2017

Hello lovelies!

Sorry I haven’t posted at all this month life has been crazy and all over the place but I’m hoping to explain some of that here and my post plans for the new year!

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So the new year has come and gone and its almost February! Like what?! My apologies on the lack of posting. I’ll explain why, but hopefully there wont be so many apology posts this year due to lack of posting. Part of the reasons is I don’t feel like apologizing anymore.

Not that I don’t love you lovely readers or that I don’t care but in the past I’ve missed posting and torn myself down for it. I don’t want to be doing that anymore so my blogging is going to be a little more relaxed this year.

I have a goal to try and write one blog post a week on top of my busy schedule but at the same time I don’t want to beat myself up every time I don’t post! The reason being because I started blogging because I had (and have) things to say and it was fun to express it in that way. My passion and love for my blog hasn’t changed but with my more busy schedule this year, posting will be less frequent for sure as I have other things that (sadly) hold a higher priority over blogging.

WITH THAT SAID! I still have some exciting things for this blog. So lets talk about exciting things because I’m not stopping posting entirely! Just gotta adapt my blog schedule to my busy life.

On the blog this year I want to turn this around from a book review blog (as I started to do when I changed the name) to more of a personal, thought sharing, encouragement blog. There will still be book reviews or discussions on my writing and music and stuff every once in a while for sure but not as often.

I want to focus on not only encouraging and building up you guys but also growing myself in the process. I would argue that self-love and self-care for women is especially hard and I’m seeing that more and more each day. I personally am tired of looking in the mirror and calling myself ‘good enough’ or not liking what I see at all and I want to change that. This year I want to go on a journey to change how I feel about myself and my body and take time to grow closer to God.

Spend more time doing life. And I want to encourage others through this process.

To help me kick this off I have asked some wonderful people (girls and guys alike) on my Facebook page and twitter to help me out and guest post for me. (if you wanna join in too, contact me!) Speak whats on their hearts. Tell me about their struggles and what they are doing to turn those into positivity, self-love, and growth!

On top of that I already have a lot of exciting things in my life in 2017 that I can’t wait to share as they happen!

 

Hope to see you around and that you benefit from this journey as much as I.

 

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Why You Should Join a Local Writing Group…RIGHT NOW

Hey look!

I’m still alive!

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Its been SO long since I’ve blogged and for that I apologize greatly.

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*weeps* I’m sorrryyyyyyyy. Please don’t hate me.

Life has been a little bit crazy lately but along with that craziness some things have been pushed to the back burner so I could make more room for blogging.

Lucky for you all, you’re gonna get two posts today! (or maybe one tomorrow but I PROMISE if not today then tomorrow) The reason being I do NOT wanna spend this whole post catching you all up on whats been going on in my life lately (because I’m gonna start doing more posts about my boring old life that sometimes has some interesting crap happen) so with that said.

ON WITH THE POST!!

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As a some of you may or may not know, before Christmas I was really struggling with my writing and on the verge of quitting it altogether as I felt like my support from people was getting less and less and doing it all alone was extremely difficult for me. I was on the verge of giving up on writing (except for blogging) entirely when I was received a message from a wonderful woman named Katie. (who also looks like Peggy Carter…Just sayin)

This was went down: “Adriana! I am curious to know if you ended up receiving that Writers Guild brochure that I left with Kristy! I am also wondering if you’re interested in joining the Guild for our first meeting come January 28th. If you’re curious to know more about the Guild feel free to message me and I’ll give you the 411. God Bless <3”

 

Of course I responded right away. Why I did, I don’t understand because I was on the verge of being absolutely done with my writing on a whole. Maybe part of me was wondering if this would be the support I needed? I still don’t really know. But I responded saying I was extremely interested and this was the response I received:

So, we’ll be meeting once a month as a group that is wanting to advance in or writing skills and in our connections with other writers. The meeting will last no longer than two hours and will include the following: prayer, meet and greet, workshop/critique circles/or skill building exercises (it will be one of the four for 60 min), announcements and promotions (15-20 min). Then we close with prayer! The format of the evening will differ based on the content our group needs/wants. 🙂 I actually have a membership I am giving away for free. If you would like to have it I will give it to you.

At this point I had never actually met Katie, only just heard about her from my Aunt (and thats how Katie knew I existed as well haha) So I was so surprised that not only had I never met this woman but she wanted to give me a free membership to join The Writers Guild and the local ‘Chapter’ (instead of calling it a group) for Lethbridge.

So fast forward to a little bit later (January 28th was the first meeting) and I pulled up to the restaurant we were meeting at that night and marched in there, notebook in hand and very unsure of what to expect. I didn’t know anyone going and so I was anxious to walk in there as it appeared a lot of these people knew each other already…and I was right. I walked in to be greeted with a hug from Katie and there were a few others in the room.

I was kinda the newbie as I had never met anyone in this room before so I sat down at the table and kinda slowly eased myself into the conversation. After we all ordered dinner we all got the run down of what meetings were gonna look like and what the Word Guild was all about. And the more I was told about it the more excited I was that I was now a part of this group.

I will say that when it came to sharing about our books and writing and stuff I sounded a little stupid. Cause the attention of 10 other people was on me and I kept stumbling over my words, probably spoke way too fast (as I do when nervous, excited, or uncomfortable) and I could just feel the heat rising from my neck to my face…

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So that was embarrassing…

BUT despite my wanting to curl up in a ball and die after that, I got to hear about other peoples novels AND I felt so much encouragement myself. One of the ladies in the group who is also a published author (Holly C. Wyse. Look her up 😉 She’s great.) offered to help me fix up my novel Holding on To Grace so then I can try again with querying. Which got me SUPER excited.

I could probably go on forever about how amazing that meeting was but I’ll keep it short. This writers group is literally everything I’ve been looking for.  Here are the reasons you should join a local writing group. (Or start one if one doesn’t exist in your area.)

 

1. OTHER WRITERS!

This is an AWESOME opportunity to meet other writers and just spend time talking about what you love.

2. You Can Find Inspiration

Hearing about other peoples stories and writing journeys is something that is super inspiring and encouraging to me. Sometimes I just need to know that where I’m at in my writing, someone else is or was and got past it.

 

3. You Can Learn More About the Writing/Publishing World

In a writing group a lot of people are in a lot of different parts of the writing and publishing process. So its a great way to learn about those next steps you might be taking OR to encourage others and let them know that they will reach their goal soon.

 

4. SUPPORT AND BRAINSTORM BUDDIES

You get the support you need or are looking for and you can give it to others! and also, lots and lots of brainstorming buddies. Like seriously its the best!

 

5. Fun Times

Because how can you NOT have fun with something like this? You are hanging out with other writers, writing with other writers and TALKING about writing with other writers. You just can’t lose!

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Until Next Time!

Adriana G.

Blog Takeover- The Final Post || Writing Music

Hello Readers!

So, today is the last day of the takeover and I may or may not be out book shopping and such to celebrate the completion of my last Final Exam this morning….but I thought I should probably pop on and post this for you lovely people…Cause I’m nice like that.

So, today’s post is just a list of some of the current song/albums/soundtracks the bloggers/writers who took over my blog are listening to while writing 😀

 

So, first up….Cait Potter!

Soundtrack: The sucker punch soundtrack

The Lost boys soundtrack

 

Soundtrack/Artist: Hozier

Songs: Arsonist’s lullaby

To be alone

Take me to church

Into the woods.

 

Next up! Mariella Hunt

She’s been only listening to one album since November and that album is Coldplay’s MYLO XYLOTO album. (I was told to put it in caps cause it is a magical album XD) Here is the track list:

1. “Mylo Xyloto”

2. “Hurts Like Heaven”

3. “Paradise”

4. “Charlie Brown”

5. “Us Against the World”

6. “M.M.I.X.”

7. “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”

8. “Major Minus”

9. “U.F.O.”

10. “Princess of China”

11. “Up in Flames”

12. “A Hopeful Transmission”

13. “Don’t Let It Break Your Heart”

14. “Up with the Birds”

 

and last but not least, Rachel Lester!

This is her writing music:

The link for my current WIP playlist is here: https://open.spotify.com/user/writingtaco/playlist/1f3JtFOZxTJgOfGGPRh28i

The link for my second book’s playlist is here: https://open.spotify.com/user/writingtaco/playlist/2KLk3kSvWC7xpKAD5li9AN
Besides putting together songs that inspire me for certain characters/scenes/themes, I adore soundtracks.
– Pirates of the Caribbean is very upbeat and adventurous.
– How to Train Your Dragon soundtracks are amazing.
– Obviously the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit soundtracks.
– Anything Regency themed, ie: Pride and Prejudice (nice classical music with a little bit of a lilt)
– Jazz. I’d go with Duke Ellington. He has some amazing tracks. Especially on the Duke Ellington Presents… 2014 remastered album.
– Warhorse score
– The Book Thief score
– Superhero movie scores (especially The Winter Soldier!!) Definitely great for sci-fi, superheroes, dystopian, etc.

Indie Author Looking For Friends || Guest Post by Author Mariella Hunt

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Fifteen-year-old Allie Grant lives crippled by her illness. Though kept in isolation, she’s never alone: A spirit named Song lurks in the silence of her bedroom.

When Song reveals its dark nature on the night of her recital, the show ends in tragedy. Verging on death, Allie’s taken in by an uncle she’s never met. Julian claims to be a Muse with power over music and answers that’ll heal her.

It isn’t long before Allie suspects her uncle has a secret that’ll change her very identity. But with days left to live, she might fade without learning the truth…like the finishing chord of a song.

The meaning of the word dissonance is inharmonious or harsh sound. Ever since publishing my book on June 1, I’ve been in a state of disharmony trying to get a marketing plan together.

It’s not that I’m panicking. I’m excited–because my book is out there.

It took a long time to shape it up enough that I could share it with my friends. I reached a point where readers connect with characters, or a single line is recorded in their memory. Even if they don’t like the book as a whole, I’ll feel I achieved something if there’s one memorable detail about it–because I’ve invested so much of myself into this story.

Dissonance is available on nook and Kindle right now. Soon it’ll be out in paperback. If you want to help me make some coffee money, the $2.99 really does help.

But if you can’t buy it right now, or you just don’t think it’s the kind of book you’d enjoy, I’d still love to be friends! Say hi on Twitter or follow me on Facebook. The more the merrier! I want to know your stories just as much as I’d like you to enjoy mine!

I hope you’ve had a good summer so far, and that it only gets better. Thanks for listening!

Links:

Twitter- https://twitter.com/mariellahunt
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/mariellahuntauthor
Kindle- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YITZO8W?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
nook- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dissonance-mariella-hunt/1122054810?ean=2940151652896
personal website- http://mariellahunt.com/
Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25618865-dissonance

 

The Sound of Diamonds Blog Tour || Author Interview

Hello Readers!

Today I am SO happy to be apart of The Sound of Diamonds Blog Tour in which I will be interviewing author Rachelle Rea about her upcoming novel, The Sound of Diamonds, and ask her about her writing process and tons of other wonderful things! What better way to celebrate ones birthday than by interviewing such an amazing author? (Seriously guys, you will want to buy Rachelle’s book.)

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*Note: Book Review Will Be Coming To The Librarian Files on Monday, June 15th*

Hello Rachelle, and welcome to The Librarian Files! To start this off, could you tell us a bit about you?

Hi Adriana! Thank you so much for having me! Let’s see, I’m a debut author with an addiction to Oreos. I drive a pick-up and play country music—Rascal Flatts is my favorite. My curly hair is natural, and I coach gymnastics as well as work at my church. Oh, yeah, and I’m barely five feet tall. 🙂

 

High Five for Rascal Flatts! So, when did you decide you wanted to be a writer?

In middle school, after a friend and I wrote a short story together about twin sisters who rode horses. I thought that was fun so I kept writing stories, which kept getting suspiciously longer and longer.

 

 

That is great! Now, I must ask, can you tell us a bit about your upcoming novel?

The Sound of Diamonds is set in the 1500s. At that time, not only was the Reformation in full swing in Europe, but modern-day Holland was launching the Dutch Revolution because they no longer wanted to be ruled by Spain. My novel plops right there in the turmoil of religious upheaval and political intrigue. And, oh yeah, there’s a guy who wants to save a girl who doesn’t want to be saved. They’re my favorites, even though the history first drew me.

 

 

Where and when did you get the idea for this novel?

I was driving down Central Avenue in my little town on the way to a college class, when I heard a song on the radio. I forget the song but I remember thinking, oh, wow, that sounds like diamonds. Which, of course, is a really strange thought. So I spent that summer writing a book to figure out what The Sound of Diamonds is about.

 

 

Sounds fascinating!…And here I just get my story ideas while leaning over a sink of dirty dishes…*cough cough* Moving on. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes! I hate to give it away, but I will hint that there’s a lot about hope in this story. Through tragedy and heartbreak and the craziness that is life, Gwyneth and Dirk both learn a lot about how to have hope—and where to safely store that hope…

 

 

Is there a way you can relate to your main character?

She’s tall, so not there, LOL. 🙂 Gwyneth actually shares my near-sightedness. I wear contacts—I detest how I look in glasses; but Gwyneth wears glasses all the time. Well, until a certain chapter that I won’t spoil. 🙂 Anyway…yes, there were glasses back then. They were expensive, but they existed. And Gwyneth has a pair without which she can’t see well.

 

 

What is one thing you found particularly challenging when writing this novel?

Gwyneth. She’s sort of a spoiled brat at the beginning of the book. She’s definitely little like me in a lot of ways. I didn’t struggle liking or relating to her, which is good since I’ve spent so much time with her over the last three years! But she was definitely a challenge at times. She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t and that can sometimes get her into trouble.

 

 

She sounds like such a fun character!

Okay, So I myself am a plotter. Did you have an outline for your novel?

Yes and no. I know, terrible answer. 🙂  I did not outline Diamonds. I just sat down and wrote a story that summer. Which caused me headaches when it came time to revise and edit. With Book Two in the series, The Sound of Silver, I created more of an outline up front. With Book Three, The Sound of Emeralds, I outlined even more. Each book happened differently. I’d like to think I’ve settled into a happy place of loose outlining. 🙂 Ask me again after the next book!

 

 

Did you learn anything from writing The Sound of Diamonds? What was it?

I learned a lot of things: that you can have hope when life is hard, that I can finish a whole novel, that Historical Romance is my favorite genre to write in, and that finishing a novel made a world of difference to this heart. I felt like a real writer, and that motivated me to keep with it, invest in the story more, and look into publishing it.

 

 

Besides family and friends, what is one entity you feel supported you through this writing process? 

Without hesitation, I can think of one community of writers who were an amazing support to me. Led by Stephanie Morrill, Go Teen Writers is a group of writers who are both teens and older; I found and joined the GTW community when I was on the cusp of entering my twenty-somethings, but it is still my favorite writing blog to follow. I highly recommend Stephanie’s blog (which she now co-authors with other writers) to any newbie and growing writer, regardless of age.

 

 

Do you have any advice for other writers/authors?

Read. I can’t say that enough. You can’t learn how to fly a plane by watching one glide across the sky, but you learn a lot by watching a sentence soar. So read in your chosen genre—and out of it.

 

 

Do you have anywhere where we, as readers, can stalk-er…I mean find you online?

Fun question. 🙂 I blog and love social media, especially Instagram now that I have a smartphone!

Website: http://rachellerea.com

Blog: http://rachellerea.com/blog/

Instagram: @RachelleDianeRea

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inspiringdaring/

Twitter: @RachelleRea

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8144149.Rachelle_Rea

 

Thanks so much for having me, Adriana! It’s been fun!

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Rachelle!

 

 

Rachelle Rae

Rachelle Rea plots her novels while driving around the little town she’s lived in all her life in her dream car, a pick-up truck. As a freelance editor, she enjoys mentoring fellow authors in the craft. A homeschool graduate and retired gymnast, she wrote the Sound of Diamonds the summer after her sophomore year of college.

Spotlight Saturday #1

Hello Readers!

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So, I have started something new called ‘Spotlight Saturday’s’ and the idea of said post series is shining a spotlight on some of my favourite blogs and asking the bloggers some questions! Fun stuff right? If you would like your blog to be featured on here or you know someone whose blog you want to see featured, you can use the contact form on this page: Contact Page and Review Policy

Now let’s get this thing started!

 

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Today I am so happy to interview the lovely Liz Brooks! Welcome, Liz 😀 So, first off, tell us a little bit about yourself!  

Liz: When I was a kid, I lived in Ivory Coast, West Africa for about two and a half years (that’s where I learned to love writing). That time was broken up into two stays due to civil war. We were evacuated after a coup d’état in the early 2000s, and then a second time after French peacekeepers bombed the military helicopters at the presidential palace, less than a mile from our own home. Since we were white, we had to leave; otherwise the angry Ivoirians might very well have killed us. Now that I live in America, I can’t say anything nearly that big has happened, but I still have lots of interesting stuff to write about. Other assorted facts about myself: I’m a Christian, I’ll be going for my black belt in Karate in a few weeks, I am very fond of rats, and I’m an adult but I still listen to One Direction.

 

 

Not gonna lie that is all pretty dang cool! So, what is the title of your blog? Where did you get the idea for the name? Any specific meaning behind it?

Liz: Well, initially I named my blog “Confessions of a Caffeine Addict”, but when I showed my sister, she told me it was a terrible idea. Eventually I saw her point and began throwing around other options. I knew I wanted something coffee-related because a writer friend and I have a running competition about who likes/needs coffee more. So at some point I hit on “Out of Coffee, Out of Mind”, which I hope is more creative than the original.

 

 

I love your blog title! Super creative 🙂  What gave you the idea to start blogging? Was it sort of just ‘Hey, I should write a blog!’ or did someone suggest the idea?

Liz: I’m not sure anyone ever suggested the idea to me directly, but it wasn’t a spur of the moment decision either. From when I was way too young to be considering publication, I spent tons of time researching agents and writing advice, and various sources suggested it might be good to start a blog and build a platform of sorts. Honestly, I was a little intimidated, so I delayed until I started querying my first novel several months ago. Of course, now I really enjoy it, and I wish I’d taken the leap sooner.

 

 

What can or will people find on your blog upon arriving? Do you have a target audience in mind?

Liz: Visitors to my blog will find a random hodge-podge, mostly. I try to keep a pretty constant writing theme, but I do branch out every few posts or so because I want room for a wider audience. I know some of my readers aren’t writers themselves, and I like to give them a little something too. And from time to time, I’m in a goofy mood and I prefer writing something that reflects that mood. That said, my main target audience would be writers and readers, but I welcome everyone else.

 

 

Sounds absolutely wonderful! Is there any social media sites where people can follow you and still get notifications about your posts?

Liz: I struggle to promote my blog because I know there are so many out there, and I don’t want to act like mine is the only one worth reading. That said, I do tweet every time I post (my handle is @adelethelaptop), and occasionally I’ll add a link to my Facebook profile.

 

Oh, I know how that is! Too many social media websites to chose from. ( I got tired of just picking one and went for a couple haha) And last, but not least. Feel free to give me a link (or links) of a couple of your favourite posts on your blog 🙂

Liz: Thanks. I’d have to say this one is my top favorite: http://adelethelaptop.blogspot.com/2015/04/strawberry-sadness-for-breakfast.html It ties into my bio (which I still intend to write at some point). I also like this one because it’s something I need to keep reminding myself of: http://adelethelaptop.blogspot.com/2015/02/superiority-complex.html

 

Thank you so much for helping me kick off this post series, Liz! Wonderful to have you 🙂

Thanks for interviewing me!

A to Z Challenge || Letter B: Blogging

Hello Readers!

BToday is the second day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge! A tag I am participating in throughout the month of April.

Today’s letter is B. The topic is Blogging

For my post today I have compiled a list of my Top 5 Favourite Blogs*. (Who is to say these topics all have to be about me?)

*Click the titles above each screenshot to get to the blogs

 

1. Digressions of a Demented Scribe

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Digressions of a Demented Scribe is run by my friend C.F Barrows (author of The Sehret Chronicles) and I absolutely adore her blog! She has such a unique blogging/writing voice and such amazing posts. (From posts about Depression and such to writing tips,short stories, and character interviews.)

 

2. Blogs From Geekdom

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Calling all Nerds! You want a blog filled with posts about all sorts of Fandom stuff and a place where you can talk to fellow nerds? Well Blogs From Geekdom is the place to go! One of my favourite nerd blogs in existence!

 

 

3. To The Barricade!

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This blog I love because not only is it super helpful with writing tips but they are portrayed and laid out in such a fun, sarcastic, and creative way! Totally worth reading this blog.

 

4. Stained Glass Windows

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Well, considering Rachel is one of my favourite people ever it’s obvious that I would mention her and her beautiful blog. Stained Glass Windows is such a fantastic blog by a fantastic aspiring writer/blogger.

 

5. Paperfury

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Come on, I mean who doesn’t like Cait? Paperfury is such an awesome blog. I mean Cait is Queen so it’s obvious that the blog would be awesome. If you like Gifs, Book Reviews/Discussions and Ramblings then this is the blog to check out!

 

So, that is my post for today!

Until Next Time!

Adriana Gabrielle

Camp NaNoWriMo || So You Want To Be A Winner?

Hello Readers!

 

Considering that Camp NaNoWriMo is on its way, (Starts on Wednesday!) I thought that it would be fun to share some stuff that I have learned over the past couple years of doing NaNoWriMo/Camp NaNoWriMo! So lets do this thing!

 

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Every time NaNoWriMo/CampNaNoWriMo approaches, I get super excited and always sign up months in advance. There is no way I would miss out on any NaNoWriMo event, ever…So, for that reason I always like to approach every event as a very prepared individual.

With that said, I have a whole ‘kit’ of tips and things needed for a NaNo event in which I will be sharing with you today!

 

1. Have a Plan.

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If you want to win Camp NaNoWriMo you gotta fight your way through it…Want to know a way that makes your job so much easier? A Battle Plan.

Wether that battle plan is an outline of your novel or just a basic idea with a list of backup plans then your set. Arm yourselves NaNoers! It’s time to win this thing!

 

2. Have a Support Group.

Wether that support group is just your family or friends who are supportive and totally okay with not seeing much of your throughout the month…..

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…or the lovely people writing alongside you in your cabin, get a support group! Part of it is you can get other writers support BUT other writers might need support too, so offer yours!

Shoutout to my amazing Cabin Buddies this year!!

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3. Fight Off Distraction!

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Distraction is a pain in the butt and likes to attack relentlessly during things like NaNoWriMo. Fight it off, and push through and you will win it!

(I have some tips to fight off and avoid distraction HERE )

 

One way to do that is but actually 4. Taking Breaks

Yeah, yeah I know. I just said to not let distraction get you….But being distracted and taking a break is a completely different thing. Depending on your word count goal for Camp NaNoWriMo there may be a lot of writing to be done daily, and because of that you should be careful not to get burnt out and take breaks. Just do it in intervals. Like write for twenty minutes then take a break for 5 to 10 minutes. (or whatever you want to do.) Though something to watch out with is this:

 

4.5. Don’t Use Writers Block as an Excuse to Take a Break. 

If you keep using writers block or a slow scene as an excuse to take a break then you aren’t gonna get very far. (Harsh reality of it.)

Writing is hard, things get slow or a little difficult but thats where you have to fight through it. (Worst case if that scene is a huge mess, you can go back and fix it later.) If you’re stuck, have a book of writers prompts or play a song that gets you inspired to write that story or whatever. Just keep going and push through it. Don’t take a break just because it gets hard.

 

5. Reward Yourself!

I have found that, by rewarding myself I can get a lot more done. Wether the reward at that moment is, write 500 more words then you can go get more tea or 1k more words and you can have 10 minutes of internet time or whatever it is…as weird as setting these little goals/rewards is actually extremely effective.

Something that works really well is if I’m wanting food…(food is my favourite okay?) so I bribe myself with a  snack or another cup of tea or something of the sort….Its funny how when you’re hungry you write a lot faster if food is the reward… But either way, you get my point. Reward yourself and set little goals for yourself and you will find that that novel will get done!

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6. Bring on the Wars!

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*cough cough*……

So, Word Wars! Word wars are the best thing ever if you are a writer! (You may be more used to the term Word Sprints) Whenever I do Word Wars I find that I can get 300 words done in 10 minutes which is a LOT faster than if I was just writing on my own time. Find someone to word war with! They are the best!

 

7. Don’t Stress!

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Just take NaNo one day at a time. Just work on the daily WC one day at a time. It’s as simple as that. I’ve found that the more I stress, the more likely I am to write less.

 

8. Have Fun!

As challenging as NaNoWriMo might be just try and have fun! Rock it work your hardest and have fun! It doesn’t matter if you finish or not. If you had fun and tried your hardest, that is all you can do and accept that! Be excited about it! Have a dance party even!

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Oh….and don’t forget. LOTS of caffeine is essential to getting stuff done.

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So, that’s my post! Are you planning on doing CampNaNo in April or July? (Or both like me) What’s your novel about? Do you have any additional tips to add? Something I missed?

 

Until Next Time,

Adriana Gabrielle

14 Ways to Annoy a Writer

Hello Readers!

So, I am busy plugging away at my studying. (I am taking a brief break to bring you this post) but I thought I would share a youtube video I finished last night on ’14 Ways to Annoy a Writer’

Hope you like it and I will talk to you lovely people soon!

Until Next Time,

Adriana Gabrielle

Pen Pals of Peculiar Personalities

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that as of yesterday I teamed up with a friend of mine I met through the Go Teen Writes Facebook Group (you want an encouraging writing environment for teens? Yeah. Check out Go Teen Writers 😉 ) and we decided to write a blog. We only have one post so far but soon the blog will be filled with Writing Tips and Discussions, Book Reviews (maybe even the occasional movie review of a movie based off a book), Things we’ve learned, Some of our writing fails and most likely some extreme Doctor Who Fangirlyness 😀 SO yeah. You should check it out. The blog is called Pen Pals of Peculiar Personalities and on behalf of my friend Vanessa and I we hope you take a look at our blog and maybe check back for some awesomeness!

 

Until next time!