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Daily Writing Update (16)

Sorry I haven’t been active. I use my phone to write these posts, and unfortunately I dropped it. That baby was gone. However I have gotten a new one, so thing should be back to normal. 

Today I didn’t do much in the way of writing, but I have good news to share, like really good news. I’m so excited. So let me share. Today I came into a small chunk of unexpected money, and that unexpected money is enough to by scrivner! Which has a compile feature! Also a friend of mine got a new laptop, and gave me his old dell. So baby steps. It’s not a Mac, and it’s not vellum, but it’ll work short term. I feel so motivated right now. 

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Decisions, Decisions 

Over the course of the last year my life has drastically changed. I moved back in with my mother, started writing more seriously, and begun to think about a career aside from writing. Eventually I want my writing to be my sole income, but that takes time. Sadly, time doesn’t pay the bills. 

As some of you may already know, my goal was to major in biology and go to medical school. That was always my second dream. One being a full time writer. Now, with the way things have changed I don’t think that dream of becoming a doctor will be fulfilled. Money has always been a huge issue for my family, and sadly I can’t work because of SS. I’m hoping the way the money flows will change after my portion starts going directly into my account in April. But even with that, it’s not going to pay college tutition. 

Something else you all may or may not know is that I have spoken to a couple of different recruiters for the military. It’s a nice option with my 88 ASVAB score. Enlisting would allow me to pay my bills, save money, and finance my writing. 

But I keep flip flopping between the two choices. Do I go to college and collect a mountain of debt while barely scrapping by on minimum wage, or join the military and not have a job I’m going to be happy with. It’s very tough for me, because I want to be financially secure, but at the very same time I want to be happy with my job. 

Another pitfall of enlisting would mean I have to lose a lot of weight. Currently I’m 183.6 lbs, and have lost a total of 3.5lbs since speaking with the recruiter earlier this month. To meet requirements I have to be less then 35% body fat or 156lbs. It’s hard to lose that kind of weight, and they want it gone by summer. I’m struggling with what I should do. 

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Daily Writing Update (12) +A Peak Into My Brain

This evening I am not only going to talk about my progress, or lack thereof, as I normally would. I also am going to say my piece on something that bothers me quite a bit. How authors can treat one another. 

Today I got 200 words out. The story I’m working on has plateaued for me, and I’m not sure what to do about it. This sort of feeling towards a story hasn’t happened to me before. I’m hoping that if I put it aside for the time being, and work on something else for the next few days I’ll see a change towards it. 

I’ve been writing since I can’t remember. Creating stories in my head that I wanted to share with others. Along the way I discovered various websites and forums where us authors, published or not, could share our works and expirences. I believe that these places are a useful tool, but people can also take things too far. Which is why I personally limit myself to certain places. 

Not to long before I sat down to write this post I was browsing the Kboards Writer’s Cafe. I came across a post where a new author was  publicly naming another author that was established within the same genre, and accused her for ghostwriting. Now who cares if her books are ghostwritten or not right? But the thing is why do we have to be rude to one another? To pick at one another in such attempts to ruin someone’s name. 

Personally I have had my own issues with others rudeness. Even on the sites I limit myself to. I just don’t think we need to be mean to one another. 

I am aware that on some level we are all in a competition of sorts. Who can sell the most books. However we help each other quite often, sometimes without even realizing so.  We don’t need to claw at each other, to be successful. 

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Daily Writing Update (11)

Today started off as a bit of a struggle. I couldn’t decide where I wanted the scene I was writing to go, and it was frustrating. However I did get some writing accomplished. 391 words worth. 

Not entirely my best work, but better then yesterday’s nothing. Thanks to the lovely Mother Nature I have no school tomorrow. Which happens to be perfect because I’m hoping to get quite a bit accomplished tomorrow. 

Happy Writing Everyone!

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Daily Writing Update (10)

Today has been yet another rough day for me. I sat down and tried to write, but I found myself unable to do so. I’m disappointed in myself. I could’ve done better, but I let stress get the upper hand. 

Everydays a struggle. However, I have wants,dreams, and desires. Ones that I am planning to accomplish, but some days are just harder then others. So tomorrow’s another day. I’ll try to be more productive. 

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Daily Writing Update (9)

So I’ve been absent on her for a little while. Not nearly as long as I have been in the past, thank God, but I have been absent. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been dealing with a hell of a lot of stuff. I got sick, people ended up in the hospital, I had to help those people out, I have school, and tests, and homework, and I have to go to they gym everyday. 

And you know what, before I knew it everything had gotten away from me. I was caught up in everyone else’s lives, and had no time left for myself. My priorities slipped from me, and I’m pissed at myself for letting that happen. 

However, I would like to say that I wrote today. I actually wrote productive words. 1,100 of them so far today. I’m very please with myself. I’m taking it one day at a time, so I don’t get overwhelmed, but I will be back in the swing of things. I just have to find my balance again. 

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Daily Writing Update(8)

Today’s Outcome

Picking up speed over here, and I’ve also been hitting down my next projects in the order I want to complete them. In sort of a business plan fashion. Not a lot to report, but I’ve been busy. 

Plans For Tomorrow 

Tomorrow I’d like to buckle down, and get a couple thousand word out. We’ll have to see though, because I have a list of things I have to do.