Upon randomly coming up with this title, I knew I had to have this as a blog post. But what is this post about? My thoughts on why it's hard to read and write, and easier to get distracted with video games or the phone. When reading a book, you have to concentrate. You have … Continue reading Interplanetary Travel Takes Time and Effort
Yeah. Happy 4th (if you're American)! While the Brits angrily drink their tea and stew in the fact that they aren't allowed to have Memes any longer, we will celebrate our freedom with fireworks and... lots of drinking. Because nothing says patriotism like alcohol! But also BBQs and vacations and everything that means freedom. So, … Continue reading Happy 4th of July!
That's the truth that not many understand, and the truth that those who write feel. Writing is not beautiful. Writing is coffee stained, ink smudged notebook papers full of ineligible scribbling. Writing is knowing the perfect word and being forced to use ten in its place and losing the concentration because your brain isn't cooperating. … Continue reading Writing Isn’t Beautiful
LIKE WHY IS IT SO MUCH FUN? I am a total sucker for fantasy, and if that fantasy has one of those special, hand-drawn ancient maps like so... then, by George, it's even better than it was! I love fancy fantasy maps so much. I actually made my own (I would show you, but I … Continue reading WHY IS WORLD BUILDING SO MUCH FUN?
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini ** Warning, this review does contain small spoilers** The Kite Runner is the story of Amir, a Sunni Muslim, who struggles to find his place in the world because of the aftereffects and fallout from a series of traumatic childhood events. An adult Amir opens the novel in the present-day United … Continue reading Book Review: The Kite Runner
Hello! If you're visiting the blog today, for whatever reason it might be, you may have noticed the newsletter pop up in the corner! I have officially created a newsletter using MailChimp, and you can sign up now! Your birthday is not required, but it is useful so I can treat you for your special … Continue reading Newsletter is Out!
"Lightning whipped across the sky, washing the room in a blinding, white light, followed closely by a thunder that rumbled the house. I continued to stare at the ceiling, breathing quietly, listening. Something had woken me up, but I wasn’t quite sure what it was..." In my "HEY ITS MAY 9TH" goals post, I mentioned … Continue reading ‘Blood’: That One Book I Was Talking About
It's May 9th! I bet'cha didn't know that, did ya? Well now you do! Aren't I helpful? I bet I am! You're welcome for remembering! The picture used in here isn't mine, unfortunately, but is definitely gorgeous and credit goes to whoever did it because I don't know! So, how did those goals go? As … Continue reading It’s May 9th!
In my February post about goals, I had mentioned wanting to get to 50,000 words before the end of the three months, in hopes of achieving my goal of publishing a book (traditionally) before I go to college. At the end of last week I reached 25,000 words! I don't know if I'm behind schedule, … Continue reading Update On Word Count!
Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School! For Babymouse, middle school is like a monster movie. You can never be sure who's a friend and who's an enemy, and the halls are filled with mean-girl zombies. Instead of brains, the zombies hunger for stuff- the perfect wedge sandals or the right shade of sparkly … Continue reading Book Review: Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!