Stuff I’ve Been Up To…

Here follows pictures showing fun stuff I’ve been up to lately. Some rather writerly stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

Late nights up being goofy and taking weird pictures while this weirdo edited her novel…

 

 

Some drawing on this fun little comic I came up with…

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tell me what you think this is about ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Excitedness as Kate got her gigantic book shipment!!!

 

 

Lots of working on the Generation Rising newsletter! Finally got that sent…

 

 

Reading this book. It didn’t turn out as amazing as it looked…

 

 

The Weird Author Siblings Chat!!! That was a blast, and y’all came up with some amazing questions! We’re thinking of doing another live video soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are some fun shots of the craziness… (we accidentally coordinated clothes, and kept saying things in unison ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

 

 

Movie night with the older sibs and Dad and Mom and ice cream…

 

 

Pausing halfway through to randomly set off the firework Dad brought home… it was SPECTACULAR!

 

 

Talking to the crazy, amazing, fun, encouraging ladies in my Camp cabin… and obviously not getting much writing done…

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Binge watching Thunderbirds Are Go with Kate and fangirling and eating chocolate…

 

 

And I’ll leave y’all with this… my brother, guilty of stealing the book I was reading…

 

 

More on Friday– all about getting ready for our book table at the state homeschool convention. It’s next week! Aaaahh!! Oh. And HAPPY FOURTH!!! (soon) ~A

 

What are you reading right now? Are you excited for the 4th of July? Have you watched The Man Who Invented Christmas?

68 thoughts on “Stuff I’ve Been Up To…

    1. Lol I know… I tried my best to make him feel guilty for taking it but he just sat there and read the whole thing. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Oh well, I’m glad he enjoyed it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Oh neato!!! Happy reading!

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      1. Thanks! I actually just finished it, so I’ve picked up “Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss. That’s me when I steal a book. Well, I’ve already stolen it, so just hang tight while until I finish!

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  1. Lots of fun it seems. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, wish I could join you at the convention! I love conventions and talking to people and books! Maybe some day I’ll come and join.
    Camp!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can catch up later.
    Yes, the 4th! My sister, Dad, and I are joining my brother, his family, and I don’t know how many others in a nearby parade. Since my brother is running for a county office, we’ll all be wearing his t-shirts and passing out freezer pops and things. It’ll be hot but fun. Then on the 7th a family from church is hosting a large gathering (everyone is church is invited) for a cookout, ballgames, fireworks and hanging out. More fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh you so should come! It’d be fantastic to meet you, Rebekah!! And talk books and writing and all the stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That should definitely happen one of these years!
      Aw I’ll try my hardest! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Eeek parades are so fun! Love it! Hope it’s not too hot, and your brother gets lots of support! ๐Ÿ‘
      Oh have bunches of fun, that sounds like a lovely time! Enjoy!

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      1. Will do. ๐Ÿ™‚ At least it’s supposed to be slightly cooler tomorrow than today’s 106ยบ temperatures. I just hope the humidity is down too. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Yes! I don’t even have words it was so so good. I sat there afterward like… WOW.
      I’m in Next Door, which has been so fun and chatty but I miss the girls in Chatter Box!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Are you doing Camp?

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        1. Aw me too, I have a LOT of catching up on my word goal to work on! You can do it, Sarah!!!
          Oh how fun! It would be so neat to be in the same cabin as you, but I’m glad you’re enjoying the ChatterBox girls, they’re pretty fantastic!!! โค Miss them!

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  2. Happy almost Fourth! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Twin Midgets. That sounds interesting….
    Wish I could be at that homeschool convention, and go up to your table and buy Kiera.
    Ans if it helps, I’m dying at Camp NaNo too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not much done in… 3 days. XD

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    1. You too, Jo!!
      Haha it is interesting… ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Ooooh I know!!! That would be so much fun! We’ll be sure to post lots about so it’s almost like we could have all you amazing people there!
      Aw thanks, that encourages me that I can still catch up because YOU still can too!

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            1. Yes! Completely yes, actually! In my own writing, at least, if I can make myself just write, write, write, then it gets me into the story and past the hard parts. And oh boy do I go back and rewrite all that terrible stuff later! But do it anyway!!!

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                1. *grins* youโ€™re very welcome! If you ever need to wordsprint, Iโ€™ll be running for my life!

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  3. *screams* *screams again* *screams another time* YOU ARE WATCHING THUNDERBIRDS! *breaks down crying with happiness*
    Hi Anna. Good job. You know the good things in life. ๐Ÿ˜€ Are you an Alan person? Or is that just the first photo that you found. XD What does Kate think?
    I loved that video chat… but you already knew that. XD
    Girl start writing!!!! I need Eagledare NOW!
    Fireworks are fun my family got some of the more low key (non-flying) kind on our way home from Boise. My sisters and my 6 cousins usually get on our bikes in the evening on the Forth and we bike around our community and watch all our neighbors set off their fireworks. It’s a blast and everyone is always so nice. XD
    Have in at the convention! I hope you guys sell a lot of books!
    (Ps, I’m ordering a signed copy of Kiera from Kate. Did/will you sign it too? Please!? XD)

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    1. YES!!! It’s the dearest! โค
      lol Hiya Libby. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks, it’s been fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Um, idk! It’s so hard to decide! They’re all such great characters, and I love how they’ve given them more unique personalities than in the old one! Like, in the old TV show John was not in it AT ALL and Alan wasn’t a teenager so it’s fun to ‘meet’ them all over again . ๐Ÿ˜‰ Kate likes it… We couldn’t stop watching episodes and made our family watch some and rewatched with them. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Ooh I knooow!! I’ll get to work on it harder!! *salutes*
      Aw that sounds like a ton of fun! Hope it’s as much of a ‘blast” as other years. โ˜บ
      Thanks bunches!!! I hope we do too. ๐Ÿ˜œ
      (Aw!! Haha Totally will!! That’s so great! ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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      1. I know! John and Scott are my favorites, but ultimately I love all of them. Yes! I heard that John was practically non-existent in the old one. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Iโ€™m glad heโ€™s in this one.
        Yeah, and I also heard that Alan and Kayo (Tin-Tin) were actually dating. Iโ€™m glad they are not in this series. ๐Ÿ˜€

        Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Oh I adore Virgil a lot too, his sense of humor is so like mine! ๐Ÿ˜‚ And he’s all like manly and yeah… ๐Ÿ˜œ YES! They made John very very cool.
          Whaat??!! That’s terrible! I’m so glad too!

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          1. Oh dear. Virgil seems to be the favorite a lot. But I totally get where your coming from. I have to not because heโ€™s my sisterโ€™s. XD.
            My one sister likes him and sheโ€™s very very certain about it. My other sister loves Gordon as her favorite. And my baby sister took Alan to be hers because she wants piggyback rides. XD.

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            1. LOL you gals crack me up. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Was there any arguing over who gets who, or did it just work out?
              Aw Alan would so totally give her piggyback rides! That’s darling! โค

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              1. No arguing. Weโ€™re all very loyal to each other. It sort of worked out in age order actually. We thought John was the oldest at first, and him being an introverted type, I obviously fell for him. Then it fell in place age order.
                And then I sort of took Scooter for mine too, but we all sort of share him as our older brother.

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                1. Heehee That’s great! XD I thought John is oldest too, is Scott though?
                  Lol That works! He would be an amazing older brother. ๐Ÿ‘โค

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                2. Yeah, itโ€™s Scott, then Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan. In the old series it was a Scott and then John and THEN Virgil, but they changed that in this series. And I like it better this way anyway.

                  What do you (and Kate) think of Kayo?

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                3. Bwahaha Why do you know this even??!! Jk lol That’s really interesting! I always thought John was older than Virgil, but I like it this way too. ๐Ÿ‘

                  Kayo is waaay cooler than Tin-Tin, and I love the backstory they are slooowly revealing (no spoilers!) and that she gets her own ship, etc. They’ll probably play with her teensy bit of feminism , but personally I like her. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kate said basically the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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                4. I know more than an 18 year old should about this cartoon. XD
                  Yes!! Oh man, the last episode of the second season was EPIC! You’ll love it.
                  She’s a bit feminist, but Lady Penelope allows for that little bit.
                  I like her too as long as nobody ships her with my SCOTT! People ship them. *gags* Scott is not for her.

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                5. Nooo! Because they are ours. They canโ€™t belong to other girls. I mean yeah, itโ€™s canonal that Gordon likes Lady P and Alan crushes on Kayo, but otherwise we choose to ignore those. And we deny ALL head canon ships. XD

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                6. *screams* YES! I love Johnโ€™s awkwardness. โ€œFABโ€ฆ uhโ€ฆ Grey Ninja.โ€
                  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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            2. Oh dear… Kate just said that she likes Virgil but his hair disturbs her because it always makes her think of ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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              1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ my sister loves his hair! I actually did a pencil drawing of him. You saw it, didnโ€™t you? ๐Ÿ˜‚
                Tell her she made me laugh so hard.

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                1. Haha Fun! I like his hair too… When I can stop imagining it as an ice cream cone swirl. XD ๐Ÿ˜œ
                  Yes! I saw it!!! I see even more now how perfect you drew him! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
                  lol She grinned. ๐Ÿ˜€

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                2. I told my sister and she laughed.
                  I think you girls have placed a picture in our head we wonโ€™t be able to get rid of very soon. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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                3. XD.
                  Did you know that they are named after the astronauts in a very early space mission? So it’s really cool! There were two other members of that group. Donald and Walter. Someone head cannoned that Alan was actually a twin, and his brother died during birth, that was Walter. And that’s why the older brothers baby him so much.
                  I’m going to spare you the heartbreaking head canons and fan fictions I’ve plodded through.
                  I’ll just spare you.

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                4. THAT hurts? I’m not even going to say anything else! People love to HURT our boys. *cries quietly*
                  I spare you. I’m an amazing person. I’m sparing you.

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  4. This was a great post, Anna!!
    I would have loved to visit you at that convention!!!!
    Also my sister used to steal my books a lot XD not so much anymore though! (which is good ๐Ÿ˜› )
    I’m slightly behind on my Camp NaNo goal because I was gone the first few days of July… how are you doing?? ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thanks so much, Liz! Aaahh you still can, it’s this weekend!! Do you live anywhere close? It would be so neat to meet you in person!!!
      lol So it’s just a sibling thing? Heehee When you said “not so much anymore” I started wondering why not anymore. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Aw I bet you’re doing great now!! I’m so completely terribly behind in Camp… my goal is small but I haven’t gotten to really write anything with all this convention prep. But I’m still holding on to the hope that I can catch up later in the month. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Your welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Although I would love to, I don’t think I can because I live in California ๐Ÿ˜ฅ It would be awesome though!! It’s in Arizona, right?? (just checking in case it’s not ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) My family is going on an all over the country road trip!! (just to a bunch of different states, visiting family and friends. I’m very much looking forwards to it except for the carsickness part. XD I get carsick :/ but none of the rest of my family does. Do you get carsick? Also I’m the only one in my family who can’t do taco tongue. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Whenever I try to do it, they think it’s hilarious. It’s weird though. Sorry that was random ๐Ÿ˜› ) We aren’t going this year or next the year (because we’re starting to build our new house (!!!!!!) and we want to have that done by at least next summer, like before the school year starts next year!! We haven’t started on it yet though, we still have to get the plans through the county!! ) but I think it will be the year after that. Or the year after that, it depends XD So probably either 2020 or 2021 ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I guess XD we just read different books now than we did when we were younger and we were both going through a bunch of Middle Grade books and series at the same time! (we’re only 2 years apart) but she still does sometimes XD
        Lately though our tastes in books have been more different but occasionally she still will XDD It’s really annoying though. Also usually when she does that, she insists on finishing that paragraph or page or chapter or the entire book -_-

        Thanks! I’m starting to catch up! I have a minute goal this time instead of a word goal and I’m at 412 minutes out of 1800 minutes! (30 hours. I thought it would be easy to just do one hour a day and then be done with it, but like you, there is a LOT of crazy chatting going on in my cabin XD)
        I was going to do hours but I wanted to be able to record it if I like randomly get a 23 minute writing session in sometime during the day XD
        Aw, GO ANNA!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can definitely do it!! That’s what I’m doing, just gradually catching up. XD

        What’s really fun is doing word sprints with your cabin mates! Have you done those? We either just go by the clock (like anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour, depending on how much time we have) and see how many words we can write or we do them on MyWriteClub! They’re super fun though! ๐Ÿ˜€ (But it does get kinda crazy a lot ๐Ÿ˜› I think one time Enni, one of my cabin mates, (she has a blog On the Wings of a Dream, do you follow it?) wrote like 800 words in the 25 minutes gap (thatโ€™s how long each sprint is but there is a 5 minute break in between them) Iโ€™m pretty sure XD

        And I’m trying to finish up my current novel this camp but I’m also including time I spend on other writing projects (like CPC, a completely different novel, writing care packages, stuff like that! Also I’m working on a novel with my sister and friend (which we didn’t try to plot at all, we just went for it *facepalm*) so I’m also typing (we just took turns writing a bit over Google Hangouts — our hangout is called Story Trio! โค — but we really should have done Google Docs in the first place, oh well XD) and editing that but I just started doing it today XD) which I think is a better way (for me) to keep myself motivated. Sprints really help me stay motivated too!

        Phew! That was a loooong comment XD

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