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Just checking in with you guys with another semi-life update.
I’m currently battling a cold—haven’t had one of those in a WHILE—so I’ve taken the liberty of staying in my room all weekend. This did me some good because though I’m still coughing up my spleen when the Mucinex wears off, I’m feeling loads better than I was on Friday.
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I’m starting something new on here titled #thelateness. I’m dedicating anything I should have done, watched, etc. for the longest time that I’m just now doing to the hashtag.
First, I must apologize for the long delay in my postings—recently I had a bout of bronchitis (that I really think started out as allergies but then mutated!) I took a quick trip to the hospital on Black Friday and surprisingly, didn’t stay too long thankfully. After a check to make sure it wasn’t pneumonia, I was given meds and a nebulizer treatment—which I must say really helped clear things up! I’ve never had a treatment before, though I’ve been asthmatic since I was 19.
My MacBook is doing something… special. I’ve no idea what it is and have zero idea of how to fix it.
*sigh* I’ve gotta wait now until someone I know I’d awake because Google was no help.
(This is what happens when you write at night– everyone else is sleeping.)
God willing it can be fixed because I’m not gonna be happy if I’m hit with “You need a new computer.” I’m not EVEN gonna touch on if my manuscript is now lost…
Yall pray for me.
I’m really not sure if this is a small step, or a mid-size one, but I’ve finally outlined the story for my children’s picture book!
I’ve had an idea for a kid’s story involving my dog, and while I was working on that, this other story came to mind about a little boy and that idea just took off! So I followed and made it a goal for this month to sit and outline the story and its characters. After using most of my writing day to handle #reallife challenges, I finally had some time tonight and I’m so happy it’s done!
(I need to stop doing that. Writing day is for writing only– real life can wait an extra day. Except if it’s a crisis, then it’s ok.)
I don’t care how dorky it may seem, I’m celebrating every step– no matter how small or large– of this endeavor. And my work’s not done yet– gotta tighten up the script, storyboard, and then I’ll check to see what’s next.
Speaking of monthly goals, I still have 4 more chapters of my novel to write in 5 days… ugh! But we’ll see, maybe it can be done. If not, I’ll just have to write 6 chapters next month.
It never ends, and I love it!
What are 3 thoughts that made you smile today?
- I’ve already completed my reading goal for this month. I may read more– more than likely I will– when I’m done with my writing assignments this month.
- A new idea for a spec script came to mind yesterday and I’m excited to flesh it out. I don’t anticipate that the script will go anywhere– it’ll be a spec. But I’m just excited to craft something that I wish I could’ve seen on tv.
- Just got word that I’m expecting a visitor next week and I’m über excited!
What made you smile today? Share below!
It’s a new month, into a new summer and another holiday is almost upon us. Where is the time going? Honestly, I’m not complaining– you guys are all aware of the shitshow that my country is currently facing. I’ll be back with a post on that later this weekend, God willing.
Yes, I survived another NaNoWriMo! I think my official word count was just over 52,000, which is the most I’ve done since joining the competition. The good news is that it definitely got me back in the swing of things. The bad news is that most of this will probably be scrapped because it’s just words– which is what NaNo is suppose to be.
I’m taking a short writing break to do some copy editing for my publisher today– although the plot bunnies have been very tenacious.
I had to look something up and came across a copyediting quiz from The Subversive Copy Editor Blog. Take it for a spin and see how you do. Happy editing!
*image from KallieLeonard
If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?
(I like that this is coming and #NationalSiblingDay has already passed, lol!)
I love being part of a large family. My [maternal] grandmother was 1 of 13, so I’ve got a large extended family. Not to mention friends whom I’ve dubbed family. But honestly, I love my brother and sister with everything in me. They’ve seen me at my best, and at my worst. They’ve cheered me on, and given very much unsolicited advice. We might bicker and pick on each other like kids, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love you guys!
Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m now on Snapchat. My handle is the same as instagram and twitter: murjanian. I don’t snap everyday, but when I do, it tends to come in bunches. Now that I’ve finally learnt how to use the face filter, I’m having loads of fun with it.