So… I got a bullet journal. 😊 I already have a planner, but the past few weeks have been insane, and I think it’s helping me structure and plan really busy weeks. I’m getting water color and stickers and everything, it’ll be so fun. I got some pastel-colored pens and inky black pens. There’s something so soothing about planning out the months ahead of you. Gives you focus, in a way.
Plus, I can practice my lettering. Two birds in one stone. 🙂
Currently reading: Moth to a Flame by Cambria Herbert
It’s been raining so much the past week, so I’m glad there’s a little sunshine today. Lately, I’ve been trying to sleep earlier so I could get up at 5 am (I know, I’ve never been a morning person before, but give it a try), and so far, it’s doing wonders for my productivity. There’s something so quiet and peaceful waking up at that time. The days feel longer, too.
I’m at a point in the book where it’s all coming together. It’s been a breeze to write so far, which bodes well lol. A newsletter is coming out later today with a new snippet. ❤️
So about other stuff: on April, we went to visit Tokyo for the first time. It was so beautiful, and the food was delicious. 😍 Definitely hoping to revisit again in the future. I had tea! With light-projected flowers that break apart as soon as soon as you move the cup, and blossom again when you set it down the table. It was an experience for sure.
Release dates: There’s no concrete release date for Offstage #2 yet, but it will be out soon, hopefully within August. Will let you all know in the coming weeks. 🙂
Currently reading: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik
Fortuity Book 3 is out. Need sleep. Lots.
April is starting. ❤️ New month, new chapter.
Also started Offstage Book 2. Having a blast with it so far. Here’s to more fun things ahead. 😀
And I thought I would only reach 500 max. 😆
Surprised there is no lag whatsoever when flipping through pages. The only time it lags a little is when leaving the book and opening a new one.
Writing this chapter and I’m not getting the effect I want. 😦 Not sure if it’s my frame of mind, or I need to rewrite it. Argh.
Will probably need to step away for a bit and take another stab at it later.
I’ve discovered a new obsession.
Glitter gel pens!
OMG these pens glide so smoothly on paper. ❤️ I don’t know why, but using them makes me happy. Are there scented ones? I want scented ones. They remind me of when I used to have a peach-coloured one that was vanilla-scented back in third-grade.
I have a new planner too and it’s pretty, and it has a proper list section for priorities and weekly focus, and it has quotes and everything. I’ve never considered myself a list person, but lately I’ve been making a lot of them.
Okay, back to writing. Hope everyone’s had a great Christmas, and belated Happy New Year! 🙂
Book I’m currently reading:
Gone too Deep by Katie Ruggle
Look what I found:
My sister asked me if this was what I was looking for, because it got mixed up with her stuff. I had no idea how that happened. But I can finally read properly again. 🙂 Thought I’d lost it and was considering getting a new one. Yay!
We’ve moved houses recently and unpacking my stuff again was like taking memory lane for the past 10 or so years.
I’ve opened my boxes and went “My childhood :,D”. I’ve grown up with these books, and I’m so grateful to all these amazing authors who’ve made me fall in love with reading.
Unfortunately, my Kindle got lost with the other stuff. So sad. I was pretty sure I packed it, but it’s not with my stuff. Going back to the old house to hunt for it. I hate reading on my phone, but I will have to deal for now.
Fortuity #3 is chugging along nicely. I’m doing NaNo this month, so it should be fun and hectic as hell. Good times.
Hope you’ve all had a great Halloween! And candy. Lots of candy. 🍭
Book I’m currently reading:
- Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost ❤️
It’s been a while. 😁
Much like For Never and Always, I’ve rewritten the beginning of Fortuity book #3. Something about it wasn’t working out, but I’ve finally settled on one I like. Writing at a snail’s pace, but still writing.
With all the the outlines, the routine, and focusing on the numbers side of the business, I’m reminded that it’s easy to forget why I do this in the first place—because I love it when what’s in my mind comes out and becomes words on a page. Then the story is no longer one that just lives in my head. I’m hoping to release it by end of June-early July. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Oh, and I’m lucky enough to be a part of a Romance promo group this May. Check out some of the books from this group below:
Promo stuff done. ^_^ Back to writing.
I’ve never had technology randomly break on me. Unless you count that one time I dropped my phone on the pavement—its screen cracked, of course. It still worked.
Technology is my best friend. We understand each other. We help each other. So, imagine my surprise when my Mac screen turned black. I fully expected it to turn back on when I pressed the power button.
This happened around a week ago. I had scheduled an appointment with Genius Bar today, and it (thankfully!) turned out it to be a software issue, since an image restore made it work again.
I didn’t have any Time Machine backups—I only used iCloud sync with Documents and Desktop, as well as Dropbox for Scrivener. Everything is still there, but I guess this taught me to always do a backup, because setting up applications and settings again are a major pain and time sink. But I’ve never been more grateful my current writing stuff is backed up in Dropbox, because for a little while, I wasn’t sure if those iCloud files would carry over.
So this is a reminder, too, in case you haven’t:
Shit happens. Always do a backup.