Category Archives: Writing

Making Goals

Hey look! Someone’s making goals. Let’s see how she keeps those 😉

First: Blog Daily
I miss blogging. I want to get back into it. So, that’s what I’m going to do! I might not be perfect, but I’m going to try!

Second: Use my Instagrams!
I have 2! I want to use at least each account at least once a day. It might be photos. It might be stories. Today, I shared someone’s blaring stereo as I was walking into work!
Main IG: TM2TS
Health-focused IG: TM2TS.fit

Third: Working out
I’m not putting a huge emphasis on it, but I need to get back into it. I did a workout Monday and I’m still super sore from that. Ugh! Saturday, we’re going to the pool, and my butt is just going to soak in the water, read and all that.
Oh, and slather myself in sunscreen every five minutes, of course!

Do you have any goals for June?

Plotting and Reading

Things to think of when I’m working on NaNoWriMo 2018:

  • I need to world build. It will be in the US, but it will be it’s own city.
  • I need to figure out what types of supernaturals I want in my world. The duhs are shifters, vampires, witches, and such. But I want to go further. I love the idea of all other types as well.
  • I need to get more ideas as well. Right now I am just super inspired!

I’ve currently been reading the Nocturne Falls Universe series, after reading the original series by Kristen Painter. It’s seriously some good stories!

Dragons, Vampires, shifters (of all sorts), Reaper (yes, that type of Reaper), Genie, witches, even gargoyles. Seriously, I’m addicted to the series. I’m addicted to the world.

She opened up her world to other writers as well, and that’s what I’ve been reading now. Like, I’m just going through the books like crazy. Over the weekend, I read like 4 books. No, I’m not exaggerating at all.

I’m a fast reader, I will admit that. I read fast, and I read easily. With having a Kindle Fire, it makes reading on the go a lot easier, but still. To read that many means I was sucked in. And it was with several different authors, as well.

Now, back to my NaNoWriMo thinking.

I want to create my own world. I want it to be full of life and magical. I want it to be unique but not completely. I want magicals and humans. I want to figure out a way to make it so that humans will “believe” what they’re told if they see something that they’re not supposed to see.

This is what I’m going to have to figure out. That’s what I’m going to need to work on.

Camp NaNoWriMo happens in July. I think I might participate for that. That’s what I love about Camp NaNoWriMo. You get to set your own goals and what you want to accomplish.

I think for July I want to have at least 10 characters created, and I need to have the basics for the world created. I need their rules. Their ideals. The main shops. The main “NPCs”. Things like that.

I think I can accomplish that. I think I can do that. No issues.

Currently ….

There’s an update to the Currently card! I love it! I have access to a couple other designs. I love this version though!

Watching: True Blood
Reading: Down and Dirty
Listening: Workout playlist
Making: Meal plans
Feeling: Headache
Planning: Day off Tuesday
Loving: my blankets
Eating: Pizza
Playing: Sims 4
Learning: Watercolor
Exploring: depths of HDs
Thinking: Bed early?
Knowing: It’s freaking COLD!
Choosing: Acceptance

True Blood? It’s actually really freaking good! I might be a little addicted!

is by Sandra Hill. Part of her Vikings series. SO GOOD!

My workout playlist is actually pretty good! I listen on Spotify! It’s not really my playlist. I snagged it from someone else 😉

Sims 4 has a new stuff pack coming out! Laundry Stuff. Why am I so excited for that? That’s what I’m planning on doing Tuesday 😉

Continue reading Currently ….

FOCUS : Word of the Year 2018

The time of year is upon me when I need to choose my “word of the year“. I’ve been doing it for a few years, and the one year it worked well for me was when I chose “happy”. I almost went with it again for 2018, but instead I chose “FOCUS“.

definition of focus

I’m excited for this year!

My main direction for “FOCUS” will be the second definition. directed attention. I think it’s going to be a good year. I’m ready for something big and new to happen. I know that I am going to have to make it happen, but I am ready to FOCUS on me, on life, on all the things!

Goals for 2018:

Health/Fitness:

  • Focus and finish a fitness program
  • Drink me some Shakeology
  • Get back to the Gym

Family/Friends:

  • Make memories
  • Share love
  • Be present

Writing:

  • Write the novel I originally started planning for November
  • Win NaNoWriMo 2018

Have you chosen a word? How are you going to use it to help you set your goals for 2018?

I have a Plot (ignore the terrible outline)

Okay, now I have a workable plot! Well, a good chunk of one. This might get me to at least the end of the fifty thousand words! Or at least twenty five thousand!

  1. Thork brings back Arona.
    They travel up the Trackless Sea
    2. They land in Neverwinter
    3. They travel through the Neverwinter Wood
    a. Along the way, they pick up Jillie
    4. They trek through a metric fuckton of sand
    5. They end up in Longsaddle
    a. they must deal with at least one dark magic pissing contest
    b. they might meet up with a lycanthrope
    6. They cross the River Surbin and end up in the Evermoors.
    7. They stop in Nesme to pick up (or find) Soran
    8. They finally get to Silverymoon.
  2. They are given their assignment
    They head to Wayward House
    2. They get food and ale, catch up on the gossip.
    a. Jeni is in hot water with other cleric
    b. Bramkahm is finally located
    c. Someone got someone pregnant. This has absolutely no relevance on the story but it should hopefully make for some good dialogue?
    3. Jeni’s henchman comes for them.
    4. They get their assignment.
    a. go to Sundabar
    b. they are to steal something from “Old Grimfist” and plant it in Helm’s room
    c. Soran is to do it because of the orc Hatred.
  3. They get caught.
    Helm is the one who catches Soran.
    2. I have no idea what else is going to happen, but it is pretty awesome how that is going to work out! Well, I hope that it is awesome. It is a lot farther than I have ever made it before!
    3. Things will work out
    4. They will have to make it right
  4. They have to tell Jeni that it did not work.
    Jeni will make an attempt to kill them.
    2. In the process, Jeni will be mortally injured.
    3. In the process, Thork will be mortally injured.
    4. Arona must make the choice between Jeni and Thork.
    a. Will she go with her heart and save Thork?
    b. Will she go with “loyalty” and save Jeni? He is the one who trained her to utilize her abilities. But he is the one who used her for her abilities as well.
  5. She saves Thork. Obviously. She has to deal with the guilt of letting someone else die though.
  6. She runs away, but not back to Evermeet. That needs to be figured out. Somewhere where elves can go and blend in.

I think that is a pretty good start to a plot. It is truly the first time I have had a real plot outline at all! I love this. Now to actually start the writing of it and not the fluff going nowhere stuff that I have been writing!