May 2017 Monthly Lookback

This month has been one of “too many things to do, so many things to do.” But now that school is over and I have time to focus. All I had to do was get past my main barrier:

Myself. (with a sprinkling of youtube…)

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Alice in Wonderland play I was in went so. stinking. well.
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the opening monologue which was basically ten pages of ranting about stuff and crying and then eating little cakes that said eat me, drinking from little bottles that said drink me. XD

It being my first play and I, and me being Alice, I was a leetle concerned. But it went so well. There weren’t any major mess ups and the crowd was great! I was really thankful to have two Alice’s, too:

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(I  am the Alice to the left)

We both memorized the entire play. That meant that during opening night she did Act 1 and I did Act 2, then the second night we switched and I did the opening. It lowered the stress levels and allowed me to obsess over my lines right before I went on stage.

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(alice spent a lot of the play getting scolded.)
  • This summer I’ll be working at a city market selling post cards and greeting cards and stuff. Yesterday was my first one and it actually went really well! It was a lot of fun to talk to people and make money of something I love. XD

 

  • I got my hair cut, which is most definitely a I highlight because I couldn’t cut my hair for three months because of Alice. It was getting long and my bangs were a mess. But we’re all good now.

 

  • Chicks! Our broody hen sat on eight eggs and hatched seven!
  • This isn’t really a highlight, it’s actually more of a lowlight… but I wanted to include it for records sake. Our local coffee house is closing. It’s terribly sad because it’s a very popular shop. But they’re having building issues with the owner and blergh. So sad. 😥 There’s anyone one in town, but it’s further away. And of course Starbucks, but that’s even further. *sADnesS*

 

  • I’m also not sure if this is a highlight or not, but now that school is officially over? I’m a senior. Around this time next year I’ll be done, and I can’t even fathom that. O_O

 

BOOKS READ:

I know I wrote a post about ‘killing your TBR’ so no laughing at me. I only read five books XD. I wasn’t actually free to read until the second week of May, and then I had to remember that reading books besides my Alice in Wonderland script was a thing.

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Some Kind of Happiness was so stinking good, and is probably my favorite read this month. The Selection, comes in a close second… You’re Welcome Universe, I DNFed.

 

WRITING:

I have three main goals right now in the writing area: Edit Sparrow Singing with beta suggestions, write a synopsis of Sparrow, and finish writing draft two of Truth Remaining.

This month I focused on editing Truth Remaining. It’s nearly there… I have about 20k left to right and man, the feels. the plot twists. XD

But I’ve been getting wonderful comments back from this round of Sparrow Singing beta readers. Several them I know IRL, so one of them sent me these pictures when they finished:

 

For June:

Now that schools not present, I can write! And Art! And read! And fun stuff! (for the most part XD) It’s seriously felt so good this month to just create.

June. It’s always been my favorite month. This one will be pretty low-key, besides taking the SAT (studystudystudy) and June being my birthday month (another reason I adore June.)

Another goal I have is web hosting. I’m trying to get Jeneca Writes off its .wordpress.com thing and self hosted. http://www.jenecawrites.com, anyone?! We’ll see. This might get pushed into July, but who knows! I really excited for these summer months, my friends!

 

How was your month of May? Anything exciting happening this summer for you?

April 2017 Monthly Look-Back

April was… a month. Definitely a month. A month of craziness and not craziness and more craziness. Now it’s over?! Whaaat?

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sent Sparrow out to Betas! Twas scary, but I had 17 people sign up. o_O that was pretty neat.
  • Last month of classes. Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t think I realized how much I was gone at class until today.
  • Only a few more days till Alice in Wonderland opens and closes and I get my life back.
  • GREEN. SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL.
  • Sewed a lot this month. (costumes for Alice lol)
  • Watched both Iron Man 1 and 2 this month. I’ve *always* despised Tony Stark with a burning passion, but I like him a little more now… but only a little.
  • Memorized lots and lots and lots of lines but probably not enough

 

BOOKS READ:

I, shockingly, read a lot more books than I thought I would this month, with the play and being in class and all. Of course, one of them was for class, and Hunger Games was a re-read…

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Speak of Hunger Games, I really might write a post on it. Last time I read it I was twelve, and while it was still brutal, I saw it in a different light this time around.

 

WRITING:

Well, I tried this month in writing. That first and second week were pretty strong. I did, however, lower my goal from 75k to 45k then to 35k. XD

I ended up with around 20k but then that third week came along. Virtually no writing got done.

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I’m currently at as 37k of my goal of 35k, but only because I added the 8k I wrote before April. But it’s camp. All things go at camp. 😉

 

BLOGGING:

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Camp NaNo update 1

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I also read some really great posts this month… y’all should go check them out. 😉

Who Are They? By Melissa Gravitis

BEWARE THE NANO BEAST by Katie Grace

Go Teen Writers: Shannon’s Journey to Publication

 

IN MAY:

Well, my blogoversary is coming up on the 8th! Keep your eyes peeled for Wednesday I’ll be needing your questions. I’m hoping to do a q & a vlog because that would be fun.

But besides that, I’m hoping to dive back into editing Sparrow with all my beta’s suggestions that have come in so far. It would be insanely cool to have it re-edited again by the end of May, but we’ll see. I’ll be content with half of it re-edited.

Things will be pretty sparse around here till the 12th, as I’ll be uber busy… see you then!

How was your month of April and Camp? Watch any good movies this month?