Blurbs, Summaries, and Words

HAPPY WEEKEND! It’s always weekend when we post, but this has been a good weekend. Hey, y’all! I want to quote the Brantley Gilbert song “The Weekend,” but I cannot remember a relevant line. I want to make a joke about the musical artist The Weekend now (now that ACG has brought up music), and why Snapchat is insistent on telling me he’s dating Selena Gomez!!! Buuuuut that’s not what this post is about.

 

Nope. It’s been a while since we talked about our stories and personal projects. Therefore, tonight we want to share what we’re working on currently. Instead of us summarizing our own projects, we thought we’d summarize each other’s with no rebuttal from that person, no chance to really explain 😉. I’m nervous about this, but let’s do it!

 

AJA likes to write contemporary, and she actually finishes those stories. I don’t understand, but she does. From YouTubers to photographers, she’s done multiple things. Right now, though, she’s writing about real people with serious problems. Her main characters all have mental illnesses, and they are really struggling. It isn’t like some stories that make it seem pretty or cool or fun; it is raw and painful to read at times because of how it shows the characters hurting. These girls (and guy) don’t want to be defined by what they are dealing with and each have a method to try and do that. Different ages, personalities, and interests, all of them are trying to do the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt, and her story is about 2/3s through and showing that well. I’m so glad to be allowed to witness this sister queen’s writing (and all the other writings she’s shared in the past)!!!

 

How to describe ACG’s current project? Hmm… I do not recall if we have ever described it on this blog before or not. This project is the final “book” (manuscript) in a trilogy. Therefore, I’m leaving out a lot of background information. That being said… Basically a chick’s dead not-brother husband comes back to life after she’s gotten involved with a new dude and given birth to the not-brother, no-longer-dead ex-ish husband’s child. The chick is also a political figure for their “country.” It’s fantasy, so the terms that would be used don’t make sense in real life, so “country.” So was her not-brother husband…since he was kind of her brother and kind of her husband. That being said, everyone has accepted his death and moved on…sorta, so the new guy and the chick are planning to get married.Then not-brother husband comes back and derails those plans. The chick is kind of afraid of not-brother husband with good reason. He pitches a couple fits. He’s very aggressive and needs to be punched very hard. She tries hide her relationship with the new guy, and her child is very uncomfortable around his biological dad because he doesn’t know him and considers the new guy his dad. Basically the overall plot is: how do we react to dead not-brother husband’s return and get married and interact and blah blah blah. It’s all very awkward and dramatic. But really well written and I’m in love with the new guy. It’s great, and I am proud of ACG for writing this much/almost being done with three consecutive, full manuscripts.

 

I hope you got a sense of what we spend most of our free time doing (or pretending to do). 😉

 

Keep your stories on sealions and your fish on shelves!!! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛

Drive safely ❤

Post-Graduation Kind Of Early Class Reunion Sleep Over (*Creepy Music*)

Good evening, our dear friends! (That…made me feel like I was welcoming you to a haunted house. Maybe a little bit. Ahem. Anyway.) Hey, y’all! Our weekends have been chock full recently, but this time it really is Saturday. Honestly, it feels so strange, even if it’s only really been one weekend where we had to schedule a post. This weekend it was mostly just our Friday that had adventure all in it.

 

See, we had a party to go to. It wasn’t a dance party or anything, and it actually felt more like a strange graduate shower…? We got cool but strangely domestic gifts. Towels and hangers, soap and tissues–all very useful items and much more lovely than I’m making them sound by listing them in such a way. There was also pens and binders with paper already in them.

 

Because of the intriguing nature of this party, we thought we’d share with you all some things we learned from a Post-Graduation Kind Of Early Class Reunion Sleep Over (I don’t know what I’m doing, tbh).

  1. Life happens to everyone, and boys seem to be at the top of the list.
  2. You CAN talk a topic to death, even if it’s a topic that would generally be enjoyed by most of the parties present.
  3. Not everyone watches movies the same way. Some like to sit quietly and actually watch intently.
  4. There are more collectible toys than one would think is possible.
  5. Disney can actually be life.
  6. But people you don’t expect might read lots of the same books as you.
  7. Some playing cards have been made especially for the military.
  8. Gluten-free brownies are actually pretty great.

 

There may have been a couple more minor things we learned, but I think this pretty well covers everything. Keep your hats on toes and your faces in the Jello. 🙂 ;P 😀 :/ ❤ 😉 😛 O.o 🙂

As always, please remember to drive safely in strange lands on strange 800 lane roads.

 

Read-A-Thon (Alternate Title: Secretly Written On A Friday)

Hey, y’all! We have a confession to make, we are creating this on a Friday at 3:00 instead of a Saturday at 10:00. Fortunately, it’s for a very, very good reason. We are going to be indisposed for the next “thirty-six” hours for a twenty-four hour readathon. Then we may have to sleep. If we have not been turned into vampires by then, I certainly hope we will sleep, especially since this is eating most all of the weekend and we need to be recharged for the next week.

 

It’s funny because quite frankly when we think about–and I know ACG and I share this opinion–about twenty-four hours in relation to being at our library, where the read-a-thon is happening, it doesn’t feel that long, but in reality it’s a rather long time. It is, and I feel like I’m preparing for a battle while getting everything together, even if it is not a super strict YOU MUST READ AND NEVER TAKE ANY BREAKS. My arsenal is ready to go so I can leave once we finish since I live a few more minutes away than AJA. Snacks, caffeinated beverages, and ALL THE BOOKS are our necessities. And boy am I ready.

 

So, since we need to get off go slay some wicked reads and claim our crowns of Queen Readers, I am going to sign off with my usual reminder to: drive safely. ❤

 

Keep your glasses in the punch and the hairbrushes in the closet. 😀 🙂 😛 😉 ❤ :/ 😀

 

FYI, here’s what’s on the docket:

ACG has Conjure, The Black Book of Secrets, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Nobody’s Princess, Because It Is My Blood, and Glass Sword. {The last two have been started previously, but the rest I know next to nothing about. Also, I am bringing my entire Kindle library, so over 200 more options.}

AJA: The Raven Cycle books, Solitaire, the first two books of the Harry Potter series (because I’m a loser who has never read them or watched the movies), Firstlife (unfinished), and The Crown (unfinished) // (I only intend to read the first series listed, but I am listing all the books I’m bringing.)