Daily Dose of Midnight (December 16, 2016 )

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Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today I will be catching you up on everything in my new segment called, “Daily Dose of Midnight” or “DDOM”! Every couple of days, I will do this. This will not be daily! It’s just rants or life updates every now and then.

So, I kinda won NaNoWriMo… I was so full of emotion when I saw that I hit 50,000. Since then, I’ve pretty much abandoned my writing set up and completely become a pile of boredom. So, hopefully getting back into blogging will give me something to do. Anyways, I have began publishing my book on Wattpad and it is doing well. I have reached 100 reads since I published it on December 4. Hopefully by New Years, the reads will be rolling in. Also, I will be posting my NaNoWriMo experience in a little while.

Also, I am officially on Christmas break from school. Thank goodness! School has been very stressing lately and getting a whole two weeks out is just a huge weight lifted. This will also give me time to focus on my blog and editing Treasured Memories. 

Lastly, there will be a large focus on my blog if I haven’t mentioned that previously. There will be a plethora of posts rolling. I have so much to say and I think this is a perfect way. I have many posts going through my head at the moment so be prepared for that.

If you are reading this, spread the word. I need alot of traffic here. Whats the point of putting out content if there is nobody to read it? I want to get known around these parts in the blogging world and I can’t do it without you guys. 

That’s all for today for DDOM! I hope that you guys are excited for whats in store for this blog. Don’t forget to like this post and comment what you liked! We-R-All-Misfits!

~midnightmisft~

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NaNoWriMo 2016 and Treasured Memories

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Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! It feels like its been years!
This year, I decided to parcipate in NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I’ll tell you. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It challenges writers to write a 50,000 words book throughout the month of November. The daily word count for every day is 1,667 words. If you stick to writing that many words everyday, you are garunteed to reach the 50,000 words at the end of the month.

So the month will be coming to an end in 5 days and I’m actually on track. I’ll insert a picture of my graph so far.

Yesterday, I hit 40,000 words and it felt so good. As, you can see, my graph is pretty weird. Some days, I just did not want to write and that is why it looks the way it looks. I started off the month really bad but I eventually caught up. Then, there were two days that I didn’t even want to write at all and it literally took me a week to catch up. Now, I am actually on track and I plan to keep it that way for the rest of the month.
So, on to the book that I am writing…

The book that I am writing is called Treasured Memories for now. I don’t know if  will change it or keep it. So, the main character’s name is Avery. She began her summer on the wrong foot when she was told that she has a brain tumor in the temporal lobe of her brain. If you didn’t know, the temporal lobe(according to the internet) is in charge of memory and other senses like hearing, sight, and speech. She is distraight that there might be a chance that she could lose most of her memory, so she begins a routine to journal all of her memories before her epic surgery. She must confront all of her emotions when it comes to her good and bad memories. Throughout the book, you’ll probaby laugh at her, pity her, or even cry with her. 

I decided to use some of my own memories. Some will be completely made up though. I really like this idea for this book because it isn’t the normal teen fiction/ya book that you read on Wattpad. I don’t want to make it cliche with all of the bad boys, love triangles, or a character with a horrible life in genral. Just because she has bad memories, that doesn’t mean that the book will be sad or full of sorrow. There are many memories within the book that will make you happy, and that’s exactly what I’m going for.

Cover for the book

Here is the cover that I came up with. I have been really into the minamalist book covers and  really like how this one came out. 

If you would like to read my book, the official release date for Wattpad will be coming soon. I hope that you guys will be amped to read it and wish me luck for the rest of NaNoWriMo.

~midnight_misfit~

10 Ways to have a Successful School Year

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Hi guys! This is one of my posts for my back to school blog posts! I hope that I can continue having enough time to post blog posts since my freshman year is going to begin in a couple days. I hope that you guys find these tips useful and apply some of them to your routine this school year.

1. Go in confident

On the first day of school, you should go in with your head held high and confident that this year will be a good year. If you aren’t confident in yourself, your grades will definetely show it. You have to assure yourself that the year will be great. Every year, I do this and I always end with satisfaction.

2. Set Alarms

I set so many alarms for myself throughout the day. This helps me to stay focused and not get sidetracked. I always set an alarm at night for a certain time so that I can have enough sleep to be replenished and not tired the next day at school.

3. Write everything down

Until now, my school has always given us agendas. Now that I am in high school, I no longer have a way to write down all of my assignments that need to be done for homework. This is where a planner comes in handy. Well, you can actually use anything as long as you record what needs to be done so that you don’t forget.

4. Be Prepared

Always be prepared for class. Always have multiple pencils, tons of paper, and anything else that that class requires. Some teachers wil not help you out if you show up to class without the needed supplies. If you don’t have the supplies, it never hurts to ask your neighbor if you can borrow a pencil or a piece of paper.

5. Take plenty of notes

For some people, taking notes is a hassle. In eighth grade, all we did was take notes. I learned how to use shorthand and it made it alot easier. Even if your teacher does not instruct you to write it down, if you think it is important, write it down anyways.

6. Eliminate Distractions

Televisions, phones, tablets, and laptops are all distractions that can keep you away from your work. That one notification can turn into the ultimate distraction that will prolong those 5 questions from taking 10 minutes to taking 20 minutes. Last year, I let my technology stop me from doing my work and my grades suffered horribly. Try to limit yourself.

7. Go to school

What is so hard about waking up early and throwing on clothes so that you can get an education?! Just go. Attending school is a big way to be successful this year. You have to go to school in order to actually get somewhere in life. Last year, I missed 4 days of school and then we had a week long break from school. As soon as we returned from school, they gave out midterms. My grades dropped so low, I nearly got grounded. Being at school really pays off because when I got back to school, I was clueless. Just go to school.

8. Pay Attention

This was a huge struggle for me. You always have that one class that you just don’t pay attention in. Unlucky for me, that class was one of my honors classes. I ended up failing almost every test that came my way in that class. Paying attention is a big thing because if not, you’ll be just as lost as I was. Try to find a way to make the class interesting. I know that in order for myself to concentrate, I used think of ways I would actually use the curriculum in real life. This helps a bunch.

9. Get Plenty of Sleep

I know, I know. During summer, 2 o’clock in the morning is your bedtime. Trust me, it was mine. A way that I got back in schedule of going to sleep for school, a week before school, I start trying to go to sleep at a certain time so that when school starts, it will feel like a routine. Guys, sleep is so important. I had a honors class as my first period and I slept so much in that class. I would wake up, and the lesson would be over. Getting sleep for school is vital that is why getting on schedule will definetely help.

10. Enjoy Yourself

School shouldn’t feel like a full time job. You should enjoy it while you still can because when adulthood hits, it hits hard. School isn’t just to learn, it is to interact with others and make lifelong friendships. Try to enjoy yourself and not sulk in your own despair and school will be fun for you!

I hope that you guys enjoyed this list and if you have any tips to add, just comment them. I hope school will be fun for you guys because I will be trying to make the most of my freshman year!

~midnightmisfit~

How It All Started

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Hi guys! This post is all about how I got into writing and I have been wanting to do a post like this for ages. Sorry, I am horrible with schedules because I was supposed to post Sunday and today is Wednesday. Anyways, on to the post.
Most writers always claim that they have been writing since they knew how to write. For the longest, I have always written, just not noticing it. It started in kindergarten. For some reason, my teachers thought that I was good enough to enter my writing in a contest at school. All that I remeber is getting on stage and reading a completely made up story of how my family and I enjoyed a day at the beach. (Don’t tell my teachers that I made it up). I’m guessing that I did pretty good because at the end of that school year, my teachers predicted what every student would be when they grew up and they gave me a certificate that said “Wonderful Writer”. Remember, that was kindergarten.

As I progressed through elementary school, I excelled with all of my classes. In first grade, I was awarded an award for getting the most points by reading books and taking tests on the books. This was out of my whole class. In second grade, we had to write a story and I wrote a story about a girl named Princess Green. Her mom was Queen Yellow and her dad was King Blue. I’m guessing that it was the best one because my teacher hung my story on the wall and nobody elses. In third grade, we were assigned to write a St. Patricks Day story and among all of the other students, my teacher read mine to the class. During all of those years, I got the same award that I had gotten in first grade and made good scores on state standarized tests when it came to reading and writing. Same thing in fourth and fifth grade.

Once I got to middle school, I wanted to be an optometrist. Why? I can’t even tell you myself.In sixth grade though, my teacher saw my writing and entered me into a writing competition. It was the first time that I thought my writing actually mattered. We took a bus to another city in our state and I was literally shaking. I looked around and saw all of my competitors that looked like a bunch of nerds. How could a girl like me win amongst all of these people? I was taken into a room along with the rest of the writers in the competition and they handed us paper, pencil, and a prompt. I can’t really remember the prompt that they gave us or what I wrote about. I can just remember me trembling as I walked on stage for awards. The people had judged our writing and I just knew that I wasn’t going to win. 

“In third place,such and such.” the announcer said. It wasn’t my name.

“In second place.. insert my name here.” the announcer said.

I don’t even remember who got first place. All that I remember is me not being able to contain myself after they handed me the red, second place trophy.

After that moment, I told myself that I needed to be a writer. You are probably thinking that I let one second place trophy boost my confidence and I will tell you that it did. I knew that this was my calling.

Oddly enough, my teacher in seventh grade signed me up for the contest the next year. This time, I was here to take home the first place trophy. And sure enough, I won first place. By the way, I won first place in eighth grade too.

After those huge wins, I definetely wanted to devote my life to writing. Now, as you may know, you have to be really good to be a successful writer. I am from a small town in the South, so winning those awards may not measure how good I am as a writer. I did change my mind from being a creative writer to being a print and/or broadcast journalist because that may be a more solid income. Also, I love engaging in matters of today while also distributing my findings to the people behind their tvs, computer screens, and phones.

Now that I am in ninth grade, I know that I need to work hard to become successful when I get older. Hopefully, I can have all of these accomplishments to back me up and when I become rich and famous, I can always credit my kindergaten teachers for getting me started.
~midnightmisfit~

Words of Positivity(I think)

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Hi guys! So today I just felt like sharing some words with you guys today and also just writing some positive ords so that when I feel down, I can always refer to posts like this. I’m trying this new blogging schedule so just hang in there with me.

I hope these words help you and this is what I came up with:
Think of everyday as a new sheet of notebook paper. Still attached to the notebook, clean, and untouched. Everyday, you begin fresh. Sometimes in a notebook though, the previus page’s words are imprinted onto the next page. Yes, what happened yesterday can impact your new day, but in the notebook, we always write over those imprints and keep going. That’s how you should treat everyday. Of course, yesterday an haunt you but you just have to get over it and keep moving.

I hope you guys like and have a great day!

~midnightmisfit~

Posting Schedule

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Hello! So, I haven’t posted in a while and I just decided to let you guys know that I will try to have a posting schedule. I’m thinking that I should post every Sunday since that is the day that I don’t do much. So, I will try to have a post up by this Sunday. Have a great day!

New Book Read- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

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Hi guys!

Today, I got the first book to a new Rick Riordan series. The book came out last year but the second one hasn’t come out yet. I thought that I might as well read the first one before the second one comes out. So, why not?

The book is called The Sword of Summer. It is part of the series called Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

From what I know, Asgard is the home of Thor. I mean, who hasn’t watched Thor or The Avengers?! The guy on the front of the book(I’m gussing this is Magnus Chase) kind of favors the guy who plays Thor in the Marvel movies. Also,  from the summary on the book, Magnus Chase is a homeless teen on the streets of Boston and some guy is looking for him. Norse hstory and Magnus’ birthright somehow come into the mix and in the end Magnus is probaly going to have to save the city of Boston.

Demigod in the making, right???

The front cover is pretty cool too. There is a bare tree under the night stars that is illuminated by a sword that Magnus has hovering over his hand. Also, there is this gargantuan, blue cat in front of it all. That is probably the best description I can give you since I’m trying to work on the way I describe things.

Anyway, that is basically all I can tell you at the moment since I am going to begin the book soon. Maybe I wll blog my way through the book but I don’t want to spoil the book for those who haven’t read it yet.

Maybe just maybe.

Alrighty, folks! (I can’t believe I just said that) That is all for today’s blog post! Be expecting an update on how my book is doing in the Target contest(refer to my post on it). Hopefully I can build up reads and get chosen to be in th top 10 for the anthology.

See ya!

˜midnightmifit˜