So it is July and things are going well. I’m working a ton and trying to stay motivated with my writing. A few weeks ago I went to Bookcon in New York, and it was pretty interesting. To be honest, travelling and being around large groups of people is mentally exhausting. So I only stayed about 3-4 hours. I did enjoy getting free merch and seeing the different displays. I took a lot of mental notes and will try to plan for next year with possibly a children’s book.
Recently, I have been working on a short story which was inspired by a picture I found online. It is a digital drawing by a really good artist. I’ll get into more detail when the story is finished.
I am also preparing for my 4 tests, 3 of which I am taking this month! I am very very very nervous and anxious, and just about stressed out. However, it is something I must do, and I am prepared to do what I can to make my new goals come to fruition.
I will also try to update my blog more…but we shall see.
It is finally November and the weather is becoming cooler. This global warming is no joke. Anywho, I am still writing and thinking about joining more writing competitions. It is hard sometimes to keep at it, especially when I become exhausted physically and mentally due to my inner demons. Yet I will prevail!
I do try to read every night and do positive affirmations in the morning and night. I find that this helps me stay calm throughout the day and not overreact to stressful situations. Thinking about myself positively is hard, but I do try. I think I’ll make an entire post about self love. I’m still learning it, even at 29, so bear with me. But all is well.
So in a previous post I mentioned I’m working on an anthology. I didn’t go into it too much as I was going to make a separate post. So here it is!
I have so many ideas for stories in my head and making books takes a really long time, usually years! So instead of doing 5 stand alone books, I thought I’d put them all in one, and shorten them a bit.
Each short story is its own story and does not relate to one another. They are all their own genre too. The first is a literary fiction/drama, the second is science fiction, the third is a romance, the fourth is an action/adventure, and the last is horror. I thought I’d try for genre specific stories with these short stories as a way to try out different things. Usually I write literary fiction without a clear genre. So I am excited and curious how I’ll do. I would say it shouldn’t take long to do these stories, but I am working full time and writing another book.
I’ll update as I go along so stay tuned! Until then…
I am continuing to write even though I am super busy. Besides working non stop, reading 2 books at the same time, and getting ready for Indie Author Day, I am writing 2 different books.
The first is an anthology that will be a collection of 5 different stories ranging from romance, sci-fi, horror, and drama to name a few. I am also working on a science fiction book about space travels and stuff. I am super duper excited and feel really inspired.
I also have a ton of energy, but despite that, I still have issues I am dealing with. Having depression is like walking with sand bags on you non stop. Even when you try to ignore it and “move on” it just weighs you down.
I am trying to deal with it and accomplish my crazy amount of goals by doing positive affirmations and yoga. I think I’ll do a separate post about that. (Knock on wood) I feel it’s working for now.
But just to check in, I am really happy about my creativity surge I’m feeling, so hope to bring you guys more great stuff soon.
P.S. I am also working on a children’s book LOL Yea I am quite the ambitious goal setter.
Although I felt sluggish today, I have a surge of energy. I recently started working on an anthology. At least, perhaps it’s just a bundle of short stories. Not sure how they can all connect to each other, but whatever, I’m back at writing. I don’t like getting lazy after working on a book and publishing. After Amazons of the Myst, I took a 4 year hiatus. I think writing is something that I just have to do. If I get too lazy and don’t write, years will go by. For now I’m feeling pretty good and hope that this “anthology” or whatever it is will keep up the pace. I’ll let you know more about it in another post.