Happy Birthday, Aanya!!

Hey warriors! Today’s post is a little unique because it’s a birthday poem written by several other bloggers and I wrote for a special blogger! We may be a little late, but only because we wanted it to be as good as possible! Aanya is a ton of fun to talk to and she’s really sweet! Check out her blog here and give her a follow! Now… let’s dive in!

A snowy owl enters the room with an envelope in its beak,

A regal seal with Hogwarts name keeping the secrets within.

She picks up the envelope and lets out a joyful shriek,

“I’ve wondered for years, ‘when will my wizardly studies begin?’”

A wonderful present starts a wonderful day

Chock full of shopping for wands, books, and robes.

She readies herself without delay.

Her cheerful voice speaks, “I could explode!”

With a party and cake, shopping and gifts

It’s everything a girl could ever want

Aanya exclaims “This will be epic!”

She analyzes the letter from words to font

First comes a visit from family and friends

A party with cool  gifts and sweet notes

She hopes it won’t ever end

Then comes dessert; ice cream wins the vote

Next comes a visit to the wizarding world

To buy all the supplies for a Hogwarts year

And awe at the wands, cauldrons and bottles

She meets a few students who ease all fear.

She just can’t stop thinking and dreaming

Of this year she has ahead

The hopeful future has her beaming 

And I hope nothing can diminish this joy or make her upset.

This poem was primarily written by Anna, Liz, Rayna, Diamond, and I, though all the ZCC was behind the idea.

Happy belated birthday, Aanya! I hope you enjoy this year! We love you! – ZCC


(SURPRISE TUESDAY POST) Some Exciting Announcements and Ideas

Hey warriors! I am back again (after far too long… so sorry about that! Life is crazy sometimes.) and I have some news for you all! From writing progress to big posting projects, a lot of exciting things are happening. Let’s dive in!

Exciting Announcement #1

The first announcement is that What Matters Most is back! I’m diving into edits again and so excited to be doing so. If things go smoothly, I’ll be ready to publish it next year. However, I’m also entering a new school year and hoping to be a better student, so as much as I’d like to be able to have it done sooner than later, I’m not making promises about when I’ll have it done. I also have a new project in the works, although I won’t be saying more about that yet. I’m still working on sorting out a plan for my writing.

Exciting Announcement #2

Even more exciting than that: I’m launching a new series about creating your dream blog, with all the things I’ve learned over time. It will most definitely be over here on Words, but it may also be on Living the Blogging Life at some point. It’s still in the works, but the series will guide you from idea to launch, featuring everything you need to know to make it solid, enjoyable, and consistent. So many bloggers struggle with gaining an audience, writing consistently, finding post ideas, getting response, and being unique. This post series will pull together what I’ve learned and some of Living the Blogging Life’s best posts. They’re amazing and I recommend every blogger follow them. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to work with them on this, although I have no definite times in mind for even my posts yet. Still, I’d love to help you all build your dream platforms!

Exciting Announcement #3

This announcement is the one I’m most excited about because it is HUGE. I’m going to be posting every day from October 25th-November 30th. Why? Because I’m going to be helping you all through Preptober and NaNoWriMo! I have the posts outlined already and I’m so excited for you guys to see them! They’ll feature tips on writing, planning tips, weekly writing check-ins so we can support each other, and so much more! I can’t wait to share all my surprises with you! But because I’m doing NaNoWriMo posting, I will not be doing Blogmas. I will return to my usual schedule or an adjusted schedule during December. And for the sweet people who are concerned that I’ll burn myself out, you guys are amazing but don’t worry! Most of the posts will be shorter, not only for my sake but because you just don’t have much time when you need to write 50,000 words in a month! I already have them planned for that reason, too. If things go well, I’ll have most of the posts already written and scheduled by the time NaNoWriMo comes around. NaNoWriMo will be amazing this year, if I can help it!

Post Ideas! (Vote in the Comments Below)

Since I’m just coming back, I have a lot of partially written posts in my drafts. These are just a few. Which ones would you like to read first?

  • Do Hard Thing Book Review
  • The Star That Always Stays Book Review
  • What I’ve Learned From Reading the Bible
  • A Limited Teen’s Guide to Limited Time
  • A Collab (Not yet in the works)
  • Snapshot: My Best and Worst Characters (+ What I’ve Learned)
  • A What Matters Most Snippet
  • A What Matters Most Deleted Scene
  • A What Matters Most Alternate Perspective Scene
  • How I Write: Song Writing
  • How Writing Has Grown Me As A Person
  • How I Write: Book Reviews
  • How I Write: Plotting
  • The Pros and Cons of Writing in Multiple Genres
  • How to Conquer Writer’s Block (Snippet From My Writing Book)
  • Random Post: Recipes for Busy Writers (and Readers!)

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I will post again tomorrow, but after that I’ll return to my usual schedule of every Friday and every other Wednesday. What are you most excited for? What posts do you want to read? What other posts would you love to read? Let me know in the comments!