Monthly High Points: April

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Well, as you can see, I failed at blogging this week. I intended to try to write at least a post a week, but I have found that I have great procrastination skills. Hahaha… I didn’t think that I was so good at that.Read More »

Monthly High Points: July

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Like that photo up there? I just thought that it’d be nice to have a picture of snow in the middle of summer. Hehehe…

Well, this month was insane.

Writing

Most of the insaneness came from all the writing I did. As most of you know, I did Camp NaNoWriMo this month. I was part of an awesome cabin. We got so many words done. I mean so so many.

First off, I did about two thousand words a day. I started a new dystopian novel (though I haven’t even finished my fantasy novel). Just think anarchy, okay. Then you’ll have a good idea of what it is about.

But when I started I didn’t really have a plot for the novel, so I decided to do a backstory for my main character because I had figured most of that out. And well, I’m still writing his backstory. So I think that it is going to be its own novel.

Then something crazy happened. I can’t believe my cabin mates convinced me to do this.

On July 18th I wrote TEN THOUSAND WORDS in ONE DAY!!!

It was insane. I about died. I’d only ever written maybe three thousand in one day. I don’t even know how I did it. I started about five in the morning and then finished around eight in the evening.

Then grandparents visited for about a week and I probably got about a thousand words that whole time.

After that, in the last four days I managed to add ten thousand words. So I got a total of 60,169 words for my new novel and it is not yet close to being done (and it is only a backstory).

Reading

Since I focused so much of my time writing, I read a pitiful amount of books this month. There were even days that I didn’t read anything at all. *gasps* I know. What happened?!

  1. The Wildcat of Braeton (The Rise of Aredor: Book 2) by Claire M. Banschbach
  2. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy: Book 2) by Marie Rutkoski
  3. The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy: Book 3) by Marie Rutkoski
  4. Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe
  5. The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe
  6. To The River by Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Six of Crows (Six of Crows: Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo

The Wildcat of Braeton: I loved it! I’m sad now that it’s over. How can this be???

The Winner’s Crime: This was intense. So many lies and secrets. One slip and everyone could die. THAT CLIFFHANGER!

The Winner’s Kiss: I liked how this ended. It was surprising and unexpected. It was just what I could hope for from a trilogy full of strategy.

Six of Crows: This was so cool. A book about bad guys! Yeah, it was a cool twist on the normal type of story and I really enjoyed it.

So you see, a pitiful amount.

Currently, I’m reading:

  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

One Thousand Gifts: Again, I didn’t read any this month.

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: This is very interesting and sad. It is amazing how many miraculous stories there are out there that are actually true.

Music

Well, I listened to a lot by The Flashbulb. It’s just electronic music that is really great to write to.

And I’ve been listening to Hamilton almost every day. I am so very addicted. I love the story it portrays.

OtherThings

I SAW GLADIATOR!!! AND I LOVED IT JUST LIKE I EXPECTED I WOULD. I flail about it here. Gah!!!

I watched Star Trek Beyond the day it came out! It was so cool! I hadn’t even been expecting to see it. It was my first Star Trek movie that I’ve seen. I had watched a few episodes of the original tv show, but that was it for what I had see of Star Trek. But now that I saw the movie, I started really watching the show and I love it now.

There was such epicness (Is that even a word?) like this.

I finished the tv show Merlin! And now I understand why everyone’s upset at the ending. AGH!!! 😦 It was terrible.

Then I saw Jason Bourne the day it came out too! The whole time I was in the theater watching it, I couldn’t stop moving. I kept uncrossing my legs or crossing them or tapping my foot or something. It was so intense. It was really good.

Because everyone needs this gif.

So yeah, I got to see quite a few good movies this month.

How was your month? Did you do Camp NaNoWriMo? Did you see any of the new movies that came out? Tell me all the things!

-G. Paige 

 

It’s My One-Year Blogiversary!!!

It's MyBlogiversary!So I realized yesterday morning that it was my one-year blogiversary!!!

I had already had a post published for that day and I was too great of a procrastinator to scramble and write another. Life got in the way, you know. 😉 So I guess that today is really my one-year-and-one-day blogiversary. But we’ll just celebrate my blog reaching a year, okay?

To think that it was only a year (and one day) ago that I was at Amanda’s house and she was helping me set up my blog. It feels so long ago.

I have changed a lot since then.

I’ve liked writing more and more as I’ve blogged. I did NaNoWriMo for the first time mainly because of seeing all these bloggers do it. I ended up winning though I started SIX days late!

Then I tried Camp NaNoWriMo (for the first time) in April and I’m doing it this month! It is so fun and I’ve met so many great people! I hope to keep doing this for a long time.

So some fun things that have happened this past year (and in no particular order)…

  • Moving to Puerto Rico.
  • Getting more and more followers.
  • Getting all the sweet and encouraging comments.
  • Then getting those fangirl comments…they’re awesome.
  • Finding some great blogs!
  • Doing NaNoWriMo and winning!
  • Getting a Twitter account.
  • Buying books.
  • Doing Camp NaNoWriMo!
  • Making some great blogging friends.

Blogging friends I’ve made this past year…

From starting my blog, I’ve made so many blogging friends and found just some amazing blogs (Click on the link to see their blogs!)! Here’s to naming a few…

  • Shantelle – I have loved all our chats! You’re really an amazing person!
  • Katie – You are so fun! I love all our fangirl talks!
  • Aimee – You’re awesome. Your novel tore my heart out. And you have reawakened my love of Daredevil.
  • Anna – I love your blog and I need to read more of it. It seems we have a lot in common.
  • Jonathan – Your blog is awesome! I love your humor. And I love getting all your comments, they’re are just great.
  • Zac – I love your blog (You must blog more!) and you’re crazy Tweeting. It’s spectacular!
  • Wendy – You have made me laugh too many times to count. I can’t wait to read more on your blog!
  • Hannah – You are just so fantastic to talk too! I can’t wait to check out your blog more!

Some questions…

So I’m thinking of doing blog posts on random Saturdays about movies, tv shows, books, writing, maybe guest posts, etc. What would you think about that? Should I do it? Should I not? Do you have any other ideas? I would love to hear what you think!

Thank you!!!

Since I have started my blog, I have gotten 114 followers! More followers than I ever thought I’d get. Thanks you guys! This blog wouldn’t be here without you readers! You guys have made it so worth it!

It late and I’m signing off. Goodnight!

-G. Paige

 

 

Monthly High Points: June (Including Snippets of My Novel!)

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WritingI have only written a couple thousand this month, but I know I’m getting so so so close to the ending. So, do you want to know a bit about it? Well here is a short teaser of what my novel is about:

And this is about my main character, Anar:

A few sentences from my novel:

 

 

 

 

 

 So? What do you think? Are you interested in it? Tell me your thoughts!

I’ve come up with a new story to start with Camp NaNoWriMo which is starting this July. I have a goal of 50,000 words! I hope that I can do it and maybe more, but I’m not sure. I may just be going crazy. 😛

Reading

I didn’t get to many books this month, but I read some good ones.

  1. Rogue (The Paladin Prophecy: Book 3) by Mark Frost
  2. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 1) by Rick Riordan
  3. A Time to Die (Out of Time Series: Book 1) by Nadine Brandes
  4. The Rise of Aredor (The Rise of Aredor: Book 1) by Claire M. Banschbach
  5. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive: Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson
  6. House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus: Book 4) by Rick Riordan
  7. Unstrung (Unwind Dystology: Book 1.5) by Neal Shusterman
  8. Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction
  9. The Valley of Unrest by Edgar Allan Poe

I also read the Bible book The Song of Songs.

Rogue: It was a really disappointing ending. So many things were left undone.

The Sword of Summer: Really really good! I think this will be a better series than The Kane Chronicles!!!

A Time to Die: *screams like crazy* THIS WAS AMAZING! It was so different and beautiful.

The Rise of Aredor: I was not expecting to like this so much, but I did! It has this exciting and fun Robin Hood feel.

The Way of Kings: WHAT???!!!!! NO WAY! This book is probably the reason I didn’t get to as many books this month because it was like 1,200 pages LONG! But it was so good, and I can’t wait to get to the next one on my shelf. It is EPIC FANTASY!

House of Hades: This was good, but it had some inappropriate stuff (like one character having homosexual feels towards another) that I wasn’t fond of.

Unstrung: This was great, but it didn’t tie up all the loose ends of Lev’s story and it was too short. I MUST HAVE MORE!!!

Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon: Awesome. It was a great comic that portrayed Hawkeye really well. But there was some inappropriate things.

I am currently reading:

  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  • The Wildcat of Braeton (The Rise of Aredor: Book 2) by Claire M. Banschbach

One Thousand Gifts: I did not read any this month.

The Wildcat of Braeton: SO GOOD, OKAY?

Music

So…Aimee and Katie got me interested in the Hamilton (Broadway musical). So I listened to it on Spotify and was immediately hooked. I will warn you that there is little bit of language in almost every song. And some sexual stuff in a song or two. But besides that, I absolutely love it so much. I’m addicted.

And of course I’m listening to Twenty One Pilots. You didn’t think I wouldn’t mention it for once, did you? THEY HAVE A NEW SONG AND I MUST’VE LISTENED TO IT AT LEAST 5 TIMES IN A ROW!!! I LOVE IT!OtherThings

I finished the tv show Firefly. What a fun show! I can’t believe that it got cancelled after only the first season. It’s so sad.

But it was nice to watch the movie Serenity and see all the characters from Firefly.

Yep. That pretty much sums up the show and the movie.

-G. Paige