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Hello there my dear readers! After taking a break from my blog to focus on NaNoWriMo, I am back and ready to start posting again! 😀

So, let’s start this off with talking about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). What is it? NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short) is where you set out to write a novel, 50,000 words, within 30 days/the whole month of November. It’s a pretty crazy thing to do, but so worth it even if you don’t win!

Last year I finished about two days before the month was over. This time I finished at 2 AM on the 20th with 50,105 words. And for this year I did some very minor plotting (just the beginning), but most of it was a lot of “hey this sounds cool!” and a lot prayer. I mean like a lot of prayer.

Let’s just say Jesus kept me from going insane. 😀

Surprisingly the middle of this novel was pretty fun to write. In fact I had so much fun writing my middle that I didn’t want to stop. The end started to near and I was like a chicken with my head cut off!

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The most horrifying thing happened: At around 5K from finishing, I already sort of had an ending. After adding in a bunch of songs (I may or may not have been reading the Hobbit and listening to Celtic Music while writing this novel), I only added around 1.5K words to my word count.

That’s when I started to panic and freak out. I ended up bringing a character back from the dead and finished it with the main character having a dream and then coming out of that dream (and a really weird “thank you for reading this” poem at the end as well). Needless to say the ending was weird.

BUT, the ending had some answers to questions I hadn’t knew the answer for. Nice little bonus.

Like all first drafts, this little novel of mine will need some good old fashion TLC, but not as much work as my novel from last year.

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(Let’s all pretend this is me looking all clever like.)

Now, while I was doing NaNo a few of my writing buddies asked me if I was going to post any prompts on my blog and some even just asked for prompts (which is nice to know everyone likes them!)

Since it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything, I’m going to share with you all three writing prompts. 😀

Hope these inspire you!

As night fell, the sun begin to rise and burn everything.

“Remember how you asked me to buy some groceries? Well I sort of bought a machine gun instead. But don’t freak! It was on sale!”

After all those years, she still thought I was the one sending her flowers.

Now my noble steeds, WRITE ON!!!

*You proceed to neigh righteously*

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NaNoWriMo Orlando Kick Off Party

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Ohh look at that awesome NaNoWriMo sticker I got 😀

Yesterday was the Orlando Region Kick Off party and it was the first ever NaNo event I’ve gotten to attend. I was very excited (and nervous) to go and I’m very glad I did.

See the little blonde girl? That's me! At the mic stand is Brad Shreffler, Orlando ML.

See the little blonde girl? That’s me! At the mic stand is Brad Shreffler, Municipal Liaison for Orlando.

Despite showing up a little late, there was still cake and I got to chat with some fellow writers. It was really nice being able to talk my ideas out for NaNo and hearing others ideas 🙂  And getting a sticker made me happy too. I’ll definitely be hitting some of the other events!

(P.S. There would have been more pictures, but I had got so caught up talking. Luckily my mum was there and took a few pictures for me 🙂 )

cookesOf course all that talk of writing made me hungry, so the fam and I went over to Disney Springs and ate at Cookes Of Dublin. It’s one of our favorite quick service places there and worth checking out if you’ve never been.

Overall, I can say yesterday was an awesome day 🙂

Now cheers to the final prep week for NaNo!

Preview of me when I win NaNo 2015

Preview of me when I win NaNo 2015

Personality Type Interview: INTJ Rose

interviewBEHOLD! THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEWEE IS A FEMALE INTJ! :O As rare as the Male INFJ, these mythical creatures are hard to find and when you find one…feel lucky! You’ve basically found a unicorn of a human 😀


Name: Rose

Age: Young Teen (13-15 years old)

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Female

About me: (LOL WHAT DO I SAY ABOUT MYSELF!?) I am a teenager who lives in Montana, a really cool part of America, where we often see all kinds of wild animals including bears, elk and millions of deer. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music while writing, writing on my laptop, writing longhand, and basically all kinds of writing…. (Agh, I seriously have no clue what to say here). I am also a fangirl – big-time. I like hanging out with my close friends but strongly dislike social gatherings as a whole. I hate meeting new people although I can do it if I make myself. =)

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Rose: I received answers I didn’t think fit me completely. Although most of the answers were pretty accurate. I took it not that long ago, so I doubt I’ve changed much. I know from the time I was nine or ten to now, my personality has changed a LOT, though.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

R: Yeah, I can have my characters use cool sarcastic retorts that I come up with. 😛

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

R: I’m not sure. Maybe the judging one. I know I tend to be very judging.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: Emailing or calling my friends, OK, so my FRIEND, with whatever the good news is.

How do you handle negative emotions?

R: Listen to music on my iPod until I cheer up, writing in my journal.

How do you handle stress?

R: I don’t handle it! I HATE stress! I either have a meltdown or go cry or, if feeling particularly controlled, go do something that takes my mind off of it.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: By staying in control and using sarcasm. If I’m really mad, I’ll yell though.

How do you take compliments?

R: VERY awkwardly. Smile and say thank you and hastily change the subject.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: That we’re always perfectly in control of a situation and never get intimidated.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We think. We don’t dive into something without practical thought.

What’s a negative trait?

R: We judge. Although I kinda like that in a way. =)

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: INFP and ENFP. Now the only reason I say that is because I have two good friends with those personality types and we get along really well.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: I don’t get along that great with my brother, so maybe ESTJ. LOL. Other people with my personality type intimidate me too.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: Reading, writing, fangirling, but only with people I know well, obsessing, talking on the phone with my BFF…idk, my brain isn’t working right.

What are your favorite books?

R: Left Behind, Left Behind the Kids, anything by Louisa May Alcott, almost anything by L.M. Montgomery (including the entire Anne of Green Gables series of which I LOVE the last book), Bible times historical fiction like The Robe and the Big Fisherman, Les Miserables, some books by Charles Dickens, some books by Bodie Thoene, The Cross and the Switchblade, The Shepherd of the Hills, Viking Quest series (ok, so these are books I read as a kid but they’re still fun and made a huge impression on me), and of course my own book I’m working on which I ADORE.

Favorite movies?

R: God’s Not Dead, Courageous, Anne of Green Gables, and old classics

Favorite shows?

R: We don’t have TV, so I watch almost none.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

R: Wake up. 😛 OK, so I ready my sword, try to act like I’m not scared in the slightest, and look with cool contempt upon said dragon until he turns and flees.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?

R: NO WAY.


Be Prepared! NaNoWriMo 2015 is coming upon us.

NaNoWriMo 2015 is near and the time to prepare has come…well okay already started. Hey! Better late than never right?

While planners are plotting and outlining, and pansters are hoping for the best, I’m there somewhere in between.

I typically find myself coming up with a general plot, the characters, and then I start a private Pinterest board for the story. I’ll take the MBTI test for my characters, do a little research, and let it set. Like a word stew, I put it on simmer for the whole month of October and when it comes time to serve…hope that it’ll taste good, er uh, write good?

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I also do research on my character’s personality types and anything else I feel that needs my attention on (location, weapons, etc.).  But outside of that, I pretty much let the story flow.

That’s of course just prepping for the writing bit. 😀

I don’t have a job outside of the house *hisses at driver’s test, hisses at uniforms, hisses at schedules* and since I live with my family there, my job is…THE COOK!

cb7dde7854711eb5d17ebe28b169b09aThat means I have to plan the meals for the whole week, cook most of them, and come with desserts occasionally. That also means mother dearest has asked me to plan Thanksgiving and Christmas! I’m a little nervous, obviously excited, and well…honored.

Yes, it’s going to be a little stressful and a lot of hard work, but it’s going to be totally worth it. Of course my family isn’t the kind to just flop something in my lap and make me find for myself, so I will have help along the way.

99ffba45d531a71ea58ac18a7f9604a8What?! I couldn’t find a better gif to explain team work. Do you see those dance moves? Do you see how perfectly in time they are? Are you not amused at Captain Amazing, The Winter Sass, and The Fab!?

I am very amused mortals!

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Anyway, time to hop off and start planning for Thanksgiving Dinner (and all of November’s meals).

Personality Type Interview: INFP Dreamer

interviewI’m a pretty big fan of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type theory, I’ve been taking the test for my OC’s for a while now. As soon as I learn their type, I research as much as possible on that type and go on YouTube and watch personality type interviews. I have always found the  interviews very helpful and thought it would be fun to do some myself one day.

Recently I asked my friends down at the Christian Teens Together thread on the NaNoWriMo website if they would be up for doing a Personality Type interview…Which of course a good bit of them said yes to 🙂 It has been a lot of fun asking them the questions and reading their answers.

So this is the first of many I’ll be posting through out the weeks to come. I hope you all enjoy reading these interviews 🙂


Name: Anon Dreamer

Age: Older Teen (16-19)

Personality Type: INFP

Gender: Female

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Dreamer: I have not always been this type. I seem to exchange between ESFP and INFP.

Me: Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

D: Yes, because of certain aspects of the N and P respectively. Intuition and Perceiving for me are key when observing the world and people around me.

Me: Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?
D: I’m not sure.

Me: How do you handle positive emotions?
D: I’d like to think I handle them fairly. I’m not afraid to show I’m in a good mood.

Me: How do you handle negative emotions?
D: Not so well.

Me: How do you handle stress?
D: Not good. But prayer has been helping me to deal with it, especially the stress that comes without rhyme nor reason.

Me: How do you deal with confrontation?
D: It entirely depends on what I’m confronting.

Me: How do you take compliments?
D: Fair. Yet sometimes I have tendencies to over-think them to the point that I wonder if some of them were genuine compliments.

Me: What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?
That we don’t like people I think, I’m not very well associated with the stereotypes that some people label personalities with.

Me: What’s a positive trait of your personality type?
D: Introvertedness, isn’t a downside; it just means that although we might not thrive on people for the most part, we still need interaction. This is the part where I am typically Extroverted, in that I love being around people, but only for set amounts of time, or depending on who I am with. Intuitive, you can pick up on the more subtler hints on people or situations without needing an entire story, but don’t run away with theories. Feeling, you need emotion, without them you’re a robot. Perceiving, again, you don’t need an entire story. You are able to gain more from something or someone that just what it tells you, this can especially help when you are having conversation, the subtle hints on how a person feels about a subject despite words or tone of voice.

Me: What’s a negative trait?
D: Introvertedness, you can easily become overwhelmed both depending on situation and company. Intuitive, you can discern more information than some people are willing to give, yet you pick up on things, or might remember small details to the point of being creepy. And if you go too far you can run away with a theory that may be entirely opposite the reality. Feeling, you may or may not be at times overwhelmed by emotion(s). Perceiving, also remembering small details to the point of being creepy, when in reality, you just pay attention. But sometimes we may do it unintentionally, especially with conversations or events that we found particularly memorable, whereas the ones we were with may have no recollection of it.

Me: What personality types do you get along with the most?
D: I’m not entirely sure.

Me: What personality types do you not get along with?
D: Not entirely sure.

Me: Mind naming some of your hobbies?
D: Writing (obviously!), drawing, and daydreaming.

Me: What are you favorite books?
D: The Blue Sword, and the Phantom Tollbooth are my two favorites above all. Close third and fourth would be The Horse and His Boy/Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and then Arabian Nights. All these stories have heavily influenced mine.

Me: Favorite movies?
D: Princess Bride, Tron (Original), and Hatari, are the top three.

Me: Favorite shows?
D: Leverage, Fairy Tail (anime!), and a couple others, but those two are what came to mind.

Me: You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?
D: This all depends. Am I in Fairy Tail or Final Fantasy?

Me: Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?
D: This entirely depends upon which story I’m entering. The first would be awkward at least, a bit of culture shock going back to the 40’s-50’s. The second I wouldn’t handle well, or probably last very long. Thirdly… nope I wouldn’t last there a day.

Other Notes?
D: Don’t rush us. We try to time things so that it works out for when we either speak or act. We sometimes just get overlooked due to not being “outspoken.” Yet even though I am a very loud introvert, it happens because that’s what people do. Just try to acknowledge the fact that we want to add to the conversation or the activity in our own way