August Monthly Wrap Up

Hey, guys! I know that this wrap up post is about four days late, but there are very good reasons! Well, I assume that my reasons are good… Anyway, if you were wondering where in the world I’ve been for the past two weeks, wonder no more. Just read my recap of this month’s shenanigans!


Highlights:

  • I traveled more than two thousand miles this month (by car!) and visited tons of people that I haven’t seen for more than ten years. Yep, I went to Canada, where literally all of my extended family lives. But instead of just staying around Ontario at my grandparents’ house, which is what usually happens, we took a crazy road-trip across eastern Canada!
  • I visited Ottawa (the capital of Canada), Quebec city (where I kind of failed to speak French very well at all), then we treked through the vast wilds of New Brunswick to Truro, Nova Scotia, where we met up with my Grammie and my dad’s sister and then spent a couple of days down in the valley. Then, we went back to Truro and spent a couple of days there, before heading back towards the dear old USA and driving through Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts (where we visited Boston and saw some of the Freedom Trail) and finally State College, Pennsylvania, where we hung out with some of my dad’s friends from way back when. Aaaand, now I’m home! Yay.
  • I read some books on the trip (This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, mostly) and I also signed a copy of my book that one of our extended family members owns!
  • I got super stressed out.
  • I got my parents to put on some Twenty One Pilots music in the car! I’m not sure that they care for it very much, but we listened to both Blurryface (multiple times, due to the insistent requests from my youngest brother) and Vessel (once, all the way through). I think we may have a few new members of the Skeleton Clique to welcome in, namely my brothers, who were all very enthusiastic about the music.

Posts from August 2017:


Looking Forward:

There is a TON of exciting stuff that’s going to be happening this month. I’m back for good, so you can expect at least a few more blog posts from my corner of the internet to hit your inbox during September. I will also be officially announcing the release date and details of my next novel, The Tangle, so be sure to stay tuned for that as well. I will also (hopefully) have another super special announcement for your tomorrow, so make sure you subscribe by email to make sure you hear about it! If you like to listen to electronic music, you won’t want to miss this one.


Thanks so much for reading my August wrap up! Have you been on any crazy long trips recently? Have you ever been to Canada? My family and I go about three times a year, and I love visiting there! Let me know in the comments.

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August Wrap Up

Blogger Shout Out! (My Top 5 Favorite Blogs of 2017)

2017, so far, has been a pretty great year. Besides completing multiple writing projects (yasss!), learning to play guitar (or starting to learn, anyway), and becoming a Whovian, I’ve really enjoyed getting more involved in the blogging community and meeting a lot of new blogger friends online. So, today I thought I’d give a shout out to my top five favorite blogs, so that you can go check them out and find some cool new blogs to read!

Here we go:


5. Feels Like Hope

Feels Like Hope is the brilliant, excruciatingly honest blog of Aimee Meester, writer and creator of the amazing The Bright Eyes Project sci-fi podcast, which I’ve been listening to and enjoying greatly. The blog is fairly new, but already it is shaping up to be fantastic, and I really love Aimee’s writing style. Her posts are also absolutely brilliant and she has some great advice for writers.

Visit Feels Like Hope

Say hi to Aimee on Twitter

Check out The Bright Eyes Project


4. The Invisible Moth

The blog of Christian author Daley Downing, where she blogs about reading, writing, spiritual growth, and more. One of my favorite posts by her is Some Writing Tips I Take Issue With, in which she talks about some bad writing tips that often circulate in the Christian writing community. You should definitely check out this post, and Daley’s whole blog!

Visit The Invisible Moth

Say hi to Daley on Twitter


3. Hannah Heath’s Blog

Another awesome Christian author with lots of brilliant writing advice. She has a new post every Friday, and I always love getting updates from her blog in my inbox. Check out this awesome post, where she looks at and explains the age-old adage “Write what you know”.

Visit Hannah’s Blog

Say hi to Hannah on Twitter


2. Tea with Tumness

Tea with Tumness is the blog of S. M. Metzler, a YA fantasy author. She has tons of brilliant posts about writing, and also wrote a hilarious Sherlock fanfiction called ‘A Visit to the Psychologist’. Her writing advice is always spot on and super smart, and I highly recommend you check out her blog.

Visit Tea with Tumness

Say hi to Ms. Metzler on Twitter

Check out ‘A Visit to the Psychologist’


1. Paper Fury

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably read some of my flailings over Cait A.K.A Paper Fury, who is probably one of my favorite bloggers of all time! She is an absolutely hilarious and lovely book blogger, with one of the most gorgeous blogs and Instagram feeds I have ever seen. She posts book reviews, blogging and writing advice, and also hosts the Beautiful People meme, which I have participated in for the past couple of months. Definitely check out her blog because it is awesome.

Visit Paper Fury

Say hi to Cait on Twitter

Check out the Beautiful People meme


Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it. Are there any bloggers on this list that you really like? Do you have any other favorite bloggers? Let me know in the comments!

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Blogger Shout Out

June Monthly Wrap Up

Hey, everyone! So… apparently it is already the end of the month (how in the world did that happen???) and I haven’t really posted anything in a bit. I’ve seen a lot of my blogger friends doing posts like these, so I thought it might be a good idea to start doing monthly wrap up posts summarizing all the exciting(?) stuff that’s happened.

Without further ado, here is my June wrap up.


Highlights:

  • I started watching Doctor Who! I’ve been really curious about this show for a while, and several of my Twitter friends really like it, so I decided to start with the Ninth Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) and go from there. Right now, I’m nearing the end of the Tenth Doctor’s last season, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! This is such an odd, intriguing and interesting show, with lots of crazy aliens, time travel (of course), and action, and you can definitely expect a full review from me in the future.
  • I made another painting and posted it on Instagram! This time, it’s Doctor Who themed. You can check it out here.
  • I participated again this month in #WIPTruthOrDare, a super fun hashtag game for authors on Twitter, and I’m going to participate in July’s game as well! You can find my #WIPTruthOrDare tweets from May here, and the ones from June here. You can follow me on Twitter to get all of this month’s Truths and Dares in your feed! 🙂
  • I’ve been listening to loads and loads of Twenty One Pilots. Up until now, I’ve only had a few songs of theirs that I’d listened to and liked, but all of their music is just so good. Highly recommended!
  • I got a copy of Unsanctioned Eyes by Brianna Merrit! Brianna is an awesome Christian author I follow on Twitter, and I am really enjoying her book. It’s an exciting thriller with assassins and secrets and tons of action. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
  • I’ve been doing *some* work on a super-secret project (my next book and its sequel, if you must know 😛 ). I’ve completed the first draft of the first book, and I’m about 7,000 words into the first draft of the second book, but it’s been fairly slow going so far.
  • I started learning to play the guitar! I only know a few chords so far, but I’m really enjoying it (even if my fingers did hurt a lot for the first few weeks) and I can’t wait until I can play lots of songs.

Posts from June 2017:


Looking Forward:

I will be away without internet for about a week in July, but you can definitely expect a few more film and TV show reviews this month while I am here. I recently finished Season 3 of CW’s The Flash, and I want to write a review of that show, as well as one of Cars 3 (which was surprisingly not awful). Hopefully there will also be some more Wednesday with Words posts (I need to be better about doing those), and I want to get a lot more done on my current writing projects.


Thank you so much for reading! How was your month? Have you done or started anything exciting? Do you like Doctor Who or Twenty One Pilots? Do you have any plans or goals for July? Let me know in the comments below!

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June Wrap Up