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Sisterhood of the world bloggers award

Emmarayn, at Writing in Rivendell, has graciously awarded me the (see title)!

Now, those of you who have followed me for a while know that I nominated for this award a while back, however, since the questions are different this time, I'll be doing it again! (If any of y'all want to read about the first time, you can find it here)

Alrighty, let's get this show on the road!

1. If you were tossed into a fictional world, which genre would you want it to be? (In other words, which would you have the best chance at surviving?)

Not sure which one I'd be best at surviving in, but I do love fantasy (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Anne Elisabeth Stengl type books, for example).

2. If you could three people with you to that world, who would you take?

Probably my younger brother, Christian, Lydia, and my grandfather.

3. If a stranger broke into your house, but didn't see you immediately, what would you do? (Assuming you didn't have a phone within arm's reach.)

Assuming tha…

I'm interrupting your internet browsing with an announcement:

Ok, many of you already know that NaNoWriMo is on the brink of finishing. Some of you may have already finished- I applaud y'all!

As the end draws near, I realize that I will not be able to finish on time. Of course, I plan on continuing the writing process, I even got an idea for a prequel, but I did the math, 41,917 words in three days is a bit overambitious. Some people might be able to make it, but yeah, no. Not me.

There was this thing called life (annoying daily habits, school, events that couldn't be gotten out of, work, family time, etc), and it kept interrupting. In fact, life was too crazy and hectic for NaNo to be a reality for me this year. Hopefully, I'll be able to complete a NaNo in the future, next year if possible.

I wanted to finish, believe me, I did. I don't want this post to sound whiney, so now I'm going to find a few snippets that you haven't read yet.

“Now you’ve gone and ruined the whole look,” he said, running his hands through his ta…

My brain is numb

The tournament is over, the results are in!

Our duo didn't do as well as we had hoped, we got 8th out of 14. However, we are ranked 7th in all of Texas, and 15th nationally.

But, if we want to go to the huge tournament at the end of the season known as nationals, we have to go to at least two more tournaments, because we didn't do well enough in this one, and you have to have two green checkmarks (explanation coming), and you can only get one per tournament.

Ok, green checkmarks. There are a limited amount given out at each tournament. If I remember correctly, you have to be in the top 40% of you event to earn one. It takes two checkmarks to qualify in an event for nationals. You can get more than one checkmark at a tournament, just so long as they are in separate events. Does that make sense? If not, please tell me in the comments so I can further specify!

Christian and I won two of our six debate rounds. The average novice team only wins one, or none, so we're pretty exc…

12 Days of Thanksgiving Tag

In the midst of:

preparing and stressing for our first Speech and Debate Tournament,

freaking out at the fact that there's only a week and a half of NaNoWriMo and I've not even hit 10K words yet,

plotting the prequel of said writing project,

and somehow drinking 21 eight-ounce cups of tea in one day (I usually only drink three, but one time I had 15, so I was trying to break my record and have 18, but then I decided to keep going),

S.F. tagged me for the *racks brain trying to remember* 12 Days of Thanksgiving Tag! Thanks dearie!

The rules:

1. List 12 things that you are grateful for
2. Tag as many bloggers as you want, making sure to tell them of their nomination.
12 things I am grateful for (mostly in order of importance):
1. Our Father in Heaven
2. My family and church family
3. The Speech and Debate community we are involved in
4. The humor of said community
5. A roof over my head, with a nice view attached
6. Tea (though I may not drink it again for a while) :)
7. My cat, G…

I'm posting snippets because I feel like it, and because I'm terribly behind and have decided to procrastinate

Have fun!

The water shivered. A black wolf entered into her abode. The queen turned to greet him, and he bowed his head.

“What did you see in your wanderings?” She asked.
“Well, we may have come against a slight problem,” he replied.
“How so?”
“The queen, excuse me, the ruler- that’s still not the right word,” he shook his shaggy head.
“Just say the news, never mind how it may anger me in the future.”
“Your highness, I’m afraid an heir to the mortal throne is being born. Right now. At this very moment.” He ducked, waiting for the queen’s fury. It never came.
“An heir. So, he has been successful.” The queen smiled. It appeared rather sickly to the wolf, but he didn’t put it past her.
“Yes, my queen. He is by her bedside even now.” ~
“That straw on the floor really is a fire hazard, I’m pleasantly surprised that the whole palace hasn’t burst into flames on more than one occasion,” the queen continued her musings.
“Oh, so it’s a palace now, is it? Last I checked, you referred to it …

It exploded into a fiery inferno

After arriving home from Church last night, after a very very good service, and birthday party, we were all tired and ready to go to bed, after all, it was already 11pm.

The littles all went to bed without a fuss, I think they were already half-sleep anyways. The older dispersed to their rooms, and Mom and Dad got ready for bed.

Mom and Lydia both felt and heard a loud bang, both assumed that somebody was either doing some very late night hunting, or, since it was race weekend, and we only live 15-20 minutes away from the track, that they had set off a large set of fireworks. Dad and I didn't hear anything, he was brushing his teeth, and I was probably doing the same.

I had thought about staying up to read a few chapters, but one glance at the clock told me that it was too late to be doing that if I wanted to have a good day tomorrow. So, I turned off the lamp, took off my glasses, and rolled over away from the window. A couple minutes later, I felt the urge to sit up and roll ont…

One Lovely Blog Award

Owing to Wisdomcreates, I have this new tag to do! Thanks a bunch!

The rules:
1) Link back to the blogger who nominated you (find her blog here) 2) Post seven facts about yourself 3) Nominate 15 other bloggers to participate (I'm bending this one)
Hmmm.... What facts have I not told y'all already?
1. I'm way behind in my NaNo project already. (2328 words written)
2. I love drinking tea that is brewed for hours.
3. I am obsessed with this song: 

4. I check Christian's math.
5. I love cold weather.
6. I love listening to music when I do school, but I can't stand it when others are loud when I'm trying to work.
7. My depth perception is all out of whack on account of my new glasses. But I can see so much clearer, and they'll adjust in the next couple of days. Though, going up stairs two at a time can be a challenge since my feet tell me the correct thing, but my eyes tell me otherwise.
That wasn't so bad.
Now, I nominate those of you who drank tea at some p…

I'm Hired


I got my first job.

Cue Mom and Nana excitedly dancing around the room while I stand in triumph.

Ok, I really am excited!

The lady who hired me is a photographer who does seniors, families, and horses.

She's really very nice, when we sat down to do the interview, she pulled out a notebook and said it was basically her brain, and that some days her phone is her brain as well. She loves to talk, and is very easy to listen to.

Her studio is about 15-20 minutes away, and her house is about two minutes away.

For the first few weeks, she'll mostly be teaching me how the ropes of what she does, so I'll not be paid, but that's completely fine, I wasn't expecting anything more than that.

I start tomorrow.

Now, back to NaNoWriMo, which I am already behind on. By like, more than I should feel comfortable with.


Time to (finally) put those words on paper that you've been plotting for months, or, in my case, a month.

It feels just like Christmas!

This is my first NaNoWriMo, and for the moment, I'm kind-of at lost of what to do, other than write like mad until I have 50,000 words.

Here is the cover reveal, in case any of y'all were wondering:

I'm so excited!