February 10, 2019

A good day! Today has been an amazingly awesome day! Me and the honey went to Starbucks and I got my outline done for my next short story! I also got 217 words written on the story itself.

Now it’s a night in, watching the Walking Dead and relaxing!

Hope the week goes well for all!! Happy Writing!! 🙂

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The End… of January

Well, I had a different blog post planned for today but I came to work and left my cord to send text from my Alphasmart to my laptop. Oh well! Tomorrow will have a blog post already planned out then and all I will have to do is hit send.

So, today is January 30th. I was almost off in my days thinking it was the 31st. But that’s okay. Gives me today and tomorrow to finish my short story for the month. Sadly I have been neglecting my writing over the last month. Tomorrow’s blog post will shed light on the reasons for the neglect.

It’s not something that I am proud of. It’s something I live with. My neglect for my creative life comes from my sometimes debilitating anxiety and depression.

There are days when I don’t even want to get out of bed. I do. I have to go to work to pay my bills and such. My family, whom I live with, don’t even understand any of it. None of them understand the demon’s in my own head.

Trying to talk to them is like talking to a brick wall, even on a good day. But that’s okay.

But one thing I need to learn, is to not let my anxiety and depression get the better of me to the point that I lose my creative spirit.

I’m going to cut this blog post short and try to work for a little bit on my short story for the month.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! Happy Writing!

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!!!

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!!!!