A Win + Important News!

Hi guys! I'm so excited at the moment:) I have just won Camp NaNoWriMo and I must say that now I'm done, I'm really glad I did it and put all that time and effort in.

It does take a lot to do Camp NaNo, but it's worth it in the end I reckon.

From now on I will be trying to go back to posting everyday. I don't know how well I will go, but I will be challenging myself to go back to that:)

Yes, I'm back and hopefully for good this time!

I have one small bit of news. This is a very hard bit of news to tell everyone.

I have been thinking for a very long time now and I have decided to stop writing on my other blog. It's too much work to keep two blogs going!

I'm sorry guys. I will leave the blog up so you can read the old posts, but from now on I'm just writing on this blog.

That's all for today. Sorry this is very short, but I'm a bit busy at the moment!



Sunshine Award, New Blog Design and Graphics by Kat

Hi! I'm back from the dead:P Today I have the longest blog post ever so I shall get straight into it.

Sunshine Award part!

Thanks so much to Rebecca Jane to tagged be for this award. I feel really special.

i. Thank the person who nominated you.
ii. Answer the questions the person who nominated you asked.
iii. Nominate a few other bloggers.
iv. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
v. Notify the bloggers you nominated on their blog.
vi. Put the award button on your blog

Rebecca Jane's Questions:
 1: What is your favorite season?
Summer. I believe it's summer or maybe spring. I'm not sure!
 2: Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate, who wants vanilla?
 3: What was the first thing you heard when you woke up this morning?
Our cat trying to get into my bedroom. Not a nice way to wake up on the weekend:P
 4: What fictional character would you most like to meet?
This question is so popular and I swear every time I answer it I feel like I want to meet someone different. Today I would want to meet Elizabeth Bennet
 5: What is your favorite fruit?
Apples. Talking of which I'm eating one at the moment:D
 6: Have you ever had a garden?
Nope! Hopeless at gardening
 7: Do you prefer night or day?
Both! I like day because you can do sport and go out shopping, but night because it's that magical time of day. Make sense?
 8: Have you ever written to a pen pal?
Yep, but I kept forgetting to write.
 9: What is your favorite genre of music?
 10: What was the last book you read?
A Book of a Thousand Days. It was a great book!

I nominate everyone because I get so confused as to where people have done this one yet! So if you want to do it, feel free:)

My Questions:
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. Who is your favourite musician?
3. What is your favourite sport?
4. Movies or TV shows?
5. Lord of the Rings or Star Wars?
6. What is your favourite book?
7. What's your favourite meal?
8. How tall are you?
9. What's your favourite blogs?
10. Who is your idol?

Now for the next part of this post! My new blog design:)

I want to give a huge thank you to MorningTime4 for this awesome new design. I really love it!

I must say that it was a record how long I had my last design for. I am always feeling like change and new fresh things.

Thanks again! I love the design:)

The last part of this post is very exciting! Me and my friend, Kat where emailing each other and then we found out that we had both started new blog design shops:)

It was really exciting. I couldn't believe it.

Kat's blog design shop doesn't do full blog designs, but it does do a lot of really cool things. She makes favicons, blog buttons, signatures and so many other things. You really should go check it out! The best thing is, it's all free:)

So that brings to me to the end of this very long blog post. I want to thank everyone who got here.



Liebster Award

The other day I was tagged by Bethan from Think. Read. Write. Dream and Eve from Eve of Womanhood to do that Liebster Award. Thank you guys so much!

  1.  Post eleven facts about yourself.
  2.  Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create an eleven-question set for the next group of nominees. 
  3. Choose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post.
  4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-backs!

Eleven facts for Bethan:

  1. I could spend all day writing.
  2. I always have the urge to go make more blogs.
  3. My favourite place on earth is our library.
  4. I enjoy cake making.
  5. I have never done a DIY post.
  6. I don't like Minecraft.
  7. I adore Doctor Who
  8. I am hopeless at describing things.
  9. I always think of my blog as boring.
  10. I wish I was more crafty.
  11. I only like strawberry ice cream.

Bethan's Questions:

1. What colour are your eyes and what colour is your hair?
Blue and red!
2. Which author would you like to collaborate on a book with?
Wow, um I don't know. Alley Carter, I love her books so much!
3. Who is your fictional boyfriend?
One pick? Oh man, this is hard. Nick from the Heist Society books by Alley Carter (favourite author).
4. Do you like floral print?
Yes, but I don't wear much of it.
5. If you could have dinner with 10 fictional characters (films, TV shows, books, any fictional character) who would you choose?
1.Doctor Who
2.Percy Jackson
4. Filli and Killi (Hobbit)
5. Otto Malpenese (HIVE)
6. Elizabeth (Grimm Legacy)
7. Mary (Another Cinderella Story)
8. Gandalf (Lord of Rings)
9 and 10. Belle and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast
6. What is one of your favourite songs at the moment?
7. Are you going on holiday this summer? If you are, where are you going?
It's not Summer here. I so wish it where though.
8. Which social media site do you use the most?
Facebook. I have a page there which I share random stuff on. You should go check it out!
9. What are your hopes and dreams?
To be a published author. To learn to write beautifully. To have a popular blog. Quite a few others.
10. Would you rather read inside or outside?
Out. I like the fresh air.
11. What book have you read that had a really great message? What was the message?
I have read so many books. This is so hard to pick one. Maybe Book of a Thousand Days. It said that anyone can be the princess, even if you're not one.
Eleven Fact for Eve:
  1. When not writing I'm normally listening to music
  2. I want to learn the violin
  3. I love drawing, but I'm always to scared to share them
  4. I wish I had the time to make more friends and remember to comment on my friend's blogs
  5. I wear thongs all year round
  6. I am not a good pen pal (but I love trying)
  7. I love tea
  8. I hate donuts.
  9. I hardly write about what I want to
  10. I have finished only two novels (first drafts)
  11. I have all Tennant and most of Eccleston Doctor Who episodes.
Eve's Questions:
1. If you could choose your own natural hair color, what color would it be?
Black or blond
2. If a dog started talking to you would you..
A. Jump up and down screaming and run away at the shock of it.
B. Think your mind was playing tricks on you and walk on.
C. Start up a conversation with the dog.
D. Non of the above. What kind of question is this anyways?
3. How do you eat a Twix bar?
Chocolate coating, caramel and then everything else.
4. Would you rather keep your Christmas tree up for a year or wear Christmas sweaters for a year?
Wear Christmas sweaters for a years!
5. If you had to dress in a certain time period's fashion all your life, which would it be?
6. Is there a food you eat that when you eat it you think of a certain memory?
Not really, unless it's cornetto ice cream. Those remind me of a holiday I went on ages ago.
7. If you could be the author of one of your favorite books, which would it be?
Alley Carter. I would love to be able to think up amazing stories like her.
8. Who is one person through History that you would like to chat with?
Jane Austen!
9. Is there a song that annoys you? If so what is it?
It always seems to annoying that nothing happened in the end! Nothing good happened for either.
10. Would you rather wear flip flops in the winter, or wear a coat in the summer?
Flip flops (thongs). I already wear them all year around! I hadn't even read this question when I wrote that earlier.
11. Things you didn't get to do this summer:
It's not Summer so I can't really answer this.
Well that's the questions and facts. Now for my questions!
  1. If you could be either a world famous author or a famous blogger, which would it be?
  2. If you could know how to play every instrument or could speak every language, which would you pick?
  3.  Would you rather write the best posts or have the best blog design?
  4. If you could live in any Fantasy world, which would it be?
  5. Donuts or Finger Buns?
  6. If you could be any Disney princess, which would it be?
  7. If you could only wear one outfit for a whole year, what would you wear?
  8. Would you rather be deft or blind?
  9. Would you rather live in a castle or a spooky mansion?
  10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  11. What is your favourite colour?
So for people to tag, I'm not really sure who hasn't been tagged now, so I will just tag everyone who is reading this and hopefully someone will do it!


Blogging Tip: Have a Good Blog Design

I'm back with another Blogging Tip! Today's top is: Have a Good Blog Design.

I have read any blogs where the author say something like 'I know its bad of me, but I never read a blog with a bad design.'

Now this is what happens for most people and if you're the person with the bad design it's you whose going to have no readers.

So what makes a bad design? I have had many designs and I believe I can answer this question. What I look for in a design is light colours, a dark design gives people headaches and that is no good.

Another thing I like to see in a design in no clutter. I like to see everything clean. If its all cluttery(is that a word), then people will keep getting distracted from you're writing. So keep it to a minimum.

So what is good in a blog design? White backgrounds. Personally I am not the biggest fan of a really fancy background. I find that its too eye catching. You spend all your time looking at it. So a more plain background (if you want one, I am not such a big fan of them), a single colour or the ever useful white background. No dark colours.

another thing guys, simple fonts. Ones people can read. If a person can't read what you write then you might as well not write it, make sense?

So yes, here are a few tips on blog designing. If you're not that good at designing blog, then you can always order a blog design from someone's shop. There are quite a few good free ones around (try Eve). Or you can order from my free shop(hint,hint,hint)!!!



Miss Calulating Everything

I have no idea what's going on. I have never had this problem, I have no time to write! No one would think it the amount of time I spend writing, but I don't.

What is going on? Well, you see I'm spending all my time writing a novel, not blogging.

Last April I did Camp NaNoWriMo. As I won I thought that I would be fine to do it again this July. Oh how wrong I was.

You see, what happened was that last April wasn't even keeping one blog up to date, but this July I am trying to make sure that I keep both blogs up to date.

It takes a lot of work and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep going. You see that either blogging or novel writing is going to suffer.

At the moment it's the blogging and I'm really not very happy about that, but I don't want to loose Camp NaNo either. Things are so complicated.

I have so many blog posts ideas. I have so many things I want to tell you about, but I don't even have the time. What to do?

The time that annoys me the most is that I can't read all my friends. Sorry to all you guys I'm not commenting on. Sorry! I just don't have the time.

I wonder if I will ever do Camp NaNoWriMo again. I enjoy novel writing, but the pace is so fast that I don't have time for anything else.

This post has made me feel a bit better. I guess what I needed was a bit of a pet talk. Sorry for making you all read this, but it felt good to put it all down here.

Thanks for reading. Hopefully I will sort things out soon. In the meantime, I'm sorry!
P.S another blogging tip coming soon!


Life Update

Hi! So I guess most of my recent posts have been about blogging and the such. My problems, what I have found out, what I want for this blog.

I don't purpose those kind of posts are very interesting. So I'm here today to share a different kind of post! I'm going to make it that I do a life update at least once a week:)

So what has been happening? Read on a find out!

-I have started reading Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden. It's all about these kids who go to a school for villains. It's really cool! You should go read it. It's the first out of a whole awesome series.

-I have been making more videos for my YouTube channel. If you're interested then go have a look. I have three videos so far. Two on how to make you YouTube channel more interesting and one on how to make you're blog look better.

-I have been learning coding. Thanks for inspiring me EVE! I have know opened up my own blog design shop. Go have a look if you're interested. I'm not very good, but now I can do simple designs. So yes, please order a design if you want one!

-I have been listening to yet more music. Mainly pieces from Taylor Davis, Britt Nicole and Taylor Swift. I love all those musicians and if you haven't listened to their music, you should. I little while ago I bought some albums of their music and I have been listening to it none stop.

-I have been thinking about other kinds of posts I could post about. I have come up with several ideas so you shouldn't be too bored.

-I have started swimming again and I'm really enjoying myself. We have a indoor pool not too far away from our house and it's great to go and swim there.

That's about all I have been doing. So yes. Another of these posts next week!



Problem of Being an Everyday Blogger in the Holidays

Well I thought that when the holidays came around I would write better on this blog, but guess what, as normal I was wrong.

You see the one thing I didn't take into accounts was the fact that I would be doing things with friends and my family.

So guess what has happened? I have missed a couple of days. It might seem like nothing, but after trying so hard to write everyday I feel kind of like a let down. I don't know why!

I guess half my laziness could be due to the fact that I'm doing Camp NaNo at the moment and that that's taking up more than half my time. So yeah.

Hopefully I can get back to scratch soon. Sorry about this everyone:)



Leaving G+

Some of you guys (the ones on G+) may have noticed I have left G+. I know you might be wondering why, but the truth is I don't have the time for it anymore.

I find that I don't really talk to anyone on their and I can't keep up with anything. I don't know. It was just easier to leave.

I did leave a message before I left, but I don't know if everyone saw it! I just thought I would write this post for those you who didn't and were wondering about it:)

Well that's all for today!


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Camp NaNo

I anyone else doing Camp NaNo? I am so excited. It started this morning.

For those of you who don't know what Camp NaNo is, its a writer challenge where you challenge yourself to write a novel of however many words you chose in a month.

Camp NaNo or Camp NaNoWriMo is held twice a year. Along with that there is NaNoWriMo in November where you have to write 50,000 words in a month.

This will be my second Camp. I'm so excited! I just wanted to wish anyone else doing this, good luck:)