nano #2// i'm a lazy dragon so here are snippets


So. 
It's week three of NaNo. 

*nervously laughs*
*nervously checks word count*
*nervously flails cause i have like 5k to catch up on*

I FEAR FOR MY LIFE AND SANITY. School has taken a lot of my time. I guess I'm doing good considering the fact that I've only had maybe an hour or less each day to write. And the fact that I got stuck in some parts.
Okay, I'm not doing so well and to be honest I forgot to write down the amount for each day. And frankly, I'm too lazy to go back and do the math to calculate it all.
Yeah. I'm a really lazy dragon and now I'm just rambling.
So instead I WILL SHARE SNIPPETS OF THIS TRAGIC MESS OF BLOOD AND LIGHT AND FIGHTING DARKNESS.

word count as of now: 
22,261


(disclaimer: these are all unedited and JUST HORRID. ugh)

yessssss music. and cake. this part was like 75% happy 


lot's of run in's with monsters and the shadows 





THE FEARED DOWNERS *EVIL LAUGH* 



So the next few days I'm pushing hard to get lot's of words in. It would be nice to get done before the very end.......... #nope. But I'm trying hard. The story is coming together well. I've added lots of things since I half plotted this book. I've grown to LOVE the characters. Some more than others. 

how is NaNo going?!?!?!?! Are you done? Behind? ARE YOU FLAILING IN THE WATER? Do you have secrets to share on how to buy more time cause I can't find any.......


week #1 NaNo// i wrote 7k in a day, word sprints yes, and chai tea

Yes, I have survived the first week on NaNo.  NaNo has begun. YES IT IS HERE AND I WAS FREAKING OUT FROM LIKE 11PM TO 12AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD BE DOING THIS AND IS I WILL ACTUALLY SURVIVE. LIKE NANO COMES WITH

  • little sleep
  • stress
  • ugly first drafts 
  • lot's of typo's (i even spelt my own name wrong after a long word sprint ugh) 
  • and of course your fingers being on fire and YOUR STORY BLEEDING OUT ONTO PAPER. 
But here's a small recap of the first five days. 


day one// 7025
So. Abi was hosting the 5k1day and all (i would list them all but there were like 26 of us? and everyone did awesome) of us did so well it was LIKE AMAZING. 7k is the most I've done in a day. Later this month I'm hoping to maybe do a 10k day? I need more words. And all this happened cause:

  • more word wars than i can remember. the sprints on mywriteclub were amazing. I reached a new goal of 850 words in 20 minutes
  • motivation from fellow 5k people
  • SHOUTOUT TO MUSIC FOR GETTING ME THROUGH LIFE IN GENERAL and NaNo. 
  • oh yeah and chai tea it is seriously the best. i am loaded with boxes of tea bags. i have loved this stuff for a longgggg time. yes tea. 

actual conversation//

me: I'm gonna go sprint real quick
friend: okay let me get my shoes
me:
friend:
friend: oh you mean writing

But this was really starting to feel my story out. After all these words, my original plot had so many good elements added on. It's awesome and I'm really loving it.

day two// 169
I got Unblemished in the mail that day. yes i stopped for a book it's amazing so far ahhhhhhh.
Also, busy around the house with things.
It was an okay kind of day. Eh.

day three// 1981
Another busy day BUT I did two word sprints (20 minutes each) and got my day's worth in. GUYS if you want to write fast and are a competitive person, do the sprints. They work.


day four// 2312 
more sprints.
sprints. As you can tell, I am a really competitive person.
sprints.

dave five// 0
I AM GOING TO SCREAM FOREVER. AHHHHH.
OKAY. BUT SERIOUSLY.
I went to a Switchfoot/Relient K concert  It was the most amazing thing ever and gahhhh. I took way to many photos+videos and knew the songs wayyyyy to well. But it was amazing and i didn't do any words that day. :p Yes, i'll be annoying and put some of the not so good photos below.



oh and pineapple pizza 


Now I'm going to go maybe get lot's of words in. Lot's=maybe 3000?
I'm trying to get ahead. 
but how has NaNo been treating you all? what's happening? what's your word count? 



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purposeful pages// november edition


Amanda and I have been doing this since July. It has been really fun seeing y'alls replies and answers to the questions.
But we decided this wouldn't be best long term. So this will be the last edition of Purposeful pages. We tried to do a linkup. It was tons of fun. But in the summer it was a whole lot easier because there wasn't school and busy, busy life.
But THANK YOU for actually making this a thing we wanted to continue for the past few months.



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. 


How Can I Participate?
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.
Why Do We Call it Purposeful Pages?
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 // Is there an organization, website, or collaborative blog that you encourages you?

Question Two // When do you feel the most empowered to live life to the fullest?

Question Three // Who is an author that has impacted you deeply?

Question Four // Love. What Bible verse has shown you the depths of God’s love recently?

Question Five // What words do you love the sound of?

Question Six // When do you feel most alive?

Question Seven // How has blogging impacted you?

Question Eight // What do you wish you could tell your five-years-younger self?

Question Nine // When you think of joy, what comes to mind?

Question Ten // What kind of legacy would you love to leave?



tuesday I might have a NaNo week one wrap 
up for you guys.   maybe.  NaNo has been stabbing me. 


the silent songbird// a mute girl







Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again?
Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village.
Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them.
More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

  • It was a captivating story. Evangeline was a good character though I would have to say that Westley was my favorite one. 
  • There was quite a bit of action and suspicion on who was hurting Westley and almost drowned him. 
  • Evangeline being mute was really cool. I still felt like I could connect with her character even though the only person she whispered to was Muriel. 

  • I felt like this one wasn't her best. It moved really fast in the beginning and I felt like Westley and Eva never had that spark connection. You know like that moment when you're like I SHIP THESE TWO SO HARD. I shipped it but not enough. 
  • I felt like she got her a way a little to much and easily. SPOILER STARTS Like in the end when they are going after something and Evangeline is told to stay but ends up going with them. LIKE YOU COULD HAVE LOCKED HER AWAY. And of course she ends up saving the day with her long bow skills she apparently learned within hours? SPOILER ENDS 
  • The forced marriage stories all go the same way? A girl has to marry some rich old guy and she refuses. Of course the only options are to 1) Run awayyyyyyyyy and find some adorable lower class man to fall in love with 2) DIE. This story of course goes with the first option. 


I received this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for a review. 



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