Friday, May 24, 2019

Snapper is Never Late // Life, Novels and Seven

... She posts precisely when she means to.

Well, you know how it goes. If the Earth was flat, as most of our fantasy characters would like to believe, then I would've sailed off the edge of it long ago. Or at least, you would have assumed so. What have I been doing, as I've been sailing?

Dropping off the face of the Earth on an unannounced hiatus. I really had no intention of taking most of May off (and yes, in case you're wondering, I still hope to get in two more posts before the 31st comes about). Problem was, there was very little inspiration and very little time to brainstorm or write ... anything.

Welcome to the end of the school year, people.

Over the past month -- goodness, it's been a whirlwind -- I've busied myself with end-of-the-school-year activities. The SAT came and went (thank goodness for that), though that itself was a rather uneventful affair. 

I think we worry too much over those tests. But that's another post entirely.


I also took my AP exam, which I think went well. Funny part about it was that I was the only one taking that test in my area, which meant I had the room all to myself.

Peace and quiet.

I saw Endgame, but that's all I'm going to say about it. I might do a post in the future, once I've collected my thoughts. Still thinking about it.

Seems to be a theme with movies I've watched lately. I watched Tolkien at an old-timey theater, which was really beautiful but difficult to park at. Still thinking about the deep things of that one and parallels to Tolkien's trilogy. A review is necessary.

Here's a few more pictures of Leo. Some of you asked what breed he was: Havanese; he won't get much bigger than 15 pounds, and he's not even half that right now. Don't mean to brag but he's adorbs. 

Went to get ice cream, this happened.

Which logically led to me asking:


Needless to say, I did NOT get a pint of ice cream, though I was tempted mainly so I could quote Lord of the Rings endlessly. ;)

I also wrote that it was 2017 for a spanish assignment ...

Right, so, somehow this post turned out to be a review of May, which isn't even over yet, but I guess we'll see what happens in the next seven days.

Oh, yeah, that's what the seven is in the title for. Seven days to write two more posts; we'll see what happens, I suppose. And, because we're dealing with the number seven, I decided to challenge myself to the 7-7-7 challenge because I've never been tagged before and that ... that's just sad.

So here goes, 7th page, 7th line down, 7 lines of my current WIP (which is, unfortunately, my 6th novel, but for the sake of 7 we'll call it my 7th since I wrote enough essays to equate one novel about European history).

With every step, the branches cracked and protested, but they thoroughly swallowed him after he stepped through the first few inches.

Crowded out by the sound of crackling leaves and roots, Tess’s voice and the clanging of the fence dissipated. Den unsnagged another branch from his jacket. Although the burning in his throat was still there, it already seemed less defined, as if the plant life sucked the poison from his veins.

At long last, the slits of sunlight broke through into a field of grass, flowers and sunshine.

- Magnolia Sun // Danielle Droubay

That's unedited, though I will say I manipulated the formatting so the story could make sense and so you didn't see any spoilers. :)

And my every-now-and-then question for you all: should I do a post of my thoughts on Tolkien and Endgame. They wouldn't be reviews exactly, but they'd be there, at least? XD

All right, seven days people. I'll get back to my normal posts then, since summer is here at last. And at the end of this seven days, May will have 3 posts, as is my goal for 2019. At the end of this seven days, I will have reached 30,000 in Magnolia Sun (with any luck). At the end of this seven days, I can stop starting sentences like this and move on my life. Goodness. *rolls eyes* Some writers, right?

p.s. Also I'm only one follower away from 80!!! *flails and falls off face of the earth*

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 2019 // Summary and Puppy Pics

Perhaps you noticed I didn't get in my post on Friday. Or not. It was a busy month, after all, what with Camp NaNo and exams and the end of the school year preparations.


Like I said in one post this month (somewhere. I give you two guesses), I'd like to keep it at 3 posts a month, EVEN IF I go off schedule to do that at times. Because then it will look very pretty on the sidebar at the end of the year if I do say so myself.

My only excuse for not posting on Friday was that I had a puppy on my lap at the time and I'm sorry but it's hard and honest work. Don't judge.

Especially if this is the puppy.

*Promptly dies* 

I give you, his Royal Highness, Leo.

*dies again*

> The Things that Happened

Completed my Camp NaNo goal of 20,000 words 10 days early. I suppose I could've made it to 30,000, but the point was to have fun, which I succeeded in doing. Take that, Camp!

Shoutout to my cabinmates! I had such fun doing word wars with you all! Good luck in your future writing endeavors.

I also watched Captain Marvel. Awesome movie with excellent themes! Some might disagree. Fight me.

And I know that Endgame came out a few days ago. Most of you are still flailing. Don't say anything. I don't know anything yet. I won't know anything until I watch Endgame.

Come to think of it, why did I even bring it up? XD


Snapper out.