Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tales From Drivers Ed///Day 1

Hi guys!

Yesterday, I started my drivers ed class. I have it this whole week so I thought I would share my experience with you!


So as my mom was driving me there, we passed this teenage boy walking. He was carrying running shoes.

Mom: He's carrying shoes, he must run track or something. *looks at me* He was cute.

Me: Moooooooom!!!

I don't really know what she wanted me to say. Yes Mom, I thought he was cute, turn the car around so I can get his number.


There is 7 of us in total. 5 boys and 2 girls. Our instructor is pretty cool. She let's us ask all these questions and make jokes . It's a very fun class.

A letter to each of my classmates

Dear "country bumpkin" you sir, may deny that you are a country boy, but let me tell you that you are the countriest bumpkin I have ever met.

Dear "jujitsu kid" you should really show us some of your cool moves. What you do is pretty cool.

Dear "M" you are the other girl in the class. I advise that we band together to combat the boys!

Dear "Falcon" why are you so freaking tall!!! I feel like a midget next to you.

Dear "Funny Guy" most of what you say is actually not funny but sometimes you say stuff that is funny. Also if you keep whistling while we are trying to take a test, I will go back there and wring your neck!!

Dear "Quiet One" you are the other quiet one in the class besides me. You draw phenomenally and you should keep up the good work.


One funny thing that happened is when our instructor took us outside to look at the cars. There was this big truck that had recently hauled some manure so it really stunk. "Funny Guy" decided to sit down on the bumper of the truck.

Instructor: No! You shouldn't sit on that there is manure on that!

Funny Guy: There isn't any manure on here.

Me: Not anymore, it's all on your shorts.

He spent two minutes turning around like a dog chasing it's tail.

The rest of the time, we spent watching videos and the instructor let us talk the rest of the time to break the ice.

I have another class tonight, so I will tell you all about it tomorrow!

-Lilah

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

Hello everyone!



I won Camp NaNoWriMo!!!! Sort of......

I wrote 2,000 words this month. Which doesn't sound like a lot but for me it was an accomplishment.

And guess what? To celebrate, y'all are going to get to read some snippets.


I quicken my pace, then SLAM! I knock into something and fall on the ground. "Oh, I'm sorry!" I hear, "Let me help you up." Looking up, I behold the most gorgeous boy I have ever seen staring down at me.


"So the new guy," she said, "what was that I interrupted?" She gasped. "Were you having a moment?"

I groaned and glanced at her. "No, we were not having a moment. We just met and he thought he gave me a concussion." "That is the farthest from a moment ever!"



I opened the door to the music room and walked to the piano. Ah, finally I get to practice! I play a few bars to warm up and get my feeling back for the keys. I launch into the Moonlight Sonata. It echoes throughout the room and I feel at peace.

There you go!!


Things I learned this month:

Telling yourself to write each night is hard!!!!! I used to write when I felt like it, but writing every night is very difficult.

I never realized how fun making a Pinterest board to inspire you is.

Movie soundtracks are the best thing to listen to while you write.

Never mess with Gray and other Lord of the Rings fangirls. They will come after you with battle axes and bows!

Hope you enjoy the snippets!

-Lilah

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Why

Hi!!
*waves sheepishly*


I have not posted a song since......March. oooooooh das bad. My inspiration just was not co-operating.


Inspiration: Oh you want to write a song? Lol, that's funny.

Me: *aggressively slams head into desk*


I finally wrote something!


The story behind it is I'm trying to get over someone. That I never even dated. Pathetic, I know.
I realize that maybe a bunch of other girls he and I know probably have a crush on him also. And they've known him longer and I know now that I don't have a chance. So I'm just going to get over him now and save myself the heartache.




                                                                 Why


Verse 1.
I never leave my comfort zone
I couldn't talk to strangers even if I tried
You're always in the spotlight
I stay in the background


Chorus
Why can't I talk to you
Why can't I tell you how I feel.
Why don't you notice me
Why must I love you from afar?


Verse 2
I see you standing with your friends
smiling that smile that makes me want you
But all the other girls are talking to you
and I don't stand a chance

Repeat Chorus


Bridge
Why does your smile make me want you
Why are you so far away
Why don't you notice me
and why, do I have to watch you fall for her

Repeat Chorus



-Lilah


Friday, June 23, 2017

FIRST BP POST!

Hi guys!

I'm doing my first BP post from my novella that I will be working on for July Camp NaNoWriMo.


I will be doing it for my main character Cassandra.


Sky at Further Up and Further In and Cait at Paper Fury host this link up. Check them out!!







1. What is their favorite place they've ever visited?

Cassandra with her mom and dad rented a beach house in South Carolina each summer up until she was 8. After that, it was too sad to go. 


2. What's one mistake they made that they learned from?

Never trust a new kid at school with a paper bag he asks you to look inside. All she saw for hours was glitter. 

3. What was their favorite subject in school? Or favorite thing to learn about?

Cassandra's favorite subjects are music and literature class. 


4. What is their favorite flower/growing thing?

Cassandra loves peonies. 

5. Have they made someone cry? What happened?

Not really with sadness. She and her best friend Lily often make themselves cry with laughter though.


6. Would you consider them a reliable or unreliable narrator?

Definitely a reliable narrator. She loves telling stories. 


7. What do they dream about at night?

Cassandra is a dreamer. She will lay there making up impossible conversations and scenarios in her head until she falls asleep. She has very vivid dreams and once woke up crying because of a dream that she had. She dreams of finding her prince charming and the life they will have together. 


8. They've gone out for a 'special meal'. What would they eat?

Cassandra LOVES chicken. Anything with chicken on the menu, she will eat. 


9. What's at least one thing they want to do before they die?

Perform at the Grand Ole Opry. 


10. Do they have any distinguishing or unique talents?

She can sing. She can play piano and guitar. She can read a large book in less than two hours. 



That's my first Beautiful People post. Hope you enjoy. 


Is anybody else doing Camp NaNoWriMo this July? Tell me in the comments. 


-Lilah

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Look and a Tag!

Hey guys!


So I have a new look and a new name. The Singing Writer seemed to capture more of me.

So the Sunshine Blogger Award!

Catherine over at the Rebelling Muse tagged me for this. Her post is HERE





1. How did you come up with your blog name?

Haha that's funny. Since I just changed it. The Singing Writer captured who I am. I sing and I write!

(Ba dum hss)


2. What is your favorite Work in Progress?

My novella. I haven't titled it yet. I hope to get a good chunk of it done this July Camp NaNoWriMo. 



3. Favorite hair color on a guy?

Black. I really like black hair. 


4. Do you have a motto or a favorite phrase?

Not really. 


5. It's sunny outside. What would you be doing?

Reading. Or singing. Or reading and singing. 


6. If you had to pick one time period to travel to, which would it be?

The early 1800's. I really like the style and the old-fashionness of it all. 


7. Let's say you could pick any car to drive around forever. What would it be?

A Camaro. I like the look of that car. 


8. What is your favorite vacation ever?

My family rented a beach house and spent almost the whole summer. I was only 5 or 6 but I remember bits and pieces. It was really fun. 


9. Do you get red as a lobster or really tanned in the sun?

Usually the first time I spend out in the sun, I get sunburned. Then it tans over and I don't get sunburn after that. 

10. What is your favorite family/team sport?

I like volleyball and cornhole. 


11. What would you pack if you were going out for a picnic?

Sandwiches, a fruit, some snacks and drinks. And something sweet. 


Those are my answers! Thanks Catherine for tagging me! 

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag. 

-Lilah


Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Mystery Blogger Award

Hey guys!

Mary Kate over at Sarcastic Scribblings nominated me for this tag. Check out her post HERE





(I really like this tag. Make me feel mysterious *lifts eyebrows*)



The rules are:
Put the award/logo image on your blog
List the rules
Mention who nominated you
Mention the creator and link to their blog
Tell the readers three things about yourself
Nominate some people
Ask your nominees five questions



The creator of this tag is Okoto Enigma. You can find her blog here


Three Things About Me

1. I am smack dab in the middle of an ENFP and an INFP

2. I sing in the shower (very loudly, I might add, my family will bear witness)

3. I am a fast reader. (I've scared people with how fast I read)



Mary Kate's Questions

1. Favorite Book Character?

Ugh, you knew it was my weakness to get asked this question cause I can never make up my mind!!!


Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (btw check out his blog here)

Honorable Mentions

Cammie Morgan from the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

Cinder Linh from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Lilah Montgomery from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord


2. List Three Books You've Read More Than Three Times

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter


3. Favorite Book Cover?

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord




4. What is your favorite place to write and why?

I like to write at my desk or on my bed. My desk because its a flat surface and my bed because its comfy.



5. What snack or drink do you write with?

Chips and ginger ale.




My Questions!!
1. What's your favorite part of blogging?
2. Can you cook?
3. Cookies or Chips?
4. Fast or slow reader?
5. Why do you write?


I Nominate *drum roll please*





-Lilah





The Liebster Blog Award!

Hello All!

Catherine over at The Rebelling Muse nominated me for the Liebster Award! Check out her post HERE



The rules are:

Link back to the person who nominated you
Answer the eleven questions
Tag eleven bloggers and let them know
Ask your tagged bloggers eleven questions







1. What is your favorite type of weather?

Lightly raining. My inner Anne Shirley comes out in that weather.



2.What is your favorite music genre?

Just one? Just one! *sigh* MUSCIALS!



3.Hard candy or gummy candy?

Both



4. What is your favorite color?

Sea green


5. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis?

C.S. Lewis


6. What is your favorite period drama film?

Pride and Prejudice 2005


7. Do you have a carefree or work-filled summer ahead?

Is it possible to have both?


8. If you could chose any country to go, where would it be?

Ireland!


9. Would you rather go by horse-drawn wagon, boat, plane, or train?

Horse-drawn wagon. (it would make me feel like a fancy lady)



 10. What is your favorite sea animal?

Dolphins



11. What do you pull out of the fridge when you're feeling down? (comfort food)

A piece of fruit.




I tag:



My questions:

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. Book you would recommend to anyone?
3. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? (I'm hungry)
4. Person you turn to for advice?
5. Favorite book series?
6. Red or black licorice?
7. Favorite flower?
8. First word that pops into your head?
9. Advice to new bloggers?
10. Can you read and walk?
11. Describe your best friend in one word?


That's my tag!!

-Lilah




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Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Writing Tag!

Hello all!

The wonderful Catherine over at the Rebelling Muse tagged me. Check out her post HERE






1. What genres, styles and topics do you write about?

When I was younger, I wrote a couple of short stories set in a fantasy world. My novella that I'm writing now, is set in the modern world. I like writing in the contemporary genre the best.

First person is the style I write best in. I tried experimenting with third person but I didn't like the result.

Topics. Romance and Humor are really the only ones.



2. For how long have you been writing?

I wrote short stories from the age of 8 to 10.  I started to write songs in November 2015 and have been writing those since. And I just started to write a novella.



3. Why do you write?

I write to get all the cooped up feelings inside of me some air.


4. When is the best time to write?

I like writing at nighttime. Something about the darkness and the peacefulness of it just makes me feel so inspired to write.


5. What are the parts of writing you love? What parts do you hate?

The part I love is finally finishing a project and seeing the finished project in front of you is just so satisfying.

The part I hate and especially with this novella, is figuring out how to write scenes and how to put them so they sound just write. So frustrating!


6. How do you overcome writer's block?

By slamming my head on my desk repeatedly. Just kidding!  I take a break. I don't touch my project. I read a book, I color, I try to do anything but touching my project.


7. Are you working on something at the moment?

I'm working on my novella and I have a couple of songs in the works.


8. What are your writing goals for this year?

I want to finish the first draft of my novella. I also want to write at least 50 songs.


Those are my answers to the tag!

I tag Cordy and anyone else who wants to do this


-Lilah







Friday, April 21, 2017

Update

Hey guys...

Sorry. I know I haven't really been posting on this blog lately. Life has gotten in the way.

Also, I have been participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for this month.

I'm trying my hand at writing a novella which is going great!

Just kidding. Writing a novella is a lot harder than I thought. I will keep you guys updated more as I continue. Hopefully I will finish it at the end of April but I doubt it.


-Lilah

Saturday, April 1, 2017

My Writing Process

Greetings and Salutations!
(I always wanted to use that)

My writing style is probably the weirdest one out there. So here is a look inside my mind for a little bit (ignore all the craziness, I was born with that)


Usually at 2am or 3am, my brain decides to wake me up with an idea for a song. (which does wonders for my sleep pattern)

(I feel like there is too many parentheses)


First, I start out with figuring out the chorus
Then, I write the verses and
Finally I figure out the bridge.


When I write, I hum what I want the song to sound like. Hopefully, when I finally set them to music, they will sound better.


-Lilah

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Him

Verse 1
Walking into church, she saw him out of the corner of her eye.
He was tall, holding his little brother.
He glanced at her and with a smile, he stole her heart.
She prayed,


Chorus
Lord, bless this black-haired, brown-eyed boy.
He is young but everything he does is perfect.
Please, bless him.



Verse 2
A few weeks later, they were laughing like they've known
each other all their  lives.
Every time she fell in love with his smile even more.
She prayed.


Chorus
Lord, bless this black-haired, brown-eyed boy.
He is young but everything he does is perfect.
Please, bless him.



Bridge
She knows they're young and have their whole lives ahead of them.
But she hopes he's the one.
She prayed.


Chorus
Lord, bless this black-haired, brown-eyed boy.
He is young but everything he does is perfect.
Please, bless him.


End



Hope you guys like it!


-Lilah




Sunday, March 19, 2017

Talahassee

Hey everyone.

Here is the first song. I haven't set it to music, I just write the lyrics.

Talahassee is the first song I ever wrote. I started writing these in November 2015 and have kept them pretty private until now.




                                                                     Talahassee

Verse 1
She's waiting for him, in the middle of the bridge.

He promised he'd be here, two hours ago.

She looks at her finger

Remembers September

The day that he asked her

And she said yes, he said,


Chorus
Let's go find Talahassee

Let's go start a future

Even if we're not always together

I'll be there

Let's go find Talahassee


Verse 2
She finally gets a phone call

It's from his sister

She says something happened

You better come quick

She drives up to the hospital

Not really paying attention

They take her to his room

And he smiles up at her


Chorus


Verse 3
They talk about Florida

Future house and kids

The beeping getting slower

His voice is getting too low

And he says


Chorus
Go find Talahassee without me

Go start a future without me

Even if you don't see me

I'll always be there

Go find Talahassee without me



Bridge
Old lady in a hospital bed

The room is filled with people she loves

Surrounded by her grandkids

She remembers the boy that she loved

And the words that he said

Chorus.




Okay guys that was it. I'm literally shaking as I type this because I'm so nervous.

Please, please comment and tell me what you think.

-Lilah







Thursday, March 16, 2017

Okay So That Was Bad

I'll admit, that was a really bad first post.

But I wrote it at 11:45 at night and I tend to think my writing is fine at that time. 11:45 decisions are not to be trusted!!!!!!!

But then again this whole blog was an 11:45 decision so we will see.......



Anyway let's start over.

This is my second blog. You may know me as Lia from Catholic Girl Stuff

But you may say, "you call yourself Lilah on this blog"  Well Lilah may be closer to my real name than Lia is....... Who knows? 

I created this blog for the reasons I sort of explained in the first post. I write song lyrics. I didn't want to post them to Catholic Girl Stuff so I created this.

I hope you all comment and tell me what you think of them. I want to see if I am actually good at writing or if I'm just wasting my time.


I will post the first song tomorrow.

See you then

-Lilah

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My First Post

Hey y'all

My name is Lilah. I decided to make a blog where I discuss and talk all things music with y'all.

I also write lyrics. So I will be posting some of those later.

Hope you enjoy!


-Lilah

Tales From Drivers Ed///Day 1

Hi guys! Yesterday, I started my drivers ed class. I have it this whole week so I thought I would share my experience with you! So as m...