July 25, 2012

Announcement

The contest ends tonight!  I'd love to get a lot more entries because I know there are some spectacular writers out there. ;) Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor. ;)

(Sorry, couldn't resist. xD)

July 20, 2012

The Colorado Shooting

My prayers are going out to the victims of the shooting in Colorado, their families, the killer, and the killer's family.  It's very tragic and upsetting what happened.

You may ask why in the world I would pray for the gunsman.  It's because I'm a Christian.  We're supposed to pray for our enemies and love the sinner but not their sin.  I feel this guy needs to find the loving grace of God.

And remember, there's always something good that comes out of something bad. :) Although right now, all I can think about is the poor 6 year old who was killed. :(

July 17, 2012

My Birthday

So yesterday was my birthday. :) It was a fairly nice day.  I got an iTunes card in the mail from my aunt, uncle, and three cousins, so I got a lot of Taylor Swift music with that, haha.  My grandparents gave me two seasons of The Cosby Show.  My parents gave me a personal pie maker, a Miche bag with my first shell to go with it (and the shell looks similar to the Burberry print :D), and ____ presidential dollars with ____ things they love about me (the blanks are where my age goes, but I'm not sharing that over the Internet).

I bought my new laptop yesterday, too.  My mom had to work in the afternoon, but I got to spend time with her in the morning, and she made a yummy dinner (a dish called tuxedo pasta; it's chicken with bowtie pasta and various veggies).  I got to FaceTime with Kate for at least an hour.

Just a couple of downers.
1) No kitten. (I was still clinging to that hope, lol.)
More that I can't remember...

It wasn't my best birthday ever, but it was pretty nice. :)

July 11, 2012

A Writing Contest

Bored Emma=ideas for a contest!  I'm going to host a writing contest on here. :) I can't promise any really good prizes [like an iPad or something] (first place will get their story posted on here, and a critique and editing of their story by me; second place will get a critique and editing of their story by me; and third place will get a critique of their story by me), but I think it'll be fun.  You will e-mail the stories to MDBCnumber1fan@gmail.com .  Hopefully, that e-mail will work (make sure you're typing it in correctly).  If it doesn't seem to be working, I'll change the e-mail address.

The guidelines for the contest!
1. It must be an original short story (as for length, think Envy Green and so forth as the max ;)).
2. Your main character must be human.
3. Your plotline should revolve around a celebration of something (the something is up to you, and what you do with the plot is also up to you).
4. Genre is up to you, but I would prefer no sci-fi since that's not my forte, and I just won't be able to get into it. ;) Historical fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, post-apocalypic, etc.
5. Please double-space the story and use size 12 font (this is just for ease of reading).
6. All stories must be submitted by July 25th, 11 PM ET (10 PM CT, 9 PM MT, and 8 PM PT).

I can't wait to read these masterpieces!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. ;) Let me know when you send your story in, so I can check to see if it sent.

July 7, 2012

Hi Seana!

So one of my lovely followers, Seana, tagged me for an award she won.  I now have to answer ten questions.  Oh, boy....

1) If you could enter the world of your favorite book, which book would you pick? Just...one? :( I think it would be fun to be a warrior cat in Warriors, one of the girls in the book club of The Mother-Daughter Book Club, or ride horses in Canterwood Crest.
2) If I told you there was a rampaging unicorn coming your way, what would you do? Probably use the Minotaur-avoiding technique Sally Jackson taught Percy: jump out of the way at the last second.
3) What do you do for fun? Practically everything but schoolwork.  I write for fun, hang out with friends for fun, help in the church nursery for fun (plus, I couldn't stop now because the kids we have are sweet and adorable).
4) Who do you consider to be your role model? My mom, Taylor Swift, and Madeleine McAulay (Google Madeleine if you haven't heard of her yet).
5) What is your favorite mythical creature? Naids and dryads are really cool.
6) Do you have a favorite place where you like to read, write, or do whatever it is you do? My room, mostly.  There's this little window on the landing of the stairs going up to my room, and it could be a nice place to read and write, but the carpet there is rough, and there's no place really to lean...
7) Do you enjoy cooking, or is it a disaster zone when you cook? Oh, I love to bake and cook!  I'm not terrific at it, but it is fun.
8) What is the most frightening dream you've had? Well, it's probably kind of silly now, but I recently had a dream where my mom was kidnapped, I was being stalked, and my friends and I were basically running for our lives/
9) If you just had one day to live, what would you do? I did a blog post on this.  Here's the link to it: http://bookworm716.blogspot.com/2012/05/your-last-day.html
10) I'd wager you're sick of answering these questions by now.  What would you rather be doing? Writing (if I could get the ideas to flow...), hanging out with friends, or talking with a certain someone...

There, done. :)

July 5, 2012

So it's my first post of July! :) I hope everyone had a happy Fourth.  We mostly did stuff at home, and we didn't go see the fireworks, but I could kind of see them from one of my upstairs windows.

In just eleven days, it'll be my birthday.  I'm not too excited at the moment because one of my best friends will be in Michigan (we're delaying my b-day party because I want her to be there), and my mom has to work, so I'll be home alone. :P And there's only a couple people I'd like to spend the day with...none of whom are available.  Thus ruins a pretty big milestone birthday.  Oh, well.  At least I know I'm getting a personal pie maker (we got it up in Kenosha a couple weeks ago, and my parents said we'd save it for my birthday).