_____Happy New Year, everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. Finally just got over the flu that’s been going around. It royally sucked but still not as bad as the H1N1. So let’s see, I don’t really have any New Years’ resolutions other than to write more but I think I did pretty well last year seeing as I completed my half-way mark for Book Two and came up with thirty-seven new short story/novel ideas. So definitely to read and write more as well as travel and be outside more. Other than that, not much else has changed. I’ll be starting two college classes on the 16th since I finished my first one Dec 21st. I figure two at once will be a bit more challenging. I’ve been working at the auto body shop for a little over six months now. Time flies. Hell, it’s already twelve days into the new year. So whether you’re still sticking with your resolutions or not, Happy New Year and here’s to the promise of another great year.
It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve blogged on the original Into the Mind of the Writer blog and that’s because I still haven’t found a fellow blogger who is interested in helping me make it a reference for writers. I’m not looking for someone to take over the entire blog but I want to add a fresh view to things. My style of writing is only one way and having a second writer on the blog will broaden the scope. If more than one person is interested in trying this out, I’ll be more than happy to have more than one person. Each post needs to be at least a paragraph long whether it’s about how-tos, your own projects, something interesting you read that involves writing, etc. You don’t need to be published or write novels. You can be a poet, musician, journalist, etc. The point of this is to expand the blog with more knowledge. Just keep in mind that the blog isn’t for advertising. It’s to be used as an inspiring reference for writers whether they’re just starting out or are experienced. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find someone who isn’t too busy to do this or doesn’t already have their own set of blogs. If you’re interested, please comment below. Here’s the link to the blog: http://intothemindofthewriter.blogspot.com/
Change of plans! I started college today and it’s for writing! I’m taking five classes that will help me better some writing skills such as editing and descriptive settings(because I seem to forget the seasons in my books) as well as the publishing processes. I already turned in my first assignment today and everyone has loved it so far but omgosh! I’m still overcome with joy, lol! Maybe sounds crazy but I accomplished another of my goals! Next is to get the editing and illustrations for Book One finished. Then to have it published! Holding my own published book in my hands is my ultimate dream so when that comes true, first I’ll probably cry while I’m jumping up and down screaming. Then I’ll have to make another huge writing goal. 😀 Looking forward to all of that!
Today I ended up going to the mall with a couple of friends and it was awesome! We started off by walking around and just talking before running into the game zone. We played air hockey and a couple other games for a while before behold, there was laser tag. The best game in the universe and I haven’t played it in years. In we go and this one was very space-like. Ten minutes of hunting each other down and it was epic. When we finished, we checked out our scores. Scarily, mine at 1,980 points doubled theirs, lol. I got hit six times versus the thirty-one I shot. Apparently a high score for the game too and I got called “Raptor.” Then it was back to some more air hockey before we went ahead to Books-A-Million where we got coffee and discovered that there were books not only 20% off but used and in very good condition for only $2-6 each. Needless to say, I was in heaven and managed to finish collecting two series. All in all, a good Saturday. Now back to my reviewing need-to-read list. ;D
Happy November! Time for cooler weather, thank god, lol. Don’t get me wrong, summer is awesome but I loooove fall and winter. So! I’ve been extremely busy lately. It turns out that I will finally be starting college in late January so I’m really excited. It won’t be for writing though and I’ve been told I’m crazy but it’s for a fifteen-month auto body course. I’ll have even less time to do anything during that time but it’ll be awesome regardless.
Happy October 2012! As always, time keeps passing far too quickly but here is the month that means pumpkin pies and trick-or-treating to most people. It’s also the month before we are bombarded by several holidays right after the other. Before we know it, it will be January 2013 and all of those New Years’ Resolutions will be put into effect again. So, with that in mind, let’s embrace this year’s October and take it slowly instead of rushing through things. Halloween will surely come faster than we expect but hold on to the time now instead of rushing through life. I think it’ll be far more enjoyable that way. Happy October and have a good Monday.
It’s already September of 2012. Holy crap! The year is practically almost over! I don’t know about all of you but I know that I’m now feeling rushed to finish all of my writing goals for this year. Between real life and the fiction world, it’s been intense keeping both on a straight track but it’s fun. It’s the “stupid” little things that give me ideas for the stories and my refound obsession with ships and the ocean has returned, ha ha. That’s also taking up quite a bit of my time but it’s most certainly worth it. I hope that everyone has an excellent month and remember to keep your head up if last month wasn’t so great for you. It’s a new month full of new things, just the same old bill and expenses though. Wish those would go away. ;p Have a good three-day weekend!