"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

I know that I haven’t been on much lately, and I know that you all already know this and just want me to get writing already… As you might of heard from Melissa, I had a lot of art projects to catch to and they were literally taking up every waking minute of my life. That was this entire month, but now that school is over, the finals are done, and my art project is turned in, I can relax and take as much time as I would like with whatever I would like to do. I would like to apologize for my long absence, but it isn’t only Magic Pens that I have been absent from… I have rejected babysitting jobs all month, haven’t done much drawing or writing lately, haven’t played many video games, and haven’t visited my guild as often as I had. Now that school is out though, I have slowly been returning to life. It feels great to be back!

From May 13 to May 19, 2007, I had written only 137 words on Magic Pens.

Like I mentioned earlier, my art projects were swallowing up every second that I had, so I missed a word count. I promise to never entirely miss a word count…they just might be a little late. 😛

The summer had barely just begun and I found time to write 833 words off of Magic Pens from May 20, to May 26, 2007.

I also found time to read 27 pages of Timeline, written by Michael Crichton, which I hope to just sit down and read some day…

"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

I highly doubt that I will get anything posted before the end of the year due to the immense amount of work I have and all the final exams and such that I have to study for. I am sorry to say this, but I plan to be very active this summer.

This week from May 6 to May 12, 2007, I started the outline for my end of the year book submission and the beginning for Rohashi’s story. This came to be a total of 1, 823 unpublished words.

I have also read another 21 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton.

I have been so busy that I haven’t had any time to just sit and read or write and it is driving me crazy! I’ll see you all at our hang-out meeting/party this Tuesday.

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

"Timeline" by Michael Crichton

“Timeline” by Michael Crichton

I am so excited right now! We’re getting all the arrangements for our end of the year book sorted out, I got my cover art, back summary, and dedication finished, planned out my hourglass story already and it’s so awesome, and I have received my T-shirt and hoodie! Thanks Mr. Gifford for everything!

This week, I admit that I didn’t accomplish a lot of writing due to the immense amount of work that I have been putting into our end of the year book and I was cramming to finish the cover art in four days.

This week from April 29 to May 6, 2007, I have written 1,293 words on Magic Pens and 206 words off for a total of 1,499 words.

As for reading, I finished the last 77 pages or so of Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens and began with the first 5 pages of Timeline written by Michael Crichton.

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

I would just like to say that I am not disappearing from Magic Pens, although it may look that way right now.

This entire week from April 22 to April 28, 2007, I have been so busy with so much work that I have only been able to scribble down 745 words off of Magic Pens. I feel so tired as I write this due to the fact that I have not done anything “fun” since last Saturday. I am not kidding when I say that this entire week, every single day, I have woken up, gone to school, came home, did homework, and gone to bed. Even on this weekend and last Sunday, I have done nothing but homework… I have just been so swamped with work that it’s ridiculous. Well, I just finished now at 5:00, after working so long, (staying up to 3:00 in the morning on Saturday just to wake up at 10:00 today and start working again,) and am proud to declare that I have some free time! Sorry to say that I will not use this time to write…I’m just not in the mood. Right now I am so unmotivated and am just in a really cruddy, grumpy, and crappy mood, like always when I work too hard.

As for reading, (for homwork, might I add,) I have read 77 pages of Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens.

Now, to do something fun…but crap. I have to draw our cover art…Let me get started on that.

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

This week from April 15 to April 21, 2007, I had plenty of time to write and was not very busy, yet I still didn’t get a lot done. I immediately wrote No Longer in Darkness Chapter 4 on Sunday, but found that nobody read it and commented, (Hannah did today. Thanks Hannah!) so I got really unmotivated and just didn’t write.

I have a lot of art requests that I have been doing too. I drew a monkey, a lion, finished my guild’s layout, finished Mr. Gifford’s dragon, and still have to draw an elephant, horse, and swan.

So, this week I wrote 3, 524 words on Magic Pens and read 72 pages from Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens.

I hope that I get motivated to write this week, so wish me luck!

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

Don’t ask me why I didn’t get much writing done this week. I really don’t know why. I didn’t have much homework, and I was only a little bit sick, so I really have no excuse.

This week from April 8 to April 14, 2007 I accomplished a total of 1,027 words, (most of it unpublished.)

As for reading, I read 39 pages of Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens.

I really feel like writing about Ratorin, a character from my story, The Horse From the Woods, but he doesn’t appear until Chapter 3, so I may write some more on that story this week. Other than that, I really don’t know how much I plan to write this week. There is a meeting this Friday though, and meetings always put me in a good mood. Hmm…

I actually drew a lot of pictures this week, going for a more realistic approach towards animals on some of them. I drew this one last night, and I am really proud of it. Tell me what you think of it please.

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

Well, as many of you know, I was sick from Thursday up until now, (I am still sick,) so I didn’t get a lot of writing done as I had hoped. I was so looking forward to this vacation so I could get a lot of writing done, but instead I have done nothing.

This week from April 1 to April 7, 2007, I have written a total of 2,214 words.

Sadly, I only read 53 pages of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

I haven’t done anything all Easter Break and it sucks. Hopefully I will feel better and write more this upcoming week.

Hooray! I have returned from my long absence from Magic Pens with many new posts. 😀 I have recently been in a very good mood basically all week, and I think that my return to Magic Pens may be part of the cause. Pretty much just Hannah knows all about it…

Well anyways, this week from March 25 to April 1, 2007, I am proud to declare that I have written 8,154 words on Magic Pens.

For reading, I read the first 18 pages of A Wrinkle in Time written by Madeleine L’engle and the first 36 pages of Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens. (Even though I have already read these, I felt like re-reading them because I haven’t read them in years.) I hope that I keep up with this frequent posting this upcoming week!

"The River" by Gary Paulsen

“The River” by Gary Paulsen

This week has honestly been my worst week on Magic Pens ever. I do, however, plan to return with a lot of posts if I can, it is just that I have had so much homework, babysitting, life problems, and such lately that I haven’t had any time to do anything that I enjoy. I have not written much, read much, drawn anything, or anything else that is fun for me. I have a long list of stuff that I need to do that I haven’t had time for recently that I hope to kill this upcoming week.

This week from March 18 to March 24, 2007 I have written a lame 544 words, (feel free to boo,) and have finished reading the last 48 pages of The River, written by Gary Paulsen.

I Hope to Post:

Please post and tell me what you are most looking forward to reading and such.

"Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier

“Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier

Once again, I have experienced another unproductive week. I am not sure what is wrong with me, but I have not been on as often as I would like and as I had been before. I haven’t run out of things to write about, for I have a list of things I need to write, but I haven’t exactly had the time to come on. My world has been a bit messed up and confusing for me right now, (once again, read my first, My Thoughts,) and I haven’t been as motivated to write either. I still need to read some people’s posts too. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Well, this week from March 11 to March 17, 2007, I have written a total of 2,622 words on Magic Pens. Of course, not all of it is published. I have been working on Part 2/3 of the Prologue for The Horse in the Woods.

As for reading, I finished the last 179 pages of Rebecca written by Daphne DuMaurier.

"Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier

“Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier

I am so ashamed of myself right now for I have disappeared from Magic Pens this week from March 4 to March 10, 2007 and have only written 2,027 words.

As for reading, I read 46 pages of Rebecca written by Daphne DuMaurier.

Each word count I keep promising to write more that following week, but I still have not! What is wrong with me? I truly do feel as if I am a failure. There is still hope, however, for I have started writing The Horse from the Woods: Prologue Part 2/3!

As for your dragons, Mr. Gifford, I am still working on the quill pen one, and have finished the tattoo-styled one. I posted it a few days ago in a comment under your “I Need a New Site” post, but you haven’t seemed to have responded to it yet. I hope to be finished with the second by the end of this week.

"Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier

“Rebecca” by Daphne DuMaurier

I truly feel that I have failed my “duties” to Magic Pens for this is the first time I have failed to meet a set goal. I did not post my non-fiction piece, but I did however write it. Look out for Never Listen to a Daredevil – A True Story later this week, (hopefully today.)

Well when it comes to the word count, this week from February 25 to March 3, I have written 6,017 words on Magic Pens and have read 73 pages of Rebecca written by Daphne DuMaurier.

This week for some reason, I have not been in a good writing mood. I was determined to post Snowfiss’s story and once I did, it sat there without comments for a very long time. This did not help my encouragement along with the fact that I had to post something that was non-fiction. Whenever I felt like writing and came on Magic Pens, I suddenly remembered I had to write non-fiction before anything else, and this took me away from what I really wanted to write, thus I left without writing anything. This severely upsets me and I do not like this new goal, but since I have started a non-fiction piece, this week will be no problem, I hope. It bugs me that I have already written about the most traumatic thing that has happened to me, The Fear for a Friend – A True Story, along with a few other non-fiction posts when we did not have a goal, and am out of ideas now when we do have this goal. As some of you may have noticed, I do not write well when I am told what to write about. After I get this non-fiction piece posted, I hope that I will want to write this week and post some things. Wish me luck!