September Rap-up/October Expectations

A goal without a plan is just a wish

It’s Fall, y’all! Yeah, I know it’s been Fall for a while now, but today it actually feels like Fall in my part of the world! It’s October 1st, exactly one month until NaNoWriMo, and I actually decided to be a productive human being over the weekend and make a schedule for school, writing, blogging, reading, and mindless entertainment time. Yeah, I’m shocked too! Anyway… Today I am bringing you a recap of everything I posted, some stuff that’s been going on with me, and upcoming stuff for October. Yes, I have posts for the next two months planned out in my notebook. I don’t know what alien creature took over my brain, but I think I like it. And just a heads up before I really begin this post, my blogging software has decided to act possessed today, and my ability to inserts headings and links properly is questionable at this time, so this could be interesting… I guess i’ll just put headings in all caps for now! 

 

PERSONAL GOINGS ON: 

The last two weeks have been nightmarish with school. Like the dagger and angry face emojis made it into my frequently used section. I’m not crazy, (it’s an inside joke), but that’s how bad it was. I won’t get into that right now because y’all really don’t wanna hear me rant, but just know that it involved three power points, a chemistry test, a teacher’s inability to modify assignments for me, eighty pages of reading, and algebra, and that is why I haven’t been blogging. 

On a happier note, I’ve officially decided to do NaNoWriMo again this November! Someone prepare my room in the psych ward now please! I’m gonna try to write 50000 words on top of a packed school schedule! I know i probably won’t hit it, but I’m going to try, and even if I don’t, at least I’ll get to be part of an awesome community again for a month. I’m starting a completely new project because the one I’ve been sharing snippets from is very complex, and I really want to do it justice. If I make it my Nano project, I know I’ll fly through it, and then it’ll be a mess, and I’ll never edit it. It needs a really structured outline because of the way the plot is twisted together over a few generations, so I’m trying to develop that the right way first. I’m not really sure how to explain my new project yet, but i’ll probably be ready to do that for my Snippet Sunday post tomorrow. If any of you guys are also attempting NaNo this November, please give me a shout out in the comments! I need some fellow insane writing buddies! And if you’re a NaNoNewbie, I’d love to help you get started! 


BLOGGING HAPPENINGS: 

This list of what i posted in September is kinda sad, but… here it goes: 

I updated you guys on my absence and suggested a “blogger’s bookclub,” which is still open for comment! 

■Here is Snippet Sunday #4, (featuring an angry glare!) 

I did the reader confession tag. 

I gave my first two star review. 

I reviewed Girl of Nightmares. 

■Here is Snippet sunday #5, (in which i picked a random card from my outline folder.) 

Angelfall got three stars! 

■I divulged my blogging secrets in the book blogger insider tag! 

The Ravenclicks took third in the first task of the Blogger’s House cup! 

I confused myself and shared a special poem while telling you how I see the world… 

■I shared a criptic saying in Snippet Sunday #6. 


UPCOMING STUFF: 

•An overview of my NaNoWriMo project, assuming I can put it into words. 

•How I outline for NaNowriMo 

•The coffee book tag 

•The totally should’ve book tag 

•My NaNoWriMo survival kit 

•Probably a rant about this stupid Mac update because it’s making me vary angry as I’m trying to write this!!! 

•Reviews including: 

◦The Raven Boys, (there WILL be fangirling!) 

◦The Dream Thieves 

◦Blue Lily, Lily blue 

◦The Raven King 

◦The Raven Cycle rap-up/series at a glance review 

◦The Islands At the End of the World 

◦Girl In Pieces 

◦Thirteen Reasons Why 

◦These Broken stars 

◦Awake At dawn, (Shadow Falls, book 2) 

◦And I Darken 

◦Blind 

◦Breaking butterflies 

◦Between the devil and the Deep Blue Sea 

◦The Diviners 

◦An Ember In the Ashes 


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? 

Have you read any of these books? Do you plan to read any of them? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Are you going crazy because of school? Do you like the Fall weather? do you hate me asking you all these questions? Let’s chat in comments! You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram @Cheyenne_writes to see lots of writing updates and pics of my kitty! 

Update: Bloggers House Cup

Heeeeeey people of Blog Land! This update post is a bit overdue, but better late than never! You may remember that I’m participating in the Blogger’s House Cup. The results of the first challenge are in, and the second challenge is well under way. Click here to view our first challenge, and watch this video to see my house’s submission. 

You can follow these links to see the first challenge results: Ravenclick took third btw! 

 

Click here to view the second task. It’s a scavenger hunt, so I’ll be posting lots of pics on my Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure you’re following me to see all my updates! Also, there are lots of awesome bloggers competing in the competition, so you should go check them out and give them a follow! 

I’m Alive! Read with me?

Hiiiii people of Blog Land! I’m alive! You guys probably didn’t actually notice my absence, but I sure did! I took an unexpected and very unwanted break from blogging for nearly a month because… Well… School happened. And the stomach virus happened… And family functions happened… And my poor little OCD/ADHD brain just couldn’t keep up with all those happenings without going into frazzled mode! 

Anyway… I’m writing this post to catch you guys up on what’s been going on with me, and what you can expect to see on this blog in the near future. First of all: The ranty/whiny/yucky part! 

 

My Classes This Year Include: 

•Algebra II 🙃 

•US History 😪 

•Psychology 🤓 

•English III 🙂 

•Chemistry (My teacher’s name is tom Riddle! Seriously!) 😱 

•Medical Terminology 😄 

•Oral Communications 🙁 

*All of those classes except Algebra, English, and Chemistry are online through Blackboard, and let’s just say that Blackboard isn’t exactly blind friendly. That’s contributed a great deal to my frazzled nature, but I’ll spare you the torture of hearing, (reading?), me rant about questionable accessibility standards in education for the moment because I think that deserves it’s own post… 

 

Personal Goings On: 

I’ve been pretty crafty lately, so this is gonna be a bunch of DIY stuff… 

•I started a bullet journal and love it! Let me know if you wanna see a post, and here’s the video I used to get started: 

•I made a replica of Tom Riddle’s diary using this tutorial, only it didn’t turn out exactly like it cause I ended up putting black and silver duck tape over the spine to make it not show my glue goofs. 

•I’ve started art journaling! I thought about a post of “the blind girl’s art journal,” so let me know if you’d like to see that

•I found tactile emoji stickers!!!! You guys have no idea how happy tactile stickers make me!!! I also got some tacky glue cause gorilla glue made me goof up my Voldemort diary, a glue stick that means business cause school glue doesn’t stick to anything, and some chalk pain cause it has an awesome texture and Mom found me a pretty blue color! 

Tacky glue, a glue stick that means business, tactile emoji stickers, and peacock blue chalk paint!

•I somehow survived my two-year-old cousin’s birthday party without going insane from Micky Mouse music! Like my ears? The pic is of me and my Aunt Kathy! 

Aunt Kathy and I wearing Micky Mouse ears!

•I have scalded my tongue on jasmine green tea about four times since starting this post…. 😫 

 

Will you read with me? And other blogging stuff… 

I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like, but I have been reading a lot! By the end of my crazy busy school day, I’ve been being so sick and tired of working that the idea of typing one more letter on the keyboard or reading one more word of braille makes me want to scream, so I’ve turned to audio books. I’ve been listening to them as I work on my various craft projects, so I’ve got quite a few book reviews ready to be written. Those are pretty simple to write because I love analyzing books, so that is most likely what the majority of this blog will be during the school weeks until I get a break. Sooooo… I have a thought! I love discussing books with other people just as much as I love analyzing them in writing, so I think it would be really cool to start a kind of bloggers bookclub. The idea is that a group of bloggers would get together and vote on a book to read each month, and then we could do kind of a giant collaborative post. By that I mean that we would each write our own individual post, but we would link it back to the other bloggers in the group. We could set up a forum, or a Skype group, or a Twitter group, or a FaceBook group, or maybe a group on Google Hangouts depending on what you guys like. Just drop me a line in the comments if your interested, or email me from my contact page. Also, feel free to share this with anybody you think would be interested! I’ll also share a list of the reviews I have coming up in the near future, and I’d love it if you want to read along and discuss with me! 

Aside from that, I am behind on a tag… Thank you SO much to The Quirky Book Nerd for tagging me in the reader confession tag! I’m not ignoring you; I just totally forgot to do it because it didn’t make the todo list as soon as I saw it… I can’t wait to do it now, and actually it’s already done and scheduled for later this week! I guess that means I can’t wait for it to post though… I’ve got a couple other tags planned as well that I think look super fun, and you guys can tag me if you see anything you’d like me to do! I love tags, and I don’t typically leave them waiting so long! 

And for all you fellow “dumbledorks” out there, I am participating in the bloggers house cup, and this is my team’s first challenge! Keep an eye out for our results cause with me involved this is gonna be interesting to say the least! 

 

 

 

Hear’s that book review list: 

Girl of nightmares by Kendare Blake 

The Islands At the End of the World by Austin Aslan 

Angel fall by Susan Ee 

The Diviners by Libba Bray 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

 

If you guys have any suggestions for me as far as what to read next or future posts you’d like to see from me, please let me know! And also let me know if you’d like Blogger’s Bookclub to happen because now I am super excited about the idea of it happening! Guys!!! Please read with me!!! I need some bookworm buddies!!! Ok… Until next time, be bookish, stay writerly, and go watch this video because you really need it in your life if you are a Dumbledork!