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Week In Review: Busy as a Bee On a Sugar High

the rest of this picture said "I wanted to break the awkward silence..."
Olan Rogers / Ghost in the Stalls.  Classic.

Oh, these?  They're how I'm reacting to my schedule for the next few weeks, that's all.

Olan RogersI have a final in Spanish due two weeks before the end of the class, which means I will have three weeks of finals.  Now, that might seem like a good deal because they're spread out, but lemme tell you, studying for finals for almost a month straight while juggling other classes that are cramming their last assignments in before their finals?  It's not fun.  It seems like my college has begun stretching out the "finals week" with each semester I finish.  By the time I graduate next year, I'll probably be starting finals in the middle of the semester.  You never know.  (In other news, this week I just finished a midterm for one class so there's that possibility as well.)

That aside...

Currently reading: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, same as last week because I've been so busy. 

Current projects: Play practice for my church's 150th anniversary have officially begun.  While it's stressful to fit in the practices and I honestly haven't started memorizing my character's lines in my own script that I wrote  it's always really fun to see the others take on their character and bring them to life.  It's just something about seeing your own work come alive--it's pretty cool, folks.  Until play night when I'll be reenacting the above GIFs.  Anyway, as per my new goal for Camp NaNoWriMo, I got some chapters written for Something New this week.  Only the rough "speed-written" draft, though, but at least my base ideas are on paper so I can flesh them out later.  Gotta start with a skeleton, I guess! 

Current Bible verse:  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is --His good, pleasing, and perfect will.  (Romans 12:2, NIV).  In a nutshell, make sure you're following God's path and not the easily-trodden, worldly pathway that so many fall into.  God will always make a way if you're going on the right path! 

I have a couple of announcements as well pertaining to the blog: I'm officially offering editing, proofreading, and beta-reading services.  The information will be on here until I can launch an actual website, which I'm working towards this summer.  The information is in the "Services" tab if you want to check it out!  I've also added the summaries and covers for Something New and My Compass Home to the "My Books" tab as well as Goodreads!

And now for a couple of personal announcements:


I was accepted to Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society with my college -- above is the program from the induction ceremony, the certificate, and the pin which has been tied onto a spoon that has the honor society's name engraved on it, along with a little note of congratulations from my advisor, which was included because I was unable to attend the induction. 

Also, today I was just awarded with a creative writing scholarship for my senior year at college!  This is the first scholarship I won, so I'm absolutely pumped and really thankful as well.  I frightened my parents, who thought the world had just ended by the way I'd gasped and begun screaming at the letter (which I thought was a bill for my upcoming summer classes).  I suppose you could say..."So I let out the most blood-curdling scream."  That GIF has become extremely relevant in my life this week, apparently! 

 How are you guys doing with Camp NaNo?  Anybody heading towards finals week?  (High school or college!)

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