And here I am again, writing a recap post. (A couple days late I might add.) But can I just say I'm so glad summer is here?! :D
// Life. //
>> Random conversations...
Tucker: *sitting beside me watching YT vids*
Person on the vid: *says something about 4-wheel drive motorcycles*
*both of us start laughing*
Mom: *points out the mini pies in the freezer section of the grocery store* How cute!
Me: That's lonely. Who would want to eat pie alone?
Me: *looking in a mirror* these curls around my face make me look like an 1850s baby doll.
Mom: I don't think they had baby dolls back then.
Me: Well, they did on Little House. What was that, 1870s?
Mom: Yeah, but wasn't that more like cornhusk dolls?
Me: No, Nellie Olson had like porcelain dolls.
Mom: But she was a brat, no wonder she had ugly dolls.
Me: ...You just called me ugly.
Mom: I did not!!
Me: *sitting on the porch editing*
Tucker: *walks out the door with several pieces of bacon*
Me: You're just...eating bacon?
Tucker: I'm a baconator.
>> I got a first draft copy of War Tears. *obnoxious squealing* Actually I got two. (Shipping one off to my critique partner was painful. *tears*) They're 404 pages of beautifulness though...
>> I realized how discriminating my search engine history is. Or would be, should the wrong person browse it. You'd honestly think I was in love with a wounded warrior. (Speaking of which, am I the only one who legit tears up through those ads? Am I alone in this?!) It's research...I promise...stop giving me that look...
>> Our church youth group took a trip to a nearby amusment park. My first time on a roller coaster...pretty fun. :P
>> School is ooveerrrr!!! *throws confetti* On a scary note...I only have one year left. O.O
>> I was in a pottery workshop the last week of May/first week of June. That will be in my June recap... XP
>> I saw my DD characters like EVERYWHERE. For those of y'all who've read it...here's Ryder...
>> I'm skipping the blogging segment this month's (sorrryyy), so I'll add this here. I added a new blog page!! Go check it out. :D
// Books. //
So basically I failed at reading again. *cries* What is wrong with me, y'all?
I read 8 books...
Deliver by Tricia Mingerink -- 5 stars -- Review HERE.
A Stranger on My Land by Sandra Merville Hart -- 3.5 stars
Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living by Darlene Schacht -- 4 stars
The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero -- 4.5 stars -- Review HERE.
A Question of Courage by Jesseca Wheaton -- 5 stars
Rose of Prophecy by Hope Ann -- 3.5 stars
Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna -- 5 stars
I Hate Reading by Arthur Bacon -- 2 stars
Plus two books I was beta/alpha reading :D
The Nobles Contest by Hann Remraf (alpha-reading)
Sunlight and Shadows by Livi Jane (beta-reading)
And I acquired three books this month and they're all so lovely like YUS. *nods*
Millie's Steadfast Love by Martha Finey, adapted by Kersten Hamilton -- Thriftbooks
True to you by Becky Wade -- review book
Deliver by Tricia Mingerink -- author's site (yup, it's signed. Personalized. Be jealous)
// Writing. //
Writing wasn't that much of thing this month. But I did edit a TON. I applied beta-reader comments to DD and now I'm working on the final edit! :D
Just look at my big ol' mess. XD
8,127 of those words were in A Soldier's Story which is coming along nicely...and becoming much longer than I thought it would be. :P (It's up on my stories page now, but there currently isn't a blurb. *is so bad at writing them*)
Another thing writer-related that happened this month (and which I mentioned earlier in this post) was about WT. So my critique partner and I basically swapped books with each other. (Wanna bet on who's is best? I already know. XP) Which was so super fun and... *happy sigh* All the WWII loveliness.
// Music & Movies. //
I DISCOVERED PANDORA, YALL. *shoves a list of songs y'all's way* Just look at all the patrioticness.
The Impossible // Joe Nichols
If Not Me // Craig Morgan
He Didn't Have To Be // Brad Paisley
Airborne Ranger Infantry // Kristy Lee Cook
POW // Darryl Worley
Letters From Home // John Michael Montgomery
It's America // Rodney Atkins
Two Soldiers Coming Home // Lori McKenna
Find You Here // Ellie Holcomb
Who You Are // Unspoken
Tears // Matt Hammitt
Soldiers Light // Rylee Preston
Travelin' Soldier // Dixie Chicks
For Your // Keith Urban
Semper Fi // Trace Adkins
The Call // Matt Kennon
The only 'new' movie I watched was The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and it.was.so.cute.
// Goals. //
~ May Goals
>> Order first-draft copy of War Tears. *squealing* Got it!! :D
>> Finish A Soldier's Story. Ehh, no... But I'm getting closer, I think. XD
>> Host another Imagine This writing challenge. Yep, sure did!
>> Apply beta-readers suggestions/critiquing to Dandelion Dust. *faints* Yup, got it.
>> Finish an alpha-reading project. Did it!!
>> Read 12 books. ....not quite.
>> Write 10,000 words. Barely...hooray!
~ June Goals
>> Hit 30k or finish A Soldier's Story.
>> Finish final edit of Dandelion Dust.
>> Publish Dandelion Dust. (Details coming tomorrow!)
>> Beta-read another book.
>> Read 10 books.
>> Go on a mission trip. (Yup, I'll be out of the loop like the third week of this month. :D)
Alrighty, you know the drill... How was your May, folks?! :D
P.S. I found this and laughed my head off for the next hour.