Personal Reflection

The Night Before My First Day Of School

The night before my first day of class, my phone charger stopped working. And that made me freak out more than the thought of going back to school.

So I was running around the house trying to figure out what to do. Eventually, I found another charger in a bag which was in another bag on the top shelf of my closet. This extra charger was a gift from a family friend. At the time, I thought I’d never use it. How silly of me.

I know I don’t need my phone to survive. But it’s nice to have a phone and a fully charged one on the first day back.

I’m also realizing just how much I use my phone now that I’m a writer and blogger. I use the WordPress app all the time to write posts, edit drafts, send comments.

So I see the logic in that one is none. Two is one. If you only have one of something and it breaks down or becomes unusable, you don’t have that thing anymore.

You just never know.

Things break. So it’s nice to have a backup, a replacement. Ditto for saving your files and having copies of your work everywhere.

So I’m not as stressed right now because after running around with my head cut off, I’ve regained myself enough to write this blog post.

The phone screen is cracked, my original charger and headphones don’t work anymore. I need a new phone. Shame I’m broke, though.


This Or That: Writing Edition

Just a fun game of this or that with a writing twist because why not.

Pen or pencil?

I used to be a pencil kind of gal when I was a kid, but now I'm old. I don't make mistakes that I need to erase. I don't get ink stains on anything. There are so many reasons why I love pens, I could write a blog post on it.

Spiral or non-spiral bound notebooks?

As much as I love the look of journals without spirals, they aren't as practical for me. I can hold a spiral notebook in one hand easier. Or maybe I just don't have any arm strength.

Write in the morning or at night?

Nighttime. I tend to read and edit in the earlier hours of the day. But when the sun sets, my muse suddenly wants to come out to play. So much for sleeping eight hours every night.

Work inside or outside?

I like not having to leave my house. I can stay in my pyjamas. I don't have to do my hair or makeup. I'm lazy. That's not news.

Music or silence?

When I'm handwriting, silence. When I'm typing, music. If I had to choose just one, I'd probably play songs in the background at a soft volume.

Write a little every day or a lot every so often?

A little every day. That's what I'm currently doing because it works best for me. I like writing enough to do it even when I don't feel like pulling words from my brain and putting them onto the page.

Short stories or long novels?

I tend to write short stories and read long novels. Perhaps novellas are my true love.

Lined paper or blank paper?

Lined all the way. I'll take lines on paper over dotted, graph, etc.

Characters or plot?

The former obviously. Characters make or break a novel for me.

Which choices would you pick?


Why You Should Write

Don’t listen to me. What do I know?

  1. Write so you can vent about how much people suck. The human race never ceases to disappoint. 
  2. Write to acknowledge your intelligence. Contrary to what you may believe, you don’t appreciate your mind enough. 
  3. Write your own jokes. And then proceed to laugh at them because indeed you are one hilarious human being. 
  4. Write so you can sleep at night. Or so you don’t wake up in the middle of the night because you feel guilty.
  5. Write to quiet those voices in your head. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. 
  6. Write your own book. Then shove that in the faces of everyone who said you couldn’t do it. 

What are you waiting for? Get writing.


To Pull Or Not To Pull All Nighters

I have never pulled one. I hope I never have to.

Frankly I haven’t stayed up past midnight for anything school related. And I’m not ashamed to say that.

It just isn’t worth it. I don’t see the point of staying up late into the night, especially since it impairs your ability to function during the day.

Sleep triumphs school any day of the week.


What Not To Do At Night

Math. Calculations. Basic adding and subtracting. Doing anything remotely related to mathematics at night doesn’t work for me. Ever.

Ironically some of my best writing happens at night. Even more ironic, I used to enjoy math. At one point, I was actually good with numbers. But now I’m a words person.

And I have no regrets. If I hadn’t found my true calling, I would be working with numbers all the time. Yuck.

Personal Reflection

Glancing Into The Crystal Ball

I foresee some long nights ahead of me.

But down the line, I can see those hours of work paying off.

What do you see when you glance into your crystal ball?


My Bad Writing Habit

I really should get back into the habit of writing in the morning.

I don’t understand how writers have the energy and willpower to write late at night.

On a side note, this writer desperately wants to go to bed and stay there for the next month.


Sacrifices A Writer Makes

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with an idea?

Have you ever stopped reading just to jot something down?

Have you ever taken super short showers so you won’t forget anything?

Congratulations you most certainly are a writer who has made plenty of sacrifices. But you don’t need me telling you that, do you?