All right, all right, fine. I’ll admit it: I didn’t actually write a blog post for today yesterday.
The past week has been . . . um . . . well, it’s been something, all right. XD And it wasn’t a very good week for writing. As you can probably tell by my lack of an existence in Cyberspace lately, I really haven’t been online very much. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing, I guess. Good, because I’ve been stepping away from the screen to actually do things with people and catch some fresh air instead of sitting holed up in my room all day, but bad because I miss my friends and I miss writing ALL OF THE WORDS and I’m almost laughably behind on the blogosphere. So. Yeah. Fun times we’re having over here.
But, instead of just letting this week slip past without any sort of blog post, I decided to do something simple and fun: MUSIC!
Because everyone listens to music, right?
So today I’m going to be bringing you 5 songs that I’ve been listening to recently-ish! One of them is from my everlost playlist (thus the ish) One is from my SK playlist. Two are songs that I’ve just randomly fallen in love with recently. And one has a vocalist that could literally be a dead ringer for one of my characters (*coughpotentiallyfromEVcough*). I’ll link all of them down below (in fact, you might be able to listen to them just from this page) but I will NOT be telling you which song is which.
Because apparently we’re turning this into a game now. (I’m so nice.)
So let’s get right into it, shall we? See if you can figure out which song comes from what. . .Read More »
I’ve been a writer for quite a while now, and over the course of the many years in which I’ve labeled myself with that most auspicious title, I’ve learned a thing or two. Especially within the past few years, when I’ve really started to take my writing–and my writing career–seriously.
So today I thought I would share just a couple of these little lessons and tidbits with you all! Because that sounds fun, apparently.
Today I realized I have 24 posts in my WordPress folder. TWENTY. FOUR. That is a TON of posts, you guys. That’s 24 things that I’ve started writing, and then just . . . stopped. For no apparent reason other than I got distracted from/bored with/forgot about the topic.
And if that doesn’t describe me in a nutshell, I really don’t know what does.
So today, I thought I’d take a moment to clean out my drafts folder. (you know. since it’s getting pretty drafty in there. aha. hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. okay, i’m done. no more draft jokes) I’m tired of looking at 24 posts and having nothing to write, and I’m ready to fill this thing up with some topics that actually interest today’s me.
Of course, I won’t be going through ALL of the 24 draft topics. Some of them still look relatively interesting, and I want to hang on to a few of them for just a little bit longer. (because I am a sentimental squirrel, apparently.) But I am tossing a few posts into the trash today, so let’s talk about those, shall we?Read More »
In honor of my current leapfrog of original posts VS. tags, I decided that today would be yet another good day to do a taggish kind of post. I also realize that I’ve been doing a lot of tags lately, but it’s becoming rather apparent that first drafting a book–A.K.A. literally pulling a nonexistent story straight up out of my brain meats and smearing it across a page–requires quite a TON of inspiration and brain power. So when it finally comes time to draft a blog post, I just kind of . . . flail.
But don’t worry, guys. I’m working on some super fun blog posts as we speak!
and also I’m running out of tags to do. *weeps silently*
Anywho, the magical bean, Kinsey (<< LOOK, KINSEY! OUR NAMES ALMOST MATCH! [have I mentioned this before? I feel like I’ve mentioned this before…]) from over at Over The Withers recently tagged me for the Behind The Blogger Book tag, and since I’m far too exhausted from working on SK to even think about working on any of the multiple blog posts I’ve got cooking up in my drafts folder, I thought we’d take a stab at it!
I feel like today’s a let’s-do-a-tag kind-of-day. And what better tag to do on a beautiful May day than the Spring Cleaning Tag? It has Spring. It has cleaning. I think it has something to do with writing. And also it gives a section for organizing your writing goals, which is something that I’ve been seriously wanting to talk about for quite a while now, so this tag sounds like perfection, yes?
You might have noticed there was no post last week.
Aha. Yeah. This was due to many things, but the majority of it was that Easter weekend was a whole lot busier than I had bothered to anticipate for, which left little to no time for writing my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, let alone blogging. So I just . . . didn’t blog.
. . . oops?
But honestly, taking a little break was probably the best thing to have happened to me all month, you guys. The first two weeks of Camp NaNoWriMo were a complete disaster (more on that to come, of course), and I just seriously needed to take some time off and breathe a little bit. And due to my unexpected absence last week, I feel a whole lot more refreshed and ready to take on both the writing and blogging worlds once again.
So let’s talk about what’s been happening this month, shall we? I think there’s quite a bit we need to go over.
About three million years ago, I was tagged by Penny from over at A Southern Belle With Stories To Tell(is that not the most amazing blog name ever, or what???) for her very own tag–The Star Wars Character Tag!
Now, I had intended to do this tag a lot sooner than I am–because it’s STAR WARS and CHARACTERS and WRITING all jumbled up into one thing???? what’s not to love about this????–but, as always, life decided to get in the way and crush all my bloggerly hopes and dreams. But I’m here now, so hopefully that makes my tardiness acceptable.
GUYS! I am so beyond thrilled to be able to be a part of the lovely blog tour (the first blog tour I’ve ever been a part of, actually. . . AHAHAHAHAHAHAHELPME) for the SUPER exciting new website run by Arielle, Faith, and Christine*–Fairy Tale Central! This is just my little intro to let you all know that I’m jumping on the blog tour bandwagon, but the actual post–*points down*–will tell you all you need to know about the new site, give links to its social media accounts, and all that exciting jazz that you’re actually interested in reading.
But first, I’d love to take just a few moments of your time to add a couple of my own thoughts to this post. Because WHY NOT, am I right???? Aha. Hahahahaha. *nervous laughter intensifies*Read More »