Wow this month is nearly over! So much went on this month though it was more relaxing than March or February lol. I'm now doing a post at the end of the month where I basically summarize what happen so it's a bit like a journal. I've tried journaling and it doesn't work out too well with me so let's try this lol. I'm also going to include some insights about my writing and the blog. ^ ^
What I did:
1.) I turned 22! Wow, I'm getting old. It's weird ... I don't feel that old. No gray hairs yet thank goodness.
|22 year old me. Weirdness.|
3.) I guest posted on two blogs! Check out my posts on Super Swankified and the Dreaming Hobbit! And check out some of Mae's and Emily's regular posts too!
4.) I celebrated Easter even though it kind of sucked because I got sick. :P
5.) I finally finished a piece of art I was working on for months! This is a drawing of Mor (right) and Faol (left) from my steampunk fantasy Red Hood!
|YES, THE ANIMATION WORKS ON HERE!|
What I Learned:
1.) Blog Lovin' is amazing. It's a great way to keep track of a lot of blogs (which I try my hardest to do, but I try to follow. so. many). It's really helped me navigate through the blogging community. If you have Blog Lovin' let me know because I will follow you.
2.) When people comment on your blog don't just say thank you, but ask them questions. It's amazing the conversations you get into. And speaking of comments, I'm trying a new commenting system since I've heard from several people that commenting is difficult. Hopefully this one will at long last work.
3.) I had a lot of stress going on at the beginning of the month and I really really didn't feel like writing, but I told myself "Just do a little bit." This kept me at least doing a hundred words a day.
4.) Like I said, I've had Camp NaNoWriMo going on, but most of my friends have been too busy for word wars, so I started setting timers for ten minute stretches and this really helped me concentrate and get my word count in.
5.) Because of self set deadlines to get work in to some editors and agents, I have been working on two books right now and that has been really difficult. Actively writing in two books at the same time is a challenge. Editing in one and writing in another isn't as hard to me, but this has been exhausting. I'll be really happy when I finish one.
|My main character Bryce from Subsapien Biomech.|
Next month gonna be crazy.
1.) Next month I'm going to continue working on Red Hood and Subsapien Biomech and hopefully finish SB so I can concentrate on Red Hood, because that one I'm prepping to send to editors and an agent who have requested it. *crosses fingers*
2.) I'm also going to be attending my cousin's wedding in Tennessee!
3.) I will be working on more drawings next month though I'm starting one of this month and I'm not sure if it'll be done in time. I want to work on some drawings of Matt (Subsapien), Mor (Red Hood), and hopefully one of Bryce and Matt actually happy lol. I'd like to do more, but we'll see if I can do those first. ^ ^'
|See? They're so very sad and I must draw them happy now.|
5.) I'm going to my friend's graduation in Florida for a week!
Last Month on Stori Tori's Blog ...
Firstly this month I reached the highest amount of views in the history of the blog. Over two thousand! Thank you all so so much! :D
Now the top five most popular post on the blog for April 2015 were ...
1.) Beautiful People Sibling Edition: Bryce & Matt
2.) Now I'm 22
3.) Questions for Cynara!
4.) Twelve Tips for Writing Blog Posts
5.) How to Be a Proper Brainstorm Buddy
Coming Soon to Stori Tori's Blog ...
Here are some of the posts coming up!
For Tea Tuesdays some teas from downtown Marietta and Firefly fandom blends!
May 1: Questions for Dina from my Steampunk Fantasy Red Hood and an interview following two weeks later.
|This is what Dina looks like. I haven't gotten |
around to drawing her yet. It's on my to draw list.
May 9: A Book Review of the New Recruit by Jill Williamson
May 16: A guest post by Cassia Taylor from Dimensions of my Universe.
May 23: Lessons from TV Shows: Avatar: The Last Airbender - A post about the things we can learn about writing from this awesome show.
That's what has been and will be happening in the life of this aspiring writer and this blog! Thank you all for reading!
How was your month? What did you do? Are you looking forward to any of the upcoming posts? Is the new commenting system working for you?
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