Blogging · Personal Reflection

December 2015: What I Love

Going back through some of my posts from this year and picking out one I’m particularly fond of.

So this happened…

I clicked on “How You Know You Are A Writer“, made some edits to it, then updated the post. But I forgot that it would be publicized on all my social media accounts—again.

Of course, when I realized my mistake people already noticed before me.  My Tumblr followers decided to like and reblog it. Rachel even retweeted it.

So rather than cover it up by deleting my mistake and pretending like it never happened, I’m doing the exact opposite. I’m owning up to my mistake. That’s a first for me.

Let this be known:

I’m human.

I wasn’t originally going to pick “How You Know You Are A Writer“, but then I got careless.

I won’t ask you to guess the post I was thinking of because that’d be cruel.

I’m flawed, but I have a heart.

School · Writing

School Supplies 2015

School Supplies 2015I took 85 photos. The above is one of them. These are just some of the things I’ve purchased recently.

A previous post I published about a certain problem explains the tiny red mouse in the picture.

If anyone is interested, I can make an extensive list of what I’ve bought with images of each item.

Let’s be honest I’m not using all of these supplies for school.

I’m a writer after all.

I live for this time of year. Any reason to go office supplies shopping is a good one.

Writing

Writing Resolutions

Due to human error, this post wasn’t published yesterday. My sincerest apologies.

Hopefully you enjoyed my blogging and reading resolutions posts. If you haven’t read them yet, I invite you to check them out.

Now this blog wouldn’t be complete without a writing resolutions post. After all, this is mainly a writing blog.

I would have posted this earlier, but it wasn’t written yet so I couldn’t.

Without further ado, these are my writing resolutions for this year.

I aspire to write at least a rough draft of a novel. To be even more specific, I want to write said novel in the present tense, not the past. Most, if not all, of my novels and stories are written in the past tense. For some strange reason, I find the past tense easier than the present. But this year I’m going to push myself more as a writer. The best way to do that is through change.

While I’m on the topic of change, I think it’d be good for me to write something outside of my comfort zone. Plays. Don’t worry I don’t have any crazy visions of being a stellar screenwriter any time soon. Still, I’ve always wanted to write one legitimate screenplay. I’m aiming for roughly 100 pages.

Last but not least, I’d like to write more short stories. They’re fun to write plus, at one point, I went through a short story phase. 10 sounds like a reasonable number.

With all I plan on doing this year, I’m going to be one busy gal.

I hope you’ll keep yourself busy in 2015 as well.

Writing

What Not To Do On April Fool’s Day

I’ve crafted this what not to do on April Fool’s Day post with a writing related twist.

  • Claim you are a writer when you clearly aren’t. The writer title isn’t something you can throw around like a boomerang. Take writing seriously or don’t write at all.
  • Lie about your previous accomplishments or past achievements. This is about as helpful as banging a hammer on your hand multiple times over. Be an honest writer or don’t be a writer at all.
  • Steal someone else’s work without crediting them. Why make people question your integrity by doing something so ridiculous? Stay original or stop writing.

Aside from what I’ve mentioned, use your common sense on April Fool’s Day and on every other day of the year. OK?

But I know you are all bright, intellectual people. Still, smart people make dumb choices all the time. Case in point: me.

Happy first day of April everyone! Have a wonderful day (or night).

Personal Reflection

Happy Family Day! Happy Presidents’ Day!

Happy Family Day! (If that holiday pertains to you at all.)

If not, Happy President’s Day! (If, once again, this is any concern to you.)

Or should I just say happy Monday? Unless of course, it’s not Monday where you live since different places have different time zones, which is something I learned in a class I completely despised, but now that I think about it, I guess I did learn something…as much as I hate to admit it. I shall digress no further.

I hope you are able to spend some time with your family today or tonight regardless of whether or not you have Family Day where you live. And take a moment to honour/honor the prime ministers/presidents/leaders who have done great acts for your province/state/country/nation. You know what I mean.

And if you were wondering—although you probably weren’t—I did not happen to write a poem for either of the two holidays. There’s always next year.

Have a great one!

Personal Reflection

Wonderful People Of The World

Hey wonderful people of the world!

Know that someone, somewhere loves you.

I hope you love someone too whether that is your mother, a grandparent, your sister, a friend, your cousin, a teacher, etc. It’s okay if you don’t.

Even so, I want you to find something or someone you love. And love him or her or it forever.

That isn’t so hard, is it? That isn’t too much to ask for, right?

I know that Valentine’s Day was yesterday but that doesn’t mean you stop loving someone any less.

One of my teachers believe you have to “keep the love alive.” Well, let me be the first to tell you to keep the love alive year round.

Buy her chocolates on a day which has no particular significance. Cook him dinner as a surprise one night. I know the above examples were completely cliche and stereotypical but you know what I mean.

Love isn’t a one-day thing. Love isn’t supposed to be a short-term fling.

I have one last thing to say before I call it a day…

Stay wonderful.

Creative Writing

New Year Poem Dedicated To Writers (With Rhyme)

Let this be the year you finally say

You are a writer in your own special way

To early mornings and late nights

To endless discussions and trivial fights

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May you finish what is unfinished

May you publish what is unpublished

Focus on the things that matter

Remember nothing arrives on a sliver platter

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Rise above the little things

Don’t kill all your darlings

Let 2014 be the best year it can possibly be

Contiune to write and be free

Creative Writing · Personal Reflection

Happy New Year Poem (For 2014 With Rhyme)

Here’s to the new year

May 2014 bring lots of good cheer

Wishing you succeed in what you set out to do

May you find success and happiness too

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You’ve worked so hard and come so far

So reach for the sky and wish upon a star

Never lose that fire in your heart

Never let anyone tear your dreams apart

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Don’t let life pass you by

Don’t let go before saying goodbye

Nothing’s ever built to last

Not this year or the past

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I hope you will cherish the last day of 2013 and I wish everyone a wonderful new year!