My First Novel Journey, Random Thoughts, Random Posts

Searching for Balance

It's been almost a year since I last wrote... I mean, is anyone surprised? I've been... Learning and adapting to my (no longer new) job. COMPLETING THE FIRST DRAFT OF MY NOVEL. All 124, 272 words. This is easily my proudest accomplishment to date. Winning NanoWriMo 2018. I decided to enter this contest (?) competition… Continue reading Searching for Balance

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My First Novel Journey

Oh, Hey

It's been two months since my last post?! I haven't blogged in so long, and for good reasons. 1.I GOT A NEW JOB. (Check that off my quarterly goals list!) I'm now a graphic designer/marketing associate with a bank in the greater Boston area. It is a massive improvement from my first job in terms… Continue reading Oh, Hey

My First Novel Journey, Random Thoughts, Random Posts

Quarterly Goal Reflection

I'd like to say this was the first time I've set goals and achieved them all, but sadly, I only achieved a couple. Unfortunately, I didn't achieve any of my writing goals. However, I did make serious progress on my outline. I was looking for my post where I shared my quarterly goals for last… Continue reading Quarterly Goal Reflection

Random Thoughts, Random Posts

Bye Toxicity

I've started noticing something lately. While we are all guilty of what I am about to talk about, some are far more guilty than others. This is especially true when it comes to the work place. Imagine this: It's Monday and you've just set your stuff down on your desk as you arrive to work,… Continue reading Bye Toxicity

Random Thoughts, Random Posts

Personal Writing

Have you ever written something so personal, it hurt? Whether that'd be in your current manuscript, a diary entry, or anything else. As of yesterday, I had this idea for an entire chapter, that at the root was incredibly personal to me but I felt so strongly that it had to be written. It's not… Continue reading Personal Writing

My First Novel Journey

The Quarter End is Near…

Whelp, that went by fast. This post is going to be short and sweet. I've been busy on the weekends lately with some odds and ends things, as well as family visits, so my free time has been rather...scheduled. All with things I love, but my mind has just been preoccupied lately. I don't have… Continue reading The Quarter End is Near…

My First Novel Journey

Dealing With Distractions

Balance is hard to find. Just two weeks ago, I slaved over my chapter outline seven nights a week for hours on end, feeling closer and closer to finishing. The past two weeks? Well...I've started redrawing my map for the islands since it's changed from the beginning, and no, my chapter outline isn't done. I've… Continue reading Dealing With Distractions