So it might be a little late... I mean, two weeks of January are already gone, but I am feeling in need of some solid goal setting. New Year's goals are good, and I feel like I've set some good ones, but at the same time, they're big, and need breaking down. A little. Or … Continue reading January 2019 Quarterly Goals
Once more, it's the New Year, it's the 1st of January, and as always it feels like a new slate. A fresh chance to start new with new and better intentions. I like the new year much better than Christmas, I like the chance it gives me to make a better life (and I know … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer – New Year Goals!
It's been a busy year, and it's ending on a busy note. For the last week I've been buried in books reading for one of my English literature assignments, which, honestly, I wish I'd started reading for a few weeks ago. Another lesson learned. The entire year has been a steep learning curve, and that's … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019
This past week I've finished my first semester at university. These are the lessons, summed up, I've learned from it: 1. Always be prepared. You do not want to be the person in the workshop/seminar who doesn't know what to say. Or says something completely wrong because you haven't done the reading, or enough reading. … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – First University Semester Lessons
I've been writing. Sort of. Mostly I've been editing. I am excited in a nervous kind of way to be finally editing draft 3 of Elondria. I've decided to make some changes that I think will really make it stronger. The intention, originally, was to start querying agents this year. That didn't happen. Time and … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer: Lessons Learned
Tonight I'm feeling apprehensive. I have to do something tomorrow I don't want to do - something I don't believe in - something that means I'm walking on the wrong path. But things have gone too far to back out now. I can't let the other person down. I feel it's going to end badly, … Continue reading Soulful Sunday – Apprehensive
Reflections Well, it's been a few weeks since I've done a reflections post. Or any post. I've had some ups and downs, none of which have involved much writing. I know that not working on anything is a problem for me, but I'm still trying to work out a schedule that works for me. I'm … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & The Hero’s Journey
Reflections I haven't written much this week, not even for the website. Time has been scarce, and depression hit me quite badly at the end of last week. What I have written is a short draft of an article for next week's mental health slot on Tuesday. I'm going to extend it from an assignment … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Save the Cat!
Bullet journalling, as I said last week, is a system that I use for planning and generally keep myself functioning - it's therapy as well as an organizational tool. You can choose from a wide variety of spreads within the bullet journal system, and even create your own. One of the most useful is the … Continue reading Bullet Journal – weekly spreads
Four Act Structure This isn’t a structure I see widely discussed, but it’s been the most helpful for me. It is basically the same as the three act structure I discussed last week, but it splits the second act into two different acts. The first of the the two - the second act - leads … Continue reading Reflections of an Unknown Writer & Four Act Structure