Writing

Friday, January 29, 2010

When I tell most people that I like to write, they don't really understand. When someone asks me what my future career is going to be and I say a writer, they can't comprehend that. It doesn't bother me; writing is who I am and even I couldn't change that if I wanted to. Writing is my world, it's me. If people have a problem with that, then that's too bad--they don't have to be around me. I have a big imagination and I'm always coming up with ideas. Some people think it's weird when I say that I've started some novels. Yes, plural. I have so many ideas that I write them all down. But right now, I'm trying (and so far doing quite good) to really focus on only one. Every now and then, I'll get out another story and add to it. I love to read what I already have. Some stuff makes me say, "Did I really write this? This isn't that bad?" (It makes me feel really bad to be prideful) Of course, they need a lot of work. Sometimes I say, "Did I really write this piece of junk?" So I work on them a lot. In fact--don't tell my mom--but, when I sit down to do my math, or any schoolwork, sometimes it takes me half and hour to start because I'm thinking up how to make my stories better, or maybe I'm even thinking up a new story all together. I'm always thinking (usually about writing, but sometimes about anything) There's never a day that goes by that I don't think about my stories. Never. There are times when I wish I could just forget about writing for a week and be "free"; I wouldn't have to feel the need to write. But I really do love and enjoy writing. Isn't that how we're supposed to feel about our careers and ourselves--love and enjoy who we are and what we do? Not wishing we did something else, or somebody else. Now, that doesn't mean that we don't. Like I said, sometimes I wish I didn't have to write. But I do. Most people don't understand that; even the people that it happens to. Something inside of you makes you write--it forces you to. And even though you may not want to give in at first, you end up enjoying it as you go. Just the other day I had to do a writing assignment for school and I didn't want to. But as I got into it, I loved it. It was fun. School, fun! Can you believe that? That's one of three reasons I enjoy school: writing, history, and it makes you smarter, if you let it.

Well, I hope that I haven't bored you now that I wrote that. Please forgive me, but like I said, writing is who I am, what I do. Once I get started I can't stop.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Well, today after my piano lesson, we went down to see the river baseball field in town because we heard it was flooded. You couldn't see the bleachers, the fence is underwater, and the stuff in the concession stand probably isn't doing to good. I know that my mom isn't too tall, but she'd be underwater. But today was pretty nice. Cold, nonetheless but nice.

I don't have much more to write. Besides, I feel like getting off. So, good-bye, dear world! (blogging world, that is. I'm not dying or anything.)

Golden Sunsets

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today all it did was rain. The temperature was wonderful and I would've loved to have my window open...but it was raining. Pouring, to be exact. Finally, the sun came out. It still is. And it's beautiful. But only in the west. In the east, all it is are big, ominous, black clouds. Even that's beautiful. I still like the west better, though, with the golden sunlight, blue skies, and the big, white, fluffy clouds that are illuminated in the sunlight. Luckily, that's where my room is. In fact, my room is positioned so that I can see the sunrise and sunset, which I both adore. I think that's what I'll do now--get off of here, go in my room, and watch the fading sunset and write.

So, good-bye, everyone!

Today...Was like Spring

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Today was a wonderful day. So beautiful! I also had breakfast with my grandparents and aunt. The only part of the morning that wasn't too good was when the dogs ran away. Luckily, they came back. But they did get yelled at.

In the afternoon, I sat in my room listening to my MP3 player, editing some songs I had been working on with Morgan. Then she and Bethanie came over and Morgan came up with a really good tune. It's bound to be a bestseller. Definitely something I would spend my money on. I wish I could come up with a tune like that. After that we went for a walk and then each went our separate ways. I really do enjoy writing songs. Maybe that's why I'm so excited I get to go to Nashville. :)

Well, now I'll be signing off. Good-bye!

Texas, Definitely

Friday, January 22, 2010

Well, daddy gave the okay, and I'm going to Texas. I'll be leaving Feb. 24th and I'll be coming back March 11th--the day before Annie's b-day. Don't get too used to me being gone. lol. I'll be bringing back souvenirs, too. Not that I'll forget. I'm eager to be able to taste real Mexican food, not just American Mexican food (can you understand that? Cause I'm not quite sure how to explain).

I know that I haven't been on too long, but Mark and momma want to watch a movie so I need to get off (plus, momma made cookies and they might be done soon...Need I say anymore?) By the way, Annie is sleeping over at my Mee-Mee's all by herself, for the very first time (I'm pretty sure, that is). She's tried before, but...Things haven't gone so well. (She got homesick) Now that she's gone, things are really quiet. And somewhat calm. But I'll be glad when she comes back. Even though when Annie's gone, I get the whole bed to myself and it is like, awesome!!!! (I know, mom, "grammar, grammar." "Stop using like's.")

So, good-bye!

Viva, das Texas!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just spoke in three different languages-- viva (Spanish), das (German), and Texas (American). I guess you're all probably wondering where I'm going with all this. Well, let's just say that you may not be seeing me for a while--I am almost definitely going to Texas for two weeks at the end of February with my grandparents and possibly my brother. We're going to see the Alamo and a space center...We're also going to drive along the Mississippi (I can spell it backwards, too: ippississiM), go to Branson, Missouri, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and maybe St. Louis, Missouri. Two weeks! I'll be blogging and showing you pictures. Just think, while all you are freezing, I'll be burning up.

Guess I'll be going now. Bye!

Friday and Sunday

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So... Last Friday night was the broom hockey on ice thing. I was sore for the next two days. Really sore. I didn't fall down as much as some people, though. I ran in to someone once. (Andrea's friend) It was funny: one minute I was headed towards the ball, then I ran into this towering giant (a bit redundant, huh?) and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground. lol. I had a good time. Then my brother went to the King's for a birthday party and I got to be brother-less for a night.

Sunday I got to serve at a retirement party for our church secretary and I got a tip! Wow. I was sooo surprised. And happy. One more dollar for the Emily Car Fund. I really enjoy serving. It's sort of cool how everyone works (or tries to) work like a team. Jim had three or four pieces of cake and then asked for sprinkles--he got them, too. haha. Ahhh, life is funny.

Well, I guess it's time to get off. I have to get ready for bed, and my fingers are longing to start moving across a paper with a pencil. I have to work on one of my stories, or I'll go crazy!

Night!

Christmas

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Well, here they are: The Christmas '09 pictures that I took with my pet, my new camera, my Canon Elph.
One cute baby





David and Natalie taking a picture of me






Jacob eating







My brother eating

















Natalie eating


Jackie and Jim--they make
such a cute couple. Awwwww......









And that is all I'll be posting tonight due to technical difficulties (most of them being just plain me) and other people wanting me off. Good-bye!

Broom hockey on ice, and a Science test

Tomorrow night our youth group is having a snow night and they're playing broom hockey--broom hockey on ice. I don't think I've ever played just regular broom hockey. Hopefully I won't break my leg. I can see myself hopping around on crutches and all my friends would call me crutchy. Especially Andrea, for payback because I called her crutchy when she was on crutches. I'm sorry! There, Andrea! Please don't call me crutchy!

Last night at youth group was pretty fun. First, my friend Paige--who I hadn't seen for a long time--showed up and we sat by each other and talked (not during the preaching). Then, we did a game. The first game, we split up into groups of three--guy w/ guys, girls w/ girls-- and you group would put each other's arms over each other's shoulder's. The point of the game was to get a balloon--which started out at your feet--up over your head. You could get it up there any way, except your hands. My time (Me, Paige, and Kim) won! Ha-ha-ha. Victory is ours!

Our next game, the girls formed something like a train and put a balloon in between us. (We weren't supposed to drop the balloons) Then, we had to walk up through the house, into the attic. The guys started ahead of us (they were doing the same game) and we met up in the attic. Someone tripped on the light switch and all the girls screamed. That made the guys laugh. Actually, the girls screamed the whole way through the house. It was just like a haunted house--all dark, and we were all tripping...You should of seen us going up and down the stairs. Mrs. Huston and I--she was behind me--were saying how good it was that we were in the very back. Because, when we fell--we didn't say if-- when we fell, we'd have a lot of padding. Unlike Lindsay, of course, who was in front--she'd have ten girls falling on her.

Well, I guess I'll go. I just passed my science test by the way! And I didn't study! (Until today, that is. I scanned over the study guide about an hour before the test) Wow. I thought I was going to fail. But when my finished test was handed back to me, it said " 14/16". Yea!!!!!! The reason I didn't get 16/16 was because I got the definitions of solute and solvent switched. Oh well. I still basically got perfect. I'm happy!

Isn't it just hilarious how I say I'm going to get off and then write a whole nother paragraph?

You're Joking....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Well, I went to the dentist today. It wasn't as bad as I though it would be. The hygienist said I have wonderful hygiene. But, she also said that I may need braces. I was thinking, "You're joking..." But she wasn't. Two of my teeth are still baby teeth. (Is that the reason I'm still immature?) The adult teeth look like they're going to come in slanted. The dentist said that the teeth will probably straighten out. But if they don't...Yikes. I don't think I'd die if I got braces. It's not the end of the world. It's just, the money. And the food! I can't eat certain foods! So, I will be eating all I can just in case. And, braces are a nuisance. My friends with braces tell me so. I don't want braces. My family all told me that I would never need to have braces! I can't stand this! I've always been proud of never needing braces. Pride goeth before a fall. Hey, guess what, I just fell.

Guess I need to get off now. I have to make supper. Bye!

Hello, Goodbye

Hello, everyone. I just started piano lessons yesterday and I love piano! Flute, piano and guitar....My favorites! Guitar is fun. It's sort of hard to get used to playing the guitar. Your fingers feel like they're falling off sometimes--all the time. At first.

Well, it's time to go. Good-bye!

And still more snow

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hi! There's more snow on the ground! Whoopee. I'm ecstatic. Can anyone tell that I'm being sarcastic? I mean, yeah, I can't wait to get outside and maybe sled with my friends. It's also so beautiful around our house--all the snow on the ground, flurries in the air.... It's sort of blinding to look outside. The snow is so brilliant--bright, that is. But I'm a country summer gal.

Well, Mark and I have been playing my Indiana Jones Wii game. It's so fun! It has different "adventures"; Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade. I've only seen The Last Crusade, but I still love Indiana Jones (the movies). I like adventure.

So, the cookies Mark and Annie made last night did turn out well after all. Quite good. Cookies are definitely better right out of the oven. And when you burn your mouth on the mouth-watering, hot cookies, it's worth it.

And, that concludes this post. I hope everyone has enjoyed this post! (And if you don't, there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Hey, you're the one stupid enough to read something you don't like, if that's the case)

13 year old girl Writes Gospel Music

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hey everyone! My friend Morgan has some real talent. She asked me to send this around and most of you should have got an e-mail. I'm still gonna post this.



Hello Christians of the World. My name is Morgan and I'm 13. I've been writing gospel music for about 2 years. I also play guitar and a little piano. Music has been my passion for years and I thought it would be amazing if I could show the world that children should be heard and that we have potential. I really hope you like my song. Thank you for your time and support and I apologize that I could only put up the lyrics. God bless! Enjoy!


Storm


I saw a strike of lightning flash across the sky tonight
And I wondered if it was God saying things would be alright
Do you think the forces of nature we see everyday
Could be God saying


I will give you hope
I will give you warmth
I will give you a home
And protect you from the Storm
I only ask you of one thing when I answer your prayers
To always have Faith in me and live without a care
Oh, is that what God says in the Storm?


When our Lord sees us having trouble
Does he tell us in the Storm?
Does He tell us it will be okay
When the rain starts to pour?
And He says


I will give you hope
I will give you warmth
I will give you a home
And protect you from the Storm
I only ask you of one thing when I answer your prayers
To always have faith in me and live without a care
Oh, is that what God says in a Storm?


I know he understand
I know it'll be okay
Because I know He is with me
Each and everyday!


Oh, my dear Lord


I will give you hope

I will give you warmth
I will give you a home
And protect you from the Storm
I only ask you of one thing when I answer your prayers
To always have faith in me and live without a care
I that what God says in a Storm?


Again thank you for your time! Just remember that the world isn't all about wars & economic crisis & who will be the next president. Remember that God is your savior and to thank Him every day for your life. You can contact me by my e-mail msecu123@yahoo.com. God Bless!



-Morgan

Talking to you

Hello, everyone! Right now, Mark is making cookies. Mark. Making cookies. Wow. One time when he was making them, he couldn't get the Crisco off of the knife, so he shook it up and down. It still didn't land in the bowl. It got on the ceiling, though. We still have a stain up there from it. lol.

Well, tonight my plans are to sit in the living room with the rest of my family. They'll probably watch a movie. Then we'll try some of Mark's cookies. Hopefully we won't all get poisoned. After we're done "testing" (which is more like eating), the family will probably go back to the living room and.... oh, dear, Mark just dropped an egg on the counter. Mess all over. This is what I was talking about.... and we'll probably go back to the living room. Then I'll write. Oh, I love to write! Luckily, there's some people who understand that. Most people ask me what career I'm planning on having when I'm older. I say writing. They're like, "Okay....." I'm used to it, though. I'm not daunted. Not in the least bit. Other people assume that since my mom plays the piano, I want to be a musician. Now that makes me a little....upset. Just because I play the flute and my mom's a pianist, doesn't mean that I'm going to do that. Or even want to do that.

For school--and free read--I'm reading Jane Eyre. I've seen one of the movies, so I know the plot, but I want to read it. It's a classic. And I believe that by reading books by good writers, I can maybe help myself become a better writer.

Well, I guess I'll get going. I'm going to grab my notebooks, pens and pencils and write!

Hello, all you people!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Well, the new news is that I might be going to a winter retreat that some of our youth group is going to. I'm not sure, though. My parents have to talk it over. If they say I can't go, I won't be upset. I just think it'd be cool to try out.

Yesterday I finished a book that I looove. It's in a series that I loooove. I wish I could write like that--making people fall in love with my stories....

I guess it's supposed to snow tomorrow. I'm ready for summer. A cool and colorful fall with football and Thanksgiving, a white Christmas, a white and bright New Year, and I'm ready for spring. (That comes right before summer, my fav!) I love spring because everything is new, and fresh. Everything's green and cheerful. I can have my window open and listen to the birds while I right, or go outside and lay on a blanket under our pear tree and write. (Sadly, it's only a decorative pear tree, but I call it pear tree, 'cause no one ever needs to know) Then of course, comes summer. The grass is soft, I run around in my shorts, t-shirt, and I kick off my flip-flops. (Seriously, what's the point of the grass being soft if we're wearing shoes and can't feel it?) My friends and I have picnics and they come over swimming--I love swimming!-- we play volleyball and--my favorite sport--baseball!, and I can wear flip-flops all the time! I love flip-flops! Of course, my dad hates 'em. And my uncle Larry. Jackie and I decided once that it must be a family thing to not like flip-flops. (Jackie loves flip-flops, too.)

Well, I see that I've got to go. I hope to be writing again soon!

Startin' School back up

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well, we started school again yesterday. One of my assignments for the week was reading Plutarch. I LOVE Plutarch! It's so interesting. I didn't want to do it at first, thinking it would be really boring, but it isn't. I read the first chapter, about Theseus, and then I have to narrate on Wed. I can't wait to read the rest of the book!

Since I'll be a freshie next year (a freshmen in seven or eight months--ahhh!), I'll be starting work for honors--in English and History. It's exciting and scary that I'm going to be a freshmen. Sometimes I wonder if I really wants to do all the extra work for honors. And the answer is always the same: yes. I'm not going to give up.

I already know what classes I'd like to take in college: literature, history, drama/theater, and music.

Well, I guess I'll get going now. I hope you all have a wonderful day and week!

2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wow. It's so cool and yet weird to be saying "2010". I'm just getting used to writing it.

At first, I was really upset about 2009 ending. But I don't mind any more. Yes, 2009 was a good year. I had a lot of fun and made many memories that I won't ever forget. But 2010 is another chance to make even more memories and have even more fun. I just have a feeling that 2010 has some good things in store. I'll have to remember saying that, so I can see if it's true a year from today.

Well, got to go. Happy 2010!