October Highlights 2017

October is over. In my opinion, as soon as November 1st hits we need to be putting up the Christmas tree. Sadly, my family doesn’t share my enthusiasm, so the tree will go up after Thanksgiving. Happily, I have my own room, and can keep it decorated year round. I love the Christmas season so much. The music, the food, seeing out-of-state family, and of course, the real reason we celebrate.

My room stays partially decorated, because I love the season, and because I’m a Christmas child.

This month was wild with work and having to take my kitten, Rey, to the vet. The veterinarian has been so sweet and kind and is just overall amazing. She makes me almost (this is a very big almost) want to be a veterinarian so I can hold cats all day. Rey is my world, and named after my favorite character ever in Star Wars.

I did two of my drives to get my license. First drive was awful, the second wasn’t so bad. I didn’t get us killed anyway so that’s good.

I saw Mulan for the first time. It was pretty good, though not my favorite Disney movie. But now I want to tell a story about a girl pretending to be a boy and sneaking into the army. You can find my aesthetic board for Mulan here.

The highlight of the month was attending the LSU vs. Auburn game. It was so hot, but attending was worth the headache and sunburn. Death Valley (Tiger Stadium) was alive like I’ve never seen it before and my Southern Girl’s football heart was happy.  I had an amazing time with my older brother and I won’t forget the experience anytime soon of LSU’s comeback win.

Book Things

October started out with me having a book reading stack six books high.




I read two again, but hey, I’m still a happy bookworm, so all’s well.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [5/5] –  I read this just for the illustrations, because illustrated books are the best. I’m slowly collecting the illustrated editions, and I  really have no idea what I’m going to do when the rest of the series comes out.


Is it just me, or does Ginny’s hair look orange, not red?

Prisoner of Azkaban might be one of my favorite books of the series, besides The Deathly Hallows. I love Sirius so much. Lupin is great too, but Sirius just loves Harry so much and I really love him for that.

It Started With Goodbye [1/5] – I found the book poorly written, and all the characters really shallow. Tatum was all “woe is me” and she really got on my nerves. There really wasn’t any character development for anyone, including Tatum. I also don’t really get the title “It Started With Goodbye.” It didn’t fit the story (granted that may just be me).


The World of Writing


I HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN ON MY Ashes Like Frost. Like, giggling while I write, I’m that happy. I wish I could tell you about it, but I just don’t like putting my story ideas on the internet. Sorry. [insert me giving you pizza and hugs as an apology]

That happiness hasn’t gone over to my retelling of Snow White. I’ve made some progress, but I’m still not all that happy with it.

I’ve never done NaNo before. Ever. So this year I decided to take the plunge. I’ll be writing It Started When You Saw Me. I named this project before finding the book, It Started With Goodbye. The story contents aren’t the same, so I’m going to keep the title, because this story is just going to be for me.

Anyway, not only will I write ISWYSM during November, but also Ashes Like Frost and my Snow White. Yes, I’m pretty much insane. I may not survive. But with my Rey coffee cup and my kitten Rey, I will survive.


Other Things

No new music or interesting blog posts. It’s been that kinda month.

How was October for you? Are any of you doing NaNo?


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