Update on Blog and Book

I am almost done with chapter 2 of my book, it is going okay I guess. Part of me feels like it is really stupid, but my husband says its good, but I don’t think he would be honest with me if it was bad. I love my bullet journal still, I have just been so tired lately, I sometimes forget to get it done at night. I literally want to go to sleep at 7pm every. single. night. Does anyone even read this? Do you bullet journal? Help me with ideas!!! I can’t think of anything else to write……

 

 

Sam

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Bullet Journal: Day 4 & Book Progress

I have been researching bullet journaling for a couple months now. It caught my interest while I was looking up something for the kids at work to do for that day. I instantly was interested and began researching it further. Starting a bullet journal, however, felt like a daunting task that I was not up for at the end of 2017 because, well, I hated my life at that point, and decided for 2018, I was going to have a more positive outlook on life, so I thought that the beginning of the year would be a perfect time to start. I grabbed an old comp book that I bought but never used, and got to work starting on the second (I was sick the first and did NOTHING).

First off: I LOVE IT! It is an organized person’s dream! plus I love journaling anyway, so it works out perfectly for me. I am one of those people that loves to buy new supplies to keep myself organized. Binders, pens, notebooks, dividers, etc. so being able to bullet journal means that I can justifiably buy new pens, a bullet journal, and other things that I “need” for it, and my husband is just excited that I am not being a hateful bitch anymore *shrug*.

Second: It is almost like self care for me. I have a really busy life: kids, work, graduate school, being a wife… this can get a little overwhelming, especially for someone who is pregnant and who’s anxiety is through the freaking roof. I am always trying to find things to do for myself.

Third: It makes me happy. I am a new person in 2018, so I want to be happy and I am going to make myself happy even with little things like a bullet journal. For those of you who think that I should just be happy because I have kids, whether you have kids or not, probably have not experienced the terrible depression and anxiety I experience ever single day. I love my children more than myself. I would do anything for them, and they are so awesome. But when you are so busy ad feel as overwhelmed as I do, and have to do all of the housework as well because your husband (up until 2 weeks ago) couldn’t be bothered,  sometimes it is hard to really be thankful for what you have.

Book update:

I just finished the first chapter of the book. I have 2 people reading it right now so they can critique it for me. Now that I have my bullet journal, it motivates me to get shit done and write at least 500 words a day, as well as update my blog. I don’t even know who reads this, but thank you for reading it!

 

Sam

How do you not get distracted when writing?

I am not normally an easily distracted person, but I am feeling like I am struggling to write my book daily. Should I set a daily word goal to stay motivated? I have already started my book, I know what I want it to be about, it is just getting the words out. Should I set a specific time to write each day, then write when I have a chance and am feeling motivated enough to throughout the day? I want my total word count goal set to 50 or 60k, which seems like a decent goal for my first book. I just need advice, but I don’t really know anyone that has written a book, so what now??

I know that feedback is important while writing a book, but who should I have look over it? My husband? I would have to tell him that he needs to be honest with me. I feel like he would tell me its good just to be nice. I would have to emphasize the importance of him telling me the truth, because god forbid he just give me constructive criticism on his own. It has taken me like 2 weeks to write this post, but I am finishing it now.

I am starting a bullet journal so I can keep track of my life and I love it. Anyone else bullet journal? How do you like it?

Sam

Too many on my TBR list

Does anyone else out there have so many books on their TBR list it seems overwhelming? I am literally re-reading a book I have already read (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, in case you’re curious 🙂 ) one, because I love this book, and two, because I am struggling to read my ever expanding TBR list. I am also trying to put in some words in my own book, but I haven’t really had the time. I am listening to Fangirl and trying to write while I am at work, trying to also figure out how I am going to get through all of these books.

I have been reading other bloggers posts on their TBR lists, and I should really go through my Goodreads to-read list and get rid of some of the ones that I just added when I started my account, like a new Facebook account, add…add…add… anything that looks good. How do you deal with an overwhelming TBR list?

 

Sam

The First of Many

This is it. My first blog post! Funny, I thought I would feel nervous about it, but I’m not. Most of you don’t have a clue who I am. Some of you do. If you DO know me, you don’t need this boring introduction, but feel free to read if you want. For those who DON’T know me, read on if you dare!

I am a 27-year-old mom, wife, full-time worker, and full-time student. Needless to say, I am busy. I have 2 little boys, 4 and 2, and a baby on the way (I find out in a few days when I’m due!!!!!). However, even with all of this going on, I have another passion, one that I have had for as long as I can remember. Books. Any kind, though I prefer fantasy and young adult. My parents taught me how to read when I was three years old, and ever since then, it has been the best part of my life (hobby-wise, obviously I love my family). I am in graduate school going for a master’s degree in Studies of Human Behavior, though I wish I had gone for an English degree of sorts. Although I love to help people, I also believe that I should have gone into a degree that would have led me closer to books. I have a plan to open a bookstore at some point, but that is a few years off.

Now, another thing that has been a passion of mine, which some of you who know me don’t even know, is writing. I have been wanting to write a book since high school, but have never really had in mind what I want to write about. Now I do! I have finally made a decision and I am working on a rough draft of my first book. I started this blog in the hopes to get some followers of fellow book lovers and writers, in order to grow and to get my work critiqued, but to also have a place to share things. I am not quite to the point of posting the first chapter, I am still unsure about the names of the characters, even though I have the plot in my head. I hope to find support in this site, as well as support from those who love me. Thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read this far!

Sam

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