Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Running Around

Hello everyone! I had hoped to post sooner however multiple things have popped up since the last post. A distant family member passed away (she was 101!) so my family was in town so I spent a lot of time with them. I was also pet sitting and helping paint a few rooms in my boyfriends grandmothers house.

I'm hoping to get the blog post about the kindle fire posted this week. So far, I really do love it! I haven't quite convinced myself to read a book off of it yet (I still love my Paperwhite) but it's pretty great! I didn't realize how much music and how many movies are available on Prime so I was ecstatic about that. I'll mention more in my blog post along with pictures I've taken!

Another blog post I plan on posting in the near future is my experience with my bullet journal. It turned more into a daily journal with a few key things that I wanted to get accomplished. In the future I would like to try having it be more list orientated but, at least for now, this works much better for me. I also bought some new things for my bullet journal so I'll mention those as well in that blog post!

I have started fixing up my Pinterest board and making different boards. I'll hopefully be more active especially since using my kindle fire works great with the Pinterest app. I'm planning on creating boards in the near future. I'll also (hopefully) get my blog posts on there eventually. Once I have a working computer again.

Alright, I believe that will be it for this blog post. I may do series review on Serenity's Plain Secrets, but if I forget it's an awesome series to read! I read through them all within a week since they're shorter than most books I get. Also, I'm still hoping to get through July Camp but it depends on if I get a job offer. Hopefully I don't disappear for another week! :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Prepping for Camp

Hello everyone! I had hoped to post sooner this week. However, my grandma was in the hospital since last Wednesday. She had been coughing for over two weeks which developed into pneumonia and then she had MRSA while at the hospital as well. But, she's doing better and was released yesterday. She was more excited to go home and shower more than anything!

So, not too much to update on the writing front. I've gotten over 80 pages handwritten (20 of which were from the Word document) so I'm quite happy with that. I may have my July camp project (which I was randomly assigned to a cabin!) be typing up what I've hand written to get to 50k. I haven't officially decided what I'm doing. And, I may have to put it on hold if I get a job and move.

I'm actually looking to move to Des Moines, IA. It's supposed to be a good city for young business professionals and they sound like they have cool events. Nothing is concrete yet though. The only bad thing would be the almost 3 hours away from home (which technically isn't much) but it would be cool to live in an area that has a lot to offer. It just is a bit harder since I'm not from the area but hopefully I'll get some calls back soon.

Also, some exciting news, is that I ended up getting the Kindle Fire 7 for $40 and I should get it tomorrow. What my hope and goal is to use it to read over writing, blogging, and other advice eBooks. I would also like to post reviews of these books on my blog as well. But first I'm hoping to write a blog post on Wednesday about the tablet and how I like it.

Alright, that's all for this blog post. Hopefully I'll have my next blog post up on Wednesday or Thursday. I have a visitation to go to tomorrow and I may be going to the funeral the next day. I haven't gotten that far so who knows. Until next time!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bullet Journal and Writing

Hello everyone! I realized I completely spaced and haven't made a new blog post recently. So, I'll update on how my bullet journal and writing has been going. Sadly I still haven't found a job. It's frustrating and I think once I get a job I'll be able to get a lot of things done that are stressing me out.

I'm shocked at the fact I've been keeping up with the bullet journal.Now, following it is a different story, but I'm getting a bit better. I did end up caving and getting a few items from Hobby Lobby*. I bought two sets of skinny of washi tape: Colorful and Black and White. I'm using a lined notebook that I already had and will probably use this until the end of the year. I also bought these "No Bleed" Sharpie markers and they work wonderfully plus the 40% off coupon helped. :) I also bought these other Sharpie markers but sadly they bled through. In the future I would definitely get either this 12 piece set of the "No Bleed" Sharpie markers or this 20 piece set of Triplus Fineliner Pens which are really popular with bullet journalist.

I've been writing a lot lately and it's pretty great! It's not my main series but it's been fun working on this story. I've been handwriting this story and I can definitely see the benefit of handwriting first. If (by some miracle) I finish the story by July I'll work on typing it for my camp project during Nanowrimo. Otherwise I think it's time to go back to my original series. Also, for this side series, I may post it to WattPad or a similar website and get feedback once it's done. Otherwise I'll try to get a few beta readers to look the story over and give some feedback.

A side idea I've had is to make a writing inspiration journal. It would be the similar set up of a bullet journal but focused more on writing. If you'd like for me to do a blog post on it, let me know! If I get some interest I'll definitely work on that.

That's all I have for this post. I'm hoping to post sooner for upcoming blog posts. Also, if you have some ideas on things you would like to learn more on or other things related to writing, just let me know! :)

*I am not being sponsored for this post and will not make any commission. But, HL can definitely send me more coupons or free things!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Month off!

Hello everyone! Technically, I graduated two Sundays ago (5/22), but I'm just getting around to posting! I have been sick for the past two weeks and getting horrible sleep most nights. I haven't landed a job yet (most likely the causing factor of my stress and unable to get better) but I'll just keep applying to different places. I have been working on this post for the last few days but, I thought it would be better to start fresh in June.

So, I've started working again on a side series. I'm still stuck with what I want to do with my main series so I'm going to wait a bit. I just need to figure out what my plot progression will be and what I want to focus on. But, it is fun writing out this other series by hand, because I normally type while writing. However, I don't look forward to when I need to type up everything I wrote out.

Which I can't even do (yet) because my laptop has not been fixed yet. Thankfully I've gotten some graduation money so I am planning on getting my laptop fixed. However, after this wonderful experience I've had with my HP laptop, I definitely want to get a desk top in the future for my main use. Mainly because they can actually last over the years unlike this poor laptop.

I've also stumbled across this concept call "Dot Journals". And I'm glad I didn't know this in college because it would have been the perfect excuse to avoid homework! So I'm going to see if I can keep this up for a month and, if I do, I will share my thoughts on it! I also think this would be a perfect way to keep on track for NanoWrimo and with characters.

I believe that's all for now! I'm going to be working on my side series and (hopefully) hand write the majority of it so for July NanoWrimo I can type and edit the story. I'll do my best to get more blog posts up this week!