March Just Happened

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March just happened. And what a month it was! It was a rainy month, but a great month for writing, salted caramel everything, and research. Let's reminisce a bit, shall we?


·  I turned fifteen and my mom made the most epic cake EVER. Chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting. Yes, I just typed that. And yes, I ate more of it than I should have.
On a hike with my siblings and our dog. 
· IT STOPPED RAINING FOR ONCE. For about two days, that is. And since the sun finally decided to show her face, my family took two amazing hikes. And now it’s back to rain…
· Daylight Savings happened. I. Miss. My. Extra. Hour. Of. Sleep. And extra hour to read away, of course. 


I signed my new novel up for Camp Nanowrimo! And now I am in the most awesome cabin ever with a goal of 24,000 words this month. The novel’s name? Well, it’s temporarily Hiraeth, but knowing me, it'll probably change.

Here is the mock cover, which is also subject to change. xD
And because of Camp Nano, I’m going to be taking a blogging break this April. PLEASE DON’T BE MAD AT ME I’LL BE BACK IN MAY. Also… 43 GFC followers?!?!? You guys rock!

Oh, and be sure to check out my post on the Girldefined blog. And while you're there, be sure to browse their other posts.


Wow, I really haven’t read much this past month. I have been doing a lot of historical research for Camp Nano, so I haven’t had as much time. I’m currently reading Child of the Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis (read about my own Uganda adventures here), and they are all lovely books that I definitely recommend. I suppose the only two fictional books I’ve actually finished so far are Found by Audrey Caylin and For Love and Honor. Read my review for that amazing novel here, and check out Audrey’s epic blog here.





Well, that was my month in a nut shell for you. Now tell me, how was YOUR March? Did you eat any cake or get any rain? Who’s your favorite college basketball team? Do YOU love historical fiction? Will you be participating in Camp Nanowrimo? If so, tell me about your project!

41 comments:

  1. All your siblings are so cute! That mock cover is awesome. I've never actually done NaNo. I was thinking of doing it this camp NaNo this in April, but I'm honestly too busy with theatre. Mmm, that cake looks good. Poor you, that is too much rain!

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    1. Thank you! =) Oh, you should definitely do Camp Nano in July then! I hope theatre is going well. =) It is too much rain, and I have a feeling there will be more rain again, judging by the clouds...

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    2. You're very welcome! Theatre is going very well:) I'm actually playing Wendy in Peter Pan right now, which I'm so excited about. We actually had some rain today, but living in New Mexico means clouds and rain are rare.

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  2. SALTED CARAMEL?! Ah I'm SO jealous! Caramel's my thing ;) That cake looks amazing, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
    All the best for Camp NaNo! I'm not participating, but I will be in November. Hope all goes well :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. *high five* CARAMEL LOVERS UNITE. Thanks, Amy! Good luck for Nano! =)

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  3. Happy late birthday Micaiah! That cake looks fantastic!
    It's good to hear that I am not the only one who has been messed up by daylight savings! Someday perhaps I'll move to Arizona where they don't do it. :)
    Good luck with your NaNo novel! The cover looks great right now!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! =)

      It's good to hear that too! =) Oh yes, Arizona! More sleep... Although it might be too hot and dry for me there. I suppose I'll have to do with time changes. xD

      Thank you! =)

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  4. Happy belated Birthday, Friend!! ;)
    THAT. CAKE. LOOKS. AH-MAZING!!!!!!
    That picture of you and your siblings is awesome- what kind of dog to you have?
    Your month sounded like a lot of fun!
    Jaidyn Elise
    BTW, to answer your question- we did get rain, LOL xD

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    1. Thanks, Jaidyn! =D

      We have a brindle colored boxer. He's pretty old, so he's more grey than brindle now. He's still the cutest puppy in the world in my eyes. =)

      I'm not the only one! *hands you umbrella for future rain*

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    2. Your very welcome!!

      Aww! That's fun. ;)

      *shelters self with umbrella* thanks!! This will be in great use!
      Jaidyn Elise

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  5. First of all I just found your blog and it is gorgeousss and you seem super awesome.
    SALTED CARAMEL IS THE BEST.
    And your mock cover, When I first glanced at it I mistook it for a real book cover because wow, it's just so pretty.
    It's been raining non-stop here too, just when I think it's done and I go outside to get pictures my camera gets rained on. XD

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    1. Oh my goodness you're too sweet! This comment has just about made my day! =) Thank you!

      Eep, poor camera! xD I hope it's safe and dry now!

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  6. Happy late birthday! *throws confetti* Being fifteen is officially awesome, btw (until you start Drivers' Ed...just kidding xD). THAT CAKE. It look so amazing. I might have to try it, but I always (ALWAYS) have the same cake for my B-day. I fell in love with lemon jello cake when I was around seven xD

    YOUR PLAYLISTS ARE SO AWESOME. *goes to check out some of the songs*

    (thanks for mentioning my novel/blog. super sweet. and your feedback is so helpful thank you so much <3)

    audrey caylin

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    1. Aw thanks, Audrey! =) *is terrified to drive* I think I'll stick to my own two legs... xD IT WAS SO GOOD. All my favorites in one... Oh, lemon jello cake! That sounds too good. I almost always switch up my birthday cake, although the past couple years I've done red or blue velvet cake. This year, I knew I MUST have caramel. And chocolate. And salt. And ice cream on the side. xD

      THANK YOU SO MUCH.

      Aw, you're welcome! I'm glad it's been helpful! =)

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  7. Your book cover looks amazing. I love Camp NaNo, I'm doing it solo this year :( but my goal is 50,000 words and I think I can make it.
    Happy late birthday!
    YOUR CAKE LOOKS SO GOOD OH MY GOODNESS GIVE ME SOME. I love salted caramel. And chocolate. And put the two together and it's just HEAVEN IN YOUR MOUTH.


    thefloridsword.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Aw, that's too bad! Did you just decide to go solo or could you not find a cabin? I hope you do make it! Good luck!

      YES IT WAS SO GOOD. Ah, it is THE BEST combination EVER.

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  8. That cake looks so good!
    I'm doing Camp nano, with A goal of 30,000 words for my second draft of my novel. My username is vivian parkin derosa if you want to chat or add me as a buddy. <3 Your cover looks gorgeous!

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    1. Oh, exciting! I hope your novel goes well. =) I'm micaiahwrites, if you want to stalk me too. =) Aw, thanks so much! =)

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  9. Happy birthday! That cake looks wonderful!! But I'm not ready for nano...*dies*

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  10. Your blog is beautiful, Micaiah!

    I need a piece of that cake!! Right. Now.

    It actually rained really hard last night and even haled. It was really loud but because I was so tired I didn't fully wake up. xD

    I'm doing Camp Nano Wrimo this April!! I will be going back to my very first book ever! I'm so excited to get back to my baby.

    I read about half of Child of the Mountains. Let me know how it ends. I am that person that needs the books really interesting to keep it up. I barely ever finish books...
    My dad recently bought me Kisses From Katie but I haven't got the courage up to start it yet. ;)

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks, Lilly!

      Yes, you do! Oh, that's very good. Hail is the worst. Yay! Good luck on your book!

      I just finished it, and it was SO GOOD. I'm not going to give away any spoilers, but it's got a great ending, don't worry. =) Oh, you must read Kisses From Katie! And grab a box of tissues. It's amazing and really inspiring.

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    2. Ok. Good to know. I cry a lot even in books that aren't even sad. My family calls me the Drama Queen. xD

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  11. My March is going pretty awesome so far! I read A LOT (or at least more than I did in February), so I'm proud of that! However, I didn't get all the things done that I wanted to writing-wise, so that's no fun. :/ And omg that cake looks so good GIVE IT TO MEEEEE. And AGH, Hiraeth is such a good title???

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    1. Awesome! I'm glad your March is going well Yeah, it stinks when you can't meet your writerly goals. =/ Thank you so much!!! =D

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  12. Happy Birthday!!! <3<3<3 OHHH LOVE THIS PLAYLIST! Need To Breath is da bomb. XD

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  13. Happy (belated) birthday, Micaiah! Chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting, salted caramel hot chocolate... you have great taste! :D

    And yeah, Camp's going to make blogging + life a bit more... cramped, time-wise. Hope your April (and Hiraeth!) goes well!

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    1. Thank you, Jem! =) Judging from your mug cake post, you have great taste as well. =)

      It definitely will. Add high school and I'm glad I didn't stick with my initial goal of 50,000. Thank you! I hope Camp Nano goes well for you too!

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  14. I LOVE your (current) book title and cover!

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  15. Hey Micaiah! How's life? I had my birthday this month too (as you know.) Nothing really all that exiting happened though. But it does feel nice to be 15 doesn't?

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    1. Hi, Amy! I'm doing well. I know! We're both getting too old. xD It is nice, minus the old-enough-to-be-driving part...

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  16. Happy Birthday (again), Micaiah! :) Oh my word, that cake looks soooo good! I didn't get that much reading done either. Something like five books. You beta read "Found" to?! I'm actually not done yet. I think I have about three more chapters. It's SOOO good though. <3

    Glad you had a great March! Hope you have an amazing April! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Karyssa! That's quite a few more than me. =) I did! AND IT IS SO GOOD I WILL FLAIL FOREVER. I'm so glad Audrey let me beta read it!

      I hope you have an amazing April as well! =)

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  17. Happy late birthday girl! That cake made my mouth water <3<3 Just love salted caramel man. My sister and dad and like four of my friends had birthdays this month as well, so YES I had cake this March!! No salted caramel *whines* but I did have some good ones. :)) How does it feel to be 15?? Are you planning on getting your drivers permit? It's strange growing up. It's like.. exciting, but like WHERE DID MY CHILD RUN OFF TO?

    Jazzy - http://thrivinghope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Jazzy! =) It is THE BEST and my mom did SO WELL on that cake. Happy birthday to all of them! It feels... Strange. And not so different but sometimes I look in a mirror and wonder if I REALLY AM this old. I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. I don't plan on it yet, for now, I'll stick to my own two feet. xD I KNOW I FEEL EXACTLY LIKE YOU.

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  18. Funness!!!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've caught up to me ;-P

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  19. Good luck with Camp NaNo! I had a short story idea once that I titled Hiraeth... it's just a great word, isn't it?

    Also... happy birthday!!! I hope you had/have a great day. Your blog is amazing and so are you <3

    - Andrea at A Surge of Thunder

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! Oh, it is one of my FAVORITE words-and that's saying something. =)

      Thank you! I did have a pretty good day. You and your blog are pretty amazing too. =)

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