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The New Me

2015 is going to be a year of getting rid of the old, so 2016 can be getting ready for the new. From this point on until Dec 31, I will getting rid of negative, old things in my life that do not mean anything anymore.

I am doing a few things new year. . . like a new pen name. I will still be Rebekah, but I found out that Wolveire is more related to wolverine or wolf than vampire. I also got that surname from my ex . . . so I think I am going my own route and culture seeking a pen name. I use a pen name simply to keep my writing life and personal life separate.

I have had horrible writer’s block this year. I hope that next year my muses, character, and plot bunnies will want their stories heard. 

As for NaNoWriMo, I was trying to work on a memoir, but things happened and I ended up working on a previous project. I am at 44.4K, right now and I plan to get the 5.6 K finished before November 30th. It is very probable.

I have learned that things can easily distract me. . . cleaning, family, art, Netflix, facebook, youtube, experience project, google, health issues etc
Well, these distractions have helped and hindered me. However I am determined next year to minimize these distractions. Without these distractions, I would have written more prompts in October. http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

I have been very grateful this year, even though it has not turned out the way that I want it. Here is a list of things I am grateful for. . . https://spiritualbeck.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/spirit-coaster/

My muses are still on vacation. . . Eh

I’ve been having serious issues with writing this year. . . last year I had over a quarter of a million words written, but this year I can barely get ten thousand a month. I could get through Camp NaNo in April.

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I know I want to write. . . screw it, I need to write. I just feel like my muses went on a long vacation, and my character will not talk directly to me. They only talk when my muses are around; it’s like they need the middle man to tell their stories.

Maybe I need more or new inspiration. . .

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Maybe I need a vacation (laughs).

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Maybe I just need the right song. . .

Whatever it is I hope it comes back in November.

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It’s crazy I have all of these ideas stuck in my head, and yet I can’t not get them out. . . it’s like they are in suspended animation. However I did notice if an idea slips out that I am usually at my busiest moment. . . always happens. (I’m trying to stay busy. . . sometimes so busy I cannot write.)
I feel like my brain is a dusty attic where the light only works when it wants to, and everything is in boxes covered with at least an inch of dust and cobwebs. I need to get inspired. . . fix the damn light and clean the dust and cobwebs. But how?

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I hope my brain gets more active before and during NaNoWriMo. That is why I am writing prompts. . . on my other account http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

Next Writing Challenge

Loki 25 Prompt Challenge August 14th to Sept 15th.

The stories will be posted on my personal blog http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

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1. #This Pleases Loki
2. What is the story behind the smile
3. Tell the story in the picture
4. Loki’s sexy pout makes all of the fangirls go crazy (what makes him so irresistible?)
5. “I am Loki of Asgard, and I am burden with a glorious purpose.”
6. when the villain has more fangirls than the hero . . .
7. “So you saw The Avengers, I was adorable, right?”
8. Why is he worthy of Mjolnir?
9. Prisoner of Loki
10. Loki “Let me love you”
11. Loki: The Wicked World (What happens in it?)
12. You were made to be ruled in the end: You always kneel
13. Never has evil been green-eyed, gentle, and defenseless
14. When I go wrong?
15. “What happened to you in Valhalla?” Odin questioned (Tumblr)
16. “Art thou ready for sex?” Loki asked. . .
17. Story behind the picture
18. Story behind the picture
19. Write Loki’s first memory
20. Story behind the picture
21. Story behind the picture
22. Loki turns into a hero
23. Bondage scene (he is tied up)
24. Loki with his daughter telling a story
25. Write a story between Thor and baby brother

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I have had writer’s block, so these will not be done in order, but I will mark down which prompt I am doing and each will have a picture. I may post more than one per day, and there may be more than one day in between posts. I will Link them together when I am finished.

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(I know I have one more day of my 14 day challenge and I hope to finish and post it soon.)

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Another 5 minute Rant

First of all, on this blog I try to keep all things natural or positive. Secondly, I try my promote my own and other’s writings. If you want to know more about me you can read my other blog, my personal blog http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com (I’m trying to get more readers on it.)

I am glad my 5 minute Rant and my facebook page got so many view over the week. http;//www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire I have to give my boyfriend credit. He was the one who told me to not worry about the mess, it will still be there when I was done writing. (And it was. . . sigh)

If you also can’t write. . . just try to list ideas. . . and work from there.

I also make picture and music videos. . . where I get art or celebrity pic from the Internet and make a video. I also make music playlist for each project. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2Yb-IeUxjHx1DcVttxDAA?view_as=subscriber  That is my you tube channel.

If you really can’t writing, then read.

Anyway, I hope you are all writing and/or reading out there. I hope to get more posted soon.

First Seven Link of my 14 Day Writing Challenge

Links to the first seven days of my 14 day Writing challenge. . .

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Day 1 Autobiography https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/14-day-challenge-day-1-autobiography/

Day 2 Fanfiction Supernatural meet Thor and Loki https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/14-day-writing-challenge-day-2-fanfiction/

Day 3 Reviews https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/14-day-writing-challenge-day-3-reviews/

Day 4 Rant https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/14-day-writing-challenge-day-4/

Day 5 Letter Writing Part 1 https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/14-day-writing-challenge-day-5-letter-writing/

Day 6 Feelings https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/14-day-writing-challenge-day-6-feelings/

Day 7 Poem https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/14-day-writing-challenge-day-7/

The blog link is http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com

I also have Day 8 posted on there. I have a health issue and now I am three days behind, but I plan to post them as soon as I can.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (Spoilers)

Friday May 1st

My Boyfriend Tom and I saw the new Avengers movie. The Avenger: Age of Ultron.

I would give the movie a B+. It was full of action, and I had a few good laughs. The story-line kept me on my toes. I don’t think I ever turn my head away.

I liked Vision. I felt like Ultron sounded a lot like Tony Stark. I like how you learned a bit more of the avengers. It tells more of their stories. It made them feel more human. I feel for Natasha.

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It would have been an A review but there was a piece missing.

I felt that there was a hole in the story when Thor when away. I felt the director’s decision to take out Loki’s scene was wrong. I think it needed that piece for the audience to see that it was just a dream.

There was also no clip at the very end of the credits and I think it was stupid, because Marvel has been doing that for most of their movies now. Why stop?

After we got out of the movie the theater was promoting Comic Book Day. They had actor playing the different heroes. . . It had Tom’s day when he got to take his picture taken with Thor and Loki.

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Different Levels

Different Levels

 

Have you ever been ready for bed or just slept a few hours and suddenly your muses are running in full drive? You fight for a few minutes whether to even move.  You know that they have fun a great idea that was hidden somewhere in your head, and they have to get that idea on paper or screen NOW! (It’s now or they strike, and most writers who have had writer’s block (for whatever amount of time) would take it more serious than those who write all of the time.) You mumble as your warm feet hit the cold ground, you get on your favorite robe and slipper, make your coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or pop. . . meanwhile the muses are making it sound like a game. If you don’t do all of this and get to that notebook or computer  within 30 seconds, the idea gets it. (Yes, they have a gun to the damn idea.)

You finally get to the computer, you type faster than you had ever known. . . You save your idea, scene, line, page, character etc. Then you end up playing Candy Crush Saga or Solitaire or whatever mindless game you enjoy for several hours just to wind back down only to get to sleep for two hours knowing that the next day is the busiest day you’ll have all week, maybe all month. It always seems that muses know when you are at your busiest, and they love to want to work then, so we are downing enough caffeine to light up a small town.

 

However why is when you want to work, when you had rearranged your entire weekly schedule just to get a few hours in to write, and your muses are out for a long lunch or your characters are on strike for a better storyline?

Why is it you write outline after online, lists, character sketches, plot flow charts only to go where the characters and muses steer you?

 

There are only ever a few times I have ever had those golden moments where my muses and I got along (not counting NaNoWriMo). . . they never happened when I plan them. I remembered several times the members in my household would give me time to write and I would still wait until they all went to sleep just to get words on the page.

 

I’m just being to believe that my muses, my characters and I are on different levels. I also know along as I play their games, they give me some pretty good stories. (Even now as I am writing this blog, my muses are working on a story that they were fighting me with. I’ll be honest, it will get written down by the end of the night.)

 

 

Do other writers have the same problems?