Natasha Takes Over… With Some Special Guests

Natasha: Hello, everyone! It’s Natasha! I’ve hacked Chloë’s blog… again. Bad me. Haha, not really. *smirks*

Well, as you might see by the title of this post, I’ve dragged along some special guests! And no, this is not my promised Q and A… I have not been authorized to write this post. However, Alex is not here to stop me this time.

And I’m sure you’re dying to know just who my special guests are…. So I’ll be nice and I won’t make you wait any longer!

Isaiah: Hey there, nice to meet you! I’m Isaiah.

Natasha: Yeah, you guys haven’t met him yet. He wasn’t supposed to be a main character…. but we kicked Alex out and put Isaiah in his place…. don’t worry, Alex still exists.

Arendale: Natasha, I’m going to kill you for dragging me along with you…. *scowls*

Natasha: Eh.

Arendale: Eh? That’s all you say?!

Natasha: Yes, sorry, Arendale.

As you might be able to tell, Arendale here is not happy about me dragging her here. *shrugs* She likes staying in the shadows… not that I really blame her.

Arendale: Don’t go blabbing about me… or else….

Isaiah: Tasha, I’d listen to her if I were you….

Natasha: Don’t call me Tasha! You two are impossible to manage.

Oh! Yes, I nearly forgot! We have a very, very, very special guest here in addition to these two!

May I please introduce Princess Teralina, of the novel Autumn Rose, and her niece, Lily of the Valley? Who is also a princess, by the way. *whispers* And a very cute one… I love cute little three year old girls.

Isaiah: Oh boy, this will be confusing.

Natasha: Don’t worry, I’ll make a nice key for the readers….

Natasha: This nice ordinary font.

Isaiah: Bold.

Arendale: Italic.

Teralina: Bold and Italic.

Lily: Pink!

There! Lovely.

Isaiah: I still say this will be confusing.

Arendale: At least I don’t talk much…. in fact, I’ll take my leave right now.

Natasha: Uh uh uh, come back here!

Arendale: *sigh*

Teralina: Oh, hello, everyone, nice to be here… Natasha, are you sure this is allowed?

Natasha: Wellll……

Teralina: Oh dear…. Lily! Come back here!

Isaiah: Don’t worry, I’ve got her.

Lily: Hi, evelyone! Me Lily! *giggles* Oh, dis Fred. He be me pet rooster!

Teralina: Oh, thank you so much, Isaiah.

Natasha: Alright… this is confusing. I’m going back and adding in names.

Much better.

Lily: Freddddd, come back! Bad rooster!

Natasha: Uh oh…. Lily… he could peck you…

Teralina: Truthfully, I don’t think he will. He likes Lily.

Natasha: Huh. Interesting. Okay, down to business. We’re here… um… what are we here for?

Arendale: Uh…. to write a blog post?

Natasha: Well, obviously… but you don’t have to be sarcastic.

Isaiah: I think it was on the evilness of authors.

Natasha: Oh, right! That’s it. Thanks, Isaiah.

Okay, so. We are here to discuss the evilness of authors. So… Teralina, how has Chloë been mean to you?

Teralina: Goodness… I’m not sure I feel comfortable answering that… besides, spoilers….

Natasha: Oh no…. she’s brainwashed you! She’s convinced you that you live a good life, that she’s good to you!

Isaiah: Tasha, please don’t be dramatic.

Arendale: Yeah, don’t. It makes me feel sick. And don’t  give me any pitying looks, either! I don’t want your pity. *scowls*

Natasha: Fine, I won’t be dramatic… but seriously. It’s just awful how authors can brainwash people so easily… tut tut. Seriously, we characters really need to overthrow them one of these days….

Isaiah: I have to say, Tasha, you really act weird online.

Natasha: It is *Na*-tasha, thank you very much. Uh oh… everyone scatter… I hear Chloë coming…. Nice seeing you here, Princess, please join us again sometimes….. Bye!

 

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What in the world is this….

Oh, hey, guys! It’s Chloë. So… looks like Natasha took over again… I really need to change my passwords up.

Well, since this post is already written up, I suppose I’ll post it… but last time, Tasha, you hear?

Natasha: IT’S NATASHA.

Okay, okay….

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Hehehe, it’s Natasha again. Characters: Are your authors evil? Will you join me in overthrowing them? Please?

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Ahoy There, December!

Hello there!

This week has been… crazy, to say the least. XD

I have survived NaNo! And I sorta won… lemme explain.

A few days before the end of November, I finished the first part of my novel and switched POVs. But then… I got stuck.

I had no idea where to go. And so, after a lot of thought and banging my head on the computer desk, etc. I decided to go back and outline Starless, and then rewrite.

So, basically, I wasted all of November writing 43k. Oh well.

And in other matters….. in the course of three hours, my parents have decided to move out to a farm.

Yup. That choice was made in three hours.

Of course, nothing is settled. There are some other people who want said farm, and so we’ll have to move fast to get the farm before they do. However, my dad is currently talking on the phone with the realtor.

I’m kind of excited, because if we moved, with 20 acres, a horse would totally be possible. As would a cat. I’VE SPENT SO LONG TRYING TO CONVINCE MY PARENTS TO LET ME HAVE A CAT. *cough cough* I’m also kind of afraid, because out in that area… snakes…… oh well, we’ll come to that when we come to that. 🙂

Anyways, I thought I’d update you about that!

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November Highlights:

  • Thanksgiving, of course!
  • Read Nightfall…. and AGHSJDKLAHJHAJDKLSAMJKHWSDFHJKAL;HERHSDUAJK I’m dead.
  • Performed in Annie Jr.! It went really well and it was a ton of fun!
  • Write 43k in one month. 10k more than I have ever written in one month.
  • Started to learn to tap dance in my musical theater class. (Tapping in Converse actually works!)

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Fangirl Moments:

  • Read Nightfall.

Not many Fangirl moments happened in November, I was too busy with NaNo…

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November Goals Recap:

  • Don’t get stage fright at the Annie Jr. performance CHECK! Well, kinda. It all went away after my teacher talked to me a bit backstage. 😉
  • Finish Starless Ehhh…. well, no. Ish….
  • Survive. CHECK!

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December Goals:

  • Make 250 Blessing Bags/Stockings for the homeless people in our town. (Speaking of that, would anyone be interested in a post about the whole Blessing Bag process?)
  • Read 10 Free Reads for school. (Don’t know why they are called Free Reads when they are required… but.. XD)
  • Finish half of the Starless outline. And… for Arendale’s sake… don’t come up with anymore evil ideas… for her, at least, poor girl.
  • Start fleshing out the idea for the Starless sequel. That’s right, there may just be a sequel!

Hope you enjoyed this post! Hopefully, I’ll be back to posting on my regular days, now that NaNo is done!

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How was your November? What are your goals for December?

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NaNo Week Three Recap + Snippets from Starless

Hey guys! So, this should have been posted on Wednesday, but….. I’m getting extremely stressed from NaNo, even though I have only 10k to go. However, I’m finally getting down to writing this post.

How was Thanksgiving for all of you? I had a great day, and I just got some awesome news from a very special person’s mom and I’m really, really happy about that! 😀 (And if my post seems kind of bouncy, that would be why! :D)

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NaNo Week Three Recap

Day Fifteen:

Quite honestly, I remember nothing about Day Fifteen. XD I suppose I procrastinated… oh, that’s right, I did! How did I procrastinate? By watching Liberty’s Kids and the Wiggles.

And yes, I still love those shows. Yes, I am aware that I am thirteen years old and that it is not normal for a thirteen year old to love those shows. It’s a good thing I’m not normal.

Total word count: 25,077

Day Sixteen:

More procrastination, more TV. And I feel behind. Again. Bad Dobby, very bad. *irons fingers*

There. That should teach me a lesson, right?

Total word count: 26,487

Day Seventeen:

And again, I don’t remember anything about today…. except that I caught up again!

Total word count: 28,378

Day Eighteen:

My characters really, really don’t like me. *sigh*

Total word count: 29,773

Day Nineteen:

More procrastination…. this time in the form of reading! Huzzah! (In case you’re wondering, I was rereading Harry Potter…… I think….My brain is all muddled.)

Total word count: 31,748

Day Twenty:

Writing starts to get miserable……..

Total word count: 33,352

Day Twenty One:

Let us just say that this day was the worst yet….

I fell behind almost 1k because it’s agony to write with a fever, a headache, and a sore throat. So I just watched Matilda and slept all day.

Total word count: 34,182

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And now, for some snippets. Please, please don’t die from their awfulness.

“Alright, the adults are going to go back into the village,” Zachary announces.
All of us “children” set up a rucus at that. “I have no parents, I can do what I want! And I’m as good as an adult anyway!” That, of course, is Arendale.
Then there are the others. “My parents won’t care, they don’t care about me!” Davy.
“Father, I have to come with you!” Shauna.
“I’m nineteen, and therefore over age, I’m coming, uncle.” Alex.
And then me. “I’m coming, thank you very much!”
Zachary holds up his hands. “You can’t come, don’t make this hard for us,” he pleads.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Zachary, but I’m coming.” “So am I.” “Me three.”
Zachary rubs his forehead. “What can we say to dissuade you?” he asks. We look at each other.
“Nothing,” I say. Everyone nods.

I don’t know why, but I really liked writing this part.

Rosemary’s lip trembles. “But- but… my mommy and daddy!” Everyone exchanges sorrowful glances as Rosemary bursts into tears. I’m not sure what to do, and neither is anyone else, so I go with what my heart tells me to do.
I crouch next to Rosemary, hugging her. She clings to me, sobbing violently, her heart pounding with fear. “And- and my brother, and my little sister,” she wails.
“Shhhh… Rosemary, I promise you, we will find them. We will bring them back to you. They will be okay, and I will take care of you, Rosemary, until we can find them.”
Rosemary looks up at me, wiping tears from her cheeks. “Really and truly?” she whispers.
“Really and truly,” I assure her. What am I getting myself into?

I nearly cried while writing this one. XD

I slump to the floor. It’s hard to breathe… what am I doing here? I’m trembling and raindrops run down my face. Maybe I can just give up now…. the world doesn’t need me. No one needs me… I am all alone.
And then four more figures step out of the darkness.
Alex, holding a gun at ready. Shauna, with an arrow to her bow. Ashlyn, standing tall even though she holds nothing but the popular new weapon, the frying pan. And… and… no… it’s not possible… but yes. Yes. It is Isaiah. What is he doing here? He hates me. Oh. Maybe he is here to finish me off. Though… maybe that would be an act of mercy right now.

And that is all you get, I hope I didn’t kill you from the awfulness of it.

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How was your Thanksgiving? Do you like Pumpkin Pie?

 

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Behind the Pen Launch Tour And NaNo Week Two Recap

Hey there, readers!

Today, I’m participating in the launch tour of a friend of mine from my Young Writer’s Workshop!

Her name is Bethany, and her blog is Behind the Pen!

Behind the Pen is all about Bethany’s writing, and she will be sharing about her writing, including snippets, writing tips, and other fun stuff, like book reviews and occasional off topic posts.

Let’s give Bethany a warm welcome to the blogging world, shall we?

Go check out Behind the Pen!

 

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NaNo Week Two Recap

Day Eight:

Day Eight went pretty well, even though my characters started rebelling…. I’ve got my bribes…. XD

Total Word Count: 13,354

Day Nine:

Truthfully, I can’t remember anything about Day Nine. Oh, wait. Yes, I went through both of my writing playlists. Twice.

Total Word Count: 15,258

Day Ten:

And…. it’s happened. I’ve started getting bored of my writing music. Waaaaaaa…

Total Word Count: 16,711

Day Eleven:

Well, it had to happen sometime. On Day Eleven, I finally fell back on my word count. *cries*

Total Word Count: 17,893

Day Twelve:

Managed to catch up on my word count for Day Eleven! Huzzah!

Total Word Count: 20,099

Day Thirteen:

And I did it again…. I fell behind again. Bad Dobby, very bad.

Total Word Count: 21,460

Day Fourteen:

Two weeks into NaNo, and I’m still alive!

Total Word Count: 23,388

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And now, if you will excuse me, I will go write. *wails*

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Did you check out Behind the Pen? How’s NaNo going, ye NaNoers?

 

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NaNo Week 1 Recap – I’VE SURVIVED!!!! (So far)

Yes, I have survived the first week of NaNo, and my performance of Annie Jr. However, I AM STILL WAITING FOR MY COPY OF NIGHTFALL. *cough*

The performance of Annie Jr. went really, really well, so that was good. However, Starless has started acting up.

Of course, I have my bribes. >:)

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NaNoWriMo Week One Recap:

Day One:

Day One was pretty easy, because I had a clear idea of where I wanted the story to go. I woke up early so I could write and hopefully get a little ahead, which I did.

Total words: 2679

Day Two:

Day Two was harder. You see, I realized how cute two of my characters would be together. Except…. they aren’t supposed to be together. Well, I know it would ruin my whole plot, but… I’ve started considering it.

Total words: 4285

Day Three:

Day Three was pretty easy, though I came up with yet another idea that would allow the two characters to be together. Again, it would ruin the plot, but….

Total words: 6037

Day Four:

I got rediscovered the theme song of one of my favorite shows when I was younger and BOY IS IT GOOD WRITING MUSIC.

Total words: 6709

Day Five:

By Day Five, let’s just say I’m exhausted from rehearsals and writing. Oh, and I’ve memorized all the words to that theme song I was talking about. XD

Total words: 8440

Day Six:

Time to put some bribes into action………..

Total words: 10,118

Day Seven:

Just barely made my word count goal for today, since it’s the day of Annie Jr!

Total words: 11,688

I haven’t written anything today… I should probably go do that?

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Before I do go and write, one last thing! Beautiful Books November 2017!

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Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?

Very bad indeed.  You should probably keep your distance from both me and my novel.

What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?

My first paragraph is:

I sit in a soft armchair by the window, my eyes closed. I can imagine my mothers fingers braiding my hair, my father talking to us, telling us ridiculous stories. But I know that when I open my eyes, no one will be there. I’m all alone.

Who’s your current favourite character in your novel?

Isaiah and Arendale. Too bad that one of them is supposed to die… maybe I should kill someone else instead….

What do you love about your novel so far?

Truthfully, nothing. Except maybe Arendale, my poor sweet baby.

Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes?

Not that I can think of, I don’t usually make any typos at this stage of NaNo.

What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why?

That depends on each novel I write. I love them all, but I like the middle the best, I think, because that’s when things start coming together.

What are your writing habits? Is there a specific snack you eat? Do you listen to music? What time of day do you write best? Feel free to show us a picture of your writing space!

I don’t snack much, but I do listen to music! I write best in the early morning.

How private are you about your novel while you’re writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone (like, ahem, Batman)?

I work alone. And I am VERY private about my writing. I keep a spare tab up on the computer so that if someone walks by, I can pull up the blank tab.

What keeps you writing even when it’s hard?

Word sprints.

What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice?

Ooh, I don’t know.

I would recommend finding someone who you can share your writing with and they can encourage you about it. And also taking breaks between writing.

 

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All ye NaNoers, how’s the writing going?

 

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Character Interview With Josie

Hello, lovely readers!

Today, I have a post to celebrate the lovely Josie’s new blog! You have to check it out. SHOO, GO ON. CLICK HERE FOR THE AMAZINGNESS!

Assuming that you’ve done that,  onto the post.

We’ve given our characters, Natasha (mine) and Mason (Josie’s), some questions to answer for us. And here they are!

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1. What would your blog be called?

Natasha: Umm… I suppose it might be something like…. ugh, I’m not a creative person. The life and times of Natasha Flemming? *nervous laugh*

Mason: Me neither. Can I just skip?

2. WordPress or Blogger?

Natasha: WordPress.

(In which resident stalker Madi comments “if someone says Blogger they’re gonna get a punch in the face via my fist, causing Natasha to change her mind.)

Natasha: *Giggles* Nevermind, Blogger.

Stalker: *punches Natasha*

Natsha: Ow!

Mason: *laughs and is oblivious as Mason often is* Why the change it mind? But I choose Blogger too. It’s easier.

3. What would you post about?

Natasha: Uhhh.. clothes? Life? Food?

Mason: Who knows?

4. What would your blogging strengths and weaknesses be?

Natasha: Ummmm…. I have no idea. Can I skip this one?

Mason: In the most polite way possible, this is stupid.

5. And now, the most important question: Who’s your love interest, if you have one?

Natasha: *blushes* No one….

Mason: Uh- Interest- I don’t take an interest in girls. Not seriously, anyway. O_O *is lying duh Kamri*

Stalker Madi: Kamriiiii >:)

Thus concludes this post! Hope you enjoyed!

 

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Have you visited Josie’s blog? What did you think of this post?

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Hola, November!

So. It’s November. October has gone out the window. And by the time this post is published, I will be writing furiously. Or having writers block, either one.

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October Highlights:

  • Mostly plotted out Starless
  • Continued working on Annie Jr.
  • Read the Selection series!

Not much actually happened in October, really. But November should be more eventful!

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Fangirl Moments:

  • Read the first chapter of Nightfall, and literally screamed.
  • Read Daisy’s post on surviving NaNo and loved it!

And those are my fangirl moments this month!

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October Goals Recap

  • Finish plotting my novel, Starless, for NaNo. CHECK!
  • Memorize all my lines for Annie Jr. CHECK!
  • Survive one more month without Nightfall CHECK!

 

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November Goals

  • Don’t get stage fright at the Annie Jr. performance
  • Finish Starless
  • Survive.

These may not seem hard, but they will be.

And now, I have to frantically write, but I’ve got some fun posts coming up really soon!

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How are you? What are your goals for November?

 

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