may recap [2018]

by - June 02, 2018


I know what you’re thinking! You’re here to see what kind of a hiatus I’m setting off on now, but no worries guys, I’m not going to abandon you again!

^^ I mean, come on, I ran away on two hiatuses already this year -_-




The thing is, I’m just going to take a three month break of writing… umm, yes, that means the whole summer. And I know what you’re thinking again!

^^ WHAT EVEN LISA summer is the best time to do writing!!!

Yeah, I know that, but I think my summer is going to be less free than yours, to tell the truth. I am quite sure I’ll be studying like crazy for the next three months (ha, as if I am not already).

Obviously you’re still asking WHY.

I’ve been concentrating so hard on WRITING for the past … err … year, that I feel I’ve been neglecting my other talents/creative outlets. I feel a bit stifled. For instance, art. I’ve been drawing so little, and I haven’t painted AT ALL since Christmas. For the past few months my artistic side has been begging and begging me to let it loose again and I can’t deny it for much longer.

Therefore, in my summer writing break I’m going to focus on

// ART. I’m going draw, and draw, and draw. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of my artistic talents and that I have the potential for SO MUCH MORE if I just allow myself to find it.
// MUSIC. I am starting my music course and it requires 120 HOURS OF STUDYING AND PRACTICING and just please where do I find an extra 120 HOURS.
// KITCHEN. I’m kind of hoping to learn some new things but we’ll see. I’ll probably be too busy studying *cries*

And the rules of my writing break are these –

// I will not put any kind of pressure or expectation on myself to finish any writing project (except the revising of BQ bc I have a deadline) or to pick up my pen at all (except for school purposes).
// However, should I actually WANT to write during the summer I will not stop myself. (And I feel like I will want to write a little bit at least.)
// BUT if I don’t write a single word at all, I shall refuse to feel guilty about it.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

^^ what goes on in my brain at these times.
Me: okay we’re going on a writing break
Myself: oooh what does that mean
Me: permission not to write and not feel guilty about it
Myself: great idea!
I: mwhahahahahaha this means we can use all our energy on those plot bunnies that we’re not allowed to touch otherwise whooooohoooooo
Me and Myself:  -_- and -_-


  



 AND NOW ABOUT THAT RECAP.


// As a matter of fact! I CANNOT REMEMBER ANYTHING THAT HAPPENED.

// I know I read four books.


Such a good story about a home schooled epileptic girl who starts high school and THERE ARE EMILY DICKINSON REFERENCES AAAAAHHHHH (and also a cute dog and cute neighbor girl and a cute boy and super tough conflicts but whatever)


Another great story about a PIANO PLAYING GIRL who has to spend summer with her dad and step mom and step sis IN PARIS and there’s sight seeing and French speaking friends and French learning and lotsa conflicts with the step sis AND THE AWESOMEST BROTHER –SISTER RELATIONS (pretty much the best part of the book. The romance was so standard XD)


SO GRITTY SO COLD SO REAL. War stories, you know. Not the cleanest, so I won’t recommend this to anyone and everyone. But if you can take it, it’s so INTENSE. And a lot that happens in here is so HORRIBLE and yet IT HAPPENED and that’s the depth of the human condition -_-


SO I READ THIS AFTER SEEING THE MOVIE! And I loved it! But I think I liked the movie better? (NO ONE THROW TOMATOES AT ME, PLEASE AND THANKS.) I ADORE THE OLD GRANNY ASPECT. Someone write more YA about old grannies.

// We watched the entire series of Miss Marple (the Joan Hickson version) and OMW AGATHA CHRISTIE MOVIES ARE SO GOOD. The characters, the humor, the settings, just … mmmmm A+. (But obviously don’t watch too many murder stories in one go, cos #depressing.)

// SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL AND MORE SCHOOL

// I won Sarah Addison-Fox’s Allegiance series paperbacks giveaway and I am so excited to read those!!! The first chapter’s really got me hooked already!!

// BEYOND ALL THIS DO NOT EVEN ASK. WHERE HAS MAY GONE. WHERE HAS MY MEMORY GONE.





AND NOW I HAVE A SHOCKING 

ANNOUNCEMENT.


Today is my BLOGAVERSARY!! Aka blog birthday. And it totally crept up on me silently and stealthily and I didn’t even realize it till yesterday.

I mean, I THOUGHT IT WAS IN JULY. And I was talking to my sis about what I could do for A BLOG PARTY and said, “oh just let me quickly check when the actual date is” and BOOM IT WAS TOMORROW.

-_-

I still want to do my very cool idea of a celebration (that involves a CONTEST) but since there was SUCH A SHORT NOTICE I’ll just have to postpone my celebratory post till next Saturday. Hope nobody minds!

OKAY AND THAT WAS MY INCREDIBLY BORING WRAP UP OF THE MONTH. Did you notice I’m working on my aesthetic? So far it’s working. And can some of you experienced bloggers tell me where to find the HTML for a scroll box for my blog button because I wrecked my HTML and now it does not work!!

OH! AND ONE LAST THING! Did you know Owl City's latest album Cinematic released yesterday?? #epic #favoriteartist LET'S GO LISTEN TO IT TOGETHER, K??


Until next week!

Did your blog birthday ever CREEP UP ON 

YOU without warning and then jump from

behind the corner to scare you?? Pls tell me 

I’m not alone!


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19 comments

  1. Yeah, my blog b-day crept up on me this year. XD I had been thinking up ideas and then it was like the week of it and I was like, "oh crap, it's soon." I had been planning on doing a little thing where I made screensavers for people, but it didn't work out.

    HAPPY BLOG B-DAY!!!

    The aesthetic is amazing! How did you do that thing with your labels because I needs. XD XD

    Lovely post. My May was somewhat boring, too, besides my birthday and birthday shopping with my mom. That was awesome. XD

    I think June is going to have a lot more updates because this is the month I will be sending my book to the editor!!!! XD XD

    Awesome post! <3

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    1. HAHA YES that's why I started to prepare for mine, cos I saw what happened to you XDD Oh that screensaver thing just gave ME and idea mwhahahahahahahaaaa

      THANK YOU SO MUCH <3

      I'm glad you like my labels cos ... I need to fix them again. I'm using so much time to get this blog game going and ARGH I GOTTA BE PATIENT WITH MYSELF :P

      I hope you have a brilliant June AND KEEP US ALL UP TO DATE WITH YOUR EDITING PROCESS ;D

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  2. Happy blogoversary, Lisa!!!! It's so great that you've been blogging for an entire year now (and I like the new aesthetic that you're playing with). And - wow - even tough you don't have any writing plans for the summer, you still look like you'll be keeping plenty busy. (the music class sounds like fun but like a ton of work!) But I hope that you have a fun summer!

    ~True // atruewriter.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU TRUE <3 I'm glad you like the semi-new look lol *nods* I'll definitely be head over heels buried in work nonetheless and thank you again! I shall enjoy my summer ^-^

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  3. Happy blogoversary, Lisa!! I like your semi-new blog design! Good luck with the music course this summer and art and all that other fun stuff. And same, my May was super quiet. I’m now freaked out that June is going to make up for it. 😬

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    1. Thank you immensely, Rachael!! I'm glad you like my tweaks ;D I shall do my best to enjoy my summer activities and relax at the same time ^-^ hope your June remains controlable for you lol

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  4. Happy blogoversary! I hope you will share the art when you do it.

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    1. Thanks Skye ^-^ I shall definitely share my art in the future since you asked :D

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  5. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! *insert lots of confetti throwing and cupcakes with sprinkles here* Here's to another year of awesome bloggy content! =D I hope that your break from writing is refreshing! I can't wait to read The Thing with Feathers-I just got it from the library. =)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH MICAIAH!! *dances in cofetti and accepts cupcakes* I'm sure I shall enjoy my break and oooh yes! Be sure to let me know how you find that book ;D

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  6. Happy Blogoversary!! Having a break from writing is such an amazing thing, though. I took a two month break to edit my book and now that I'm back I'm having such a great time and loving every moment of it. Have a great summer of FREEDOM!!!!

    Danielle | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU GIRL! I'm sure it will be amazing :DD I'll definitely do my best to have a wonderful summer and I'm so glad you had a good break and are having a great time being back ^-^

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  7. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH, OWL CITY'S NEW ALBUM IS LOVELY AND WONDERFUL AND I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!! *flails*

    Welcome back, Lisa! :DDD

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    1. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LILA MY FELLOW OWL CITY FAN *fangirls with you*

      which is your favorite song??

      THANK YOU DEAR *hugs*

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  8. I think that is a super good plan you have for the summer, Lisa!! Will we get to see samples of your art?

    Don't worry, Lilah' s creeped on her too...we all know how THAT turned out, LOL.

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. GLAD YOU APPROVE CATHERINE XD I shall definitely show my art to you all at some point in the future! I really need to get on that, someone actually tagged me for an arts tag once haha

      Lol oh dear, well! Glad it isn't just me ;D

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  9. I definitely recognise your blog design change. It's pretty cool! And even prettier.

    I hope to make myself work on some projects. I also read Silver Stars by Michael Grant. Such a good series!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Grace! Aha I see you've implemented you name change! I gotta say, Adesuwa is a lovely different name :D Very nice!!

      Oh yes! A very good series, despite the content *cough* Love the grittiness and reality of it ^-^

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