(aka…life starts again)
I want to say something really profound here but nothing comes to mind xD All I can say is life is picking up speed and happening and it’s really beautiful.
(if you noticed something different about the blog—hold on. I’ll get to that)
September was an interesting month for writing. I started the first draft of my new WIP, When Real Lies, only to get halfway through and realize I hated it.
Heh. Yeah. It happened.
Though I never thought it was possible, I really pushed the envelope on this thing called “the suspense of disbelief” that makes stories believable; mine was getting really out there. On top of that, I felt as though I’d forced it to fit in a little box so it could be exactly what I wanted it to be. And stories, as writers know, have a mind of their own, and when we don’t let them have a mind of their own, they become terribly dry.
So I scraped those 40,000 words, took three days to re-outline in a very abbreviated manner, and restarted the draft. I pleased with how it’s turning out right now, especially because the theme = awesomeness and it’s in first person present tense *bounces*
Now, wait, you may be thinking. Isn’t NaNoWriMo coming up? And you just started a draft…?
Yes. At the moment, I should still be doing NaNo. Hopefully I’ll finish When Real Lies a week before November, and plot my new idea until NaNo begins. What that new idea will be, I honestly don’t know. I had one I got at Realm Makers, but it requires a ton of world-building I won’t have time to do. Last Friday I got a new one that sounds appealing…so yeah.
I’m just going with the flow at this point xD
I only got one book in—Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. I was rereading a couple other ones as well, then one for school, and then I spent a lot of time with the Bible.
So how was Wuthering Heights? Let’s just say that it has inspired several dark scenes in my new WIP. 😉
Yes, now I will explain the unannounced alterations to my blog:
I moved it to WordPress.
Horrors, I actually did! xD I’d been thinking of moving to a self-hosted platform for a while now, and finally picked up the nerve to do it (kinda. My mom can attest to my freaking out and hyperventilating). Everything that was on the blogspot blog is now here, save a few comments on the pages and such.
If you’re a public follower, I would appreciate it if you could give me a follow by email. 🙂 I’ve had some issues transferring the RSS feed for my public followers. Hopefully I can figure that out soon, but in the meantime, please follow by email. Current email followers are already switched over from blogger.
I’m still learning how this all works, so there might be a few glitches and stuff, and most likely some more renovation to my pages. I have realized that all of my posts have weird formatting right now, so I’ll be working on fixing those.
Now for my posts:
O T H E R A W E S O M E P O S T S
Julia gave the most inspiring message
Sarah asks why prayer is so complicated bc it really shouldn’t be
And Jane started an author website! It’s awesome and so is she so go give her some virtual pizza <3
Life was so…beautiful…this month that I can only sum it up in the following randomness.
– me reading book analysis assignment last year: THIS IS TORTURE HELP
Me reading book analysis assignment this year: OMW THIS IS LIKE THEME AND CHARACTER ARCS LITERATURE IS MY FAVORITE SUBJECT.
– gone for 13490 runs on the beach and just stop when I think no one is looking and twirl around #joy.
– the water was rose gold. See below:
– it’s fall. And it’s 80 degrees where I am. Booooooo.
– Mom: I was praying and God gave me a word: Soulcial
Me after a pause: so we’re soulcialists?
God has the greatest sense of humor
– realization that God calls us to be faithful, not always successful in the world’s eyes, and doing the little things He asks of us is more pleasing to Him than doing big things to try and win His favor. Spoiler alert: we already have it. He just asks us to trust Him as unconditionally as He loves us.
– I’m taking Latin classes at my church and legit love it so much.
– I also started something akin to spiritual journaling, or, as I dub it “a soul diary.” Every night, I jolt down thoughts and realizations I’ve had about God throughout the day. Sometimes they’re really simple, or they’re something pretty deep that He must have given me. I’ve put doing this as more important than bullet journaling, which I think is the best decision I’ve ever made. Thirty years from now as I look back at my journals, I am going to be struck by the significance of riding a bike for forty-five minutes on such and such path? Probably not. But these thoughts I’m writing down will mean something. They also help me realize when/how I’m growing closer to God.
THINGS TO COME
– NaNoWriMo. We’ll see about that 😛
– my one year blogversary! SAY WHAT?!?! I KNOW. I can’t believe I’ve actually been a part of this awesome community for nearly a year.
I forget the exact date I started my blog (#oops), but I’m planning a celebration post on the 28th. Aaannd I was thinking of doing another vlog! So please ask me (multiple!) questions in the form below! Seriously ask anything. I know I kept it writing-related for my July vlog, but this one is free for all 😉
And that was my month! Fall is officially underway, and I’m happier than a clam…at high tide (apparently the clams get eaten when it’s low tide, so they’re happy at high tide?)