School will be over in a few weeks, and I do not know whether to be happy or sad. On one hand I am done with my online classes, but on the other that means creative writing is coming to a close. I have enough books with fun writing exercises though, so no worries there. Without a set schedule though it means I will have to find some times a day to do fun writing exercises.
I plan on getting a Kindle Fire soon, and I can show my ebooks to people with it, and sign them with Kindle graph. I need an e-reader because I have tons of ebooks. There is a cool program for the lending library which is awesome too!
On the novel front I now have turned a short story into a full length novel. I have added enough elements to make it long too, and longer then a novella with cool twists and turns to make it a good read. I have some avid readers who are my friends that will tell me ways to improve my stories. I will end up making the series a trilogy since it has the potential to be that long. That is all for now.
Until next time,
I finished a project like actually finished. I did something productive besides video games. Besides watching tv shows reruns and movies. It felt good writing until my eyes burned. Writing until the END. The end of a project I loved. Starting the project then finishing as opposed to starting on a new one without finishing. That is a feeling I missed. Time well spent. Time into finishing a writing endeavor. That is what I lacked and missed. I get all theses writing books and magazines to read I never finish them. I should, but work makes me so tired I cannot work at all. I do not want to work at all when I get off if I have to work the next day.
I am not getting out of retail though if I cannot focus on my goals: Finish and edit story. Get agent, publisher, and editor. Have book in physical hand after I get the contract signed. That will be a goal worth fighting for, and I loved the feeling of being productive enough to finish a project. Any thoughts to stay motivated despite working so much?
Until next time,
I just got the new game Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and it is a good game too. You build your character as you go, and it has dragons. I played it for a few hours, and I got to a point where I had to climb a mountain. I tried to find my way around it, but to no avail. Finally I decided to jump up it, and it was no easy task. I found my way eventually. And sitting there trying and trying..I almost gave up on it, but I did not at all. I kept trying despite the odds. I kept going and going no matter how hard it was. It was trying all that, and more that I realized it was like writing.
A good writer is one who does not give up despite the odds, and one who will not quit no matter what. One who keeps trying and trying until they have an agent or publisher contract in their hands. Apply the desire to not give up to writing, and you just might find yourself in a very happy place. And just maybe you can climb that annoying mountain that seems to take forever to climb!
Any thoughts on it?
Until Next time,
· A compulsion
· A way of life
· An escape
· Something I have to do
· Something that tells a story
· Something that gives me hope
· A tool for reaching out
· A tool that teaches a lesson
· A calling for a higher purpose in life
· A way of getting feelings out
· A tool that allows you to escape the real world
· A way to make things right
· An end to a long struggle against good and evil
· A gift from GOD
· A savior to people who have trouble communicating with the world
· Heaven to a tortured soul
· Something I plan on doing everyday of my life
My career, my passion, and something I plan on doing every day no matter what obstacles may lie in my path to my dream of becoming a published author who works full time at home.
Finish the sentence what is writing to you?
Until next time,
Writers and Second Life:
I play on second life. It is an online role-playing game that gives you a chance to be who you want to be. A chance at a second life basically. I love it because you can meet new people, and network. I even found some groups that will allow a writer to sell their work. It is a really good online community to get involved with because of all the activities you can do.
I am part of a group called The Wolves Den. The leader of it named Jami Titanium started doing writer sprints. It is basically where we meet at a certain time, and a timer is set for 15 minutes. A prompt is given, and we have to write about it when the timer starts. After the 15 minutes is done then the people give feedback about the things they have written.
It has helped me with my writing, and I love going to them. It is something for writers to look into, and it could really help them with their writing.