Hello hello hello, O My People. What’s up? Just to forewarn you, I’m going to be extremely crazy and weird in this post. For three reasons. #1: I was up extremely late last night and got up way earlier than I wanted to this morning. I am extremely brain fogged at the moment. It literally takes me like 30 seconds before I process what someone said to me…. #2: I’ve had way too much sugar recently and my brain is suffering. Sugar + not enough water and real food = massive headache and weirdness. #3: I think I am genetically programed to be a weird human being. As much as I try to change that fact, I can’t.
So, what’s been going on here lately?
I’m pleased to announce that we are pretty much moved in! If you ignore all the boxes that grace our garage right now, everything else is pretty much in place. We’re still slowly working on repainting the walls as well. But Jehosheba and I have our perfect sanctuary (our room) all set up. Ah, the perfect retreat.
I wrote a lot during February. I wrote 11,500 word story (which I was very pleased to finish XD). I also wrote four very depressing poems, and a VERY VERY tragic 1,000 word short story. *sobs onto computer keys*
A week or so ago, I bored out of my mind. I started trying to come up with a good story idea. I eventually did, and I spent the next few days writing out the basic plot and developing my characters (which was really fun and really frustrating at the same time). I finally started writing the first draft of the story. I decided to take the advice of my writing teacher (AKA Learn to Write the Novel Way book) and not writing “perfectly” the first time. (And yes, it was driving me crazy.) I made all of these notes about stuff that I needed to go back and fix. XD
So I worked on that for a little while and wrote like 7,000+ words, but the whole story was collapsing in on itself, so I decided to scrap the whole thing and start over completely….I’m still working on that. XD
Learn to Write the Novel Way was talking about how important it is to learn about your writing habits and where/when you write best. I’ve discovered mine. 😉 I write best one of two places. #1. At night, in my room, from 10:30 – 12 with holiday music going and my sisters doing random stuff around me. #2. In my room during the early evening (without lights), all alone with a cup of hot tea and holiday music. 🙂 Ah, bliss.
Ah yes. Art. My nemeses. 😛 We recently got some watercolor paints, and I gave them a try. *dies* Help me, people. Please.
Apart from the stuff I’ve had to read for school, I’ve read Passages by Paul McCusker, and I started I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp. 🙂 Oh, and Oliver Twist. My sister is reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and she’s making me want to read it now. 😛 (it sounds so sad….)
Other than the above things mentioned, I’ve listened to a ton of music, made a ton of baked goods, started running again, avoided my camera and worked on a lot of school. *nods* And watched a ton of movies. 😉 😛 And did a lot of babysitting. *laughs* Oh, I also started playing chess again. SO FUN!!! When I was 12 or 13, I played it a lot with all of the boys in my family. But, until this month, I hadn’t played it in forever. Anyway, I’m enjoying playing it again, but also MORTIFIED at my tragic lack of skill. *cries because I used to win so often but keep losing now* (yes, I am a very dramatic person.)
I’m sorry, guys. I need to go take a nap right now. My brain is seriously going to implode or something if I stay here any longer. I’m freeeeeezing and I wanna go curl up under my beloved weighted blanket. Hey, speaking of weighted blankets, does anybody else have one?? If you don’t, you should definitely look into getting one!!! Nana gave me one back in November and I have totally been in love. Basically, it’s a blanket with a glass beads inside of it….the one I have is 18 pounds, I believe, which is heavier than recommended for my weight, but I wouldn’t dream of getting a lighter one. It is so perfect to climb under. It feels so safe!!!! LOVE IT!
Okay, I’m really going to go sleep now. 😛 Goodnight and I will see you sometime soon (probably when my siblings drag me out of bed to laugh at my horrific failure in a game of chess…)
What have you done in February? Do you have any plans for March? Do you like chess? Do you sleep well? 😛 Writers: what have you written this month? Artists: favorite art project of February? Everyone else: HOW CAN I WIN AT CHESS?!