A Minecraft Dream (+ poll)

Hey, guys, and welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!  I apologize for my lack of posts lately; I haven’t had much to talk about.  But now I do, so I’m back!  Yippee!

First of all, today is the last day of 2015, and that means New Years’ resolutions.  I resolute (I know it’s actually resolve, hush) to get back on that exercise program that my dad proposed to me in, like, July.  When he asked me if I’d rather earn money by working out or by cleaning public bathrooms, I very honestly answered cleaning bathrooms.

I also resolve to, at some point next year, start a Minecraft server.  You might remember when I had one last year.  It was a lot of fun, but as the sole contributor to the cost of hosting it, I couldn’t keep it up for long.  The problem with this was that I had no donations because I had no donors because it was a private server for me and my friends.  After discovering this awesome server (which I play on a lot with my awesome bro Amber)  it got me wanting a vanilla server of my own again.  I’d have the same problems I had last time, I know… but not if I made it public.

So that’s the idea.  The dream.  Could I host a Minecraft vanilla server?  I know I’m young, but I’ve been staff on more than one server before.  I’m tech-savvy enough to know how to work plugins (not a lot – enough to prevent grief and keep things peaceful while still maintaining vanilla status).  And I have awesome Minecrafter friends to help me if need be.

What do you think?

Thanks for your feedback, and thanks for reading!

– Summer

The Merits of Pseudonyms (plus a bonus poll)

Hey, readers, and welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!  I’m trying to keep my promise to be more active on here, after my little October hiatus, and so here I am.

I thought I’d write an article on pseudonyms because I’ve been wondering lately whether I should use one for my NaNoWriMo novel this year.  A pseudonym is, literally, a “false name” (from the Greek/Latin pseudo, meaning fake or false, and nym, meaning name or word) and quite a few writers use them for a variety of purposes.  They use them if the book or series is written by more than one writer to make them easier to find and categorize.  They use them to disguise their real name if they’d rather keep it a secret.  They use them if their real name is boring and they want a name that sounds more awesome with a more awesome title.  The third reason is why I was considering using one for my book.

Now, I’m not, like, an expert on pseudonyms or anything, so this isn’t going to be a full-length article by any means, but I was thinking, since this book is going to be one of my main subjects on my blog until November ends (and probably even for quite a while after that), I’d see what people thought before I made the decision to publish my book under a different name.

What do you think?

Polls are fun, don’t you agree?

Thanks, guys, for reading and voting!  There’s not much to rate here, so I won’t ask for ratings, but if you have any ideas, feedback, or anything of the sort, I’d love to hear it in the comments.

~ Summer