Hi There!

Wow, it’s been a while. I’ve been pretty busy since my exams finished. I’ve barely used the internet. I’ve either been editing my novel, sketching, writing music or running around visiting relatives.

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Oct. 16th, 2016. O. Ryder

I suppose that taking a break from social media is alright. Being “connected” all of the time can be tiresome. Sometimes I prefer to be left alone. I don’t want people messaging me 24/7. It’s more fun actually having a face to face conversation in the flesh than sending a snapchat to my friends.

Writing Update: I’ve begun editing the first draft of my novel, and I am now working on the fourth and fifth chapter of the other novel that I’m working on. I like to continue writing during my editing process. I feel as though I need to remain productive, because whenever I have completed a project, I always think to myself, “Now what?” since back then I usually spent an entire year focusing solely on one thing at a time. This low-key multitasking is actually really nice. What I do is I create the structure for other projects, while I am writing others, and then once I’ve begun editing my main project I have other things to work on as well. This is so that when I have completed my main project I am already set up with another project. I’ve found this method effective, however I know that it isn’t full proof. Obviously ones main project could change partway through, however it is a good way to battle against things such as writers block.

 

Life Update: I won some money in the lottery. $22.00. I’m a rich kid now.

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Bear in the Big Blue House

 

I will blog again soon!

— R.

Playing Music

Singing lullabies in darkness,

To lure out our weakness.

We whisper lyrics gentle,

and warm like a candle.

Wanting to reach one another with words,

by singing like the birds.

Searching for a lyrical muse,

To string the sounds we don’t now how to use.


 

Hello again,

I finally finished the majority of my exams and assignments, so I thought that I’d take the time to chill. Write a little poetry.

Majoring in English can be a bit of a pain sometimes, since I love to read and write but I’m forced to read and write so much, to the point where it’s draining. Sad huh? Oh well, come Monday I’ll be free to do as I like for a little while. That’ll be nice.

Until next time,

— R.

School…bleh

I’ve had exams all week. Soon though, I’ll be able to go home and relax. Hooray!

I’m ready for this semester to be over.

I don’t have any writing updates right now, just because I’ve been pretty busy but I did manage to write an entire response question on my exam as a poem. That was fun. No worries, my professor will like it. He’s a really cool guy. I’ve had him for about three years now. If you write your exam upside down he’ll give you bonus marks. He’s honestly a really great teacher, and a super nice person.

Also shout out to my friend and neighbour for returning my student card! I’m so grateful. I left it behind after my exam the other day and she grabbed it for me. Squad has my back.

I’ll have some updates when I’m done my final exam. So stay tuned!

Almost Finished with my Essays

I’ve had so many essays to do recently I’m not really sure how I was able to write them all. I’m just hoping that I did well. I really wish that more of my professors had given the option to do some sort of creative option. I excel at those types of assignments. It is also easier for me just…with the way that I learn, to physically do something and explain what it is I am trying to prove versus just sitting down and writing out an essay. I might be a writer, but I’m a creative writer. I write fictions of all sorts and when it comes to doing things such as writing essays, I get comments like, “Great style. Not so great structure” which seriously annoys me. It is more annoying when one professor wants you to write a certain way and another says the complete opposite. Thankfully it is December now and I’ve figured out what style appeals to which audience. I even spent time working on my structure, so hopefully I don’t get marks deducted for that again. I must’ve edited them all at least three times, and ask one other person to look them over. I’m sure they’re alright. Plus I was actually interested in the topics this time. Which is rare…usually only my one professor offers an interesting range of topics and also creative components, which he gives me 100% on. Well…I got an 83% on the last one but I was going through a rough time, and still grieving then, so I accidentally handed in the rough draft of my write-up along with the images I created. When I got it back I was pretty surprised. I couldn’t believe I handed that in…still all he said was, “You write up wasn’t very organized but I liked how you connected your choices back to your own life etc…” so I got lots of marks because of what I had said…despite how terribly formatted it was.

This round I made sure to double-check that I was sending in everything correctly. I do not want to go through that again.

Anyway, I thought I’d blog a little while having my breakfast and waiting for my laundry to finish. I can’t wait until my exams are over, because then I get to edit my novel and prepare it for print. I’m most likely going to be doing some cover designs in the meantime…so I have studying to do near the end of this week. Especially since I didn’t read all the books on the syllabus. Thank God my full year courses don’t have exams until April. All of mine are practically back to back. Thankfully none are overlapping like last time…that was too much.

Happy Birthday Gummy Bear!

So, today is my nieces 5th birthday!

Happy birthday little girl. Keep being you, cause you’re awesome as you are.

And just for you, I’m going to share the song we sing together.

Presenting, the Gummy Bear song, which my niece likes to sing while pretending she is a DJ.

Love you. Hope you like your present. 🙂


My mom nicknamed us all after candies, and so we call my niece Gummy Bear, and this is a song my little sister and I used to sing when we were little kids, so we brought it back…and boy does it annoy my folks when the three of us sing this over and over and over during car rides.

–R.

School…Stuff…Woo…

There are many nights where I’m sitting around trying to finish and assignment…and then the blasted word count gets me. Honestly, there is only so much a person can say about the symbolism of a particular object within a text. I just want to slam my face down into the mattress and let this bed swallow me whole.