The Writing Rituals Tag

Despite that it was originally created back in 2017 by authors Kim Chance and Mandi Lynn, I just recently stumbled over this nine question writing tag. I actually watched another author’s response to it in a video, which led me to seeking out the original source(s) of the tag and of course inspired my doing it on here. I liked the idea of opening up more on my writing process. Plus I also just thought it would be a good way for others to get to know a little more about me as a writer. So if you would like to get to know more about me, then by all means grab a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice) and keep on reading for my answers.
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Why I’m Not Doing Camp NaNoWriMo

As mentioned previously on the blog as well as my social media, someone very special to me passed away at the beginning of June. About a week after their passing I had the idea to write about how grieving was effecting my writing and mental health. As both took a serious hit, unfortunately that itself had become quite the challenge. I was unable to produce the post that I had self-proclaimed via twitter was coming. Obviously it never came though; as I was never able to put the words down that I wanted to put down. Every time I sat down to write it out I found myself crying in my grief and more frustrated with myself for the inability to write anything substantial.
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Vini’s Story • What Happened To It?

So back in January I hired a cover designer to create the cover art for Vini’s Story. I then proceeded to announce its arrival to my WattPad page starting in January. My plan was to write and release chapter by chapter starting in February. Well February rolled around and I happily shared the first chapter. Then March came before a second chapter went up that I was less than thrilled with. Then absolutely no more chapters came around. Not a single chapter since has been written or gone up. Why?
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Bi-Monthly Goals • July & August

Pre-accident (see previous post), I had been watching a lot of “AuthorTube” videos, specifically early videos of Natalia Leigh and Kristen Martin. They were the first writers I stumbled over on YouTube and started watching. I thought it would be a great way to try and re-inspire my writer brain during the initial grieving process. It had become extremely hard to write very fast after the loss of someone very special to me, and I had been on such a roll with things. Well Kristen used to do these bi-monthly goal videos. She would make a list of goals, share them in a video and when two month was up she’d go over what she succeeded or failed at doing. She would only consider herself a success if she achieved at least 75% of her goals.
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