Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day #8895 - Movie Magic

Had a ton of fun making this video with my dad about some of the movies we saw in 2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day #8890 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sang

To all those of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas. And to those with other beliefs, here's still wishing you much happiness this season.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day #8882 - Project for Awesome

Every year on YouTube, the Project for Awesome takes place in which people make videos to raise awareness about charities and causes they feel are important. This is my first time participating as a vlogger, and if you could take the time to watch, I'd really appreciate it. As much as I love books, I love music just as much and being in music programs has shaped much of my life, which is why for this year's video, I talk about VH1's Save the Music Foundation.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day #8877 - Until Next Century...

Today's date is too awesome to not post, plus it has been quite the day indeed.

Queryland has brought me potentially awesome news. Can't and won't say anything more than that for now, let's just say that my confidence is going up which is an awesome feeling.

Plus there were other things that happened today that were out of the ordinary, which was also cool.

In other news, I'm currently reading the ARC of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, the second book in her Lunar Chronicles series and I am so in love!

And that's about it. Happy 12/12/12, everyone! A date like this won't happen again in our lifetimes - next time will be 01/01/2101 - eek!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day #8876 - December Doings

Looking back at my last few posts, I've realized that's it's not exactly fair to call this my writing and life blog if I'm only posting YouTube videos...

And so, a real blog post!

What's been going on with me is both a lot and a whole lot of nothing if that makes any sense at all. Work is busy, but mostly in a good way. That being said, I'll be super happy when winter break finally comes at the end of next week because I want to get caught up on reading, plus I want to get back into writing. I must confess, I haven't written much of anything since NaNoWriMo ended, but my brain needed time to recharge. I won't be going back to that story right away, though. I'm planning on revisiting Summer Project - we've had enough time apart where I think I can get back into it with a better sense or perspective, and my process will be pretty much the exact opposite of NaNo. While I hope to get back into writing every day, I plan to take my sweet, sweet time.

And then there's Queryland. Nothing much to report on that front except to say that I've recently jumped back in the game. I have a new draft of my query letter which I think is eons better than the last one, so hopefully the responses will be more favorable (aka not just form rejections). Keep your fingers crossed for me! I know at some point I'll have to think long and hard about if this is a book which simply will not be published, but I'm not ready to give up on it - I still believe in it very much.

I really wish I had something juicer for you all, but those are actually the high lights (without getting too personal because, you know, it's the Internet and we've got to have boundaries to keep up the illusion that I'm actually incredibly interesting). I mean, I've been going to the gym more. Christmas decorations are up and fabulous. And here in Chicagoland we set a new record for the most consecutive days without snow (281 in case you were wondering), but none of that is exactly thrilling. I think that pretty much covers it for now.

So...yeah. Bye!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day #8866 - November Favorites

I genuinely cannot believe that it's already December 1st, but that doesn't mean it's not true. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things from November.