Week of Reflection

Good Morning, Friends!

This has been quite a fun week for myself. Being able to dive into more of No Plot? No Problem! has been what I was expecting it to be-very chill, honest, and enlightening. Sometimes, I feel like I need a simple approach to doing a task because I can over analyze and then overwhelm myself. I think this book is going to be a great guidance tool for me, personally. I appreciate Baty’s sense of humor as well as his personal stories about his experience with NaNoWriMo. Between staying busy, making a schedule, sticking to said schedule, keeping your expectations low, and most important of all, just having fun with writing, I feel like I have more of an idea of how I want to bring my work to paper. As I read more of No Plot? No Problem! as well as start writing my story, I think I’d like to share what’s working for me with all of you, to help you guys out as much as possible with your writing. I hope you guys can join me for some writing fun in a few weeks! If not, I’ll post my progress on here as I go. I’ve also thought about doing a different schedule for April since I’ll be writing every day.

This week, I also worked more on my short story. I decided on some important issues that I wanted to incorporate into the story, things that I feel all of us have felt or struggled with to some degree, like loss, feelings of uncertainty, confusion; I want this piece to be about the importance of self reflection.  Since this piece is only going to be 30,000 words by the end of April, I decided on doing 1,000 words a day as my limit. That being said, I know that I can complete this story by then in confidence. Once my story is complete, I will make a separate post dedicated to it, for you all to read.

Between Wednesday, the 14th of March and now, I picked up a few writing books, as well as some mindfulness magazines to help me along my journey. “Breathe” is the name of the magazine, which I highly recommend because they have so many wonderful ideas and articles in it to help you slow down and just enjoy the moment of life as well as what’s important to your happiness. Some of the writing books I got that I will be exploring between now and next month are DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community by Gabriela Pereira, 499 Words Every College Student Should Know: A Professor’s Handbook on Words Essential to Great Writing & Better Grades by Stephen Spignesi, and The Big Book of Words You Should Know: Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should Be Able to Use (And a Few That You Probably Shouldn’t) by David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua, and Justin Cord Hayes. They all sounded interesting to me, and I’m always down to learn more, especially when it comes to expanding on my vocabulary.

I just want to say, thank you to all of you who take the time to read my blog posts. It means the world to me, and I hope that you’ll continue to enjoy yourselves as I keep posting about my adventures through writing and tea. Speaking of tea, I’ll have some fun ones to post about, but that’s next week. I’ll see you guys tomorrow for your Cozy Sunday/Week Ahead post. Enjoy your Saturday to it’s fullest!




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