On a Written Roll.

Short story so far is 4 pages long. Okay so not a lot but I’ve actually been on a roll with writing for once.
I went out and bought a book of writing prompts for more ideas too which should be fun to work through, but I’m really enjoying writing this story. I honestly only have a vague idea of where it will go because I’m just free writing, but it’s getting off the ground slowly but surely and I’m pretty happy about the fact that I’m writing frequently.

I also ended up buying Japanese for Dummies. It’s a language I’ve always wanted to learn and being that I’ve basically been listening to nothing but X Japan lately, it seemed a good enough reason to get learning [I can understand the songs they sing in Japanese then.] Whether I’ll actually manage to learn the language well is another story but we’ll see.

Getting a story finished and learning a new language… Bring on the new challenges!

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Getting stumped may not always be a bad thing.

I became stumped on the first thing I began to write with a co-writer, who at the moment is also stumped. Maybe it’s because we’re both rusty, maybe it’s just not good. It will stay on the back burner for now but it doesn’t mean that I’m defeated.

A while ago I posted a writing exercise titled The Waitress which I never finished because it was on a timer. I decided to pick that up again and just write to see what happened with it and I’m now 3 pages into a short story idea. I’m not entirely sure where this is going or what I’m really doing but it feels good to actually be writing something. I won’t be keeping The Waitress as a title but for now, it will do. I just need to decide where to go with it. I’m hoping I can go back to the other story when my brain allows but for now my brain wanted me to work on the tale of the waitress, so that’s what I’m doing. Will it be good? Possibly not, I haven’t written for over a decade. Will I finish it? I’m really hoping so, it would be good to have even just one finished piece of work to my name. They say the best way to write is to keep writing so that’s what I’m going to do.

Who knows, maybe this story will actually get somewhere.

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My last post and today’s musings

I just realised some of the blogs I put on that post do have 1000 followers or more but I don’t think many I follow have less. However if anyone knows any cool blogs that suit my interests and has less, let me know, I’ll start following and promote!

I’m started to get frustrated with my writing, or rather lack of. There are ideas there, I know there are but they just don’t want to come out and say anything.
In all honesty, I have a lot of issues. I’m not saying more, but when they come to the forefront, they do blunt creativity which just makes the frustration worse because the better half of my brain wants this to work. It’s a vicious cycle and an irritating one at that.

On other news, [this is a super sporadic post!] I caved and came back to twitter. Mostly in the hope of finding new writers and inspirations. Facebook always had mega issues and did my head in so that’s not coming back ever. But for anyone interested, https://twitter.com/MrsAD1987 add away.

I’m hoping I can rack my brains at some given point today and write more. And try finish the Canterbury Tales question that doesn’t make any sense so I can complete this assignment. One question, and it’s a total turd.

Indeed….

Leibester Award

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So I was nominated by the lovely Daniela at soigotbored.wordpress.com , thank you lovely! Told you I’d get round to this eventually haha. Check her out guys, she’s awesome!

Award Rules:
1-Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their blog.

2-Answer the 11 questions you’ve been set.

3-Nominate 11 bloggers with a following count of less than 1000.

4-Set 11 new questions for your nominees.

The questions I’ve been set are:

1- If you could swap places with anyone for the day who would it be?
Am I allowed to say Jonathan Coyle cause daamn his wife is purty!

2- Who inspires you?
My husband does.

3- Dream job?
Military psychologist but I can’t do it. Lame.

4- Favourite movie of all time?
ROCKY HORROR SHOW!

5- The city or the countryside?
City

6- Favourite quote?
“When you start fooling around with drugs, you’re hurting your creativity, you’re hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don’t kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul’s dead, you’ve got nothing to offer, anyway.” – Paul Stanley

5- The one meal you’d be willing to eat every day?
If it contains pasta, it’s going in my belly.

6- What’s the best book you’ve read?
Valley of the Dolls

7- If you could visit 1 time zone,where would you choose to go?
New York or Brazil.

8- The hardest thing about blogging?
Writers block from hell.

9- Do you believe in any superstitions?
I’m not massively superstitious no, spiritual but not superstitious.

10- A singer/band you think everyone should hear?
Nick Drake. Or Etta James.

11- what was the last dream/nightmare you had?
Pretty sure it involved some weirdo trying to kill me.

My questions are:

1- What’s your favourite scent?

2- Are there any songs that remind you of someone special, who and why?

3- If you could travel back to any era, which would it be? [Delorean optional]

4- What is your spirit animal?

5- Who would you choose to play you in a movie of your life?

6- Favourite song lyric?

7- What movie can you practically quote all of?

8- You’re only allowed to wear 1 scent for the rest of your life, which is it?

9- What scares you the most?

10- What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done?

11- Who was your best friend in high school/college?

The 11 blogs I’m nominating are:

1. Pmg503.wordpress.com

2. laugraeva.wordpress.com

3. kateturville.wordpress.com

4. thepublicblogger.com

5. konnikim.com

6. chaptertk.com

7. myverygeekylife.wordpress.com

8. april4june6.wordpress.com

9. ryanlanz.com

10. samanthajaneparris.wordpress.com

11. magpiecws.wordpress.com

 

*Edit: Sorry these weren’t tags, it won’t let me!

I do believe I started to write!

I don’t think this is going to be the novel, but at least it’s something to get me started. I wrote down a plot basis [hilariously from creating a Sims family and letting them run on random] and then last night after finding a first sentence prompt [hey I need all the help I can get to start ;)] just picked up a pen and started to write. I’m actually teaming with my friend who I used to write with all the time on this one, old schooling it like we used to. What we used to do, either in the library at breaks, boring classes where the teachers couldn’t teach [we had a few of those] or at home during sleep overs, was one of us would begin to write until we were stuck, then we’d swap stories and continue each others, so we wrote two stories at once. Never finished any of them mind but hey ho, we had fun!
So I emailed the story to her and she’s going to add her take to it, then pass it back to me when she’s out of ideas. It could be a tedious process I know, but I loved writing with her in the past and if it’s just a fun little short story or novella to get me going, why not?

Writing urge combined with writing funk.

I still really want to write a book. Or a short story, anything. I had an idea but then given what’s going on in my town lately as I mentioned, it seems really inappropriate [a young girl has gone missing]. So I’m basically stuck with a plot and need to think of something. I may take up the writing exercises for songwriting, take one of the ones I’ve written and free write from there.
I don’t know. I’m in a funk. Maybe I’ll put a Sims family on random and write down what they do lol.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

Been having a lot of CP cramps in my ankle so it twists outwards and hurts like hell and managed to get the same in my hand too. It usually affects my right side but it decided to attack my left side and I’ve gotta say it made eating a pain in the ass. I couldn’t hold the spoon in my left hand like I usually do because it cramped every time I tried, so I’ve had to try eating with my right hand. Because the cerebral palsy affects my right side the most and the muscles are weak, this was the biggest challenge of my day. I maybe shouldn’t have found it funny being that I kept dropping the damn spoon and it took forever to pick it up again but it was pretty funny. Annoying, but funny. Gotta see the lighter side!

Yup.

Organisation and a huge step forward

I just spent the last 2 hours trying to organise my stationary seeing as we finally managed to put the Alex drawers up tonight. I am however writing this from a clear bedside table instead of my lap, so that’s awesome. I do however need a proper perfume stand of some sort because using a knackered old set of drawers is a little unsteady. Pics will hopefully be on here of the transformation tomorrow, lighting sucks right now.

On other notes, I made a pretty huge step forward today [ok so it’s midnight so technically yesterday but whatever]. It may not seem much to some but for me it really was huge. I actually had a singing lesson today. It was just warm up vocals for today but it basically meant me using my voice in front of a complete stranger, with the goal to get me out gigging again. This really doesn’t seem like a whole lot, but lets put it this way. I haven’t gigged in 9 years. It took me 5 years to sing for my own husband. I literally developed this anxiety with singing for people, a thing I used to adore, to the point I would have a panic attack at just the thought of it. This Saturday, I opened my mouth and sang to a total stranger. That tiny little thing, is absolutely huge to me.
Permission to be proud of myself?

Getting there, But I hate Ikea still.

We started to build up the drawers and have one chest done and filled with almost all of my makeup, just need to sort out the kit for other people stuff and my perfumes in the next set, which we discovered would fit next to it perfectly, still leaving room for the Alex small drawers next to my bed. Can’t be arsed doing that today though, our backs are in immense pain and we’re just too tired.

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The cat felt the need to check it out with us and make sure we were doing it right which was pretty funny, now he’s freaking out because there’s something new in the room that he’s never seen so he’s all curious and wants to know what it is.

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It’s actually looking better already compared to before. Tomorrow we’ll hopefully finish the whole thing off and be done with nice, neat space. Hurrah!

IKEA CAN KISS MY ASS!!!

Yeah that’s right, you heard me! Eugh!!!! Went there, knew exactly what I wanted, found it, only to find the main thing I wanted had gone out of stock. Got the smaller version at least but then had to spend an hour walking around the crappy one way system to find a solution to the bigger problem. Ended up buying 2 small metal chests of drawers in the hope that they’ll somehow work for the makeup storage. On the upside, instead of the originally intended 140 pounds, I only spent 86. So yay bonus….

However if I ever have to walk around a child crowded, screaming mass of one way madness again, I’m going all Jackie Chan on people. Seriously. No.

 

*Side note – I actually love Ikea, it rocks, I just hate their damn stores.