NaNoWriMo: Week #4

Goal: Just try to outline.

Achievement: I tried my best.

Well… this month was interesting. And I realize now that I was in no way prepared to do the things I needed to do this NaNo.

I didn’t have a full outline and it’s been crazy busy. So I wasn’t even close to my word count. 😦

But nevertheless, I’m glad that I tried. I hope that next year I’ll be less busy and more prepared…and there’s always JuNoWriMo! 🙂

To all who made their word counts, YOU GUYS ROCK! 😀

And if you’re still getting those words in, YOU CAN DO IT! 😀

Being Thankful

~ I’m thankful for my family and friends, who have been so loving and kind when I don’t deserve it.

~ I’m thankful for my relationship with the Lord and how He’s been working in my life.

~ I’m thankful for my writing experience this year. I may not have reached the goal I wanted to for NaNo, but I did for JuNo!

~ I’m thankful for the chance to learn the violin. It’s been a great experience.

~ I’m thankful for my talents in piano. I love music so much and it’s so good to play what I love.

~ I’m thankful for this chance to be blogging! You guys have been so great with your comments! 😀

There’s so much more to list, so much to be thankful for.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you have something to be thankful for!


20 Things you Might Not Know About Me Tag

Hello all!

I was tagged recently by the lovely Madi @ TheBookOwl, and so I thought I would give it a whirl!

How tall are you?

I think I’m something like 5’4 or 5’5, I’m not sure.

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Sometimes though…

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?

Does finishing a book in a day count?

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What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

I don’t know that a whole lot bugs me when I’m blogging. I love reading comments and I’m sad when there is none… 😛

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Bring on the comments! 😀

What is your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve?

It actually varies depending on my mood, but right now, it’s this…


What’s your favorite song?

Are you sure you want to ask that question? Because boy are you in for an answer! …I’ve decided to spare you, so I’ll give you the short answer and tell you that currently favorite song is Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve/Sarajevo. Yes I’m already listening to Christmas music, why do you ask?

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I agree. 😀

What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?

Well, um, I don’t actually have an Etsy shop, nor have I ever been on Etsy…I know, I know!

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What is your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?

Well, I like blogging! *waves* But I also like writing, reading, or playing on my keyboard.

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What’s your favorite junk food?

Ooh, I think it would have to be these –


And if you haven’t tried them, you must. They are amazing.

Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I have a dog named Birdie, (don’t ask why XD ) and a cat named Kitty, (very creative, right?)

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Adorable, right?! I can never seem to take a picture of my dog though. She moves around too much. XD

What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?

Fiction: The Lunar Chronicles Nonfiction: The Bible

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Unless, of course, you’re reading nonfiction…

What’s your favorite beauty product?

I actually don’t really use make-up. Except for lip balm, but does that even count?

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When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

I can’t think of a specific time, (at the moment!) but I’m always tripping, saying the wrong things, or doing something generally embarrassing…

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If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I would probably choose milk…yeah, yeah, boring, but how would I eat cereal? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t make it without cereal…

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What’s your favorite movie?

Gah, you make these questions too hard! Tangled, Enchanted, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, The LEGO Movie, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, The Princess Bride…I digress. 😉

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What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

Well, since I’m still in high school, I would say I’m probably a mix of nerd and loner.

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If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

I always kind of wanted to live somewhere in Europe, like England. Or France. I don’t think I could ever actually leave good ol’ Minnesota though! 🙂

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PC or Mac?

I personally find Mac really hard to work with, so I like PC more.

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Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?


Favorite celebrity?

The Avengers cast is pretty awesome. 😀 Oh, and don’t forget Loki. 😉

(Watch it…because…Peter Hollens and Studio C?! Win-win!)

What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

I’d love to be friends with anyone! Secret’s out! 😉 I’m like…

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Well guys, that was the tag!

I now tag… *drum roll* CB @ TheWorldofaWriter and Deborah @ TheRoadofaWriter

I hope you liked it and I hope you’re having a wonderful November! Can you believe Christmas is only a month away?! O_o

NaNoWriMo: Week #3

Goal: 11669

Achievement: 5232

I started off on a good note this week, I really did. But towards the end, I kind of faded. I wanted to write, but I didn’t feel inspired, what with my undone outline crippling my enthusiasm. 😦

I’m thinking I may spend most of my time this coming week outlining. And then we’ll see if I can pick back up again.

I hope you’re all doing well! GO WRITERS! 😀

What I’ve Been Up To… {October}

So, I thought I’d give you a little mini update, since I forgot to at the end of the month…

And I forewarn you, it will be very mini… I need to get to writing… *hides face because ashamed of tiny word count*

♦ I finished up my new desk! 👍 I’m writing at it right now!

♦ I got a haircut around the beginning of the month. I already need another one… XD

♦ Apple picking is going well, I think the season is nearly done. Yay apples!

♦ I have loads of homework, but I’m managing to some how get it all done. 😀

♦ I’ve been given Christmas music to work on by my violin teacher, and my piano teacher has given me some patriotic stuff for Veteran’s Day. ♫

♦ We’ve been excitedly getting ready for vacation, (which, if you read my previous post, was a lot of fun!) ❤

♦ I re-watched Age of Ultron, and I still loved it as much as the first time! 😀 I also re-watched Inside Out, which was super fun and cute. My siblings love that movie. ❤

♦ Reading-wise…I didn’t do too well this month. I couldn’t make it through Throne of Glass, and I’m only halfway through Six of Crows…(which is awesome so far!) I’m thinking about re-reading The Lunar Chronicles once I get my hands on Winter…

♦ I tried to outline like crazy, but I didn’t even get halfway through. So now I’m trying to write and outline at the same time!!! O_o I’m definitely not a pantser… XD

♦ And lastly, I’ve been having these really good short story ideas rolling around in my head…I’ve already written two of them this month (when I should’ve been outlining… *sighs*), and I really want to work on more, maybe in December…???

Well, it was brief, but I hope you enjoyed it!

Good luck to you and your novel! 😀

NaNoWriMo: Week #1

Goal: 11669

Achievement: 3597

What a rough week!

…Well, that’s not entirely true… It was more like rough for writing and awesome for me! 🙂

I spent my week at the Dells with my family! It was soooo fun! I really enjoyed it. 😀

But as you can see, my word count suffered quite a bit, so I’m very behind…

But I’m planning on writing like a madman these next few weeks! We’ll see how things go…

Evil Internet

Hello Bloggers!

I haven’t been on here much during NaNo, which is sad, because I really want to! But, as the title said, the internet has been evil to me. I can’t open my emails, check out your awesome blog posts, or get onto Pinterest!

 It should be fixed in about a week, but in the meantime, I’ll be over here typing away at my novel, waiting for the internet to stop tormenting me. 😦

Hope you’re all doing well on your NaNo! 😀