Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fiction Piece- One Little Thing

Month 1- September

It's the first day of Junior year. Although I'm only four weeks pregnant, I have a slightly rounded belly. I have my monthly baby  checkup this afternoon. Maybe my doctor can explain why I'm showing at only four weeks.
  All in all, the school day is pretty boring. Math, English, Science... all things I don't want to focus on. How can I posibly concentrate on anything when I have a tiny baby growing inside me?
  I inadvertantley fall asleep in science. I'm sleep deprived, and I am freaked out about telling my mom and sister about my pregnancy. Every time I try to fall asleep, I am jolted awake by anxiety. I decide I only have one option: I have to tell my mom NOW!
  I reluctantly pull out my cell phone during my passing period. I type in her cell phone number, text "I'm pregnant"to her, and press Send.
 I shut off my cell phone immediately. Truthfully, I don't want to know how she'll react, but it'll surely be negative. 5 hours later, I just can't take the suspense anymore! I pull out my cell phone. There's a message from my mom: "You can't be serious!". I reply, telling her that I'm going to the doctor today after school. My mom says she'll meet me there. When I walk in to the Dr's office, my mom has tears in her eyes." I just can't believe this is happening!", she says.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Incredible video!!

Stronger | Seattle Childrens Hospital

Check it out! 

This is an absolutely incredible video of hospitalized kids singing Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger". 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Follow Friday

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a good weekend. This week's question is, " What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

I have several good answers for that one! 1. I cannot stand books with small print. It's just too hard to read! 2. I don't like huge amounts of detail. Moderate amounts are great, but page after page of detail just makes the book,well, boring! 3. I really like first-person narrators. It makes the book easier to enjoy, and I can really get to know the narrator better. 

One Little Thing: How I became inspired to write it

On Tuesday, I posted my first paragraph of One Little Thing, my current work in progress. I don't have a ton of time to write, but I write when I have time.

You're probably wondering why I'm writing this. First, you should know that it's completely fiction. None of this has happened to me, thank goodness. I would be totally miserable if it had. I have always been fascinated by 16 and Pregnant. Those girls have so much to go through. I wanted to write a fictitious version of that, to really go into detail about what it must be like. I've been doing research, which I will incorporate into my piece.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #1

This week's Teaser Tuesday is on Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper. It's a great read!!

“I was going out of my mind. How can silence be so loud?”

Monday, October 22, 2012

One little thing

I look at the test. There is a gigantic + sign on it. Immediately, I start bawling my eyes out. I always thought, "This willl NEVER happen to me!". I cannot tell my parents. I can only imagine how they'll react. In fact-I'll just wait for them to find out for themselves. They'll see that my belly is getting bigger, and then they'll know.  A sense of panick sets in. There is no way possible that I can raise a child-I AM a child! However, abortion is not something that I believe in. Even though right now my child is just a ball of cells right now, he or she is still a living person. I have to acknowledge that. 
  Being a girl with a horrible family life, I want something that is solely mine. My parents are divorced, and my sister Elizabeth is never home. She is always out drinking or doing drugs with her boyfriend.  Still, they all care about me. How will I ever live this down?

That night, I have a dream about telling my parents this shocking news. I also envision that my baby knows exactly what's going on.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Joining Teaser Tuesdays!

I officially joined Teaser Tuesdays. You can find out about it at www.bookmerereviews.com . She has such a nice blog! Basically, it's a blogfest where you post two quotes from the current book you're reading every Tuesday. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for my first post of the blogfest!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday!

Gain New Blog Followers
Happy Friday! This weeks question is, When You Step Out of your USUAL genre, what do you like to read?
   Well, mu usual genre is drama. I love The Burn Journals, My Sister's Keeper, etc... I also like non-fiction, particularly books about Health Topics. I also enjoy the occasional biography, as well as the occasional short story.

What Should My Next Writing Piece be About?

I am trying to think about what my next piece of writing. What should it be about?
I enjoy writing either science fiction or drama. Ideas,fellow writers?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Review: Out of My Mind ( and a little something else!)

Today, I'm going to be reviewing the book Out of My Mind. This novel is about a girl with cerebral palsy who is a genius. However, because she cannot talk, people assume that she is mentally dissabled as well as physically. I am not very far into this book, but I read the first few chapters last night. I couldn't stop reading. This book is awesome!

I also have a very interesting assignment that I'd like to share with all of you. I am reading The Scarlet Letter in English right now. As those of you who have read this book know, Hester Prynne has committed adultery. As a punishment, she must wear the letter "A" (for adultery) on her chest for the rest of her life. My assignment is to simulate this by wearing a letter all school day that represents one of our flaws. I am currently wearing an M for messy. I am going to be chronicling reactions get. Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Relay for life- June 2013!

I have officially decided to register for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. It's in June 2013. Relay for life is a charity walk. Before the walk, I'll ask my family and friends to sponsor me by giving a donation. My goal is $1,500. I'm confident that we can raise this much. I'm doing the walk with my mom and dad.
     To be totally honest, I didn't even realize how important cancer is until I got diagnosed back in November. Thankfully, I am a survivor, but there are many people out there that re not as fortunate as I am. That's why I'm doing this walk. The American Cancer Society also has a free wig program for cancer patients. I also did Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program in May 2011. I donated 10 inches of hair to their program. With that hair, they made a wig for a cancer patient. Six months later, when I was diagnosed, I had to get a wig from the American Cancer Society. I didn't need it, as my treatment plan changed. But, I was very lucky to be able to have gotten a wig in the first place.
  I cannot wait to do Relay for Life. Although it's in June, I can probably start getting donations now from friends and family! I'll leave you with a moving quote: " Cancer does not have a face until it's yours or someone you know"-Anthony DeMonte

Friday, October 12, 2012

Follow Friday!

Gain New Blog Followers
Happy Friday! This weeks question is: What book would make a good Halloween movie? This is a very hard question for me to answer. All the good books I've read have already been turned into movies. My favorite Halloween movie is Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. I think that my choice would have to be The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. Although it is a short story, it's very creepy. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Discontinuing Blogging Challenge

I hate to tell you all this, but I'm going to have to discontinue the blogging challenge. I just don't have time to post everyday, what with all the homework that comes with junior year. If any of you know of any good blogfests, contests, challenges, etc...., I'd love to enter them! Please post the information on contests in the 'comments' section.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blogging Challenge: Age 8

When I was eight, I had the strictest second-grade teacher in the grade. She yelled at me in front of the whole class.That's one memory I will never forget. We did many fun activities that year, and she was way better than my first grade teacher (sorry teach!). One of my favorite activities was called "Blast Off Math". It was to help us learn addition and subtraction facts. Each time we mastered a set of cards with facts on them, we got to move to the next planet, the goal being to make it to pluto.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Blogging Challenge: Age 6

First off, let me apologize for not doing FF this week. I unfortunately didn't have time :(. But I do have time for a blogging challenge post ;).

When I was six, I had a really boring first grade teacher. It was sort of a 'blah' year, so to speak. That was the only year that happened. My mom teaches first grade, so she sort of taught me on the side.  Not too much to say about that year...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blogging Challenge- Age 5

From ages 5 through 16, my blog posts will become much more interesting. And to answer your question- yes, I am an only child
   When I was 5, I started kindergarten. On the first day, my dad let me in the first and second grade door rather than the kindergarten door. I didn't know what was going on until it was too late. I saw big kids and strange, unfamiliar classrooms. I realized what was going on, and I ran out crying to my dad, " How could you do this to me?". I still remember it to this day, and I will never let him forget it.
 I had an absolutely amazing teacher in kindergarten. Her name was Mrs. Nelson. I remember that we did a lot of arts and crafts, coloring, playing, oh- and of course learning. That was the year I learned how to read, and how to add and subtract.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blogging Challenge- age 4

As I move through the ages, things are getting clearer and clearer, meaning that I remember more. When I was four, I remember my mom trying to get pregnant with baby #2. Unfortunately, it didn't work, but she has baby #1 ;) . I remember going to the hospital with my mom for fertility treatments. I didn't really understand what was going on at the time. I didn't even know how babies were made- maybe that was a good thing! After my mom knew she couldn't get pregnant again, she and my dad discussed adopting a baby. That didn't happen either :( . Check back again tomorrow for my post on starting kindergarten! I'll be sharing a story about getting lost on the first day of school.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blogging challenge- age 3!

If I remember correctly, I started preschool when I was three. I don't remember much, but what I do remember is that I did a lot of coloring and playing outside. I also remember that we had a huge circular rug with the alphabet on it. Each kid was assigned a letter to sit on- mine was U.