And it’s time for another monthly recap on the blog. Enjoy, and be sure to tell me how your month went in the comments!
My life this month was busy, hectic, chaotic and pretty stressful. I got pounded hard by school and I feel like the only thing I’ve been doing this month is studying, doing homework and worrying about my grades. It’s not that my grades are bad, but I’m kind of a perfectionist, so when I don’t get a 100 on something I get annoyed at myself. I know I shouldn’t because it makes everything stressful, but I can’t help it. I also have a standardized test coming up that’s new this year. I know almost nothing about it, and it’s much harder than most standardized tests. It doesn’t count for anything yet, but it’s still stress inducing.
I also went to my first robotics competition this month. It was a lot of fun, and our robot performed well. Our team is broken up into subteams (I’m in the programming subteam), and it was nice to see the work of all the subteams come together.
And now, for a most interesting story entitled THE FIRE DRILL THAT WASN’T A DRILL. It happened during school when I was calmly eating lunch with my friends. Baked mac and cheese with bacon and broccoli, if you were wondering. All of a sudden, the fire alarm began to ring, and at the sound of it, the whole cafeteria looked up as one. At first I thought that it was a fire drill, but that wouldn’t make sense because we just had one a couple days before, and we aren’t supposed to have drills during lunch. When I realized that this wasn’t drill, my first instinct was to finish up the two bites of lunch that I had left. I know, I know, so bad of me, but I can’t help loving food, okay? Instead, I quickly put on my coat and backpack and headed out with my friends and the rest of the students in the cafeteria. By that time, these huge metal fire containment doors that I didn’t even know existed were coming down all over the place, and it seemed like we were being trapped in the cafeteria. So people started screaming. Yea. Luckily some teachers came in and ushered us towards three doors that led outside. 400 students trying to go through three doors is not a smart idea because people can move INCREDIBLY SLOW.
Fortunately, all of us students in the cafeteria got outside fine, and so did the other students in the building.For the remainder of the time that we were waiting, we basically milled around and talked with out friends. Some kids even got in their cars and turned on music, which was interesting and also odd given the atmosphere of the whole event. When the firetrucks came, everyone started cheering. It was an hour before we finally got back inside and to our classes. The fire turned out to be a small gas leak from one of the food classes, but luckily no one got hurt.
I would say that it was fun, but I probably shouldn’t, so I’ll just say it was adventurous. 🙂 But it was still fun.
This was a pitiful reading month for me, you guys. Want to know how many books I read this month? Wait for it…wait for it…I read a grand total of THREE BOOKS! Sad, yes, but I told you I had a really busy month. At least they were all really good books.
Lots of editing went down this month, you guys. I finished the second draft of ILLUSIONS, which basically consisted of me cleaning up minor issues in my novel. I thought that I would just do a basic second draft edit of this novel for practice, and then just shelve it to start a new one. But instead, going through the second draft made me so much more excited for this book. It needs a ton of work, but I’m excited about it. This month, I’ll be plotting and starting a complete rewrite for the third draft. I’m so excited!
Today was a pretty good blogging month. I missed a few blog posts, but I also wrote some great ones that got a huge response. Here were some of the highlights:
- I kicked off the Old Fashioned Fangirl feature with a post about different types of fangirls.
- I guest posted on Emily’s blog, and Emily guest posted on mine.
- I talked about my thoughts on Go Set a Watchman, the upcoming sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.
- I told you why book bloggers should try creative writing.
- I talked about different writing styles in books.
I have so many comments that I have to reply to, but don’t worry, I shall get to that soon. It also factors into tomorrow’s post, in which I’ll explain a hiatus of sorts. You’ll see.
So, how was your month? Hopefully you had a better month for reading than I did.