Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some Good News.

Well, I have been admitted into Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma. I will be pursuing a Masters in Library Science and Information Studies. My focus will be Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature.

I'm excited, scared. Right now, I just want to graduate. LOL.

I'm having fun creating my posts for the A-Z Challenge! I hope you guys enjoy them, one will even include a short story! :D

I was supposed to update you on my progress toward my goals...

Well, in respect to the goals I created, I think I'm doing pretty good! lol. March is almost over, and I have most of them complete...except for the edits of Cutlass. That was a high goal for my 19 hour/20-24 hour work schedule...but hey! I've printed off the first 60 pages, have two CPs, wrote a query letter and have finished my Cove and Sara story, all while finishing my homework! :D

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Anniversary and Update!

First, today is my 2-year anniversary with Aladdin! :)

He's a sweetheart! :) We went to Dave and Busters to celebrate on Sunday and played games. It was super fun!

And now:


Okay, I have been given two beautiful awards! I have the following people to thank:

Valerie Lawson
Carrie Bastyr
A.E. Martin
Elise Fallson
Yelena C

 I am SO thankful you guys thought of me! I love them and I'm heading to my awards page to place each of your names there! :)

You all can go HERE to see my post about these two lovely awards! :)

I also was tagged in the Lucky 7 Meme by Jack Flacco and Jaybird!

Again, thank you guys SO much for thinking of me! I appreciate this so much! If you'd like to see my post for The Lucky 7 Meme, you can go HERE to see it! 

I hope I found everyone's names who gave me these wonderful awards and tagged me. If not, let me know! I'll post again! :) 

Now, go check out these blogs! They are amazing and so are the people! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Ugh. You all know I have had a rough time with my queries. They are evil. SOOOOO evil. I have never had such a hard time writing anything in my entire life. And for all the pain we put into that's probably gonna get rejected a million and one times. So...I decided to let everyone see my query evolution. Because I've had some awful ones, but I mean...I wasn't born a pro--obviously, and I also wrote queries before I decided searching google might be helpful...and before I could find examples online...and before I had a blog. So yeah. These are preeeettttyyyy bad. But I learned! My most recent is query #4. I'll tell you about it when you get through all these. (ahaha. you don't reallly have to read all of them, you can just read number 4 if you want).

Query #1:
Set in a time of swashbuckling mysticism, this novel is a tale of love, betrayal, and friendship. Cutlass (156,356 words) Yeah...crazy word count, huh? will appeal to young adults with a taste for adventure, suspense, and romance. Elves, dwarves, magic, and the classics of action and romance provide a new spin on pirates and their rough and tumble world. 
Barren Reed is a pirate who is haunted by a ghastly past. Though his former transgressions are not as noble as his current crime, he is still being hunted. Recently he has been accused of stealing the heart of the Half-Elf Kiera Lee the daughter of a Senator-turned-madman named Lord Christopher Lee. Though Kiera keeps Barren from indulging in his past sins, she cannot keep him from everything. Barren begins his search for his father’s stolen treasure map without any knowledge of what the treasure is. His quest unlocks a past that has been erased from his memory and a dreadful curse that could wipe out the entire Elvish race, including his wife, and the only way to save them is by sacrificing his own life.

Query #2
I have completed a 152,587 word young adult fantasy novel entitled Cutlass, and I hope you might consider it for publication.
The last place Barren should be is in Maris (a port town with a government notoriously against pirates) the noose around his neck only solidifies that fact. As Barren awaits death at the hands of his brother, William Reed, the last thing on his mind is the afterlife. At this moment, Barren’s only concern is the map he doesn’t have, a map to his father’s lost treasure. This treasure, however, is not what Barren expects. It is not gold or silver, jewels or pearls but a terrible weapon of dark magic forged in an attempt to kill Barren's father. Years after his father's death, the device still lives and kills. Barren must find it and destroy it in order to save his wife and the entire Elvish race it is killing. But destroying a device of dark magic only proves to be more difficult for Barren, especially when a curse of death comes over any who succeed in destroying the device.

Query #3
Barren Reed, a pirate and notorious enemy of the government, never thought searching The Orient for his father's treasure could kill him.

For Barren, it isn’t greed that motivates his search for the treasure, but his nightmares, which seem to be telling him something vicious lies in place of Jess’s so-called “treasure”. His fears are confirmed when he discovers the treasure is cursed and may kill, not only his wife and closest friend, but his entire Elvish race. Barren must destroy the treasure before everyone dies, but there is one problem—the device cannot be destroyed without killing its assailant. Barren must make a choice—cease to exist himself, or watch his world waste away.

Query #4

Barren Reed, a notorious pirate, never thought searching the Orient for his father’s treasure could kill him. Though, the nightmares of pleading voices should have been a clue.

While attending a state dinner at Maris in disguise, Barren Reed tries to find his father’s map, but is captured in the process by his brother, Ambassador William Reed, and his father-in-law, Lord Christopher Lee. Barren is saved from execution at the last minute by Leaf, his ex-first mate. Suspecting the Elf has an alternative motive for the rescue, Barren confronts him and discovers Leaf needs Barren's help in raising an army of Pirates to defeat a curse killing the entire Elvish race.

Barren discovers that his father's long-sought treasure is actually responsible for the Elves' curse, and is the result of a bitter feud between his parents. Not only does the curse affect the Elves in Aurum, but anyone who shares Elvish blood--that includes Leaf and Barren himself. In order to save the Elves, the treasure must be destroyed. Despite treason within his own crew, and William and Christopher’s pursuit of Barren, the pirate will stop at nothing to see this long-time feud end. There is only one problem--if Barren destroys the treasure, the curse will pass to him in its entirety and kill him. Barren must make a choice--cease to exist himself, or watch his world waste away.

Cutlass is a 120,000 work of Adult Fantasy. This is my first novel. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Now, as you can see, I trimmed my word count, and decided I was writing Adult Fantasy. Lol. Query #4 was very tough to write, and I had to have the help of my boyfriend to write it. Why? 

1. He read the books. 

That's really my only reason. I know there might be unanswered questions here...(Well, actually I don't, so if there is, you should tell me, tehe). I felt like, in order to get my point across, I needed to bounce ideas off someone who was right in front of me, and it had to be someone who knew my characters and the story, otherwise, I wouldn't be able to write it. 

Another thing we did was go through "From the Query to the Call" by Elana Johnson and individually answer questions involving 

1. The Hook
2. The Setup
3. The Conflict
4. The Consequence

Believe it or not, this was tedious and I got angry. Can anyone picture me angry? It was awful. BUT I got through it, and I think better off than I was.

What do you guys think?  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


So, I was supposed to update you yesterday on my goals. I can tell you that I'm totally progressing on the Cutlass edits! :D I'm so excited! For once, I feel like everything is smoothly coming together and I like it. haha. As for blogging/going to more blogs..well, that's difficult for me. First, because I'm getting to the busiest part of school which is April--AND I'm doing that whole A-Z posting and each one is dedicated to my characters in some way or another and that's going to be tough, but I'll get through it!

I no longer have free weekends. I work Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lowes. My position should be "Jack of all Trades" or something more fantasy-like...hmm...I'll get back to you on that one.

I read this book in a day: 
These were very good! It was so torturous wanting to read this book an knowing I have to read another for class so that I can write a paper. So, I'm holding off on the second book which looks like this:

Must. Write. Paper.

What these books made me realize once again--I LOVE being transported to another world. You might think I'm bored with real life or something, but when I read, I do not want to be in this world (for very long, anyways, lol). GIVE ME ANOTHER WORLD!


Okay, I have lots to do:
Read Waverly
Write a paper over Waverly
Write a poem
2 Response papers

Blah. Glad it's Spring Break! I'm going to back edits for a little while, though.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

When I found Mark's Bloghop "Got Green?" Bloghop, I was super excited to talk about Ireland because I love it and I missed being there and I CRIED when I left. :'( I cannot wait to go back. I'm going to take you on a tour of what I saw. :)

Here is Ireland from the sky:

It's sideways, I

We visited the small town of Adare. 
This is in Killarney.

This was MuckRoss Manner. AMAZING. 

These were all pictures of the gardens at MuckRoss.

I want to live there one day. lol. 

Dingle was one of the most amazing places. All the houses are painted bright  colors because of the mist. 

The Dingle Peninsula was AMAZING. If you look closely you can see a man in this picture. There is actually a sign that says NO SWIMMING. HAHA. I swam in this. It was cold. 

Blarney Keep. I kissed the Blarney Stone. haha. I don't have pictures of that, I was too afraid they were going to drop me down the hole. 

It's hard to see, but that building on top of the hill is The Rock of Cashel. I'm standing in Hore Abbey (these are ruins in a field not but a few feet away). 

I wish I had gotten pictures of the Leprechaun Houses! They look just like the houses they are next too, and are so adorable! 

The shops were close together and everything had a very 'family like' feel...I'm not sure how to explain it. The weather did change every five seconds which I was sort of used to being from Oklahoma, but Ireland's weather isn't as dramatic. haha. Just be prepared for rain! 

There...I feel like that made about 333 words. :D And said a lot with just the pictures. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

5 Things I Like About Villains!

We all have them--Villains! You can kinda love them, but hate comes pretty easily. They can range from the a good villain type: 

Gur - He tries really hard to be an evil scientist, but it really is against his nature. And he just can't resist those cute little girls he adopted! He can be categorized as the "Villain turned good." 

There are those who start out good, but become traitors: 

Davy Jones is a good example. His original job was to ferry lost souls to the World's End. The elusive nature of his love caused him to turn bitter and he looks like this. 

Perhaps you were thinking of Anakin Skywalker --arguably the most famous good guy-turned villain.

There are villains who are pretty evil, but lack...something: 

Many times, you don't really think they should be a villain. They offer comic relief. Kronk here isn't all that intelligent, and he usually ends up helping the good guys because everything he does ends up hindering the real Villains plans (in this case, Yzma). 

Then there are just some really bad guys: 

This dude made me cringe when he drove a pencil through some poor guys hand. Then shoved his face on it. 
Yep. These people have no concern for anyone or life in general. There's usually some reason for it--sometimes someone's family has suffered. Sometimes, they lost a job, or were made fools of somehow. Either way, they're pretty evil! 

So...why do we like them? 

1. What kind of story are you going to have without some bad guys? 

You gotta make your good guy's life tough, otherwise you have no story! So, have as many bad guys as you want, have variations! The more, the merrier! Make it tougher by not having a squeaky clean MC/Good guy--because really, who wants a PURELY good MC? 

2. Sometimes, your Villains are the most interesting characters to write. 

The reason? Well, they're complicated. You don't really have to explain why your good guy is good (though just how good can sometimes be a point of tension/questioning), but you really have to explain why you bad guy is bad. Everyone wants to know exactly how they got that way, because there has to be a reason, right? 

3. Villains make things interesting 

Not only do Villains make it tough for the bad guys, but they sure are resourceful! They are also very creative. Give props to the writers if you want too--but sometimes I'm not sure how my characters come up with the things they do! Especially the Villains. 

4. Well, if you're a good person, it's pretty cool to put yourself into a Villains shoes. 

I often wonder how in the world these character are in my head. Some, I love, they are the Gur's--others I hate...they're the Jokers. 

5. They wear all sorts of masks. 

Sometimes, you can spot you villain from miles away--they have the capes, the black clothes. Heck, they even look evil! Other times, the villains take you by surprise. The whole time they're just "la-tee-da" and then the next...BAM! They're evil and you didn't expect it because they didn't look like it, and they didn't act like that! 

All in all, Villains add fun even if what they do is pretty mean or just downright awful! 

Hope you enjoyed this post! I enjoyed writing it! :)

Tell me what your favorite type of Villain is, what characteristics do they have that make them particularly evil? Or not so evil? 

Monday, March 12, 2012

My Goals for March!

Okay, I have a few things to go over first:

First, I made it to the second round in the Campaign Challenge!!! Very unexpected! I am so excited I can't stand it! LOL. I think Rachael Harris is brilliant for beginning the Campaign Building. In particular, this was a very tough challenge. Here's my story if you'd like to go take a look (if you haven't already!).

Secondly, I bought my graduation robes yesterday!! ahaha.

Yay! Now...I just have to sit through a 3 hour Commencement and a 2 and half hour Convocation.

Thirdly, if you didn't get a chance, please check out my interview on OpenBeast! I've been invited to give interviews as well, and I'm very excited about that! :D Look out peeps, I'm gonna be asking for interviews!

OpenBeast Interview: Ashley Nixon

Now, here were my list of goals:

  • Come up with something cool for my "Blog Anniversary"!
  • Edit my short story for Cove and Sara
  • At least finish editing half of Flintlock (this will be about 200-250 pages)
  • Finish all school work and related Graduation/Graduate things  (I know it wasn't related to writing...really...but kinda. LOL. 
  • Visit more blogs and plan more posts

Okay, one down! lol. 

Now, I'm writing in I'm going to change this goal BECAUSE I had a setback after I posted my query and decided to rethink Cutlass (once again). So, this goals is now: Finish Cutlass edits. And there's no limit on the edits because I need to finish it...and before April because that's when I am busiest! 

The other day, we had a wonderful Bloghop that was all about your novel: the movie. So, I've been doing Cutlass: The Movie forever! I posted only one cast member. If you'd like to see my whole cast, you can go HERE for photos and HERE for some character information

Don't forget!! 

This is hosted by Mark Koopmans and it's a chance to talk about what St. Patrick's Day means to you! Here are some things from Mark's blog he gave as examples:

 I'd LOVE to hear your Irish stories. 
What are your traditions on Paddy's Day?
What do you cook?
What are your favorite memories, or future plans to visit the Emerald Isle?

Enter!! It'll be fun! :D  

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bloghop: WIP The Movie! + Happy Blog ME!!!

Here are our requirements:

Cast at least one character from your book, and post a picture of him or her on your blog. 
Post at least one song that would be on the soundtrack.
Follow me and Kyra.
Post your entries on March 9th, hop around and check out people's posts. all probably know I've already got all my cast planned out. hehe. Since I've told you all about Cove, I'll introduce you to Kiera. :)

Kiera Lee-Reed
Now, the soundtrack:

Well, I'll give you two for fun. These were found with the help of Barbara Kloss who sent me an e-mail one day that said PIRATE MUSIC. lol.
For my pirates:

And for my politicians cause this sounds like them:

Yep. It's my blogger anniversary! It's been a whole year since I decided to do this for real! Things Called Time Machines was my first post. I went from having no followers at all to the wonderful 317 on my right and hopefully many more!

It was hard for me to figure out exactly what to do, and I wish, perhaps I could have been a little more creative, but I decided my blog needed an upgrade. So I asked one of my amazing friends whose art you see all over my blog. It looks something like this:

Amazing, huh?!

You can go HERE to view more of her art. Brittiny has been invaluable to me. She keeps me motivated. Lol. She's so exciting and energized. I met her as my Amazing suite-mate my Sophomore year in school. She came into our room and said, "Can I hang out with you guys? Everything you're talking about sounds so cool!"

And that was the beginning of our relationship! Since then, I've bugged her endlessly for picture of my characters. I thought, "Brittiny could make me an awesome banner for my site" and well, that's exactly what she did!

So, to reveal my Blog Anniversary picture....* drum roll*

Kiera, Barren, Cove and Sara!

I love it! I'm going to be giving my blog a makeover with this as the header! I hope you guys think it's as cool as I do! haha.

Thank you so much Brittiny!

AND! If you want to enter to win a giveaway you can win this awesome book:

Just hop on over to Carrie Bastyr's Blog and enter!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

OpenBeast Interview

I was e-mailed this morning by Stephen M. Thompson, Ph.D for a chance to be interviewed for the online journal, OpenBeast. I'm very excited about this interview, and I hope everyone will check it out! 

Here's the link: Ashley Nixon - OpenBeast Interview


More Awesome Stuff!

First, I won a book!! The beautiful Amber Clites had an awesome giveaway! I won Wither by Lauren DeStefano:

Doesn't it look awesome?!?! I CANNOT wait to read this! Thanks, Amber!

I was tagged in a few posts. The first is from the lovely Honey at Stories to Share. She's a sweetheart! Definitely check out her blog!

I'm supposed to give 11 Facts about myself and answer 5 of Honey's questions:

I'm not a boring person, but this blog isn't all about me, so I'll talk about my characters:

1. Many of the names/places/events that take place in my book are 'spoofs' of history.
2. And example would be Leaf's name--I thought of it after learning about Leif Erkison.
3. I'm thinking about revisiting my first Trilogy--It's called The Secrets of Lweven.
4. A bloodhound named Daisy appears in my second book, Flintlock. I have a bloodhound named Daisy at home.
5. My characters, despite being pirates, go to a lot of balls. lol.
6. In The Secrets of Lweven, I had a race called The Arethia. They were a race of Elves. They spoke Finnish.
7. I have maps for all my books. My first one is very detailed, painted, and pretty epic, in my opinion. The pirate one (which you can find HERE) is no longer accurate, but still very cool and enhanced by the wonderful Brittiny Hines!
8. The beginning of Cutlass has changed a MILLION times. I am never satisfied! :/
9. Sometimes, I find my character speaking through me...out loud...they're fighting...and it's embarrassing and I look like a crazy person.
10. I like weddings in books. :)
11. There's actually isn't a lot of magic in my books.

1.  If money were no object, where would you go?
All over Europe! 

2.  Cats?  or Dogs?
Doggies. My Jaspy: 

3.  Which would you rather read- science fiction, romance, mystery, or action?
Hmm. When I was younger, I loved mystery! Science fiction is good, Idk! So difficult. 

4.  Where would you rather be- at the mall, or at the beach? long as it isn't crowded! 

5.  If someone gave you $1000 dollars- what would you do with it? 

Lol. Probably put it toward my car! 

Next, I was tagged in a meme from the wonderful Rachel Mary Bean at Writing on the Wall in the Lucky Number 7 Meme! 

Very, very cool! 

Here are the rules:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.

2. Go to line 7.

3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating.

4. Tag 7 authors.

5. Let them know
Well, this won't make much sense. Lol..but here ya go!
 “Your ears aren't keen enough.”
“Are they after us?” asked Barren.          
 “Then why are you concerned?"
“Whatever they are chasing just may prove helpful to us,” replied Leaf, stepping into the shadow.
Barren followed and the two waited.           
Soon the shouts were close enough for Barren to hear. Just as Leaf had predicted, they.... 

Okay! So, I'm going to tag 7 people to do both of these cool things:

Honey - Stories to Share
Cherie - Cherie Writes
Amber Clites - AmberAfterGlow
Kelly - Between the Bookends
A.E. Martin
Jennifer - Nightingale Stories
Tara Tyler - Tara Tyler Talks

Okay! Awesome...I'm off to buy some graduation robes. Whoo!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Insecure Write Support Group

There's been a lot going on recently--school, job interviews, and yes, my book.

My book has given me a lot of stress recently. One reason is because maybe my genre had changed. Well, I guess you can say it didn't really change. Looking on it, I may have been writing the genre the whole time, but called it something else.

What I've been most insecure about recently is something I'm afraid to talk about. It's when your friends begin to make you feel like your writing is less significant than theirs. When they make you feel like you're not as good as them, like you aren't going to get published, and that you're writing just isn't enough to BE that genre you just might start exploring.

This started out as being a fun exchange, and helpful. I was getting feedback and I liked it. I could take the critical, even.

Now there's no help. And all I can hear now from his person is how I don't know enough about writing--ANY form. From query letters to anything about publication, even.

Questions like, "Have you researched writers queries online? Have you actually looked for a REAL writer's queries?" Let me know that the person on the other side of me thinks I'm dumb. They also HAVE NOT taken into account the writer I am, or the strength of my blog or my intelligence.

I'll tell you what I know about writing: I have nearly nine years of experience. Now, that might not seem like a lot coming from someone who's almost 22, but let me tell you--I've seen my work change and transform and I know I'm better. I know it. I can writing a variety of things from essays, poetry, to novels. I'm well-disciplined.

FOR YEARS I have searched and searched for example queries, agents, how to query, how to research agents, I've researched markets. I've bought Writer's Markets, I've been to QueryTracker, I've been to Absolute Writer, Writer's Write, Agents Blogs like Kristen Nelson and Nathan Bradford. I've read books like From the Query to the Call, submitted my query for revision to bloggers and agents alike. I'VE QUERIED!

AND yes, I still worry about getting published. Because it's hard. Because, this person who has made me so upset and made me feel this way only said at the end of this conversation, "Well...I guess I'm not that worried about publication. I have connections upon connections upon connections. I pitched my novel to them, they said they know exactly who I can contact when it's finished."

Well, that's great. I don't. It's gonna be harder for me. But you know what? I'll be better off taking the hard road.

Sorry guys, this was a rant.
I've been upset about this for a while. I almost feel betrayed. :/

Monday, March 5, 2012

Second Campaign Challenge! :D

THIS WAS TOUGH. I hope I did this well. :/
We were given a list of 5 prompts to use for this activity and they are as follows:

Prompt 1: 

Two people are sitting together under the remains of a concrete bridge. Their backs are against a rusted bridge support. One person’s leg is cut. The other person has wet hair. 

Prompt 2: 

Prompt 3

Prompt 4

Prompt 5


I decided to attempt challenge number 4 which was this:

Write a story/poem in five sentences, each sentence based on one of the prompts

Also, to add a challenge it was less than 200 words (Write a short story/flash fiction piece of less than 200 words based on the prompts). Also, you are welcome to critique. :) I know my sentences are long...I wish I had more time to dedicate to this, but I fear if I don't finish it now, I won't be able to get to this in the next few days.

Here's the piece: 

            Ari sat next to the Prince, their backs resting against the ruins of the bridge once joining the two great palaces of his kingdom, wondering why he hadn't killed her yet. Maybe it was because she had saved him from the tide, but that didn’t erase the fact that she, a practicing witch, outlawed in his Kingdom, had destroyed the place of his childhood. In one huge blast of fire-like intensity, the buildings had crumbled, leaving only metal spears sticking out of the ground. Some of the debris had fallen into the ocean, causing the water to react violently. The rest was left for the people to sifting through in sadness.

I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you for reading.

Oh, and if you'd like you can go HERE to vote for me, or anyone else you'd like...and read amazing bits of writing! :) 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Awesome Awards!

Yay for alliteration! :)

I received two awesome awards from two awesome people! Alyssa at Life Is Good and Becky at Once Upon A Time! Beautiful girls with beautiful blogs! Check out their awesome posts!

I also received the Sunshine Award from the wonderful Elizabeth Seckman! :)

Thanks for thinking of me guys!

To get this award you need to follow these easy steps:
A. Thanks the person who gave you the award and provide a link.
B. Write a post about it.
C. Answer the questions below.
D. Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it, and let them know!

Favorite color:?  Purple!
Favorite animal?  Puppies...aww!
Favorite number?  10.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Oolong tea!
Facebook or Twitter?  ohh...Twitter.
My passion?  Writing! <3
Getting or giving presents?  Giving!
Favorite pattern?  Not sure about this
Favorite day of the week? Totally Saturday!
Favorite flower? Hmm. Probably lilies!

Here's what you need to do to claim this award
A. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and provide a link.
B. List 7 interesting things about yourself that your readers might find interesting
C. Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links and let them know! :)

Since I have so many new and wonderful bloggers, I'll list 7 interesting facts about me: 

1. I have a twin brother. 
2. I'm going to Peru in May.
3. I have a 'A' tattoo on my wrist. 
4. I am reading Dr. Norrell and Jonathan Strange. 
5. Only 2 more months until I graduate! :D 
6. uhh...I'm running out of interesting facts...I'm a Gates Scholar....
7. I like Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt!! 

Okay, here are my 10 people: 
1. Amber - amberafterglow
2. Jennifer Young - Castles In The Sky
3. Jolene Stockman
4. Diane Wolfe - Spunk On A Stick
5. Cherie Reich
6. A.E. Martin
7. Rachel Pudelek

Make sure you check all these wonderful blogs out! And thank you to everyone who helped with my queries!! I really appreciate you! 

Makes sure you check out KT Hanna's Blog - The Scribble Muse for a chance to list your goals for the month of March! 

Here are my goals once again: 

1. Come up with something cool for my “Blog Anniversary”!
2. Edit my short story for Cove and Sara
3. At least finish editing half of Flintlock (this will be about 200-250 pages)
4. Finish all school work and related Graduation/Graduate things
5. Visit more blogs and plan more posts

I will update on Monday to tell you of my progress!

A warning, however-- I just got hired for a weekend job. This means everyday I will have something to do and may not have a lot of time to be here, but I promise I will try! :)

Thanks to everyone for following! Much love!