New Month New Goals {With Free Desktop Wallpaper!}

Hey guys! It has already been a month! Isn’t that crazy? I feel like just last week, I was doing my April wrap up post! And here we are now! I’ve decided instead of doing a wrap up post for May, I wanted to try something new! (You guys will have to tell me how you like it.) It is a new month. Which means we need new writing goals for this month. You guessed it, we are doing a goals post! And even if you aren’t a writer, you can still participate in this post! It is good for everyone, regardless if you aren’t a blogger or writer. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

First, we are going to start with some guided questions that will help you create your goals for the month of June. If you would like, you can grab a piece of paper and a pencil. I suggest that because I know for a fact that if you write down all your goals, you are more likely to remember them and accomplish them! So hurry and go grab that piece of paper!

Quick question, before we get into the real questions. Why am I doing this post? Well, it’s summer for a lot of us which means we don’t have school, etc. So what better time to start writing? Hopefully, this post can get you into the groove so you can accomplish your monthly goals and your summer goals! Alright, I presume that you have your paper right now. If you don’t……*narrows eyes*. *Claps hands* Okie dokie!

What is your purpose in writing this book?

Think about that. Why are you writing this book? Why are you writing in general? Is it because you want to teach a truth or a message? Or maybe it is because you’ve had these characters talking in your head for the past month and you needed to write down their stories?

Wren: *Clears throat* Hey, your-

*Shoves him away* Sorry guys, he can’t come in yet. You’ll meet him soon! 😉

Or do you use writing as a way to travel to new places? As I like to say, everything exists. I believe in everything. Fairies, mermaids, gnomes, unicorns, etc.

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They are all real. If you can imagine it, it’s real. So, what is your purpose? Write that answer down and make sure you NEVER forget it. It will help you in rough times.

What do you want readers to learn from your book?

Is there a special message that you want to scream from the rooftops? Is there something you’ve always wanted the world to hear? Now’s your time to shine. Your book can change so many lives. It can change the WORLD. So let me ask you this, what do you want the world to hear?

*Claps hands* Now’s it’s time to get into the goal setting. You can set goals for just June, or for the whole summer, or even for the rest of the year! We are going to set two types of goals: an improvement goal and a time goal.

Your Improvement Goal

What do you want to improve on? Are you struggling with character development, scenes, internal conflict, villains? Are you struggling with finding inspiration or motivation? Are you struggling with finding time to write? Now take whatever you want to improve and figure out HOW you are going to improve that. Are you going to set time each day in the morning or night to write? Are you going to watch a YouTube video each week to improve your villains? Are you going to find a writing exercise to do each day? Make sure you write down your goal and make sure you complete it! (Note: This can apply for anything, not just writing. Maybe you need to improve at soccer, or practicing the piano!)

Your Time Goal

Now, you need to set a goal time wise. Are you going to finish your first draft by this deadline? Or maybe you are going to finish plotting by a certain time. Maybe you need to be a certain amount through the book by this date. Whatever you need to do, set a deadline for it. It will motivate you more. And make sure you write this goal down too! Write down how you are going to accomplish it before the due date.

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And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post and were able to write down some goals! I’ve created a desktop wallpaper for you to help you with your goals and the things you need to get done this June. You can grab the wallpaper right here!

Rescue Launch Party + Book Chat!

Hey y’all! I’m back after a tiny disappearance from the blogosphere. So the question is: where did I go? Well, I was a bit busy with my first track meet and we went on a last minute road trip but I am back now in my own home and ready to blog again. So super sorry I haven’t been reading your posts and answering your comments. I will get right to that.

Today I have a post for all those teen writers out there. One of my favorite authors (guess who!) is releasing a novel she has been working on called Rescue. And with the release of that book, Jennifer Nielsen has decided to answer a bunch of questions about the author process. And I decided since these answers are such good insight for those teen writers out there, I’m going to share them with you!

Here’s the six videos above for you to watch! Each one is labeled with what type of questions she answers. So say if you need help with outlines and drafts, you can watch that video. And now onto the Rescue party!

Below is a picture/video/link which is my attempt at getting you to read this book. I haven’t read it (yet) but I’m sure it is super good like all of Jennifer’s books.

Rescue: Nielsen, Jennifer A.: 9781338620993: Books

Now since I’m in the author/writing mood I decided to add a small part on. Next post I will be answering your questions about my writing process. So today, if you would like to submit a question below, I will answer it in the next post!! Keep in mind: I’m not a published author and certainly not a professional either but I can answer questions about my experience in hopes to help you with your journey. Can’t wait to hear what you submit!

That’s all I have for today folks! Hope this post, you know, helped you with your writing journey. Have a lovely day and see you next time!

Peace out!
-A Fangirl

How To

Hello guys! How has your week been? I’m back again with a really fun (and really random) post.

I was just thinking about my week and realizing that there was a lot of things that I struggled with, or didn’t know how to do, or things I decided I could have done better. And then it got me thinking about how to things. That is why I put together a new post, How To. This post will just feature a compilation of a couple, brief guides on how to do random stuff. (I know, it is REALLY random.) But I’m doing it anyway!

Have fun with your random how to guides!

How to: Reduce Stress

  1. Exercise. Just 30-45 minutes of exercise can leave you feeling happier and healthier.
  2. Get a massage. This therapy can help reduce your stress.
  3. Eat healthy. This will help your body function to its potential.
  4. Improve your sleep schedule. An average person needs about 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleeping too little is a problem and sleeping too much leaves you feeling groggy so make sure you find the right balance for you. I have a friend I know who only gets about 4 hours of sleep every night. I don’t know how she functions!
  5. Tune into your body. Take time out of your time to check in with your self to see how stress is affecting your body. You could even try separating your mental self from your physical self and meditate.
  6. Child’s pose! This is something that I know that personally helps me. Child’s pose lets you relax yourself and breathe. It helps you become more aware of yourself. I used to tell myself that I hated yoga. I thought it was absolutely the worst and I always was bad at this. Recently, I discovered this pose and fell in love with it. Here’s how to do the pose below. This is now one of my favorite things to do to release stress.
Balasana: Child's Pose | Yoga | Gaia

7. Focus on your breathing. Find different breathing techniques that help you become less stressed. Try the 4-7-8 technique. Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 7 seconds, and exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds.

8. Listen to music. I have found that music helps me de-stress and I go to it first when I need to calm down. It doesn’t have to be classical or calming music. It could be any type of music that you like to listen to.

How To: Fly In Your Dreams

  1. Visualize flying. Spend moments of your day imagining that you are flying. Surround yourself with images of flying.
  2. Write your dreams down in your journal. As soon as you wake up from a dream, write down what you remember from it in your journal.
  3. Make a goal. How will you fly in your dream? Where will you fly? Will you fly like a bird? In a bubble? Swim in the air? Before you go to bed, recite your goal in your head over and over again.
  4. Realize you are dreaming. Interact with the landscape. Try to lucid dream. When you are sure you are lucid dreaming, try flying. Focus on the dream. If your mind wanders, so will the dream.

How To: Spy On People

  1. Always act normal. Be “as cool as a cucumber.” Look relaxed, don’t fidget too much, and keep your eyes straight ahead.
  2. Have an excuse if you get caught. Come up with a story as to why you are spying on them.
  3. Walk softly. Test out your shoes before you go on your mission.
  4. Learn from the experts. (a.k.a movies)
  5. Practice. Practice Practice. Practice before you go.
  6. Always carry a notebook and pen.
  7. Learn to read lips if you are far away and can’t hear what the person is saying.

How To: Look Awesome At A School Dance

  1. Hop in the shower or bath. Wash and moisturize your face and clean your nails. Pick your outfit and style your hair.
  2. Make a good entrance.
  3. Remember having fun is what is important.
  4. Don’t get into drama while you are there. You should be having fun at the dance. No party poopers allowed!
  5. Dance!

How To: Clean Your Room

  1. Start with little things that you know where they go.
  2. Do one section of your room at a time. Don’t be cleaning and organizing a bunch of things at one time.
  3. Take occasional breaks. You can’t work on it all day!
  4. Listen to music. It gets you motivated! And maybe stop for a dance break! 😉
  5. Don’t keep the things you won’t need and don’t use. Keep things simple.
  6. Avoid eating in your room. It makes it harder to clean and eventually your room will start to smell like food.

That’s all the how to guides I have for you! They are all random, but I hope you had at least a little bit of fun reading them!

Okay, so I know I said in the last post that Memes, Quotes, and Pics will be coming soon, but I decided to give a bit more clarification. The next game show episode will come out either the beginning of next week or next weekend. (Because I something else planned for February 3rd, and I need to keep the posts spaced out.) But I promise you it will come soon! And I can’t wait for you guys to read it!

Have a great day fans and I will see you next time!

-A Fangirl

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Your Guide to Fandoms

Here is your new and improved, highly informational, random fandom guide!

Hello fans! Today I have a random guide for you about fandoms. (Because I was one of those people that had no clue as to what they are) This guide won’t have EVERYTHING because it is more of a random-facts-all-put-together-guide. So think of this as a random facts guide. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

First of all: What is a fandom? Here is Wikipedia’s definition:

“A fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.”

In other words, a fandom can be like a group of fans that share the same interest for a book, movie, song, T.V show, comic, etc.

Here’s a place where I find all my fandom information. There are games, movie info, comics, and music on this website. You can explore wikis, “a place where fans can discuss, find, and share knowledge on any topic.”

This website is called Fandom. (What a coincidence!) You can check it out here.

One of my favorite things I have found on Fandom is a superpowers list. It lists all the types of superpowers, what they are, and people from books and movies that use them. It is basically like a huge superpower database! For me, it has been very useful for writing my books that involve superpowers. #superpowers! You can access the superpower list here.

Another cool thing I found online is this poster that shows some of the many common fandoms. I was excited when I realized I had read/watched some of them on this list!

I have read/watched 3 of these fandoms. Which fandoms have you guys seen or heard about? Tell me!

Here is another fandom poster. Unlike the last one, this one doesn’t have the titles with it. See if you know which symbol goes with which stories!

I have a fun quiz for you. It is called: “Your Life in Different Fandoms” and is pretty much what the title says, your life in different fandoms. You take the test and figure out who you would be and your role in the movie/book.

The fandoms in this test include: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, Marvel, Graceling, Divergent (yay!), Twilight, and School For Good And Evil. I loved the results of this test because I felt like it was very accurate, but that was just me. It might not be as accurate for you, but it is still a very fun test to take! (Warning: contains a few swear words)

Your Life in Different Fandoms Quiz

Can’t wait to hear what you think of the quiz!

As we near the end of this post, I hope this guide helped you understand a bit more of what fandoms are and hopefully you had some fun while doing so! I though it was really fun to see which fandoms I knew and maybe you did too!

Check back in next time for an AMAZING post that I have been thinking about for awhile now….hehe. Also remember the Spoilers Rule, which if you don’t know, check out the end of my post titled Divergent Book Review.

Until next time fans!

-A Fangirl