It’s Only September 13!! ~ In Which I Hope It’s Okay I’m So Late πŸ˜¬

Hiiii guys! Sorry I stopped blogging for so long. I got really busy. I rejoined the Young Writers Workshop and started work on some rather intense goals. And I also got a job! (But more on that later.)

I can’t make any promises, but I’ll try to be a little better with blogging this month. September’s a busy month. However, I started two posts last month so maybe I can finally get those finished LOL

Anyways. On to the POST!!

August Memories

Oh gosh. August is all running together with July and September.

Well, let’s see what I can remember.

I did a lot of work figuring out stuff for the series I’m plotting. I’m very close to finishing and being able to write it!! I have one more book to plot and a few details to figure out, so I’m close! My goal is to get done before November so I can write the first book during NaNoWriMo. And maybe I’d be able to finish NaNo this year!

Like I mentioned, I finally rejoined YWW!!! I left in August of last year and I was only supposed to be gone for a few months, but it ended up being a year. *sad face* But now I’m BACK!!! And it’s so good to be back. I really missed a lot.

I changed up my blog! Y’all already knew that, but it was notable so I stuck it here. I’m very happy with the redesign. It looks a lot more professional.

I got rubber bands for my braces. I hate them. But they’re doing work.

I started school! It’s my senior yearrrrrrr. And I have way less school than I thought I would. For some reason I thought my senior year would be heavy? But no, I have three subjects. Science, reading, and personal finance. Of course, I’m going to have some college classes in October, but that’s all I have right now. It’s kind of nice. I can relax.

I applied for work at Starbucks and they never emailed me or called me or anything, so I applied for work at a small barbecue place owned by a family friend and now I work there! It’s very fun! I mostly wash dishes and fix barbecue plates. And sometimes I go to the storage building to get more plates. And it’s very satisfying to finally get a paycheck.

OH GUYS!!! I SAW THE COOLEST THING IN THE RACETRAC PARKING LOT A COUPLE WEEKS AGO!!!! THERE WAS A PORSHE PARKED IN FRONT OF THE STORE AND THIS MAN COMES OUT OF THE STORE WITH A FREAKING BIRD ON HIS ARM. LIKE, A WHOLE COCKATOO. AND THEN HE GOT IN THE PORSCHE. AND DROVE AWAY. THAT MAN. IS ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF COOL. I ASPIRE TO BE HIM.

Anyway, I thought that was cool.

TobyMac, one of my most very favorite artists, released a new album after almost four years!! And I…..have not listened to it. *hides* I’ve just been procrastinating on it. I’m going to write a blog post about it though, so that’s fun!! I’m very excited to listen. I’ve already heard the singles he’s released from the album and I enjoyed most of them, so it should be a pleasant listen.

Oh guys. Guess what. After months of putting “Finish Scarlet” on my goal list, I gave up with it last month. And you know what I did in August? Finished Scarlet. *facepalms myself out the back door* UGHHHH OF COURSE I DID. But I finished now. And I’m glad LOL

August Goal Recap

1. START SCHOOL β€” AND DON’T FALL BEHIND!! βœ”

I’ve done it — so far. I’ve actually been doing two weeks of school every week, so I don’t have to do any of my highschool classes during my eight weeks of dual enrollment. So I guess I’m technically ahead! Either way, it’s nice to know I’m not behind.

2. ORCHESTRATE THREE SONGS ❌

Not even one. I think my fire for this project has kind of burnt out a little bit. And it may be better to let the ashes lie for a bit while I work on other things. I’ll come back to it eventually.

3. MAKE DECENT HEADWAY ON MY PLOT βœ”βœ”βœ”

I DID ITTTTT!!!!! I FINISHED ITT!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! It’s good to have it done! And I’ve already almost finished with the plot of the next book. I’m very excited.

4. GET MY SLEEP SCHEDULE BACK ON TRACK βœ”β“

It’s not great, but I’m waking up before noon, so I guess that’s good? I’m not on the computer until 3:00 AM anymore, so that’s a win for sure! I’ve been a lot more productive in my off-the-computer projects during the evenings and that feels good.

5. POST TWO OTHER POSTS BESIDES THIS ONE βœ”

I posted three! I was anticipating more, but that didn’t happen. Still, four posts in a month is pretty good for me. And that’s good! Lots of good this month.

6. JOURNAL MORE ❌

Eh, no. Not quite. I did journal a lot, just not what I was hoping.

September Goals

1. Finish My Current Plot

This is the fourth book in the series I’m plotting and I’m already getting close to finishing it! Just so long as I stick with it and don’t get tired of it.

2. Start a Fantasy Journal

I saw this thing on Pinterest that’s like a worldbuilding journal sort of, that you just doodle in and journal in and figure out what the world looks like from your character’s perspective. It looks really cool and I want to make one for myself! I got a new sketchbook for my birthday, so that’s what I’m going to use it for.

3. Post Those Half-Written Blog Posts (After Finishing Them of Course)

There’s another June Adventures post in the works, guys, don’t worry! I really am sorry they’re so spread out. That’s my bad. And my laziness. πŸ˜‘

4. Art (Fanart??)

Bea posted an art dump the other day and I came away feeling rather ✨inspired✨ so I better capitalize on that before it fades! Besides, I really have been missing drawing and painting. I should post an art dump soon. . . .

5. Write a Song For My Friend

I haven’t written a good song lately, and I want to write one for one of my friends. I think she’d like it. The only question is what instrument to write it on. . . .

August Stats

Blog posts published: 4
Letters written: 3 (?)
Letters received: 1 (where are my penpals?? What are they doing? I have, like, ten and none of them are writing me???)
Art done: 0
Words written (outside of blog posts): Like, a lot. Probably around 5000. Maybe more. But I can’t be bothered to count my handwritten words.
Journal entries: 12
Songs in playlist: 642

Well, I guess the only thing left to do in this post is my almost-mandatory-at-this-point apology for not posting more and promising to do better. I mean, I make no promises because I am busy busy busy, but I will make a bit of an effort? Really sorry guys.

And maybe it’s time I take a hiatus to focus on my life. Maybe not. Idk. I like blogging too much.

Anyway.

That’s all! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in the next post (whenever that is πŸ˜…)!

🎡 Nothing Left to Say by Imagine Dragons (the oohs at the end are so pretty) 🎡