• Facts of Life,  Reading

    Reading Challenge Graveyard

    I started doing Goodreads Reading Challenges in 2015. In 2014, I read probably 7 books. I don’t remember exactly, but I mention this because in 2015, I set what I thought was a super conservative, easy to reach goal of 13 books. I read two. TWO books. So embarrassing. What kind of bookworm was I?!! I was finally forced to confront my reading issues face to face, which was why I’d dragged on signing up for the challenge in the first place. I didn’t want to know how bad it was. Since then, however, I’ve met the goal every year, even if it was just barely. 2016, I set a…

  • News & Updates

    More Adventures In House Hunting

    We close on the townhouse tomorrow. I’m currently typing this in a hotel room, my temporary housing, and there are updates! As of Monday, I have a paved driveway, cabinets, vinyl flooring in the laundry room and bathrooms, and beautiful, beautiful paint! See pictures!! I’m so in love with the aqua. 😀 It’s called Serendipity. ^_^ The gray color is called Elemental. Look at how the aqua pops from the living room! The left picture is the Library/Office, and my bedroom is also that color. Right picture is the living room. I went to the paint store already knowing what I wanted, so the goal was to find the closest…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Overanalyzing My Writing Process

    Hi. 🙂 I’ve been thinking. Hahaha. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about my writing process and how to improve it. When I think about the stories that I love the most, the ones I’ve written, they have a couple of interesting things in common. First, I didn’t overthink the minor details. Or the plot. Or even character arcs. I had the main things in place. The main characters, the main plot, the beginning and ending, and some points along the way. I had moments of doubt, of course, that I conveniently and unfortunately keep forgetting about. But the fact of the matter is, I didn’t think too much about what I…

  • Happy Dance,  News & Updates

    Adventures In House Hunting

    I didn’t post last week because I was a stress ball, but I have updates!! 😀 First, I’m moving out in less than two weeks, and I’m going to be displaced for a few weeks after, but I’ve already made arrangements, so while there is still stress, there’s not as much as there was. Second, I made an offer the day after my last post. I saw a total of nine houses over 3 days. I probably wouldn’t have looked at so many if I knew exactly what I wanted, but I wasn’t settled on anything. For example, I had a few things I considered deal breakers, but I still…

  • Announcements,  Facts of Life

    Random Life Updates

    So…I’m moving. I’m currently in a townhouse, and the plan is to move into a house with a manageable yard, even though I have zero intention to mow anything myself. In some ways, this was kind of a rash decision. I didn’t plan to move this year. When I started decluttering my house last month, it was specifically because I thought it would be at least another year before I moved, and I didn’t want to wait until then to start getting rid of stuff. But I have been wanting to move for two years, so actually, this was a totally un-rash decision. ^_^ I’m not exactly sure what part…