New Beginnings…

At least I hope so.

There’s times when I sit here for hours, with a few tabs open, and wonder what the hell I’m doing.

I should be writing.  And I have every intention on doing just that.  But here’s the thing, how can I get my funk back to writing (or at least finish what I’ve started) when I have no idea where I want either story to go or to end?

I find myself going to the closet bookstore and looking through the shelves to see what’s out there.  What is getting people’s attention.  And what people will actually buy to want to read.

I managed to publish one book back in 2013 (and a cliffhanger at that) and I have two books that I’ve managed to get at least a quarter of the way started.  But now I’ve found myself stuck.  How do other authors do it?  To keep their focus and to spit out two or three books in a year?  I can hardly manage to get one done.

Other authors I follow on twitter will actually say that it’s not an easy life.  And I believe them.  When I started this journey, I was imagining myself writing book after book, becoming a best seller, living down south somewhere (because the snow and cold is really getting on my nerves), and living the best life I could imagine.

In reality, I’m sitting at my kitchen table (because I have no office space), eating smarties and drinking a glass of chocolate milk, tweeting with friends and wondering what the hell I’m doing?

I know I can’t focus on being the next JK Rowling.  The best I can do is just be the best ME I can be.  And how can I really do that when I have no freaking idea who I am?

Whoa!!!  That was deep. LOL

I guess the only thing I can do for myself is to make a list of things I want to accomplish for each day.  Even if it’s just being able to just get out of bed.  It’s anything that will make me feel accomplished.

So here’s to new beginnings.  To writing more, and tweeting (or facebooking) less.  If possible.

Because let’s face it, with the end of 2019 just around the corner, I want to be able to say on January 1st that I’ve done something productive with my life this year.

Thank you for popping by.

Until next time,

K ❤

More Procrastinating, Less Writing

So apparently I done the complete opposite since the last post. Typical.  LOL.

I swear I need supervision when I say I’m going to do something.  Oh look!!! Shiny thing.

You would think that I’d get things done that I need to get done with the extra time I’ve got lately.  But ohhhhhh noooooo.  I’m gonna just sit back and do nothing.

I feel bad too as I have 2 projects 1/4 of the ways written, but no motivation to finish.  How to real authors do it?  Do they have times where they are just not sure if writing is for them? Or do they just carry on and hope and pray that what they wrote doesn’t suck?

I’m at the point where I know where I want the 2 stories to end up, but it’s the process.

I also have to look at myself as an author and stop thinking of what it would be like to be like someone else.  We each have our own writing styles, frustratingly enough, I have yet to find my niche.  I hope to find it soon.

My biggest distractions are Twitter and Facebook.  Mainly Twitter to keep up with what the latest news is with Shadowhunters.  That’s a whole other blog in itself. 😀

And on that note, I’m leaving it at that.

Until next time.

Karen ❤

Time To Catch Up.

Well apparently I suck at trying to write in this blog in any kind of timely fashion.

It’s been 3 months since the last one, and here I am, sitting at my desk in the living room, with Shadowhunters on Netflix, thinking I had to have been doing something that would warrant some sort of post from myself, then I realized that for the last 3 months I’ve been reading.

And what have I been reading?  Cassandra Clare’s books.  The Mortal Instruments series. I started the first book at the end of March, and here I am, starting book 6 tomorrow. And I say tomorrow as I need this day to have my mind calm down from all the action I’ve read in book 5 (City of Lost Souls).

And I know that some of you are wondering, why haven’t I been writing?  Especially the sequel to my first book, and the other one I’ve started thanks to NaNoWriMo.  The truth is, this laptop is on it’s way out and I’m afraid that while I’m writing either of those stories, that this contraption will cease to work and shut down.  I’ve had a few blue screens already for the past 3 months, so when this thing dies totally (and I have to buy a new baby), I’ll continue with the 2 books I’ve started.  Along with the others I have in mind to write.

In the meanwhile. you can catch me on twitter or on my facebook page. Though, Twitter is where I mainly hang out with like-minded people.  So if ya wish to chat, that’s where I’ll be.

Mind you, you can always leave a comment or question below.  I do check this website often, I just tend to not think about the writing bit, LOL.

Until next time. (Hopefully not another 3 months, lol).

Karen ❤