BREAKING NEWS

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*Trips on the red curtain as I move to take center stage* Quickly catches myself and straightens the imaginary crown on my head. *waves fancily* “Hello my lovely readers and strange narrator. Here is a quick recap of what has happened since we met.” *crickets from the empty audience* “Haha! Of course I’m not really going to talk about the past three months. More like the past week. Let’s get started.”

This is week has been disorienting as heck. I had some intense spiritual battles Monday and Tuesday night (nightmares and dissociating) and I’ve been scared to go back to sleep since. So what have I been doing? Binge watching Parks and Recreation. *naturally**as one does* ALSO I–the healthiest person alive–have a cold. I feel betrayed by my own body. It’s kind of annoying, but whatever. It’ll end soon.

I’ve barely been getting my posts up for the blogathon, but I have done them. I think I have missed one day. If I’m wrong, correct me. I’m not upset about it though. I’ll be happy to buy Tae dinner. Which, speaking of Tae, he redesigned his blog! Go look at it! I’m about to go do that. He’s amazing and if you’re interested in travel, you need to read what he’s writing about.

I finished another book. (It’s actually a book I bought last weekend on my birthday.) The book is Ryan Higa’s How to Write Good by (you guessed it) Ryan Higa. It was actually really good and inspiring. I’ll put a review of it up eventually. I’m about to start another book Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn. It is the second book in the series The Tales of Shikanoko. Look forward to another beautiful cover.

Monday will be the start of dead week. (It’s crazy to think I have two weeks left before I move into this most beautiful mansion.) Surprisingly, I’m not stressed at all. I know God has things under control. As I keep reminding myself, His ways are higher than my ways, and His thoughts are higher than my thoughts. Already two classes have ended. I’m studying hard for Spanish, and I should be studying more Chinese. Things will work out. I trust God.

Keep me in your prayers as I will keep you in mine.

I love you all! 么么哒!

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What To Expect

Believe it or not, I actually have a couple book reviews that I will be posting next week. Yay, yay, yay. The books I finished are The Celebration Of Discipline by Richard J. Foster and Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson. Both of those books are fabulous and I can’t wait to talk to you about them.

Currently, I am reading The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima. It’s a Japanese book translated into English. The book is fabulously written. I am finding the descriptions incredibly sexy. (Not sexy as in naked and steamy scenes, but if you took an adjective and put it in lingerie, then yes. Like how guys look at a car and call it sexy, that is how I feel reading Mishima’s descriptions.) I will try to finish it quickly and tell you all.

I will update you on school and just life probably Friday night or shortly after I take my exam Friday morning.

Tomorrow, for all of my writing friends, I am going to share the template I use to create characters and flesh them out. I don’t talk about writing much, and I want to do that a bit more.

Here and there I’ll also share more poetry. I also have a lot of God to talk about. The rest of my ideas are written in my bullet journal. All in all, just stay tuned for what’s to come. Who really knows what I’ll post next. Haha.

I love you all! 么么哒!Bye!!

Current Reads

There are so many books I want to read over break, but I must pick and choose.

As you have seen, I have finished two books (one of which was not on my TBR list). Both books were really good and I really enjoyed them. I am still reading Celebration of Discipline and Water for Elephants. Actually, I was reading Water for Elephants quite consistently over the semester, but I never finished it, and I don’t think I brought it home with me, so it’ll be a bit longer before I finish that.

Right now my bedtime read is Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines. I love this author dearly. I have meant him several times; I own almost all of his books; and I have almost all of them signed. I am really excited to dig into this book, and be pulled into one of his worlds.

I will still try hard to keep reading Celebration of Discipline because as far as nonfiction goes, I have another one lined up right behind it.

I’m excited to get all this reading done. I hope you join me over this cold, holiday break. Yay!

Is it too late to say I procrastinate?

Everyday this week I have thought about writing a post, and then I just didn’t. So here I am apologizing. I am incredibly sorry. *Does a full ninety degree Korean bow.*

I would love to make the excuse that I’ve been busy, but if I say that, then I have to give you proof I’ve been busy when really I was only busy on Tuesday, and even then I could have put up a post.

Tuesday: I went to the beach with some friends and Little Sister. After that, Mother and I took a two and a half hour car ride to a Barnes N Noble to get a book signed.

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While I was only there for about fifteen minutes, I am delighted that I got this signed. I got to meet the amazing author herself. She was a delight, and I’m thankful Mother was willing to drive me.

Yeah, so Tuesday I was awake from five in the morning until probably about midnight. Everyday, after that, what was I doing? I honestly don’t remember.

I’ve been shopping a lot. So much so, I’ve run out of hangers and space in my closet to put clothes. On Thursday, I talked to Tulsa Best Friend for a couple of hours. I’ve been thinking about heading back to college and all the supplies I’m going to need for that.

I honestly, think that’s all I can say right now. I’m still slowly reading books.

Current Reads:

  • I’m about half way through The Whispers of the Fallen.
  • I’m some where on chapter two of Emperor of the Eight Islands.

This week I will definitely finish reading three books, my last freelance project,  and my second Chapbook. These are my goals for this week. I’ll be sure to get them done, and I’ll keep you updated on them.

Alright, that’s all. Now I’m gonna go write that review I promised you.

Fighting! Good luck! 加油!Goodbye! 再见!

Twenty-Four Hour Time Travel. (No It’s Not A Service. Although It Should Be.)

Well, I succeeded. I completed a goal. I finished a book today. Although, I should warn you, I read, easily, two to five books at once. See, I totally meant to finish The Red Queen. What I actually finished was Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. I won’t say much about it here since I’ll post a review shortly after, but I will say it was good. I started it Friday night and finished it today. I took a black pen and underlined so many things.

What else did I do today? Absolutely nothing. And by nothing I mean, I wrote a 500 word short story. I finished Supernatural season 2. Mom was sick all day so I helped my sister clean the house a little bit. I ate waffles. I finally finished my laundry (which I started back on Wednesday). I ate a waffle. Talked to my college roommate over the phone. Showered. Talked to Little Sister.

Yeah. I did nothing.

**Reverse time to 24 hours ago**

I saw Wonder Woman last night, and it was amazing! (If I did movie reviews I might post one on here, but I don’t, so I won’t.) It was the perfect way to end the day after being with my daughter Athena. (Correction: She’s not my daughter, but I sure wish she was.)

**Back to Present**

“Elizabeth, you wrote 500 words! That’s amazing!”

Pfft. Thanks. It probably sucks. (I know, I’m working on my judginess of myself.) Actually, I’m proud of the idea. I might expand it, I might leave it as is. I’m not sure. We’ll see.  I do after all have to get an e-book out somehow this summer. *Right about here I would insert a tongue emoji, but I’m trying to be professional so I won’t.* *Then I would insert another one after that comment.* *Really, this whole sticking-out-tongue emoji thing could go on for ever.*

Alright, away from that. On another note, I’m debating about whether I should post tomorrow or not. I might not do anything on Sundays. I do need to put some space in between posts for me to actually do stuff to report about.

VOTE:

  • Do I post everyday except Sunday?

or

  • Do I post on only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday?

or

  • Do I write only specific topics for each day?

Ex.: Monday is “About Me”; Tuesday I post “Current Reads” or update where I am at; Wednesday can be “Bible Study”; Thursday can be my “Progress Report” on my writing; Friday can be for only “Story Time”; and Saturday can be “Book Review.” I would still not post on Sundays unless I absolutely needed to, or if you wanted me to talk about church and what I ate for brunch.