Hello and welcome to ASOACD (A Sun on a Cloudy Day)! A blog devoted to writing, reading, photography, and everything fun and happy! I’m Rose the owner of this little corner of the internet. I’m a homeschooled Christian teen who loves to play softball, read, write, photograph, and be outside. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by and hope you stay to enjoy! 🙂 Bye!
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What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?
I love getting to celebrate the birth of Jesus as well as getting to give gifts to all my family and friends.
What’s your favorite Christmas memory?
I don’t know if I have a “favorite” Christmas memory, but every year I love getting to run down the stairs on Christmas morning with my brother or being really annoying and jumping on my parent’s bed to get them up. 😛
Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
Every year for Christmas we have to watch Elf because it’s one of the best Christmas movies ever. We also every Christmas day go to my grandparents house and celebrate it with them and my uncle.
What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
That everyone has a wonderful Christmas. This year I’m getting to go to a packing facility for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) which packs boxes for kids who are in need, and I’m really excited to get to go because I’m getting to send gifts to kids who don’t get gifts and I hope this Christmas everyone remembers how fortunate they are to have a house, clothes, water, and necessities because those kids might not have those.
What’s your favorite Christmas dish?
Anything with sugar or mashed potatoes.. yum!
What’s your favorite Christmas decoration?
Our Christmas tree it looks so pretty!
What’s your favorite Christmas song?
I like Away In a Manger and Silent Night but really I love al Christmas songs.
Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
At my grandparents house.
What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
It means giving to those who may not have as much or just spreading happiness. This year my friend M and I want to bake cookies for our entire neighborhood which is a lot of cookies and I’ll think that’ll be fun. I also went caroling yesterday with my youth group and it was so fun to see all the people look so happy when we sang. So I think “Christmas Spirit” is giving and spreading happiness to those who may not have as much as us.
Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?
Family.. and Jesus! 🙂 ❤
ANYONE because we’re spreading that Christmas cheer. 😉 Have a wonderful day everyone!
Hello everyone!! 🙂 Just recently me and my friend went down to the pond near my house and took some pictures during sunset they turned super awesome. So I thought I’d share them with you guys.
My friend we shall refer to her as M.. she is literally the most photogenic person ever.
This was my sad attempt at a heart… 😛
I also took a few pictures of the lake which turned out fabulous if I do say so myself.
Woo hoo! It’s finally December which means tons of super awesome Christmas posts! Yay! I am the biggest Christmas fan ever and I cannot wait to show y’all some Christmas crafts, stories, photos, and much much more! Be sure to check back for some fun Christmas-y goodness soon. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.
One of the best times of the year is Thanksgiving getting to visit friends and family as well as eating super yummy food! Today I’ll be heading to my grandparents house to eat food and watch football most likely… very typical. Anyway I saw over on Enni’s blog Hooves and Pens that she did told everyone to do a 5 minute Thankfulness Challenge which I changed to the 3 minute Thankfulness Challenge! and I thought it was a a super fun idea and that I would do it as well. Anyway let’s get started…
Just remember this Thanksgiving and this holiday season to remember to glorify Him in everything we do, say, and think. 🙂 Also be prepared for tons of holiday posts coming up because I’m a huge Christmas nut and could probably be classified as an elf… 😛
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How I Got Started
I’ve had a few other blogs before this one. I at one point had a personal blog called A Geek and Her Books which was then changed to the Mystical Land of Fantasy Writing and then to the Southern Library. Finally, I had said this wasn’t working my content was not quality, my theme was not beautiful. I decided to just start over so I did here. After a few weeks of playing around with some themes, I settled with this one and here I am now with 31 amazing followers. 🙂
1. It doesn’t matter what the follower count is
When I first started blogging, I was so concerned with how other people would get hundreds of followers in months. I was so concerned at why my blog wasn’t doing that I forgot that it was for fun and to share my love of things with others. So whenever you look at that follower count remember that even those 5 followers or 15 followers are following because they loved your content. Now if its been 3 months and you’ve only gained a couple followers you may want to re-evalute your blog and ask yourself what you could do better or why you think you don’t have as many followers. 😉
2. Be YOU!
I cannot stress this enough. Be YOU! In your blog don’t try to copy someone else’s way of blogging because that’s what gets followers. Be yourself on your blog and have a unique blogging voice this is what makes other blogs exciting seeing the way they blog and use their blogging voice. This doesn’t mean if you say a nice format of a post or something that you can’t go and ask the owner if you can try it on your blog. Just make sure your blog has unique touches that make it stand out. 🙂
Alrighty you’re probably thinking, you’ve already done this post. Well my friends, no… that was “unofficial”. I’ve been planning for about the past week and now have a semi-solid plot and some pretty cool characters. Without further ado.. I give you ….
The Voyages of the Emerald Skull!!
*the maybe title of my novel
I’m super excited for this NaNo, because I’ve actually planned and sorta have something ready. 😛 Anyway time to meet my characters.
Asha Rose Maria *no last name*
wants to get her way
always up for adventure
doesn’t think very much
This is my MC she’s really an adventurous girl but has never actually been outside the castle walls, so doesn’t understand a lot.
acts like she doesn’t care but deep down really does
has a soft spot for kids
captain of the Emerald Skull
This is maybe another MC. I’m thinking of switching between 2 different view points. She’s such a fun character to write, super rebellious and wants to get revenge on Evelyn for what she did to her parents. :O
will not leave survivors
has a really sad backstory
She is literally the best character ever. She’s my antagonist which I’ve never written and actually good antagonist before so hopefully she’ll be good. 🙂
Asha is a 15 year old princess with high hopes of exploring the great big world one day. One problem her mother is set on her being married before her 16th birthday and she’s never even been let outside of the castle walls. One day she’s had enough and stows aboard the Emerald Skull a ship with a crew of rag-tag pirates. All seems well until the ship is ransacked by a fellow pirate Cap. Evelyn who captures a crew mate now Asha will have to brave the seas with her newly found crew to save the the crew and the world.
I’m really bad excerpt’s and synospis’s.. so I’m sorry. 😛
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For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite.
Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken — Seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good — powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save their family, Fablehaven, and perhaps even the world, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.
This book was absolutely amazing, the authors writing style makes the book feel so alive and while reading it you wish you could actually visit Fablehaven. The characters were so vivid and realistic. Kendra was such a sweet character who grew so much throughout the book. Seth reminded me of my brother so much. Lena is one of my favorite characters she was so sweet and caring. The book always had an element of mystery to it, they’re were always unexpected turns and questions to be answered.
I really don’t have any negatives to this book, except the ending after the final battle was a little short. I would’ve liked to have a little more convo about what happened.
Overall definitely a 5 star book, ranks up there with Harry Potter and Keeper of the Lost Cities. 🙂
*I haven’t posted my first 2 entries because they were very last minute and I didn’t have time to turn them into actually posts.
I’m on Team Rose, we’re currently in second place!! Woo! 😀 Let’s go! Now onto the story.
The path that leads up to Grandma’s house is magical. The 98 steps you have to climb to get to the top is an adventure to say the least.
As you walk up the exotic flowers surround you with different colors, many ponds with shimmering rocks inside, and trees so tall you can barely see the tippy-top branches.
My personal favorite is the Gurgling Brook nicknamed by my siblings which rain or shine will fill the air with a bubbly magical noise.
Once you get to the top, if your lucky the trees might drop flowers down to greet you, covering your path in a shower of beauty.
Grandma’s house is truly spectacular and today. I’m here to tell you of one of our adventures.
“Cassie, dearie wake up.” cried Grandma’s sing-song voice.
“Fine..” I grumbled, rolling over and hopping out of bed, opened my window, looking out the mountains greeted me and a cool brisk air sent chills up my spine.
I groggily, walked down the stairs and into the kitchen where my 4 siblings sat, all eating pancakes covered in yummy syrup.
“We’ve been waiting all morning for you.” complained Kayla who’s 10.
“Sorry, sleep is essential to the human body, in case you didn’t know.” I replied.
“Girl’s be nice.” scolded Grandma gently.
After breakfast, we all ran out into the yard to play. I loved going outside the feeling of soft grass between my toes and cool mountain air in my face.
First we climbed the trees around the yard, and then I took my little sister Hailey around the yard. She loved looking in every stream and waving to the fish.
“Hello fishies.” she would call out and then move to the next body of water. The yard was simply magical to everyone. We soon made it back to the group who had decided on playing hide-and-seek.
“You count first Caleb.” said Kayla pointing to Caleb who’s 9.
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,.” counted Caleb.
I ran through the yard and down into my favorite hiding place. It was a tiny rock crevice that I slid right into and you would never know anyone was there, it was surrounded by tiny shrubs so you could shrink down and never be found.
“50!” shouted Caleb as he took off running through the yard.
The first one to be found was Hailey who’s 8, then Tyler who’s 6, and finally me by some chance they found me.
Where’s Kayla?” I asked
“We couldn’t find her sissy.” cried Tyler, who was on the verge of tears.
“It’s okay we’ll find her.” I replied.
We searched and searched but Kayla was no where to be found. We searched in the rocks and in the tiny shrubs.
Finally after what seemed like hours of searching and calling. We heard a tiny voice from way up high.
“I’m up here!” yelled Kayla. Looking up, I saw her at the tippy-top of a pine tree, she was holding onto something that looked like a rope.
“What are you doing up there?” I called, terrified that when she fell that was the last we would ever see of Kayla.
“I found this awesome treehouse, come on up there’s a ladder at the base of the tree.” she replied.
Sure enough there on the base of the tree was a flimsy rope ladder.
“C’mon let’s go!” cried Hailey who had already started scaling the ladder.
“Me too!” replied Tyler who’s tiny little legs were making there way up.
Then Caleb and I headed up. At the top there was a big treehouse with games, paper and crayons, a telescope, books, and a basket full of snacks.
“Why has Grandma never told us about this.” questioned Kayla.
“Probably because were not supposed to be up here.” I replied.
After that, we stayed in the treehouse for hours playing boardgames, coloring, and eating Oreos and Cheezits.
“Guys, look at this.” cried Kayla.
“It’s a letter, it reads
Dear 18 year old self,
I wonder if James has died yet.
“Who’s James and why is he dead?” asked Hailey.
The letter was old and brown the handwriting after the first part had been washed away by what looked like water.
“We should ask Grandma about this later.” I said tucking the letter in my pocket.
Soon the sun was setting and we all climbed down the ladder for dinner.
At dinner that night, Kayla finally spoke up.
“We found a treehouse today.” she said.
“Oh really.” replied Grandma, looking up.
“Why have you never told us about it.” said Kayla, she was going into lawyer mode this wasn’t going to end well.
“Because I wanted to see whether or not you would find it.” said Grandma.
“You’ve visited me for 5 years in a row and it was so cleverly hidden. I wanted to see whether or not you would find it.”
“YOU NEVER LET US KNOW FOR FIVE YEARS THAT THEIR WAS AN AMAZING TREEHOUSE.” cried Kayla.
“It was rather fun to watch every trip you came you would pass right beneath it even touch the very tree but never considered looking up.” chuckled Grandma.
“Uhh Grandma… who’s James.” I asked quietly.
“We do not speak of James.” said Grandma harshly.
TO BE CONTINUED
I’m thinking of continuing this… what do you think?