Friday, November 17, 2017

NANO UPDATE {In Which I Have an Inferiority Complex}



'Sup, earthlings and extraterrestrials.

Say the sky.

Actually, when my friends ask what's up, I just  copy+paste the definition of 'up' .  Admit it, it makes sense.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shoebox Funeral {Book Review + There's Glitter on the Floor After The Party}



'Sup earthlings and extraterrestrials!

DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE IN THE TITLE?? IT'S NEW YEAR'S DAY BY TAYLOR SWIFT?? AKA MY NEW FAVORITE SONG?? anyways... I bring you all a book review today and this is an excellent book here I'm reviewing. IF I HAD TO SOME IT UP WITH TAYLOR SWIFT MUSIC: Never Grow Up, Innocent, If This Was a Movie, and The Best Day (aka sweet young country taylor).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

947 Blog Followers?? Giveaway in the Near Future??




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Okay. I'm  just going to be purely honest. I am in shock. I need a macchiato. You guys are the best, shiniest, most fabulous beans of ever.

And guess what? There are 947 of you. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

THE BATCAVE (Room Tour + NaNo Excerpts!!)




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials.

So, I redecorated my room recently, and because I'm super very proud of it, you guys had to tour my le batcave. So, without further ado...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Month Review: OCTOBER 2017



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Well. Well then. The month is almost over. Am I participating in some sort of time warp? Where did the month go, man? Look, kids, time doesn't fly, it zips. Really quickly. Like it's had too much espresso.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Alexander Hamilton THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (Whaa? ft. Disney Does American History)


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials.

I have decided that American History would be more interesting if it were primarily taught utilizing parodies of songs. More specifically, Disney songs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How To (Actually) Survive NaNo (I Promise This Isn't Actually Helpful)



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!


NaNo, as I've stated before, approaches. It comes quickly. Like a Mongolian army.

And apparently I'm helping you survive it. If you remember my NaNo 101 series, I attempted to be serious and helpful and it was awful so. I'm here with my real advice.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In Which I Return With Much Fanfare


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

*crickets*
*whispers* Billy, I said fanfare, not crickets.
*much fanfare*

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Good job, Billy.

So, as you no doubt noticed, the takeover didn't go as planned... Effie (as usual, not the Hunger Games one, the my friend one) had some technical difficulties (boooo) but, man, I am back now, so...


WHO MISSED ME? *crickets* oh, come on, guys, seriously??

I missed you guys!! Oh my word, yes! I have so many posts planned... Wreaking havoc in the off-line world is no fun. I'm ready to wreak some havoc online again!

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NOT REALLY, MAN, I HAVE NO INTENTION OF KILLING ANY OF YOU.

PROBABLY.




Did you miss me? Is wreaking havoc online more fun than offline? How do you feel about havoc in general? Is Loki #goals (we all know the correct answer)?


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Blog Anniversary {The Blog Gets Taken Over!}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Two days ago was my four-year blog anniversary. FOUR. YEARS. Four long, ridiculous, shiny years.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interview w/ May @ Forever and Everly {!!!}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!
Sooooo May @ Forever and Everly let me interview her which is AMAZING and was SO MUCH FUN! I'm sure you all know May as the Mango Queen  that she is, right, kids?  If you don't know her then... well, I suggest you go click the link and visit her quickly. Before the world ends, or worse... we run out of caffeine in the world. As you can see, the Dragon Kingdom and Mango Kingdoms have united for a short while. I'm sure you're all... either absolutely terrified or very excited by that.

Monday, September 11, 2017

NaNo 101: YWP vs ADULT NaNo



Hello. earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Okay, so now what. You know most of the NaNo basics- caffeine, plotting vs pantsing, etc... but this is an important thing.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Crowns of Croswald by DE Night Review {Book Appreciation But Much Hatred of Pie??}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!


Today I bring you a review of a book that I definitely have mixed feelings for. One the one hand, it has dragons and book appreciation! On the other, it has DEFINITE food hate and I can't even understand that, man.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Month Review: August 2017



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, I skipped a month last month, but with publishing and all, life was  a bit hectic. I'M BACK NOW (you all missed me & you know it- don't lie to me, kids) AND READY TO REVIEW MY MONTH.

I'll be doing things a bit differently than I did the last few times, because I wasn't quite happy with my format.  :/ Sue me, humans.

Monday, August 28, 2017

NaNo 101: Advanced Pantser Studies






'Sup, earthlings and extraterrestrials!
i can be different and not say 'hello'.


So. The lovely Jem Jones requested more on pantsing... and as a long-time-pantser, I can actually be somewhat helpful. Being helpful is new to me, kids, so... let's take it slow, ok?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

NaNo 101: Plotting vs Pantsing + How To Prep Either Way



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Welcome to Knife-Throwing cla-
waitn why are you all gaping? *shuffles notes* oops, sorry, I thought I was- never mind. Uh, welcome to NaNo 101.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

NaNo 101: Your Introduction



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

I'm ridiculously excited today because I have decided to do a blog series called 'NaNo 101', in which I will give you some not so helpful very helpful NaNo advice. *jazz hands and confetti*

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Writing Updates: Let's Talk Tilley (Plus Beautiful Disaster Quiz)




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, my internet is fixed and I am back and ready to attack some people-

with GIFS and happiness, of course.

*hides swords*

BUT ANYWAYS I thought I would talk some about Tilley,  the main character in Dragoncologist. she's a sarcastic little bean She has the WORST luck:



Tilley does have to consider the fact that talking to herself distracts her from the pouring rain, the dark, and the even darker prospects of her future. That’s something, at least. But really, did it have to be raining when Maya kicked her out?
I'm so terrible to her But look! She's trying  to remain positive! She's not very good at it, but no matter. She's trying.

Also she's resourceful:

She looks around, before zeroing in on a loose brick in the sidewalk. She sighs.
Technically this is illegal too, she thinks, pulling the brick up. Somewhat illegal. 
Tilley looks around. She walks over to the door, and somewhat primly sets her back down on the front step. Then, walking back over to the window, she seems to judge something- the size, perhaps- before pulling her arm back and slamming the brick into the window.
And... SISTERLY LOVE:
Maya rolls her eyes and pushes her reddish-blonde hair back. “I said that if I ever had to bail you out of prison again I’m going to let the police keep you.”
“It was one time. One time. And I paid you back.”
“With dirty money, Tilley!”
“You make it sound like I’m a hit man or something, killing for a living. They’re just dragons! Pygmy ones at that, I’m a specialist. Most of them wouldn’t hurt a fly unless very, very provoked…” Tilley trails off, realizing that Maya now looks livid.
Good job, Rosenfield, she thinks to herself. 
“Look, Maya, what pays the bills pays the bills…”

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Basically Tilley.

But I also get to be flowery and descriptive, so that's good!

She enters the darkened alleyway, gray hood covering ice-blue eyes, rain beating down, soaking her through. She ignores it, walking onward. Shadows jump out at her like ghosts, and the wind whispers mischievously, playing with her mind.
I feel kind of bad for Tilley? Like, I've thrown her into a magical  anti-dragon society, given her a love for dragons,  and made her wander around in the rain. But....

I promise it ends... kind of happily.

.... I can't say that I'm sorrrrryyy, for breaking your heart, but it don't matter, I'm a writer, so I can tear you aparrrt 'cause I want toooo

What do you mean that's not how that song goes?

Yes it is.

You don't know what you're talking about.

So, I'd originally intended for Tilley to be dyslexic but now it doesn't fit?? So, I don't know. Maybe a side character BUT I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT SIDE CHARACTERS I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT TILLEY

Tilley's approach to life basically: *calculative smashing and explosions*

She also does everything very calmly. except when she's freaking out and then it's like OH DEAR WHY IS THE WORLD ENDING HERE

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The good news is, I gave her a sarcastic dragon and a rebellion to join and then um... there's this whole scene where Charlie is throwing things at her and she's like "what?" and he's like "we're seeing how you'll respond." So maybe they shouldn't be friends, considering Charlie's approach to life: throwing things for the sake of science. But it's okay, because I also have this anxious little dragon named FLIP who basically thinks that he's an American Ninja Warrior but also is scared of heights. Poor guy, ammiright?

So yeah. My book is strange, my character is strange, and I'm strange.

I'm not sure how this post has benefited.... anyone because you guys knew that me, my books, and my characters are strange? But still.

In other news, I hit 500+ blog followers! Thank you guys soooo much!! <3


To thank you all, here's an A Beautiful Disaster quiz!




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Monday, August 7, 2017

Brief Hiatus

Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials....

I'm sorry to say that I will be going on a brief hiatus. See, lightning struck my house and um, while the house is still standing and we're all okay and that, the modem is dead. Which means, no Internet.

Friday, August 4, 2017

It's All Research {When You're a Writer, at Least...}




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials.
I've noticed that all of my friends roll their eyes when I type this, and then inform me that no extraterrestrials read blogs. If you are an extraterrestrial, please comment below so that I'll have proof. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Release Day!



Hello, butterflies and moths!

I meant earthlings and extraterrestrials. That's what I meant.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Paperbacks vs eBooks {Better Than Batman vs Superman}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!


Today I bring you a discussion post on an epic battle- paperback books vs eBooks. I honestly can't think of anything clever or interesting to say as an intro, though, so... let's just start the post.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Publication Date Change




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, my technical team ran into some unexpected difficulties, and thus, publication date has been moved to August 1st. The blog tour should still be up and running starting the 28th of this month so if you're interested in participating, drop me a comment. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Writing Update {Dragons Take Over} + NOT CHANGING MY BLOG ADDRESS




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So you know me. Dragons and Batman and coffee. Thus, it only makes sense that I would be writing about one of those three things. Well, Batman's been done and coffee would be... boring, honestly; thus I wrote about dragons. The Vulcans approve this logic.

Friday, July 14, 2017

295 FOLLOWERS



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Um, this morning you guys kind of gave me the best surprise ever. See, I was texting Sophie  and trying to show her how to check her feedburner- then I almost fell out of my desk chair beacause apparently 262 of you follow me by email?? And I mean.. WHAT? Last I checked there really weren't that many of you and now I have an army there are a whole bunch of you?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Blog Tour Sign-Ups! {SO EXCITED!}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, I am SUPER excited to announce BLOG-TOUR SIGNUPS for my debut novelette A Beautiful Disaster. You can add it on Goodreads here.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Interview: Liz of AmericanCatCreations (And Blog Address Change?)




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials! 

Today I will be interviewing Liz, owner of the Etsy shop American Cat Creations- and at the end of the post, she's offered a coupon code so stick round for that. Her shop is super cute! I especially love her Batman pillow.  Not that I'm obsessed with Batman, or anyth-

Friday, July 7, 2017

Beautiful People {In Which I Start on the 26th}


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So I like never do these writing tags because I'm #lame. But I wanted to do it so here we are.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Month Review: June 2017 {Of Dentists and Dreams}


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials! 

First things first, I dreamed last night that I somehow got my hands on an ARC of Wonder Woman: Warbringer and basically almost cried when I woke up and it was only a dream. Send help and chocolate.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Why I Write Rebelliously: #RebeliousWriting + Is This A Discussion Post of Sorts?



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Ahem.

I have joined the #RebelliousWriting movement! This is a movement started by Gray Marie at her blog Writing is Life. If you click the link, you can learn more, but basically this is a movement to write cleaner YA books. AND I HAVE JOINED because clearly I like clean books. Give alllll the books baths.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Sister Tag {Wait, Daisy Has Siblings?}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

So, I'd seen The Sister Tag floating around, and then Sophie and her sister did it, and I was like, Huh, I should do that.
Then I was like... I don't think I've ever talked about my siblings on my blog.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We Stood Upon Stars {Book Review} // Motorcycles, Adventures, and Cool Maps



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!


Sometimes you get a new book and the cover is just AMAZING. Well, this book was ONE OF THOSE BOOKS. And since the cover is 99% prettier than me, it has replaced my face.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I Wrote a Story and Kept It Semi-Secret




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

You will not believe it, but today I discovered that cats can come out of bags. Considering how violently they come out, I'd hate to be the one putting them in.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

{Fantastical Vacation Spots} (GIFS! MEDIOCRITY!)



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials! 


I, your amazing and wonderful host, am here to give you the summer getaways you can never ever actually get to! I'm amazing, I know.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Camp NaNo Approaches {Cannons, GIFs of Childhood, and WIP Fears}



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

As my not so creative title implies, CAMP NANO IS COMING.

Make ready the cannons.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Why I am So Forgiving of Slightly Unoriginal Stories



Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!
are there any extraterrestrials reading? 

Today's post is brought to you by summer.  And not just any summer, either. A wet summer. Because sun and sand were not in my future, apparently.


So, I'm the type of person who loves doing things over and over again. 
Not kidding.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Updates (I Have a New Blog?!)




Hello, butterflies and moths!
what do you mean i said the wrong thing? i would never-
*looks up*
oh.

ahem.


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Month Review: May 2017 {Obsessions, Recaps, and Tamatoa}



Hello, humans and extraterrestrials!

Guess who's doing these cute little monthly recap things that basically everyone else in the universe does? Me! #trendy. Haha, such cool, much amaze, all the jazz.

But wait! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

theCramm Award // I Don't Have a Subtitle




Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials!

*twiddles thumbs* soooo I don't have a subtitle. I'm a terrible person.

It's actually not that big of a deal but it bothers me. I mean, the perfect subtitle is out there somewhere.... and my butterfly net isn't big enough to catch it. Not cool, butterfly net. Not cool.


Anywhoses, Anika nominated me for theCramm award, which... I had honestly never heard of before. This award is a product of theCramm (hence the name).