Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reached 50K!

Hello everyone!!! So, I have officially reached 50K! Woot woot! I think I might actually be getting near the end of this book. I've been thinking of how this could lead into a third book. It seems like that will work out but I'll keep thinking about it. :)

So, with my first book, I'm going to start rereading it. It's sat much longer, which is probably a good thing, so I'll have fresh eyes on it. Sadly, I got a bunch of homework to do, so that takes first priority since I'm done writing. But, if I'm lucky, it might not take that long. I'll just have to see how focused I am. :) I'll probably start with the notecards and then go into the harder stuff to focus on.

I'll also need to start looking more for a series of covers. I still haven't officially decided if I'm going to go the self publishing route or go with a publishing company. After I hear back from my editor and fix all other changes then it'll be a lot easier. Also, I may be joining Scribophile, so if you want to be a beta reader I believe that is possible on there. :)

Have a lovely day everyone!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Writing and Slipknot

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delayed post. The other night I was watching the Ferguson report and then last night I was at the Slipknot concert. Which, other than not understanding what he was saying all the time, was a pretty good concert. He was definitely a good performer.

So, my plot has done another twist. But so far I'm enjoying this new change. Now I'm still not sure if this will stay in the second book or if this will technically go towards the third book. It's hard to say at the moment. However, for the sake of getting to 50 k, it's staying in this book. Speaking of writing, I'm currently at 42K! I'm going to continue writing after I publish my post.

Tomorrow I might not post. I have a lunch to go to and dinner. And, after being stuffed with stuffing, I might just want to write. However, I'm being really hopeful, that I can get a lot of writing done and potentially finish a few days early. I'm also really excited because the paperwhite kindle went down $20. So, I decided to buy it, and I can't wait to get it. I really miss reading books on my kindle and well, when your kindle is dying frequently, it isn't a lot of fun to use.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Quick Update!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I was quite tired after Thursday and yesterday I was hanging out with my friends. So, yesterday, I also figured out how to do wood staining and it's pretty fun. And I didn't get much of the paint stuck to the point where it was unwashable. That only happened in a few spots on my finger nails.

I haven't gotten to write yet in the last few days. I'm not too worried. Tomorrow night, and maybe even a little tonight, I'm going to work on homework. Hopefully I can get it wrapped up and then Monday morning I can write as well. I have a new idea for what could lead into the third book. But, I have to think of a bit of action that can happen with it.

Well, I'm off to go see Mockingjay. I hate that it's split up into two movies. I'll try to keep an open mind. At least I'll be hanging out with some ESA girls. :D Hopefully I can also update that I got some writing done tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hump Day!

Hello everyone! I'm half way through my first week back on campus. It's strange but reassuring. The only thing I didn't miss was all of the stairs. I'm quite worn out! Yesterday, I had class later in the day, band, and then ESA. Today it was my classes, tutoring for my volunteering, buying things for my little, and ESA. Tomorrow I have 9am flute lesson, classes, band, and ESA. So, if I don't post tomorrow, that would be why!

Despite being busy I've been able to stay on track with my writing for the month. 32K so far but I'm going to spend a little bit of time tonight to try and get to tomorrows goal. I'm also hoping that this weekend I can get ahead. It would be awesome if, even next weekend, I can get done early and start rereading my first book. That way I can get it off to my editor and then fix it up some more.

So, that's it for tonight! I'm going to start writing soon. I've gotten to a point where I'm constantly wanting to write and I keep thinking about the scenes. :D As always, if you ever need a person to talk to, my email is always open! You can fill out the form or find my email on the Author Information page. Or, you can click on my twitter feed and follow me to send a message. :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Day of Classes

Hello everyone! I had two classes today! Geology and a Communications class focusing on Social Relations and Media. Will be pretty interesting! I'll have a lot of reading this term. But, I'll start that tomorrow morning. I'm really tired for some reason. And, I'm going to write as much as possible since I'm not sure if I'll have time tomorrow.

I haven't made too much progress with my book since my last update. I forgot to mention I have almost 28K of words. But, I might get rid of 1.5K since my plot changed. I also have a section I need to add. And I need to go back to the beginning of my book to add in some more for the plot.

I've been thinking of how, in the future, it'll be tough to balance writing and my job. But, I know I'll make time for it, and that writing has been a big part of my life for a year. It's strange to think how, a year ago, I was caught up in a post apocalyptic writing. Sadly, that project has been put to the side since I didn't like what half of the book turned into. After I write the third book in my series then I'll probably revisit that writing.

I'm waiting for Thanksgiving break, or maybe this weekend, to do my website. I have to restart the process completely since I'm not sure where I left off. Also, I have 1,383 amazing twitter followers! I've been able to connect with more authors since Nanowrimo has been going on. :)

Alright, that turned into a bit of a long post. Well, compared to my more recent ones. I'm going to take off and start writing for a while. Hopefully some muse will float my way. Peace! :D

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Getting Prepped for Classes

Hello everyone! I haven't gotten to write today but I've been getting ready for classes. I found out today that my fitness class isn't until January! So, I'll have an hour extra in the morning to write. And, after my blog post, I'm going to start writing today. I've been itching to write all day!

Still haven't figured out what will be in the future for my third book. Another thing I can do is add more with this book and then the plot will stretch longer. I'm still sure something will come to mind. If I can get ahead then I'll start doing a reread of my first book. It'll be good since I'll have a fresh perspective. :D

I'll probably update tomorrow with information on classes and how things will pan out. I'm also going to start looking into different volunteering opportunities. The different volunteering will (hopefully) help open my eyes and see which direction I want to take my focus of non profits. :) Have a good day/night! :D

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ahead on writing!!!

Hello everyone! Well, Ryan and I were supposed to go see Fury. But he kept crashing out. Which worked out just fine for me because I kept writing. 5,300+ words today and I'm probably going to write some more after this blog post.

I ended up speeding up a few events but I added a huge twist that will affect the rest of this book. The previous beginning for the third book is probably going to get scrapped. But, at least that was just 5 pages. So I'll have to think up of some plot action for the third book but I'm sure I'll come up with something. I'm currently at over 25K! So, I'm at where I need to be tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be able to get ahead. Last year Nanowrimo was with at least 3 weeks of school and I think now it's more of two weeks. So, that'll be good for the beginning college term.

And, while Ryan was asleep, I went to Walmart for the Assassin's Creed Unity game for my boyfriend. Sadly they only had it for PS4. I ended up buying some colored pencils (72 pack was cheap!) and a sketch pad. There were some graffiti spots that I didn't do for my art class that I might do. And I had fun drawing so I might try to keep it up on the side. :) I'm sure youtube has tooooons of tutorials for everyone.

Finally, I've already been contacted on Nanowrimo, so please continue to do so! I'll probably start posting on the forums more now that I'm caught up again. Have a great day/night! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feeling Better!

Hello everyone! On Veterans day I wasn't feeling well and was really tired. Then yesterday I was also tired but, right before bed, I was also sick. So, after looking online, I figured out my new birth control is upsetting my stomach. If I take it with dinner I should be alright. Sadly this means I've lost 2 days of typing! So I'll need to start catching up.

I've been thinking through my book a lot. Since my plot has changed it's making sure my second book has enough action and plot in it. Granted, I'm already 55 pages in but still it's pretty scary. It'll probably take shape soon. I still need to read and edit through my first book. That might be my project in December or if I can get ahead with writing and finish Nanowrimo. Also, I'm going to try, once again, to get my URL to officially switch over.

Also, I believe I posted my user name here, but in case you missed it "elizabethlight_" is the account to look for this year! :) Feel free to add me, send a message, or contact me on here. I'd love to keep up with other writers! :) Since I'm pretty behind I'm going to get ready and start writing! :D

**edit** 1,500 page views!!!! Super excited about that! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Back in the USA

Hello everyone! So, I officially failed for keeping up with my blog during Brazil. I also failed, miserably, with my own personal journal during my time in Salvador. But a lot has happened in the last few days! 1. Finals and all projects were done. 2. My boyfriend turned 21. The next day proceeded to trip and have a fracture in his elbow. So far no surgery needed but getting it rechecked out today. 3. I had to move from my homestay to Ryan's so I could pack everything. And 4. Having good flights back to the US.

So, soon I'll be rereading my first book. Then I'll send it over to an editor and await their ideas and their help. But, for right now, I'm going to work on the second book. Which, as I said earlier, has completely switched it's plot around. I love this new idea. Also, I found a website where I could upload my first book and it would be available to read. And, best part, is that it isn't set up where someone could copy and paste.

Which leads into my next update! I'm now on Nanowrimo as Elizabethlight_! From now on I'll be updating my writing and information on this account. Feel free to send me messages, questions, or just friend and we'll keep each other on track. Also, I'm only 400 words off from where I should be today. :) Granted, I got started a bit early, but those finals kept me away from my writing for at least 3 days.

Alright, well I am going to start unpacking. I'm not sure if I'll actually do laundry today or tomorrow. It feels weird being in the morning when in Salvador it's afternoon time. Well, all I really need to do, is make it through the day again and then sleep later. Then I'll officially conquer jet lag! As always, feel free to comment or message me!