Hi, my friends!!
Most of you know that I write "lately" posts now and then, in which I share a little bit about what's been going on in my life.
Well....something's changing in that regard...
Don't worry. I'm still going to do them. ;) But I'm hoping to now do four official "lately"* posts a year: one in spring, one in summer, one in autumn, and one in winter.
How does that sound??
Of course, I may have to tweak that depending on how life progresses. But from now on expect a lately post every 3 months or so. ;)
*(I tried to come up with some cute title for my "lately" posts but the best I cold come up with was "In My Life"--which is plain plagiarism of the Les Mis song and why use that when "lately" is so much more to the point and only one word??)
But NaNoWriMo is tomorrow.
1) It's a Snow White retelling.
2) It's set in the same world (with a few of the same characters) as my "Princess and the Pea" retelling.
3) It involves reclusive mountain men and snowy winter woods and a prince who makes life-threatening mistakes and a witch who sells poisoned applies and....
And wouldn't you like to know what else? ;)
I've plotted the whole thing out this time, even down to where and when the chapter breaks will occur. I'm hoping this will help me avoid plot holes, especially those plot holes that pop your tire and leave your writing car stranded in the middle of the road. Like two of my stories. *cough*
Hang around a bit during November if you want to hear more. I'm not promising anything, but if y'll demand snippets or character interviews or something....I don't know. Stranger things have happened.
Guys!!! I'VE ENTERED A NEW FANDOM!
That's.....a definite. I've already shed a few tears and I'm only on book three and nothing really sad has happened yet.
PS. I took the quiz and am in Hufflepuff House, in case you were curious.
~The first two Harry Potter movies. I like most of the casting (and Ron's facial expressions are GOLD) but the movies are excruciatingly boring compared to the books. Something was lost in translation.
|Alan Rickman is perfect as Snape though|
~Little Boy. Gahh this movie made me cry ALL THE TEARS. It's been awhile since I've watched such a flat out emotional movie. But it also made me happy, like really really happy.
The colorful, sunshiny setting. The humorous conversations between Little Boy and the Japanese gentleman he tries to befriend. The hope. Little Boy's relationship with his father. Just.....aghh. Everything.
WATCH IT. Please. *hugs this movie*
I've heard good things about this from both Hamlette and Olivia and when it came on Clearplay I was like "yesss let's do this." So, I'm not exactly one for keeping up splendidly with espionage kind of movies (I usually have to ask my dad or brother a hundred times what's going on #beinghonesthere) but this one was fun and exciting and just plain cool even when I didn't understand what was going on. :P I love the characters. They're just awesome and their relationships are the BEST. I love Gaby and Ilya a TON but I may love Napoleon and Ilya's friendship even more?? I'm not sure. Either way, these three are epic.
(ALSO. CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE MONTAGE WHERE NAPOLEON IS EATING A SANDWICH WHILE POOR ILYA IS STRUGGLING FOR HIS LIFE??)
|Cool people <3 (Except for her in the bottom right corner. Ugh. Go away.)|
~This Beautiful Fantastic
This fun post brought my attention to this movie. It's not a period drama, but it's a British film with many actors and actresses I immediately recognized (Caroline Bingley? Albert from War Horse?). So once I read a little about it, I decided I must see it and sent a request off to the library. I watched it one night with my mom and we both loved it. It's odd and eccentric (some of the story lines tend to go a bit nowhere) but it's also lovely and altogether charming. It also brought me some much needed encouragement—the story revolves around Bella Brown, a very OCD girl whom most would look at as weird and unsuccessful and maybe even stupid. But she's not. She grows and changes and makes her own corner of the world beautiful, with the help of a few unlikely friends. This was encouraging to me, because it was a reminder that no matter what you're like to the rest of the world, you're special and beautiful and worth it to God.
(This wasn't a Christian movie by any means, but hey, I can still draw inspiration from it.)
Basically, it's a beautiful movie and you should watch it forthwith.
This video. GUYS. IT'S JEREMY JORDAN SINGING DISNEY SONGS AND HE SINGS SANTA FE AND I'M DEAD.
This video made me really happy. <333
This video made me really happy. <333
*Sigh* Wellllll. You want the long or the short version? ;) In a nutshell, I had a really depressing week awhile back that kind of threw me for a loop. I frequently struggle off and on with contentment and feeling at peace with where God is taking me in life. I struggle to trust His plan, and I definitely struggle with waiting for Him to show me what to do. (Because I have no clue what I'm doing with my life.) I can usually shake it off pretty quickly though....this past week was an exception. I was feeling really sad and hopeless....and just lost. God has slowly been showing me truth through this ordeal though, and I'm thankful to say I've been gradually feeling better. I know I'll have days like it again though....maybe I'll do a blog post on it sometime?
AUTUMN! It took Michigan forever to cool down and actually start feeling like fall. But now it's nice and chilly and the leaves are gorgeous and I've been going for walks outside as often as I can. Does anyone else love walking on gray and gloomy days? I honestly love days filled with wind and rain, though sunshiny ones are lovely too. <33
New favorite artist alert! Gregory Alan Iskov. I haven't heard all his songs, but I do know some contain some language, so please don't go and listen to ANY of his songs now just because I mentioned him. :P But a few of my favorites are Idaho, salt and the sea, and this one:
I got a new Josh Turner cd. Just thought I'd mention it. Because reasons.
This was the first song I'd ever heard from him and it's still one of my favorites. #nolstagia
Other songs I've been listening to:
This video. Like....wow. It was made for me. I needed to hear this. xD I highly recommend this video, and though I haven't read/watched everything by this blogger, I think she has some pretty awesome content. :)
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May your deeds be shown to your servants,
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
Pslam 90: 14-17
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
|not my socks though I wish they were|
What have you been up to this autumn?
Do you struggle with contentment?
Are you doing NaNoWriMo?