Wednesday, December 24, 2014

2015 Reading Challenge

     So this year a friend of mine said she was going to do a reading challenge for 2015 and I decided to join in. I will be recording the challenge here with the books I read and what category they fit under. There are a total of 52 books on this list. I'm hoping to read 70 books next year which is only three books more than this year but as I'm going off to college I can't increase it by too much. 
     Hopefully I will do a review either here or on my YouTube Channel. And I will defiantly keep you guys updated on the challenge. You can also check out my friends blog where she does reviews and whatnot. She will also be blogging about the challenge also except she is shooting to read 80 books. To the left is the 'rules' of the challenge if you want to join in. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Writing Rant

     I was listening to Writing Excuses (my favorite podcast ever) and this week they were talking about writing for fun. It was a really good reminder that the reason I write is not because I want to be famous or because I want to make tons of money (although I could really use the money for college) it is because I love writing. I love the feeling of creating worlds and characters and exploring lives I can never live. I love the feeling of bleeding into my computer, unloading my burdens, and discovering what I'm feeling and who I am. Every character is based off of what I fear to be, what I am, and what I aspire to be. It is a journey of self discovery and a reflection of the image of God. I write because I love it because I need it.  I write because if I didn't I would suffocate. I just wrote 2,000 words of crap but y'a know what? Its my crap and its a first draft. It doesn't have to be perfect. I can edit it and polish it later but the most important thing is that I wrote something and enjoyed doing it. Writing is something that can only be done by those who do it for fun and would continue doing it even if they never made any money or never had a reader-base of more than ten people. 
*End Rant*