The Weekly Hufflepuff #12

This week was crazy: the new term started, NaNo wasn’t going well, wasn’t going well, and then Friday happened (I don’t think I have to elaborate on that). But let’s talk about books first, because books make us (usually) happy.

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  • I finished Magnus Chase. I really enjoyed it, but I’ll talk more about it in my review (which I hope to write soon)
  • I STARTED WINTER. I’m not that far yet (at all), but so far so good. I DON’T WANT IT TO END THOUGH

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Last week I wrote 15.507 words, this week… 4195. It isn’t that bad, but compared to last week, and how motivated I was… Well, I’m disappointed. Most of those words were written on Tuesday, so I could’ve written so much more if I had written that same amount every day. Except Tuesday was the only day I felt really motivated.

I don’t really know what happened on Monday, but suddenly something switched inside of me and I didn’t feel okay. At all. Things went a bit better on Tuesday (thus the word count), but then while writing, the switch turned again, and it didn’t turn off or however I’m supposed to describe it, until Thursday. I just felt empty and depressed (don’t worry though, I’m really fine now). I didn’t even go to school on Thursday (not wanting to go to school for reasons like that hasn’t happened in a while now, especially not at this school as I’m actually having fun). Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I was going to tell you guys this, but then I thought: ‘why the hell not?’ There’s nothing to be ashamed about.

So that’s why I didn’t write as much as I liked, but I’ll try to find a snippet to share with you guys like last week.

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I hope that if you’re participating in NaNo that you’re doing better than I am!

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The new term started this week, and so far it really does seem to be less busy than last term. I hope it stays that way haha. ALSO. While I don’t have every Wednesday off anymore (it’s every other week now), we do have Thursdays off (not officially, Thursday’s class has been moved to Tuesday) which obviously I’m really happy with. We have to do quite a bit of reading every week for Friday, so now I can do that on Thursday!

Speaking of the new term, it also means new teachers. I haven’t met all of them yet, but I really like the teacher for ‘news portal’ (where we make our own news website) and ‘news item’ (where we learn how to write news items). She’s really funny (dry humour plus sarcasm) and relaxed

Like I said, I wasn’t doing so well mentally, but really: don’t worry! I’m fine now

To make me feel better my mom took me shopping this week, so naturally that meant a trip to the bookstore. WINTER HELL YESSSSS. I also got Shadow and Bone since I’ve wanted to read that for years, but for some reason never did. We also went to Popcult, which is well on it’s way to become a Dutch Hot Topic. I really want to write a Blogsterdam post about it this month! We ended the day at Subway, where I had a delicious chicken teriyaki sandwich *almost literally drools at the memory*

Yesterday was a lot of fun: one of my
friends from secondary school came
over. We talked a lot (we hadn’t seen each other in weeks, and some things just can’t be talkedabout through What’s App) and we are finally caught up on Pretty Little Liars. GUYS WHY WERE PEOPLE SO DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE 6A FINALE?! I LOVED IT. The end was a bit abrupt, BUT OH MY GOD THAT PLOT TWIST.

FRANCESCA ZAPPIA, AUTHOR OF MADE YOU UP, FAVOURITED MY TWEET, RETWEETED MY TWEET, AND RESPONDED TO MY TWEET. THEN I RESPONDED TO HER (AFTER CALMING DOWN) AND SHE FAVOURITED THAT TWEET TOO. SHE ALSO LIKED MY PHOTO ON INSTAGRAM AND REPOSTED IT

LOOOOOOOOK *eternal flailing*

Today I will bake a pie/cake/thing. My mom thinks I might like this kind of pie/cake, so we’ll see. I like baking though, so whether I like the taste of it or not doesn’t matter. I used to bake apple pie a lot as a kid, but I never ate it haha.

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And that was this week. I’m glad mine ended with a fun night with my friend, but I know a lot of people are hurting right now, not just in Paris. Everyone who’s lost someone or has gone through one of the horrible events of Friday is in my thoughts. I hope that all of you reading this had a good week ❤

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25 thoughts on “The Weekly Hufflepuff #12

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my post! I’m glad you liked it so much :)
    Don’t be too hard on yourself about NaNoWriMo – I’m not even trying to participate this year. Also, I love all of the little snippets you’re sharing, so clearly what you’re writing is fantastic, no matter how big or small the daily word count.
    Aaaand congratulations on your author notice! I have yet to read Made You Up but I want to get to it very, very soon – it sounds fantastic! (and your cosplay for the cover was amazing as well)

  2. I hope you’re feeling better now, and if you’re having some hard times, I’m here to talk <3
    Don't worry about NaNo, I think you're doing great and I'm loving all the snippets you shared so far! :D the important is to write, and I hope you'll continue to do so :D

  3. NaNoWriMo is not going well for me. I’ve written like four thousand something words only. I don’t have enough time…
    But luckily, I don’t get writer’s block because my novel is an allegory of Islamophobia. So with the crazy terrorist attacks (PEACE FOR PARIS, guys) I have something to frame my words around all the time.

    • Ah not having enough time sucks :( At least it’s not down to writer’s block though! Imagine having not enough time AND writer’s block at the same time. Every writer’s nightmare haha. Oh that sounds interesting! Good luck :)

  4. Totally know what you mean about NaNo – I feel like last week I was off to a flying start and now all motivation has left me. Hope you get your motivation back soon and smash a great word count this week :)

  5. MAGNUS WAS AMAZINGGGG! AND OMG WINTER!!! I ordered it but it hasn’t come yet… *hyperventilates*
    So you didn’t do as well on NaNo as you’d hoped. But hey, it’s just a goal! You’re not writing for everyone else, you’re writing for those characters and more importantly, you!
    -Amy

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