Saturday, October 24, 2015

Where's Rachel Been?

What She Wrote?

This past month and a half, nothing.


Okay, in all seriousness, one of my past posts informed you all that I would be going to college and that I would still be blogging. Between then and now, only one of those facts was true. Time to change that.

It's fall break! Yay! So I'm writing as many posts as I possibly can while hanging at my roommate's house before going back to school. I WAS hoping to vlog, but genius absent-minded freshman that I am, I forgot my camera (along with my coat). In the meantime, here's a little update for all of you lovely readers.

Ah, Geneva. Our tiny campus is gorgeous. Our football team is okay. Our band is awesome. But I must be biased and say that our choir is the best. I'm singing soprano two but I'm so tall they stuck me in the bass section for concerts. That's okay. They're pretty awesome, too.

Middle, second row from the back, gray and pink striped sweater. Yup, that's me.

I also have two jobs, one in the dining hall where I run food to the buffet at lunch (I dread tater tot day, grease everywhere. But free ice cream is cool), and an internship with public relations where I take photos of people, usually when they aren't expecting it. Then they either pose or run away.

But I also started a Geneva-themed spinoff of HONY with my friend Hayley. Check us out HERE :D

My friends and I are also entering a film contest. I'm directing with a couple international student friends and co-starring with a friend from choir. The college has it every year and according to the student development guy, we have one of the biggest casts to ever participate. You'll get to see the movie in December, I promise!

Our cast and crew!

Still from the film 

So basically, I'm super busy and haven't got much writing done. Like, at all. But I've found fellow writers, some of whom have actually gone ahead and self-published! So I'm going to read their books sometime and fangirl over them on this blog. Also, my English professor (he draws scary cartoons, makes us suffer through Samuel Beckett plays, throws candy at us in class, and is generally awesome) has introduced me to people as "that student who wrote eight novels before coming here." He's actually reading some of my short stories now, which is cool. Part of our recent meeting to go over my paper involved talking about how bossy characters are. 

I haven't changed much otherwise. I've been added into the fandoms of Twenty-One Pilots and Star Trek. I've become better with a frisbee and am the official proofreader, hug-giver, and stink bug killer on my dorm floor. 

The one thing about Geneva is that its making me really, really want to write NA. NA is generally debauchery-clogged, which if you know anything about me or Geneva College or both, this doesn't really fit into that category, but I'd love to see NA jump out of its scum and villainy into better college-focused novels. Anyways, soapbox over, it's amazing how many story ideas come to mind while I'm here, and how few words I actually manage to get out. This is evident in how I've neglected you all so terribly. Thank you for bearing with my absence (unless you were glad of it, in which case thank you for bearing with this post.)

See you around the interwebs! 


  1. YAY!! Rachel's back!!! And this time with a movie!!! In December!!! YAY!!

    It's good to hear you're having a good time a college!

  2. Awesome update! It looks like you're having lots of fun. And your English professor sounds amazing. Mine had a long beard, a pony tail, wore at least 3 rings on each hand, and quoted The Princess Bride. You would love him. =)
    Clean NA sounds awesome. Keep up the good work! =)

    1. Yes.... The english teacher..... he sounds REALLY awesome!

    2. Thanks Hannah!! Yes, he is pretty awesome. He wears crocs with his suit to class. Thanks for reading, girls :D