A Parade... And Randomness

Saturday, October 20, 2012


There's just something about parades. Don't ask me what it is. Maybe I love getting candy, so I can eat it until I get sick. Maybe I love the firetruck horns that make me jump ten feet.

Seriously, though, I really enjoyed going to a local parade today with my aunt, cousin, cousin-in-law, little sister, and--of course--my cousin's two adorable little kiddos, Londan and Oliver (should I just have said "family" and saved a lot of time?...)


Oliver does not like cotton-candy. Crazy kid... 


Londan: "Annie was like THIS!"

My girl :)

He's my little Dude.


I can't get enough of those kids. Goodness...

Anyway... To end this post, I just have to share some funnies with y'all. Because I love humor, don'tcha know? 
{All below photos via pinterest}













haha, I totally know what this is like :p














Yes. If only Peeta were real...And on a side-note--you can't not agree that he's nice on the eyes.*ahem* Moving on...





And this isn't funny, but the song is amazing, so... I wanted to post it :p


So how's your life going? Because mine is insane and amazing :p


Music Makes the World Go Round

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I know that some people might argue with the title of this post, but I love music. If I could, I would spend half of my day playing the piano (the other half would be spent writing).

There's just something great about finding a new piece of music that moves you and... Well, to say the least, is amazing.

So, I thought I would share with you my own personal challenge for this winter--for my piano recital in the spring, I will be playing a sonata by Beethoven. I heard this song and knew right away that it was the song for me. 


[This is only the first movement]


So what are your thoughts?


Take This Down...

Monday, October 15, 2012


November is only a few weeks away.

Craziness.

What's so important about November? NaNoWriMo. I'm really excited--but I also have the tendency to get really stressed out. It's all worth it, though.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I probably won't be posting much in the next few weeks--don't worry, I won't drop off the face of the blogosphere forever. I'll make sure to keep you updated with how the novel is coming along. But just don't expect a post everyday :)

Thank you for your patience :p

(Okay, so I just realized that I sounded like a telemarketer.... :p)


We Went Camping

Wednesday, October 10, 2012












My weekend was spent camping--complete with playing cards, campfires, and freezing (freezing wasn't very fun... But I tried to deal with it). I was also reminded that my family really knows how to cook. The food was oh-so yummy :) What I really enjoyed, though, was the beauty. One morning I rode my bike down to the lake. A chilly wind made ripples on the lake and blew wisps of hair in my eyes. The air was so clean and fresh. Water lapped against the docks. I was surrounded by bright mountains. And I wondered how there could ever be a more beautiful picture.

But then, I've said that before.

How was your weekend?



It's That Time

Wednesday, October 3, 2012



There comes a certain time of year when the leaves start to change, and the air turns crisp.

The leaves turn a bright orange color, the sky seems bluer.  


It's time to bring out the hats and boots, and sip on some hot tea or hot chocolate.


And all this means that it's time to go back. Where? To one of my favorite places.
I'm going camping this weekend.
Because of that, I won't be posting until next week. But I'll have plenty of pictures when I'm back.


The "Post-Climax Stupor"

Monday, October 1, 2012


Picture this: you have just finished writing the climax of your novel. Your character faces a big problem, and your novel is getting really exciting. You take a deep breath, and prepare to write the next chapter.

Then you realize--you have no idea what to do next. So, you stare at the blank page before you, in a sort of daze, scratching your head and near tears. How in the world can you solve the problems in your story and keep your readers reading?

                                                     Source: mbawritersblock.com via Emily on Pinterest


This is what I call the "Post-Climax Stupor."

Not only am I dealing with the "post-climax stupor"--I just realized that November is a month away. And that means that NaNoWriMo is a month away. Is that crazy or what?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are ups and downs in writing--and I'm down right now. Things will get better, though, as long as I don't quit.

So please excuse me if I don't post like crazy--my goal is to finish my novel before November. *insert deep breath* It's not going to be easy--but I'm excited. Because after I finish this novel, I can start on the sequel :)

Have you ever experienced post-climax stupor?