My Motivation

What’s your motivation?

What inspires you?

What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?

Why do you do what you do?

 

I got this from this blog

https://cristianmihai.net/2019/05/25/whats-your-motivation/

(I must give credit where credit is do . . . )

My ultimate dream is to a famous author like Stephen King and Anne Rice. I also enjoy the writings of Agatha Christie. I want to make money doing what I love writing horror, paranormal, and thriller novels.

Writing a book does NOT just happen overnight. Draft A usually takes me at least three months as life does not stop while I am writing a novel. I do argue with my muses and characters and sometimes family members. LOL
(Currently I am writing on a folding table that I have to take down every day. I live with family and I do not have a desk, writing area. It’s very frustrating but I put my frustration in my characters; it helps for fight scenes.)

 

There are days I feel like crap (even today with my migraine this afternoon,) and I still write. (over 2000 words so far)
(As I have posted in several blogs. . . I can make a five course meal, clean the entire house, do all of the errands, paid all of the bills and if I did NOT write, I felt as if I did nothing that day.
When I played volleyball as young lady, I had a shirt that said Life is Volleyball! and in small print: Everything else is just stuff. I feel the same way about writing.)

 

To be honest with my health issues, someday I have to force myself to get out of bed. I tell myself that I get to cook and/or write that day and it helps. (I have made myself rewrite chapter 8 of this current project I am doing, because it’s an exciting, dangerous thriller that I believe will make people want to read all three novellas. I plan to write summaries and cover pieces and post them on the blog soon. Something to look forward to this week.)
I may not be a published author today or the next day, but I believe someday in the future some publishing company will publish my work and sell my books! That thought alone gets me out of bed and typing every day.

I do what I do because I love it. I am writer. (At first I thought I was singer, until I was in college when I found out I couldn’t sing one thing and play another because of inner ear issue.

  • However since kindergarten I have been writing and making books for young authors: kindergarten thru fifth grade.
  • During recess, while kids were playing, I was writing, and I had to use a pencil when the weather would get cold as ink does freeze.
  • My first boy-girl party in 8th grade I was sitting in the bushes writing poetry and lyrics.
  • All throughout high school, I was writing short stories, scripts and lyrics.
    I was always meant to be a writer and I will be popular author!)

 

I am inspired by everything from daily life to simply reading another blog like https://cristianmihai.net/2019/05/25/whats-your-motivation/

(By the way, I like reading their blog. They always a piece or two that pulls my attention. )

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Writing Suggestion

First of all, this is not advice, because deep down 90% of people never take the advice when someone gives it anyway.

Secondly, I writing this blog more for myself (self talk), but if it helps others . . . awesome!

My suggestion: Focus on your own writings. 

Do not worry if some self-published writer had 60 novels and three amazon awards.
(It doesn’t make you any less of a writer.) 
Just say congrads and if they have a book give away, read it and see what the hype is. (Note: They might not even be in your genres.)

Write down your goals and dreams and focus on what you want to do for you. 
Be happy when you even get one fan (that is not a friend or family, who would say that you are good no matter what. . . And thank your family for their support and putting up with you. . . you can get cranky interrupted from your writing mode. )
Enjoy the compliments. (Say thank you and focus back into your work)
Use the criticism to help your work. (Remember not everyone is going to enjoy your work. Focus on your target audience, once your figure out who they are.)

Stop comparing your work to others.
Your work is different and your fans enjoy work.

Focus and you can make your dreams come true!

 

First Third of 2019

So far up to date I have 242,413 words written. It averages 1,939 words per day. (My goal is 2,000 words per day and I’m pretty close.)

At this rate if I keep up writing at 1,939 words per day I will be at 707,735 words by the end of the year. (My yearly goal is 750,000 words this year.)

This includes. . . (by not limited to)

  • Novels
  • Rewrites/edits
  • Diary
  • Blogs
  • Lists
  • Stories
  • Emails/chatting(especially storytelling)
  • Notes/research

Note: I try to write everyday even if its just notes, diary entries or lists. However there are some days when I’m just too weak to write. I do try my best to make it up.

NaNoWriMo Break

I’m taking the day off as I wrote over 3500 word yesterday after I helped with laundry, went shopping, and cooked fried fish for dinner.  I am at 25,149 words out of my goal of 35,000 with 9 more days to write. I really think I can make this goal. . . my bigger goal to myself is to get the book completed. 

I’m excited as even my family wants to read my book.

Anyway, I play two word games to keep my brain fresh. . .

Wordscapes.  Which is fun if I can get the bigger words first. . . . I usually only have one or two on a set that just fluster me.

Word With Friends (2) . . . I love a good game of boogle or scramble. However I keep getting way older guys trying to see scams or wives. I am just trying to workout my brain. I am not trying to get hit on by random guys. (Worst part I rarely find any guys my own age.)

So today we (my friend, brother and I) made three hams, sweet potatoes, baked beans, mashed potatoes, and bean soup. All we have to do is make plates for Easter dinner tomorrow, awesome. I will also post ham ideas on my food blog. . . https://cookingimprov.home.blog/

So tonight, I am relaxing with my word games and maybe a movie.

Half way Point

It is Day 15 and it is the half way point on Camp NaNoWriMo. I am at 20,688. I defiantly think I will get to my goal 35,000 this month.

I just finished Chapter 7. It’s just at the point where the “Bad Guy” is starting to lose his money and his luck. (Of course this book 3 of 3 Driving Lies trilogy.)  I can’t wait to have the book ended and completely. I really enjoyed writing this story.

The irony of the story is that I created to try to face my fear of driving.  However I think it just made more cautious about who fixes my friends’ and families’ cars.

However I have enjoyed writing a story with two different perspectives.

I hope to get edited and published soon.

I have several people already interested. I am so excited. I feel like a writer, an author! Chair Dance!

I’m a writer

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This week has been up and down. I’ve been fighting both writer’s block and depression (and yes, I think they are linked this time).

I have always had issues with my physical appearance as I am bigger woman. I have tried the exercise and diets ,. . . I will lose 20 ponds here or there, but I still end up gaining it back and then some. I have learned to deal with myself.  So when someone calls me beautiful, pretty, cute etc. . . I will say thank you but I usually blow it off. (As there are usually at least two negative comments on weight compared to the positive.)

However. 

The comments, compliment, encourage comes from my writing truly makes my day!

  • I love when those say they love my writing.
  • They said they enjoyed my writing.
  • When they say they want to read more.
  • When they say my writing touches their soul.
  • When they say they can relate to characters.
  • When they call me a real writer.
  • When they said I will be published soon. (They had more hope than I did.)

Writing comments and compliments mean more to me as physical issues only last so long, but my writing can touch other now and in the future.