January-February 2019 Happenings + A Q&A???

February 24, 2019

Heyyyyy, it’s the first monthly wrap-up post in 2019! yes, I still am milking the "new year" thing here

This one might be a bit long, but I’ll try to condense two months into a relatively concise post. Wish me luck.

Because a TON of stuff happened this month.

Honestly, I didn’t have much of a life in January. Once school started, my time was filled with homework and studying.

However, two really exciting things happened in January that I think I should mention.

- I saw Anastasia! I’d never listened to the soundtrack before, so it was an entirely new experience. The acting and singing were spot-on, and the scenery was so cool! (But I still like Hamilton better . . . #sorrynotsorry)
- I got really big into “getting neater” and started a bullet journal! I’ll probably do a post on it in the summer, when I’m more experienced, but suffice it to say: it is the SLOPPIEST THING IN EXISTENCE. (It doesn’t help that all the YouTubers I watch are super neat and artistic, and I just can’t relate at all.)

As for February . . . well, the biggest thing that happened was that I went on a Band trip TO DISNEY.

I’m honestly not a big Disney fan - I didn’t grow up on the movies, and I typically would rather watch anything else. But this trip was SO FUN. And of course, here’s the necessary photo dump:

It was super hot and exhausting, but awesome as well! 10/10 recommend for Magic Kingdom alone.

But anyways. Back to the wrap-up.

The Flash: Season One. I finished it on the bus to Disney and maaayyy have just started crying right there. This show is SO GOOD. Also, I stinking LOVE Cisco. (Sadly, I can’t really recommend this show because of content; if you’re curious, feel free to message me or ask in the comments.)

The Ilyon Chronicles. I reread the first book in January (???) and posted a Goodreads review, so I’m not going to go into much detail here. But I LOVE JACE AND KYRIN AND JAYRIN TO DEATH. If that ship doesn’t sail . . . *starts plotting*

Mistborn. Okay . . . so if you want to know my thoughts on this book, visit my Goodreads. The first two books were STUNNING, but the third one was . . . less than so. (Does that mean I will stop fangirling over resident bookworm Elend? HECK NO)

So, as you already know, I spent all of January trying to finish a story I was writing. I already wrote a post about it, so I’m not going to go into detail here.

But in February . . . well, I pretty much did nothing writing-related. :( I outlined the first book of the Inhumans trilogy (which was kind of pointless - I already know the plotline). I’m hoping that during the last couple days I’ll figure out which book I should send in to Realm Makers to get critiqued. (I’ve thought about this a lot, and I’m not sure I’ll be pitching at RM: I’m just not physically or mentally ready for that quite yet...)

I’m hoping that in March I can get writing moving along - for the first time this year. My word, Nicole.....

(Now, in other wrap-up posts, this would be the part where I list my blog posts of the month, and then list some of my favorites. But this is covering TWO MONTHS and honestly I don’t have the patience to put them all there. If you really want to see my posts, the archives are just off to the right. —>)


I’m cutting this wrap-up off a bit early because I have an exciting announcement.



I’ll say more about this when the date actually comes. But I’m so excited!!!!

The reason I’m bringing this up is because:

I’m doing a Q&A post!

So, I’m going to take this moment at the end here to ask for your questions! Ask anything - books, movies, life, Hamilton, strawberry Pop-Tarts, writing, or anything else you can come up with! I’ll probably stop accepting comments about a week before the actual blogoversary, but I haven’t decided that yet either.

I’ll turn it over to you! Ask away! And have a wonderful March!


How was your January and February? How’s your writing going? And don’t forget to ask questions: I’ll keep it open for the next two weeks!

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  1. Which do you prefer: duology or trilogy?

    What is a book in your favorite genre that you actually hated?

    Would you rather have to eat your favorite food for every single meal for the rest of your life, or have to eat your LEAST favorite food for one meal every day for the rest of your life?

    Happy blogiversary!!! SO EXCITING. *throws confetti*

    1. Ooo, great questions, Lila! I can’t wait to answer them!

      And thanks! EEK, YES!!

  2. Missed your blog. Past or future? What do you do when you are in your own head?

    1. Thanks for the questions, Vanessa! I’m already thinking about how to answer the last one . . . :)

  3. Both months have been good for me ;). I have finally got more writting done in February which is good. Did you go to California Disney? I have been there it is lots of fun!
    Ok some questions: 1. What are your favorite shoes to wear? 2. What type of game show would you like to be on? 3. What books are your favorite to read and write? 4. Favorite treat?


    1. Yay, I’m glad! I’ve never been to the California Disney (the band went to the Florida one) but it sounds super cool!

      Ooo, I love these questions! Thanks so much!

  4. Yay, glad you had fun these past two months! And I can't believe everybody is having their blogiversary around this time of year... xDDD Except me. LOL.
    Here are my questions, though...

    What's your favorite fairytale?
    What are your thoughts on love triangles?
    Do you prefer video games or board games?
    Which country, anywhere in the world, would you want to visit most if given the opportunity?
    Have you ever had any pets?
    Dogs or cats?
    What's your favorite book cover of all time?
    Favorite Bible verse?

    And that's all I have for now... :D

    1. Haha, yeah, it seems like March is when everybody was like, "Hmmmm . . . what about blogging?" XD Ooo, when's your blogoversary?

      Thanks for the questions, Marie! I can’t wait to answer them!

    2. LOL My blogiversary would be in October. xD

    3. Ow, wow, yeah, that’s definitely a ways away from March. XD

  5. Ohhh bullet journaling can be fun. I had a rocky start to mine (actually have a post coming up about my BJ journey) but I've kind of got it figured out now.


    Questions? Hmmm...

    What's the first thing you want to do when you arrive at Realm Makers?
    If one of your books was made into a movie, would you rather get to be an actor in it, or help direct it?

    1. *gasp* I can't wait to see that post! And I’m glad you found your way of bullet journaling!


      Ooo, and I love those questions! Thank you so much!

  6. ACK! How have you been blogging for a year already?! *brain explodes* *also why is EVERY BLOGOVERSARY in March???? That's when mine is too*

    But Disney sounds fun! I have 0 interest in ever going myself but I live for posts like this xD

    -Laptop stickers, yea or nay? How many do you have if you do use them?
    -What is your favorite song from Hamilton?
    -Can you rap Guns and Ships at the proper speed? (And harder: can you rap Washington on Your Side at the proper speed? XD)
    -Daveed Diggs or Leslie Odom, Jr?
    -How often do you kill off characters in your writing?

    congrats on the blogoversary! :D

    1. I have no idea?? It seems like I just came up with the name for this blog yesterday, and here we are! *brain also explodes* *That’s AWESOME! I guess March should just be nominated National Blogging Month or something. 🤷‍♀️*

      Haha, yeah, I can definitely get why. (Just a random question: Do you like roller coasters?)

      I literally cannot stop smiling when I read the questions (especially the Hamilton ones. XD) Thank you so much! I cannot WAIT to answer them!

  7. Woahh sounds like a fun few months!!
    DISNEY <3 looks like a super fun trip! I've been a few times-uh they say magic isn't real but I don't think they've been to Disney soo
    oh my heck Cisco is fanfreakingtastic <33
    What are a few of the most important things you've learned in your first year of blogging?
    What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
    Do you have any pets?
    What instrument(s) do you play?
    What tips do you have for people (*coughcough* me) who loves writing and has tons of ideas but has actually never written a full story before (and v much wants to xD)?

    1. Yeah, it’s been crazy!
      YES, IT WAS! Hehe, yeah, there’s definitely some cool stuff going on there!
      oh my word, yes he is. His fandom shirts alone give me life. <33
      And thanks for the questions! I can’t wait to answer them! :)

  8. Oh man, I want to go to Disney so bad! It's on my bucket list. xD

    Writing hasn't been going well for me either in February. :/ Okay, well, it hasn't actually been GOING at all because I haven't put ANY effort into it. *hides shamefully* But I'm ready to get back into this story, so hopefully March will see better things!

    Also, bullet journaling is awesome and I can't wait to read your post! (I keep saying I'm going to do a post on mine but I keep putting it off. xD)

    And ooh, Q & A? I love Q & As!
    What has been your biggest struggle since you started blogging? What has been the greatest benefit?
    If you could be best friends with any fictional character, who would it be?
    What's your favorite fandom?

    Oh, and congrats on one year of blogging!!


    1. Ooo, yes, you should! If you like roller coasters, definitely! I hope you can make it at some point!

      Hehe, same. I hope March goes better for both of us on the writing front!

      YES, do it! I love reading peoples’ bullet journaling posts! (One of these days, I’m hoping to write one. We’ll see . . .)

      Thanks for the questions! <3 I can’t wait to answer them!

  9. Happy blogiversary!! I hope March is wonderful for you. <333

    -Favorite mythical creature?
    -Top three favorite series?

    1. Aw, thanks, Gray! I hope March is amazing for you as well. <3333

      And thanks for the questions! (At least you narrowed it down to top three. I can do top three. XD)

  10. Your pictures of Disney are wonderful! I've never been (and don't fancy going there myself, but...your pictures sure do tempt me!)

    haha, I never got anything done on The White Rose this month either. So don't feel bad, my dear friend. It happens.

    MEEP - has it been one year already?! It feels like yesterday when I stumbled onto your blog.....

    As for questions:

    1. Who is your favorite saint?
    2. How did you miss watching Disney movies as a kid?
    3. What kind of music do you listen to on a regular/daily basis?

    1. Yay, I’m glad you liked them! (I wasn’t sure if any of them turned out well.)

      Oh, well, hopefully March's writing goes well for both of us!

      I KNOW! Where has all the time gone??? I feel like I just started this blog yesterday!

      Thanks for the questions, Catherine! I can’t wait to answer them!

  11. Okie dokie, here are some q’s. ;D
    - What is your greatest writing struggle?
    - Which one do you enjoy more: KOTLC or TSE??
    - Hobby other than writing?
    - Something most people don’t know about you?
    - Best french fries you’ve ever had?
    - Sample of writing you’re most proud of? (It can be anything! Essay, novel, short story, poem, etc.)

    1. Oh, goodness, Nicole, I love these questions! I can’t wait to answer them! :)


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