April 29, 2017

I've Been Drawing

I've been drawing quite a lot, actually. More than I've been writing, which is not so great since it's Camp NaNo.
This post is mostly me summarizing April. Not a lot has happened this month, but it hasn't been horrible.

This month I have:

  • Taken a standardized test (blegh)
  • Written 7000 words towards Caught Outside 
  • Decided to attend a public high school next year 
  • Made two batches of chocolate chip cookie bars
  • Drawn a bunch of stuff (Birthday gifts and fanart mostly)
  • Filled a journal
I only wrote a third as much as I was hoping to. I still have three thousand words left to reach my 10,000 word goal, which is doable, but my original goal was 30,000. I'm not sure how much I have collectively, because I decided to scrap about half of my current draft and take the plot in a new direction. Overall I'm pretty happy with it, and I think it has a lot more potential this way.

I'm going to high school. I'm not sure how well my introverted self will do around that many people, but I'm at least going to try it.
The standardized testing was something my Mom wanted to do. Not hard, but really boring.

CHOCOLATEE! Enough said.

I have drawn a lot. I'm working on a post with those things in it right now. However, I will not post it until Friday because it contains a birthday drawing for one of my friends, and I don't want her to see it before I actually give it to her. I think she reads my blog sometimes.
Happy birthday Carolyn, if you are reading this. 
I found a new coloring style too! It makes everything shiny. 

I filled a journal for the first time in my life. I've kept four, I think? The one that I've filled the most, besides this one, was a velvet-covered one that my grandmother gave me.
I don't write down anything in particular. Dreams, thoughts, things people have said to me. I just write in bullet points and phrases, not even full sentences most of the time. It works really well for getting thoughts on the paper.
That being said, now I need a new notebook.

That's everything for today EXCEPT FOR THIS AWESOME PICTURE OF MINT
Just look at her. So cute.
Later.

April 16, 2017

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

ALLCAPS! YEAH!
Ahem.
Sophie/Shuffle at Lunar Reflections tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger award. Thank you for giving me something to post about.
I've been at an inspiration block for most everything, besides Caught Outside, which is good. I'm still way behind on Camp NaNo. I could make it, but it's doubtful.

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Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you
Answer their questions
Nominate 11 people
Ask 11 questions

You all know me. You know I never nominate anyone for awards ever because I know no one. Oh well. 

Sophie's questions are:
  • What is your favorite MG fiction book?
  • On a scale of one to ten, what is your favorite color of the alphabet?
  • Favorite caffeinated beverage?
  • Favorite Disney song?
  • If you could time travel to any time period and meet anyone at any time in their life, when and who would you go to?
  • If you were in Star Wars, what role would you play?
  • Have you ever blown anything up?
  • Favorite book villain?
  • Dream job?
  • Do you own any POP!s? If so, which one(s)?

And I go on to answer them here. I think I'm going to be spewing a lot of thoughts here, possibly unrelated to the questions. We'll see how it goes.

What is your favorite MG fiction book?
So, I'm assuming MG stands for Middle Grade. And in that case
  • the Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series
  • or Warriors (also a series)
Both of which are very good and you should read them. Also both very long. Warriors has like, thirty something books and they are still writing more. I haven't read most of the new ones, but I want to.

On a scale of one to ten, what is your favorite color of the alphabet?
Tacos. My friends and I have discussed this and decided that is the appropriate answer.
 

Favorite caffeinated beverage?
Coffeeeeee or Dr. Pepper. Both are very good.
I rarely drink coffee but its so good. 
 

Favorite Disney song?
LET IT GO.
Just kidding. Or am I?
Ummm.... I love the entire Frozen soundtrack, and I'll Make A Man Out Of You is fun to sing.
WAIT. That one song from Robin Hood about Prince John. I have no idea what it's called, but I love it. And the piano one from the Aristocats. (Those are two of my favorite Disney movies. I love them and I used to watch them a ton.)
 

If you could time travel to any time period and meet anyone at any time in their life, when and who would you go to?
I would go really really far back to like, Biblical times. And I would just live there, see what life was like.
Ancient Rome or Greece would be cool too. Or any time we don't know a lot about. Discovering their culture through being there would be so cool.
As for who... I'm not sure. Maybe just average civilians. 
 

If you were in Star Wars, what role would you play?
I know nothing about Star Wars. Although I had a dream about it once! I don't know exactly why it was Star Wars specifically, because it was one of those things that you just subconsciously know.
I remember that there was a war. I was trying to hide a baby in a creepy mansion but there was nowhere to hide it. I went outside and got shot in the leg. Thankfully the baby was safe.

Have you ever blown anything up? 
Not exactly. Coke and Mentos. Those bubble wrap things that are fun to pop. But other than that, no.

Favorite book villain?
I don't know. I feel like I say this a lot.
A villain that I can't help but hate? Professor Umbridge. She's so awful and just ugghhhhhh.... I want to punch her. 

Dream job?
I would love to write or draw. Or if I got into professional dance.
I wonder what dance companies do big jazz productions. I would rather do that than ballet. 

Do you own any POP!s? If so, which one(s)?
NO. I think POPs are sort of ugly, to be honest. I would not want one.

That concludes it. Sleepy Evy signing off.

April 11, 2017

Camp NaNo update

It's going nowhere. Absolutely nowhere. Crossing my fingers that I'll do better in July.
11 days, less than two thousand words. COME ON EVY STEP UP YOUR GAME YOU CAN DO IT. If I can get two thousand words a day, I might be able to make it. Might.
That's pretty much it. Goodbye.