Friday, 9 June 2017

My Writing Life (again)

June 9, 2017

I've been writing every day -for the past three days. It's not a lot, but it's a start. I'm starting my own sort of challenge. I post when I've written on Instagram. I know it's not needed, but it helps keep myself accountable. Today will be day four.

So far, I've been writing in a journal full of prompts. 642 to be exact. ('642 Things to Write About') I'm trying to do one prompt a day, as well as any other writing I make myself do. So far it's just been the prompts.

My Instagram name is erinswritinglife. Which means the past three days, I'm ACTUALLY posting about writing - just like the name implies. Pretty great. I also post a lot of photos of my baby and my dog, but I need to get back into the writing role. I'm doing it one prompt at a time.

This will be a short post, but I need to post. I need to still be here. 

My writing goals are simple: write every night. First with the prompts, then with the blog posts, and next editing and re-writing parts of my novel. (And then, of course, sending it in to publishers.)

I'm also reading every day. I don't have a set time to read, I just do it. I am trying to read all my unread books at home before buying or starting new ones. I'm doing better than usual at this, but still end up starting newer ones.

I was planning to write a completely different post today that I've already started, but my brain is kind of fried.





My handsome little man cried a lot today. Teeth, sleepy, grumpy, needs hugs, temper tantrums, falls while doing some silly death defying no fear baby move... You name it, he cried about it. So I made him happy, and even through the grumps, I got my baby cuddles before he went to bed. We've also been able to figure out bedtime without the sleep training or cry it out. We've gone from having to rock him to sleep before he'd go to his crib to falling asleep on his own after I set him in with little to no fuss. It's wonderful.

So a long day of the grumps did end on a happy not. I also got some laughs in between the many tears. (None of the tears were mine!)

I'll be posting here more often. (I've said this before). I just have to have more of a plan. I have about two dozen already started posts from months (and years) past. I should probably work on those. (I just found my new writing goal.) I'll also finish the one I started at the end of May, but never finished. That's the one I was going to work on tonight. 

Here's to writing. Also, here's to being a writing Momma, and actually following through (but not necessarily writing about being a Mom.) Those will come though. 

Before I go, this is the journal prompt book I've been using, as well as my new 'The Happiness Project' journal. Both done daily. 

I'll be back soon. 

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”

― Jane Yolen

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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