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bookish photos of a conjuring of light

MY SIGNED COPY OF A CONJURING OF LIGHT BY V.E. SCHWAB (THIRD BOOK IN THE SHADES OF MAGIC TRILOGY) HAS ARRIVED AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

SO, OBVIOUSLY, I AM GOING TO FORCE ALL OF YOU TO GAZE UPON ITS BEAUTY AS WELL!

APPRECIATE MY PHOTOS I SPENT A LONG TIME TAKING THEM.

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my scattered thoughts about my work-in-progress

I wrote a little thing to keep in mind as I work on my fairy-tale retelling, so that whenever I lose motivation, I remember what I want my story to be. It’s a reminder to me of my purpose and a guide to me when I finally get to the editing stage. My thoughts are kind of scattered, but overall typing this served its purpose, and so I thought I’d share.

“i want it to be a story about responding to darkness with darkness when you should respond with beauty, about letting go of yourself because you need to, because if you don’t you ruin yourself anyway until what’s left of you isn’t you at all but something else entirely, something monstrous and unfamiliar. i want it to be a story about choosing the wrong things because someone else has wronged you, about the consequences of seeking vengeance and destruction. i want it to be a story about contrast, and hope and not-hope and dreaming. i want it to be a story about anger and sadness and monstrous feelings that grip you and change you. i want it to be a story about being allowed to do things you should never be allowed to do and about being given the ability to choose your own path and choosing wrong. i want it to be a story about looking for a remaining light inside yourself and finding only darkness, and losing something permanent yet trying to get it back anyway.”

Magical word of the day/week/month/whatever:

Pulchritude, which means beauty.

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pictures of a defaced book

One of my rewards during NaNo was to deface a book of my choice, and so of course I chose my favorite book, Of Enemies and Endings, to deface with one of the best scenes and quotes inside.

The quote reads, “I want this WORLD to be transformed by RORY LANDON. I want you to LIVE,” and right underneath it says “Rapunzel,” the character who said the quote. On the side by the spine, it says faintly, “The Tale of Rory Landon.”

Defacing books is really fun and I recommend it!

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sunshine blogger award

Thanks for tagging me, Kit!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you.
  2. Answer their 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.
  4. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Old questions:

  1. Do you have a pet? If so, describe them.
    No pets, but I want a kitty. Or a bunny.
  2. What’s your favorite type of tree?
    Hmm that’s a hard one. At the moment I’d say juniper simply because that’s what my novel is about, but really all trees are wonderful.
  3. What’s your favorite genre to read?
    YA Sci-fi/fantasy! Especially something paranormal with ghosts and such. Or fairy-tale retellings. I will read absolutely anything, though.
  4. What’s your favorite genre to write?
    Same as what I read, basically!
  5. If you write, do you prefer to compose on paper or a computer?
    I type my novels up on a computer and I write my short stories usually by hand, and most of the time that’s what works for me. So both.
  6. How long have you been blogging?
    Since October of 2014, apparently.
  7. Is it snowing, as you answer this?
    No, not at all. I wish it wouldd.
  8. What’s your favorite type of music?
  9. Do you knit or crochet?
    Nope, although since I’m in need of non-literary hobbies I may as well pick up on one.
  10. What is a very popular/highly acclaimed book or movie that you just couldn’t like?
    The Maze Runner (book, not movie–the movie was actually okay). It makes no sense and it’s underdeveloped and I tried to like it but noooope.
  11. Have you ever had Turkish Delight? (I haven’t, sadly…)
    Yesss! It’s so good. You’re missing out!

People I’m tagging:

. . . I’m no good at this. Just take the tag if you want it.

New questions:

  1. What song lyrics best describe your life?
  2. How many books are on your to-read list?
  3. What would the younger version of you think of current version of you?
  4. What are your favorite websites?
  5. What sounds do you find calming?
  6. How much stuff are you procrastinating from right now?
  7. Thoughts on school uniforms?
  8. Thoughts on Shakespeare?
  9. Do you prefer to read about dark/morbid things or cute/fluffy things?
  10. Do you have any posters?
  11. Are you wearing socks?

Magical word of the day/week/month/whatever:

Peripeteia, which means a sudden change in circumstances.

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monthly writing schedule

January: Voice of the Juniper Tree
Goal at the end of the month: 40k
Current word-count: 28,788
Approximately 11k words need to be written from now to the end of January.

February: Voice of the Juniper Tree
Goal at the end of the month: 50k
Approximately 10k words need to be written from the end of January to the end of February.

March: Short Stories
Two or three short stories would be great if I manage that many.

April: Research and Development for Color it Right, Snapshots of the Lifeless One, and Voice of the Juniper Tree
This month will be spent preparing for big school things, so it’s fitting that I spend it preparing for my stories as well. Since it won’t require actually writing anything except notes, I can focus more easily on school.

May: Short Stories
This is the month I’ll need to focus even more extremely on school, so just one short story out of this month should be enough.

June: Color it Right
Current word-count: 13803
Goal at the end of the month: 25000
Approximately 11k words need to be written from the end of May to the end of June.
Since this’ll be the beginning of summer, I should have enough time for writing if I spend the time properly . . . although summer tends to be the time for procrastinating anything and everything because there’s no school to worry about.

July: Color it Right
Goal at the end of the month: 40000
Approximately 15k words need to be written from the end of June to the end of July.

August: Color it Right
Goal at the end of the month: 60000
Approximately 20k words need to be written from the end of July to the end of August.

September: Begin Editing Voice of the Juniper Tree
School will have started by now so I won’t be focusing on writing as intensely as in the summer.

October: Continue Editing Voice of the Juniper Tree
Same as September.

November: NaNoWriMo
To fit with my resolutions, I’ll have to have finished a novel before November so that I can start a new one. My goal is probably going to be around 35k, but that’s undecided.

December: Research/Planning/Development/etc. for Anything
Since I don’t know how NaNo’s going to go and whether I’ll finish whatever I write in that month, this month is really vague so that it can account for whatever I end up doing.

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