Wow. So, March was a crazy insane month, and it's looking like April is going to be even more insane. Hopefully in a good way, though. :P
SPRING BREAK! What a glorious week of no school... just... so I could edit instead. (ha) We watched a bunch of movies as a family and I stayed up to insane hours of the night and slept in late each day. It was so lovely. xD
I, um, turned sixteen? So that's a thing. I was planning to just stay home and eat pizza, but then my amazing friends held a SURPRISE party for me. It was just the sweetest thing ever and I'm so blessed by them. <3 Here's the short clip of them giving me a heart attack:
(hopefully the video works out. otherwise just picture me very frightened. :P)
I've started applying for jobs, too. :D Which is terrifying. So far I'm just applying for coffee shops -- we'll see if that turns into anything. *crosses fingers*
OH AND THE PIZZA SOCKS! I promised a picture in my last post. Here they are in all their glory:
MY BOOKSHELF IS FULL. This only means another bookshelf, mwahaha. I already have stacks of books on the floor waiting for a new home.
So last month I read a whopping twenty-one books, but reading dramatically lowered to 15 books this month. *sigh* Hopefully next month I can squeeze in some more reading time. But then there's Camp NaNo. So probably not. xD
Anyways, let's look at the books:
Favorite: STARS ABOVE! Ahh, it was such a lovely collection of short stories. *hugs all the charries*
Least Favorite: Ugh, Zeroes. Too many characters, wayyyy too long, and there really wasn't much of a plot? And I was bored for most of the time. So.
Best Cover: Ooh, probably The Shadow Queen. I love the gold lettering in the apple.
So I "accidentally" got a lot of books this month. Three birthday books, two for five dollars, and then another five books under three dollars each on Thrift Books. So I was a very happy bookish person for the whole month. ^.^
left to right: scarlet, the goose girl, enna burning, unwind, princess of the silver woods, the shadows, the schwa was here, leviathan, five enchanted roses, son, and gathering blue.
SO. MUCH. EDITING. THIS. MONTH.
It's not even #NaNoWriMo and I've (re)wrote over 5k in two days. WHAT IS THIS MAGICAL INSANITY??!#amwriting #amediting— Katie Grace (@KatieGraceWrite) March 18, 2016
I've also kinda started planning my Camp NaNoWriMo novel. (Yes, I know that it starts tomorrow. Yes, I know that I'm horribly unprepared. Yes, I'm freaking out.) It's going to be a loose retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. I'm calling it Little Red Rain Coat -- contemporary, takes place in Seattle, and my main character is an adopted girl from China.
Here's how prepared I am to start this story tomorrow.
Do I know the beginning? No.
Do I have a name for my main character? No.
Do I know the ending? ...Kind of? Ish?
Do I really know ANYTHING about the novel? No.
But I have a playlist made for it! ...Important, right? No? Sigh. xD
To make April crazier than it already is, my goal is to write this story by the fifteenth. So 50-70k in fifteen days. Can I do it? I'm certainly going to try. I'll be editing the rest of the month with what extra words I have left.
A guest post by the lovely Hannah.
A GIVEAWAY?!? Mwahaha, yes. It'll be my first giveaway on this little blog so I'm rather excited. :D
A letter to my novel. (inspired by Aimee's post a while back.)
So, much excitement to come. Looking forward to next month with all of you even though it's gonna be crazy. We got this.
// katie grace
What are you doing for Camp? Are you prepared?! (if you're not, join me in freaking out and we can band together in our unpreparedness)