March Recap

I’m just going to take a wild guess here and say that March took a turn that none of us really saw coming. The world decided to turn upside down a little bit.

Dystopian authors should be taking notes about how people react to pandemics. Especially about the lack of toilet paper.

Now, I don’t know what life looks like for you right now, but my life actually hasn’t changed that much with COVID-19. Because I’m homeschooled, school goes on like normal. The only thing that has changed in relation to school is that I’m not sure I’m going to be able to have a graduation ceremony. But that’s all right. Also, I work at a restaurant, which is still open for take-out, so I still go to work. In short, my life hasn’t changed except for the fact that I can’t go to church, which stinks.

Also, I had my wisdom teeth out during the middle of March. I had hoped to get some writing done then, but it turns out that having my wisdom teeth out completely drains all of my energy and turns my into a sloth with very little creative energy.

Anyways! Moving on!

Reading Recap

Oddly enough, I only read three books during March. Now, I did have the goal of only reading non-fiction books during March, which I stuck to. So I don’t know if that means that I read non-fiction a lot slower than I read fiction, or if I am more inclined to not read non-fiction when I come home from work or am relaxing, or something else entirely. I had hoped that with only reading non-fiction books in March that I would be able to pound out the stack of non-fiction books I need to read, but alas, that did not happen. Guess I’ll just have to keep at my non-fiction reading list, while adding some fictions books back in, of course.

I guess my favorite book that I read in March was Lit! by Tony Reinke, which is about how Christians should think about reading and why Christians should read. While Reinke spent a good chunk about the book about why you should read, which didn’t really apply to me since I already read, the parts about how we should build our reading diets and think about reading were interesting. There were also some parts of it that I felt were applicable to writing as well. I’ll maybe do a post about it soon.

I also bought a bunch of books, which is exciting! I can’t wait to get my box of books in the mail. I also preordered The Story Hunter, which is the last book in the amazing Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin, and Dust by Kara Swanson. If you haven’t heard of Dust, you should go look it up, even if you are just going to gawk at the beautiful cover. And look up The Story Hunter and the rest of the Weaver Trilogy while you are at it!

Writing Recap

I know you have to be tired of hearing this by now, but I didn’t do much writing in March. However, graduation is coming up soon, and my plans for post-graduation includes lots and lots of writing, so yay!

At the beginning of March, I got to mess around with renewing WordPress and transferring my domain name, which was an interesting process for someone who doesn’t speak the language of technology. So, I’m sorry if you couldn’t access this site for a day or two. That would have been while I was messing around with technology.

The fact that I had to renew WordPress means that this website is now one year old! It is crazy to think about a year of blogging already gone by! I know that I haven’t done the best job of blogging in my first year of it, and I am hoping to do better in this second year. So thank you for your patience with my lack of routine.

I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month! Camp NaNo is just like regular NaNoWriMo except that you get to set your own word count goal. And doing Camp NaNo means that I am going to start writing Story Teller! I’ll probably start sharing some information about it in the upcoming days.

I am also probably going to start an email list soon. I am planning to give away a short story to everyone who signs up for it, but am having a hard time deciding what short story I should give away! So I decided to ask you what you want!

Would you rather read a:

  • A story about girl involved in a secret resistance and a daring mission she goes on?

OR

  • A story inspired by the legend of the Minotaur with echoes of Beauty and the Beast?

And yeah, I realize that the pitch for the second story is a lot better than the pitch for the first story. But the first one is still good!

Let me know which story you would rather read in the comments! I can’t wait to see what you all think.

And that’s about it for March! Happy Spring!

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