Thursday, June 28, 2012

And the Award Goes To...

Wow, this is incredibly belated. MY APOLOGIES. I just now found out what a Blog Award is. Haha I feel like a total newbie. :P

Thank you to Hedgehogs, AKA NevilleFan ( for tagging me with this thing. I hope I don't completely embarrass myself attempting to answer these questions correctly, lol, because I can honestly say I have no clue what I'm doing!

*rubs hands together* Let's do this!

The Rules
  1. This award is for book bloggers only. To receive this award the blog must be at least 50% about books. (Reading or writing is okay.)
  2. Along with receiving this award, you must also share your top five favorite books you have ever read. (More than five is okay.)
  3. You must give this award to 5-10 other lucky book blogs you adore.
  1. The Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. The Heroes of Olympus (Percy Jackson and the Olympians included) series by Rick Riordan
  3. The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon
  4. The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
  5. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Yep. Teens put in weird situations in modern day time... that's me in a nutshell. Oh, and I also happen to like symbology professors whose knowledge gets them in trouble. *happy sigh*

Uh... I don't really follow a lot of blogs, so...

1. The Leaning Tower of Plot -- Charley Robson
2. Writing Beyond the Moon -- Annika
3. Further Up and Further In -- Kylie
4. This Page Left Intentionally Blank -- Liam
5. A Story of a Dreamer -- Amy

So there we have it! Wow. I actually made it through that unscathed. I FEEL ACCOMPLISHED.


And now for a blog-relevant post! I get to go mentor some middle schoolers on the art of novel writing.

The catch?

I have no idea what I'm dong.

OKAY, LIE, I have SOME idea. Maybe an inkling. I'm kind of nervous because, well, this program is five weeks long and I have to somehow get my charges to write and complete and edit an entire novel within that time period. It's like NaNoWriMo, except worse because I'm not actually the one writing. They are.

*headdesk* I feel like this is going to be a total disaster... I meet my middle schoolers today, so wish me luck. In my experience they're rowdy, crazy, mean (at times) and have a hard time paying attention to anything. Of course, it's a challenge, and I think we all know how much I like challenges.

So I made a game plan on what to work on when I meet my charges. I really don't want to steer them wrong-- I've only written two novels in my lifetime. I really want to be a good role model and help these kids out.

Anyway, I'll be meeting them at three today, so, wish me luck. :P

Till next time, people!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Every Happy Thing

I kind of have a depression problem.

Okay. Not so kind of. I have a depression problem. I'm in one of those moods, ya know, the one where you want to rip your hair out and scream to the world that you matter and all you wanted was for one lousy person to tell you that.

Or maybe that's just me.

In any case, I prefer being happy over being frustrated and angry and depressed all the time. The only problem is, I have a hard time being happy for myself. Sure, shove me in a group full of depressed kids and I can get everybody laughing in no time, but when it comes to making myself laugh... It's not as easy as it sounds.

So. Instead of dwelling on the negative things in life, I'm going to think of every happy thing that's happened to me.

1. I have an amazing best friend, Angel.
2. Big Time Rush just came back for a new season.
3. Common Law is AMAZING.
4. I'm (still) going to Big Time Rush's concert in September.
5. I have two beautiful baby sisters.
6. I have two... baby brothers.
7. I have a bed.
8. I have water.
9. I appreciate what I have.
10. I love music.
11. I love writing.
12. I'm lucky to have my friends to support me in things.
13. I'm lucky none of the abuse in my life is physical.
14. I'm lucky to have enough money to be fed, blog, write, sleep, and just be generally happy.
15. I love my mom's computer's keyboard.
16. I love Seattle sunsets.
17. I love climbing my roof at night to look at the stars.
18. I love the deer in my backyard.
19. I love summer when I can lay in the grass and think quietly.
20. I love my life.

There. That wasn't so hard. Felt really good, actually. :) There you go-- Getting to Know You, part forty-three!

Friday, June 22, 2012

The End of the World

So, I lost my flashdrive.

*sobbing foreverrrrrr*

Because of this, I can't publish my book. Yes, my entire novel was on that flashdrive. No, I didn't back it up.

Go on and say it. I'm a big fat moron. *sighs*

Good news... Nothing else unbelievably important/wasn't backed up was on it. Other good news, I have the unedited version of my book still. So all I have to do is edit it allll over again and then publish it.

*deep breath*

Yeah. I can do that.

Anyway, I'm kind of relieved, because I still feel like the finsihed copy wasn't perfect enough. So I get another chance to correct whatever was wrong with it now. Yay.


Yeah, that's what's up with me! I'll post something a little more relevant to a blog when my life decides it wants to throw a plot twist in there somewhere. :P Peace for now, people!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Procrastination Fail... (AKA D-BOP!)

I hate bullies.
I've been there. Both on the recieving end and the dealing end. Sometimes you wanna just scream at someone, anyone who'll listen. Doesn't matter how you do it, be it through teasing or put-downs, calling names or being passive aggressive. If it hurts other people, you shouldn't do it.

Cyberbullying... I never understood how people could be more effective when bullying this way, but now I do. My entire Twitter page blew up because of what some girl-- some young girl, no less-- said to my friends. Calling them horrible, nasty names, things a twelve-year-old shouldn't even know about until she gets into high school. Hacking my friend's account and changing her bio and her display name. I honestly don't understand how someone could be so freaking mean. She told my friend to kill herself or she would for her. Freaked her out so much she almost did, but us Twitterfolk got to her in time.
This is not okay by me.

I don't like bullying. I don't like my friends getting bullied. It took me copying her tweets into a Word document and threatening to call the police for her to leave and give my friend her Twitter account back. I would've done it, too, which kind of scares me. But I'm not afraid to step forward and stand up to them.

D-BOP: Don't Bully Other People. :)
Okay, rant over. I apologize for poofing on you guys! I went online and I saw that I had an extra follower! :D Thank you for following me, whoever you are! <333
Now that I actually have people who read my posts, I should post more often, huh? Okay, I shall!
Updates with yours truly:
1. MY BOOK IS BEING PUBLISHED AS AN EBOOK TOMORROOOOOW! It's Harm's Way-- previously known as The Lucky One-- and it'll be on, iTunes, and Kindle. I'll post a link if you guys wanna check it out. :)

2. I'm learning to drive... joy. [/sarcasm] No, seriously-- it's kind of terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Guess that gives you a hint on my age, lol... if you're American. :P

3. I'm sick. Yucky yucky grossness. So if I sound slightly incoherent in any of my recent/future posts... it's probably 'cause I am.

Anyway! That's what's up! I promise to update more often. :P