Writing

Struggling To Write As Of Late

I’ve been struggling to write as of late. Technically, I’m still writing, but it’s been a grind.

I still love writing. Sometimes I have bad days or bad weeks though.

I’m not sure when I started writing every day. Safe to say, it’s been a long time. No, I don’t always write as much as I want to. But I never want an excuse to get in the way.

Being a writer really is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. I hope I’m still working away decades from now as an old grandma.

When I first decided to make writing a daily habit, I didn’t realize what I was signing up for. I’m only 20 years old. Assuming I live a long time, I have many days ahead of me. Which also means I’ll be writing a lot of words.

Growing up, I wrote without a care in the world. I didn’t think about anything else except putting pen to paper. I wasn’t writing to please other people. I was just having fun.

These days, I think I’ve been making the creative process a lot harder than it needs to be. I’m overthinking before I even make a mark on the page. That’s no way to write.

Here’s to letting go of all the doubts and fears. Just write. Don’t worry so much about the other stuff.

Writing

A Step-By-Step Guide to Conquering Essays

I forgot to share my SLN article.

It’s called, Take That, Essay!” A Step-By-Step Guide to Conquering Essays For Good and writing the article basically made me pick my own brain. Then mold all the advice I could come up into coherent sentences.

The tips might not work for you. So take what does and throw away what doesn’t.

I hope the guide helps you or helps someone you share it with. Having someone in your debt is always a good thing.

Blogging · School

Why I Don’t Do What I Want To Do More Often

What do I want to do more often?

  • Generate quality content.
  • Read articles written by others.
  • Leave meaningful comments on many different blogs.

And why don’t I do these more often?

  • I am at school eight hours a day.
  • I have to pass all of my classes with good grades.
  • I must complete homework, finish assignments, and write papers.
Blogging

Blogging 101: Extend Your Brand

Extend your brand with one of the following: a custom Blavatar, a custom image widget, or a fan page.

Brand?

Ehhhhhhhk. That word haunts me.

I finally fixed my Blavatar. (Read: I learned how to upload the newer head-shot I’ve been using for months as my blog picture.) You learn something new everyday.

But I can’t create a custom image to save my life. I’d pay someone to but I’m broke. And I’m about to be even more broke. Perks of going to university this coming September.

Um, uh..I have a failing Facebook page. Once again I’m broke. I’m a full-time student. I’m someone who procrastinates. A lot. If I ever become a full-time blogger, I’ll pay more attention to my other social media accounts. Until then I can blame homework to finish, projects to complete, and deadlines to meet. As well as tests and exams I always cram for because I hate studying.

Brand still haunts me.

From the bottom of my heart, I hope everyone is doing a better job extending their brand.

Personal Reflection

Dilemmas

I need a vacation. Like right now. This very second.

Of course, I’d read, write, blog, and dance during my days off.

Just as long as I don’t have to go to school or deal with stupidity, I will be the happiest person alive.

Let a girl dream.

Continue reading if you want to hear my other dilemma.

So I’m supposed to be studying for a test, but blogging is a billion times more enjoyable.

Someone needs to make an app that automatically disables my WordPress account anytime I should be doing homework or reviewing for an exam. Maybe then my marks won’t have to suffer. By suffer, I mean 80’s or 90’s. Not 100. I never seem to get perfect on anything these days, which doesn’t bother me so much since I’m spending more time surrounded by words.

Writing. Exciting.

Blogging. Amazing.

Reading. Humbling.

School. Bad.

Tests. Worse.

Studying. Words cannot even begin to describe my feelings towards this.

Writing

Is My Life Complete?

One of the few things I look forward to every day is coming home to write. NaNoWriMo has ignited a fire in me and that fire has yet to be extinguished. I can’t say the same for school or homework. Still, I have my novel.

What more do I possibly need? My life is complete.

Writing

What I Want To Do

I  want to crawl into a cave and stay there until the end of this month.

No Wi-Fi, no phone, essentially no distractions.

That’s probably the only way I will be able to write 50,000 words. Or maybe I can convince all my teachers not to assign homework until December first?

Neither options are likely going to happen.

Even so, I shall continue to dream about the aforementioned cave…

School · Writing

Procrastination And Bad Choices

I really shouldn’t be procrastinating during November.

NaNoWriMo is supposed to help with that problem by making me less likely to put off homework.

It has had the opposite effect.

Instead of completing my schoolwork when I’m supposed to, I use writing as an excuse to reduce my guilty conscience.

Thanks to procrastination and bad choices, I might be losing precious hours of sleep.