I’ve been lacking motivation to post lately, but hey, it helps when you get tagged/find good tags multiple times in a week 😂 In order not to fall massively behind on all these tags, I’ve decided to do one. (And yes, I do enjoy them. I’m not doing it because I “have” to — tags are honestly quite fun.)
Thank you to Jan @ The Doodlecrafter, who (sort of) tagged me for the Meet the Book Blogger Tag! (That is, I found it on her blog, and she tagged anyone who was interested.) This tag was created by the Bibliomavens.
who is your all-time favorite book character?
Picking one favorite character is like picking a favorite book! Which is to say… I do have an answer (as I also have an answer for the “favorite book” question):
Hey there, friends! I’m sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy with school and other stuff, and I also haven’t had much motivation to blog. Honestly, I haven’t had much motivation to write at all lately. But a conversation with a friend the other day reminded me that I need to get back into it, so last night I sat down and wrote 2k words (on a brand-new project instead of my WIP, oops). Then that gave me the idea to blog about how to get back into writing… so here we are! I hope this post inspires you to start writing again too — or just to stay motivated 🙂
Even if you’re not a writer, these tips can help you get back into anything you need to be doing (school, art, chores, etc.), though there are some writer-specific tips.
⯎ accountability ⯎
This is, truly, the #1 thing that will get you back into writing! Having somebody there to remind you to write is so helpful. Here are some ideas…
Thank you so much to Grace A. Johnson and E.K. Seaver for tagging me. Both of them are amazing writers and bloggers so go check them out!
✰ rules ✰
thank the blogger who nominated you (gratias tibi ago, Grace and Emily!)
answer the eleven questions he/she asked
nominate eleven more bloggers for the award (and notify them of their nominations)
ask your eleven nominated bloggers eleven new questions
✰ Grace’s questions ✰
1 // When did you first start your blog?
I started this blog in April of 2019 (almost two years ago, wow). You can read my first post here if you like. It’s a little cringey and very different than how I blog now, but I’m glad I started back then… it’s given me courage and a writing voice and an audience and so many friends.
Hey there! Today I’m participating in an amazing tag/challenge/thing called (you guessed it) The Smashing and Dashing Character Awards. These used to be hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and the grand tradition has been preserved by Katie @ I’m Charles Baker Harris, and I was reminded to do them by Sarah @ Sixty-Something Trees. (Go check out all those bloggers! I love all three and smile very big when I see they’ve posted something new.)
The rules are simple: There are several prompts relating to characters. You answer each one with a character from a book you read this year (well, technically last year now). I believe they are supposed to be characters from a book you first read in 2020, but I may end up including some rereads, since I *cough* reread a ton last year.
Onward to glory (for the characters) and agony (for me, who much choose just one in each category)!
As I was doing this year’s Know the Novel, I had the idea to start my own linkup. Since most of the Know the Novel linkups are about the writing process and story, I thought I’d do something different and create a linkup to talk about our MCs (main characters)!
Hi friends! This post is going to be my last one until the New Year. I’ve been pretty busy with school, so I’m excited to have the next couple of weeks off to spend time with my family, read a ton of history + plan for my biography paper, organize all my school books, read Brandon Sanderson, write my novel, and catch up on all my letter writing.
Oh, and celebrate Jesus’ birth. *cough* That too.
Unfortunately, with all of the busyness and crazy stuff this year, I keep forgetting the most important part of Christmas. WELL, that stops today, because today I’m talking about Christmas to all of you!
I’m also going to be doing Christine’s Know the Novel linkup, but since I only wrote 10k in November and haven’t gotten back to the story much since then, I don’t have a ton to say and so I decided to combine it with this post.
Lately I’ve been talking about my WIP Remnant a bunch, and some of you have asked if you can read it and/or said you liked my characters and writing. (Thank you so, so much if you did. Really. It’s just what I need to force myself to write it :))
Hopefully someday it will be available for you to read, but until that day, here are some books that remind me of it! Some of them inspired the original draft, others I discovered later, but all of them are incredible books that I recommend highly.
Well met, Knights (and everyone else)! Today I’m doing the Tales of Goldstone Wood tag, which was created by the Knights of Farthestshore. (I did help found that site, but I didn’t create this tag… credit for that goes to Knights Kendra and StarJoy!)
~ use the tag graphic (see above) ~ link back to Knights of Farthestshore as the creators of this tag ~ answer the 10 questions ~ tag at least 4 people
Note: minimal spoilers here! You can enjoy this post even if you haven’t read the books.
As of right now, it’s November 16 and I have less than four thousand words. (Plus two thousand I accidentally handwrote yesterday… but I’m not counting that until I type it up, hopefully later today.)
So… I don’t really think I’m going to get 25k words this month. And you know what? That’s okay. I’m living through the absolute insanity that is senior year — meaning essays due every week and scholarship essays all over the place. I have probably written closer to 15k words this month if you count all the school writing.
Current plan is to write every single day until this novel is done. Because I’ve been working on it for seven years (*hides* yes that’s not a typo) and I just need to finish it.