Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deadline set

For my recent novel that I'm writing, The Glass Butterfly (May or may not change name) I had no deadline and had been writing it VERY slowly. So slow its like all my creativity and ideas were about to burst. So I changed the plot and added some spice to my main character and BAM. I found my way out of my rut and have been writing just like I used to.

So I decided I need to set a deadline. So I decided that October would be a good time. Now you notice I only set a month not a exact day. I don't like to rush. If I finish half way through October I'm happy. As long as I finish within that month I'll be pleased knowing my work is my best so far and that I took a few extra days to go through and fix anything I find sounding odd.

So don't rush when setting a deadline for yourself.

Focus on your project. (Re-plot, change a behavior, add more spice.)

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quotes that inspire

I thought that I would share some of my favorite quotes now that I have finally gotten back into writing my story. So here are some really inspiring quotes that I have written in a very special journal of mine. I hope they help you with writing.

I do warn you I don't know who some of these authors are. I just like what they have said. They are quotes I have found on numerous sites that have inspired me

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"I try to leave out the parts that people skip." -Elmore Leonard

"You don't have to believe you can you just have to do it." -Holly Black

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people." -Virginia Woolf

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." -William Wordsworth

""I'm always looking and I'm always asking questions." -Anne Rice

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." -Paul Walery

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." -George Moore

The last one really hits me right now. I finally let down the walls and gave my character something that affects me. So in a way I made her real. Now I'm putting emotion into the novel and I feel like it's a wonderful release. I hope this is what I was lacking in my writing. My writer's block is finally going away. I'm so glad. I hope these can help whoever reads this in some way or another. Whether it's it's for your personal life or your own book.


Monday, July 9, 2012


So I'm still not feeling too well. Had my doctor appointment today and I had blood drawn. Plus I'm going to a neurologist later this week or next week (hopefully) so hopefully they can figure out what is going on. Now enough about my health.

I'm going to focus a bit more on this blog and get it back on track to where it should be. That means more book reviews, more short stories (maybe) and more in sight on writing and agent lists. As well as lists on good sites for writers. And sites that do fun events, such as National Writing Month, ect.

For now I'm writing a project called "The Glass Butterfly."This is going to be a mix between Urban fantasy and mystery. I'm working on creating a very specific mood for this novel. I really want to capture that creepiness and loneliness that I had originally envisioned for this plot. It's going to be tough because I have to take breaks from the computer for helath reason but luckily for me I have a huge amount of journals and notebooks laying around, so I've also been hand writing scenes while I'm taking a break from the computer. It's been a great way to get out of my writer's block and feel at "one" with my story again.

I'm planning on this novel being 70K words and around 200 words. A pretty easy read. Not sure how many chapters yet but I love to name each chapter so I'm already planning ahead on titles. So I'm going to go work right now. I want to get to to 15k by next weekend and I still have a LOT of edit/rewriting to do in order to get into the mood for the novel.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lazy time is over

Although I'm having issues with my health (doctor appointment on Monday.) I'm tired of doing the same things each and everyday. So besides cracking down on my writing (way over due!) I'm going to volunteer at the local animal shelter. This is the same shelter we brought our first dog to when we found him and later adopted him from. He was such a  sweet dog. Now that we're about to lose our second Akita I feel like I need to get away from home and do something good. The plus side is I get to spend my days with kitties of sizes. I love cats! I have three living with me. I go by the old saying "A house is not a home without a cat"

So I'll be working with cats first. This will also help with getting me a job. Networking is key plus it'll look on any app. I'm not a lazy person I like to move around, go places and do things. I'm just...stuck. With no friends to hang out with and my anxiety keeping me indoors I haven't really been able to just relaxing and be me. So I think this will be a good change in my life.

After my doctor's appointment and if she thinks I have what I think I have then this will also be good for my health. I'm scared that I have a serious condition.Nothing life threatening but life changing. It's going to ruin my Kumori-con plans. I'll still be going and all...just wont be as active. I'll have to take it easy.

But we'll see. I'm hoping for the best.