“Let me tell you something about having dreams. You just gotta follow them. If you want to publish your books, don’t just talk about it. Put them out there.”
— My Dad.
I’m such a troll.
Not the rude obnoxious kind…the kind that makes lame jokes and then giggles about it like a child.
I’m just so easily amused. I trolled my dad all weekend while he was watching a movie. I talked with my sister throughout the whole thing and made references to things that he didn’t understand.
Then yesterday morning I shouted the word my sister and I were screaming during the movie and he just sat there.
…but Dad, if you look at it this way, at least we spent quality time together as a family right? We ate pizza, we laughed…you glared at us. It’s all good.
I’ll get you something nice for your birthday.
I got 80% on a paper I thought I did horribly on. I definitely feel a lot more confident about starting my next assignment.
The other day I added some more to my novel and also decided to just go through and read some chapters. I started somewhere around the middle and was sucked into the story. To me this is a good sign. It means that I’ve done my job. The next test would be to have someone else read it but that won’t happen until I’ve typed it up. I write everything by hand first. I find that I can truly get involved with my work when my pencil and I do our usual dance.
I’ve decided that my goal this year is to work on my novel once a week. I don’t want to fall back into the bad habit of only writing when I’m in the mood. Especially since last year I was never in a “writing mood”…which is something that has never happened before. Although I do know the cause of it and I won’t allow it to happen again. Now I’m going to discipline myself in order to keep my characters hearts beating. I know that if I don’t finish their story, they’ll die. If my characters are to die, it will be by my pen and not by being left to rot in the unfilled pages of my binder.
Yesterday I finally got book 12! After a two year wait…the book is mine.
I also bought my nieces birthday presents. I got her a bunch of books, since she’s in kindergarten and she’s learning to read.
My sister-in-law asked me to do so last time I saw her, since my niece has many, many, many toys.
I’m actually very excited about reading some of the books with her, because I got books that I used to adore as a kid. They made me laugh and the illustrations were fantastic.
I even reread all of them before buying them, just to make sure they were still funny. They were.
I’m so happy I spent the day at Chapters. I mean…now I’m a little behind on my reading for class tomorrow but I was really stressed out with my assignments and needed a break.
Actually I took a break from Saturday to Monday. However it was worth it, I did a lot of new things. Got to know the city better and I met some cool people.
However, I really need to earn some money. Maybe I’ll have a book sale? Sell some books so I can buy some books. I really like books.
I also bought myself a journal because I’d like to get back into telling my own personal story. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll open up one of my old journals from when I was twelve and use it to help my kids, or even the kids I’m going to be teaching through what they’re experiencing. Journaling and blogging are seriously great therapy for me. So is song writing…but yah. It really helps me clear my head.
I’m so glad I have this book now.
Thanks for ordering it for me dad.
I’m disgusted with the fact that I spent my childhood learning about world peace and the importance of being kind to one another, because as I grew up I reality decided to slap me in the face. It’s disgusting… all of this violence is just disgusting. It makes me want to puke.
So I’m still trying to convince my little sister to do illustrations for my online series (yep still working away at it). I could do it myself but I feel like she could add some really cool elements to her images that would really compliment the chapters.
Let’s hope she agrees!
I’ve been searching all of my usual book stores for this book and online and haven’t been able to find it! Been looking for two years…and its apart of a series that I own and I basically own all the books but one.
See two years earlier I was visiting my grandparents and they always take me to Coles or Chapters depending on if we go to the mall or straight to the book store…so I bought two books from the series and before buying them she said, “Are you sure you have book 12, because I’m pretty sure that you don’t.”
And I said, “I think I have it.” and naively purchased 13 and 14.
So when I returned home I was shocked to find that I didn’t have book 12 and therefore couldn’t read book’s 13 and 14. FOR TWO YEARS!
…can you sense my frustration? I looked…everywhere.
Finally, during my reading break my parents were like “I think you can just ask Chapter’s to order the book for you.” so I was like, “Oh now you tell me.”
Sadly I didn’t order the book while I was home. My dad drove me back and after we grabbed lunch he decided to bring me to Chapters and said, “You need to order than book right?”
So then I was all ready to buy my book and then my dad buys it for me! I was like, “Eh? Wha? My money righ’ here man? What you doin’?”
But he bought it.
AND I GOT THE EMAIL SAYING IT’S IN THE STORE!
Thanks Dad. That really means a lot.
This is all new to me, so I guess its normal to feel a little nervous and sometimes even a bit insecure. However, I want you to know that whenever we hang out you make me feel calm, and happy and I feel like I can be myself around you.
Thank you for being my friend.
…my blogs starting to sound like a journal or something.
Sorry for posting this on a blog that you don’t know I have…I’ll tell you in person someday. You really are a great friend. P.S I’m going to call you R2 from now on. It’s just too perfect! I’m gonna go laugh like a total dork now and hope no one hears me!
…That was evil sounding. O.O
I’ve been very tired recently…I need to get my sleep schedule fixed before exams. My body isn’t liking this treatment at all.