Tag Archives: Writing

Sleeplessness and Thinking

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There are just too many things running around my head right now.
It’s been at least a week, or maybe more, that I am aware of where sleep has evaded me. Just like that pesky mosquito in the hall, lingering just out of my reach, yet I can hear it.
At least one thing is going well. I’ve been busy reading and have successfully completed two books this week. Although this may seem to be like a fraction, probably like a quarter of what I normally read in a week, it’s okay.
I am finding it difficult some days to just let myself submerge into the worlds written by others and my own hand.
Maybe I should pick up my crochet again especially since I have to start two large Totoro that need to be finished before October and November.
And this is just a small amount of projects that need to be finished.
Currently my writing, as you can probably tell my blog too, has been gathering physical and digital dust.
I intend to fix this. Recently I have been poking around with some new ideas for one of my original characters, Adelaide, that I intend to try out.
Good thing my girl is adventurous!
Has anyone used the cue card method to plan out writing? I’ve been reading some articles and blog posts about the method online. From what I have read this method might be the key to my success for all my scattered ideas that relate to one story.
Another thing that I have been seeing online is character boards on pinterest and character collages. Do any of you use these? Cam you tell me what you think or any other methods that you use to visually encourage your character to grow?
Lists would be a good idea.

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Just the relief, a quickie prompt

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Last night I went through the writing prompt tag on tumblr just to see what I would find. There were a bunch of awesome prompts but one list stood out to me: Bookstore AU (apollofastingdionysusdrunk.tumblr.com)
I decided to work on the prompt that made me laugh the hardest (whether it’s because I pictured writing one of the cheesiest scenes, which is honestly so much fun, or not I have it written down at the top of my blank page.
“Holy shit this assistant is hot – yes, I’m looking for a science fiction, a Gothic horror, a spy mystery, a modern dystopian, historical fiction, and – and…”
Not sure where this will lead. I already have some ideas swirling in my mind.
This won’t be the first prompt I have decided to tackle in the last few weeks. Sometimes right now all it honestly feels like I only have enough energy to work on a short blurb.
But for me it’s a relief.
My brain doesn’t feel overwhelmed and for a short time I can focus on melding myself with paper. Even if I fall asleep while working.
If you want to take a crack at it, and don’t mind sharing, feel free to either comment or post it on your own blog (but please let me know, I would love to read it)!

Radios and Ghosts

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I just finished watching a CREEPSHOW dvd and found my brain chugging as I scampered up the stairs to my room to change into my pyjamas.
It feels so good to have some fresh inspiration again.

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Tiggy just chilling on my shoulder.

It doesn’t feel good having Tiggy the cat walk across my chest and settle his furry bum on my paper though. His enthusiastic purrs do make up for the uncomfortable moments when he settles himself, realistically short few seconds.
But now I am going to move to my room so I can finish writing in peace and no furball trying to chew up my paper.
I mean honestly, how much trouble can ghosts and a radio station really get into?

Time flips over in 29 days

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In 29 days I will be 21.

Not gonna lie but the thought of just toeing the 20’s is making me sick to my stomache.

Now I have made a couple challenges for myself so that I feel like I have ended my 20th year with a muthafucking bang!

Challenge Numero One: Post something on here everyday. It doesn’t have to be a full fledged, huge 1000 word, post. It can just be a quote or a youtube link to a song/video that is really hitting me at the moment.

Challenge Numero Two: Read 31 books in 31 days. Doesn’t mean I have to read a book a day (not when I am in the middle of crazy school shit) but I just need to read 31 books. I am already starting on the challenge I set for myself. If all goes to plan I will be posting a picture of myself with the book that I am currently working on and maybe making a photo album of them on here? These pictures will also be put on my instagram or twitter so if you see doubles…they are mine!

Challenge Numero Three: Finish a full manuscript for a story I am working on. It doesn’t have to be perfect or beautiful (my best friend will be looking at it) but it needs to be something so I can start posting it after some edits onto my Wattpad account (which will be updated in the days to come when I can actually take a fucking breath).

I am also going to be working on a special mixlist of songs. I haven’t decided on what to name it yet but I will be putting songs that have a memory, impact, special something attached to it. Each song will have a link here on the blog with a post that talks about why I love it so much. These may not have happen everyday; I will be also writing these in my journal. I won’t start this right at this very moment but tomorrow since I am getting sleepy and I have to go to bed soon.

I hope you are having a good…evening/morning/afternoon? I know I have been a silent ninja bloggr for the last x amount of months. Have any good songs you have been hearing recently?

Love, E.

Words? Words? Where are you?

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So this summer I thought I would be able to sit down, chillax (seriously, chillax isn’t a word?), drink tea by the gallon and write up a storm. Apparently it has taken me till now to realize… It ain’t happening. Now you must be wondering why or maybe you have read my previous post about getting my AWESOME summer job.

Basically to sum it up in 150 characters or less: By time I get home I am so exhausted that I barely make it into the house without falling on my face, tripping on my cat, or just deciding to sleep right there on the floor in front of the door. (Total words: 41)

On top of working full time I am trying to finish a online/distance education course to make up for the one I failed during the semester. Thankfully most of the assignments are fairly easy and I am working through them steadily. Getting them handed in? That’s another story…

But today I got some writing done before work! I am so pleased with myself even though what I accomplished isĀ maybe 500 words or about half a page. Although I have not been able to work on it since, my lunch hour was spent discussing articles in the Metro, I have the paper right beside me if I have a sudden burst of inspiration. This morning when I was working my goal was to get a head start on a dual point of view scene between 2 of my main character at first then adding a 3rd and perhaps 4th later. It is a challenging scene but I am looking forward to getting it done!

Hey Hey! Thanks for all the follows, I just recieved notification that A Munchkin’s Word World has surpassed 50 followers! Thank you, I honestly never would have thought it would happen (especially since I keep forgetting to post; bad munchkin, bad).

Maybe I will have something to report more in a while but for now I need to get back to work.