Writing

I Bite In April

Camp NaNoWriMo is so close.

I can’t believe it. 

Where did the time go? How in the world is March nearly over?

I want a three month refund on 2017. On second thought, I don’t.

These last few weeks have been stressful, especially the past couple of days.

I’ve been moody and breaking out and not fun to be around. So I’m hoping Camp NaNo will change all that. Is thirty days of pure happiness, clear complexion, and genuine friendliness too much to ask for? Probably. If anything April might make me more emotional and increase acne production. Worse, I’ll probably feel the need to bite everyone who comes near.

Studying

Writing An Exam I Barely Studied For

What have I been doing?

Not studying.

Where have I been?

I was at school, writing an exam I barely studied for.

Here’s what I learned:

  • I can’t recommend cramming, ever.
  • I don’t advise anyone to follow in my faint footsteps.
  • I wouldn’t attempt it again in a perfect world, but since the world isn’t perfect, I probably will write many more exams with very minimal studying and preparation beforehand.

Why didn’t I study?

Because I had other things to do. You can’t expect a writer and blogger and reader to devote all her time being a student. If you do, you have unrealistic expectations.

How am I?

Not great. February flew by way too quickly. I spent the month watching my productivity levels skyrocket…to the ground. And beyond. To the core of earth. Nothing is where I want it to be. Nothing is going in the direction it should be. But that’s okay. It’s March. It’s a new month. Get ready. Get excited. You can be I will be writing Camp NaNoWriMo blog posts instead of studying for exams. Haven’t you met me?

Writing

April 2015: What I Love

The regular feature is back. Are you excited or are you excited? You can’t choose to feel any other emotion except excited.

You can read all about what I loved in March here. Surely, you won’t be surprised at all.

Well, this isn’t a shocker either. I want to confess my love for Writing 101 this April. (I promise next month I’ll move past my obsession with the WordPress 101 courses.)

I love it so much. Writing 101 has helped me more than every English and creative writing class combined. There are things you just don’t learn in a classroom or from a textbook.

Who needs school when one has Blogging 101 and Writing 101, right?

Writing

The Last Day Before Camp NaNoWriMo

Where I live there are a couple of hours before Camp NaNo officially begins. Thing is my forte isn’t staying up late. But I can wake up early. So I hope to do some writing in the morning when many others are still in bed, sleeping.

How is it already the last day of March? I have a feeling April is going to past by fairly quickly.

My calendar is filled up with deadlines, deadlines, and more deadlines. So while I don’t expect to write 50,000 words this time around, at least by the end of NaNoWriMo, I’ll have more words than I started with. That’s the whole point, isn’t it?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Good luck to everyone participating. Not like you need my luck. You’re a writer. You don’t need a lot.

Writing

The Last Weekend Before Camp NaNoWriMo

Take this in: March is nearing an end. April is almost here. It’s the last weekend before Camp NaNoWriMo officially begins.

Whether you’re planning and outlining or partying and oversleeping, I hope this weekend treats you well.

May it be a positive yet productive one.

Remember to enjoy yourself.

Good luck to anyone who is participating in NaNo. Even if you aren’t, promise me you’ll try to write as much as you possibly can this upcoming month.

Blogging

March 2015: What I Love

Remember that regular feature I said I was going to do for my blog?

Well, the 22nd of March is upon us. The time has come for me to discuss what I currently love.

I had no idea what to expect when I signed up.

But, even though it’s over, I love Blogging 101.

There’s so much I can say. There’s only one thing I will.

It’s such a humbling experience.

You will learn. You will grow. You will realize you don’t know everything there is to know about blogging.

Writing

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!

Creative Writing

International Women’s Day

At first, I didn’t know how to celebrate and commemorate International Women’s Day.

After some thinking, I figured I would do a simple shout-out to all the incredible women in my life.

Thus, this post is dedicated…

to my mother for loving me 
to my grandmother for supporting me 
to my friends for accepting me
to my enemies for humanizing me
to my mentors for guiding me 
to my teachers for understanding me 

and to each and every woman of the past, present, and future!