Personal Reflection

20 Goals For 2018

A new year means new goals I’ll try to achieve but probably won’t.

  1. Read more.
  2. Review more.
  3. Write more.
  4. Publish more.
  5. Blog more.
  6. Comment more.
  7. Create more.
  8. Dance more.
  9. Stretch more.
  10. Exercise more.
  11. Sleep more.
  12. Eat more.
  13. Journal more.
  14. Study more.
  15. Work more.
  16. Give more.
  17. Smile more.
  18. Laugh more.
  19. Love more.
  20. Live more.

Less is more, Herminia.

What are your goals for the new year? Let me know in the comments below.

Personal Reflection

20 Goals As A 20 Year Old

I’ve come up with 20 goals for my 20 year old self.

  1. Worry less.
  2. Have fun.
  3. Put my happiness first.
  4. Ask for help.
  5. Think for myself.
  6. Say yes when I should.
  7. Say no when I shouldn’t.
  8. Move on.
  9. Write more.
  10. Be a better blogger.
  11. Learn from mistakes.
  12. Celebrate the small victories.
  13. Dance like someone is watching.
  14. Look after my health.
  15. Smile at strangers.
  16. Love a lot.
  17. Laugh out loud.
  18. Be mindful.
  19. Enjoy the present.
  20. Live life.

I know a lot of these are commonly used phrases, but I’m a walking cliché.

Blogging

WordPress Conversations And Interactions

I don’t know about you, but WordPress conversations are unlike any other conversations I’ve ever had.

It would take forever to list all my reasons on why I love conversing with all of you. Just know that I do.

Here are a few:

You understand me. Or at least try to.

You like what I like. And sometimes detest the same things I do.

You make me smile. You make me laugh. You make me think. You make me question.

Stay awesome, my friends. Thanks for interacting with me.

Cheers to past conversations and to future ones too.

Blogging

My 8 Goals As A Blogger

  • To make people laugh.
  • To make people cry.
  • To put a smile on your face.
  • To put a frown on your face.
  • To help you learn.
  • To help me learn.
  • To educate and empower.
  • To grow and prosper.
Personal Reflection

When I Want To Give Up

When I want to give up, I think about all the people I need to prove wrong. All the people who know nothing about me aside from my name. And even then some individuals mispronounce or misspell it. But I persist and I persevere because my ego is too large to let haters get the last laugh.

Don’t give up. Rise above. Always get the last word. Be the last one standing.

Writing

30 Questions To Ask Yourself During NaNoWriMo-Day 18

Is it just me or does it feel like something big is going to happen today? Regardless, we have reached day 18.

Question #18

Is your story making you cry yet? 

Your piece needs to evoke emotions from your readers. It doesn’t matter if you make them laugh, cry or shriek. What matters is you make them feel something when they are reading your story.

The best way to test that?

Check to see that your work has an effect on your mood. Does your novel make you excited and elated? Is there a scene that is depressing and gloomy? Do you feel shocked and scared for the next chapter? Frustrated and angered at the antagonist?

Because if you aren’t feeling anything, your readers surely won’t either.

Whatever you do, whatever you write, make your readers care. And the only way they’ll care is to ensure they are invested in your characters, your plot, your story.

Writers, continue tugging on people’s heart strings.

Here’s another question: are you thinking ahead?

Writing

Quote About Happiness

Wake up each morning with a smile on your face and laugh at the end of the day.