Let’s start the year off with a terrifying bang, shall we? After all, being a blogger is scary. And the more I write, the more I start to realize this. If only that made me any braver. But there are some things worth talking about, even if all you want to do is hide a hole with all your fluffy friends. There are a lot of sensitive discussions out there in terms of fiction and the books we obsessive over, but I never thought I’d really have too much trouble with them. After all, I’m a bit of a goody-two-shoes and don’t really like gettingRead More →

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!! Wow, 2017 is finally over and it’s time to welcome in 2018. There just something about a new year, something about that fresh start, a new beginning. No matter how bad it gets, we look forward to that moment in time where the slate feels wiped clean and we get to try it all over again. And 2017 got pretty bad. It’s also the time for goals and resolutions! Who doesn’t love this part? Feeling invincible, like we can move mountains while discreetly ignoring all the goals we forgot about last year. Oops. But hey, at least we forgot about themRead More →

My Writing Challenge for 2017 is coming to an end!! Honestly, I’m so weirdly excited about this. I started this year with a lot of hope and even more hesitation about what I wanted to accomplish. I didn’t create a lot of specific goals because I was worried that if I did I would become too overwhelmed and never finished anything. But I like charts and I like being organized, so I started small. In January I began my Monthly Book Draft Challenge, which was really just a way for me to keep track of how many words I’d written with the use of aRead More →

It’s about to get real up in here. Are you ready for it? NaNoWriMo just ended (cue the collective screams of exhaustion) and I’m not quite sure how to handle that. I mean, yes, I AM VERY HAPPY IT’S DONE. Because wow, even I was ready to stab myself in the thigh with a spork if I muttered the phrase NaNoWriMo one more time (which I just did twice in the span of three sentences. Omgggggg). But I also have a lot of mixed feelings too. Relief. Sadness. Doubt. Pride. Wait…pride? What? Okay, brace yourself for this, but my writing is actually pretty bad. Like,Read More →

I’m now on Bloglovin’! I know, welcome to 2017, right? Up until now I’ve been keeping track of my favorite blogs via my ancient Blogger account and getting mad when I accidentally comment using my old Google account. I know. I’m old, remember? But that’s okay, at least I still have my looks. So I finally decided to get hip and sign up for a Bloglovin’ account! It’s so easy to use and bright and clean and pretty, I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner! What was I so afraid of? Oh yeah. Technology. Anyway. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes! Add meRead More →

NOVEMBER IS OVER PEOPLE! I don’t think I have ever been quite so happy to have aged another 30 days. Wow. WOW. This month was something else. And by something else, I mean it was probably the best NaNoWriMo I’ve ever had. And if you still don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, then where have you even been? But really, I’m exhausted. I don’t want to get too into it since I’m sure there’ll be a million memes and beautiful questions to answer about how NaNo went (because obviously, you’re dying to know about my novel), so I’m actually going to keep this month’s Book Draft Challenge check-in brief. Don’tRead More →

I think NaNoWriMo is trying to kill me. It’s the final week of November. I’m not sure how much more of this I can handle. I know, I love NaNoWriMo and it’s amazing and blah blah blah. Ugh. Can November be over already? Okay, it’s not so bad. I can do this. Truth is, you’d think after 10 years (am I getting older every time I post?) of participating in NaNo I would learn to expect the exhaustion at this point. Maybe it’s because it’s been over 5 years since I’ve actually come this far in my word-count, or maybe it’s just because I haveRead More →

Have I mentioned that writing synopsis’ is hard? Because it is. Like, really, really hard. For some reason trying to condense 60k+ words down to a couple of a paragraphs is ridiculously difficult. Who knew? Oh, and it not only has to be short, but also interesting, snappy, and not give too much information away. Yeah. I know. My life is so difficult. Ahem. I know I could just be patient and wait until I have a super amazing synopsis to share with you, but I won’t lie, I’m just kind of in love with this novel, okay? I’ve been so excited to work onRead More →

It’s time for another Beautiful Books post! You know, that glorious, glorious meme hosted by Cait @ PaperFury & Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Check it out. It’s glorious. Like last month, this month’s meme is all about our current progress on NaNoWriMo, and since that’s one of my favorite subjects around here (and I was planning on checking in at some point anyway), naturally, I had to join in. I won’t even lie, trying to juggle NaNo and blogging at the same time is totally NOT my jam, I really should have been better prepared for this. It’s not like I was talking about NaNo ALLRead More →

NaNoWriMo. That’s all. Yes, it has begun! We’re in full NaNoWriMo season around here. At this point, it’s difficult to open my mouth without something pertaining to NaNoWriMo popping out. Oh, you like to write? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? You’re planning for Thanksgiving? Have you factored in NaNoWriMo time? You love soft, adorable, fluffy bunnies? Guess what? NaNoWriMo is filled with them! (well, of the plotting variety anyway) And it’s not too late to join! It could be November 29th and it still wouldn’t be too late! But maybe you still have doubts. Maybe you’re still hesitant or nervous or have twenty newborn bunnies toRead More →