Happy New Year!!!

Hello everyone!!! Can you believe that we are already in 2020??? I feel like January 2019 was just a couple months ago.
Anyway, last year was so full of amazing things, so much happened. My family finally found a church that we are starting to call home, I finished two novels this year (including my NaNo one), I started this blog, NaNoWriMo happened, and so much more. 

So for a while, I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted this post to be about. I wanted it to be something special but I just didn't know what, when suddenly I had a thought, "Hey, what if I just kinda told them what my blogging schedule was gonna look like for the month." 
I don't know if this is a good idea or not but I'm going to go with it because I haven't thought of anything better. I'm also going to include a list of my favorite resources for writing. 

Ok, I have had a few ideas running through my mind and I think it's finally time to put them to paper (or computer screen in this case.) Not only so that you know what to expect but so that I have an idea of what I am going to post each week. 

I just looked at my calendar and there are five Fridays this month (Including today) and because I am posting today, I have four others to plan for. 
Here are my ideas.
  • A post about staying focused. (this is going to be next week's post as requested by my dad)
  • I might do another book review (Like the one I did for Here's to the Underdogs) It will probably be either Romanov, The Wingfeather Saga, or The Girl Who Could See. I shall decide when the time comes. Or maybe I'll just do a post about my favorite books and why I love them so much. 
  • Something relating to writing. Maybe something along the lines of "Why I write" or "Using Your Passions to Glorify God"
  • And then something about editing. 

And now for my recommended writing resources. 
  • Young Writer's Workshop. An amazing place where you have access to tons of writing-related videos and articles. It's not just a library of these things, they also offer a facebook-like community where you can make friends and have tons of fun while also being encouraged and getting feedback on your writing. I could go into detail of everything that YWW has to offer but that would probably be well over 500 words. You can sign up for as little as 30$ per month. They are also opening for registration in late January. 
  • Abbie Emmons on YouTube. Abbie is an amazing and motivating writer who has a tone of stuff to help you create deep characters, incredible plots and I think she is even going to do a series about self-publishing. (Note: she does take the Lord's name in vain and I think she may have used the h-word once. In recommending her I am not saying that I agree with this.) 
  • The Art of Language Invention by David J Peterson. If you are interested in creating a language, I think this book will be very helpful for you. David Peterson is the creator of a ton of languages (Most of which I have never heard of but I know they are very popular.) I got this book for Christmas and I really enjoy it.
  • Ambient Mixer. All this is really, is noise. It's great for staying focused and blocking out whatever your siblings are doing that might be distracting. This added to some instrumental music on YouTube is so awesome! You will just have to try it for yourself to know what I am talking about.
  • WorldAnvil. If you like worldbuilding, this is a great tool to help you organize everything. They do have a free version (Which is what I have) but their paid version offers a lot more than the free one. 
  • NaNoWriMo. Need I say more? It is completely free in case anyone is wondering.
  • Behind The Name. It's a pretty cool website to find names for your characters and lots of different names from lots of different cultures. 
That's about all I can think of right now. 

What are some of your favorite things that happened last year? What are you excited about this year? 

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