Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

This will be my last post of 2013. 
That's probably significant in some way. 
Though I don't know how.

I don't know about you but my year went amazing, maybe I didn't get everything done that I wanted to but I did get some done. I haven't made a long list of things I can't possibly get done in one year alone but I did make a small list that I wanted to share with you. 

1. To edit my both of my books I wrote for NaNo
2. To write two more books, one for NaNo, one thoughout the year
3. To push myself harder on school 
4. To watch a lot less Tv
5. To read 110 books
6. To dream bigger dreams this year then I have before
7. To organize my ideas more effective
8. To make myself a ball gown, just for fun 

Thats only part of my list but its all that I can remember. :D 2013 has been a good year, I'll miss it but I love new years because its like I'm starting with a clean slate with everything. Its so nice.
This year I think the most important events were 1. Our family trip to Washington DC and 2. NaNoWriMo because it really showed me I could make and keep goals.  But the most important thing overall? I think that would have to be discovering questions, no matter how big, are good.
How was your year? Did anything big happen in your life?
See you again next year! :D 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Hello everyone! 
I have a cold right now so I won't be hanging around long and since its Christmas I doubt you will be ether. I just wanted to hop on and tell all of you Merry Chirstmas! So here:

Merry Christmas!!!!!

We celebrated Christmas today, the 24'th. We've never really celabrated it on the same day as everyone else but I guess we're just fun like that. =) What are ya'll up to this Christmas season? My family is taking a break from an all day game of Lone Star Opaly and if your not from here you would not get the importance of that. =) Have a good day! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Good day.

Hello everyone! I haven't been on for a bit have I? Sorry about that, I've been busy with a live nativity, reading and the ever important just being lazy. :) I'm going to try to get more regular posts, sorry. :) 
All you northerners can be envies if you like because its 70 degrees here in Texas and leafs are still on the trees in some places. :) How about ya'll's weather?
Okay on the the real reason of my post! (I'm a rambler) My top ten books of the year! 

Annabeth's War is my number one favorite book of the year. I wish more authors would write fun adventure storys like this one. 

While the other to books were not nearly as good this book was one of the most funny books I have ever read. :) 

I read this book yesterday and it is SO awesome, if you liked Annabeth's War you will like this, Jessica Greyson never fails to give good and lovable characters and plots. 

Such an awesome book on Jane Austin! I loved the whole thing, it was such a writers book. :)

Sarah's books could never fail to make my favorites, haven't met a plot of hers I didn't like.

This was the first fantasy book I ever read that gave me full hearted enjoyment, I loved it!

Such a fun book, Wren was not a tomboy but she was not a girly girl ether and it made the book so enjoyable. 

Such a fun adventure book, I loved their interaction with each other. :) 

This was a great sequel to Pocahontas, He has the same heart as his mother and the book, while not as good as the first, was great. 

I've read this before but this was the first time i really paid atencen to the details, I loved it!

So there you go, my top ten books for 2013. What do you think? Have you read any of them? What are your favorite books? 


Monday, December 9, 2013


Hello everyone out there! How are all of ya'll today? I'm working on editing The McNeil Adventure's and listening to the soundtrack from How To Train Your Dragon. Editing would be boring on any other book but I'm really loving revisiting Cindy (My main character) I've missed her. :) Also I'm looking over the little bit I've done in The Son of Robin Hood (By the way that's only its working title, I intend to get something cooler latter on.) while I was reading I found a song of Allen A'Dale's that I wanted to share with you, its really more of a rhyme but I hope you enjoy it anyway. :D

Twas a sad day when King Richard died
With not his brother at his side
And in his dying breath he said
John would be king once he was dead
He amazed all the heard
With his shocking dying word
Now Prince John has taken the crown
And rules us all with a frown
Now without our rightful king
It’s not much good to sing
We can only hope someday
That the sky will not be grey
And our king will rule us soon
Then I’ll really have a tune

-Mikayla H-

What do ya'll think? I want some feedback here, ya'll have been like a deaf aduance lately. :) 

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Hello everyone! So in case you didn't hear, the design with Brittany did not work out but Sarah (My oldest sister) made me up this awesome new design. What do you think? The drawing in the banner is one I did and the photos are ones I took, except the one of me, that's complements of Rebekkah. :)

Friday, November 29, 2013


It is Elven thirty at night and me and Sarah just finished NaNo and a day early!!!!!!!!!!!! 50.000 word thirty days, not a peace of cake but definitely very, VERY fun. Sarah and I are celebrating here!!!!!! I validated my novels (two and a half) they came up to 50.001 words it is beyond awesome!!! I'm supper excited! But also supper tired from staying up so late so goodnight to all, I hope you sleep well (Or if you read this in the morning have a good day) I am so supper pumped! how was your NaNo if you did it? Did you finish or just have fun? :D

Thankfulness #5

Hello and thanks for coming to my fifth and final week of Thankfulness!

1.      For NaNoWriMo.

2.      For smiles.

3.      For kittens to cuddle.

4.      For long walks and pretty days.

5.      For fall and all the colors it brings.

6.      For Sunday’s to rest on.

7.      For trees to climb.

8.      For pretty rocks to hold.

9.      For being able to dress like I’m from the 50’s.

10.   For music to listain to. 

Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed this month of Thankfulness I hope you did to! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Hello everyone I just wanted to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!! Its been awesome here at our house, we had a very big lunch then shared what we were thankful for which was so nice because it really reminded me that with all my faults and my problems I have SO much to be thankful for, like all the posts I've been doing this month, but here are a few more things I thought of today.

For Parents and siblings who let me be me, dress in my own style, be the loudmoth I am, let me write at all hours of the day, let me have my own opoiaons on things, like my own type of music, spend tons of time on printrest when we go to the libray because it inspires me to write and who let me talk there ears off.

For Rebekkah not minding me repeat the same thing for the fifth time, letting me repeat songs about a millian songs, letting me sing in an untuned voice, let me stay up to eleven at night to write for NaNo, for giveing me a lot of snuggles, for always telling me I can do it no matter what it is, for helping me to dream outside of the "possible", For always putting up with my fashanitas and for never getting tiard of my book plots and seeing the same photos over and over. For helping me come up with so much of my book plots and for being the best friend in the world.

For Sarah for being my NaNo buddy, for helping me every day to keep my temper under control, for also telling me I can do anything, for being a writey purson, for having cute curls and for always being there for me when I need a hug, sholder to cry on and understanding heart. And for letting me use her camra 27 hours of the day.

For Grace for bringing me intertantment, for have Chuck, Joque and Arfy to make me smile. For helping me write and listaining to lots and lots of book plots also for speneding over six months plotting out a book with me and planing on writing it with me and For loving my characters as much as I do.

For Micheal for being the best brother a girl could ask for and even throughout Collage and studying has always found time to spend with us and make us smile.

For Rose for being the better Sunshine then any one else in the world and listaining to my plots, looking at photos and helping with endless crafts. Also for her tasty cookies.

For my parents, listaning to me, encuaging me, helping me relise when I was wrong, telling me what I'm doing right. For always having time for me and encuragiing me in what I want to do and for setting high goals for us.

For my friends, writing me emails and letters. For simply taking interest in me.

For if you actaully read this whole post.  If you did: your awesome random person.  :D

For colors of spring and fall.

For being able to make a joyful noise to the Lord because he dosen't mind if its offtune or not.

For having the most awesome life EVER and also the best siblings, parents and friends EVER.

For uplifting music like Speak Life by Toby Mac and music by Cloie, Newsboys and Josh Groben.

What are you thankful for this year?

Have an AMAZING Thanksgiving everyone! I'm going to go get writing in The Son of Robin Hood, Saturday is the end of NaNo! AH!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Friday, November 22, 2013

New design,

Hello everyone! Since I know you are all sitting at your computer awaiting my next post I decided to tell you something excited. :D Brittney Johnson is going to redo my blog design for me. :D Go check out here designing blog! I'm really looking forward to the new design!

Thankfulnes #4

Hello and welcome to my froth week of Thankfulness!

31.   For dishes to wash on cold days.

32.   For Texas winters.

33.   For family trips.

34.   For pets that make me laugh.

35.   For endless notebooks.

36.   For the person who invented the sewing matchin, it’s brought me endless happiness.

37.   For pretty forests to walk in.

38.   For colors.

39.   For living in the most amazing place on earth.

40.   For having the most amazing people surround me both in person and online. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Hello everyone in the blogging world! I'm sitting here about to get to NaNo for the day and I wanted to give ya'll several updates. 
One: I juts finished writing Robin of the Hood and it came up to 22.000 words! For my last NaNo story I'm going to write The Son of Robin Hood. I'm really enjoying these characters. :) 
Two I am listening to the most uplifting song I have heard for months, or at least it's just helping me. :) Its Speak Life by Toby Mac. Its awesome, you should listain to it. 
Also the blog design didn't quite work out so we're trying to get my blog somewhat back to normal till I can find someone who really knows me to do my design. :P  
Whats a song that's really encouraging you right now? 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Danger in the Distance

Hello everyone! I thought you might like to hear an update on my NaNo progress. To those of you who don't know what NaNo is this probably wont interest you. :)
I have been keeping just on seclude all month long. I had all these great plans to write 2.000 words each day but somehow i always manage to do about 2.000 words one day then the next do about 600. :P But hay, I proud of myself for making it this far, near the first week of November I was thinking of quitting because it was so hard but with a lot of encuagment from siblings I've stuck it out. :) I'm actully writing two books for NaNo because I find it very hard to write even 30.000 in a book so 50.000 was daunting. Last night I finished up my fourth book! Danger in the Distance is now a complete novella of 18.001 words. :) Robin of the Hood is now in full swing at 12.000 words. :) I loved Danger in the Distance (Which by the way is in the midst of it third name change. :D) My main character, Karen, was a very quite girl who stuglles though a lot in the midst of World War II. I especially found it sad to watch my characters grow up, they we're all such wonderful kids I loved it but the end of the book called for adults and the ending of the war so I gave it to them. The main thing I learned from writing this book? That God will hold you in the midst of all the confusion and destruction around you. In saying that I would like to share with my favorite part of the book. :)

 Bombs went off all around Karen, she ran desperately towards the shelter where her parents and Amélie were. The people she held most dear in her heart were there, but no matter how fast she ran she couldn’t reach to door to the shelter were they stood. The bombs continued to go off, finally Karen tripped, falling in the middle of the road, she tried to push herself up but she didn’t have the strength. So she lay there, helpless and worn, watching the bombs go off around her, wondering if the next one would hit her. Then a man came out of nowhere, he wasn’t a large man, but he picked her up like she was a feather and instead of going into the shelter he just stood, in the midst of all the chaos and confusion holding Karen close to him. She looked into his eyes and a peace like nothing she had never felt washed over her, his face was not that abnormal to look at but it held such love and peace in it that it looked like it would overflow. Then his voice came quiet and soft, in the midst of all the noise:
“My shelter is not the worlds I will give you an everlasting peace that the world will not be able to penetrate. When you need shelter I will give it to you. When you need peace I will give you peace. When you need help I will help you. I know the plans I have for you Karen, to prosper not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Keep your eyes on me and you will be able to do the impossible.”

Then he smiled the biggest smile Karen had ever seen. Still the bombs went off around the two but it no longer seemed to matter as much to Karen.

All of this is copyrighted Mikayla H. 2013. :D Thank you! 

I hope you enjoyed this bit of my book and the update!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thankfulness #3

Thanks for joining me for week three of Thankfulness!

21.   For siblings who listen to book plots even though I’ve told it to them ten times already.

22.   For snuggles.

23.   For fires on cold days.

24.   For encouraging blogs to look at.

25.   For e-mail, its brought me closer to so many friends.

26.   For whoever created Goodreads.

27.   For the fun jackets I get to wear.

28.   For all the plants in my room.

29.   For sketchbooks and pencils.

30.   For a piano.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Hay everyone! Over at my other blog www.futurehomeschoolathors.blogspot.com we need two more writers, I did a post with the quilifations, please go check it out!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thankfulnes #2

Hello everyone! Here's week two of Thankfulness!

11.   To the authors out there, for giving me amazing books to read.

12.   For the most amazing mother a girl could ask for.

13.   For sunshine.

14.   For a sister that could drive any cloud away.

15.   For a puppy and kitten that don’t know there supposed to be enemy’s.

16.   For a friend who never ceases to make me happy.

17.   For TV shows that make me smile.

18.   For all the pretty flowers.

19.   For rain, and being able to play in the rain.

20.   For God because thanks to him I can dream for the impossible.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Ah yes, the first day of November and NaNoWriMo. Writers all over the world are sitting at computer writing furiously like I am right now to meet there word count for the day. Or some crazy people may have been up at midnight last night  so they could start writing.
So happy writing all through the month of November!

                          NaNoWriMo General Flyer


Thankfulnes #1

For November, since it contains Thanksgiving day I decided to post ten things I'm thankful for each week. I hope you enjoy!

1.      An amazing, awesome and overall perfect family.

2.      Great friends who e-mail me.

3.      A sister who lets me use her camera more then she dose.

4.      For pretty things to take pictures of.

5.      For mail, it makes me so happy.

6.      For a huge world to explore.

7.      For a mom who lets me use her computer.

8.      To God for giving me inspiration for writing thus making my days filled with excitement.

9.      For the seaside.

10.   To Rebekkah for still loving me despite all my quirks.

Monday, October 28, 2013

I'm just going to be mad

I’m just going to be mad.

Photo Via Pintrest
“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath.” Psalm 37:8

I felt like Scrooge with two overly nice people on either side of me, part of me wanted to join in on the conversation but no I was going to be mad. I could feel myself hunching up, I didn't want to hear one more word but I couldn't ignore it, if I listened I knew my madness would melt away and I didn't want it to. I wanted to be mad I wanted to be miserable. Even when they asked me a question I remained silent. I wanted them to be mad, I wanted them to know how mad I was but they stayed as happy and chipper as ever. So I decided to make sure they did know.      
 “Why are ya’ll so happy? I’m not having any fun!” I said in a haughty tone.                                  
“I’m sorry, what do you want to talk about?”                                                                        
This was not what I wanted, I wanted this to silence them and for us all to be mad together, so I remained silent.                                            
“Do you want to play a game?”
“No I don’t want to play a game, I don’t want to do anything!’ I yelled knowing I was being way over dramatic.
“I’m sorry, then we’ll just go talk over there.” she said and they both walked away.
I wanted to run after them and say I was sorry too, but that would mean I wouldn't be mad anymore and I didn't want to stop being mad so I ran into the forest
“They’ll probably have more fun without me.” I thought madly. “Maybe they’ll come begging me to play, but of course I would say no.”
Nope I was just going to be mad.
“Hi!”  Said a very happy voice.
Oh great here’s yet another happy person I don’t want to be around.
“What do you want?” I asked glaring at her.
“I just came to see how you were doing.”
I could feel my madness melting away and I didn't like it, but I couldn't help it her smile was so big and her eyes were lit up with happiness so I just had to smile back. As we talked my madness melted away and was replaced by happiness. By then end of the conversation I could even remember why I had been mad about.  

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt like this a lot, I just want to be mad, I just don’t want to be happy I just want to sulk and then something happens {Oh something shinny!} and I forget all about be mad. Happiness and forgiveness are two of the happiest feelings in the world, thankfully my family has helped me experience both. “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” Ephesians 4:26  


This is a post a wrote up just for fun about a year and a half ago and in was posted on MOHL. :D I found it and decided to re-post it for ya'll. :) 

Friday, October 25, 2013


I spent my summer: taking photos, doing school, cleaning, writing, taking more photos and working on Future Homeshool Authors so  These are some of the bird photos I took. :) 

Female Hummingbird

Female hummingbird.

Two Chickadees watching an unknown bird take a bath. :) 

This is "my" Titmouse, his name is Wonder because his mouth is constantly open. : ) 

Birds do this pose all the time but it never gets old. :) 

Wonder again. Isn't he a cutie? :) 

A male and female Painted Bunting looking at each other. :) 

A momma Cardinal making sure Juvi takes his bath. :) 

Moma making sure Juvi is clean. :) 

Ruby Throughted humingbird. :) 

Female Painted Bunting. 

Female Painted Bunting looking shy. :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The McNeil Adventures

Oh wow!!! After over a year of work with Cindy, Trinity, Alli, Marissa, Kyle, Tara, Kelly, Carol, Mr. & Mrs. McNeil, Ann, Edmond and Trevor I have finished writing The McNeil Adventures! And in all that time I just now learned how to spell Adventures, spell checker always helped me with that. :) It has been an amazing book, with lots of fun twists that I didn't anticipate and a lot of editing. Its been awesome. :D My next book is Danger In The Distance.


Random check in. :) I think that's what blogs are for, for all us people who don't have Facebook to have somewhere to tell people what were up to. :) 

I've been spending my morning working on The McNeil Adventures, (my current book) trying to get it done before November so it wont get in the way of NaNo, I just reached 12.000 words, which makes me doubt I can reach 50.000 next month but its worth a shot right? :) I'm having a lot of fun with this story and Cindy (My main character.) but trying to finish up a novel in a week that you've been working on for a whole year is a bit scary, sad and supper exciting to think I'm really going to be done with it. Now for all you experienced authors out there I'm sure 12.000 words is probably about what you edit out of your books. So it doesn't sound like much, but for a novice like me its extremely good. :D

Well I hope ya'll all have a great day! Happy writing!

Photo credit Pintrest
Oh I thought you might to "meet" Trevor, Cindy's golden retriever puppy. :) He's always getting into trouble, thus the chewing on the pillow. :D 

Friday, October 18, 2013


If you don't want to hear miscellanies facts about my life and photos that probably are more fun for me then you then this is probably not the blog for you because I'm going to tell you about yet another of my pets. :) My dog Luke, he's a Australian Shepard and he is the most awesome dog in the world. :) 

Luke and Toothless curled up together. :) 

Luke avoiding Cuddles, our rather cranky cat. 

Have you ever seen a look like that on a dog before? Its my favorite picture of Luke because its so him. :) Its a ' "I'm in trouble aren't I?" :)

He had just had a hair cut and looked rather silly but he was more then happy. :D

Supper dog coming to the rescue! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Shadow Dancer

I love doing shadow photos, playing with light it amazing, so my Amazing sister Rebekkah sacrificed watching a movie to take these photos for me. ;) She's awesome. :D 

This one I took myself but I still think it turned out pretty well. :)

I took this one of Rebekkahs shadow. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see my Shadow Dancer! 

Friday, October 4, 2013


On of my favorite pastimes is art, I do mostly sketch's but I also dabble in painting. :D So I took some photos of my supplies and art because I prefer showing pictures to talking. =) 

Olympic pose

Ruth from sight and sound theater. =)

birds kissing

a flamingo, gota love those guys. :) 

My art book recovered by yours truly. :) 

My moms MP3 player. :

Misc book character. :) 
Emberlyn Star from my Sci-Fi book. 

Up close of Emberlyn. (Isn't she awesome!)

My pencils. *Happy sigh* 

I hope you enjoyed a peak at my art! Hopefully I'll post more in the future. :)