Hello all and welcome to the wrap-up for the week ending 9/2/18!
It’s hard to believe that I was in Sydney on Monday. The weekend was so much fun I’m still on a high. It’s made me feel reinvigorated and motivated, which I think I have mentioned a hundred times. However, I’m trying to hold onto this feeling for as long as possible so that I can continue producing good and consistent content for this website (good would be a subjective opinion, and I’d like to think that’s what it is). It’s been so much fun so far and I can already tell that this website will act as an outlet away from work and University, taking away the stress I may or may not feel.
In other news, the websites stats are still improving! We have toppled over what they were like before the website redesign, which is fantastic and I hope that this will continue! I’ve got a tonne of content that I’ve been planning and developing while doing other work as well, and ideas keep bouncing around in my head. Knowing there are more than 200 people who have visited this website this week makes me so excited to share all of this work with you and makes creating interesting content more important to me.
Now let’s get into this wrap-up!
How did you like the mystery review? Fifth Grade Screams: The Roaming Dead by Frank Livingston and Janee’ Livingston was something a little bit different. A story about kids accepting one another for their differences… and then accepting zombies when they ‘invade’ Earth. Also, it’s an eBook, which is a medium I don’t usually read. Check it out here!
After last weekend’s AMAZING RTX Sydney adventure, I posted two blog posts that related to it. The first on Tuesday gave a summary on what I did when I was over there, which you can read about here. The other was the second instalment to my Creative writing journey series, which looks at the influence Rooster Teeth has had on my writing and confidence. You can read that here!
Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett
I plan on finishing this over the weekend. I’m about three-quarters into it and I must admit I’m enjoying the attitude of the characters and the relationship dynamics.
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
The Tomorrow series by John Marsden
Finding Nevo doesn’t look like a long read. So, if I finish CMT this weekend, I expect to have Finding Nevo done mid next week. We shall see! I’m excited about getting onto Marsden’s series. The whole time I read it, I’ll feel nostalgic!
Achievements of the week
I must say it’s pretty easy going through the week without having set any achievements! I’m pretty happy with how this week went since the only issues I faced were connectivity issues and technical difficulties on Monday. And let's not forget the record we broke with the amount of views and unique visitors TaleInferno received this week. Hurray!
I was able to get all the planned posts out and I’m starting to feel myself get into a rhythm. It’s become an enjoyable routine, so I’m hoping it continues after the start of University. The date is looming. D-Day, so to speak, is soon.
When that comes around, my achievements for the week are going to turn into quite a long list. Oh well, I hope this website will keep me on track with them so I don’t disappoint all of you!
Quotation of the week
‘She loves books, loves the way they quiver softly with the weight of the words inside them. She just wishes she had time to read them.’
--Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett
And that’s it this week!
The quotation above used to be a feeling I experienced a lot going through high school and the first couple of years of University. I found I never had the time to read, the only opportunities revealing themselves when I had to sit down and read textbooks… which just isn’t the same!
I want to make sure none of you feel that way any more. Storytelling is important for us humans and is a part of who we are. Having the ability to experience someone’s story by reading, playing, watching or listening to it is remarkable. Let us strive to ignite or reignite the story
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.