About Middle Grade & Percy Jackson

I finally got around to reading the Percy Jackson series. I haven’t finished it yet, but it moves pretty quickly so I imagine I’ll be done in a week or so. Percy Jackson is considered Middle Grade Fiction, at least in my opinion. Not quite Young Adult, not quite Children’s. It straddles the line. In Percy Jackson in particular, it relies on the reader having very little previous knowledge of Greek Mythology.

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Camp NaNo’s A’Comin’

So I hear that Camp NaNo is just around the bend. Well, not my bend but perhaps someone else’s. My list of things to do hardly involves writing at all–just a long list of house projects that may or may not ever get done. Now that I have furniture, it might be just what I need to get me writing again. So what does this have to do with Camp NaNo? I’m not doing camp, in fact the few times I’ve tried Camp, I have failed miserably. I wonder why that is…

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Two Missed Posts in a Row

I’ve now missed all my dates for March posts. Yep, I am that far behind on things. Unfortunately, I don’t have any advice to give on how to catch up either. My only advice would be to focus, but it’s been hard to do that lately.

I did mention previously that I bought a house. Most of my time has been taken up with house repairs. As much work as I have done to this house, it still feels as if it’s never-ending. I guess that’s the point of home-ownership. You fix and you fix and things never get fixed. When will I get to the fun part? The decorating? The reason I have a pinterest account. I don’t know. Someday maybe.

My parents have been visiting this week, which means my dad has found a hundred more little problems I didn’t even know existed. Lucky for me, he has fixed many of those problems (so many electrical problems!). They’re not visiting for me. They’re actually visiting for my sister, who had her baby this week. I’m an aunt! I’m gonna be a cool aunt. I’m also going to spoil my niece rotten then send her home to her parents.

I guess my goal this month is to catch-up, but considering the month is almost over, maybe I won’t succeed. I’m still behind two blog posts and I’ve got a week to remedy that. Good luck to me!

Missed Post

I missed February’s post. It flew right by, not because I was busy. No. Not because I was writing the next masterpiece. I was sick. I was sick for three weeks, which is a really long time for anyone who knows me. What I thought was just the flu/cold ended up being a sinus infection and pre-bronchitis. Long story short, I haven’t gotten much done lately.

March is one of those months that is also going to fly by but also crawl really slowly. My pregnant sister is due this month and my parents are coming (to stay with me which means more house-fixing). Meanwhile I still don’t have furniture–they assure me it will be delivered this week but who knows. I also heard there’s a tornado watch up north in the next few days. Fun stuff.

So what does that mean for writing? Well, it means I’m not doing any. I have something to edit that’s on a deadline (72 hours, well now it’s probably 48 because I forgot about it yesterday. Oops). What did I do instead? Watched half a season of Fuller House. As someone who has only occasionally watched the original series, I’m going to say that I think the sequel is better.

I really need to get back on track. Maybe in April?