May The Apocalypse Begin

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It’s November 1st. It’s Sunday. It’s All Saints’ Day in the UK. It’s also the end of Daylight Saving Time in the USA and Canada.

One thing ends just as something else begins.

That something else is NaNoWriMo, of course.

And because we fall back an hour today, writers essentially have an extra hour to chew their nails off just thinking about writing fifty thousand words this month.

I believe in you, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t believe in yourself. Do not let anyone or anything get in your way. Not even a zombie apocalypse. You’re a writer, after all. Zombies have nothing on you.

Personal Reflection

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

And even if it isn’t Thanksgiving where you are or you don’t celebrate for whatever reason, take a moment to be thankful today.

Every day.

You can never be too grateful or appreciative.

I won’t bore you with a long list of what I’m thankful for. I’ll save that for my journal.

Personal Reflection

Canada’s Birthday, Camp NaNoWriMo, Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day

Happy Canada Day. I know most of you are from the United States. Send your love up north.

Happy first day of Camp. And by Camp, I mean NaNoWriMo. What else could I possibly mean?

Happy creative ice cream flavours day. Did you know about that? Because I didn’t until now.

Happy first day of July. Unless you’re reading this next June. If you are, hey you. How’s 2016 treating you?

Happy birthday to those of you who happen to be born today. I don’t wish many people happy birthday so be grateful.

I’ve used the word ‘happy’ way too many times in this post. Just know I’m wishing you all the best and I wish I could shower all of you with happiness.

Personal Reflection

A Major Decision

I don’t know what I want my major to be. See what I did there?

How does one decide?

How can you pick just one major?

I’m only worrying about this right now because I have nothing else to worry about. Well, nothing major to worry about.

Except for the fact that there’s snow on the ground in April. It’s spring.

Canada is a weird country, sometimes.


Blogging 101: Be a Good Neighbor

FYI, I’m going to use the Canadian spelling of neighbour from now onwards because I live in Canada, and not the United States. Besides “neighbour” just doesn’t look the same without the ‘u’.

In real life, I’d be a horrible neighbour.

So to compensate, I try to be a good neighbour here on WordPress.

Leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.

Of course once I starting reading and commenting on other people’s blogs, I had a hard time stopping myself. So the task took longer than I initially intended.

Afterwards, I printed out an assignment for class. This was before I realized I royally screwed up the page numbering. So my essay is flawed. I’m flawed. My life is flawed. It all works out.

The old me would whine about how horrible my writing is. I’d say things like “I’m going to fail” or “I hate my essay” but the new me isn’t about that life. Also, people tell me I complain even though my marks are great. (Do I really do that?)

Thank you writing. Thank you reading. I owe my good grades to writers, authors, and bloggers. Shout-out to all of my wonderful neighbours.

Personal Reflection

Countdown To Christmas: Last Day

Over here in Canada, Christmas is so close, I can almost taste it.

But I know it’s already December the 25th in many parts of the world.


Merry Christmas or happy whatever-you-celebrate. If you don’t celebrate anything, happy Thursday.

Happy Holidays everyone.

I wish I could wish you all personally. But I can’t won’t.

Personal Reflection

Happy Memorial Day

Is it bad that I’m not too sure what Memorial Day really is?

Sorry, I’m Canadian; not American. Although, I am taking a course called American History so maybe I should know? Perhaps this is a testament to my ignorance?

Anyhow, I will Google what this day is all about right after I finish my blogging duties for today. To which you may wonder why I didn’t do any research prior to writing this post. To which I tell you I don’t have an appropriate explanation.

Moving on, have a good one my fellow American readers. If you’re living in Canada or any other country that doesn’t celebrate Memorial Day, have an awesome Monday. Hope the rest of your week is just as awesome if not even more awesome.

I know I’ve overused the word awesome in this post. So I will stop.

After rereading this post, I realize I sound a lot like a teenager. But isn’t that supposed to be normal considering I am one? OK, I probably should shut up now as I will only confuse myself more and potentially bore you. The latter is not something I ever intend to do. But if I do, tell me in the comment section below.

You could say something like, “Hey Herminia. You bore me.”

Or simply, “You’re boring.”

Then I will get the message. Until then, I will keep doing what I am doing.

I really should stop talking now, shouldn’t I?


April Bucket List For Writers

  • Start a new short story/essay/novel/something. It’s a new month so might as well. In with the new and out with the old. That’s not to say you should abandon your old ideas and uncompleted work. I’m all for finishing what I start but you need to know when it’s time to type “The End” and when it’s time to begin again.
  • Hit the gym. Winter is still haunting citizens here in Canada but summer is right around the corner. So it’s time to get back into shape after hiding under multiple layers in an attempt to avoid frostbite or to conceal extra pounds. You know what they say: an active body is an active mind. So even if you aren’t exercising to feel/look good, do it for your muse. Your writing muse, that is.
  • Write more, worry less. Adopt this as your new mantra. Seriously. As addicting as worrying is, writing should be your priority. Worrying does not translate into writing. The less worrying you do, the more time you’ll have for writing. Or other forms of enlightenment.

By the time May rolls around, what will you have accomplished? All of the above? None of the above? Other goals you’ve always wanted to achieve but never managed to?

Nevertheless, I wish everyone luck in all your endeavors. Cheers to a successful April!