Have you ever had that one story that you could never seem to write properly, but you keep making attempts every few years to reboot it as your skills as a writer increase?
The above phrase is always how I think of what life is like after NaNo is over. Even if you don't make it to 50k, your imagination usually feels like some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland after all the work done. At least mine always does.
As you may suppose from my previous post, this year's Thanksgiving will be a bit bittersweet.
A miscarriage means a lot of sadness, but at least it means that we'll get to see you in heaven someday. I'll love you forever, my little one!
If you’re like me and dreamed your whole life of getting married, then you probably have a lot of ideas about what you want the lead up to that experience to be like.
Personally, I found my wedding dress online. Now, this wasn't the original plan. I had seen enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to have an idea of the experience I wanted while finding my wedding dress. However, I ended up hitting several roadblocks that sent me in a completely opposite direction, especially since I wanted a modest dress.
Here we are! We've finished the first week of NaNo! Doing NaNoWriMo can be a nearly all-consuming endeavor, but it can get overruled if you're also working or in school while doing it. Personally, I'm a teacher, as well as a house-wife, so finding time to work on my novel in between my other obligations can be hectic.
I'm obsessed with Halloween. I immerse myself in spooky music all October and most of all, I make a point to dress to the nines as much as I can every yearSo we decided to go all out this year (budget considered of course). Our costumes were inspired by the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The characters of Cal Kestis and Merrin (the Nightsister) were what we chose to base our costumes off of.
The Hallowmas box can only be found between the hours of midnight and 3am between Halloween and Hallowmas. The box itself is full of several mysterious objects, related to the passage/ties between worlds. Preston Everett is an unusual academic in search of the box. He has a fascination with the supernatural and often dabbles too deep in the ancient and arcane. What he'll find will be secrets beyond what he anticipated, as well as stories of those who have delved too deep into this Otherworld, like himself.
It's October! And we all know what that means! Halloween! Which I love, but that's not what we're preparing for right now. The start of October means NaNoWriMo is one month away.
Are we really being grateful? I feel like that's a question many of us ask ourselves. “I should be grateful for what I have,” I tell myself. “My life is good. So what if I don’t have everything I want?” “Don’t some people have it worse?” Isn’t that the most common way we make ourselves feel bad for our desires? Of course some people have it worse, but that's not really the point.
Fair warning for any non-Catholic reading my blog. This is a very Catholic post, as I'm a very Catholic woman. This title is the goal of many Catholic women. For those of us who aren't called the religious life with a vocation as a nun, many of us anxiously await to find our future husband. I've found mine, which means I am removed from this search, but I still vividly remember it, since I am only recently married and only met my husband just over a year ago.
Remember that song from Disney's The Princess and the Frog? Tiana's song "Almost There"? I sure do. I've sung it pretty much every day for the last two years. This song has been my constant companion, lifting me up when I felt overwhelmed. I had a whole playlist specifically for that, but often ended up …
I fully understand November is still a whole two months away, but for those of us who annually participate in National Novel Writing Month, we sometimes start planning as early as August. But today NaNoWriMo opened the site to be able to announce this year's project, so I thought it was a good time to start talking about it!
A cliche title this year, I know. But we've had other "worst years" before. There were plenty of people who hated 2016, whether for the political climate or the fact that there were clowns running around frightening people. Or maybe they just had a bad year, everything seemed to go wrong for them. 2020 has …
For those of you who know me, you may be aware I got married one month ago. The road to marriage for us has been a wonderful one, though not without its obstacles, from outside our relationship rather than within. Our wedding was an Extraordinary Form Tridentine High Mass, by which I mean: we're Catholic, …
Exactly one year ago today, my now-husband and I were betrothed. Saying that to most people always elicits a question about betrothal in the first place. Usually, there's a conflation of betrothal and engagement. However, they're actually pretty different.