Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of 2014

Hey everyone! I could write a cheesy, remembering, post for tonight. But I decided I don't want to do that. Maybe next year! So far, I've just did laundry. I now (should be able to) can access the first book. So, I'll get my butt in gear. It's only a hundred pages of Microsoft word pages.

Yeah, so it's a good chunk, but I'm not going crazy on New Year's. I can't drink until next summer to begin with. It's funny that I've been to three countries in my life where I CAN drink. But I have to wait in the USA. Which doesn't bother me, because alcohol isn't the greatest tasting, but it's fun to watch the drunk people.

Well, I might write a post with goals for 2015 tomorrow. Also please don't drink and drive! For now, I'm going to return to editing since I have a lot to check over! Plus: only 50 page views away from me donating $50. I'll update regularly on twitter. :) [Which is -> on your screen] Happy New Year!!!

*Throws confetti*

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Emotions and Writing

Hello everyone! I've gotten a bit of writing done today. But, since I don't have much to mention on my book, I won't be mentioning it today. I do however need to own up to my writing.

If you've been actively following my blog, I first thank you, and I'm glad you've stuck around. I received some feedback from a few different people on my blog. It's good, they like the layout, but they asked why I blog. Well, it's for my book that I'm writing. The book I can't edit, publish, or have friends read because I'm avoiding the first book. I now realize that I need to own up to my book.

It's petrifying. These books are constantly on my mind. I don't think that automatically makes me a wonderful writer but it's the first time I've had this level of commitment and dedication. But it's also scary as hell. What if no one enjoys it? What if I never get this feeling with another book I write? Will I even want to continue writing after this book?

I didn't realize how much this doubt has been riding my subconscious. I've been saying how I want to advertise and how I'm working on the third book. But, by doing this, I've been drastically avoiding my book. So I'm going to change things. I don't have my file with my new laptop (rookie mistake) but I'll probably get it tomorrow when I go home. For Nanowrimo I can get the free hardcopy and the two soft cover books.

My plan is that, as soon as I'm done reading, I'm going to convert my book into both of these options. That way, I can give the word document to my editor, and then let my boyfriend and another friend read my book. I still don't have a title. I still don't have a clue how I'm going to publish it. But at least I'm not going to back down and I'm going to get on the right track.

I was also given the suggestion to give a teaser of my book. So, I haven't decided how much of a teaser I'll give, I'll put it on Tablo. It's a website where I could put some of the book up and I believe no one can copy and paste. I'll also put some pictures up when I get the three books sent to me. :)

Also, I'm only 108 page views away from donating $50 to Nanowrimo. I didn't think this would be successful but I'm glad it'll be going to a good cause. Of course, if I don't get quite to 2.5K I'm still planning on donating some money. :) Thanks for sticking around and I hope you'll continue to check into my blogs. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Maze Runnin

Hello everyone! I watched The Maze Runner and it was really good! I just need to read the book now. I'm using my new laptop again and it's pretty cool. I'll be getting some programs for it soon so it'll be easier to keep writing. :) I like this keyboard the best since it's more spread out. Heck, I could probably do a review on this as well! Let me know if you're interested.

So, I haven't gotten around to writing today. But I will probably start doing that soon. I just need to transfer a file over (the one I used to start the third book) and then I can continue on. I have been trying to do advertising for the blog so I've been a bit distracted.

I also only have about 170 160 page views to go until I reach 2.5k! Please keep checking in to my blog. I would much rather do charity donates when reaching a goal rather than paying for viewers. :) So please keep sharing and posting online! I also up to 1,710+ twitter followers! I'm very thankful for everyone who is following.

Alright! I'll probably update if I can get an insane amount of writing down. :D Otherwise I think I'll try to focus on writing tonight. I hope you've had a lovely day.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Short Blog Post - 2.5K views=Charity

Hello everyone! I was busy today hanging out with my mom. I'll probably write a little before bed. I'm actually using my new laptop! It's big but the keyboard is nice and spread out. :)

Alright, so I have an idea. If I get to 2.5k views (200 views needed) by January 1st I'll donate $50 towards a charity. I was thinking Nanowrimo (since I'm a writer and all). But, if I by chance happened to get to 3k I'll donate another $50 to a different charity. I think that sounds pretty fair! I'd love to get up to 2.5k views by the end of the year.

Also, I've almost made it to 1.7k of followers on twitter! That is also pretty exciting. Also, please make sure to follow me on Bloglovin. The link is above this post (web view) or go to Bloglovin and type in my URL. I'd love to see some people following me on there!

I will write a longer blog post tomorrow! I'm also watching "Dude, You're Screwed" with my dad. It looks oh so fun. I think I'll stick to writing.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Exciting News and Links

Hello everyone! I'm very excited! I may be able to get adsense to advertise on the blog. :) I'm hoping that I can then use that money to be used for advertising for my blog and my book. I'm also still working on the article for the kindle paperwhite. That should be done in the next few days.

Tonight I'm going over to my grandparents house. So afterwards I'll probably get back to writing. :) I wrote for a while today and tried to do some advertising. But, I lost my muse, and decided to play on minecraft for a while. Also, I might be gone tomorrow to go shopping with my mom. Hopefully it's not an all day thing. In the next few days I also plan on trying to get the URL to work.

Also I've been searching online for articles on writing. I've stumbled along many sites but here are a few I liked.
18 Common Words to Replace
Publishing Academy (An older site but still has good articles).

Well, I believe that's it. Please comment or send me a message!

[Also, I may try to figure out a new emailing company to use. I'll update you if I change it. :)]

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day after Christmas

Hey everyone! I've had a weird day. I went to bed late, didn't sleep that well at first, but managed to go back to sleep until 1pm. Yeah, that rarely happens, so I'm a bit tired. I've been writing a little but mainly playing Minecraft. My boyfriend and I can be on Xbox and play together. I just hide when the mobs come out. :)

I'm going to be watching the Interview soon. Ryan's parents have rented it for us to watch. We've been wanting to see it just because they tried to ban it! Speaking of Sony, the PSN (Play Station Network) has been down for the PS4's. There is a twitter group (@AnonymousUK2015) with updates. Apparently, they were the group that took down the PSN network for 2 months in 2011. Ironically they're helping repair the PSN network since Sony isn't doing much about it.

Well, the only other news I have is that I'm on Bloglovin (there's a button to click above). It's a website that will publish the updates on blogs. So, this post will show up in your news feed if you follow me! I think that's pretty nifty! Please follow me on there. I also plan on becoming more active with the GoodReads account. Probably not tonight but I'll be on there soon again to update what books I've read.

So that's it for today folks. Please message me or comment on this post. I may start thinking more about how to price and set up book reviews. Probably wouldn't take too many requests at once (due to college). But it would be other content for the blog and be a way to get me to read more! :) Farewell folks! I hope you've had (and are having) a lovely day. <3

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good Holidays

Hello everyone! I had a good Christmas. I got a lot of useful things (like a book on blogging!) and it was really fun. I'm going to read that in the next few days! I skimmed through and saw some interesting points. Hopefully I can integrate that into the blog and make it even more enjoyable! I also have an account with Amazon Associates so I started a blog post of a review.

If I have a blog post, with the product link, and you buy it I can get a commission. I haven't gotten that far into reading how others use it but I thought for the review of the kindle it would be useful. Also, if you have a book on Amazon, I could potentially review it. Please contact me if you want me to do a review of your book. I would want the eBook (or regular book) for free and maybe a small fee. Maybe $10 or even having a review/advertisement of my blog would be great.

Speaking of books, I started the third one! I didn't get too far (presents, Grey's Anatomy, and dinner at my grandma's house) but at least it's a start. I'll also be starting up with my new laptop! That'll probably be tomorrow. Also I can get Scrivenger and Aeon timeline on there. :) That's another project I have, going through and outlining everything that happens with the books. I may start that process soon. :)

Alright, I believe that's it! I'm going to play some Minecraft for a while. Tomorrow I will get more into writing and then probably start some of my things for college. Otherwise I don't have much on my schedule until next year! Haha :) I hope you had a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Hello everyone! It feels weird that it's Christmas Eve. My year has flown by. I've been writing my current story line since July but it doesn't feel that long ago. But, by this time next year, I could have my story done and finished up. That would be really amazing!

I saw some more of my family today. It was a bit hectic (6 children under the age of 15 getting Christmas presents). But, my great aunt got a puppy for Christmas. She has been wanting an indoor dog (their outdoor dog is a bit of a brute) so that doggie isn't allow inside! My poor cousin had just gotten his kids to donate a lot of toys. They went home with a lot of stuff and it sounds like they still have tomorrows presents! Have fun with that clutter. :D

Anyways, I'm going to go to church soon. I'm one of those people. I don't see the point of going to church if I don't have the time or friends. Probably after college, when I have my own place, I'll consider it.

So, I'm going to maybe start writing a bit before going to church. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'll most likely be on tomorrow. Hopefully I can write about some progress in my third book! Otherwise, that'll be happening the day after Christmas. :) Travel safe!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Writing Away

Hello everyone! Yesterday I was a lot busier than anticipated. I had a great time with my mom and grandma. We also went out to dinner and watched Frozen. :) I'm very excited that tomorrow I have a free day! And I had asked for a kindle cover from Ryan's family so I'll feel better about carrying my new kindle around once I get a case.

As for writing, I finished the second book (but I have a lot to do with it still). I deleted my previous idea for the third book intro (at least a thousand words) and I'm going to be completely revamping my idea. I now feel much more confident about this third book. I believe I'm going to wait until I finish my third book before getting editing for the first two. Also, if I were to get published by a major publishing company, I will have my work done considering my college holds me back from writing. But, it's also benefiting me quite a bit, however I would need a good amount of extensions.

So, that's about it! I haven't started writing for the third book. Today I also had to go out shopping with Ryan. And, I started watching Grey's Anatomy on Netflix! But otherwise I will have a family gathering tomorrow and finallllyyyyy have time to write! I hope you have a good day!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Disappeared for a bit.

Hello everyone! I meant to write a blog post yesterday but time slipped away from me. Last night we (My dad, Ryan's parents, Ryan, and I) went out to eat and then saw the new hobbit movie. It was actually pretty good. I still haven't read that series (maybe I'll have that be a series to read soon). I love the movies thought! :)

I haven't gotten much written. I think I'll work on that in a moment. I also had a family event today for a few hours. It was a lot of fun and we had pizza together! That's the traditional theme with my new grandma's side of the family. :) So I just got back home recently.

So, after I publish this post, I'm going to update a few pages on the website. I might change the background soon as well. My follower count is over 1,630! I think that's pretty cool. I can't wait until I'm ready to publish my book! Marketing is right up my alley so I'll be excited to work on that. I still need a trilogy book covers. So, if you make them for a good price, please contact me!

Well, I believe that's it. Tomorrow I have to do stuff with my mom. Then I don't have Xmas plans until the 24th. :) Have a good day! If I think of something else to blog about I may make another post. :D

Friday, December 19, 2014

Three Weeks of Freedom

Hello everyone! I am officially done with my midterms. Which means I get a nice three week break. I ended up reading a lot today. But I'm now in the second book of the series (check out yesterdays post) and it's pretty good. :) I've also been watching Youtube frequently.

So, as I just mentioned, I haven't been spending much time writing. I have a lot of ideas but I think I'm going to wait until tomorrow to start writing. My brain is sort of fried from having three big tests three days in a row. But I will soon continue writing! I'm determined to finish this trilogy. And I have a fourth book but that's way down the road. :D

Also I have gotten over 2,000 page views to the blog! I'm going to tackle the URL problem for blogger and my domain. I'll attempt (once again) to get it to work. But, for now, I'm going to head to bed soon. I hope you've had a good day and please check out more of my blog! :D

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quick Check In

Hello everyone! I hope you've been doing well. I had wanted to post last night but wasn't able to. I had my first midterm, not too bad, and a long babysitting. But, she was pretty cute. She forgot that she put a toy in a basket but remembers what I got her for her third birthday (she's four). As she would say it's a funny bunny (silly goose in my day) situation.

I also had a midterm today. Significantly harder. For example, it's over 130 pages worth of information, notes, powerpoints, and what she showed us in class. Obviously I had some troubles but at least we don't have a final. And, it's only worth 50 points, plus a 10 point extra credit assignment. That makes me very happy!

Obviously I haven't had much time to write. I have been reading on my kindle a little bit. It's called The Airel Saga by Arron Patterson and Chris White. It's an eBook from Amazon but they might be on other eReaders as well. So far I'm really enjoying it. I believe I got it for $.99 and usually for those books it's 200-300 pages if you're lucky. This is a giant file (I'm 11% in and have 14 hours left in the book).

I did a quick look on my phone and apparently it's now $9.99 which still isn't bad. I'll leave a link on my book page in a few days if you want to check it out. I may also see if they have a website. But, I think I'm going to read for a few minutes, and then crash out. I have my final midterm tomorrow! Then it's back to the keyboard for writing!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Village Inn

Hello everyone! I got a bit busy yesterday so I wasn't able to post. I probably should have used my hour between band and meeting up with ESA sisters to study. But, I cleaned my inbox instead and decided to write a post. I did get my moodle quiz done so that was an accomplishment. Otherwise, I'm going to study later.

I forgot to mention the other day that I reached 1900 page views but it looks like I'll be hitting 2000 in the next few days! I think that's really exciting. Also, I have more of a clear idea of what I'll do for my last book. I can't wait to start writing!!!! My Friday will probably consist of my final, getting through my other class, and then writing like crazy. I also realized I haven't even written an entire section of the third book (I've just thought about it so much) that I actually thought I did write it.

So, I'll be wrapping up the second book, and then head into the third book since I have the muse for it. Then I'll go back and write more for the second book since I know a few spots I want to go back to. It's amazing how this process of writing has so much more energy than anything else I've ever written. By this point I would be bored out of my mind by the concept (and ultimately stop writing) but now I'm just pushing ahead!

Alright. I have a midterm tomorrow and babysitting. Then Thursday I have another midterm. Finally I'll have my last one on Friday! :) I'm a bit worried about the times to study for Thursday test but hopefully I'll figure out some time. :) I also did all my laundry today! But for some reason it was consistently off by 10 minutes. So that was a bit odd. I hope you've had a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Busy figuring out blog url

Hello everyone! I didn't get a chance to write a new blog post yesterday. I'm still fighting with the URL for the site. I thought it would get resolved but sadly I haven't heard much from 1&1 yet. Hopefully on Monday someone will respond.

I haven't gotten to write any further but I'm still thinking out the third book. I can't wait for break next week. I'll get to have plenty of time to write! I plan on taking advantage of being able to write and reread my first book. I'm about halfway through my first book. I think once I get that reading done I'll get the print copy that was offered by Nanowrimo. Then I'll consider getting editing done.

Also, for twitter, I'm now up to 1,585 followers! I think that's pretty awesome. Over break, I'm going to go through and make sure all the authors following me are on the list. I'm also going to create some banners to use for advertising. I'm hoping by then my URL will finally be figured out.

If I don't post much this week that's because I'm working on my studying for midterms. I think today, after I get ready, I'll work on making notecards so tomorrow and Tuesday it'll be easier to study. Hopefully I'll be able to post frequently this week! :) I believe that's all. I hope you have a lovely day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cupcake Wars and Ugly Christmas Party

Hello everyone! I'm currently watching Cupcake Wars and thinking about the third book. I'm considering getting back into the second book of writing just so I can move on and get writing to the third book.

I had an ugly Christmas sweater party and white elephant gift. Of course, I get socks, which probably won't fit. :( I'm hoping they will fit! Otherwise it was a lot of fun. :) I was the only one to wear a Santa hat!

Yeah, so I need to make some notes on what I'm currently thinking. This is so far away from what I was originally thinking. But, I love the new idea, and I'm very excited to write it. I thought I was going to have a lot more to write! But, apparently I'm too tired.

I'll update tomorrow with some more information! :D

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Late update!

Hello everyone! Today is going fairly well. I’ve been busy with classes and I’ll need to be studying for them this weekend and next week. I got to do a little more editing last night. I’ve also came up more with how the third book will work out.

As soon as I’m done with the first book for the edit I’m going to get back into writing the second book. Then I might start on the third book, let the first and second book sit a little longer, and continue onward. Now, for the hiring of an editor, I’m still not sure if I will do that quite yet. I may wait a while on that.

Right now I have my books like my college plans. Open with some structure! Academically, I may be adding a public health minor, and it would be super easy to add in. I’m excited by this new idea and the openness about it. For example, I could take more social classes compared to math, and still be able to complete it. That makes me really excited.
Alright, well I'm going to sign off. I tried one of those coffee cup cakes earlier and didn't like it. Surprisingly, it was too chocolately. Hopefully I can update tomorrow with some good news on editing! :D Thanks for checking out my blog!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A tad bit stressed no longer!

Hello everyone! I haven't been having the best of luck so far. I paid for the 100 gb extra on the onedrive cloud, with Microsoft, and only the 15 videos loaded onto there. When it showed that all of my pictures were going to transfer over. So now I get to drive home, get the pictures to upload to the onedrive somehow, drive back, and put them on a presentation for tonight.

In other news I might be closer to getting my blogger name changed. Finally. I have to wait for a few hours for the information to transfer over and then hopefully blogger will finally recognize it. If I can get the name to update I'll finally be able to advertise! :) Which makes me super excited.

Well, this is a quick update, but I might add on more later. I have class to go to at the moment. Hopefully I can get everything done today fairly easy. And, if I'm super lucky, I'll also be able to go through some more editing with my book. I also finished Mr. Mercedes as well. (You should check it out if you have free time.)

Well, my good luck has increased. Not many people signed up for the educational sooooo I'll be doing that when we get back to college after break! Awesome. I'm still tired but at least I won't be on campus late. I'm probably going to start editing until I go to tutoring. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Disappearing act!

Hello everyone! Sorry about disappearing. I thought this week was going to be laid back but I was wrong about that! It will continue getting busier sadly. I haven't been able to edit since this weekend but I keep thinking of what I could do for the third book! I'm hoping to get some time to edit tomorrow.

Which leads me to a dilemma. I know, normally, authors would write, edit, and try to publish their first book then continue on with writing. But I'm tempted to go through my read of the first book then go back into writing the second and third book. After I finish, I would then go back to the second book and edit for a while. On the other hand, by not rushing the writing process, I won't go down a plot path that I later don't like. As what happened to when I tried writing a different book last year.

One exciting thing is that I've gotten 1800 page views! :D I am pretty excited about that. I also realized I haven't done a twitter follower count update. I currently have 1,569 followers! :D Over my break I'm planning on going through my twitter followers and add them to the lists that I created for twitter. I also might make an instagram but I feel as if all of my pictures would be cats. :3 So, that might wait until I get a print copy of my book, and then maybe I'll get the instagram.

Another new thing for the site that I plan on adding is page on my book goal. I already have one for my writing, but since I've been reading more with my kindle, I'm going to add books that I want to read! My goal for next year is to read at least 12 books but hopefully more than that. Also, I'm planning on using my goodreads account more as well [the kindle is linked to it!], so I'll post the link to that page once I create it.

So, nothing is set in stone, but I have those thoughts right now for my book. I'm not really looking forward to next week. It's the first time I've had 3 midterms. So, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week will be busy. But, once I get through all of that, I get a 3 week break! This turned out to be a long post! Hope everyone else is less stressed. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Why hello there!

Hey everyone! I really wanted to post last night. But, babysitting went much longer than expected. I got a lot of playing in! haha And, tonight, I'll be babysitting again. After her mom told her, she asked if I would be there the day after that. She wore me out last night.

Yesterday I had some good luck on my side. My first class, which we knew would start a half hour late, got cancelled completely. And I was supposed to present. Granted, we could have gotten it over with, but it's nice to have a little more time to work on stuff. My second class we finished watching a video, which I thought was good, but the feminist disagreed in my class. I have nothing against feminist but I hate when there are people with a certain viewpoint that dominate the class. It gets annoying to walk on eggshells.

Well, with editing, I haven't done much. Which stinks but I had a pretty busy week. I'm hoping later today I get some free time before babysitting. I'm going to be going out soon to get my tires changed. The air has been going out of them pretty quickly. I have some studying to do but no major homework assignments at least. So, in theory, I should have time to do my homework and editing.

Alright, well I don't have many other updates. I still haven't figured out how to change the blogger website name. I'll probably wait until my winter break to try again to fix it. I might post again tonight if I get a chance! :) Have a lovely day readers!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Early Morning Post

Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I had a long night yesterday (and my kindle came!) so I wasn't able to post. Sadly, tonight is going to be even more hectic, so I most likely won't be able to post tonight. I tried to get my group to meet last night, at 8, but they didn't want to. Then I got an email at 9pm asking if I could go in. -.- So, tonight we are going to meet when I supposed to have another meeting.

So, with the first book, I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked. But, I haven't had to make too many changes. I know a few spots I'll need to add more to. However, I'm pretty excited I still like most of it after not working on it for so long. Hopefully tonight I get some free time so I can spend some time working further on it.

Well, I have to get ready for class! 2 classes, working on a service project for the Non-Profit club, volunteering, and then group meeting. Doesn't sound like a lot but it'll make today much longer than it needs to be! And if my group meeting doesn't last long (not holding my breathe on that one) I can go to my ESA meeting as well!

Also, if you all would be interested, I could post a review the kindle paperwhite. Just message me on twitter or by using the form!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Editing is coming...

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. I'm actually getting a blog post done early! So, I have to work on a bit of homework but none of it is directly due by tomorrow. But it needs to get done sooner than later. After this post I'll go back into looking up how gold is mined! Yay.

Anyway, my process with editing will have to be a lot quicker than anticipated. The editor I found is ready now. So, another thing I have to focus on, is rereading and going through the draft. I don't necessarily have to fine comb it, that's what I did back in August and September, so I'm not too worried. But, there are a few sections I remember I'll have to add some more detail to. Did I tell you all that I got up to 228???? I remembered being at 210. Now it's longer and that must have happened when I did my first edit.

Alrighty. Well, I will be looking for more articles to download and possibly read tomorrow while I'm with my grandma at her appointment. Then I'll probably start rereading. I know, of course, that I can always add more after the edit. But I'd like it in prime condition for the edit. I'm also trying to figure out the URL but still haven't had luck. :(

Have a lovely day/night!!! :D