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/
It is just over a week before NaNoWriMo starts I am working on notes. . . I am working on memoir. . . I know I am rebelling because they prefer fictional pieces. However I know I am going on with a new chapter in my life, and I am using NaNoWriMo as therapy this year. A memoir is a collection of events or memories. . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoir
I need closure on a lot of elements on my life. I am not sure if I will publish this piece or not, but if I find something interesting, I plan to post it. I also plan to do crafts and such, so I am will try my best to get 1667 to 2000 words a day.
I want to be read to move on by January 1st, 2016.
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.
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. . .
Maybe I need a vacation (laughs).
Maybe I just need the right song. . .
Whatever it is I hope it comes back in November.
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?
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
I have gotten at least ten out of twenty-five of the Loki Challenge done. I wanted more, but with family and personal issues, it just didn’t happen. Sometimes Life just gets in the way of my writing. . . it happens.
Starting September 21st until October 31 st. Then NaNoWriMo. . . . I am starting a Supernatural horror theme. . . I am giving myself the goal of 20 posts. . . Supernatural (Show) or horror themed.
40 Days of Horror
I will post these prompts on http://rebekah1213.wordpress.com
I have been going through many different personal problems. . . my boyfriend and I of eight years decided to go our own ways. We just grew apart and wanted two different things. I hope he finds what and who he is looking for and is happy. . . I am genuine in my message. We have still decided to be friends.
I am also working on a short horror story for an anthology next year.
I have so far only finished 10 out of 25 flash fiction prompts. . . I know I wanted to finish them by the 15th, but I think I will try to give to the 20th. . . Which gives me about seven days to finish 15 prompts. . . you can read them and see the pictures (which I found from the Internet.) on my other blog. . . . http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com
The current theme is Loki (from the Thor and Avenger movies).
Next theme is Supernatural (the show and horror theme) Hopefully from Sept 20th to Oct 31st.
I am not sure about NaNoWriMo this year. . . I am in the process of moving.
Okay so far November has not gone as planned. . .
This was my plan for Halloween. . . do errands, pay rent, get extras (soap, candy, NaNoWriMo stuff etc.)
However we slept in and everything was off, so now I get to do all of those errands on Monday.
I did get to have lunch with a few good friends and the really cute, tiny mummy and pirate. (My friend’s twin boys that are three months old.)
NaNoWriMo so far. . . eh.
I was so excited, and I have been fighting a head cold (everyone is sick here.) and I have been easily distracted.
Okay, I have all these notes, outlines, and timelines for book 2 of my vampire series.
Actually the part I am working on for the three day (hopefully) is a tying piece from my first book, so it’s not just right a note and sprint. I have to reread the last chapter of the first book, (which I am still tweaking).
I have been fighting sickness, and read and reread what I had written, and all yesterday afternoon all I could get was 1026 words. I guess that was 1026 word than I had before. . . right?
Then I was stressed out over the issue with posting my word count. . . NaNoWriMo site kept giving me an error.
To-do List of what I need done today. . .
- I need 2222 words written to catch up on NaNoWriMo.
- Try to add an 1000 words (Monday will not have much time). 3222. . .
- Reorganize Tom’s story that is in pieces
- Edit what I can of book 1
- Make a Monthly Menu
- Make a grocery list
- Make dinner
- Go Shopping (Small list)
- get some sleep
I am about 6K behind, with NaNoWriMo, but I plan to really buckle down this week. I love it when my characters and muses work on a scene that isn’t even in the original outline. (It gives me a bigger word count and adds to the story. )
For those who are struggling with their muses and/or character . . . sometime just going with their flow is the best bet.
I have been filling out surveys/interviews. . . I enjoy extra promotions. Here are a few interviews I was in . . .
Links to several Interviews