After missing a whole week of blogging, I am finally back at it. I didn’t have many ideas for today, so I hope that you all enjoy this! Please leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!Read More »
Once again, it’s time for one of those monthly high points posts. Wow, I can’t believe that it has already been a month. In some ways, I feel like April was SO long ago. It other ways, I can’t believe that tomorrow will be June. Like seriously? I’m still doing school.Read More »
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 »
Wow. This had been a crazy month. There has been so much rush rush rush.Read More »
So. Life.Read More »
Today, I’m here to flail my Marvel side. *squeals* I love about anything Marvel.
Last Saturday, I got the chance to watch Captain America: Civil War for the second time. It was fantastic since it was too long since I’d scene it in theaters. I think it was even better seeing it the second. I flailed. I squealed. I screamed. And I flailed to Katie during at least half of this movie (It was AWESOME!).Read More »
You may be wondering why I have a photo with cupcakes on it. Well, I just wanted to give you the craving for cupcakes like the evil person I am. *evil laughter* No, that’s wasn’t why (though I kind of wish that it was). It was because this month I had my birthday!Read More »
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.
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).
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?!
- The Wildcat of Braeton (The Rise of Aredor: Book 2) by Claire M. Banschbach
- The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy: Book 2) by Marie Rutkoski
- The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy: Book 3) by Marie Rutkoski
- Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe
- To The River by Edgar Allan Poe
- 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.
— Gabriela Paige (@GabrielaPaige99) July 23, 2016
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.
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.
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!
Okay, so here is my first fun and random Saturday post! I’m going to call these posts ‘Smashing Saturdays’! Fun, right? 😉 (I randomly found the word in the dictionary and liked it.) I’m so excited to do this! So let’s get started!