Blowing away the dust

Okay, this place accumulated way more dust than it should have. πŸ˜› So after a month of silence I think it’s time that I (attempt to) resurrect this blog. I guess I could do a tag, but I’ve done a lot of them recently so I kind of want to hold back for another post or two.

I hate it when I can’t think of anything to write about besides tags. Don’t get me wrong — you guys have given me (and shown me) some really cool ideas, but I don’t have the confidence to do them myself yet.

I’m in a phase where I’m doubting my jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none ways again.
I could have an art blog, but there are more skilled artists out there, so why bother?
I could have a writing blog, but I’m not writing anything besides a role-play that I’m already posting on a different website anyways.
I could have a book blog, but I don’t know if I’m big enough on books to manage that.
I could have an art, writing and book blog, but then I feel like I’d just come across as someone whose only purpose in life is to try to please and satisfy every single one of her peers. I lived that kind of life growing up. . . and it almost never worked out.

Anyway, I probably ought to write something, so today I’m going to give a general update on life.

  • I tried doing my second Inktober last month. . . and failed after eight days. It was a lot of fun while I was doing it, and I knew I had the ability to draw something everyday, but. . . honestly I’m not sure what happened.

*Mister Self-Doubt cackles evilly in the shadows*

  • I volunteered at a fall festival earlier this month. I tried dressing as the Scarlet Man during my free time, but the security guard didn’t want me to cover my face. So I ended up dressing up as a generic fantasy girl in a red cloak. Better than nothing, I guess. πŸ˜› (As it turns out, cloaks are actually very, very, very annoying.)
  • My sister is doing NaNoWriMo! She isn’t even a writer — she just randomly decided to do it this year! She’s a mystery. As for me, I’m not doing NaNo — I know for a fact I wouldn’t be able to keep up two thousand words a day.
    (Update: Turns out my sister bailed. It was too much for her to handle. I guess I don’t blame her. πŸ˜› )
  • I’m making slow progress on my art commissions. I’ve been taking them from Instagram as well as The Aetherlight. I’m not sure why it’s taking so long to get through them — I guess I just have low self-confidence. To the people who gave me commissions: I’m so sorry for the wait! I would appreciate some patience. I do love drawing for other people, but again, I have low self-confidence in my abilities.
  • I’m binge-reading The Chronicles of Narnia. Beforehand I had only read three-and-a-half of them years ago, so I’m getting them all done! So far I really like them. Lewis has a great writing style. I’m currently on Prince Caspian, and I’m enjoying it a lot. πŸ™‚
  • I’m binge-watching the Star Wars movies. I had watched episodes four, five and six many, many years ago (six ruined my childhood), I saw episodes seven and eight in theaters, and I checked out Rogue One from the library. But I decided this wasn’t enough to be a true Star Wars fan, so I’ve been re-watching all of them in order (mostly). The last one I finished was episode two, and the next one I’m going to watch is “Solo” because it was the only Star Wars movie I could find at the library. πŸ˜› I’m hoping to get all the existing movies finished by the time episode nine comes out in theaters.
    Enough said.
  • I started a Christmas list. I’m one of those rare people who still has long Christmas lists long after their childhood years. I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing but. . . πŸ˜›
  • The Weaver Trilogy is officially on the top of my TBR list. The more I’m hearing about this series, and the more I see people getting excited about the third book coming out, the more desperate I am to get my paws on it myself. It sounds amazing, and I wish I had the money to grab myself a copy.
    If you don’t know what I’m talking about, The Weaver Trilogy is a series by Lindsay A. Franklin. The third book is coming in May, and basically I can’t wait even though I haven’t even read either of the other books yet.
  • In fact, I think I’ll just list out my TBR list, because honestly this is the first time I’ve ever had such a long one. Thaaaaaaanks, Goodreads. πŸ˜›
    • Weaver Trilogy by Lindsay A. Franklin
    • Guts by Raina Telgemeier
    • Pretty much all of Nadine Brandes’ books
    • Lydia Green of Mulberry Glen by Millie Florence (After reading Honey Butter, I desperately need this book in my life.)
    • Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson (YAAAAAAS WINGFEATHER GENIUS)
    • Sabre Black by A.N. Parker (crossing my fingers!!!)
    • The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
    • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
    • 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons
    • Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
    • Many, many, many other books. πŸ˜›

(I just typed “Andrew Person” and it took me way too long to notice )

That’s pretty much it for now. It was a lot of fun! I would love to do something like it at the end/beginning of every month, but I don’t know how I would structure it. Did you like the bullet-point format? Is there something I could have done differently?

Cheers! ^.^

~~ Dekreel

Do Tell! What was the highlight of your month? Anything coming up that you’re excited about? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? How is it going for you?

(Photo by mohamed Abdelgaffar from Pexels. I have no affiliation with the man in the photo. But his face says everything.)

15 thoughts on “Blowing away the dust”

  1. YAY! You’re back! *Tackle-hugs you* I missed you! I tried InkTober, it went badly. I’m doing NaNo, but struggling to finish. I love your bullet points! This was such a good idea!

  2. Good to see you back!! I really like those Inktober drawings! I guess I technically failed Inktober too, but I eventually finished all 31 prompts. πŸ˜› (It’s my first official Inktober so I went ridiculously easy on myself.)
    I LOVE YOUR TBR LIST!!!! You MUST tell me how you like Goose Girl and The Ruins of Gorlan. They’re some of my favorite books; I got so excited when I saw the titles! XD
    Faaaantastic post, Dekreel! <3

  3. *hugs* Glad you’re back! πŸ˜€ Waiiiiiitttt, I know what “freeze” is from! πŸ˜‰ Your Inktober drawings are pretty good, compared to what mine would be like it I had tried it. πŸ˜› I love your TBR list! The Ranger’s Apprentice was one of my absolute favorite series ever, and I read them like three times. xD It is a remarkably looooong series. John Flanagan has been writing sort of a continuation of it that’s called The Royal Ranger series, and I’ve got that one on hold at the library currently . πŸ˜› Sorry for that pointless ramble. xD

    1. “I’m just getting a drink.” 😏
      Thanks! They were sure fun to draw.
      Yeah, I hear it’s like eleven books or something. I should get busy! πŸ˜†
      Pointless rambling is always allowed on this blog. πŸ˜‰

  4. I love this post!! Sounds like you have a bunch of fun/exciting stuff going on!!
    I definitely recommend the Weaver Trilogy, I LOVE all of Nadine Brandes’s books, 100 Days of Sunlight is super sweet and the aesthetic is adorable. <3

    Adorning the Dark, honey Butter, and A Monster Calls are all on my TBR too. ;P

    And yes, always binge-read Narnia. *fingerguns*

  5. *reads this*

    Awesome article!

    *does a double take on the reading list*




    *grins and dances a jig*

    Thank you! ^-^ That’s so very sweet of you. EEK!

    (P.S. I made a new article. :D)

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