UPDATE

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With graduation 9 days away, I am excited to tell you all I will have my undivided attention upon my laptop- I am finishing this book no later than June 3.

So many memories looking through old yearbooks. You should try it, it is the right time of the year.

Have a wonderful day. Again, sorry for my lack of posting.

Google It

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I dare you to google this:

“Ruby Zoom Houchens.”

I’m public guys! Also google this incase you want to learn more about me. :)

Currently I’m weighing out pros and cons of self-publishing. I’ve decided it will be my plan b.

Woooohoooo

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I hit 21,000 words!

Now I just have to write a speech for graduation, finish huge history assignments, study for finals, and finish a novel by May.

Phew.

I better start on some of that.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE LARGER SORT

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drumroll please!!!!

So on Thursday, I will make my debut as a budding author. ;) I will be in the Modesto Bee. They are summarizing what I’ve been telling you, or not (I’m sorry I haven’t been active! :( I’m sorry) but they will be telling you all about me.

I’M FINISHING THIS BOOK IN MAY.

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYA!

You guys have been great, and thanks for not unfollowing.

Where Have I Been?

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I know, I know, it’s been awhile. Go ahead, shame me all you want. 

I’ve had an interesting past week (or two). 

First off, the pony I ride (Miss Dior) was excellent in my recent hunter pace. We placed second in a class of twenty or so other riders. I enjoyed watching others ride and had an excellent day filled with flying through the air on half-ton animals.

Second, I have been writing poems and such. 

Third, H-O-M-E-W-O-R-K. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh.

Here’s my newest poem:

“I’m Sorry”

I’m sorry

Because I dug up your daises on the sunny spring morning

But they were too beautiful to be buried in the dirt, 

Too precious to be left outside to weather the conditions of the world. 

[rzh] PS all of my other poems can be found on @rzhpoetry on Instagram. 

Excitement is Building

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I love when you finish the (ahem, 63 page) intro to your book. Especially since 17,000 words is a lot. I have finished the plot (in my head); I have finished the intro (on paper). Now it’s time to write the really good stuff. Tensions are building, characters are changing. SPOILER: NO I DO NOT KILL OFF THE MAIN CHARACTER. :) 

I hope you all have a fabulous night.

P.S. – If any of you know of literary agents who represent humorous middle-school fiction, do let me know!

Random Posts at 9:54

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Today I (with the help of my good friend) learned/taught myself how to ride a longboard.

Now I must be dramatic…

It felt like flying. The wind caught my half-priced tank top just right, and the sunset illuminated my blonde locks. The breeze was sweet, and all the worries in my world were lifted off my chest. I could breathe again, and it felt nice. I felt my friend push me swiftly, my hair now lashing against my face, playing joyously in the sun. Everything went quiet, and I could no longer hear the ruckus of the basketballs banging against the hoop, nor the mumbled words of my friends, because it’s hard to hear them when you’re flying. I laughed to myself and smiled, enjoying the moment. The longboard vibrated beneath my feet as it rumbled along the pavement. I bent my knees gently and carved left and right. My body bended to the board, I felt natural, un-awkward– normal. I was drifting, skimming, speeding down the road, the only enemy in my world was gravity. 

I stepped off slowly at the end of the road, turning my board around to head home. 

 

WELL, there you go. I actually did learn to ride today.* :) 

*I ONLY FELL OFF ONCE GUYS. ONCE. AND I LANDED ON MY FEET.