It’s definitely been a few weeks since I posted any updates. Overall, I think I’ve adjusted to the new school year. A few students withdrew so it makes it easier. I’m not as stressed anymore and I find myself crocheting and writing more so that’s always a bonus.
On the writing side, as I might have mentioned before, I am no longer seeking to publish my Wattpad story at the moment due to some exciting news coming in October (keep your eyes peeled). So, for now, it stays on the platform.
Since my Wattpad story is out of the picture, I’m working on another story that I’m getting ready to send out. I’ve sent this story out before – a long time ago – I think I’m ready to try again. However, I’ve made some manages to the story and how I wrote it. I’m hoping I’ll finish it by the end of October.
I’m well aware Nation Novel Writing Month is coming up, but I’ll make a different post about it later. For right now, I’m not sure if I’ll participate. I am working on world-building for a novel I’m planning on writing, but it’s still too early to tell.
Here’s hoping I’ll be a bit more consistent on the updates. Until then, take care.
I survived two weeks of school. All things considered, I’m not as stressed as I was the week before and even last year. However, I’m tired all the time. The transition from summer break to working full time is rough, but I think I’m getting the hang of it.
Sadly, I barely managed to write anything these past two weeks. I’m not very proud of that, but I’m making a conscious effort to write at least a few words a day.
I did get good news from Wattpad. I can’t say anything more until it’s official, but I think it will be good for me and my writing. That being said, the story in question is one I wanted to publish with an agent, but I might not be able to. I need to look into that a bit more. Either way, I have another story I can polish up and send out.
It might take me a bit longer to become a published author, but I’m excited about the opportunity. Besides, making writing a career is a marathon, not a sprint.
We’re at the end of July which means my work is going to start up again. As far as I know, I’m teaching first grade again. Definitely going to have some changes this year. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad. It also means that my vacation is coming to an end. I won’t have the same amount of time as before.
It’s a little unclear how my work schedule will affect my writing schedule, but I’m hoping it won’t affect it too much. Granted the first two months will be super busy and thankfully, I won’t have extra training (?).
My biggest fear is to stop writing altogether. Sure, writing a sentence or paragraph is still writing, but I want to make faster progress on my WIPs. I’ve gotten into a groove and I don’t want to loose it.
In retrospect, this might cause me unnecessary stress due to the fact that I want to write more but can’t because of my schedule. Then, writing will become a chore and I won’t enjoy it as much and . . .
I’ve definitely been overthinking this.
I think I need to roll with it. Balance is everything.
It’s been about two weeks since my last post and boy, has it been busy.
The five hour drive back home wasn’t bad. The heat definitely didn’t make it any better. We went shopping the next day before going to the beach and a water park the next two days. Luckily, I didn’t get sunburned unlike my family. I’m sure they’re still peeling even now despite wearing sunscreen.
My cats were not happy with me when I picked them up. Of course, they changed their minds when it was time for dinner and I fed them. My first cat, Princess, drooled when I petted her and held her in general. I definitely felt guilty for leaving her with the sitter. My second cat, Olive, didn’t seem too upset with my absence, but she has definitely been very cuddly lately.
It wasn’t all fun and games, however. There’s some family drama going on that (thankfully), my immediate family isn’t involved in, but it still put a damper on things. We also had a death in the family, a cousin. Been supporting his family this past week. I didn’t know him very well and it’d been years since we last saw each other. Despite that, it hurts. All I can do is be there for his family and for his parents.
Everything affected my writing schedule, but I know it wasn’t because of laziness or procrastination. Unexpected things happen and we have to roll with the punches. Sometimes, they can be good. Sometimes, they can be bad. All we can do is keep moving forward.
So . . . .
It’s been a while since I last posted anything on here. Needless to say, a lot has happened. There were some seatbacks and detours but some of panned out.
I got married three months before COVID.
I became a teacher the following school year.
I adopted two cats (Princess and Olive).
Been teaching for two years now and it’s been keeping me so busy. Especially this past school year (just finished).
I’m still playing and running Dungeons & Dragons.
And lastly (?), I started streaming video games.
I haven’t stopped writing and I’ve tried sending out query letters before, but they weren’t chosen. Not giving up so I decided to try my hand at self-publishing (at least for one online work). My other works will (hopefully) be published traditionally.
Now that my summer break has started, I’ve really buckled down on writing more. I’m also hoping to post more on here as well.
That’s it for now. Sorry for any mistakes, typing on my phone isn’t the greatest. Thanks for stopping by.