• Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Let’s Talk About Being A Miserable Writer

    All right. I’ve tried four times now to write this post without it being super long, so let’s try a different approach. 😀 For starters, I changed projects and signed it up for NaNoWriMo. I’m not typically a fast starter, so this might not go well, but I’m doing a rewrite, like a complete, from scratch, rewrite so maybe that will help? I signed up with this project in 2015, but didn’t end up participating because I couldn’t get myself together. I’m 100% ready to start this time, but we’ll see. For the official record: working name of the project is “The Inescapable.” Version one was written early 2016, and…

  • Books,  Reading

    Am I A Book Addict Yet?

    Earlier this month I went through my Amazon cart. For most people, this isn’t a big ordeal. Maybe you have ten things in there. Maybe you have fifty. I had three hundred and thirty items in my cart. Yeah. 330. For one thing, scrolling through this many items is tedious as hell. So I wouldn’t. And I’d often scroll through and see things that I’d already bought. So, one day, in true me fashion, I decided to just sit down and get as many items out of the cart as I could. My goal was 90% – which would take the cart from 330 to 33. I’m happy to report…

  • Facts of Life,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    Current Project Writing Update

    Guys, I tried to change projects again. Hear me out! Lol! Basically what happened is that I was just having a hard time. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, the problem isn’t that I sit down to write and can’t get any words to come. The problem is that I don’t sit down to write in the first place. The whole reason I’m having to rewrite this story in first place is because I got scared and wrecked last time. So imagine my surprise when I sit down to rewrite it and I’m scared again. Who knew I’d have to deal with some of the same issues I faced…

  • Books,  Reading

    September Reads: 2019

    Happy October! 😀 You guys. This was such a great month for reading. I just can’t. I’m so happy. ^_^ But I’ll stop gabbing because I finished 11 books this month and have stuff to say! 😀 41: The Poison Diaries Author: Jane, The Duchess of Northumberland Genre: Horror Rating: 4 stars Reviewed: No This was kind of like a handwritten journal with drawings. It’s a fictional account of a boy who can communicate with plants, and the ones in the poison garden try to convince him to kill his evil overseer with their help. They tell him stories of how they’ve killed people, and it’s weird but interesting, and…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Work-In-Progress,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey

    NaNoWriMo Talk

    Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? National Novel Writing Month comes with a lot of excitement and pep talks and activities, and it makes for great writing fuel, but I haven’t gotten the timing right in years. Before I get into that, though, quick writing update since it’s kind of relevant, I’m still working on the same story I was working on last time I talked about writing. The working title is still “Winter” and it just so happens to be a rewrite of the story I wrote for NaNo 2013. I’ve only done NaNo proper a handful of times. I signed up in 2011 and somehow forgot to participate.…