(remember last monthly highlights? you all said it was appropriate to shout pizza for an intro, so I went ahead and did it.)
// I'M PRACTICALLY DONE WITH SCHOOL. I basically am except for a few assorted corrections and tests. But I'm good with saying that I'm done. And ohhh it feels so good to be away from the evilness of fall, winter, and spring. I'M FREE. FOR A WHOLE SUMMER.
// I started the show Falling Skies! It's basically an alien apocalypse show that has super strong family relationships and wonderful characters. <3 *is so excited to watch all of the seasons*
// I've been listening to lots of Twenty One Pilots. (surprise? no? didn't think so.) I've found a couple of other artists that I've been listening to more as well, too. Truslow, and NF. (links lead to my favorite songs of theirs)
// LOTS of grad parties. (which means lots of good, junky sweets. mmmm...) I can't help but simultaneously wish that I was graduating, and also hope that I never graduate because life after high school is scary.
// CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR FINALLY CAME OUT. *screaming* I may have already seen it three times, and am planning on a fourth in June. It's that good, you guys. The feels kinda killed me.
|trying to act cool with the sis|
// Speaking of Civil War, this is an actual thing that happened in youth group, and it was epic.
Murf (my youth pastor's nickname): *is wearing a Captain America sweatshirt*Murf: *takes it off*Murf: *is wearing a Stark Industries shirt underneath*Murf: DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE SIDES.
I love my youth pastor. I think I've only seen him without a superhero shirt once. He literally wears one all the time. He's basically a superhero himself by now and it's awesome. xD
// I've officially started my job at Starbucks! I finished training, which is kind of terrifying, because I don't know if I'm completely ready? I've worked on the drive thru a couple times. It's actually quite fun punching the orders into the point of sale system. xD I work again tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes! *crosses fingers*
// And life is just... exploding, all of a sudden? There was a time in May where I only read 20 pages in seven days. ACK. Editing, working 20 hours a week, finishing up school, blogging... it's crazy and I think I might go insane.
Only bought one book this month: Bruiser! It's a fabulous and very feelsy book and also has pizza mentioned on the first page. So.
And the main reason that I bought it... (other than it being a fabulous book) ...is because I got to meet the author! (picture below) There was a teen literature conference one Saturday near me, so I went and was able to meet Neal Shusterman and Leigh Bardugo. :D
Also this happened one night while reading:
*reads 10 pages*— Katie Grace (@KatieGraceWrite) May 19, 2016
*reads 30 pages*
*reads 50 pages*
Me: WOW I READ FAST.
Clock: *is broken*
It made me laugh once I got over how tired I was going to be the next morning. :P
Total of the month:
It's my lowest month of the year, but it's also been the busiest month. Hoping June will be better.
+ 'the adventures of superhero girl' which would not fit into this picture.
Favorite: Unwind! After Aimee and Anna continued to shove it in my face, I finally read it. And loved it. *hugs the book*
Honorable mention: Hawkeye. <3 It's the "all new hawkeye vol. 5" and OH it is gorgeous. The parallels and the story and Hawkeye... you all need to read it.
Disappointment: This Shattered World, Jerk, California, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. All of those I rated two stars. I had hopes for higher ratings... but oh well.
Best cover: None of them are my favorites, but I really like River Secrets. The soft illustrated art and the pretty text suits the story. <3
WRITING. (or should I say editing? heh.)
Well, editing has been happening this month. I waited a week after May started and then dove into all of the beta edits. And quickly realized that my hope of finishing the edits by June is a very big task.
So I'm hoping now to finish by mid/end of June before Camp NaNo begins. Ack, it's a lot of work and petty things I need to change. Which I suppose is better than huge plot things, but yet means that it's very time consuming.
Also on a random note... I'm SO very thankful for my beta readers! SO SO SO SO SO THANKFUL. <3 <3 It's crazy how awesome you guys were and all the work that you put into my book. (I mean, wahht? I can't even imagine.) Seriously. You deserve all the hugs and pizza. <3
Hopefully I can find time amidst the craziness in June to edit. *pumps fist tiredly* LET'S DO THIS.
Also, speaking of writing... I signed up for Realm Makers! Will I see any of you there?
*this section was very random and incoherent but it's not an official post by me unless a little bit like that*
// another blogspot design post! (probably the last one in a long time.)
// and two other posts that I will keep a surprise because surprises are fun. (now I feel like I'm setting these posts up to be I'M GETTING PUBLISHED or something crazy like that. I'm merely keeping them a surprise because I am, not because their topic is super special. Sorry. xD)
// katie grace
Have you discovered any new music artists lately? How was your month? Did you finish school?
And if you're graduating... CONGRATULATIONS. *confetti*