May Writing Month check in

May Writing Month check in

I was meant to do one of these in April but I kind of forgot to do it, I will get better I promise. My life is on it’s way to getting organised. Hahahahahaha it’s probably not, the only thing that is probably organised is my job. Anyway, so we are checking in for what I’ve done in May.

I finished Only Forever, it kind of got to the point where I realised this was finished, and it happened because I was struggling with writing chapters and then I just kind of realised the story is over. It’s done. I did have to wrap it all up and I did a good job of that I’d at least say. I am going to write an epilogue for that story, but not right now. When it comes to those characters they’ve just gone to sleep in my head, so I think I’m planning to do that around Christmas and hopefully, those lovely characters have woken up from their lovely sleep.

So I have also been writing Dylan, Perfect, Every Little Thing She Does and of course Royal Trouble. After Only Forever was finished, I found that I was in the mood to write the other stories which is good and they are now being updated at least once a week rather than being left for months on end. That I do quite frequently. I don’t really have much to say about what happened during May other than I just wrote, which you know is always good.

So I’ve had a pretty relaxed but creative May, how did your guys May go?

Also, what type of content would you like to see on my blog? I have a list of a few things that I want to start doing and I am going to get planning to begin to implement them.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Check in

Camp NaNoWriMo Check in

We have just past midday in Camp NaNoWriMo! If you aren’t following my youtube channel, you should because I’ve been doing daily updates on there, daily vlogging does take its toll sometimes but the funny thing is it’s the only time you get consistent updates on youtube so there is that.

Word Count: 30341

So as you can see my word count is pretty good, my word goal was 25,000 this is very low for me considering how much I do usually write. My thoughts when setting my goal is I didn’t want to feel pressured so I thought to set it low and I can just write as much as I want without a very high word count hanging over my head. It has worked because I’ve hit the 25k word count.

I have been writing various projects during Camp NaNoWriMo mostly Only Forever and Royal Trouble. Only Forever has been a big one for me writing because I am so close to finishing it and I have just been banging those chapters out one by one. I love writing it, I’m getting to the part where it’s almost ending and I’m not ready!

I also was working with my friend Chloe for covers for Royal Trouble and we have quite a few, I still haven’t decided which one is going to be used. I’ve been asking my friends which one they like and it’s not going that well because they all like different covers! I mean great for Chloe because she’s a great designer but bad for me because I can’t decide which cover to use!

I’ve been really thinking about my writing this month, especially because since 2014 I’ve been saying that I was going to edit The Selective Mute Princess and I have the first draft, and the second draft and now I’m writing the 3rd draft. It feels like in those 4 years I’ve gotten nowhere especially seeing people edit there book in like 4 months but then I know I wrote that story when I was younger so it needs more work. I think after Camp NaNoWriMo I’m going to focus on getting it edited and ready to go through the beta reading process. I feel like I’m just procrastinating and that’s what I don’t want. It shows how many new stories I start too, I can start and finish the 1st draft and then when it goes to editing these stories I just disappear. So I think I need to take a serious look at editing.

Isn’t it weird that editing came up during Camp Nano especially as we are just meant to technically be writing? As I say this time has given me a proper think of what I need to do and stop procrastinating because it’s not doing me any good.

 

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This is what my Camp NaNoWriMo project stats look like! 

If you guys are doing Camp Nano, how are you getting along? Let me know in the comments! How are your word counts?

 

 

February Writing Month

February Writing Month

I know it’s like the middle of March and I am only just getting this written, oops? I would say I promise to be better but that will probably go out the window soon. I shall just try, that’s all I can do. So I left off in January’s writing month post talking about a new story idea I had thought of which was Only Forever and then something amazing has been happening and I still can’t get over it. For those of you who don’t know Wattpad, you can get ranked in a sort of genres and categories and werewolf is one of the hardest to even rank on and I did!!

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Just being able to even hit the werewolf is bloody astounding! I never thought I’d hit that list and the fact I have is amazing. Even my reads are doing well, on the last one, it’s 8,300 it’s much higher now but you have to wait until March’s update for that 😉 Like I just actually can’t believe it. I am in awe that my work can hit that many people and that many people enjoy it.

Although with writing Only Forever a lot I haven’t written anything else, which is kind of bad because I do need to write and update my other stories so I need to make sure I do that in March. (I haven’t so far). February was a really short month and I think it shows with me not having much done much in terms of other stories.

Anyway, that was how my month went in February and I shall give you an update in March. I shall be posting my new bimonthly goals soon! ❤ How is writing going for you guys? Let me know!

January Writing Month

January Writing Month

So the first month of 2018 has been and gone and it’s been a crazy one! Although it didn’t feel as long as everyone was saying! It felt a little long because I work every weekday and it’s very long days. In between of my work hours, I spend it writing, reading, blogging, colouring, doing dot-to-dots basically a load of random things I was doing.

So I have been writing a lot, and the funny part is, guess who started a new story! This girl did. Although in all fairness this story wouldn’t leave me alone, I had the idea on the way to work and it’s all I could think about I was writing it in my head and so I obviously decided to finally write it down. Usually, after that, it goes away but it still didn’t. So fast forward to the end of the month this story has a name and has a few chapters attached to it. I named it Only Forever and it also has a pretty cover to go with it! I was so excited, so I finally post it on Wattpad. It’s doing so good! I am loving the reaction it’s been getting so far and I am in love with it so much! I will be carrying on writing that, and it is all I can think about!

So onto how far I am into my bimonthly writing goals, I have hit my goals for Perfect, and I think that’s all I’ve managed to do. I am hoping to at least complete a few of my goals, I haven’t written anything from Escaping Reality, although I have written a few thousand words for The Selective Mute Princess. I am hoping to actually reach that goal because I am very determined to do that. We’ll see how that actually goes when I update you guys at the end of February.

Mid January check in.

Mid January check in.

So it has been the first 2 weeks into 2018! Which also means we are almost halfway through the month! I feel like I’m blinking and it’s all going so fast and passing by! I am doing quite a bit even with time passing fast!

So in the past two weeks, I’ve done quite well on my bi-monthly goals already and I am getting them done! I did the 4000 words of Perfect.

I’ve been writing The Selective Mute Princess on and off over the past few days, which has been really fun getting it written. I am very confident that this one is better and that it will be the last time I have to re-write the draft as a whole, that being said I know it still needs work and is nowhere near done. But it finally feels nice to feel like I’m getting somewhere with it. I mean I started writing this in 2013 so that’s 5 years I have been working on this story, the first draft is still up on wattpad and it is terrible. I can’t take it down though, I take comfort in knowing that my writing has improved so much and will continue to do so. I remember when I first wrote it, and I didn’t actually think it would do as well as it has. When I first uploaded it to wattpad I had like 25 fans (as they were called then) and the most reads a chapter would get would be about 100 and very slowly it began to get more popular to the point it’s at now. So I also know although it’s gotten better I have a lot of people who have read the shit version and although it’s shit may hold certain things from it. I mean I know because I look at that version and some of it’s been cut from this one. I don’t know where I was even going with that. Other than I have progress as a writer and this story has too.

So other than it’s been a good two weeks and the next thing isn’t a bad thing, it’s just ugh. I had a new story idea. IT WON’T LEAVE ME ALONE. I really want to write it too, I keep dreaming about it, I had the idea last week when I was walking to work and since then it hasn’t left my mind and as much as I love getting story ideas it’s really inconvenient when all I want to do is write it. And I have started writing it. I probably half about 1000 words of this story and I bloody love it. So now I have to really think like will I be able to put this on wattpad and carry on writing it. Who knows is the answer but this story isn’t leaving me alone! I wonder if I’ll carry on getting ideas on the way to work either way something tells me I’ll be writing this one.

I am planning to post on my blog every Monday (I failed in the first week) who knows what will be posted next. Either way, I am working on schedule business and I feel like it’s going really well for a change!

Anyway, so that’s my mid-month check-in for January! How is writing going for you guys? Has it been good so far?

Bimonthly Goals Jan + Feb | 2018

Bimonthly Goals Jan + Feb | 2018

Welcome to 2018!

So for the past year I’ve been doing bimonthly goals and over the past few months I kind of let my youtube channel and my blog down and forgetting to upload things. So I have decided to start the year afresh and hopefully be much better! So these are my bimonthly goals!

You guys should let me know what some of your goals are for 2018 in the comments below! Let’s chat!

 

A Year in Review: 2017

A Year in Review: 2017

So 2017 for me personally has been up and down. From January to May it was very stressful trying to get my dissertation finished and dealing with coming home from finishing my final year at university. I couldn’t wait to get home, one of my housemates were being a proper dickhead and she was just being funny with me and another, so it made it really awkward. The one thing I miss about living out is having one of my best friends down the hall where I can just knock on her door and have a random chat and talk about shit.

In May I turned 21, my birthday party was just terrible, like joint birthdays are a no-no, but anyway. I turned 21 I don’t actually feel any different in terms of being 21. June was an okay month just mainly relaxing getting used to being freeeee.

July was a mixed month for me! It had some great memories I graduated University with a 2nd class 2nd division degree in Media and Theatre Studies. I celebrated with some amazing friends and it was so good. Although the actual ceremony for graduating is longggg like I get kind of bored with it. How bad is that? Although I didn’t fall over which is good!

So the end of July was where this year turned bad for me, I got a really bad infection on my finger although at the time we didn’t think it was that bad, I was on 2 different antibiotics and they didn’t help at all. In August I ended up going to A&E because it was spreading. I’m sure there’s a post on this if there is click here. That will go into more detail. But I ended up having an operation on my left hand on my index finger after my bandages came off. I struggled to move it let alone use it, so I had to go to physio which was painful. Like for some things my finger still doesn’t do or it takes a lot more effort to do.

Along the way of dealing with that my nurse at the hospital told me to get a general health check done because when I was entered into the hospital and after my operation my blood sugars were high. Skip a few weeks into like September and I have been diagnosed with Diabetes but they don’t know which type so I got transferred to the hospital. I’ve been there ever since. As they didn’t know what type I was, they had taken blood and was going to send it off and get it looked at a specialist. So I was talking to my nurse and they had 2 options put me on tablets or insulin. The safer option was to go on insulin, so I was put on Kumlin M3 which was 70% long-lasting and 30% short burst. I was on that until November.

They still didn’t know what type I was when I went back for my appointment for the doctor but I had the option to go on tablets or stay on insulin. I said no to the tablets because of how young I am it can give greater health risks, so I decided to stay on insulin. This is a different type and it makes it more flexible for me. So I am on one called Lantus which I take every night before bed and that is long-acting. Through the day I am on one called Novarapid which I take so many units with each meal, so if I don’t eat. I don’t inject. Which is better. So in terms of health, this year has been really rocky for me.

Lucky for me I have had a few friends who have stood by me and they have made the rest of this year bearable and I have no idea where I’d be without them.

Now onto the actual writing part of this post.

I had a very good writing year, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad writing year. I mean I write every day and majority of the time all day. If my day will allow it of course, I do work now. My work schedule is hectic and long at times and sometimes I just don’t feel like it, but that aside. I had a good year.

I did Camp NaNoWriMo in July and I began writing the duology book with no name. That is still the title now. I wrote 54,196 words!

I also competed in Nanowrimo and wrote Royal Trouble which is my new royal story that I am in love with, I cannot wait to post that on wattpad eventually when I get round to it. I wrote 51,741 words for Royal Trouble. I’m pretty sure I deleted some after nano was finished.

I also did the Chance Challenge which was arranged by Kim Chance kind of in preparation to NaNoWriMo. I began writing The Selective Mute Princess, well I wrote more of it. I got quite a bit down which is good. For this challenge, I also wrote 50,000 words but I did begin to stray to other projects also.

On wattpad I finished my story Piece By Piece the teen wolf fanfic, finished the updated version of Pretend It’s Okay. Finished Piece by Piece which is the sequel to the royal best friend. I also finished Twisted Hearts. When I say I finish I mean the first draft is done and posted on wattpad, except Pretend it’s okay that’s the revised version. In terms of that, it was a very good of me posting on wattpad. The only thing I miss really is I don’t really interact on there I may change that for 2018. Maybe make that a goal!

I started some other works here and there, and have just been writing what I want when I want. It’s been a good year writing, although I am no closer to that end goal because procrastination is my jam… I am going to do a post in a few days of my January and February bi-monthly goals! But at a glance this is my year in review.

How has 2017 gone for you?