Venturing into the world of NaNoWriMo…

Hello, blogosphere! I am going to be participating in NaNoWriMo this April. I have a lot more time on my hands than I usually do because of quarantine and online schooling, instead of regular school.

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NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge that happens every April, July, and November. Participants can pledge to write short stories, poetry, a screenplay, or a novel. NaNoWriMo allows you to set a writing goal between 30 and 1,000,000 words. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to finish or make progress on a writing project while having fun and staying motivated! Last year, I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I began working on a first draft of a novel. I’m ready to continue working on my draft!

The first day of writing went well. So far, I have written 1,500 words out of my 18,000 word goal. I have a lot of writing inspiration, and I’m really excited. ❤︎

The Synopsis of my WIP ✿

Jamie Holt’s 6th-grade year has not been going the way she expected…and not in a middle-school meltdown manner. With her beloved mother’s obscure disappearance and the constant teasing of her peers, Jamie has enough on her plate. But things start to become really bizarre when she and 7th-grader Jack Prince are whisked off to a magical world: Pye Land: a land uncanny and endearing at the same time. Kamala Rivers, welcomes Jamie and Jack into her arms and gives them a mission that will change Pye Land’s future…forever. Jamie and Jack must stop the reign of the nefarious Mr. Newt, who has wreaked havoc all across Pye Land. If they don’t an evil force will soon shroud the entire universe, one planet at a time into darkness…

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What are you thoughts on writing challenges? Did you like my synopsis? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Keep On Booking,

☆ Katie K ☆

My Thoughts on Online Schooling ✣

Hello, blogosphere! It’s been quite a while since my last post…I apologize for the radio silence! I haven’t been focused on my blog, as I have been prioritizing different parts of my life.

I hope everyone is doing well. I know that there has been a lot of chaos in recent events, with the spread of COVID-19. Wherever you are in the world, I hope that you and your family is safe and healthy. Just remember to practice social-distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. ❤︎

About two weeks ago, the schools in my district closed. Schools are expected to resume in a month, but I’m imagining that it’s going to be a little bit more. Because of this, I’ve started online schooling. They call it “distance learning”.

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  • Online schooling is much less time-consuming. One of the best things about online-schooling is that I finish work a lot earlier than I would on a typical school day. I have a lot more free time that can be dedicated to other projects.
  • You can go at your own pace. Another really nice thing about online-schooling is that you can get ahead in work or take your time to understand the content. In general, I prefer to work ahead. However, a lot of times it’s nice to rewatch/reread assignments.
  • It’s less stressful. After I complete online schoolwork, I feel much less drained and stressed than I usually would after a regular school day! It’s soooo refreshing just to close my computer and be done with the workday. Not only that, but you get to sleep in!
  • Teachers only assign the most important materials. Since the school day is so long, a portion of that time is not well spent. Online school focuses in on the most important curriculum and skips unnecessary review from previous units.
  • The workload is more reasonable. Regular school days can be very mentally demanding. During the school week, homework and other assignments fill up most of my time. With online school, it’s the perfect balance.

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  • There’s no face-to-face interaction. One of the best parts about school that I often take for granted is the chance to talk to my friends. With online schooling, there are no breaks and lunch hour just to hang out. Not only that, but if I have to ask one of my teachers a question, I have to email them instead of just asking.
  • Online school is a little boring sometimes. Staying inside all day staring at a computer gets dull very quickly! Unfortunately, many parts of the world are in quarantine due to COVID-19 outbreaks, so this is our current reality.

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Have you started online schooling/working from home? What are your thoughts on quarantine? Let me know in the comments section down below.

Keep On Booking,

☆ Katie K ☆

My One Year Blogaversary // A Q&A!

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Greetings bookish friends! Hooray! It’s my one-year-blogaversary! I asked my Instagram followers to ask me questions that they would like answered, so I have complied a list of some intriguing responses I received.

There were over 50 responses (thank you so much for all of the endless support 😊) but I will only answer 15 questions! I apoligize if your question wasn’t answered, but don’t worry, there will definately be more of these in the future if it’s something you’re intrested in!

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Q1: What country are from? @bujo_kookie

A1: I’m from the United States and live in Southern California!


Q2: How old are you? @buttercupandbloom
A2: I’m a smol bujo bean at 13 years old!


Q3: What are your favorite pen/markers that you use? @zhoureflites
A3: I am obsessed with the Sakura Pigma Microns! They are THE BEST fineliners I’ve ever used!


Q4: If you were a literary character, who would you be? @lildots.bigplans
A4: I would be Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter — she has such an interesting personality!


Q5: What is your favorite and least favorite part about blogging? @avamcgovern_
A5: My favorite part is writing the blog posts and interacting with my followers! My least favorite is blog design…it’s so hard! 🤧🙌🏼


Q6: What stationary would you recommend for beginners of bujo and calligraphy? @carla.m.art
A6: The Tombow Fudenonske brush pen is an excellent “first” calligraphy pen. The crayola supertips are also an inexpensive but practical stationary tool for bujo — they come in a ton of different colors!


Q7: What’s your favorite animal, the one that you draw inspo from, how does that inspo come out in your life? @salmonstudys
A7: I love to draw bunnies! (I’m really good at it, and bunnies are just so cute!) 🥰


Q8: How do you decide themes for your bullet journal? @zaina.bullet
A8: I ask my followers what they would like to see on my Instagram stories, and do what they suggest or some variation of it.


Q9: When did you decide to start a blog and how long did it take you to make your blog? @avavanvoorst

A9: I first started blogging when I was 10 years old on a different blog called The Tweendom Kingdom. It was preety fast and easy to make that blog, and it had a pretty simple design. It took me a lot longer to design and perfect this blog! WordPress makes it fairly easy to do graphic blog design. This is a really in-depth question, so I will likely make a blog post about it soon if you want!


Q10: Do you really like books that much? Cuz same girl! @cinnajournals

A10: Asking me if I like books is like asking me if I like breathing…I need to do it to stay alive! 😂 Ok, that was pretty cheesy, but I do love books!


Q11: Do you use (habit, mood…) trackers in your monthly layouts? @vitti_notes

A11: Yes, I love using habit and mood trackers in my bujo spreads! Some months I forget to fill them out, and a lot of people in the bujo and study community don’t like them, but I often find them motivating!


Q12: What is your favorite type of blog post to write? @purelyolivia

A12: I love writing WISvsWIF blog posts (although I haven’t done one of those in quite a while) and posts about important topics! For example my earth day blog post.


Q13: Your inspiration in doing bujo? @thecpalettters

A13: I love calligraphy and doodling, and I think bujo is a great way to make working and being productive a lot more fun!


Q14: What is the hardest thing about having a blog? @margpcastbujo

A14: For me, the hardest thing about having a blog is staying on top of a consistent posting schedule! Sometimes life gets in the way of me writing a blog post when I should have, or occasionally I just plain forget!


Q15: Who are your favorite bloggers? @gracedoesblogs

A15: Ummm you? 😘 Grace you are literally such an inspiraion and a wonderful blogger! I also love Purely Olivia, The Ray of Sunshine Blog, Clara & Co, and A Purpose of Winged Dogs to name a few. But there are so many other amazing bloggers out there! Us bloggers work so hard! Kudos to all the brilliant, talented, and beautiful people who have the drive to run a blog. 😊

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What was your favorite question? Do you agree with my answers? Are you a blogger, too? Let me know in the comments section.

Keep On Booking,

☆ Katie K ☆