Missing content

I wanted to give everyone  a heads up that may be coming to my blog through links posted throughout the internet. Some of the pages that were written have been removed due to me agreeing to put them on KDP select. That means for 90 days I am not allowed to have them on my blog because then that would mean that they are not exclusively on Amazon.

Soooo, I removed them. As soon as my book is out of review, I shall put the link here so you can find it. Hope this explains everything!

 

Writing challenge (6)

I guess I should explain myself. I know I signed up to do this writing challenge and I have enjoyed doing it. Writing the way I write. Busting out these flash fiction stories for my readers.

And I’m not going to lie I have been super proud of myself for keeping it up. Then There were a couple of days that I got busy. You know the kind of busy. The kind where you feel you can easily lose your head if it wasn’t attached to the rest of you. The pace wasn’t slowing down and it wasn’t like I wasn’t writing- Because I was- I was just writing these pieces for scholarships  and contests and stuff.

Each one that I wrote, Each one that I submitted I thought this has to pan out. It has to… You see I got accepted to study in London. I plan on going to the university of Westminster to study creative writing! Yet as we all know, one of the biggest reasons people don’t follow their dreams is money.

I don’t want to be one of those people. Not now, not ever. So, I’m applying to scholarships and contests and I started a fundraiser, which you can find here. Please remember sharing is helpful! If you are unable to donate please please please share!

But then I had another thought. I’m busting these stories out on a daily basis and with a little editing I can compile them all into a book. One that I can sell on Amazon. Not for much, but for something more than I am currently receiving. All proceeds will be put into the same account that I have set up to pay for my time in London. This is what I call looking at all possibilities to make your dream come true! whoo hoo!

So long story short I have not been writing on my blog because I have been writing. haha.

 

Pick a letter of the alphabet. Now imagine two aisles of your local supermarket. List everything found in those two aisles that begin with that letter of the alphabet. (5)

This one threw me for a serious loop. I’m not kidding. How am I supposed to pick a letter?What if I pick one that doesn’t have a lot of items in the two aisles that I am thinking of?

I’m not even sure if I remember the aisles at the supermarket. UGH. Well here goes.

I chose the letter C because I figure I can get a variety of items out of it just by adding the word canned.

The first aisle is the fruit and veggie aisle.

  •  Carrots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Clementines
  • Cabbage
  • Capers
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • chives
  • Cilantro
  • Corn
  • Cucumber

That’s actually more than I hoped for. Not bad for someone who can barely remember her name. -__-

The second aisle I chose was the flour, pasta, soup aisle.

  • Cornmeal
  • Cornflour
  • Corn syrup
  • Campanelle pasta
  • Capallini pasta
  • Cavatappi pasta
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned soup
  • Cookies

Whomp. Well that’s all I can think of at the moment. If you think of something post it below!

 

Write about the worst time you’ve ever put your foot in your mouth (3)

First, I want to apologize for any format, grammar or misspellings in this post. My computer charger is broken and so I am writing this on my phone. 😥

Second, this is not the worst time I put my foot in my mouth, but it is one of the few times I remember. 

When I was in my early twenties I worked with Americorps. It’s a national volunteering program that organizations around the world are part of. The organization I worked with was City Year. It was a one year program in which we worked in schools around the city. We provided mentoring and tutoring services, while running an afterschool program.

We were put on teams and for the rest of the year you saw them more than the people you loved. Due to this, a major part of the program was focused on team building. Our team was particularly close, but we came from such a variety of backgrounds that it was often tough to see eye to eye. 

One of my teammates, I had a hard time seeing eye to eye with was due to us having similar personalities. (Of course this is something I have reflected on recently) she was just a tad more type A than I was. 

Anyway, at some point during the year they thought it would be a grand idea for us to do a team critique. Basically we all got to sit with one another saying things we admired about eachother and things that we thought we could work on. 

When it came time for our turn, I was feeling very resentful of the whole process. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t actually like hurting other people’s feelings and being caught off guard with criticisms from your teammates no matter how well meaning the comments try to be. It was turning out to be a very trying process for me.  I have always been able to tell when I hurt someone even when they try to hide it. 

She was no different and I absolutely made it worse, by not pausing to think of the order of my words. Instead of saying that we had a difficult time working together, I said “we both know that we don’t work well together”. Her face fell. And I felt horrendous. She didn’t believe me when I tried to fix what I said and who could blame her? Don’t we all say that the first thing out of your mouth is often how you really feel because you haven’t had time to tamper with it. 

Yet, that wasn’t how I felt. I was just frustrated and wound up hurting her. We never really did get over that moment. To this day I wonder what our relationship would have been like if it had never happened. Shrugs, I guess I’ll never know, but now I always try to make sure what I am saying is actually what I mean. 

As all things go, I am still a success.

If you haven’t noticed, there is something missing from my blog. If you haven’t guessed, I will give you a hint…It has something to do with the challenge I had wanted to start. Still not sure what I am talking about?

A few days ago I had given myself a writing challenge. I want… no I need to start a routine where I set time aside on a daily basis to just write. It is a way for me to start building writing skills that I was unaware of. To GROW in a way that I can be proud of…

Why did I not do it? I don’t have an excuse. I wasn’t super busy, I wasn’t working on anything that would take up all of my free time. So, why? I don’t know. Yet, Here I am again. I am going to try again because even though I did not start when I originally planned I am still PROUD of myself for putting the work in to find the actual challenge that I planned on following. I am still a success because I understand that a challenge can start whenever and that I shouldn’t stop trying just because it didn’t start the way I had expected. A life lesson if I ever did hear one.

So, here we are with me making the same decision with the same resolve. Only this time, I am more aware of how much effort it will take me to start. I am more aware of my shortcomings as a writer who isn’t trained and I must make more of an effort to truly see my dreams come to fruition.

On Monday 3/6/17 I will log on and type as my title the challenge of the day and write. I must write for a minimum of 30 minutes because let’s be honest, writing for less means that you are only dedicating enough time for this to be a hobby. This is going to be my career. (I have told the universe that this is what I want and it is answering in kind with opportunities that I never thought I would have.) I must dedicate the time needed to make it real.

OH! There is one other reason why I am not giving up just quite yet!  My world is about to change so drastically that I don’t know what to do!!! You know that I want to live and write and breathe in London. I want to do it for as long as I can. One way to do that was to apply for college there and GUESS FREAKING WHAT?!! I GOT ACCEPTED TO TWO OF THE COLLEGES I APPLIED TO FOR THEIR CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the more reason to start taking myself a little more seriously as a writer if I do say so myself. ^_^ I am so excited I cannot believe it! I am still waiting to hear back from 3 of the other schools, but the one that was my first choice already accepted me, soooo I am only waiting to respond because I have to. HaHahaha I am so freaking happy you guys have no idea. There is a real chance that I will be in London come September and be able to stay there for at least 3 years to finish my degree. Who would have thought?