide when I edit it. I can't wait to start editing because I haven't put tabs in front of any of the paragraphs! My way of making sure I go through everything! I really do need to get it done by the 30th. Lulu has this deal where you can get one copy of your book for free. But, if I miss it, I'll do November Nanowrimo and hopefully it'll be more completed by then.

Also I am very bummed out right now. I thought, on the 17th, that my post went through! No, it's a draft, and I even wrote a longer post for it! Oh well, I might copy & paste the one section I wrote about but I haven't decided yet.

Woooooordddddd oofffff thhheeee dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! (Couldn't resist)

Ragamuffin - Essentially a homeless child was worn clothes.

I haven't gotten my other emails yet so I may do another Word of the Day. No one has tried my poll, that one vote was mine, because I wanted to test it.

Well, I'm going to run errands soon and I get to see my ESA big tonight! I'm super excited to see her again. :D Also, I promise I'll write more!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Midnight Post! + 8/20 W.o.t.D.

Good evening/early morning! I got caught up watching The Amazing Spiderman 2 and truthfully haven't gotten much writing done today. I think after this blog post I'll try to write for another hour or so on my story. :) I still can't decide on whether or not I want to keep my orignial plot for the trilogy or change it. The third book could be predictable or unexpected. While I don't want it to be too predictable, I'm afraid my unexpected might be too far off, and my readers might not want to read it.

But, I have a fourth side story already plotted in my mind. It won't have my main characters constantly in it but I think the different point of view might make it enjoyable. Speaking of plots, I've decided that I might start up a side story to work on. I found the app 20 lines (link for the website below) and might start up a story. I can't guarantee it will happen, especially with college coming up quickly, but it's definately on my radar. The website is free so everyone could read it.

Social media is going fairly well. I currently have 660+ followers! That alone is very exciting. I keep receiving updates for my Google+ but I haven't gotten around to doing more with it. I think I might leave that and other platforms of social media out of the way for the moment. It's probably stupid but I know I won't keep up with all of them at the moment.

I believe that's it. I'll probably post again in the morning. So, I'll leave you with the word of the day I found quite enjoyable.

Singultus- Now, this seems as if it's a really fancy word. I hate to disappoint, but it can also mean a hiccup. However, it used to be Latin for sobbing.

Have a lovely night/morning everyone! I'll post again in the morning/afternoon. :)

20 Lines (Not just english!) :)

Quick update!

Hello everyone! Quick update, I've been working on cleaning up my room. Whoo. I haven't gotten to write today but last night I wrote at least 3,000 words! I have maybe another 10,000 words but it's hard to say for sure. I've been thinking of other endings/plots for my third book. Haven't offically decided what will happen for sure.

I'll post again tonight with some words of the day! I'll also update you on if I decide to continue with it. :)

Have a lovely day!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Updates + New - Word of the Day!

Hello everyone! I'm getting a late post in. I woke up late, had to get my car taken in, and then had to run errands with family. Yay. I won't get my car back until tomorrow or later. Hopefully sooner!

Updates: After I write the blog I plan on writing more for my story. I've been trying to decide if I should bring a character in sooner. I think I will so that character can bloom more for the second book. And it'll add a good chunk into my story. I only have a few more chapters before I call it "done". I have to go through and then edit everything. But, having it go later and being closer to school time, means I can print it out there.

I'm still debating on how I want to approach the ending of the second and third book. I might take what I wanted to do for the 3rd book, put it in the second book, and then make a new adventure for her in the third book. It's tough debating this. I could have her go out, by herself, and get to explore the land more. Or, I can do more in the second book, and then have my third book stay the same.

Other than that Twitter is going good! I'm going to start posting on those online forums and I'll put links in my About me section once I'm active. Also, make sure to check out my music page because I have the playlist of music I listen to. It's not nearly complete but it's a good start.

Word of the Day!

So, I need to bump up my vocabulary because I love when books have new words! I've subscribed to Merriam-Webster, Dictionary, and I found Word Think that is interesting as well. I'll include the links in the bottom of this. If everyone enjoys reading these, I could make a Word of the Day page and include past words and all the links there.

Words: Votive & Cavernous
Votive- This is essentially a vow. But, it can also mean what the wish or desire is for the agreement.

Cavernous- This is a cavern but is more of a describing word of how the size and effect of it is.

I'll probably get better at explaining these without copying the exact definition. As you can see, the words of the day have a link, so you can click on it to see the official definition. I'll also try to find other websites that may offer more of a variety (like Business, Law, etc) so I can include those as well.

I believe that's it.  I'll make another blog post if I, somehow, finish the book. Could happen but I wouldn't hold my breath. I think I'm going to keep adding and adding to it!

Merriam Webster - Word of the Day
Dictionary - Word of the Day
Word Think - Word of the Day

Monday, August 18, 2014

Still writing!

Hello everyone! I didn't sleep well. For some reason I couldn't fall asleep and then I woke up early. Oh well, I don't think I have any super big plans. I'll probably try to write for a bit later.

The book is going good. I decided to officially add a few more chapters. Otherwise it was the big suspenseful part and then a few chapters more before stopping. I think by the time I get done with  the initial draft I'll be close to 200 pages! Thank goodness my college gives us a printing amount that we can use throughout the school year.

My twitter account has exploded! I'm almost to 600 followers. :) I'm also trying to post more on twitter for little updates and I still plan on putting blog links there as well.

I haven't done much with the forums yet. I'm going to try to get the web domain I bought, from the website Blogger said would be compatible!, and try to get it over on this account. I also made a banner on Photoshop for the forums but hopefully I can change it soon so the web domain is finally what I want it to be.

Last night I went over to my grandparents house and we had pizza for dinner. And then they were telling us about the Alaskan cruise they went on. I really want to go on that Princess cruise. It sounded very nice and the shops on there are tax free. I would want to buy jewelry on there so it wouldn't get horribly taxed on!

Also I was looking into business jobs I could go into. Once I get about 3 years experience there are a lot of options out there! And there are some pretty cool places I could go work for and that'd be awesome.

Annnnnnnnnd I believe that's it. It feel weird that tomorrow I don't have to work at my internship. Soon I can pick up shifts at my college dining area to make some more money. As always, please comment or now us the contact forum! :)