Well, peeps, the time has come again. Honestly, sometimes I feel like I'm writing these post every other week. XD
// Life. //
ya know the segment that is really lame because all of Faith's life fell under 'writing' this month
>> Since when does GR send you emails when you finish a book?? Like, do you realize how many of those emails I get?!
>> *drops my fork for no reason at all* My hand is rebelling.
>> Easter happened. Lots of wow-ness as always.
>> Wisdom teeth...very meh. Here's the pictures that were sort-of promised. (And yes, I'm fine now. XD)
>> Discussing with fellows writers who's killed more charries... "I think you might have killed more than me." "I don't think so..." "Well, maybe, if you count *insert name*."
>> Cherishing time and relationships. *nods* Always good things.
// Books. //
hashtag epic fail goes right here, y'all
So...I epically failed at reading this month. *cries* I think I ended up finishing 8 books, most of which were liiittlleee.
Millie's Unsettled Season by Martha Finley -- 5 stars
Choices for Max by Rebekah A. Morris -- 3.5 stars
Gentleman of her Dreams by Jen Turano -- 4 stars
Esther -- 5 stars
Flowers by Kellyn Roth -- 4 stars
Christ Arose by Faith Blum -- 5 stars
Amish Prayers compiled by Beverly Lewis -- 5 stars
Philippians -- 5 stars
As far as good news goes...I got ten lovely books this month... ^_^
Millie's Faithful Heart by Martha Finley
Laylie's Daring Quest by Kersten Hamilton
Theft and Thanksgiving by Emily Thomas
The Christmas Key by Emily Thomas
Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
King's Blood by Jill Williamson -- giveaway win
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis -- review book
The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton -- gift
Violet's Defiant Daughter by Martha Finley -- gift
// Writing. //
loads of awesome...read on
So I participated in another NaNo makeup from March 15th to April 15th. And then Camp NaNo was running through the month of April so EEPSS. Double epicness. :D
Total word count: 59,958
Camp word count: 57,063
I technically won Camp on the 27th...but I didn't validate my word count, because I was like "hey, let's see how much more I can get in." Welp, guess who forgot to do that...AT ALL?! Yep, until Monday morning. Like, heh, too late now, dork-brains. BUT...I still technically won... ^_^
Okay, announcement time. On April 29th at 10:19 PM I typed the lovely words "the end" and finished War Tears. Like...wow. Such a feeling of completion, y'all. I've been writing this thing on and off for like 25 months... I was about ready to cry!! How can I say goodbye to my precious charries?! But I have a ton of editing to do...and ideas for a sequel and prequel. :P
// Music & Movies. //
good stuff, as always
Movies... I saw The Case for Christ at the theater and it was EPIC. Go see it NOW. I also watched Last Ounce of Courage at a friend's recommendation and... *bawls* THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL. America needs to see that, y'all.
And music? *drags out a list* Basically I listened to a ton of stuff because I almost always have music while I'm writing and I wrote a lot so. *nods*
Fireflies // Owl City
Can't Live Without You // Owl City
Saving Amy // Brantley Gilbert
If You're Reading This // Tim McGraw
Live Like You're Loved // Hawk Nelson
Even If // MercyMe
When You Smile // Casy Darnell
When the Waters Rise // Casey Darnell
I Will Stand By You // Casey Darnell
War // Icon for Hire
Welcome Home, A Soldier's Song
A Soldier's Memoir // Joe Bachman
Sunshine Girl // Britt Nicole
// Blogging. //
Heeding His Call in Our Writing // Gods Peculiar Treasure Rae
Blessings and Thorns // Having a Heart Like His
When I Just Don't Want to Write... // My Bookcase and I
My King // Twilight to Dawn
15 Dialogue Prompts to Re-Inspire You // The Cheapskate Bibliomaniac
A Number of Little Things that Make Me Happy // Silver-Lined Ramblings
7 Things You Might Not Know about The Blades of Acktar // Tricia Mingerink
One God, One Savior // Rebekah's Remarks
A Moment // Second Star
A Talk With My Twin: Birthday Edition // Twin Thoughts
The Reliable Hope // Wonderland Creek
The Why of It // Sugar Mountain
// Goals. //
~ April Goals
>> Survive and win Camp NaNo (while eating AND keeping up with school). #SUCCESS
>> Write 40,000 words. *points to above* *nods rapidly*
>> Finish first draft of War Tears (YES YES YES ITS MY CAMP PROJECT *SHRIEKS*). *NODS RAPIDLYER* IM SO EXCITED GAH.
>> Stay semi-caught up on emails. (During Camp? Heh.) Um...didn't happen...
>> Alpha-read consistently. For the...most part? I read 9 or 10 chapters, which was pretty good, all things considered. XD
>> Read 10 books. #epicfail *cries for the poor neglected books*
>> Post on Chosen Vessels and Stories by Firefly once a week. *cough* Um, SBF yes. CV...no.
>> Stop making so many insane goals for myself. *grins* Another failure. XDD
~ May Goals
>> Order first-draft copy of War Tears. *squealing*
>> Finish A Soldier's Story.
>> Host another Imagine This writing challenge.
>> Apply beta-readers suggestions/critiquing to Dandelion Dust.
>> Finish an alpha-reading project.
>> Read 12 books.
>> Write 10,000 words.
So how was your month? Easter? Did you write words? Read books and posts? See those epic movies/listen to the songs? Am I overlooking something I should be asking you? ..... Are you looking forward to another writing challenge? TELL ME ALL, HUMANS.