Monday, December 1, 2014

nanowrimo/november favorites/december goals

November flew by, but I guess all of life is flying by lately. I'm getting old. Though maybe I'm trying to do a little too much at once, because my memory is starting to blur and seventeen-year-olds probably shouldn't have memory issues (and I just spelled "memorie". what).

The photographs below are of candles, chocolate, and me writing my book, then trying to make my writer's life look much better than it actually is. Even though I took the pictures in dark light. It isn't all candles and chocolate, just so you know. And I actually wasn't writing . . . I was sidetracked, taking pictures. Most of my writing life consists of me getting distracted, running around outside in the woods at 11pm trying to think of ideas, getting distracted, and maybe writing some. Maybe. I participated in National Novel Writing Month this November, which is why I only posted once or twice. I really was going to post about writing, but I didn't, and since I only took a grand total of eight photos this month (not including paid photoshoots, ok), I decided to just put the photos in this post and talk about writing here, too. Since I don't have time to take more pictures now. Anyway though, I did finish the writing challenge and the 1st draft of my 2nd book in my 1st series (sorry that's confusing) is completed.

I don't even remember what my favorites were this month.

reading - I didn't read a single book, unless studying the ACT textbook counts.

watching - I didn't watch any movies. Oh wait, I did. A good friend of mine had a sleepover and she forced us to watch Stardust. It was hilarious to watch it with her and her brother (we talked half the time), but I would probably never watch it again.

listening - areweouttathewoodsyetareweouttathewoodsyetareweouttathewoods. That was a jumbled mess to anyone who hasn't listened to TS's (I guess she's going by that now?) new album. I liked it and I don't know if I still do. Tenth Avenue North released a new album, though, and since they're my ultimate favorite, of course it's all I've been listening to in my car. Music pretty much got me through writing every morning at 5 or every night at 11. The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack, The Avengers soundtrack, Mockingjay soundtrack and Civil Wars have all been playing on my iTunes radio.

wearing - Probably whatever I wore yesterday. Seriously, though. I haven't really had time to be creative with outfits and I don't want to buy clothes, so I've been wearing the same couple of turtleneck shirts over and over. They keep me warm. And I kinda forgot about makeup this month.

eating - dark chocolate. dark chocolate with almonds. dark chocolate with espresso bean. dark chocolate and peanut butter. I've eaten a lot of chocolate, a lot of soup, and a lot of cliff/protein bars. Thanksgiving dinner was good, though.

drinking - tons and tons of hot tea, all kinds of it. Chai, cinnamon spice, green, acai berry, and I have more, I just can't remember them all right now. I also drank a fair amount of black coffee, as usual.

exercising - I really didn't do that much in November, honestly. I ran here and there, but I stopped training for the mini, I just had too much going on.

As you can see, November wasn't really that interesting. I'm not planning on December being that interesting, either, because I want to enjoy Christmastime (maybe it'll actually be interesting, who knows) and I'm trying to finish high school this month, too. WHAT DID I JUST SAY. I don't know, I don't know. I can't believe I'm almost done.

My goals for December are to finish high school, edit some of the book I just wrote, take way more pictures than I did in November, listen to Christmas music, make some creative and thoughtful presents for people, keep up with running and working out, drink more tea, and just do my best whatever I'm doing. And maybe blog more, too.


  1. Really?!? I was trying to finish high school this December, too. Unfortunately, Notgrass Economics takes a lot longer than a month to complete. . .and job training + another job + sewing costumes + breathing + crying takes up time too. ;)

    And those ACT textbooks...gotta love them. ;)

  2. Haha. that was me mentioned about the movie :)


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