Tuesday, February 25, 2014

hello there

yes...I'm alive...

So, for those of you who have entered into my short story contest (which has ended, of course), my sister has sent back critiques! I actually hadn't anticipated this, but I was okay with it as long as you were okay with it...
       I will not be posting very much at all in this month and quite possibly the next. With school, piano, theatre, and various other things, it's becoming really hard to be online; I'm barely on anymore, just a few minutes in the morning and a little in the evening. Nope, I don't include watching Netflix as being online as I'm not socializing, it's my downtime after I get home from theatre.
       BUT you may expect a post next week...sometime...announcing the winner of the short story contest...so keep an eye out for that, and please remember, after that, I won't be posting! I'm so sorry! But such is the busy life. ;)

Happy Mardi Gras to my 'Nawlins folks!

Savo'lass a lalaith,
-The Writer

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy valentines!

hello all!

Happy Valentines Day!
This marks the end of the Short Story Contest deadline! Thank you so much for sending in your stories! I do not have a set date as to the winner announcement, especially as I'm going to be very busy these next few days, but I will let you know when I have a date! --I haven't read any of them yet because I wanted to have all of the submissions to read with my sister, so don't expect the announcement anytime soon--

Theatre is going well! I love the crew. They're hilarious, and we have good times backstage and onstage. It's so much more different than I realized, in the best way possible. I never realized how much fun it is with the people, how I love each and every one. (also, the play is pretty rockin'. Just saying.)

I will try to post some tips or a book review next week, and I still want you to comment what you want me to post about! It would be fun to put miscellaneous discussions, questions, and comments as a monthly thing. Sound fun?

Savo'lass a lalaith,
and thank you much for bearing with me as I haven't been posting as much as I would have liked to! You guys are amazing.

-The Writer

Sunday, February 9, 2014

and it's dawning...


      I won't have very much time to post in the foreseeable future; a heads up so you know where I've gone. School, rehearsals--which we are now putting together acts. We go off-book next week!--and my beloved sister-in-law is coming as well, and I plan to be going to a couple Mardi Gras parades with her. So...

     New Orleans Wizard World Comic Con was this weekend! It was amazing. We didn't go today because we were pretty much tired of the crowds and the hassle of the parking, but other than that...Matt Smith (11th Doctor in Doctor Who) was there on Saturday; a friend we met at theatre got a picture with Smith. I was a little bit jealous ;) but I got to go to the Q&A session, and he was hilariously charming as always.
      We saw some great costumes I was able to get pictures by, and Friday I got to meet an actor who plays my favorite character on a favorite TV show...Manu Bennett, who plays Slade in Arrow. He also plays the White Orc leader in The Hobbit. So yeah, I got his autograph. It was surreal. It didn't seem real until the next day.
       I meant to go as Dauntless from the book Divergent, but I don't think people recognized that on the first day. So the second day, I got a sword and pinned buttons onto my jacket, still planning to be Dauntless...but with a sword. I had a Mockingjay pin and I also braided my hair without thinking about who I would look like.
       I was walking into the convention and I heard, "Katniss!" I whip around like WHERE I want a picture with that cosplay. But...they were calling me. To get a weapon check.
       I got called Katniss throughout the day, so I stuck with that and just waved to the callers. Oh well.
              ...the end of the short story contest is dawning...the 14th is dawning. It's less than five days away! (I get confused whether it's five or four, so I stick with less than...)

      So, get back to writing and send me your submission! :)
Savo'lass a lalaith,
-The Writer

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ten more days

Hullo, readers!
So sorry I haven't been as active lately. But I had promised my next post to be whatever you wanted it to be, so we'll make this one an exception to remind you that

the short story contest ends in ten days!

I have a few submissions already, and I'm waiting for a good chance to read them with a cup of tea. :)

So, fire away, tell me whatever you want to hear about in the next *real* post!

Savo'lass a lalaith,
-The Writer