Another of my three-in-one posts. 🙂
First, the new YWP NaNoWriMo site is out! You can find it here: ywp.nanowrimo.org. I’m now know as RubyBell, though people can call me Kell still, of course.
I’m pretty happy with the new site (especially since it’s just a beta site which doesn’t have all the stuff it will have over time). The only thing I’m not pleased with is the fact that people under thirteen can’t comment on the forums anymore.
I know they had to do it to comply with the COPPA regulations … but, gosh, it’s so terrible! I’m over thirteen, obviously, but I knew soooo many under-thirteen people on the site. I’ll sure miss them.
Moving on, lots of stuff has been happening around her recently. First, lots and lots of rain. I mean … lots. Also, leaves are turning, dogs are growing, and cocoa is being spilled all over the place! See the below photos to find out more. 🙂
That awesome moment when your pet poses perfectly … and you have your camera … and life is perfect … (And … does that picture look blurry and partially obscured to you? Hmm. Weird …)
Look how much he’s grown! I used to able to hold him in one hand … *sobs*
Pretty leaves all over the ground …
Hills turning orange and pretty clouds.
Wild apples! Well, they used to be tame, but they’ve returned to their roots …
Haha, get it?
Droplets of water on a leaf … and I did lay on the ground in my nice shirt to get that shot, so appreciate it accordingly. 😄
Beautiful yellow leaves.
Beautiful autumn bouquets made by me and my friends. The one with the lumpy thing (it’s an oak gall) and the randomly strung ribbon is mine. Yep … my friends barely kept me from putting some old deer bones we found in it …
Wood. I don’t know why … I just like this picture. It’s kind of seasonal …
This is what happens when you let me cook.
Yes, yes that is cocoa powder poofed all over me …
I didn’t take this picture; my friend did. However, I edited it a ton, as you can see. But, you know, Aimee, your appearance is kind of improved ………. Just kidding! You look a lot better in real life! 😉 But I didn’t think you’d want you face all over the internet, so … Anyway, this picture made me super happy!
Yep. Fun stuff. 😀
I also have been doing some seriously poem-writing. Here are some examples of my “wonderful” work from the past several months.
Fall Once Again
Kellyn Roth, 9/9/16
I’m sorry to continue this poetry oration
But some things deserve a standing ovation
For a poet’s best subject, of course, is the seasons
For hundreds and thousands and millions of reasons.
So I with my pen and my autumnish rhymes
Come up on the stage to take more of your time
And if you should yawn, please don’t let me know
I’ll try to read fast, unless I read slow.
You see in September the world gets quite cold
And then in October it’s turning quite gold
By November the whole season’s gotten quite old
Now I think that story is finally quite told.
Proud of that one, although I admit I’m a fan of actual fall-themed poems. 🙂
Kellyn Roth, 9/23/16
You start out really fast
You run a minute mile
You’re sure that you can last
But then you see the pile
Of math sheets on the table
And then you get distressed.
You just can’t wait for summer
You just can’t wait to rest.
I had friends over, and we ended up rapping that one. *clears throat awkwardly* I have extremely weird yet amazingly awesome friends …
A Light Rain and Why I Like It
The rain drips down
It slips down
From clouds high
In the sky
The rain splashes
On dry docks
The rain sings
From my cheeks
To your cheeks
The rain feeds
The rain soothes
The rain pleases
If you don’t like it
You can stay inside.
What? I stand by that ending …
A book all your own
Does that good hide the bad?
I think so.
Yep … she’s a bit of an odd duck, but I kind of like her. 😛
The grass is wet
The dog is wet
The pavement’s wet, too
The clouds are wet
The sky is wet
It’s lost its shiny blue
My toes are wet
My nose is wet
The air is fresh and new
My head is wet
And I just bet
That you are wet, too.
Yep, that’s how I’ve been feeling recently! Not that’s it’s unpleasant. 🙂
Anyway, I’ve been doing school (I’m so excited for Christmas break!), furiously filling the new YWP site with threads (what? It looked so empty …
and, yeah, I’m kidding), driving a lot (today I drove into town with my nieces and nephew – and Mom and brothers – to Dairy Queen! So much fun!), assistant coaching a soccer team (what? Assistant coaching takes time …), and … other stuff.
Ooh, and next week I’ll be washing dishes at a camp for the weekend. *nods* Yep. So exciting. Seriously, though, I’ll be doing it with my awesome friend, so yep. It’s gonna be so much fun! I haven’t seen her in forever … over a month, I think. I’m so excited!
Writing-related, I wrote a freewrite today … and, if you know freewrites, you know it’s basically me rambling with a disregard to grammar, spelling, etc. etc.
Alice Knight is one of those people who you should like, or at least I hope so. I’ve worked really hard on developing her. She’s the oldest child of Mr. Philip Edmond Knight and Mrs. Claire Marie Knight. She has a twin sister named Ivy (Adeline) Knight. Alice’s full name is Alice Christina Knight. Alice has a stepbrother named Edmond Philip Knight, but everyone calls him ‘Ned.’ (Or Neddy, in the case of Alice, but I think she only does it to tease him!) Anyway, Alice also has quite a few younger full brothers and sisters … Caleb, John (AKA Jack or Jackie), Jessica, and Rebecca (Becky). Caleb is seven, John and Jessica (another set of twins) are six, and Rebecca is three or four at the time of At Her Fingertips. They’re a lot younger than Alice (who is eighteen). Ned is ten, I think. He’s sort of quiet, reflective, and serious. He’s pretty wise, too, though not grownup wise. You know what I mean. Not to be cliché (he doesn’t spout important info or anything), but he’s just … you know, pretty intuitive. Caleb is Alice’s favorite little brother. He likes running and jumping and playing rough. He can easily keep up with Ned even though Ned is three years older than him. He loves to ride his pony, play all kinds of crazy games, and all that. He rarely sits still. His governess (still brainstorming names … for some reason I’m thinking Miss Mitchell) has trouble getting him to concentrate on anything. Unlike Ned, he’s not good at any school subjects, though I’d think he’d be more of a math-brain than a reading-brain. (What? Those are totally things. Most people are either pretty good at math or pretty good at reading, right? I mean, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s what I think. It’s left-brained or right-brained right? Anyway, I’m better at language arts, reading, that sort of things. I get okay grades in math (only once below 90% so far this year in geometry), but I’m not really good at it. It’s super hard for me. I mean, geometry not so much as algebra, but still. And then science … arg. So bad at science. I mean, I get like, 80% every time. Or like, 75%. It’s so awful. But I’ve determined to get bad grades of science anyway, so … yep. I’m kinda succeeding in my own twisted way. Back to subject.) Anyway, Caleb is, yep, a pretty boyish little boy. He’s also extremely charming. He pretty much has everyone (especially Alice) twisted around his finger and can talk his way out of any situation. He’s painfully honest … kind of like Alice. Then there’s John, AKA Jackie. Jack is a sweet, shy little boy. He’s also a bit of a momma’s boy if you know what I mean. He clings to Mrs. Knight and runs to her for protection (even if it’s against, you know, loud noises or shadows). He’s pretty smart, though, and as he grows up, I see him being really bookish and learning a lot of stuff. I’m kind of considering having him be a curate when he grows up, though goodness knows I don’t need to think that far into the future, but he seems like a churchman to me. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just letting my imagination run away with me. Jessica is a rambunctious little girl. Not a tomboy – definitely not; she shrieks at the frogs that Caleb brings home regularly – but she’s pretty energetic. Talkative, excitable, always in a rush … she spends a lot of time talking. Like, she’ll talk your head off. Anyway, Jessica is a tiny bit like a second Miss Elton … but just a little bit. She has a bit more sense than Lois Elton, I’d think! Anyway, then there’s Rebecca. I literally can’t remember much about her. I can’t even remember my top three words for her. I know she’s really cute and sweet … and maybe a little shy, but I think she’s just more family-oriented and doesn’t prefer outsiders. Anyway, there’s the timer. Got to go.
p.s. sweet, endearing, and shy. I guess Jackie is really thoughtful, too.
One big paragraph of rambling … and I didn’t read it over to myself, either, because you wouldn’t probably have seen it, so.
There could be anything in there …
I also wrote a big summary of At Her Fingertips that covers a whole blank sheet of paper. Next I’ll write it out again, adding and taking away and adding and taking away from it. Then I’ll write it out once again, adding and taking away and adding and taking away. Until I think of a better way to outline (ha … like that’s an outline …) this is what I’ll be doing until NaNo, probably. 😛
p.s. Wow! Only ten days until NaNoWriMo! I’m so nervous. How am I gonna manage what is almost 1,700 words a day?