2017 Writing Updates · A Day In My Life · AmWriting

A Less Than Expected|Writing Update 3

My Week

So this week was interesting to say the least. I’ve gotten extremely less writing done then I would have wanted, and that is really my own fault. I let new shiny things distract me. Everything was goodish, I suppose, until Saturday. 

On Saturday I went to the Naval Academy for a basketball game. I was so excited to go. I wanted to spend quality time with my best friends who I might not see after graduation. I have to say I wish I hadn’t gone, because of the other people that I knew who also happened to be there. 

My best friends ditched me and my ex found me. I’m still going back and forth in my head about it. I wish I hadn’t gone. I wish I hadn’t started talking to him. I just wish my friends hadn’t ditched me like that. 

My Writing

I have been distracted quite frequently this past week. I’ve found loads of new books that I’ve gotten into—so ready yourselves for an influx of book reviews coming soon. I only wrote two days this week, totaling just under 300 words. 

I was working on Anastasia’s Rising per usual, and I ended up picking out two already written chapters to rewrite. I just didn’t like how they flowed. So dispite only writing 282 words, I was able to map out two chapters for the rewrite. On top of that I also did some plotting for future chapters, which is very out of the ordinary for me. I’m usually a pantser. 

So that has been about it. Not many exciting this this past week, but I’m hoping to be more productive this week. 

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2017 Writing Updates · A Day In My Life · Uncategorized

An Explanation 

Since the beginning of February my life has been a roller coaster. Literally. 

I have no idea how, but I forgot about midterm assessments. So that was a lovely time. I have never pulled so many all nighters in my life, and I never want to go through that again. I’m traumatized. 

Also, my appendix was a thing. I don’t know if I mentioned it specifically or not in my last post, but I almost had surgery. I’m so thankful that I didn’t actually have to have my appendix removed. It ended up being muscle spasms. Very intense spasms. 

However, on the bright side I’ve been cranking out words. I’ve also been in the gym, and I can lift again so it’s so exciting. So more or less, I’m trying to get my shit back together. So please be patient, I will have more content coming soon!

Monthly Wrap-Ups · Uncategorized

January 2017 Wrap-Up

January wasn’t the best or easiest month for me. There were a lot of bad moments during last month. A family member died, and figuring everything out with that was basically a shit show. Harsh but the truth. 

Anyway, looking back at my goals that I had set I can say that I did complete some of them. Im also going to talk about the books I’ve read this month, and the progress I’ve made with my writing. 

January Goals:

1. Post a New Blog Entry 2-3 times a week

I started strong with this at the beginning of the month, but I was not able to follow through entirely. 

2. Become More Active on Social Media

I think that I can say that I completed this. I wasn’t really on instagram, but I was on twitter. A lot. 

3. Finish All of my College Apps

By the end of January this was happily completed to my liking. I managed to get all submitted with the supplemental documents as well. 

4. Stop Drinking Soda

Did this as well! It really has made a difference in how I feel, and I don’t know why I had started drinking it again in the first place. 

5. Be in The Gym 3-5 Days a Week

This was another thing that I started out strong with, but didn’t end up following through. With the death in the family, and my own health problems that decided to pop up it just wasn’t happening. Even now I’m not cleared to do anything besides walk on a treadmill, and I can happily do that at home. 

Books I Read This Month:

Goodreads Links

Playing With Trouble by Joya Ryan
A Vampire’s Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden
The Breeders (Breeders #1) by Katie French
I read a grand total of three books this past month. That is way below normal for  me, but with everything that was going on it’s something I can understand. The plus side is that I was able to do a full review,here on my blog and on Goodreads, for each book that I completed. 

Something new was that I also joined NetGalley. I have a couple of books out that I’m reading and preparing for review. 

Writing Status:

This whole month I only wrote 4,900 words on one project. Also not good. However I do plan to amp it up this month, and get on the grind.