Friday, January 24, 2020

2020 Life Update!


Hey buddies!

I wrote a blog before this one that dealt with my mental health a little, then I realized, I kind of needed to give you guys a little life catch up.. 
If you’re a regular follower of this blog you well realize that I haven’t posted since August, my post before that was July 11. The space in between these two posts, my world pretty much fell apart. 

On the 15th of July 2019, my little brother and best friend Lane passed away suddenly. Lane was 23 and one of the massive veins that held our family together. I talk about it at length on my Youtube Channel. 

During the same time, one of my good friends and my birthday buddy died by suicide. A few months later, my paternal grand mother passed away. Needless to say, the last 5-6 months have been an utter pain in the ass.
To be honest, the second half of 2019 felt like 10 years in it’s self, not to mention the mental pain myself and my family have been going through. 
I’ve spent most of my time since in bed avoiding my head by binging Youtube, Netflix, Stan and Disney+. I did manage to win NaNoWriMo after losing in 2018 but I sort of kind of haven’t written a word since… other than my embarrassingly overdue university essays. 
Moving on to 2020, it’s gotten off to a cracking start, I had a day surgery, and avoided my life for a further 21 days. 
I am aware of the massive change in my life and how I need to adapt to it, in fact, I talk about it in the follow up blog to this one. At the same time though, I am getting really sick of myself and how much of nothing I have done over the last 6 months. I have so much that I want to do for my brother to honor him, and so many dreams of my own, so since Tuesday I’ve been forcing myself out of bed to get stuff done. 
I am usually a person that makes new years resolutions, I usually choose a word. (I think my word for 2019 was achieve) This year, even though I thought about it for a very long time, I decided this year I’m not going to expect to change the world like I usually do. I don’t think that’s fair on me. 
The only goal in have made for this year is to wake up daily and at the very minimum,  do one productive activity a day. I may have decided on this 21 days in to the year, but I think it’s a good idea, so when I get to December 31, I can at least feel like I’ve done something as I am forced to adapt to a world that I didn’t want or ask for. 
Other than that, that’s pretty much all I have planned for 2020. I’m sure other things will happen, other goals will arise, I know I still need to navigate my way through university. There will be good times, there will be sad and bad times, but I think at this point, I just need to get through each day doing something to help a future me that might have a less foggy brain. 
I know this wasn’t a happy go lucky positive blog, but I felt I was an important one to write so my readers were aware of the situation I am in at the moment. 
I hope to post a little more regularly then I have been. Creating, writing, sharing and hopefully inspiring people is one of the things that gets me through my hard and dark times. 
Thanks for reading, comment below some of the goals you have for 2020, I hope you are able to stick around so we can share this journey together. 




Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Book Review: The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazadeh



The Stolen Kingdom: An Aladdin Retelling
Title: The Stolen Kingdom: An Aladdin Retelling
Author Bethany Atazadeh
Medium: Advanced Readers Copy. 
Blurb: How can she protect her kingdom, if she can’t protect herself?

Arie eagerly anticipates becoming Queen of her humble kingdom. Even when a Jinni’s Gift manifests before her 18th birthday, she fights to hide the forbidden ability.

But when a neighbouring king attempts to marry her and steal her kingdom, discovery feels imminent. Just one slip could cost her throne. And her life. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Character Interview: Emily Wellz

Hey Guys! So, my posts after this are planned until mid-August.  but I was looking for something to post today, I asked some friends for ideas and they came up with a character interview. So that's what I am doing. I answered the questions under my main character from Stand Tall, They'll Break Your Heart which is the novel I am rewriting for Camp NaNoWriMo. Thanks to this website for the questions. 



1. What's your name? Emily
2. Give me your full name..? Emily Ruby Wellz
3. Do you have a nickname? If yes, what is it and how did you come to have it? Emmi or something basic like that’s just an abbreviation of my name.
4. What species are you? (Human, werewolf, etc? Or are you an alien?) human, lol.
5. Where/when were you born?  Los Angeles, on December 11th, (note: I’m still toying with Emily’s year of birth)
6. I see. And that would make your age...? 16.
7. Okay, now...are you a good guy or a bad guy? *picking paint off her fingernail* depends on you, really.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Free Camp NaNoWriMo Tracker.

What's up, guys!? Those of us that know, know! for those of us that don't, Camp NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. *deep breath* yup, I said it. Are you okay?

Okay,

I was looking around the internet looking for trackers for my Bullet (kinda) Journal that was Camp NaNoWriMo specific, and I couldn't really find any that were what I wanted, that fit my style. So!


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Current Writing Goals


Goals

When I was 12 years old, I found myself with an abundance of blank stationery, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. Until one day when I was at school. Both my friends were off sick, I was sitting in ‘our area’ all alone and just started writing.