camp nano week one recap + introducing my podcast!

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so excited about this post because I have some exciting news!

So I have decided to suffer and endure in camp nanowrimo! Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month (which is in November!) Camp Nano is in spring and encourages you to write! It’s really fun because you can have a cabin with your friends and new friends and have fun writing!

My Book WIP

I haven’t really made a cover yet (OOF) But I am still making okayish progress.

Word Count: 3304                                                               Word Goal: 50,000

Okay Maybe I am not making too much progress, but I really love how the story is progressing.

sooo what even is my story?

I really love this idea and I don’t really want anyone to steal it so I am going to kinda not tell too much but here are some sneak peeks about it

  1. its called bookish
  2. there’s a brooding guy with a trenchcoat in it
  3. there’s a bookish fangirl that has a book blog
  4.  fiction and the real world are combined sorta
  5. lots of cute scenesss

i am still deciding everything so i don’t have a lot of info lol

now onto the excitingg newssssssssssssssss:

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I started a podcast! Yes, I did! I have always dreamed of starting one but was a little nervous! But this month I decided to give it a try! Its called spilling the tea and it is filled with fun facts, blogging tips, Lifehacks, and inspiring stories!
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My favorite thing about it is that it is interactive! Which means that YOU can be a part of it! You can share tips, fun facts, inspiring stories and ask and answer questions!

so how can I join?

by filling out this form!

Here is our first teaser episode!

https://anchor.fm/ava-shropshire/embed

I am so excited and can't wait to hear your stories and have fun being creative! I have been working hard on this since February and I really hope it turns out great!

Make sure to make your submissions to be in Fridays podcast! The deadline is on Thursday!

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I am so excited about the projects I am working on and I hope both of them turn out successfully! Thank you so much for reading today’s post!

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Are you participating in Camp Nano this year? WIll you be submitting to my podcast? Do you like podcasts?

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farewell, march// monthly recap+ TBR

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Welcome back to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! March has gone by so fast! I cannot believe it! March was such an awesome month and I accomplished so many great things!

 

what i been working on

☆Making designs for my church

☆Opening design studio

☆Piano, and leading worship at youth group

☆Clarinet

☆Digital Art and starting art commissions ( you can learn more about that here)

☆Reading

☆ Working on a few story ideas

☆ Prepping for camp nano

☆Planning my blog

☆Reading even more

☆finding ways to see Hamilton, newsies, and dear evan Hansen

 

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I am really happy because I got accepted into Hiram college! I  have always loved it and I am so excited to take some classes! I am really surprised because I didn’t get the exact scores I wanted on my test, but I still got in!

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I have read quite a few books this month and I have enjoyed most of them!

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi The Giver by P. Craig Russell The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Anne of Green Gables by Mariah MarsdenCover image for Steal this country : a handbook for resistance, persistence, and fixing almost everything Damsel by Elana K. Arnold Lucky Little Things by Janice Erlbaum

this months faves

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Hamilton of course

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Newsies of course

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THIS IS SOO AMAZING AGSJKSDJDKD

 

This amazingly beautiful piano cover

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studying is just so much fun and calming!

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i looove plants’ soo much!

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☆six of crows

☆five feet apart (THE COVERR ISSSSOOO PRETTYYY)

☆the boy who steals houses ( i needs thiss so baddd! i wish they sent arcs to the usaaa!)

☆shadow and bone

☆ chasing jupiter

☆ the hunger games

☆ hamilton and peggy

☆ the thing with feathers

☆ the loneliest girl in the universe

☆ elizaaaa and (PEGGY) her monsters (re-readd)

☆ war and peace ( my mum wants me to read this :C)

 

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I had a great march and I am soo excited for aprill! APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS!! I will hopefully do a photo shoot soon cuz its so pretty outside!!

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How was your March? What have you been doing? Whats on your TBR list?

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the 7 types of bloggers

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! Today’s post is going to be all about the 7 types of bloggers! ALSO A QUICK DISCLAIMER: This post is a joke and in no way meant to be taken literally or offensively. So please do not come screaming in the comments telling me that I was wrong. (well you can if you want) ANYWAY…

lets get started

1. The book blogger

If you guys didn’t know, I kinda qualify as a book blogger. Most of my posts are bookish and I love to blog about it. The Book Blogger usually posts book reviews or participates in Top Ten Tuesday or one of those lists. They always try to find ways to rant about books they love, hate and some that are just in between. Heres an excerpt of what your basic book blogger might post:

Hey, guys welcome back to my blog! I recently reread (popular YA book, let’s just say six of crows since every book blogger adores that book) AND I HAVE FOUND SO MANY MORE THINGS TO SQUEAL ABOUT. It is such a great book! *insert picture of the book on their aesthetic bookshelf*

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Yup. I am a book blogger, just minus the aesthetic bookshelf. Onto the next blogger

2. The mommy blogger

The mommy blogger is always excited to share with the world that her precious children said their first word or just got potty trained. I kind of am a mom blogger about my Orignal characters XD. Heres an excerpt of what your basic mommy blogger might post:

Oh my goodness guys! Asher just said his first word! I am so proud of my little baby boy! Also, be sure to read my post all about reviewing disposable diapers!

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3. The Fashion Blogger

The fashion blogger is always posting styling tips. Photoshoots are always a must and don’t forget the pictures where they are staring into your eyes. Heres an excerpt of what you’re basic fashion blogger might post:

Hey, girlies! (and boyiesss lol) Today’s post is going to be a photoshoot! Thanks to Urban Outfitters for sponsoring this post and giving me all these free clothes! Let’s start the photoshoot! *insert photo of them staring into the camera posing*

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4. The Lifestyle Blogger

The lifestyle bloggers post are filled with lifehacks and tips! They try to find ways to inspire you! Heres an excerpt of what a lifestyle blogger may post.

Hey, guys welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is all about my journey as a minimalist and my tips to help you become a minimalist! Let’s get started!

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5. The vlogger

The vlogger always needs to share with the world everything they are doing. Whether its cleaning their room or driving to the store. They find a way to make a twenty-minute video covering their whole day. Also, most titles are click bait.

What’s up guys! REALLY EXCITED FOR TODAYS VIDEO! I cannot wait to show you guys how I DRIVE TO THE STORE! I really need food and I am going to shout out the beginning of vines in the store and see if anyone replies.

So now I am in the store and I am going to see if anyone else likes vines. HI WELCOME TO *awkward silence* chilies??

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6. the artist

The artist always makes amazing art but thinks it looks bad, meanwhile everyone is jealous of their skills.

Hey guys, I just made a drawing I thought I could post. It’s of my ocs. I don’t think it looks to good but here it is; *insert amazingly beautiful drawing* see you guys in the next post!

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7. The writer

The writer always is posting amazing stories and poems on their website. Everyone tells them to write a book but they just can’t for some reason.

Hey guys I just wrote a little short story! Tell me your thoughts in the comments! *insert amazing story* 

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So these are my 7 types of bloggers! Like I said at the beginning this is a joke, so don’t take me seriously! There are so many more amazing bloggers! I am probably going to make a part two soon, so leave down more bloggers in the comments!

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Did you guys like this post? It was so much fun to write! If you want more posts like this please tell me! Bye for now!

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whats in my pencil case+study tips

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welcome to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! today’s post is going to be all about stationary and studying! lets get started

Wasn’t that video pretty cool? I filmed it with my new camera! Now, let’s move onto some study tips.

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✧ turn off your phone

when studying, having devices nearby can be very distracting. Turn off all nearby devices or block notifications, that way you have your undivided attention on what you’re studying.

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✧ take a break

Always take a break if it is getting frustrating. the breaks should be no longer than 10 minutes. When taking a break I recommend working on a subject that is easier or more interesting for you, that way you are still being productive and getting work done.

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✧ have snacks nearby

I recommend having a light snack and some water nearby, that way if you get hungry you won’t have to disturb yourself. It also can help you study better if you have more energy.

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Speak Out Loud Instead of Simply Reading

Although this may make you look a little crazy, give it a go! You will be surprised how much more you can remember when you’ve said it out loud. This really helps me a lot I don’t know why but it does! Warning: Don’t try this in a crowded library!

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✧chew gum

studies show that chewing gum can help you stay focused for longer. so choose a nice flavor and try it out!

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✧ have fun!

studying can be lots of fun. you can use cool markers and highlighters to make your study pages look really cool to look at! Always end on a good note, if you were struggling with one of your assignments, end by working on something you enjoy!

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I hope you guys all enjoyed today’s post! do you like to study? how was the video?

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i was on a movie set?!+nanowrimo

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welcome back to my corner of the web! this week has been REALLY BUSY, from swimming lessons to band to BEING ON A MOVIE SET (and being in a movie set in the 70s that was really awesome!) The business was actually kinda worth it!

Yup you heard me right I AM IN A MOVIE-well more like a documentary BUT STILL THATS REALLY COOl! It was a lot of fun being in the showbiz with my siblings! My Poppie is apart of this alpha clan thing and PBS is making a documentary about it AND HE LET US BE A PART OF IT. So we all got to dress up in RETRO CLOTHES, which I already kind of do wear!

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my brothers in the background 😛

me and my sister at the shoot^^

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me^^ oof

also I have a weird pick of me rock climbing

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it was fun but a little bit scary

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it’s already almost November and that means!? NANOWRIMO! YAY! I am pretty excited for nano and I AM PROBABLY GOIng TO OVER PLAN because last year I didn’t plan at all and everything went bad! Heh 😛

So right now I am planning out the storyline and the characters! I was thinking about writing a totally different book with a totally different genre but I decided to try something different! So here it is!

INTRODUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drumroll please* *quality drum roll*

LOUDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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I really don’t know if I will actually use this plot and book idea for nano I may write my other book Idea I AM NOT SURE YET!

So this is a very different book genre than I usually write in. I usually write dystopian, sci-fi stuff like that but I decided to make a realistic adventurous book. It’s actually kinda dystopian I guess I DONT KNOW XD I really get confused when writing books 😛

But anyways the main plot of the story is about a girl named Zinnia Raine who’s mute and yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… I had a whole cool story idea but then I realized it made no sense so THAT’S WHY I AM GOING TO PLAN IN OCTOBER SO MY BOOK MAY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WORKING OUT! 😛 I really like how the cover turned out though!

 

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September is coming to an end and there were so many amazing opportunities I had. Sure life was busy, but it was fun!