Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#1 and #2 and #3

I am trying to plan and plot a novel, but it's not working. #1. I don't usually plot as much as I am, so it's a bit foreign. #2. I can't figure out whether or not to use first person POV or third person.
#3. When I opened a new document to start writing, I couldn't think of anything to say that would start off this novel the way I want it.
Uhg, writing is hard. Well, it depends on where I am in a novel, and the novel's premise. Sometimes the first sentence can be the easiest thing, and other times the hardest.
Anyway, after staring at my screen in desperation, I decided to write a short story off of a random pic. I chose one that had sparked my interest and started to write. After only 250 words, I couldn't keep going. The words were only halfway okay, and the mood was dull and just not something I wanted to continue. Maybe this is a good chance for me to start editing? Maybe. Yeah. I think I'll just edit mercilessly without a care in the world. Editing, here I come.

Okay, I went out in the woods for a while to read in the sun. While I was there, I started to get ideas for my novel and scenes popping into my head. Now I'm leaning towards writing again. I keep going back and forth between editing and writing. I need to just pick one, and stick with it.

Last night we went to Edmond's beach again. The sunset was stunning. The sky was a soft, pastel blue. The clouds soft and wispy, curling around the colors from the sun. Pink and yellow were streaked across the horizon, sails of boats silhouetted in the distance. It was a gorgeous walk across the beach with my entire family. Bethany was taking pictures like crazy, and Ben started a sand war. It was a lot of fun.

Come May, I think I'll do something that my sister challenged me to do. A picture a day. Now, it doesn't necessarily have to be taken by me, but it has to somehow relate to my day or whatever.

Anywho, I'm really wanting to watch the latest Agents of Shield. So...BYE!
Toodlepip

Monday, April 27, 2015

Robin Hood Feels

I started watching a show called, "Brain Games". It's pretty cool and I've been wanting to give it a shot for a while. I decided to watch it now because I finished Robin Hood last night. I'm angry. i am very angry.
Spoilers: I can't believe my favorite characters died. I mean, for the longest time I disliked Allen because he had betrayed them, but then in the last couple episodes it shows how much he's really changed and he became one of my favorites again. Well, guess what happened? When the gang found the burlap sack with something inside it, I was whispering, "Not Allen. Not Allen. Not Allen." and it was Allen. When Gisbourne died, he was just really starting to stay good! Uhg, I think the deaths were very well placed and well done, but I'm still upset.
And now we come to Robin. I don't even wanna...I'm just...I can't...
This death was horrid. I was quite upset. And I just...uhhhh. I wish it didn't have to end. It was such a fun show. And Robin never got that dream of his, to settle down and have a family. I swear, all the shows that I watch end in heartbreak in one way or another. It's the worst.

Psych is awesome. I think that it's such a great balance of humor and action and drama and mystery. I think that I will be very sad when this ends, as always.

Well, I know this post is more on the short side, but I'm hungry. And still mad about Robin Hood.
Toodlepip

Friday, April 24, 2015

TheMoreYouKnow

Okay, I've always wondered of yawns are actually contagious. A lot of people say they are, but I don't see how they could be. They don't carry any virus' or anything like that... Maybe it's a subconscious thing.
Huh, apparently yawning is linked to the part of our brain that controls empathy and the need to connect with others. That's why yawning is "contagious." Yawning can start with someone being tired and then it goes on and on. Huh,

I'm on the third season of BBC's Robin Hood, and I can't help but say this.
I love the Prince. I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't like him because he's evil and oppressing all of England while his brother is away, but he's just so dang despicable that you have to love him. He's so ridiculous and horrible that I adore him. He's positively wonderful in the worst way possible.
And then there's Guy of Gisbourne. He is my favorite character. Well, one of them. (Caution: Spoilers) Off and on I would like him, then hate him, then love him again. But when he killed Marian...I was sure that I would hate him forever and I would never find any redeeming qualities in him. There was an episode where he was very kind to a prisoner, and I couldn't help but "Awww." Because he's so evil and despicable, but he has his moments of humanity and kindness. I have decided that he is wonderful. He's a complex character and I like that. The characters that are all evil really irk me sometimes.
I've grown quite attached to this show, minus the historical inaccuracies and costumes...etc. Overall it is wonderful and when it is over, I will miss it.

It took me longer than I care to mention to realize that Gisbourne was actually Thorin. I knew that they were both played by Richard Armitage but it didn't click.

These past three days have seemed so busy and full. That's good because I like busy, but it's odd. My day's are usually so laid-back and flexible, but with other people being involved, I've had to keep a semi-schedule.

Piano is going well. I'm glad that I picked this song to do. It's a lot of fun to be able to see the list of songs I can play growing longer.

Anywho, people coming over soon. Gotta dash.
Toodlepip


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Slap Floor and Glasses

Okay, so the greatest thing ever happened a couple days ago. There's a Youtube channel that I've mentioned before called Studio C. Well, they uploaded a new video on the Ultron trailer. I clicked on it, settling down to watch another funny skit, when I see a familiar face. A Peter Hollens face. Naturally I freak out. Who wouldn't? It was awesome. I mean, Studio C + Peter Hollens = Best thing ever. That's real math right there. I showed everyone and I was super excited, but my mom doesn't even know who Peter Hollens is. Bethany is the only one beside me who has ever watched his videos and listened to his music.

I haven't listened to Adventures in Odyssey for a long time. It's a crime. Well, I am subscribed to the podcast, but other than that I haven't heard any episodes. In the podcast last week, they mentioned my favorite episode. I Slap Floor. It is hands-down my favorite because I feel that it just really captures AIO so well. You have to know the characters well to get how extremely hilarious it is.
Yesterday I bought that episode on iTunes with a gift card that I've had since I was ten. I listened to it again like...five times today. It is so funny! I love the part where Connie and Eugene profess their love for each other. It's so silly and it would never actually happen that it is hilarious. I quote two lines from it very often. The first being, "Well, you'll all be sorry the next time someone falls off a clocktower!" and then, "Make sure the ax is really sharp!" Both of those lines come from Mr. Whitaker. That is an awesome episode. Though I do wish that they included Wooten, that would have made it five times better.

Yesterday I went shopping with mom and Bethany. Well, they did most of the shopping, I mostly talked and made jokes about outrages pieces of clothing. But I did find something that really caught my fancy. A Wonder Woman tank top. I love it. Luckily I was in need of tank-tops so my mother graciously bought it for me. She buys us stuff that we need, and then let's us pay for the excess. I found a green tank-top that had Harry Potter's glasses on it. I would have gotten it if not for the missing back. It was practically not there. Well, I'm happy with my new tank-top and I'm excited for the next time that it's sunny so I can wear it.

Woah! I finished Camp NaNo. This was pretty easy because my word goal was only 25,000, but I'm still happy with how it went. The story that I wrote was definitely new to me. I've never written just fiction before. It's always been fantasy. I'm glad I decided to branch out a bit because it felt good to not have to worry about creating a consistent world and making sure that every fact was correct and/or realistic. Since this book took place on Earth, I already was pretty comfortable with the surroundings.Well, now I don't really know what to do. Do I start a new book or edit this one? I've been going back and forth between editing and not editing right now and I still haven't decided.

Well, gotta dash.
Toodlepip


Monday, April 20, 2015

Camp NaNo and Running

Yesterday I came up with two new novel premises. One of them was actually old, but I had nixed it before as not having enough plot or intrigue, but last night I worked out a way that it could work. The second is the actual new one. Once I'm done with Camp NaNo I plan on writing two or three more novels then halting writing for a while and focusing on editing. I know I should be doing that right now, but I have so many ideas that I don't want to stop. And I want to give myself some space from the most recent books I've written to be able to go back and edit them properly.

I have one page left in my journal. It's hard to believe that this is my seventh journal and it's almost done. I don't know how long I will go on writing in one of those things, but for now it's fun.

I think I'm going to go for a run. I know, shocking. But ever since Bethany and I stopped running in the morning I have had no workout routine, and I've missed it.Why shouldn't I? We'll see if I can survive it. ;)

I decided on my new song to learn on the piano. It's one that I found only recently, and I loved the mournful melody, and on the piano (so far) it sounds really good.
Here's the link in case anyone wants to check it out. Down Piano Tutorial
I know it's upside down, but it was the best one I could find that wasn't super hard or way too easy. Now I have to turn my computer upside down when I get the piano notes. I'm excited to have this song under my belt and continue to accumulate the many songs that I wish to learn.

I just got back from that run/jog. I am so out of shape. I should start going on walks/jogs more often. It feels good after the fact, but when you start out it's like



And all you want to do is lay down and stay there...forever. But at some point you have to get back up, unfortunately. I somehow lived through that horrible decision and I decided to make that horrible decision once a week. Now, I will probably forget (wink wink) that I ever said that, but until I do, here's to fitness! *raises imaginary cheeseburger*
Well, I have stuff to read, things to eat, novels to write.
Toodlepip

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just-a-List-of-Random-Questions Tag




Okay, you all know the drill. Maybe not. Just in case you answered Not. Here's the instructions.


~ Paste the button onto your blog post.
~ Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and nonsensical in your question-creativity - make the blogging world a cheerful place :-) And be disastrously random.)

Now for the fun...
~Write down three facts about you - one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
~Answer the questions of the person who tagged you - make it all super random and interesting :-D

Okay, first thing first. Three facts. Hmm...
-I have eaten glue.
-I don't wear makeup.
-I have never been out of the United States.

Now, those are probably easy, but I couldn't think of anything else. Guess away.

Well then, let's answer those questions.

~What unnatural hair color would you dye your hair if you had to?
   This is easy since I plan on playing around with hair color after I get a hair cut this summer. 
    I wouldn't want to go full bore bright, unnatural colors, so I would probably do streaks of blue or         red. I also might play around with having brown hair or a different color of blonde.

~Ferret or chinchilla? (don't ask...)
   Wow, this is an interesting question, but that's what makes it fun. I would pick ferret, because               chinchillas look like fat rats and I don't think I would like that. Plus, ferrets are super playful and         social. They're fun to watch and hold (I held one at PetSmart).

~Happiest childhood memory?
   Seeing as I'm still in my childhood, I have so many examples from last week, but from a really long    time ago... I would have to say camping with my family. I think I was four or five, but I remember      it so vividly. There was a huge meadow right behind our camping spot. It was a feild made up            entirely of grass that was taller than me, tons of bright yellow flowers, and little violets. We went        out there once or twice. It was so much fun, and I remember laughing so hard with my sister and        Dad. It was a lot of fun.
  
~At the beach, would you rather sunbath, or swim in the water?

   Swim. Hands-down. I love swimming and any chance I get to do so, I go for it.                                    Water temperature isn't a huge deal to me since I have recently acquired an immunity to it. I've            always loved swimming.

~Something you have with you always (i.e. a necklace, pocket knife, etc.)?
   Okay, I say I'm not a jewelry person, but the truth is, I am. Though not the conventional jewelry          that you're thinking of. My brother made me these para-cord bracelets, and technically                          they're jewelry, but I don't consider them that way. I also have a necklace that I always wear. And      then I also never leave the house without a book or my iPod. Those are my lifelines.

~Do you consider yourself a fangirl, hipster, or equally both?
   One thing is for sure, I am in no way a "hipster". I have no wish to be so against the mainstream          things that I myself become mainstream. Some people may be naturally hipster, but most people try    too hard. I am a fangirl because I am very fandom driven, and I invest way too much emotion in          shows and books, but I still have my own life without that stuff. I still didn't answer the question.        Um, I guess I'm a writer. That covers all my bases. I am extremely invested in works of the fictional    nature, but at the same time I love creating my own fictional works.

~Favorite movie released within the last year?
   Wait, does this mean in the last year (in the last 365 days), or does it mean in 2014? Okay well    I'll    just answer in 2014. And I'm going to change the question to 'favorites'. Let's see, Maleficent, The     Amazing Spiderman 2, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Big Hero 6, Captain America: The    Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

~An actor you admire?
   I admire many actor's talent, but I wouldn't look up to many because of their lifestyle choices              and things that I don't agree with. I admire the skills of Benidict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Tom    Hiddleson, Jonas Armstrong, Mat Smith, and so many others, but I don't look up to them. No              matter how hard you look, there will always be an actor with something you don't agree with, so I      guess I'll go with Jennifer Lawrence. I think that because she refuse to bend under the pressure            of societies norms. I also admire Emma Watson. She has made such a admirable career for herself      and she was also able to balance school while working.

~Nighttime or daytime?
   Definitely daytime. While I am a night owl and I love being up late, i can't go do things outside or      talk with people because everyone's asleep. Not to mention my fear of the dark.                                    So...definitely daytime.

For the questions, 
-What is the song you secretly rock out to.
-What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten.
-If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why?
-If you were the ruler of the world, what laws would you make or abolish?
-Books or Music and why?
-Have you ever built a snowman? 
-What's the longest you've gone without sleep?
-Your favorite memory from the last two years?
-What is the best vacation you've ever had?

Okay, that's all I can think of. Now to tag people. I don't really know a ton of people who blog except for people who were already tagged or were the ones doing the tagging (looking at you Life's a Journey.)

-Rosie Brotman-Because she's the weirdest person I know (in the best way, darling).
-Honor Diaz-I know you've been dying  to do this, Nori. Admit it.

There it is. That was fun.
Toodlepip

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Music and Old

After finding all this new music (Thomas Bergersen, Peter Hollens, etc.) I had forgotten about The Last Goodbye a bit. I put my iPod on shuffle a couple hours ago and it began to play. It was really nice hearing it again. I don't know why I ever stopped listening to it. Billy Boyd is such a talented singer, and I'm really glad they brought him back in to sing that song. I think if it was done any other way, it wouldn't have been as emotional and kind of the last hurrah to The Hobbit.
When I was younger, it was my favorite book and so it was a real treat to see it made into movies. Then when the last one faded out, I was left really sad, not just because all those people died. (Spoilers: Kili!!!! Fili!! At least Bombur survived. Kili and Bombur were my favorite.) 
End of Spoilers
It was more of a sad because that was the last time that I would get to see my childhood favorite book alive on the screen. This post probably should have been right after I saw the movie, and I think I did have something like this, but listening to The Last Goodbye reopened that can of feels.

A couple friends of the family came over to crash for the night. No problem. Well, this morning Bethany shook me awake. It turns out that there was a woodpecker on our chimney, and it was super noisy. Apparently, it had woken up Bethany and the others with it's noise super early in the morning.
So I had to get up and help figure out a way to get rid of it. I was wide awake by 6:20 and wanting to shoot myself. I am not a morning person. I mean, I like being up early, but I don't like getting up early. I am exhausted right now.

I'm about to watch the latest Arrow episode, and I am so nervous. Spoilers: I am so scared for Roy. I mean, he's in prison. I don't want him to get hurt or die or anything. End of Spoilers: Then again, I don't want anyone to die. So let's just take everyone and wrap them in bubble-wrap, yeah? How 'bout that, people.

I'm feeling really comfortable and awesome with the amount of writing I'm doing each day. I think it's balanced really well with all my other stuff.
Speaking of other stuff, I finally finished the Downton Abbey theme on piano. It was fun to learn and I'm excited to choose the next song that I'm going to learn. Anywho, better run.

Toodlepip



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Turning Eggs

Okay, I did something I probably shouldn't have done what I just did, but I did it anyway. I was on Netflix, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, my mouse rebelled and clicked on a show. It wasn't my fault, I swear, but the show started playing and I couldn't stop watching it. It's name...BBC Robin Hood. So far the fighting looks like a play rehearsal, but I can definitely see that this show will get better. These kinds of shows really grow on me.
The soundtrack is awesome too.

I finally ordered Making the Perfect Pitch on ThriftBooks. I'm really excited to get it because I want to be able to make little notes in it and bookmark stuff. Usually I would shudder at the thought of anyone (including me) writing in my books, but this time it's more of an interactive workbook that should be used.

Today is the last day that I have the eggs to turn. I had forgotten that it was only four days and not longer. Well, that's alright.
Turning the eggs was an easy ten dollars, and I would gladly do it again. :)

There is this site that has someones most 28 tried and true writing prompts. She posts a new one every week or so and I've decided that when I'm suck on a novel that I just can't move forward on, I'll go and write a completely different, quirky, and fresh short story to keep the creative juices flowing. I'm excited for the next time I get stuck now.

I can't believe that I'm only a couple pages away from completely filling up my seventh journal. It has now become such a habit for me to write in it.

My books got here yesterday and I am very excited to re-read them now that they're mine. I got the first three Dreamhouse Kings books. I remember when my brother first started reading them, he thought I would like them too, so he let me borrow it for a bit. The cover of the book looks like the book would be terribly creepy. My mom saw me reading it and was horrified that her little nine yr old was reading a horror novel. In the end i explained to her that it wasn't creepy, only a tad suspenseful, and that I enjoyed it thoroughly. It became my favorite series for a while. I plan on slowly obtaining the rest of the series as I get more money. I'm excited.



Anywho,
Toodlepip

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Beach, the Mall, the Nutella...(oh my.)

Last night Bethany, Mom, and I went to the beach around sunset just to hang out. We took a ton of pictures and had a lot of fun. It was a beautiful evening to say the least. The water was so blue it looked almost solid, and the sky was an array of light puffy clouds glowing with soft oranges and pinks. About 1/4th of the way through walking along the beach, I decided to see how cold the water was. I tipped a toe in and realized that it wasn't that cold. I spent the rest of the night wading up to my calves and walking along, splashing Bethany a couple times. After that, we got back in the car, but instead of going home, we went to Trader Joes and got a bar of chocolate to split. Delicious.
Overall, it was a night worth remembering.

Yesterday I finished re-watching Doctor Who to try and pass the time 'till I get Season 8. I had forgotten how sad it is seeing it end. I don't want to see Eleven go, but I know that I'll end up liking Twelve. At least I hope I will. :)

We went to the Bellevue Mall the other day. I thought it would be a bit more diverse than just clothes stores, perfume stores, and makeup stores. It seemed like the only reason that I would have gone (had I known of all the stores like that) would have been because my sister asked me to, and the froyo that we got. We found Nutella froyo! It was magical.
I had fun with my sister and Mom, but it would have been cool if there were a bookstore or two.
For as long as I can remember, I've had a weird love for escalators. I don't know why, but they're so much fun. Whenever I see one, I always want to go up and down. Now, this was a cute thing when I was younger. Grownups would see the little seven year old pleading with her mother to go up the escalator, but now they see a thirteen year old doing that and...well, it's not so cute anymore. I still like escalators.
The funny thing is, there was a period of time that I was terrified of them, but I still wanted to go on them. I was so scared that they were going to suck me down into the little cracks and I was going to die. Anywho, so now you know that I have a weird affinity for escalators.

Just so people know, Mother's Day was yesterday. I did not know that. I suppose that makes sense of why we went to the mall yesterday, but I thought it was for some other reason. It also explains all the Mother's day specials that people were having. I just though that Mother's Day was in a couple days. You can see that I am a very alert and attentive daughter. Whoops.

On a happier, more fandom related note, I got a complement on my shirt. I was wearing my I Am SHER Locked t-shirt. So, I met a fellow Sherlockian. It was super awkward though. I mean, I didn't even know the dude. Okay, I say dude, but it was a girl. For some reason I call everybody dude.

Anywho,
Toodlepip




Friday, April 10, 2015

Spacey-Wacey Tumblr

Woah, I just saw the first Ice Cream Truck of the summer. I heard that obnoxious, extremely catchy music in the distance, but quickly disregarded it. Then I heard it again a couple moments later, but this time it was closer. It drove by our house in a slow blur of childhood memories and many a moment spent wishing for that Ice Cream Truck to stop in front of our house. When my siblings and I were younger we weren't allowed much sugar, so when the Ice Cream Truck would come around, all the other neighborhood kids would get some, and we wouldn't. It was depressing.

One of my mother's friends asked if I would do a favor for her  while she was gone on vacation. She asked if I would turn her duck eggs in the incubator three times a day. Well, I first thought, "Sure, why not? That's easy enough." But then she brings the incubator over, and the tiny little duck eggs, and it's starting to look slightly more difficult. Oh well, whatever, I can figure it out. But then I put the eggs in the incubator and started to read the instructions. It's a lot more complicated than I realized. Oh dear. I'm kind of nervous because I don't want to kill her unborn ducks, but I have to do this since I already agreed to it. Ach, I'm going to be very careful. I also had to carry the eggs at one point, and as I was carrying them, all I could think about was me tripping and dropping them. That freaked me out properly.

Yay! I just finished Chapter Two of Scottish Gaelic and will now be working Chapter Three. I'm surpised it took me this long, I'm usually a quick learner, but anyway, I'm excited to be moving forward!
Recently my mom and I have been discussing starting a high school transcript for me because a lot of stuff that I've been doing recently (finishing novels, taking care of animals, reading high school level books, etc.) would be easy credit. I'm excited to see how much I have and how much I'll need.

Out of curiosity, I looked up Space Tumblr. There were a couple pictures that showed up. The first was

So hipster, right? Then I found some other ones that weren't so hipster.
 
That's gold right there.

Anywho, some people are coming over for a super secret project. Don't tell anyone.

Toodlepip

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Snowmen

I am re-watching the Doctor Who- The Snowmen for the first time since I watched my first episode of Doctor Who. My brother has a friend who watches Doctor Who and was saying that we should watch it, so we decided to give it a go. The only episode we could find was The Snowmen. We literally knew nothing about that show so when these weird snowmen creatures started talking and stuff, we couldn't do it and turned it off. That was my first encounter with the glorious Doctor Who. Anywho, it's funny reliving the bewilderment about the show, but at the same time, knowing everything so much better and loving the characters.

Camp NaNo has been going awesomely. My average is 2,000 words a day. Here's hoping that I can keep it up.

I'm so excited for the books I bought to come. I don't know when they'll be here, and I really don't like not knowing. Uhg, waiting is so hard.
I love rearranging my bookshelf, so whenever I get new books, I get a chance to change things up.

There was a book that came out last year by Brandon Mull. He wrote the Fablehaven series, The Beyonders series, and The Candy Shop War. All of which I own. Anyway, he came out with a new series last year called Five Kingdoms. I read the book, liked it, and was excited for the next one to come out. Well, I was at the library the other day and I saw something that looked familiar. It was the book I had read, but then I saw a different cover right beside it. It was the second book! I didn't even know that it was out, let alone waiting for me kindly on the shelves of my local library. It seems I am very bad at keeping track of when books come out.

I have been listening to the Doctor Who score a lot recently. It really is epic, though there are bits where it's kind of repetitive. I think that's on purpose though, for obvious reasons.

Anywho, I better go write. Gotta stay ahead. ;)
Toodlepip




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Making the Perfect Pitch

Happy Easter everyone! For Easter we're going to be going to my grandparents house and having a mini-Christmas feast. It should be fun.

Reading Making the Perfect Pitch: How to catch a literary agent's eye. has been extremely helpful. Since my recent finishing of a first draft for my first novel, I've been thinking about that far away, oh so daunting, yet wonderful idea of one day getting my book published. For my birthday I acquired a book that was very wonderful and informative about writing in general. It mentioned how it was a very good idea to have an agent, and that got me thinking, would I need an agent? So far I can't see any cons to having an agent. If I had an agent, I would have an unofficial editor who really wanted my book to sell. The good thing about agents is that because they get paid on commission,they don't get paid until the book sells to a publisher. In other words, they don't get paid until I have the money to pay them (they get 15%). And I've also heard many stories of agents becoming close with their client and pretty much making their career. The agent helps with promoting your book and making sure that you get the best deal possible.
So far...
Pro  / Con
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I'm really thinking about it. Luckily I'm far enough away from that step to have plenty of time to think over it and weigh my options. That's what's been on my mind lately.

I am really happy with how Camp NaNo is going. I'm at 8100 words and going strong. This is a lot of fun. Plus, because I am very competitive it's forcing me to stay on my toes and keep writing even if I don't want to. And I guess that's what these are all about, pushing ones self until the breaking point to see what you are really capable of.

Today I did something I haven't done in ages. I went outside and picked a bouquet of flowers. Now when I say flowers, I mean forget-me-nots and dandelions and other weed-ish flowers that come from nowhere and won't go away. The reason why is because when I was younger, summer would roll around, and I would be outside picking flowers for my mother. She seemed to like them, but then again, I used to think she enjoyed housework. Anyway, that was nice being in the sunshine, listening to my iPod, and walking around our overgrown backyard picking weeds.

Why is Love is an Open Door so much fun in French?
Toodlepip



Friday, April 3, 2015

Boy Lilikoi

Whoohoo!! I just finished the first round of editing. I am super excited. I still can't believe that I'm not going to be writing about these characters that have become such a big part of me. They are more dear to my heart than I can express.

Lately I've been listening to a lot of Jonsi' stuff. He is a composer and he did the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack. It's so perfect for the mood of my Camp NaNo book. I'm really obsessed with this one song, "Boy Lilikoi."

I just ordered five books on a site called Thrift Books. It's cheaper than Amazon in most cases and the shipping is almost always free. I am super excited for the books to get here. I haven't bought any books in a while, it's been too long. The four books came to a total of twenty dollars, when on Amazon, they would have come to a total of thirty.

My mum and I just got back from a little date. We went to the library, Panda Express, and then played chess at Starbucks and split a drink there. It was fun. And though I miss when these dates were a little more frequent, it makes it all the more special when we do get to do them.

I should be writing right now.
Toodlepip




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Camp NaNo

We getting more rabbits tonight. These ones will be only about 6 weeks old so they'll be super tiny and adorable. I'm really excited.
Never mind, Ben and Mom just got back from when they were supposedly going to get the rabbits, but they weren't able to. I guess the guy that was selling on accident put a screwdriver through his hand and had to go to the hospital. By the time that Mum and Ben got to his house, he was still in the hospital. I would think that would be very painful, putting a screwdriver through your hand.

Editing is going brilliantly. I am a couple chapters away from being done with the first round of editing. Now I give it to Bethany for her to read, then I change whatever needs to be changed, then I give it to a different family member. I want to edit it a total of six times. That's my goal.

I am 53 on the waiting list for the eighth season of Doctor Who. I am dying to see it. You have no idea how much it pains me to not be able to watch it for so long!

Yesterday we found out that as a surprise, we're going to Disney World!! And never coming back. We're moving, too. We also got a pet elephant.
Happy April Fools everyone! We've never really done a whole lot for April Fools, other than the typical tissue paper in the shoes and little things like that.

I'm so excited that Camp NaNo is today!! It's my first year of Camp NaNo. This should be great.
My novel idea is perfect and so is the soundtrack that I found to match it. I found the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack. It is so perfect for the story.

With every word I write on here, I am reminded how much I should be writing for Camp NaNo.
Toodlepip