Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mid-April Update

I hope all of you doing the A-Z challenge have been having a blast with it! I can't believe it's already halfway through April. I haven't been blogging because all of my free time has been going to frantically writing Rising Book 2. I'm almost halfway done--I have about a chapter and three-fourths left to the halfway point. I think this will probably be my longest novel yet, considering I have 69,154 words already. There's just so much more story to tell and tie up in this one than the first one.

I've also been prepping for my daughter's birthday party, which is today. Her birthday was a couple of weeks ago, but today was the first day we had free to do it. She wanted a Yoshi cake from Mario Brothers, and let me tell you, that thing was hard to make. O_o I had made the head out of rice crispy treats, but it fell apart (slooooowly) after I attached the head to the body, so then I had to remake the head smaller. Plus, I was pretty much out of frosting at that point, which meant I had to steal some from around the body. Yeah. Definitely not my best cake ever, but it's together and it's edible, darn it.

Here is the end result:



I also had my next Taekwondo belt test this past week--I don't have the results for that yet. So. Yes. April has been busy.

I hope you all are having a wonderful month and that you have a fantastic day!! I need to go do final prep for a birthday party...

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  1. It looks great. Well done on fixing it. Att least once the teeth are done with it their stomachs will never know the difference.

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    1. LOL, true! As soon as I started hacking into it with a knife, it didn't really matter what it looked like. ;) Thanks. :D

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  2. You're doing wonderfully with Rising 2! Keep going! Yoshi looks fabulous too. He looks a bit like a Buddha Yoshi. *LOL* Hope you're having a great time with your daughter's party.

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    1. Thanks! I'm trying to plow through as much as possible. At least writing the flashbacks for the story has given me a mental break from the main part of the story, but now that I'm back to that, I'm like 'now, where was I? Ohhh right.' I just have to not get caught up in reading what I've written and picking at it. ;)

      LOL!! He does look rather like a Buddha Yoshi. :D

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  3. That looks like a delicious cake to me! Sounds like Rising 2 is going wonderfully! I am getting more excited about it all the time. It's funny because I've read a lot of books and they don't always stick, but the story that you wove has stuck with me and I'm definitely gonna re-read it. :)

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    1. Thanks! It was, at least, tasty. :D

      I'm so, so happy that Rising 1 made an impact on you. I love reading the books that stick with you, and I'm thrilled that Rising is one of those for you. :D I will be SO EXCITED when Book 2 is written.

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  4. What a cute cake! It looks hard to make.

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