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Monday, February 25, 2019

February Wrap-Up



February is over!! *happy dances* 

I don't know about you guys, but I am *so* ready for spring to be here. 

That being said--February was a pretty good month for me, writing-wise.


Writing


In my January Wrap-Up post (which you can find here) I mentioned that I started the fourth draft of my manuscript. So far, I've only been able to reuse three scenes--because I am a chronic perfectionist when it comes to writing, which is really not a good thing to be. Buuut, I just hit 40,000 words in my draft--the end is in my sights!! 


(I mean, I still have, like, 1/3 of the manuscript to write still--but we're not going to think about that.)


Reading 



I finished Heir of Fire, by Sarah J Maas, and although I used to really like her books, I'm not as into super high fantasy as I used to be--so I'm still debating as to whether I will finish the series or not. 

I also read The Summer I Turned Pretty, and It's Not Summer Without You, by Jenny Han. I still have yet to finish the third book in the trilogy; although, I have to admit that the plot isn't as gripping as I wished it would be, so I don't know if I will end up finishing it. >.<

For school, I read I Am Malala, an autobiography by Malala Yousafzai, which was sooo inspiring! Highly recommend!

If you follow my Instagram, then you know that I participated in my school library's Blind Date With a Book event. The book that I ended up getting was Zodiac, by Romina Russell. And, as I said earlier, I'm not as into high fantasy as I used to be, and this novel was *very* high science fiction. I found it hard to get into the book, and so I unfortunately did not finish it. 

Films/Television 



I obviously had to watch National Treasure 2--and I loved it! 

TV show wise, I finished up season three of Riverdale. I also rewatched some Psych episodes--because, I love Psych. Enough said. 



Also, I binged some episodes of That 70'S Show. I can't recommend this to everyone, as there is some language, and a lot of off-color humor. 



Listened To 



Music-wise, I've been listening to a lot of Imagine Dragons and OneRepublic while I write. Also, when I'm having writer's block, I've been trying to listen to video game music, because it's supposed to help you focus. And--it's helping?? My go-to is the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack. 

And as for just-for-fun music, I've been listening to Rachel Platten's music. (I really like the song Grace, from her album Waves.)

I've been listening to some Podcasts too, and I've been loving it! The First Draft Podcast brings on a lot of authors as guests, and I love being able to listen to the tips and anecdotes from my favorite writers. I've also been listening to Pretty Basic, with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz, which is a lifestyle Podcast that I'm really enjoying. 


Miscellaneous 



My mom--I've mentioned her in multiple blog posts before because she is *the best*--got me a bullet journal for Valentines Day. (She knows I like notebooks more than candy, haha.) I've been using it pretty consistently now, and it's so helpful to keep track of everything. And, it's, like, oddly therapeutic for me. Reading and writing and journaling have always been big stress reliefs for me, though, so it's not a huge surprise. 

I'm trying to create a theme for my Instagram--and so far so good. I'm having some trouble posting consistently though. (As you guys probably know--I have trouble updating consistently on here too. *hides in shame* I literally posted on here twice this month. Twice.)

Also I have just entered--MAJOR FREAK-OUT TIME. 



I knew that my blogoversary was sometime in March, but I thought that it was, like, later in the month. Well, turns out that my one year blogoversary is NEXT WEEK. *screams* *flails*

If you guys have any recommendations for how I should celebrate--leave them down in the comments! :)

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Anyway--I hope all of you had a wonderful February. Do you have any goals for March? If you do--tell me down in the comments! 

(Also, please help with my blogoversary freak-out, haha.)

12 comments:

  1. Ooo, Q&A’s are fun! That’s what I’m doing for mine (also, we started within three weeks of each other!). But I mean, you do you. A lot of people do Q&A/vlogs, some do giveaways, but you can do your own thing!

    And dang, it seems like everyone in the blogosphere is getting into bullet journals right about now! I started a “practice one” in January, and am starting the real one in March. Are you using it for anything specific, or just as a regular planner?

    Also, congrats on hitting 40k on edits! YOU CAN DO THIS!

    Hope you have a great March! :)

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    1. Thanks for the input!

      I know right! I use my bullet journal for a schedule, blog post brainstorming, and a lot of list-y things. (Books read, music listened to, TV watched, etc.)

      Thanks Nicole! <3

      I hope you have a great March as well!

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  2. Sounds like a full month.
    I bailed on Riverdale in season two, but when I found out they were doing Heathers, I started thinking about catching up. That 70's show is hilarious and of course Psych is the best.

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    1. Yes! I love Psych and That 70's Show!

      Hope you have an amazing March. <3

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  3. I hope March is a good month for you, and also happy early anniversary!!! <3 Q&As are fun, but you don't have to do anything if you don't want to-- don't stress yourself out too much! ;D

    CONGRATS ON 40k THAT IS AMAZING!!!

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    1. Thanks for the input Gray!

      And thank you again! <3

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  4. I'm ready for spring, too! I LOVE winter and snow, but this year it seems like all the winter weather got dumped on us at the very end of the season, and I'm just ready for it to be over. I just got a dog that I want to go out and do fun things with, and I'm getting tired of working out inside all the time, and just... yeah. I'm ready for spring.

    Congrats on your anniversary! I can't offer any suggestions on what to do from experience, haha, but I hope you find something you enjoy!

    My main goal for March, I think, is to get more writing done than I did in February. Which wouldn't take much. xD But hopefully I can find my motivation again!

    theonesthatreallymatter.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh--I'm so happy for you! Dogs are the best. <3

      Thanks Emily!

      Good luck with your writing! :)

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  5. Ooh congrats on writing progress! And yayyyy, bullet journaling is fun! (I'm not very artsy or good at keeping up with it though lol)

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    1. Thanks Eliza! Haha--I'm not every artistic either. :P

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  6. Happy early Blogiversary! May March bring lots of good feelings and experiences to you!! ♡
    Ann~
    https://love-english-by-ann.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I hope you have plenty of good experiences this March too. <3

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