April just happened. And I’m finally back in the blogosphere! Let’s see what happened while I was gone, besides these amazing cookies, shall we?
|Isn’t that snowy mountain beautiful? I just love the Pacific Northwest.|
- I kicked off Camp Nano by going on a camping trip with my family. So I started Nano by writing in a notebook. Why do I always end up writing novels in notebooks?! Don’t worry, Hiraeth got to a Word Document. =) But anyways, camping was SO fun. I had plenty of s’mores, we went hiking quite a bit, and I came home smelling like a campfire. It was wonderful.
- Easter happened. And it was so much fun! My aunt and cousin came to visit from Chicago, and we had a blast going to Seattle and then spending Easter Sunday together. Mom made a feast, and then we went on a nice long walk after stuffing ourselves with ham. Ah, holidays are the best times to eat.
- I got to go to a minor league baseball game, so that was awesome even though it wasn’t a Cubs game. And there were fireworks and cotton candy, so it was even more awesome. =)
Yep. This happened. Camp Nanowrimo. It was… Exhausting. But mostly epic. My story, Hiraeth, went places I never saw it going (like Asher deciding to jump into a river…. ?!?!?!). And I was SO proud of myself, because I wrote more this month than I’ve ever written before. Plus, I can now say I beat Camp Nanowrimo. Now, I’m going to work on finishing Hiraeth, but at a slower pace. Maybe. We shall see what Emma has to say about it…. Emma and the plot bunnies. WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME? *hides from all the plot bunnies*
Also, I got to contribute an article for PURSUE magazine’s first digital issue! Go check out my post on that here.
I DISCOVERED THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A DIGITAL LIBRARY. Well, I knew they existed, but I’ve never gotten a membership to one. And now that I do… ALLLLL THE BOOKS ARE NOW ON MY KINDLE. So far, I’ve gotten Scythe, Entwined, Illusionarium, and Cinder. And a research book on cowboys. and Child of the Mountains.
My favorite book of the month: Entwined by Heather Dixon. DO NOT GET ME STARTED IT WAS SO GOOD. And not just because Azalea had eleven sisters and I feel like I have eleven siblings at times, but the descriptions and the dancing and basically the entire story was elegant and magical and…. AMAZING. Also, the cover… *flails*
My least favorite book of the month: Scythe by Neal Shusterman. It was a great book, but my least favorite of the month. And I haven’t really read a lot this month. But it just wasn’t my fave.
Guys. I need music recommendations. Please. MUST HAVE MORE MUSIC. *ignores the fact that I already have 353 songs downloaded*
What have you been listening to lately? Who are some artists you’d recommend listening to? How was Camp Nano? What did you do for Easter? IS IT RAINING ENDLESSLY WHERE YOU LIVE (it is here in WA)?Have you read Entwined? Tell me one thing about your month!