~December Recap~

Blogging is really fun, now that I’ve gotten into the mindset of doing it more often. I’m still a bit rusty, so bear with me until I find my groove XD

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After Nano I experienced a slump in my writing. I felt let-down after all the rush and hype and fury of Nano. I reached the 50k, I finished my novel and… in the first two weeks of December I felt lost and aimless. I love Nanowrimo, but I’m not sure it’s exactly healthy for me XD The last two years, once I finished, I didn’t write anything else for a very long time. I had hoped that this November would kick me into writing again, but once it finished, I’m in this slump again. I have plans though! I have several novels knocking on my brain for attention. At least one of them should make an appearance very soon.

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I got a camera! Her name is Nebula and she is beautiful. My dad is a photographer and when he upgraded, he gave me his old camera because I needed a good one to take picture of my jewelry to post on Etsy.

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I’m having so much fun learning how to use her. Just this morning I put on my boots and tramped around the backyard, taking pictures of the trees, the mud puddles, my feet, and our kittens.

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I’ve had a Twitter for a while but only within the last two months have I really been active on it. I changed my Twitter name to match my new blog name and pinned the tab to my browser.

IT’S SO FUN GUYS.

How did I not find this out sooner???

TWITTER IS REALLY FUN. I swear it might be my favorite social media platform.

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And since we’re talking about social media, I can’t forget Instagram. For promotional purposes for my Etsy shop, I made an Instagram around the same time I jazzed up my Twitter. I didn’t start posting images until I got Nebula, and I really enjoy it. I mostly follow book bloggers, so my Instagram feed is 90% beautiful, artistic pictures of books. I ain’t complaining XD

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Let me see if I can remember what all I read in December.

Did I legit only read two books.

What the even.

My Goodreads reading challenge tells me I only read Winter and All Fall Down in December.

OH WAIT, yeah I read The Raven Boys too. I think I just forgot to put in the date I finished it, so that’s why it’s not showing up.

We can fix that right now.

There. Now. Onwards. If this is now correct, then I only read THREE books in December.

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I reviewed both The Raven Boys and Winter within the last week. Also, I noticed AFTER both articles were published that I forgot to tell you what my star ratings were. My review talents are so good. I reviewed All Fall Down on Goodreads, so click the image if you want to read my thoughts on it ^^

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I mentioned in a previous post that I’m finally getting new listings up on my Etsy! My dad also gave me a lightbox for Christmas, so I can take even BETTER photos. Hopefully by the end of January I’ll have some nice, fancy pictures to show you of my jewelry taken in it.

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And that’s about it, that I can remember and that goes with my schmancy new blog headers. (I made them right before I wrote this post XD)

~da Pickle

 

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6 thoughts on “~December Recap~

  1. YAY FOR TWITTER! It is lots of fun. *nods* I like the struggle of trying to say what I want to say in just 140 characters. :P Also the new headers are really cute, and the new camera is nice, and YOU HAVE EPIC BOOTS.

    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU AND THANK YOU. I have discovered Pic Monkey(and be flattered, I searched your blog for tutorials first, because I thought I’d seen you mention it before XD) so I might just be editing pictures and making lots of graphics XD

    1. Oooh, fun! I LOVE Etsy. It’s fun and easy. A lot to learn, but it’s an easy learning curve. I still have a lot to figure out, but the site is such that you don’t need to know everything before you can start making money. What are you doing to be selling?

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