full full full// i am halfway done plotting my book + NaNoWriMo!!!!!!!!! + me excited about books as always

what's that confused bundle in the corner wondering WHERE THE YEAR HAS GONE ACK? Oh wait that's me.....
it's already November. 
and that's kind of scary.
especially since NaNo is a couple days away (and guess who isn't done plotting) + the year is endingggggggg.

  • i started the series up unfortunate events Which I AM NOW SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE NETFLIX SHOW FOR IT COMING IN JANUARY!!!!!!!!
  •  currently (ha currently i'm such a procrastinator) plotting my NaNo book that you can read about here 
  • and lots of other hannah things 
  • now i'm being weird 

read: 8 books (Jane Eyre, The Last Thing I Remeber, The Long Way Home, The Truth of The Matter, The Final Hour, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window)

and I'm getting closer to my goal of 100 books!

BUT I GOT MY A TIME TO RISE SWAG AHHHHHHH. all my stuff looks so pretty together. just so beautiful. btw go get all those books because they are amazing. JUST DO NOW AND ORDER THEMMMMMMM. 

  • I'm drafting Scarlet.  Well at least trying to. It's a mess and so am I. I also should be writing the sequel during NaNo, but ha I can sit and wait to do that for a while. But the small bit I have drafted and re written is JUST AMAZING IT'S COMING OUT SO WELL. After I'm done I might be asking for beta readers? Maybe. Don't hold me to it. 
  • I'm also going to be plotting like 3 other books after NaNo. ack. I have way too many ideas and not enough time. Pinterest is at fault for this. I find good photos and BAM I have like 3 new ideas + a dragon flying around my room. Okay, there aren't really dragons, but I wish. 
  • I have about 13 books on hold at the library. Taking advantage of them. *evil laugh* 
  • BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS ACK. I have like 700 tbr on Goodreads. WHYYYYYYY. 
  • Pinterest needs a shut-off button so during NaNo I don't end up failing because I'm pinning things for other books. 
  • I'm planning survival tactics for NaNoWriMo cause HOW WILL I SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE?!?!?! Okay: chai tea, chocolate, food in general, soundtracks, etc. 
  • I'm hoping to do some weekly NaNo updates? (yessssss all these things are about writing my book ack help me I might be freaking out) 


let's talk about y'all. how has your month been? are you doing NaNo? What books have you been loving?!?!?!?! Hm? Let's just talk about alllllll the things. 

nanowrimo is the best and worst thing ever // feat. me stressing, and a bit about my novel 'the second misery'

We all know cause it’s stressing everyone out. or maybe just me
But still, NaNoWriMo is approaching too quickly for comfort*. 
Writing 50k words in like thirty days sounds like fun. 
and at the same time like suicide. 

I was debating whether or not to do a post cause everyone seems to be doing one but, I WANT TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT MY BOOK. It's a fantasy about twin sisters and blood and fighting. and stabby things in Russia. 
I usually dabble in the sci-fi area but I'm trying out fantasy cause it just looks like so much fun + this idea hit me like woah. 

I've stolen** a few questions from the beautiful books link up hosted by paper fury and further up and further in to tell y'all a bit about my novel. 

*i could really use another week. two, three? aghhhhhhh
**yes i am a thief. 

The Secret garden was the main inspiration. I saw it on the shelf at the library and a bunch of things* popped into my mind.
Before (actually a few weeks ago), it was going to be a retelling of the Secret Garden + Peter Pan, but it has turned out to be inspired by the garden aspect of the Secret Garden and a few other things.
Pinterest helped a lot with the idea.
But it was mostly my crazy mind...... half the time I'm scared of myself because of all the weird ideas.

*those bunch of things included stabbing, creepy gardens, sisters, and war 

It really is a mess right now. I’m currently plotting. Yay!!!!!!!!! Actually not yay. I have LIKE TWO WEEKS HELP ME I’M GOING NUTS GAHHHHHHHHHHHH
I wish I had an official blurb ready for the public…… but that is a mess as well. So I’ll do the next best thing, a list!!!!!! 

  • YA fantasy ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • and it's in Russia 
  • Twin sisters. This kingdom has a tradition to remove twins at the exact same time at the expense of the mother's life. 
  • So when they turn 19, ha guess who get’s the throne? Well, nobody till blood is split cause due to the exact timing of birth, they have to fight to be queen.
  • So the sisters are all out ready for this month long misery inflicting battle in the creepy garden where one will come out at the top and be queen. 
  • There’s sass
  • Maybe pirates and dragons? But definitely ravens+weird long lost kings+tea time+war war war+talking trees.
  • One of the illusionists in the group accidentally mind controls a fox who steals all their food #sad 
  • After blood shed and stabby things, there’s love, redemption, and 99% chance of feels. Because things kind of work out. Tbh I actually don’t know how it’s ending yet.  *Evil laugh* 
  • There’ll also be desserts, weird costume parties, and foxes 

black rain, dark green tree's, scratches on pale flesh, gold embellishments on everything, dark fog, lonely souls, love-starved kids, shadows that snatch, stone hearts, fur coats, blood.

Well, the readers will have feels.
But on the serious side, it's a story of how family bonds can't really be broken, and if they are there's  always love in your heart for those who share your blood. It's true love.
Not true love with a prince or soldier, but sisters*
and extracting darkness from your heart and being filled with light.
A lot of tiny messages and themes really. And I'm still plotting so it's not all put together yet.

*don't you dare associate this with frozen......frozen has nothinggggg to do with this. 

are you doing nano? what's your novel about?!?!?! are you stressed out about doing 50k words?!?!?

h a n n a h


things people say when you mention that you're a writer

You can get a lot of reactions when you tell people you're a writer.
Either they get it or they don't.
But they aren't writers themselves so we shouldn't expect them to understand our flails and sobs. Hm?

We writers actually have a life. We create people from thin air and build worlds. We in fact do other things beside's write and such. Sometimes we will blog, read, cry over drafts, and interact (actually scream at) with writer friends about our problems. We are COMPLETELY SANE.

Okay. Okay.
I'm still trying to figure out a messed plot so I have no plans for being the most popular ever for now**. :p

*who wouldn't stress over a big mess of letters that make sense to only youuuuuuuuu
**of course world domination will come later right? 
Maybe...? Can you do backflips and slay your enemies? Can you eat excessive amounts of food in a contest for no reason?
If you can maybe, but for now let me create people that I built on slowly and with beauty.  Plus you might not like the way I portray you. Just sayin'.

*actually none of my characters do this......             
If you let me, I'd devour the whole bookstore* and still ask for more. I am forever hungry for books and other people crave more as well. 

*i crave bookssssssssss

My head?
No really. 
People talking, people doing things, their faces, songs, other books, pinterest, and soooooo many other places. 
and it's exciting when we get amazing idea's so if you think I'm crazy, I don't care. We don't care. 
IT'S A PARTY IN OUR MINDS 98% OF THE TIME. It's not like I'm a dry well of useless thoughts. (and sorry not sorry. had to use the twenty one pilots gif) 

what do people say when you mention you're writer lifestyle? is it sometimes funny? do you wish people would understand your ways? Talk to meeeeeeeeeee.

h a n n a h

september party and books

September ran off rather quickly. Sprinted is more like it. 
This year is flying by so quickly like *whoosh* This year doesn’t know that I’m not ready for us to be so close to next year and agh. 
It’s October. 
Tbh I’m not ready for October? Like there’s still September things to be done. Actually no. I want October because book and movie releases but we can rant about that later. 

My copy of ‘A Time to Rise’ has been delivered. I repeat IT IS HERE. Yes it’s 2 weeks early*. I’m not going to complain. *Shrugs* 
BUT I’M JUST FREAKING OUT. AHHHHHHHHHH. I may or may not have skipped about squealing because I couldn’t produce a coherent scream. 

I got a small and over all adorable also now my consent companion and squishy ukulele
I’m going to be re painting it (coffee bean shade of brown) since I’m not loving the Hawaii theme plus it’s scuffed up and I want it to look beautiful since it’s my baby. 
Ha, I’m excited to jam like Tyler Joseph and run around the house doing screamo ukulele music**. 

Tangy scent overwhelming the small open barn. Unexpected cool weather and fragments of fried apple pies

I was browsing music, saw it, and ha no joke had it down after three rounds. I may or may not have listened more than three times? 10? 20? 50? I lost count after a while. Also how did I miss it’s release?!?!?!? #horriblefan
Also I’m still waiting for the ‘Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children’ sound track. And wanting to see the movie.

*Maybe amazon knew I was suffering from the wait? 
**No, I don’t normally scream and run around the house***. But with a uke, maybe I’ll try
***Hahahaha actually I do. #ATime2Rise

Hello, my name is hannah and I’m trying to write three books and draft oneYes that is the stupidest thing ever. But my main attention is on The Never Never Boy and the draft. The others are secondary. Also school is drowning my writing. 

BUT NANOWRIMO IS A MONTH AWAY. AHHHHHHHH. I have a somewhat organized idea of what I’m doing? But let’s all freak out because I’m already just having hair pulling madness. 

I wrote like 5k for The Never Never Boy (which is a peter pan, the secret garden, and few other things mushed togther into a dark fantasy in an india like setting with possible sci fi touches? it's weird + also the name is a pun? I don't know actually....... it popped up in my mind and I laughed.)

Not the best writing month ever but #school. And maybe a scattered 2k each on two other projects. Also drafting 
I can’t talk about it yet. It requires therapy. 

Guys, I think I took an accidental hiatus thing this month. But I’ve been busy with school, work around home, and writing of course. Also I did see all the wisteria writer tags I was tagged in and I plan on doing a large mush of them all in one this month. But I will confess that I've been horrible at ready y'alls posts and commenting. I'll catch up soon.

10 books for the month!!!
I’m maybe forty something books away from a hundred which means over ten a month for the next three months. 
will not fail especially with all the amazing ones releasing soon. Next year I want to do more* I must prove my power to myself. 
But I got some ok, 7 Lemony Snicket for a dollar each**. Ahhhhh. Book deals are the best. Also some Ted Dekker and other things. 

*More as in 120-150 depending on me
**Flea market find. Also, it’s only books 1,2,3,5,8,9, and 12. But I’ll find the rest. 

Who else is doing NaNo? Are you late in planning? Did September flash by for you? Are you drowning in school? What books are you looking forward to? How is everythinggggggg? 

purposeful pages october edition

  • (Answering the question, What Exactly is Purposeful Pages?) Purposeful Pages is a monthly link-up designed to unite bloggers on answering questions about life, blogging, the Bible, writing, and books. 
  • Purposeful Pages is live on the first Saturday of every month for you to jump in whenever you want, until the next set of questions is up. Anyone can join at any time.
  • You are more than welcome to submit questions for an upcomng edition of Purposeful Pages to Scattered Journal Pages or Furious Ever Afters via the contact forms on scatteredjournalpages.com (Amanda’s blog) and/or furiouseverafters.blogspot.com (Hannah’s blog). 
 Directions for Participation
  • Link back to Hannah and Amanda’s blogs at the beginning of your post, and insert the Purposeful Pages header image (meme).
  • Copy and paste the description of Purposeful Pages above, under “What Exactly is Purposeful Pages?”
  • Answer the questions; if you don’t feel comfortable answering a question or it doesn’t apply to you, feel free to go on to the next one instead.
  • Comment on one of the girls’ blogs with the link to your post so they can check it out.

The Reason for the Name:

  • We call it Purposeful Pages because we believe that life should be purposeful in every way. In what we read, what we write, and how we live, we believe that purpose is important. Additionally, every blogger is a writer in their own way, and blogging is a way to share “pages” of our lives with others.

Question One // What is something (or who is someone) that has encouraged you to grow in your faith?
Question Two // Has blogging showed a side of you that you normally don't see? 
Question Three // What inspires your “creative genius?”
Question Four // Why do you write?
Question Five // Your house is on fire, and you only have time to save one thing. Do you grab your hand-written manuscripts or your cat? 
Question Six // If you could ban any book, which one would it be, and why?
Question Seven // What is your Myers-Briggs personality type (if you know it), and what unique aspect of your personality makes you who you are?
Question Eight // Did you have any kind of “breakthrough” point in your life, whether it had to do with writing, blogging, art, or anything else? If so, would you like to share about it?
Question Nine // Are there any hobbies that you have that don’t fit the stereotypical you?
Question Ten // Even if you haven’t written an official life purpose statement, can you tell us in a few sentences what you feel called to do with your life right now?

h a n n a h

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