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September Wrap-up

September Wrap-up
September Wrap-up

Well, September has been on hell of a month!  Thank you!  Thank you guys for helping creating this month to being so awesome!  So, let’s recap, shall we?

This past month –

First up, let’s talk about all the new things I have started this month…  I started interviewing people and it has been great. This month I have interviewed Tracey ClarkClaire and Ana Spoke.  It was has been great getting to know these ladies and I strongly suggest that you guys check them out!

I also was mentioned in three different papers.  It was kinda cool to see me post shared in other formats. Even if it was at the bottom of some of the papers!

This month has been a little better for my word count.  I got a total of 15,819 (up 6170 from August). I am SOOOOO close to finishing!  I just haven’t gotten there yet!  I am like at the door of the climax and I just can’t get the door opened!  Don’t worry, I will be busting that door down soon!

Also, most of this month I have been talking about creating an eBook based off my game plan from last month.  I am still toying around with it and I hope that maybe you guys can help me!  (Look below!)

Also, I was nominated for six awards! Hereherehere, here, here and here.  Go ahead and check them out.  I am sure you guys would like to know who I nominated!  🙂

 Next Month –

For the month of October I am to continue to create amazing content, continue (and finish) my current work in progress and having four new interviews! So I hope you guys stick around!  I am also toying around with the idea of have guest posts! What do you guys think? I am still working on it but I think it shall be fun!  Just hang around for the ride!

Also, since it is October and next month is November, you know what that means…  NaNoWriMo! Since I am a Municipal Liaison, there is going to be a lot of NaNoWriMo prep being shared!  I hope you are ready!  🙂

Also, I aim to write everyday!  That way I can get my current project done and work on plotting out my NaNoWriMo project!  And don’t worry, I will keeping you guys up to date! 🙂

Okay, so I have mentioned about a poll.  Well, I want you guys to help me pick what new series I introduce in October.  The first place I will start as soon as possible and then the second one I will start on December (because nothing will get in my way of NaNoWriMo! 😉 )  Please be sure to vote!  🙂  Thank you!  🙂

Lookie at what I just did!!!

Lookie at what I just did!!!

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I’ll just leave this here for your enjoyment!

YES I JUST REACHED MY WORD COUNT!

But I will talk more about that tomorrow since it is late and I have to get up with a tiny terror a.k.a my daughter!

I’ll go into more detail tomorrow!  I’m just super excited!  🙂

Until next time…

Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

So life has been really busy and I haven’t been able to update this like I promised myself and you guys.  But I did get some writing done!  My daily average is about 300 words.  (I am a full time stay at home mom and I don’t often get a lot time for writing.)

Today, on the other hand, I got 1689 written!  It is so nice to see my word count grow!  For my non- NaNoWriMo word count goals, I often use this website for keeping track of my word count.  See?


Click to view daily statistics

If you didn’t notice, I also have my meter widget on my sidebar so you guys can watch it grow too!

I was planning on having this draft done by the end of the month, but I don’t see that happening.  So I pushed it back for the end of the September.  (My daughter’s first birthday is at the end of September, so I am hoping I can pull this off!)

I am also in the beginning of planning out my project for NaNoWriMo this year.  I have three (very different) plot ideas!  SO I need to pick one and then roll with it!

I’ll keep you guys posted!

Until next time..

This is my Fight Song.. well blog… :)

This is my Fight Song.. well blog… :)
This is my Fight Song..  well blog… :)

So this song has gotten a lot of love within the recent weeks.  I love this song…  I know I have a lot of fight still in me.  I can’t just give up because life gets hard.

I know my goal of being a published author is going to be an uphill battle. I know this. I will have a lot of things against me but I will push though it… not just for me, but for my daughter. I want her to show her to reach for the stars.

There is a small part of me that wishes that i had pushed myself a little bit more before she was born but then she would never see the struggle. She would never see how hard I worked to get to where I am.

But back to this song… it just hits me and makes want to push harder than ever.

This week has been hard on me.  I don’t know why specifically, but I have a few reasons.  One, Camp NaNoWriMo is done and I feel lost and confused.  I don’t know but I’m struggling with getting anywriting done. Two, my husband has been working a lot and I haven’t seen him much this week.  This also means that I don’t get much alone time to get my writing done.  (I know he works full time and it the primary income)  This leaves me home alone with my daughter and she’s pretty active.  By the end of the day, I am drained and mostly dead.

So I am going to have to push through.  It’s going to be hard, but I still have a little fight in me.  I have to use it all to win.

Until next time.

Goal Statement

Goal Statement

So, for the people that have been following me for a while know that I often post a goal statement.  I tend to do one at the beginning of the year and then another one sometime midway through.  For me, posting my goals out to the world holds me accountable to them.  (I have this odd thing about when I tell someone about what I plan to do and I don’t do it, I feel REALLY guilty and that makes me get it done.) So this isn’t going to be glamours or anything exciting, but just me sharing what I hope to achieve by the end of the year. {Side note, I do have some goals on here that I want to finish before the year is over and I’ll have those dates listed.  All the others are for the end of the year!} In December I will have another post about what I want to achieve for 2016! I can’t believe how fast this year is going!

Okay, so let’s get down to it.

First up, I am going to list off my goals for my blog.  I’ll try to make it as entertaining as possible but I know there is some people that are not big fans of lists! (What is wrong with you?)

First off, I want to get at least two posts done a week; one on Wednesdays that focuses on writing (it could be a writing sample, some writing advice, or progress on my own writing (and during NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo I will posting my updates on Wednesdays too!) .The other day will be Fridays, and it will be on any topic I choose or an random one!  I have a few already planned out for this month!  This doesn’t mean that I won’t have other posts throughout the week, but I am definitely will be putting out two a week!  On top of that, my goal is to add three other features by the end of the year.  They will be my path to publication, a monthly book review and maybe interviews of other writers or bloggers.  Before I can start the last two, I need to increase my viewership but don’t doubt me, I will try my best!  Also, I aspire to buy my own URL for my blog. I’ll think about moving over to WordPress.org at the end of this year! My path to publication won’t start until I can achieve my writing goals.

Which leads me to my next set of goals.  These are my writing goals.  To become a published author, I need to write AND finish some piece of work.

  • To achieve that, I aim to get at least 1000 words done everyday.  It doesn’t mean it has to be on the same project, but I need to get my butt in the chair and write EVERYDAY!   I desire that it will keep me grounded.
  • From that, I want to finish my first draft of my Camp NaNoWriMo project by the end of August.  I am aiming for a fifty thousand word count when it’s done, but since it’s a science fiction, I have a feeling it’s going to run a little longer.
  • By October 1st, I aim to have my editing done and have a completed second draft.  I’ll take a break with that project.
  • During the month of November, I plan to participate in (AND WIN) NaNoWriMo.  I plan to kick some butt and take names!  🙂  In October, I will have a blog post on how and what I plan to do. So me on the lookout!
  • By the end of the year I hope to find some trusted beta readers and have them read my project.  I will work on editing from that in the beginning of next year.  (but that will be revisited in December!)  {If anyone is interested before than, message me or get a hold of me how you would like. 😀 }

There are only a few extra life goals I have are just a few minor things.  I would like to improve my skill level with HTML.  Using WordPress requires that I know HTML and I only know the basics.  Improving that would be great.  Also, I would like to improve my Spanish skill. I took six years of Spanish through my traditional years of schooling and  I read Spanish really well, but I speak it like a preschooler.  It’s sad.  I live in area that has a lot of Spanish speakers and I think it might be able really helpful with my day to day life.  One last thing I would like achieve is, I would like to be able to read and finish one book a month.  To be a good writer, I need to be a good reader.  I am am sure I can do at least one book a month. Then maybe I’ll do a post of the book review?  Mhm…

Anyway, those are my goals for the rest of the year.  Of course, life likes to throw me a curve ball once in a while and things may change.  Maybe I’ll revisit this once a month to see how I am doing!  You will just have to wait and see!

Until next time…

I think I’m going to like it here.

I think I’m going to like it here.

And by here I mean WordPress. 

Just to let you know, I promise,  once I get everything set up and grounded,  my posts will be more meaningful and more focused.  At the moment,  I’m just playing with the app (which is great) and getting familiar with WordPress. 

But my point of this post is show you all the badges I have received in the past two days. 

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First on is 50 posts! Granted I imported most of my blogger posts but I never got noticed by Google for anything.

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I GOT TEN LIKES! I know not a large number or anything but in the three years on Blogger I never got this many likes on anything!

Thank you WordPress for making me feel welcomed! 

Until next time…

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