February 19, 2016

My Book Came In!! / Infinity Dreams Award

Guyyysss!!! A few days ago the draft of my NaNo book came in!! I had to wait 2 weeks for it, but IT'S HEEERREEEE!!

I designed the cover, but the colors are a little off. I may have not used the right color format. It's suppose to be a little more red. Like the back it goes from brown to red, but it's suppose to be dark red to a lighter red. It's sooo cool, though, to see my book that I created as an actual book! ^-^

Yeah, that's my face on the front cover (I took a selfie to test it, but it actually turned out well on the first try ;P) and I just edited the photo to make my hair red and to change the background to a forest. I may change the cover or tweak a few things later.

I hope to finish edited it and get it out on eBook in summer!


I was tagged by Anna from the fascinating world of Demigods & Unicorns for the Infinity Dreams Award! Thanks Anna! <3 (Check out her blog! It's amazing!)

The Rules...
~Use the Infinity Dreams Picture
~Thank the Blogger who tagged you
~Tell us 11 facts about yourself
~ Answer the 11 questions given to you
~ Tag 11 bloggers (and come up with 11 new questions for them)

Alright, now unto the facts.
*You probably know, but I wrote a novel and am currently editing it.
*I love cats! My family and I are breeding Ragdoll kitties as well.
*I love the bohemian look!
*Granny smith apples are my favorite.
*My favorite T.V. shows are Once Upon A Time, American Idol, and Survivor.
*I play the violin and guitar.
*I love steampunk stuff.
*I want to learn sword fighting or/and bow and arrow skills. (I mean it'll help with writing...right?)
*I was happy that flossing would be easier because of no braces...yup
*I have two wisdom teeth that will have to come out this year .-.
*This is the last fact and am happy that this is. It's really hard of thinking up interesting facts. xD

Now to answer Anna's questions:

1. Would you rather go a year without reading or a year without listening to music?
Why do you torture me so? Uuuugh, I would say a year without music even though it pains me to think about that.

2. Would you rather have really short hair or really long hair?
Hmm, I love both! I even want to try a pixie cut someday...maybe...but I really love long hair because then you can braid it and do more things with it. So long hair it is.

3. If you had to live in a fictional world, which fictional world would you choose and 
Camp Halfblood and all those places from Percy Jackson!! Well, that's not a world...but still. xD The camp sounds so fun and the pegasus and sword fighting and bows. Plus CTF sounds fun, 'cause you get to use real weapons and the missions sound scary, but fun and adventurous.

4. Do you like December or July best?
December, because I love snow and my birthday is in December and also Christmas and yaaassss...

5. What's your current favorite song?

I LOVE MUSIIICCC. My brothers just showed me some new Christian songs that are realllyyy catchy. Here are two: 
Mine - Hollyn & Believer - Capital Kings 

6. What is the longest you've ever gone without sleep?
The only time I can think of that was the longest was when my youth group held a Lock-In. Basically we stay up all night playing games, and doing other fun activities, and worship, and breakfast. So, I've stayed up for around 24 hrs. 

7. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
Blood Red (Yes, I added an adjective because just "red" is boring. xD)

8. Chocolate or Vanilla?

9. What's your favorite quote? (It can be from the Bible, from a book, a movie, a 
song, anything.)

I have a lot of favorite quotes. Especially since I post quotes for the week. Well, like I said in the last post, my recent favorite verse is: Who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? ~ Esther 4:14

10. What's the last book you read?
Champion from the Legend trilogy. THE ENDING. OMW. THE FEELZ. Right now, though, I'm reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's the book form of the movie, which is AWESOME. IF YOU LOVE STAR WARS YOU WILL LOVE IT. WAIT, IF YOU DON'T LIKE STAR WARS, YOU WILL LOVE IT AFTER THAT MOVIE, BUT MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE MOVIES IN ORDER, DON'T WORRY, IT'S WORTH IT!!!! ;P

11.  What is one movie you hate? (And what made you detest it so?)
Both Percy Jackson movies. UGH, SO TERRIBLE. It's not like the books at all! And they are boring. Plus, in the movie they are 16, but in the books they're 12 then 13! And Annabeth is a brunette in the movie....She's suppose to be a blonde. I could go on, but you get the gist.  
That was fun! Now it's my turn to give out questions:
1. Plastic or glass cups?
2. What book would you want in movie form (and it'd actually follow the book and be amazing)?
3.Would you rather use a melee weapon (sword/up close fighting weapon) or range weapon?
4. Do you want to become famous?
5. What do you feel when you see your name in a book? [Or what would you feel (if you haven't read a book with your name in it)?]
6. What was one book you had to stop because it was soooo boring or hard to understand?
7. What have you done that was so embarrassing you wished you could hide or press a reset button?
8. Would you rather have super long finger nails or super long eyebrow hair?
9. What was something you became soooo excited for?
10. Top 3 favorite hobbies?
11. Can you type a sentence with your eyes closed?

And I tag anyone who wants to do this!! Have fun!!


  1. I can definitely say that archery is a good skill for writing, my knowledge on that point has come in handy several times. :) I know some basics of sword fighting, but I'd love to learn more!
    I play guitar too! And I really want to learn violin.
    Love all the answers to the questions, Joy! :)

    1. Awesome, it sounds fun as well! :D
      Cool! Yeah, I've had violin for about a 1 1/2 years and it's a tough instrument to master. I'm still practicing the basics! xD
      Thanks Jane!!

  2. Oh my goodness, that is so cool. That cover is gorgeous, well done!

    Lauren | Pretty Things & Polka Dots

  3. Congrats Joy!!!

    Simple Sentiments

  4. Your own book! that is just so cool!

    1. Thanks Clare!! I still feel excited about it! :D

  5. Darn, I just tagged you to do this tag too! :D


  6. haha! I also tagged you to do this tag too!
    feel free to do it or not! ;)

  7. WOW I am so impressed you were able to complete NaNoWriMo. I have designed book covers on there a few times, but never had the courage to try and write a book. Congrats!!!

    Ava, http://landofquiet.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks Ava! Ooh, that's cool! :) You should if you like writing! It's hard sometimes, but it pays off! :D