• Books

    REVIEW: The Blue Castle

    I’ve been wanting to read The Blue Castle for quite a while now, and my mom gave it to me for Valentine’s day. I went into it fully expecting to adore it.   I wasn’t disappointed! (Yay!)   It’s the best book I have read in a long time, and definitely a new favorite.¬†Once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. I might even like it more than Anne of Green Gables. *gasp*   It’s an adult novel, technically, but I think a lot of young adults would enjoy it. Although I probably wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers simply because I wouldn’t have understood it when I was, say,…

  • Life

    Birthdays, updates, and where has the time gone?

    1. My brother’s birthday was yesterday. He’s fourteen.   He told me I should write a blog post about how awesome he is, teasing me. so guess what? I am.* Kind of, at least. ; )   *90% of this is because it’s been a crazy few days and I don’t know what to post about. So why not post a random post full of nonsense? Maybe you’ll like it. I don’t know.   Birthdays have been quite prevalent this week. My brother’s party last Sunday, singing happy birthday to my brother and one of our friends in youth group on Wednesday, bringing balloons and leftover cupcakes to our co-op…

  • Journaling

    Journaling series no. 1

    The day is finally here.*   *Well yeah I’m being dramatic but it’s my blog. *grins*   I’ve wanted, since last year at least, to write a journaling mini-series. I’ve thought about starting a YouTube channel as well, but we’ll see if that happens. (Probably not. Don’t get your hopes up. And now I’m doing it!   I’ve been journaling since I was… six years old, I think? But it’s only been in the past two-three years that I’ve gotten really serious about it. I currently have a regular journal, bullet journal, Bible journal, and a dream journal… and I’m probably leaving something out. ; )     I’ll be…

  • Blogging,  Tags

    LIEBSTER AWARD 2017

    Hello all! I hope your* week’s been amazing and the weekend will be even better.   *Aaaand… we know I’m tired because I just used the wrong form of your. Thank goodness I can change things.   On to the post!   I was nominated for the Liebster Award by my dear friend Olivia at Important Nothings waaaaaaay back in December. She’s an AMAZING person and has a great blog that you should all go follow at once, after you finish reading this post, of course ;)… Really, it’s awful that I’ve taken so long to get around to it. Oh well. Can’t be helped now. *shrugs*   Also, I’m…

  • Inspire

    to the artist: just begin

    I know it’s hard to start.   There’s a blank page, a blinking cursor, white empty space that needs to be filled. I know there’s that pressure. You want to do it just right. You’re working towards your goals and you want to succeed this time.   Or maybe you haven’t even gotten to the point of starting. Maybe you’re trying to come up with that perfect idea, or the perfect thing to paint, or the words to go into that song you want to write, or the characters for the movie you’re going to make someday. Surely it’ll be easier on the weekend when you have time, right? Maybe…

  • Tags

    Q + A! (sunshine blogger tag + blue sky tag)

    So, today I’m doing two tags from ages ago that really should have gotten done sooner but I went on hiatus right after I was tagged for them. :’) I was tagged for the Sunshine Blogger Tag by Lisa, and the Blue Sky Tag by Allison. Lisa tagged me in September, and Allison tagged me in *cringes* August. Thanks, girls! I do love tags, it’s just that I haven’t had much time to do them.   They both have summery names, so I guess it’s ironic I’m doing them in the middle of winter. Oh well…   But I’m doing them now, so that counts for something??   Here we…

  • Writing

    introducing SNOWSTRIKE // in which I finally talk about my novella!!

    So hi, it’s me, and I’M TALKING ABOUT MY NOVELLA.   *shock all around*   I wrote a novella for the Rooglewood Press Snow White contest and I have been positively DYING* to tell you about it for months and months and yet I am only doing it now after the contest is over because #reasons. I have possibly never been so much in love with an idea and I have certainly never WANTED to tell it to somebody.   *YES WE ARE BEING DRAMATIC. I’m excited, okay??   See, if there’s a “secretive writer” stereotype, I BASICALLY AM THAT STEREOTYPE. I don’t tell anyone about anything until it’s all…

  • Blogging,  Life,  Writing

    2018 GOALS

    I’m sorry I’m so bad at introducing my blog posts. I promise, I am the worst at blog post introductions. One year, and I STILL haven’t gotten the hang of it.   Let’s try that again.   *swoops in with dark chocolate* HAPPY SATURDAY! Can you believe it’s almost the end of January?*   *it’s possibly even MORE unbelievable that I am JUST NOW posting my 2018 goals. #win   Since I am so awkward at blog post introductions, why don’t we just begin. writing¬† finish a novel. I’ve never, ever completed a full-length novel (middle grade, YA, or otherwise), and this is something I really want to do this…

  • Blogging

    FIRST BLOG ANNIVERSARY

    Guess what’s going to happen on Monday? . . . Okay, fine, the title probably gave it away, but IT’S MY FIRST BLOGIVERSARY.   *showers you with confetti and dark chocolate* *blasts 1950s dance music in the background*   I really can’t even believe it… it’s just so weird that my blog is a YEAR OLD. On one hand, it feels like I’ve been blogging forever. But on the other, it feels like I just started this blog and wrote my first post.*   *which we are NOT EVEN DISCUSSING in this post, all right?? No scrolling back in my archive. xP   So I don’t have a giveaway or…

  • Life

    2017 RECAP //

    HAPPY NEW YEAR.   Let’s all just pretend that Zane isn’t running way behind on her recap post and basically EVERYTHING kay thanks   I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. Now that I’ve submitted my novella to the Rooglewood Press contest*, I’m hoping to get back to a more… regular schedule? The final week before the contest was insane. XP   *whaaaaat yes I DID IT, hopefully there’s a blog post coming on this!   So here’s my yearly recap post. Hopefully it isn’t too long for you because IT IS A MONSTER OF A POST. A lot of things happened this year.   Wow. Writing definitely took me…