Setting A Deadline

I’ve come to the conclusion with myself that I give myself too much leeway. There’s always an excuse, right? Life happens with a variety of incidents that continuously distract us and pull us away from what we want to accomplish. For me, it’s getting Collected done and published. I am slowly, but surely working on my edits and revisions before shipping my manuscript off to an editor for a fresh set of eyes to comb over it. I have been searching editors for a while now, but have yet to actually make any solid connection with one. Why? Because life happens and I think up until now a part of me was nervous they’d give me a deadline I couldn’t reach to send my work in by. Naturally they would need to, but that would mean I’d have to stop slowing down on my work load when life is happening behind the scenes.
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10 Minute Writing Exercise

There are times as a writer when I go to sit down to work on a current WIP (work in progress), that I find myself having a hard time getting a start on my words. One thing that I personally find extremely helpful is the ten minute writing exercise. Basically it’s when you set a timer for ten minutes and type out your subconscious in a stream. No worries of breaks, grammar, or anything. You just focus on writing out whatever crosses your mind for a whole ten minutes. Even if what crosses your mind is a random statement of “this is really dumb, but I’m going to do it anyways to see what happens”. There is no worry of grammar, line breaks, or anything. It’s just pushing your creative self to get into a flow of writing (or typing) out words.
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My Writing Process Tag

In making my plans to return to the blogosphere I told myself I wasn’t going to do any tags right away, and when I did I would limit it to maybe one or two a month. Then after one lovely day of surfing around Author-Tube I stumbled upon this awesome writer focused tag created by The Bookish Penbabe. So yeah, the plan of not doing a tag post right away went straight out the window. What appealed to me most about this tag is how in depth it is and focused on the actual writing process. Now I know, she literally named this ‘My Writing Process Tag’ – but a lot of writing tags tend to lean on a fluffier cutesy theme with a limit of roughly ten questions. Not that those aren’t fun or informative, but this one just really stood out to me. So without further ado here I suggest you grab a cup of tea (or your choice of beverage) and keep on reading for my answers!
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Writing Goals of 2019

Honey I’m home! I would love to thank all of you who have been supportive and understanding to my disappearance (see previous post for why). Now this impromptu hiatus obviously lasted longer than intended, but sad to report things are still going on with my mother’s health. I am however (as you can see) making my return to the blogosphere with my writing goals of 2019. Yes, yes, I know that most people usually make these types of posts somewhere in December or January. I am not most people though and since I am just now returning at the beginning of February this is when you get my post of goals for the year. So grab a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice) and keep on reading to see what I hope to achieve as a writer this year.
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