For the longest time, I felt I was a failure at being an author. It always seemed to take me forever to get something of significance finished, and what I wrote never felt complete. What in the world was I doing?
Today, I still feel it's taking me the longest to get anything (my novel) finished, but my short stories seem to strike like lightning! I have one short in the hands of the anthology owner currently, while another's being prepared to be shipped over with another publisher. I feel like I'm on fire!
This is my official motto!
When I saw the tee online, I knew I had to have the shirt. I've owned it for at least three years since, only wearing it once or twice a year. That's what I do with all my author, British and Church tees. I know- silly, but they have to stay in great condition. So what's any of this got to do with being an author or writing? I'll share it with you. Mostly in a usual blog, but the rest will be in the vlog you see below.
Check it out! I made a video on November 1st to celebrate National Author's Day. It was fun, laborious and very productive, if I should say so myself. "wink" Know this- I am not perfect. LOL
What the Heck Is Going On With Me?
I can not even begin to tell you how disappointed in myself I have become! Grrr!!! I mean seriously, I have made some awesome changes and advances with and for me, in general, but my book is still a bit slow. Why is that? Well, I'm about to tell you!
But first, this months' blog is about Progress. How I've managed to do somethings, even though they're not my main things, when it comes to writing. I'm proud but I am still not where I want to be. I am in need of becoming my own solution.
So how does one go about doing that?
Sometimes the time flies by, thanks to do so much and being so busy. Then there are times where you feel you've done absolutely nothing and the world is on fire and you can't even provide a good bucket to douse the flames, while still cooking dinner every evening, working out at the gym, singing for church, preparing for charity work and so much more...
Where'd my summer go? Did I even write? I've always been honest with my blogs. Here's one for the record.
Do you know what you're going to accomplish this summer?
I'm so excited- June is coming!
A full month of a break from school. My son's going back to my home state to visit my brother, his wife and son. He's going to Disneyland and I will be all by myself! During the evening hours anyway. So what does that mean for me? If you guessed Full Household Cleaning Spree, you're right but that's besides the point. The major thing here is: I get to WRITE, interruption-free, for a full month!
Using NaNoWriMo 2017 to finally get my novel together!
2017 has been an amazing year for me! I've lost a lot of weight, started an amazing novel back in January, got in a month's worth of world travel, and started teaching 8th grade! Yes, I've been busy indeed. I also got sick, started a few home projects that went south and moved my daughter and woks to Alabama. In case you didn't notice, those are my negatives. BUT most of all, concerning my fav hobby- I'm working on my first, up & coming Indie Novel: The Malignant Soul!
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.