April 2020 Happenings // Spring Is Coming/Here!

April 26, 2020

Happy Sunday!

Has anyone else noticed that the trees are finally blooming?? And the weather is slightly getting better?? I think spring has finally arrived!

(Spring is my favorite season of the year, by the way. XD)

April was a very interesting month, to be sure. Honestly, the days blurred past me, but let's see what I can remember from it. :D

For me, April wasn’t a very cohesive narrative. Little moments stand out to me, but for the most part life was a series of homework, YouTube, sleep, and food. XD

Yes, I started watching YouTube again, but we’ll get to that later. ;)

Early on in the month, I walked outside in the first 70-degree weather of the year and noticed the pink leaves on our neighbor’s tree, and I realized that spring is coming. Not even a pandemic can change that. And that’s kind of hopeful, if you think about it. XD

On Easter Sunday, we rescued a bunny that had fallen into our windowwell. <3 My brother lifted it out, and the minute it touched the ground, it shot away (and gave Barry Allen a run for his money in terms of speed). So that’s why we didn’t get any Easter eggs this year. ;)

I spent about four hours on a FaceTime call with some friends, and I think my entire family was very concerned. XD

I listened to music during a test for the first time in my life. XD I never thought I would end up doing that, but let me tell you, if you can focus through it, music makes the test way more enjoyable.

Speaking of music, I’ve been listening to a LOT of anime openings. XD My favorites currently are “Odd Future” and “Hikarunara” (from My Hero Academia and Your Lie in April, respectively).

Your Lie in April. Guys, I finished it. *sobs forever* I WILL NEVER BE OKAY. I’m going to save my ramblings for a potential blog post in May. But I recommend this show (it’s only 22 short episodes) for anyone who likes INFP main characters, classical music, great animation, and LOTS of tearjerker moments. (Don’t watch the last four episodes right before sleeping or talking with people. XD)

Alex Rider. I own basically every book in this series, yet I’ve never finished it for some reason. But I decided to go ahead and read through them all. I just finished book 4 and EXCUSE ME WHAT WAS THAT PLOT TWIST. I’m very excited to dive into book 5. :D

Mission: Impossible. Apparently I was really into spy stories this month, because I also watched two Mission: Impossible movies (the first and last) and really enjoyed them! Sure, they’re confusing at points, but the storyline is really interesting and intense. And can I just say that Fallout is quite possibly the best movie of the franchise in terms of storyline?? XD

(will I ever write a spy novel? who knows? I wouldn’t be surprised if I did eventually XD)

The Silver Eye. There was a comment party (when everyone gets together and comments a ton) on this webcomic’s website, and I participated! It was a TON of fun. Guys, if you want to be a part of a super-nice community that is centered around an epic story, I point you here. It’s awesome.

TwoSetViolin. Because I started watching them again after my YouTube break and still love this channel to death. Need I say more? XD

Before we get started, THANK YOU GUYS for your kind and helpful comments on last week’s post. I was super scared to post it, honestly. And I’m sorry I haven’t responded yet - I definitely plan on answering either today or tomorrow. <3

So, Camp NaNo was a #fail, but that’s okay. I think I realized the main issues I have with The Inhumans, and it’s given me some food for thought.

I think I’m going to set The Inhumans aside for now and work on an entirely new project. Don’t worry, you’ll hear about it in time. XD But not yet. It’s a long way from being blog-post-worthy. ;)

So a lot of my energy has gone towards brainstorming said New Project. (Let’s call it Project Chaos, because that’s basically what it is right now. XD) I am SO EXCITED about it. :D

Other than that . . . not much writing. But that’s going to change in May.

In case you missed them, here are the posts I did this month, as described with sarcastic commentary. XD

And, around the blogosphere . . .

Emily @ The Ones That Really Matter wrote an excellent post about being a Christian before a writer that, regardless of whether you’re a writer or not, you NEED to read. :D

Melissa @ Quill Pen Writer celebrated her fourth blogoversary (!!!) and shared an excellent short story along with it.

Brooke’s novel How We Rise has a cover!!! And it’s beautiful!!!!! I’m reading an ARC copy of How We Rise now and am really enjoying it - this release is going to be EPIC.

And Ash is moving to WordPress! I’ll link her new blog when it launches, but I can’t wait to see what she does on the new platform!


Well, guys, May is coming. Spring is here. And despite everything happening, I’m really excited for this new month. I have Plans and Some Motivation. we’re just going to forget about exams okay

I hope you all are doing well, and I’ll talk to you in the comment section! <3 (but if you’ve finished Your Lie in April, please don’t put any spoilers in the comments! :D)

-Nicole <3

How was your April? What were your favorite moments of the month? How did Camp NaNo go for you? Let’s talk!

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  1. Honestly it feels so fake that we're 1/3 of the way through 2020. Lol what?

    PLANS AND SOME MOTIVATION YEEHAW. I'm very excited to hear about your new project (eventually)!! I'm glad you've gotten things worked out and are headed in a positive direction <3

    - Eleanor

    1. I know - where did all this time go?? I want a refund on the last couple months. XD

      WOO HOO!!! Haha, thank you - I can't wait to share it when it's ready! :)

  2. Ooooh, that's so exciting you have a new project in the works! I can't wait to hear more about it! :D And Project Chaos is a GREAT name. That sounds like all my projects too. XDD

    I do hope you have an amazing spring! Spring is definitely coming. ^_^

    1. Aw, thank you! :D I can't wait to share it!!

      I hope you have an awesome spring, too! It's about time it arrived :).

  3. I've been excited about spring too! (even if it does only last about four days where I live XD) It's just been so dreary recently and the days of sunshine and warmer weather have been welcome, even for this cold-weather lover.

    "So that's why we didn't get any Easter eggs this year." XD Yeah, I guess trapping the Easter bunny would just about do it. Shame on you. XD

    I hope your break from The Inhumans will be beneficial to you! Sometimes time away is just what we need. And I can't wait to hear about your new project when it's blog-post worthy. ;)

    Aw, thanks for linking to my post! <3 I was so glad everyone seemed to connect with it the way they did.

    And your sarcastic commentary about your posts is the best. XD

    I hope you have a great May, Nicole! <3


    1. (honestly, yes, spring never lasts long enough. it's the same with fall. -_-)

      *sighs* Maybe next year the Easter bunny will learn to avoid the windowwell. XD

      Haha, that's the hope! And thank you!!

      No problem - your post was amazing! <3

      ;) I mean, the saying is that you are your own worst critic, so ???? XD

      Thank you, Emily, and the same to you! <3

  4. the message you included on how positive it is that spring is coming is so lovely... it's been getting a lot warmer and i'm taking that as an uplifting sign. πŸ˜† also, that bunny sounds so adorable and it's so sweet of you and your brother to rescue it!!!! πŸ’–

    i knew i was going to cry while watching Your Lie In April, but i'm only on the second epsiode lolol! i'm so glad you enjoyed it, i want to try to commit to it better now haha. and i'm SO excited for your new project (i refuse to call it Project Chaos because i know it's going to be amazing 😊)!! thank you so much for mentioning me in the blogiverse section, you're too sweet. 😭

    it sounds like your April had its' ups and downs, which is honestly the same for me! wishing you a beautiful May πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Yay, I'm glad spring is coming to you! <3 <3 Haha, thank you! I must admit, my brother did 100% of the work and I just stressed about the bunny potentially hurting itself. XD

      Haha, yess, if you get the chance, keep going! And aaaahhh, thank you! (hehe, I think you have more faith in it than I do XD) No problem - I'm super excited for your new blog!!

      I hope your May is amazing as well, Ash! <3 <3

  5. I have GOT to binge The Silver Eye again!! And TwoSet is so good (they're Aussies, too, so bonus points xD)

    And I hope your New Project fills you with excitement and joy for writing. <3

    1. YES, DO IT!! Oh my goodness, TwoSet is aMaZiNg (haha, yess, we love our Aussie YouTubers and bloggers! <3)

      Aw, thank you, Jem! It has been so far, which has been awesome. <3

  6. Alex Rider are some good books. I've read most of them. Have you seen the movie? It's really good.
    I too am happy for spring to be here.

    Have a lovely May!


    1. *shakes head* Sadly, I haven't seen the movie, but maybe I'll have to check it out!
      I hope you have a wonderful May too!

  7. yes Nicole! Your April sounds great. I live in the south so its really already warm here. I've been absolutely LOVING tanning every day!! Its amazing. My April has consisted of tanning, netflix, and reading ahaha!

    I hope your quarantine is going well!

    1. Ooo, that's great - gotta love Southern weather! Your April sounds like a good time - I hope your May is great too! :D


    Ahhh, I really need to get back to Your Lie in April...it sounds so good and I really liked what I saw. Just...time, y’know?

    Well, at least I do. And I know you do. πŸ˜‚ I absolutely love their last video where they try to sight read but up the stakes by making it a strategy game. They’re basically the only reason I’m still on YouTube at this point, let’s be realπŸ˜‚πŸŽ»

    1. I WILL SIGN THIS PETITION, EVEN THOUGH I LIKE SPRING. 2020 HAS BEEN TOO MUCH FOR ME. *Nicole.exe has stopped working*

      Haha, yess, I totally get that - there just isn't enough time in the day.

      Oh my goodness, I LOVED that video! The editing was spot-on. :D (Have you seen the Ling Ling 40 Hours video they posted today? It's both amazing and very emotional. :D)

      (also, this is random, but I've been stalking your twitter, and all I have to say is STOP MAKING ME A SPENCER STAN. I DON'T EVEN WATCH CM BUT I ALREADY REALLY LIKE HIM. XD)


  10. I don't play classical, but TwoSetViolin is soooooo funny and often relatable!

    (And ohhhhhh a new project???)

    1. Haha, yess, I completely agree!

      (Yep! we'll see how it goes!!)

  11. I've been watching a lot of Youtube too. XD
    I love the Mission Impossible series, the last one was especially good!

    1. Haha, quarantine is just an extended YouTube binge at this point. XD
      Aaaaahhhh, yes, Fallout was so good! *now wants to re-rewatch it*

  12. love this post! april has gone by so fast...i can't believe finals start next week *shriek*. my april was pretty okay....lots of studying and facetiming and baking and walking and watching parks & rec, b99, and psych. :)


    1. Oh my goodness, April has really flown by. (Good luck on finals!! You've got this.) Sounds like a pretty laid-back April! :) I hope you have a fantastic May!

  13. I've never been more happy to see spring come in my life, knowing that the hotter weather might kill of the C-word. TBH, we didn't really get a winter where I live, which is beginning to show due to all the flies that are popping up. Ugh. Thankfully, allergies haven't been all that bad *knocks on wood*.

    AHHH! You're working on a new project. I must know what it is (especially if it's chaotic!). Also, all the hugs to you, girl! I hope you're able to find some clarity with The Inhumans during your time away from it. And again, if you need anyone to chat about it and figure stuff out, feel free to reach out.

    I hope May is a good month for you!

    1. Yessss, I hope that the very thing happens!! Oof, I hope the allergies stay far far away from you guys. There's already enough going on without them. XD

      YES, I am!! (and I mayyyy be messaging you about it, we'll see XD) Thank you, Sarah - that's my hope, too. And I'll definitely keep that in mind - thank you so much!

      The same to you! <3

  14. Oooooh Project Chaos??? Sounds chaotically EPIC!

    I LOVE the Alex Rider series!!

    1. Haha, THANK YOU! (and I'd like to believe it is, although I guess we'll see ;) )

      AAAAHHHHH YES!! Your reviews on Goodreads actually sparked my desire to finish the series! ;)


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