stories, writing

Blogging Update

Blogging is an interesting past time and I like it very much. It’s also very good for my English. This is why it is hard to realise that this summer I cannot blog as frequently as I would like.

Drama is necessary here ;).

I will still post my writings here as blog posts through the summer. Other kinds of posts will be more limited or none at all.

I’m sorry to the people who have already followed me and expect regular blog posts on all the things mentioned here. “Entschuldigung– this means “sorry” in German.

I am not stopping the blog, I just will not be able to blog about everyday things as often in the next few months.

I will try to be regular with these kinds of posts in September 2021 when I start school again :D.

For you who are already with me, or for any new readers who may visit, here are all ten previous blog posts from oldest to newest:

Not Sure I Belong Here

Stories Can Be Telling Tales, No Lie

You’re About To Meet My Stories For the First Time

Story Line Drop #1

Where Are the Burgers I Was Promised Instagram?

To Wattpad or Not To Wattpad, Watt To Do?

What if the Four Horsemen Are Teenage Rebels?

Do I Have to Be Romantic in Stories?

Vampires, Elves, Witches, and Humans, Lust and Fight in Elfin Blood

The next post in particular is perfekt for helping you navigate my site:

What to Expect from My Site and How Best to Navigate It


Please be sure to follow using the options in my sidebar, so you don’t miss any of my story updates this summer. Danke!

stories, writing

What to Expect from My Site and How Best to Navigate It

Hallo! I did not write on the blog last week as I was very busy with schoolwork. This may happen from time to time.

I want to clarify how my site will be during summer. I am still new to having a website, sharing my work and also blogging, so I need to see which way feels best :D.

What to Expect

– Two to three days a week, I will share an excerpt, full chapter, or related information from one of my books when I post. If I want to share something outside of these parameters, this will be in a separate post.

– In July and August, I’ll be sharing from Elfin Blood, Fate’s Undesirable, and Burning Chariot. All three are very different stories, so there is something for everyone ;). The About My Stories page is still unfinished. It will be there to look at in July. Now you can look at my Home page for short summaries of these and other stories.

What to Expect (Continued)

– I would like to have a post each month, that’s a selection of all posts shared that month, my contact information and social media links and where you can read or buy any of my stories. None of my books are available for sale yet, but you get the picture :).

– I’ll continue to share a German word each post. I may prefer writing stories in English, still, German is my first language and it is fun to share some of this with you. Speaking of which, your German word for today is Deutsch, this means German :D.

– I won’t be sharing pictures of myself on any of my platforms. I want focus on my stories and what I’m sharing with you, not on how I look or anything like this. I use the picture below now, as the girl here reminds me of all kinds of girls and she seems free and happy. I would like to have a picture commissioned just for me someday soon.

It’s like she’s thinking of a new world to write about :D.

How to Navigate My Site

To navigate my site Anna J. Rose Tells Tales, is easy. I don’t have many tabs in my main menu and they are all clearly marked.

  • My Home page will always feature my stories, a bit about me, and a way to contact me.
  • If you want to find out about me, my likes and dislikes and things like this, you can go to my Me page.
  • To read all my posts, just go to the Blog page.
  • When you are trying to learn about my stories, you will be able to do so in the About My Stories page in July. This page will have character information and other interesting story information. You will also have links of where to read (or buy) stories as they become available.
  • To contact me, ask questions about my stories, or find out other information about my stories and what I share on my website, you can go to the Say Hi page.

I have a few ideas for maybe a couple more main menu pages and whenever I update this navigation menu, I will let you know.

Otherwise, my sidebar is another place you can be directed to where you may want to go. I’m still deciding what will be available there, but as you see it on every page but the Home page, you will be able to figure that part out easily :D.

I hope this makes it simple for you to know what to expect and how to find everything you need on my website.

If you want to always be updated, you can use one of the follow button options in my sidebar. Danke!

stories, Thoughts

Not Sure I Belong Here…

What do you write when your mum’s telling you it’d be good for you to write? Hmm.

She says I should introduce myself. I told her that’s what the Me page is for. Bleh, whatever, okay… I’m Anna, 15, she/her, and I write YA and MG. I live in Europe, German is my first language, but I like to write in English. English is like German but shorter.

I’ve been homeschooled from 9, because of mum’s work. I don’t mind it and don’t get why American movies make it seem like homeschool kids are weird.

I guess I’m a little weird. I have not met anyone who isn’t.

See?

I’ve never been sure I belong here, or anywhere. I’m not depressed or suicidal! I just always feel out of place. I thought it was because of moving around. It’s me, my mum, and younger sister, going wherever mum’s work does. I don’t think it’s that anymore. I just feel I stick out even when lost in a crowd.

That’s why most of my characters feel like they don’t belong either.

Lightbulb! How did I never see that till just now?

Like Rihka in my story Fate’s Undesirable. She’s out of place in two worlds and it isn’t fun. It’s the same for Kristian in Burning Chariot. He doesn’t fit in with his siblings. I’ll stop or you’ll meet them all at once… overkill lol.

Many characters from the many stories I’ve written, which is why mum said I should try this. Sharing them.

Beängstigend. (Your German word for the day, it means scary)

She’s scarier in the dark I think.

I’m not scared to share my stories because I think you won’t like them. You’ll like them, why read if you don’t? It’s scary because now my characters will be out here, while I’m still in here feeling out of place. Maybe they leave me behind?