Camp NaNoWriMo Diary: Day 2- Let’s get it started

Camp NaNoWriMo Diary- Day 2

Confession: I did absolutely no writing yesterday.

scheduleActually I did write. I started my blog back up again. I wrote my lesson plans for next week and an introductory letter for our school’s monthly newsletter. So yes, I did write a lot.

But I didn’t work on my WIP at all.

Actually by the end of the day yesterday I was still wondering what it was that I really wanted to work on for Camp NaNoWriMo. I had three choices. Continue reading

Life Update & Camp NaNoWriMo

Life Update & Camp NaNoWriMo

Oh my poor, neglected blog. It’s been so long since I’ve posted. I’ve written about a dozen posts with every intention of finishing¬† and publishing them, but it just never happened.

But there have been so many good things happening lately.

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Monday Motivation: Setting Realistic Goals

Monday Motivations- Setting Reasonable Goals

Goals are important, especially to me as a writer.

Without goals. I would get nowhere with my book, or my blog, exercise routine, cleaning my house. I wouldn’t get anywhere really. With anything.

3631831Goals helps me to prioritize the things that are most important. They help me get stuff done! But it’s important to realize that while we should set goals for ourselves, it’s more important that we set goals that are realistic. If we set goals that aren’t realistic it’s likely that nothing will get done. At least that’s how it is for me. Continue reading

My Writing Space

My Writing Space

Welcome to my writing space, the place in my home that is on any given day the most or least productive place that I spend my time. One of the most important tips I have for surviving NaNoWriMo is having a comfortable place to write with as few distractions as possible. So let’s take a look at mine!

Author Kami Garcia, has a great weekly blog post where she shows what’s on her desk that week. I would like to make that a once or twice monthly post to show you what I have and use in my writing space to keep me as productive as possible! Continue reading

Halfway Through NaNoWriMo 2015

Yesterday was November 15th! We’re halfway through the month and that also means that NaNoWriMo is half over. Woohoo, I’ve made it this far as have a bunch of people in my region. It makes me so happy to see my fellow writers succeed!

The past couple of weeks have been crazy. I’ve been scrambling to meet my word count every day, subbing almost every day, and last weekend I was crazy and thought I could do a craft show. Needless to say, last week I struggled a bit. But having done this a few times, it’s pretty expected that I will struggle during week 2. Continue reading

What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hello friends! Welcome to What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday. It’s been a while. I’m still trying to come up with a blogging and writing schedule that works around substitute teaching. This is a weekly feature (or it’s supposed to be) that is inspired by WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Another great feature is My Week in Books over at Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Here’s what I’ve been reading…

I just finished…

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond. The biggest thing that I loved about this book was seeing the circus life from the point of view of someone who loves and lives it.

And I also read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I adored this book. While the story of the boy/girl in a bubble is an old one, Yoon brought a fresh perspective and a unique voice to this story. I loved this book so much that I devoured the whole novel in less than 24 hours!

I’m currently reading…

Carry On by Rainbow RowellI feel like I’ve waited so long to read Carry On and when I saw it at the library last week I had to grab it. If you don’t know already, I’m pretty obsessed with Rainbow Rowell’s books and this book had the potential to be my favorite Rowell book yet!

What I’m reading next…

Landline by Rainbow RowellLandline by Rainbow Rowell. I picked this book up over the summer in a bargain books section (and was so stoked!) and haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I think I will need more Rainbow Rowell after finishing Carry On.¬† (This is not the cover I have, but I love this one!)

What I’m Writing…

TGGC has been slowing down for me a bit as I prepare for NaNoWriMo next month. I need a break from it and to play with new characters and a new world for a while, which I’m pretty excited for. But I would like to finish up chapters 21 and 22 of TGGC before October 31st, so I feel less guilty about doing NaNoWriMo.

I’m writing some posts for the next 10 days of NaNoWriMo prep as well, so stay tuned for those. This blog will be much busier in the coming months.

What are you reading and writing this week?

What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday

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Hello and happy Wednesday! I missed What I’m reading and writing Wednesday again last week, so here’s a super fun and long one to catch you all up! This is a weekly feature (at least it’s supposed to be) that is my spin on WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and My Week in Books hosted at Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Woohoo… I finished reading these books!

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What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday

whatimreadingandwritingwednesdayHello and happy Wednesday! What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday is my own spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Another great feature is My Week in Books at Lipsyy Lost & Found.

I just finished…

shadow-and-bone_hi-res-677x1024Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This is my re-read for the month of September and I want to finish the whole trilogy by the end of next month! Continue reading

Life Lessons: Starting a New Chapter

Life Lessons- Starting a New Chapter

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my decision to leave my job and pursue something that I was passionate about.

Since then, my two weeks at the office have come to an end and I find myself looking forward to the future with a fresh, new perspective. I’m starting a new chapter in my life, one that is much needed and necessary. While the position I just left was what I needed at the time I got it, it was not something that I could see myself doing and being happy with in the long run. And if life is too short to not be doing something that you love, life is definitely too short to be doing something you don’t enjoy. Continue reading

What I’m Reading & Writing Wednesday

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I didn’t do this last week because there were a million other things going on, so here’s two weeks of what I’ve been reading and writing! What I’m Reading and Writing Wednesday is my spin on WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Another awesome feature is This Week in Books over at Lipsyy Lost & Found!

I just finished Reading…

I read both Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire in less than a week. I also bought The Assassins Blade, which I will be reading before I get Queen of Shadows. With the a new job situation I will talk to you about later , I don’t know if I will be able to afford Queen of Shadows anytime soon, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Will probably talk more about my new book buying budget in a post very soon. Continue reading