Sunday, March 27

On weather bi-polarity, awards, and american accents.


-- it's excellent and highly entertaining :3

And now moving along to weather bi-polarity. I'm not sure where you beloved blog readers are, but I'm in Indiana, and when you're in Indiana, you tend to get blasted with all sorts of weather. Last week, we had temperatures in the 70s. The next day, it dropped to the 40s, and the day after that, it started snowing. From what I've seen of the forecasts in April, the bi-polarity's even worse. It's going from the 40s to the 70s to the 60s and back to the 40s in a time span of only 3-4 days. Ridiculous, right?

There's also another nice thing I'd like to mention. Brooke from her lovely blog, Paper Mountain, awarded me something! This is actually the second time, so I'd like to thank her for making my day. No more drowning in self-pity over my ridiculously short chapters! And without further ado, here are the additional requirements of this award:

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  2.  Pay it forward to fifteen other blogs you have newly discovered.
  3.  Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen. 
Unfortunately, I haven't exactly found many new blogs lately, but I will try my best to muster up some. So here are the rest of the lovelies:

- Kayleigh's Kaleidoscope
- Polariod Kill Joy
- Words in Silhouette
Muses of a Teenage Writer
- Overville

All right, 5 out of 15 isn't exactly great, but those are the newly discovered ones. Thank you again Brooke from Paper Mountain! I really appreciate this :D

Tuesday, March 15

Here I am!

I know it's been a pretty long time since I've last posted, and I'd like to say that it's because I've been busy with my writing and school work, and other productive stuff.

Except it's not.

What I have been busy with is reading, which is really nice and all since I barely have the time to read anymore. I finished Beautiful Creatures, Paper Towns, and Last Sacrifice. All really nice books (even though it took me a long time to get through Beautiful Creatures. the pacing was kind of off, in my opinion). Although reading hasn't been the only thing I've been up to. Reading's the only productive thing. Everything else I've done was completely unproductive, and my unproductiveness overpowers reading by a lot.

I still feel guilty. About not writing, I mean. Last time I posted, I said I was at around 87,000 words with my manuscript. Now I'm at 90,000.

A 3,000-advance is good and all, except for the fact that it took me about a month to accomplish this. Which is just really sad. I've found even more problems with my manuscript--like the fact that my chapters are really short, and the flow is always interrupted because it's so short. Good thing spring break is here though. I'll have more time to write.

I'd also like to blame it on my sickness. I've had this cold for a really long time, practically the whole entire winter. But, then again, I guess that's not really an excuse. I feel like this whole entire spring break is going to be really unproductive. But maybe if I write more, I'll feel better and less guilty.

- E