I have decided to create a Classic Reading List. The first book on the list is The Count of Monte Cristo.
Each book was chosen because I have had difficulty reading it in the past. This one I struggled with because it makes me sad. I liked Edmond too much to read about his misfortune.
But it means something to my mother, and I’ve always wanted to read it.
Let’s make this a read along. If you would like, I will post a review of my thoughts on the first ten chapters by Wednesday. Feel free to reply with your own thoughts, and we’ll keep each other motivated.
It’s much harder to strike out on your own. I’ve been writing fanfiction here and there for about two years. I get more recognition for the sparse stories I wrote about other people’s characters than what I’ve come up with on my own.
I don’t really care about likes, I just want someone to give me constructive criticism. That’s why I’m sharing my stories after all. I want to grow as a writer.
But I guess if forging your own path was easy, it wouldn’t be so exciting.
Well I feel much better today. I don’t know why. I’ve got some tea here, maybe that’s helping my mood?
I guess it all boils down to my feeling like a failure. I don’t know why today is different, though. I haven’t really accomplished anything since yesterday.
The cat demands my attention. Good bye.
So I’m working on a novel, it’s getting put up online as I write it. It’s a lesbian high school romance. I’m not very good at writing, but hopefully it makes some one smile.
One of my short stories got a reaction. That kind of made my day. I got into the chiropractor’s. Then I crashed. I still don’t want to get out of bed.
I ache so bad. My neck, my shoulders, my head. I didn’t go to class today. It’s just not a good day for me. It hasn’t been a very good week.
I’m finishing up this post while I wait for my grandma to come pick me up. It would appear I have lost my keys. I’m pretty upset right now.
I have no idea where they could be.
So, it is currently 3:14 a.m. here in the middle of nowhere, Kansas, and I cannot sleep. I’ve been writing since midnight, I think, and I just cannot stop. So, I got a wordpress. This should be fun.
I’ve been meaning to get one to start documenting my upcoming adventures. I’ll be graduating high school in a few months, and everything is about to change. It should be a fun little experiment to document everything as it happens.
Upcoming Adventures Include:
Emily’s Wedding (I’m the maid of honor!)
Moving to Germany with Emily to get a free university education
So, nothing major, right. Ugh. I’m really pumped, but super terrified. I’ve been practicing my German, but I’m having trouble making the words stick. I can say “I like/love you” and potatoes and that is sadly about all I’ve managed to grasp. I figure I’ll take a year off to get familiar with the language before I jump right into school. But that’s something to worry about later. Emily’s wedding is a first priority. I’ve already got my dress, but it’s a little tight. I’m trying to lose ten pounds. It is surprisingly easy, actually. I just cut out the Dr. Pepper and I’m dropping weight like crazy.
Well, this little late night ramble is coming to an end. I will be back soon to update you on my soon-to-be adventures.