Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015: Pause

Today is the last day of 2014. Tomorrow is the first page of 365.

I am still back in 2012- or maybe I wish I was. The last year went to fast, it was like a blur, a weird dream. This year, I don't want that to happen. I want to be able to look back, and remember moments clearly. I'm going to be turning an age I would rather avoid, but I want to be able to look back on this age and remember it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: Try

The end of year is a weird time for me. I like to look forward at possibilities rather than back, but at the same time I like to learn and you can learn a lot from looking back. So here goes.

Monday, December 29, 2014

2014: Onward

The 6 days after Christmas are the last 6 days of another year. It's hard to chose how to spend them. Do you want your last days of 2014 to be with family and friends? By yourself, to reflect and make new goals? Do you want to spend them doing something you love?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 22

22.

Best physical feature 

I love my eyebrows. Does that count? 

It's Christmas eve here, so I won't be posting tomorrow! :) 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 & 19

18.

Something I miss

I miss the time I had when I was homeschooled to do what I liked. 

19.

Favourite 10 songs 

- Battle Cry by Imagine Dragons
- God Girl by Jamie Grace 
- Mighty to Save by Hillsong 
- I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons
- The Scientist by Coldplay 
- I Lived by OneRepublic 
- Don't Waste Your Life by Lecrae 
- Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. 
- Worriers by Imagine Dragons
- Little Me by Little Mix 

Friday, December 19, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 17

17.

Where I want to be in 10 years

I want to have graduated uni, have a job and my own home. I don't really know to be honest.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 15

15.

What am I afraid of?

I am terrified of spiders and heights make me want to vomit. Also, I am scared of failing. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 16

16.

My worst habits

I chew my hair and finger nails when I am nervous, so pretty much all the time. 

Four is Better Than None

I've been fiddling around with PicMonkey and the titles of my novels. I've tried changing Playing with Fire to King of Fire and Ashes to Princess of Choice. What do y'all think? 

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 14

14.
Favourite childhood book

I don't know... I liked Mog and Slinky Malinki.  I was quite fond of Judith Kerr in general. 


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 11

11.
Favourite Quote 

This changes from week to week, but right now? 
"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to life deep and suck out all the marrow of life. To put to rout all that was not life, and not, when I had come to die, discover I had not lived." -Henry David Thoreau.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 10

10.
If I won the lottery

I would pay off my parents mortgage then I would buy a farm and horses. I'd give some money monthly to a charity. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Something That Death Can Touch



He opens the car door, but sits in the drivers  seat without moving. He does this every year, every 1st of September. The first year, when he was fifteen, his mom drove him. Now, three years later, he drives himself. 

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 9

9.
Most proud moment 

My sister got an academic award this year. My mom started her Masters. My dad pretty much painted our new (huge) lounge (ceiling walls and skirting boards). I finished my second novel (in first draft form).

Thursday, December 11, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 8

Source
8.
Piercings and tattoos 


I'm way to scared to let people punch holes right through me, but I would like a tattoo of a cross on my wrist. If I carry through with the idea, my parents might pay for it for my birthday. This is an  interesting one, because I know many Christians don't think tattoos are okay. 

I wouldn't be happy to discuss differing points of view on this :) 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Some Serious Thoughts

Heather did the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and posted some great questions at the end. They made me smile, and I knew the answers, so here they are! You should go answer them to. They're awesome.

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

6.
10 favourite foods

Chocolate 
Liquorice
Ice Cream 
Pasta 
Salad 
Pizza
Popcorn 
Fudge 
Carrots 
Capsicum

Monday, December 8, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

5.
3 personality traits I am proud of

I'd like to think I am these three things-
Responsible
Open minded 
Hard working  

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

31 (or 28?) Day Blog Challenge

I know, I did this last year as well. It was probably boring. But I'm doing it again anyway. Better late than never (thats also what I think about getting out of bed)! If anyone would like to do this with me, tell me so that we can link up! Personally, I am going to miss #3, #10 and #14.

Monday, December 1, 2014

On Life, Perhaps my Characters Know More

Japro is a father for Azar, a son for Cre, a friend for Ruwa, a role model for Seeta.
King Durban is an Uncle to Azar, a bad one at that.
Azar is the Princess to a Kingdom, wishing she could lose her cown. 
Ruwa was born ordinary, his life destined to be extraordinary. 
Seeta is faking it until he makes it - whatever 'it' is. 
Cre dreams of being compassionate, but strong.

On life, perhaps my characters know more than me. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Best Blogging Buddies Award

Heather awarded me! Yay! Thank you :) 

The Rules:
☼You must make a post to show your award on your main blog.
☼You must tag the person who nominated you in your post (also take the cute owl on the left with you!).
☼You must nominate all of your best buddies, and those whom you want to become best buddies with, who, to your knowledge, have not been nominated for this award.
☼You must ask your buddies at least 15 questions in your post.
☼You must answer all of the questions your buddies ask you on your post.

Okay, so I warn you, I'm in a really weird mood. So this is very relaxed. And un-edited. Go forth and read, my minions.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Character Quotes

How's NaNoWriMo going for y'all? Do you have any character quotes you love? 
Care to share? :) 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Currently...

From Pinterest 


Drama Study 
Friendships  
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gentle rain 
Writing at midnight 
Twitter 
Lecrae 
Swimming 
My beenie 
Organised books
 Black coffee
Christmas adds
Old photos, new photos
Sharpies
Curling up with Hunter
Calenders
Blankets
NaNoWriMo
Sleeping in
White card
Singing
Life

Monday, November 24, 2014

Life, and Other Messy Things (Part 5)


In which we arrive at part 5, the end of my home schooling negativity. I'm sorry that I pretty much made out that home schooling ruined my life, because it didn't. The people just had a negative impact, but I think that if I hadn't gone through it, I wouldn't be who I am today by a long shot.

Music Monday: It Will Rain


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Life, and Other Messy Things (Part 4)


I want to take a moment to thank everyone who is reading these and commenting. I know I haven't replied, except to the ones on part 3, and I'm sorry about that. I did enjoy reading them though, they make me smile. I think that there will be only one or two more parts after this.

Why am I not interested in talking about boys? Why was I interested in following what I believed? What was making me feel different? Why did I suddenly become interested in learning about the world around me? Why was I more at home at school that at social events with people I had known for four years?

Blogger Recognition Award & One Lovely Blog

Autumn at Autumns Reading and Writings nominated me for two blog awards! Thanks Autumn :) 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Life, and Other messy Things (Part 3)


Well my last post stirred up some comments... But that's good, its good that we can think about these things.  I do think I came across in the wrong way about home schooling. I still harbour negative thoughts toward it, and I think that it came out quite... Blandly? Harshly? Negativity? I will clear it up, perhaps not in this post though, because more negativity headed your way. I'm sorry. 

Here goes, part 3. 

Paper Hearts: Ruben Eaton


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Life, and Other Messy Things (Part 2)


I'm not sure how many posts I'm going to do about this world I live and lived in (part 1), but I can tell you one thing- to be finally getting this out in the open, where anyone can see it feels really good. You know when you leave a pot lid on, and when you open it, all this steam flies out? It's like the pot lid has been lifted off my life. Don't feel obliged to read this, in the end, this is helping me anyway :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Life, and Other Messy Things (Part 1)


I've been thinking about life a lot lately. I'm not sure why, I think that it's part of growing up. I'm watching the world around me, while I'm frozen in some sort syrup, struggling to keep up with everyone else.

This is the story of my life and other messy things. And while it is strange that people I barely know might read this, and so might my closest friends, I hope that whoever you are, my journey touches and helps you in some way.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writing Promises: I Will.

So, Heather over at Sometimes I'm a Story did this really cool "Writing Promises " post. It turns out she got the idea off Ava Jae at Writability who wrote a "10 Promises to Myself (as a Writer)" post, and she was cool with me also copying the idea! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Last Paragraph

I wrote the last chapter of Paper Hearts yesterday.

No, it's not finished. I'm sorry. You'll have to save your confetti for the end of November ;)

For Whispers and Playing with fire, I wrote 20,000 ish words, then wrote the ending, then filled out the middle. I guess it's just how I work.

Annnnyway.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Every Writer Has Their Own Quirk

Sooooo. I know everyone is doing this right now, but hello, NANOWRIMO!

I have 6, three hour exams this November, and I knew that there was no way I could do NaNoWriMo. But it was looking at me. I got the emails. Paper Hearts called to me. I had to. But I couldn't. I could just sign up anyway. No. Yes.

And it was done.

Paper Hearts: Theo Taylor


Sunday, October 26, 2014

BTW, Gravity is 10 Newtons per Kg

My exams start on the 10th of november, with Science and end on the 1st of December with Drama. I have 6 different exams, and each one has at least two papers.

My mother commented the other night that I don't seem very agitated about them yet, unlike the mocks.

*cough*

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Paper Hearts Friend Group

Living in a small town all your life means that you get to know everybody and that the friend group you do have you become very close to...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If God is real, then how is there good/evil in the world?

I sometimes experience extreme flashes of anger toward the human race. I'm not going to beat about the bush, these flashes of anger come from illogic comments I read on the internet. Let me put it like this: I am an INTJ. This means I like to be logical, analyse things, be critical, think about them, and make concise decisions from my results.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hi, My Name Is

I suffer from a terrible habit of not telling people anything about myself. I can have an entire conversation with you and extract things about you without saying anything about myself. Then sometimes I go completely overboard and try to shove things about myself down your throat. 
I thought I might offer yall I poke into my seriously messed up mind, so here you are... 
I'm pretty normal. I have a family and an amazing best friend. I go to high school, once I tripped up in front of people and I fell off Rain after we slid down a bank onto a gravel road. I'm shy until you get to know me, then I am a monster. I have a dolphin called Misty, and yes, I still sleep with her. What is the internet for if not spilling you're darkest secrets? 
I do stupid stuff, but then awesome things happen, and I try not to have to many of these moments...
Because everyone knows that these moments are way better... 

Monday, October 13, 2014

#WatchMeWrite: Paper Hearts

It is the tag sweeping the writing world right now- #watchmewrite and I am incredibly excited to be taking part in it, thanks to a writing buddy I have recently made, Heather (she's got a really cool blog you should check out), who tagged me.

I'm excited 'cause I've always wanted to share my hand written pages with you guys, but its hard because my writing can be hard to read. Videoing my screen as I write presents a unique opportunity for me to share my writing process. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paper Hearts & Other Miscellaneous Things Snippets

Pictures sourced from Pinterest 
"The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page."

I've been chatting about my newest story on various social platforms, and I think it's finally time to share parts of Paper Hearts & Other Miscellaneous Things.

The first sharing of any story is always nerve wracking- What if no one likes it? What if it is a dumb idea? What if, what if...

I am the queen of hiding my writing from the world, but I am trying to work on changing this. I might start regally posting snippets again.

I hope you enjoy! *nervous smile*

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We All Come From One

I have now completed two first drafts of novels, both with females staring as the main character and telling the story. Parts of me live in them, parts of them live in me. Now that I am on my third, with another female MC, I thought it might be time to reflect on el pasado.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Suffering From a Lack of Writing

I made it 5 very miserable days after finishing Playing With Fire without writing. Unfortunately, I have had to diagnose myself with TMSIMH* and DAFW**. This is terrible news, and it meant on the 5th day of no writing, I was planning out a new story, complete with a Pinterest board.  By the 6th day, I was itching to write, my finger rested on the keyboard, the blank screen in front of me. I wrote 3000 words on the first day, making up for my 5 days off.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LETS PARTY!

I finished it.

I FINISHED IT. 

I FINISHED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first draft of Playing with fire is officially finished, at 66,164 words. This is about 13,000 more words than Whispers was finished at, so I'm am incredibly pleased.

I'm having my own one man party because despite the fact that I have now written two more novels than they have and I'm not even old enough to vote yet, my family seem remarkably un-effected by the news.

Please come and party with me my friends? I'm supplying virtual cake ;)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

September, Hello

IT IS SEPTEMBER. 

Did you guys know that? I only found out about a week and a half ago when I mentioned to a friend that people were way to excited for spring when it hadn't even arrived yet. He gave me a strange look and was like 'you do know it's September right..?'

I was just like...

Totally. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Music Monday: A Month of Owl City - Shooting Star


One Year of Opal Swirls: To The Beginner Blogger

1 Year of Opal Swirls! Wow! I have been blogging since 2011, but Opal Swirls is my first serious blog. I decided to put together a list of 10 things I would have liked to know when I first started out.

Dear new blogger, 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Blog Challenge: Week 2

I'm so sorry this has been so long in coming! But here is the entire week two of the August Blog Challenge :)

Tell us about your best friend: Well, she has red-ish hair, because she dyed it. She has blue eyes, so we could pretty much be sisters. She is always on the move and is awesome at art! She is really smart and is as anti-social as me :) She blogs here.

My favourite blogs to read: Well, I love Go Teen Writers, Garden of Happiness, Painting The Sky and Indonesia Around Me

A message to everyone in my age group: You do not need a girlfriend/boyfriend at our age. Get a cat.

Something I would like to do to help others: Go on a mission trip to somewhere like Brazil or Africa.

You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime!


Friday, August 8, 2014

My Science Class, 101

"Fun Educational Activities". I am often to be found over exaggerating my cheerful tone of voice and using my air quotes to their full extent. In case you didn't pick it up, "Fun Educational Activities" are not my favourite thing. In fact, I dread "Fun Educational Activities".

Today we got to be birds in science... Don't even ask... But what followed inspired me to write it down because it felt so character-filled. I hope I manage to convey that feeling.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Before My Birthday Update (II)

During the writing challenge I did at the end of last year, I made a list of 25 things I want to to do before my next birthday. Time to bring out the list again and cross more thing off! I going to change my list, because I have no idea what I was thinking when I wrote it. The changes are in red. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August Blog Challenge: What Is Your Worst Habit?

I chew my finger nails.
I ask people for advise to help me advise others.
I shut down when I'm not interested.
I slump.

You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

18 August

I'm very excited to have my one year blogiversary just around the corner - August 18 yall! I'm been waiting for this day for what feels like forever, and now that it's almost here, I'm not really sure what to do.

Do you know what else is truly exciting about the 18th of August? Chelsea will be playing their first game of the season! Gaaaaah!!!! (Thats me being excited. Weird, right?)

Anyway, after a lot of thinking I thought I would do one of those 'what I would tell my younger blogging self' posts that everyone seems to be doing right now. I want to be clear - I have read several of these lately, and I am in no way trying to copy anyone. 

Also I updated my 'About' page because it was awful, to be honest. You might have noticed I've been fiddling with the design of Opal Swirls as well. It's probably best to let me tinker on because I will never be happy. 

So thats what you have to look forward to! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Music Monday: A Month of Owl City - Fireflies


August Blog Challenge: What Do You Love About Yourself?

Um well thats a hard one. I'm not good about saying things about myself, I feel like I'm boasting, but here we go.

I guess that I love that I don't really care to much about what other think of me, any insult about how I look probably won't find its meant mark (but insulting my intellect probably will). Also I tend to stick to the things I say and I like that most people feel like they trust me (at least I think they do).

Wow that was probably the most awkward post I have ever done haha.


You can join TW, BrookeJessy Jones and I as we do the August Blog Challenge anytime! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Blog Challenge: A Brief Introduction to Me


It took me a long time to create my 'About' page, because I'm naturally a very private person, and while I try to project a feeling of openness around most people, the truth is that I am never going to tell you about anything that really matters to me (apart from God). There is very few people I trust in the world, and it's very hard for me to add to that short list.

Because of this, I find introductions very hard, but I'm going to try very hard to be honest, and not go on for to long because I don't want to bore you.

The first thing you should know is that I am introvert, but around my best friend and my family I tend to be a lot louder and dramatic than I am at school. At school I get a lot of comments about looking stoned (I do not do drugs, it's just my face!) I identify mostly with the INTJ personality type, and it's not true that we don't feel emotion, we just chose not to express it. I like to think about the world and the bigger picture, and try very hard to be as logical as possible. I often struggle with feeling like I am surrounded by idiots, but at the same time feeling like the idiot. I like to challenge myself academically, and I always feel like I could have done better.  I believe in God, and one of my favourite things to do is to have this challenged (but don't get emotional about it, because then I'm not interested if you can't argue rationally). I belong to a small family, and my sister is one of my best friends, something I try to maintain.

Yep, so thats pretty much me!

It isn't to late to join TW, Brooke and I as we do the August Blog Challenge! 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Blog Challenge

I'm so excited to do this challenge! It's quite cool because you don't have to blog everyday, so you can dedicate more time to each question. Also, you can pick which days you blog on! 

Will any of you join me? It's not to late! I'd love to connect our blogs if you want to :) 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How High School's Treating Me

I can still remember the day I decided to attend high school. After craft group I got into the car with my mum, slightly angry, mostly defeated. I felt forced out of my safe place, rejected by people I considered to be friends. As I looked out of the car window, I finally admitted defeat and asked my mum to enrol me.  Just do it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Liebster Award & Sunflower Award



I am doing the Liebster Award again, and by now I'm sure we all know the drill - 11 facts about me, answer Autumn's questions (thanks for the nomination Autumn!), nominate people, ask them questions. I'll try to make it interesting because I know I probably repeat the same 11 facts over and over. 

I am also doing the Sunflower Blogger Award again, thanks to TW Wright. The Sunflower Award basically follows the same rules as the Liebster Award, but is says that you only have 9 questions/facts. 

So I have decided to mix the two. I will answer all the questions, but I won't nominate double the amount of people, or give you double the amount of facts about myself, because there is really nothing that interesting about me anyway. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Does anyone have an opinion about my new blog design? 

Say yay or nay, have your say!

(Don't be scared to be honest) 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Snippets, Playing With Fire


It's been a while, and I'm sorry about that. Every time I think I finally have control and time, things come up. Blogging has been pushed to the back burner because of this. Writing, however, has not, and so here are some snippets from Playing With Fire, which has now reached over 40, 000 words, thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo. 

I sent the first 10, 000 words to a friend, and she returned them with some very helpful advise, so I know what kind of work the story is going to need when the first draft is finished. I feel like Playing With Fire is going to end out quite long, and the thought of 100, 000 words has been floating around for the last few days. 

There is so many things I want to still happen, and to be honest, what I want to do to my characters isn't very nice ;) Anyway, here are 4 snippets :) 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Music Monday: A Month of Bastille - Pompeii


Sydney (seeed-neey)

On the way home the other night, I realised I had left this blog hanging for a week (or two), without telling anybody what was going on. I am so terribly sorry, I meant to write a post before we left. My family went to Sydney, Australia for 7 days to visit my Grandma.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Will Lie Down...

 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety - Psalm 4:8


1 & 2 - Hunter
3 & 4 - Pouncer 
5 - Blackberry 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Silence

I need to apologise for my lack of blogging after I promised at least two posts a week. I'm not sure how it slipped out of hands, but it did. Anyway, I'm back for my Saturday post. Sorry there was no Wednesday post this week, but I haven't really done any writing anyway. 

I haven't done any writing. I opened my documents a few times, stared at them then closed them. 

I've been listening to Bastille on the bus, and I think the song below has hit about where I'm at. The words are there, I know they are, its just a matter of relaxing and just writing. 

I start Camp NaNoWriMo on July 1st, and I'm in a really great, Christian, supportive cabin, so hopefully I will really start to get a move on. 

In the meantime, here's The Silence for you :) 


Off to study for my Electricity internal and practise my drama lines. I'll do a post for you about the performance night like I did last time

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Snippets, Playing With Fire


Playing with Fire has a Pinterest board here and you can read about it here. Enjoy! I especially like the last one :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Society Divides Us Up

I was talking about books in the back of science with the girl who sits next to me, and happened to mention that I was somewhere about 27th in line for Divergent at the public library. The girl who sits next to the girl who sits next to me immediately lent forward to talk to me, and offer a precious gift: Book borrowing.

'I own the entire series.'

My eyes widen because I WANT TO READ THESE BOOKS SO BAD but I don't want to be rude. I was desperate.

'You can borrow them if you like.' She smiles, and I accept without thought. And so I entered the world of  the post-apocalyptic version of Chicago.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Snippets, Middleking Prep

Welcome to the world of the privileged. The teens at Middleking Prep have never known anything other than relaxing in the wealth of their rich and possibly famous parents. The story is told by Molly, the 'new girl' and Alex, one of the veterans of playing 'rich boy' at Middleking. Their paths cross, and each of them is touched in a different way, and at the end, neither of them will be the same... 

You can find the Middleking Prep Pinterest board here

Monday, June 9, 2014

Back With Energy!

Today I am back to blogging. I feels like forever, and I missed it so much I pulled my act together, and did a post over at Ravens and Writing Desks. It's a weird day to be back - Monday. Monday's aren't really my day (I'm not sure any day is really my day), but I want to be back, so I am.

I discovered several things about my blogging habits, and what I would like my blog to be like while I was away.

Music Monday: Livin' On A Prayer


Monday, June 2, 2014

Music Monday: Lovely

"Your redemption won't grow stale 
We are now just setting sail 
On the seas of what we fear"
- Lovely, by Twenty One Pilots 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One Step Behind Life

I apologise for my long absence from all things blogging. In truth, I've come and stared at the blank page a few times in the last week, but I haven't had anything to write. It's not that life has been boring - it hasn't. It's just so crazy and awful right now I don't know what to write.

I'm here to announce officially that I will be taking a period of leave from blogging (for about two or so weeks), apart from my Music Monday posts. I promise it's nothing to be concerned about, but even so, sending a prayer heavenward for me each morning would be appreciated :) 



Monday, May 26, 2014

Music Monday: Lost Cause

"Wait, no one said what's lost cannot be found 
You are here to make it safe and sound"
- Lost Cause, by Imagine Dragons 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Miss You In Numbers

I slapped this poem together. It's not very good, but this is poetry. I'm not convinced anyone really knows what good poetry is. I certainly don't. In fact, the world of poems is a mystery to me. I rarely, if ever, write any.


Oh well. Haters gonna hate: Proverbs 9:8

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How true is this?


It's ironic you need a screen to watch this, however, this spoken poem really impacted me.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Music Monday: What A Wonderful World


"I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world."
- What A Wonderful World, by Michael Buble

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Character Development: Ally II




Today I would like to finish the questions for Ally, and introduce you to yet another character (I know, it seems never ending!),  Molly!

A reminder about Ally...
Ally has been struggling with bulimia and anorexia for almost 4 years. She and her brother, Heman attend the Christian group at Middleking every week. Ally has given her life to God, but still struggles with her self-worth. She loves to sing, but often her eating habits cause her voice to fade or crack. Her brother Heman is trying to help her, as doctors have failed. Ally is generally very friendly and is more likely to judge herself than those around her. Her red hair often causes people to remember her from their first meeting. Ally has kept her eating disorders a secret from those around her. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hi May!


Oh my, I can't believe we have already entered the 5th month of 2014! It feels like it was only yesterday I was waking up to he first of January, excited to have made it to another new year, and full of plans to make 2014 my best year yet.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Am I writing the wrong book?

I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo in advance. I was so excited! I decided to aim for 20,000 words and slapped out a profile, copy and pasted an extract and added in a picture. Then I lent back and admired my handiwork.
I was ready for camp!

Music Monday: Little Talks

"You're gone, gone, gone away 
I watched you disappear 
All that's left is the ghost of you. 
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart, 
There's nothing we can do" 
- Little Talks, by Of Monsters and Men

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Character Development: Ally




Today I would like to start on the questions for Ally, remember you can leave any questions in the comments :)

A quick bio about Ally...
Ally has been struggling with bulimia and anorexia for almost 4 years. She and her brother, Heman attend the Christian group at Middleking every week. Ally has given her life to God, but still struggles with her self-worth. She loves to sing, but often her eating habits cause her voice to fade or crack. Her brother Heman is trying to help her, as doctors have failed. Ally is generally very friendly and is more likely to judge herself than those around her. Her red hair (I could hardly not have a character with red hair!) often causes people to remember her from their first meeting. Ally has kept her eating disorders a secret from those around her. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Liebster Award (again!)

Rules:

~Thank and link back to the person who nominated you 
~List eleven facts about yourself 
~Answer the eleven questions asked by the blogger who nominated you 
~Nominate 9 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (you can't nominate the blogger who nominated you)
~Ask them eleven questions
~Let them know of their nomination

Thank you TW for this award!