Of course, it took me an hour to get through the blog posts I was reading and around other people trying to use the computer, so now it’s 11:06 AM. Let’s review what happened this month before it gets to afternoon.
- I talked about how I don’t like being compared to J.K. Rowling as a writer after going to an Honors Program interview (I got into the program, by the way, but I decided not to go to that college—no regrets)
- I asked you how you organize your writing, and shared my own method
- I described why editing is like dissecting a cat (complete with kitty GIFs)
- I shared a few snippets from the first draft of my current WIP
I’ve been juggling two manuscripts—on the one hand, I’m trying to edit and revise based on CP work, and second-draft the other—and I haven’t been getting much done at all. But that’s because I value Netflix more than I do writing, and schoolwork, sort of. I need to get with the game, and sooner or later I shall.
- I had a good time pretending to be a blog designer for an April Fool’s Day prank
- I offered a few ideas on being a courteous blogger
- I shared the love for Alexa and Ana
- I had some concerns about you people who want to rule the world (the comments section did not make me feel better about the people who want to rule the world at all)
I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to find interesting ideas to post about, that sort of thing.
- I analyzed Levana and John Douglas Keller for the WBI scale
- I discussed my favorite screen characters and the most epic reads on my shelf
- I participated in the Bookshelf tag, hosted by Sunny at a Splash of Ink
- I wrote letters to a few of my favorite fictional couples for the TCWT Blog Chain
Also, I read eight books during April. My favorite was The Dirty Parts of the Bible by Sam Torode (oh, just awesome, and I even got it for free) and my least favorite was Royally Lost by Angie Stanton (basically two teenagers romping around Europe and complaining about their really "suckish" lives). I’m not really into Goodreads so it’s not like I can show you lovely pictures of everything, but oh well. I did read things.
Entering the Blogosphere
- As someone with asthma, I appreciated Aimee’s post about breathing
- Beth argued as to why Scarlet would be a better princess than Cinder
- Opal discussed dealing with insecurity
- Alexa pointed out the expectations and realities of getting published
- Cait described the 10 Types of Fangirls, except I think I fall into like four categories
- Alyssa wrote about the original Mulan and how it differs from the dramatized Disney version (okay, technically it’s May but do you expect me to wait until the end of the month to talk about it?)
- I’ve been tagged for like, ten different things, so hopefully I’ll knock out some of those
- A discussion regarding the downside of MBTI
- A two-part satire about a genre I’ve come to dislike
- Maybe I’ll use the Avengers to illustrate why I read whatever I want, I haven’t decided
Anyway, that is my very interesting April. Here’s to a similarly interesting May!