Blogging

How I Feel About Blogging Less

After a busy November where I didn’t post on this blog much, I’m trying to publish more in December.

I haven’t been writing a blog post every day however. I miss it, but taking a break has made me excited to create again.

When I write blog posts, I don’t ever aim for long, perfect first drafts. It’s enough to get some thoughts in my head on the page.

I also try to publish often, but I’m not aiming for mind-blowing, earth-shattering content. That’s never been my goal.

I know I’m behind with everything, but I still feel fine. And that’s all that matters to me.

I don’t enjoy falling behind because catching up is such a challenge. But I’ll manage somehow. I can’t do everything, but I can do enough to succeed. I hope.

Life happens.

When it comes to my habits, I’m not as stubborn as I used to be. Besides, the world won’t end if I miss a day or three of blogging. I can always get back into the grind at a later time.

This year, I’ve had a lot of high highs and low lows this year. Even so, I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s. Check back with me once I write my exams and get my grades though.

As I get older, I feel busier. Then again, I think I’d rather be busy than bored. That way, I don’t have an existential crisis every other moment.

Personal Reflection

Remember In December…

  • You don’t have to be right.
  • You don’t have to be perfect.
  • You don’t have to do everything in one day.
  • You don’t have to go everywhere all at once.
  • You don’t need anyone’s approval.
  • You don’t need anyone’s permission.
Personal Reflection

December Plans

After NaNoWriMo, I need a month long nap. But I can’t sleep for an entire month. And even if I could, I wouldn’t want to.

So I haven’t fully fleshed out my plans for December just yet.

I’m warning you in advance. This post is going to be as messy as my life is right now. I’m trying to figure things out.

I want to read more. Problem is I read my school books during my commute. Commuting is annoying and exhausting, but at least I get some reading done. For some reason, reading Robinson Crusoe at home is a lot harder than I thought it would be. 

I want to continue writing every day. But what do I write about now? I’m taking a break from the characters I created during NaNo. I’ve been dabbling in poetry, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I suck. 

I want to be a better blogger? What does that mean? I’ll let you know when I know.

Writing

My NaNoWriMo 2016 Goal

I want to write every day this month. More specifically, I want to write prose. I might occasionally dabble in some poetry if I feel the need to spice up my writing life. Ideally, in November, I’ll write an entire story about the same characters in the same world. Because the writing gods know just how long it’s been since I’ve started writing a novel and went on to finish one.

Also, I wish someone could transcribe everything I thought in my head. It would make things so much easier. On second thought, maybe not.

Although I love handwriting, I haven’t been the biggest fan of typing. I blame my computer for being slow to start up. Same goes for Microsoft Word. Go figure.

So this NaNo I’m just focusing on one story. Or trying to, at least.

Ideas in my head are great. Having them written down on paper is even better.

That’s the goal. My goal. I’ll worry about everything else later, possibly in December.

Writing

Did You Write Today?

Just because NaNoWriMo is over doesn’t mean you should stop writing completely. I may have been slightly guilty of this in the past.

So this is a friendly reminder to close any open tabs, put your phone away, and start writing. Words don’t write themselves. Besides it’s not like you can have someone write your story for you.

Also, happy December! May it be a fun and productive month. May December be whatever you want it to be.

I hope you always make time to write, especially during the holidays.

Blogging

WordPress Party

So after NaNoWriMo is over and school winds, I’m going to throw a party on WordPress every day.

I’m going to be in your face, in your space. It’s going to be great.

What I mean is recently I haven’t been reading, commenting, and interacting as much as I’d like so I want to read, comment and interact more. I blame university more than writing for this. You should too. University severely cuts down on my time to care for my blog, which makes me so sad.

But I promise that in December, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me on your blog. Or blogs. Maybe even your dashboard if I can get my life together and post more frequently.

Unfollow me now if you aren’t keen on this wonderful WordPress party.

Writing

After NaNoWriMo

Seeing as we’re beyond the halfway point and I haven’t given up yet, I think it’s safe to say that I’ll write fifty thousand words. Somehow, someway I’m going to finish. There’s no way I’m letting myself fall short.

So as a perpetual jumper of the gun, I’ve been thinking more and more about the end. Honestly, December is a strange month for me. It’s right after NaNoWriMo. It’s the last month of the year.

Now that I think about it, I have always felt a bit different after November. Hopefully I’m not the only one.

I haven’t found anything that can really replace or replicate NaNo. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll be sad when it’s over.

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.

So…

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.