Happy Writer Wednesday!
What a few months 2020 has been—unbelievable! This week, I just want to highlight starting again. I don’t think that starting again has to have a negative connation. For me, starting again helps me put into practice new lessons I’ve learnt.
Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash
Happy Wednesday guys!
If you’re a regular 9-5 M-F person, your week is almost done so congratulations on making it this far! =) If not, then I guess it’s just Wednesday then? *shrug*
But this is my attempt at getting back into somewhat of a schedule so here goes. I’ve been keeping a planner—like an actual notebook I write in—for a few years now.
(It helps me to remember things if I write them down instead of putting into my phone.)
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!
I’m leaving for Europe later today (London, Paris, Milan) and I’m super excited! I’ve never been and am going to try to cram as much as I can in 4 days. I also just wanted to post a short post asking, what are you guys reading now? Since I’ve elected to leave my laptop home, I’m going to bring a couple of books with me and my tablet, which is housing about 100 books (I think!). I haven’t decided on which books yet, but they’d have to be mass-market paperbacks to save on space.
I do plan to vlog while I’m there since this is my 1st trip to these countries. And– depending on wifi– I may be snapchatting, so you can also follow me there (murjanian). When you’re traveling, what do you bring with you? Books? Movies? Tablet?
When I get back, I’ll post my 2017 goals list (overdue!) and update you guys on some upcoming trips and stuff.
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.
Brr!! It’s awfully cold outside to be spring. Earlier today, I did a podcast interview that I’m hoping will be posted by the end of this weekend for you guys to enjoy. Also been dreaming up some logos for my blog… not too sure what to go with though.
I’ve so much to start and continue writing, but I do owe my publisher a couple of chapters, so I know what I’ll be working on this week. This story is for a murder mystery novel, which are my favorite stories to read.
I love researching stuff and I love cold cases. I shoulda just been a detective.
Whilst I get back to my writing, enjoy this blog entry from Chuck Wendig on tiny houses. Hilarious! Open Letter to Tiny Houses
The Little Mermaid turned 26 yesterday, and it remains as one of my favorite Disney films to watch, mostly for the music. The story itself is cool, but I loved singing along with Ariel and company growing up. Under the Sea is catchy as hell—I dare you not to tap your toe or shimmy a little in your seat while it’s playing.