Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A-Z Writing Challenge

   Right now I feel like someone who has just learned to swim, and is now standing on the edge of a cliff, about to jump off into deep, potentially dangerous waters. You see, I have just accepted the A-Z Writing Challenge. Though I have blogged before, I've never attempted something so daunting in my blogging endeavors, and I'm a little nervous. What if I do really badly? What if no one reads what I write? What if I'm wasting my time? But I'm trying my hardest to push those thoughts aside and do this for me. If I don't do well, who cares? Like prayer, time spent writing is never wasted.
  For the past few days, I've been reading up on the A-Z Challenge, trying to figure out a theme. I've seen themes as simple as"About Me," and as specific as "Sherlock Holmes," but even after all my research, nothing came to me. To be completely honest, when I started writing this post, I still had no idea what I was going to do. Then I started thinking (using your brain for these kinds of things usually helps). What is something that fascinates me, something that I love? What's the thing that all writers have a passion for? What can make us laugh, cry, fall in love? What can comfort us and make us feel alone? What can terrify us, and make us feel safe? There's only one thing: words.
   So that is the theme I've chosen. Don't worry, I'm not going to be posting long, pompous monologues about my passion for the many branches of linguistics. I'm simply going to spend some time reflecting on my favorite words: why I love them, what they mean to me, and how they make me feel.
   I hope to see you back here on April first! Let me know in the comments if you're doing to A-Z Challenge; I would love to check out your blog :)


Friday, March 20, 2015

A Little Bit About Myself

   It's funny how writers always get (what they think are) amazing idea for blog posts, and then when they sit down to actually write, it's like they're babies again; completely ignorant of any interesting English words. This is me right now. I wanted to wow everyone with an amazing first post, but my mind is empty of anything vaguely interesting  or intelligent. So, I think introducing myself will have to suffice for this first post.

  Hi, I'm Anna. I'm 16. I love writing. But for some reason I spend more time Pinning pictures of Tom Hiddleston than I actually spend writing. I've loved reading ever since I learned the alphabet. Fantasy is my favorite genre. Harry Potter was the first series I read by myself, and it is what inspired me to write. I'm homeschooled, and, yes, I wear pajamas all day. I have a brother and five sisters (plus one sister-in-law to be). I love music, probably because I don't have a musically-talented bone in my body. As I type this, I'm listening to a Spotify playlist entitled Upbeat/Happy Indie. Those three words actually describe me pretty well. I'm a ballet dancer. I have a passion for classy clothing, but I spend most of my time in sweatpants. I spend too much of my time worrying about fictional people. I have the best friends in the world. I want to be in Ireland right now. I like snowy days that allow me to sit by the fireplace and read. I like rainy days that allow me to curl up by the window and  read. I like sunny days that allow me to climb up into my tree and read. I already have my wedding planned. I love hugs and laughing until my stomach hurts. Jesus is the most important part of my life. He is my best friend. I love Him a lot.
 I started this blog because I want to share Jesus's never-ending love with everyone I can. I want to spread joy and light and hope and positivity. I want to share my stories and experiences.
  I hope you'll stick along through my many random, sporadic, joy-filled posts.