A Daily Journal – Day 8

So yeah, there’s some gaps between this entry and my last one! I did do a journal entry each day but with work and other engagements, I wasn’t always able to do them online. In the next few days, I might copy and paste them online. We’ll see.

Anywho, a rundown of my last few days. I’ve been working like crazy all the while not feeling so hot. Not the flue, so that’s a PLUS!! But just run down and sick to my stomach. Most likely trying to do too many things at once.

If you’ve seen some of the other posts from this year so far, you’ll know I’m working on three short stories for the first quarter of the year. I did get some writing done on the first story on Sunday. It wasn’t much, about 200 words. But HEY, that’s something!!! It’s something I’m proud of!

But I won’t keep this journal entry going for long. I’m fixing to get out my story and work on it some more before I go to bed.

Have a wonderful evening everyone!!!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday!!!

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A Daily Journal – Day 3

*was supposed to post this yesterday!

Today was a somewhat lazy day besides going to work! It was cold and rainy out so going home and napping seemed like the best plan! Tomorrow I’m off super early. Have errands to run and then after lunch will be serious writing time!

Have a great day everyone!

A Daily Journal – Day 2

When your goal is to write every day, whether it’s a blog or journal entry or on your current work in progress, what do you do when you come home from work feeling sick?

Today was a long day and it’s cold as ever here! First of January and we get our coldest days! Coming home with good intentions of writing was well and good but when you’re exhausted it doesn’t always happen. No matter how good the intentions are. The drive just isnt there.

So what do you do?

You wake up a quarter to midnight and knockout a small post before getting back in bed!

Hope everyone’s new year is going well! Stay tuned tomorrow for a longer, more productive post!

Night All!

A Daily Journal – Day 1

So, one of my goals for 2019, is to start journaling each and every day. Will I be able to stick to it, I’m not sure. It is something that I have tried to do in the past but have failed at.

Why did I fail? I’m not exactly sure! Was it laziness? Possibly. Happy-New-Year-2019-Fireworks-Art-Painted-Wallpapers-Hd-1920x1200.jpg-915x515.jpgWas it procrastination and trying to do other things instead? Likely. Did my OCD kick in and I got weird about the notebooks I was trying to write in? That would a YES! I would find a new,  shiny notebook and I would sit down to write in it but I would get this feeling of dread if I had to scratch something out or if I mispelled something.

I have got to learn not to let that happen. Hense why I am going to work on doing a daily journal in my blog!

This way, if I am unhappy with something or I mispell something, there’s that handy backspace/delete button!

This year, 2019, is going to be a new year for me.

I am going to try new things. I am going to meet new people. Will it be easy? Probably not. I’m usually a stay at home person or I only go hangout with an extremely small group of people.

I need to get myself out there and live life more!

What does this year hold for my writing?

This year I am going to be partaking in the 1st year of a 5-year writing course. Year 1, Quarter 1, (January thru March) entails 3 assignments and a reading list!

Assignments:

  1. Write 3 short stories (1 a month)
    1. Word Count 1.5k to 2k
  2. Subscribe to the Writer’s Excuses podcast/prompts
    1. Listen to 12 episodes (1 per week)
  3. Join a meetup.com writer’s group in your area and attend at least 5 meetings

Reading Assignments

  1. Elements of Style
  2. How To Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
  3. Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

I like the idea of assigned reading but since there would be a cost of buying new books that I wouldn’t really like to spend at the moment, I think I am going to adjust the reading list to books on writing that I have already. I have a few on Plot topics. I also have a few on Structure as well. But I also might see what I can find at a local library.

This year is going to be a good year for writing and living and everything in general!

What are you plans for this year? Let me know in the comments section below!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A New Year, A New Me!

Everyone always makes new years resolutions and such. Myself included. We start the year off strong and then it fades. The momentum and excitement begin to dwindle.

Why is that? I’m not sure. I’m guilty of it just as much as anyone else.

Is this new year going to be different? I’m going to try my hardest to make it a better new year!

My anxiety and depression are acting up yet again. It’s been a struggle for years now. But now that I am not just seeing someone but actually engaged, I want to find something, whether medical or natural that can help me. I dont want my depression and anxiety to interfere with my relationship.

I don’t know if it would or not but its still something I need to work on.

I got a new planner! I always make a goal to plan and organize and it dwindles too. I’m going to work on that as well.

2019 is going to be a good year! It’s going to start out on the right foot and stay that way!

What are your goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments section below!

Happy New Year!!!!

NanoWriMo – Day 21

What has happened to the month? What has happened to my writing? It has been a crazy month. I have been juggling a personal life and working full time. I starting the month off with good intentions, as I always do.

How is it that I am still only at 8,150 words for the month? This makes no sense. I have the want to write. I have the want but not the time. I know that I should be MAKING time to write this month but it’s okay.

I kinda shot myself in the foot this month because I didn’t do ANY planning for the month. I thought it might be a good idea to try pantsing it again. It wasn’t. I should have planned and I would at least have had a general road map of what I was going to do for the month. But again, it’s okay. I am writing and that’s what matters. I am not going to win NanoWriMo but that’s okay too. I won’t be pantsing it again, that’s for sure!!

Hope everyone is having a good time with NanoWriMo this month!

Let me know how your journey is going in the comments section below!!

Happy Writing and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

 
 

Nanowrimo – Day 15

Hello Everyone,

I hope you’re writing is going well. I know mine isn’t. I am currently sitting at 7,384 words. I am so far behind and the thought of just quitting this months has crept in so so many times that it’s unbelievable. I’m not going to quit though. I am sticking to my goal of at least writing each and every day. There were two days where I wrote after midnight counted it for the previous day since I didn’t get home till either midnight or 1am over the weekend.

Shouldn’t try to have a social life during Nano, I know!! Stop yelling at me!

Anywho, how do you cope with being a writing slump/funk? I have the want to write but nothing is coming. Nothing I write seems like it is worth it. I’m not deleting anything. If anything, I move it to a MISC folder in Scrivener so it still adds to my word count.

I hate that I am having to schedule a social life. I hate that I can’t get extra time off work. But if I can squeeze in a moment to write every day, I will be happy. I will be creating a habit of writing each and every day and that is what is ultimately important, to me at least.

But even with that resolve, I am still feeling the depression and anxiety that always seems to hit during November. Which really sucks because November and December are my favorite months of the year. Staying in and enjoying the warmth and napping and warm tea and coffee.

Today I am going to get some writing done after work. Not much I don’t think because I will be visiting the honey today. Tomorrow I will be going to either La Madeline or venturing off on my own for a private write-in but I will be writing tomorrow. Thursday, I will be working a bit later into the day but I will be going to do some writing before picking the honey up from work to take him out for his birthday. We both had to work on his birthday.

Friday I am off all day. I want to get up early, get some good writing done and then in the evening, take a nap before going to the overnight writing event at Denny’s.

I still have 15 days left but I am so far behind the word count goals for the month so far. I don’t know if I am going to win this month. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens!

Happy Nanoing Everyone!