As we rush toward the end of the year, I constantly see people rushing to finish their 2017 goals. But as the year comes to a close, I am more reminded of all the things I have not done and will not complete, such as NaNoWriMo 2017 and a new college. In November, my writing… Read More NaNoWriMo, College, & Other Things Un-Finished Before the End of 2017
It’s the first week and I’m already way behind. As a college student, I’m trying to juggle midterms, exams, homework, student organizations, leadership positions, finals, and yes, even these excuses. Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that there aren’t enough hours in the day nor enough hours at night to get full rest. So… Read More Week 1: NaNoWriMo 2017
Organizing and planning ahead may well rank itself as one of my favorite things in the world. So it’s no surprise when it comes to the NaNoWriMo debate of “Planner” vs. “Pantser” that I’m a whole-hearted Planner: So how does a planner tackle NaNoWriMo? Outlines are the bloodstreams to planners. It is half the novel.… Read More Outlining a Novel: The Bullet Point | 2017 #NaNoPrep
It’s that time of the year again, when the trees begin the change color and the leaves start to rustle like pages of a book and you know those ghosts are coming to haunt you, because it’s only one month to NaNoWriMo! For those of you who do not know, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)… Read More Got #NaNoPrep?
We’re one month into college, and the books are starting to weigh down! And this also makes it the perfect time for a care package to one of your long-distance college BFF! If you didn’t see my first post in this series of college care packages, don’t forget to check it out here! One of… Read More College Care Package #2: The “Mom”
Everyone is better than you at something. Well okay, maybe not better than you. *looks directly at that one person* Still, working hard doesn’t seem to cut it these days. Something has to be said for God-given talent and for those who can’t seem to find theirs. Admittedly, only recently has this become an issue… Read More Good Enough?
The first time I read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, I hated it. A memoir about a family—dysfunctional, charismatic, poverty-stricken and painfully stunning—The Glass Castle painted a picture that I could not bear to look directly at for the first few years that I knew it. There are few books that incite such anger… Read More Dreams of Glass Castles