Saturday, April 22, 2017

Word Count Saturday

Fun fact: I am writing this at a little league baseball game

What am I working on?

Revising chapter 2!

How do I like the process?

It's going pretty well so far. I've had a few friends and family members read it and I am currently working with their feedback.

What am I reading?

Just finished Caraval! If you haven't read it, you definitely should. It's extremely imaginative and the plot will hold you at the edge of your seat the whole time.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Word Count Monday

What am I working on?

The letter to my 100 year old self!!

How do I like the process?

I love this concept! I do the majority of my personal journal entries in letter form so this is right up my alley. It's making me think very deeply about my future and while that is sometimes scary, it is also exciting to think about everything that is ahead of me. I think I'm actually going to save the letter when I'm done with it and hopefully I make it to 100 to read it. It will be interesting to see if my guesses about what my life may become will match up with my reality.

What am I reading?

Caraval by Stephanie something (I don't remember her last name!)

I like it a lot so far. My childhood best friends mom recommended it to me because Stephanie was her friends college roommate!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Yet Another Word Count Sunday

What have I been working on?

Journaling and a few short story ideas

How do I like the process?

I am good at coming up with bits and pieces of stories, but not so good at sticking to them for the long haul. Usually, I just end up with a bunch of different intros to stories but for me that is better than nothing. We will have to wait and see if any of these mini stories actually turn into anything.

What am I reading?

Forums about college life from all the schools that I am considering transferring to...

This is something that simultaneously stresses me out and excites me.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Word Count Sunday

What am I working on?

The next chapter for this class

How do I like the process?

I am enjoying it. The only tricky part is I am playing around with a few different intros to the chapter. I am going to set them all aside, write the whole thing, and see which one fits best at the end.

What am I reading?

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Friday, March 17, 2017

experiment #2

The world is just like ours except all of the houses are completely see through.

The world is just like ours except education is not required for anyone but it is available.

The world is just like ours except college is free.

The world is just like ours except all personal technology (cell phones, lap tops, etc.) has become illegal.

The world is just like ours except everyone speaks their own language.

The world is just like ours except teenagehood lasts for a duration of fifty years.

The world is just like ours except your memory only has the capacity to remember one day before it.

The world is just like ours except the color red doesn't exist.

The world is just like ours except all swear words have been banned.

The world is just like ours except you have the ability to decide how long you wish to remain under 30.

The world is just like ours except giraffes have become regular house pets.

The world is just like ours except the you can choose one superpower at the age of 10.

The world is just like ours except orange juice is what we need to drink to stay alive, not water.

The world is just like ours except scantrons are taken with pen instead of pencil.


Word Count Friday (again)

What am I working on?

My critiques for my Glowdark friends and journaling.

How do I like the process?

Critiquing other people's work allows me to also find things I can improve upon in my own work. It ends up being beneficial for them and for me.

What am I reading?

a poetry book that has no cover so I can't really tell you what it is

Friday, March 10, 2017

Word Count Friday

What am I working on?

Journaling like a mad woman

How do I feel about the process?

I do not know what came over me but in this past week the amount I've been journaling has sky rocketed. I just keep getting hit with inspiration and I can't seem to write enough. This is a "problem" that I am more than thrilled to have. I've been journaling like two to three times a day. I am just gonna take this sudden crazy inspiration and run with it...or should I say write with it (I'm hilarious).

What am I reading?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (it's my second time through and I already want to cry)