January is practically over. Waht?! It's scary how fast it went, but lots has happened this month, so let's get on with it.
So far, this year has been off to a great start. I mean, I started off the year with eating pizza. Seven. Days. In. A. Row. (It probably won't happen again for a long time, but it was quite awesome. xD)
New Years! I always bring in the new years by screaming at the top of my lungs. Like, literally. I scream as loud as I can and it leaves my voice feeling hoarse afterwards. But it's really fun. :P Do you have any New Years traditions?
On January 1st, I invited my wonderful cousins, Summer and Anna, over to watch the Twenty One Pilots concert on TV. We ate pizza beforehand (of course), and then proceeded to rock out to our favorite songs.
(To really get into the concert spirit we each dressed up from one of their music videos.)
|Left to right: Summer (Lane Boy), Anna (Fairly Local), and me (Stressed Out.)|
So. Much. Cocoa. I never used to drink much hot cocoa, but all of a sudden I've discovered an extreme love for it and it's become my new editing fuel. :D
I also got to 100 GFC followers this month, and now I'm at 113. Um, wow. Thank you all; you're awesome. <3
It was my sister's birthday on the 20th! She's thirteen now, which is kinda terrifying, but also really exciting because she's awesome. Love you, Laura!
More LOST watching, mwahaha. I'm on the fifth season now. Things are getting weird and I love it. (And the feels are still coming strong.)
This song is one of my new favorites. It's so calming and peaceful and pretty. <3
Reading kinda... exploded this month. Somehow (?!) between all the editing + blogging, I read a bunch of books this month. My average rating is 3.1 stars. I read more contemporary than I usually do. But most of them were "mehhh."
Favorite: Winter or Samara's Peril.
Best Cover: (I love most of them. o.o) But probably Raven or Passenger.-
Posting schedules are really awesome, people. If you don't have a schedule yet, I'd highly recommend one.
// GOALS FOR 2016 //
// GUEST POST BY RACHEL ALISON: creative faith //
// IN TWO YEARS OF WRITING //
// A (semi-serious) EDITING SURVIVAL GUIDE //
(You also may have noticed that I created a new header for my blog. If not, surprise! :P)
This happened when I was editing and it made me laugh and sigh:
...I just got shivers while editing. The scene was /that/ good.— Katie Grace (@KatieGraceWrite) January 26, 2016
... Or... or... I'm just really cold. #wishfulthinking #amediting
I... signed up for a writing conference?!? So, that's ah-maz-ing and makes me all squeal-y thinking about it. It's specifically for young writers (ages 13-19), which is awesome, because I can never meet enough teen writers. :P It's in Minnesota from June 14-16, and it'd be reaaally awesome if any of you were to come. Just dropping this link out there if you want to run it by your parents and find out more information. // Minneapolis Young Writer's Workshop //
So, I basically just edited all this month. I wanted to finish the fourth draft of Song of the Desert this month, but that's not happening because it's a mess. xD So instead I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the first week of February. *flops* I WILL FINISH THIS.
On the 23rd, Aimee and I did an insane writing day where she wrote 12,000 (!!) words, and I edited/rewrote 10,000 words. It was exhausting, but extremely satisfying. :P
-I FINISHED.— Katie Grace (@KatieGraceWrite) January 24, 2016
I WROTE/EDITED 10k AND I'VE NEVER BEEN QUITE SO TIRED.
*collapses into bed*
Zac, a Twitter writing buddy of mine, got a blog! It's called Of Bleeding Pens and Pages. (epic name, yes?)
Go Teen Writers is holding a writing challenge in which you think of a new book idea every day for the whole month of February. I signed up, but I think I'll try to think of a concept/idea every couple days instead of every day because that gets excessive. But, still. As somehow who struggles with thinking of ideas, this will be a nice incentive.
FEBRUARY 5th // I'm participating in Rachelle's flash fiction challenge!
FEBRUARY 6th // I've heard rumors that my novel may take over the blog that Saturday. Hopefully whatever it writes will come out coherent, but I'm not promising anything. ;)
- Katie Grace
How many books did you read this month? What are you looking forward to in February?
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