Birthday Crashes

Hey Everyone,

The last two weeks has been a bit of a ride. My last day at my job was the 13th – and I had to work 9 days in a row before leaving, and then my sister had her 24th birthday yesterday. So my time has been pretty thin lately and I’m looking forward to working on some writing this week while working on more job apps.

It is already September – which is crazy! And there is a lot that is coming up for me personally as well as for the writing communities.

In November we have camp NaNoWriMo which is something that I talked about before in July. I have every intention of participating this November and have already started working on my outlines and setting up my game plan for what I need to get done. 50,000 words in a month is a lot and requires a solid game plan to get things down on paper.

Another thing that is coming towards the end of the year are Book Art Videos. One of the things that I am working on for my MFA application are book art pieces. I have two pieces that I am working on and I am going to be designing and creating books for these two pieces. I’m still working out the details of how I want to make the videos, if I want to do a series for each book that shows the steps to each one or if I want to do just one longer video….. I’m still working on that.

I’m really looking forward to the book art pieces, but it does cause a lot of anxiety because it means that the writing for the first needs to be done by the end of the month, the book made in October, the second writing done by the end of November, and then the book made by the end of December. January is all about video editing for the final book because Feb. 1st is the deadline for Fall 2020 applicants. It’s not stressful at all.

Finally, one of the things that I am going to be working on this week is a review of the novel planner that I bought as well as a typewriter that I just bought that should be coming later today. I’m very excited to get the chance to use the typewriter that I have bought cause I think that it will help a lot with the making of my books as well as give me something to else to write on. Sometimes if handwriting is working, typing something can be helpful and vice versa. Adding a typewriter to the mix is going to be a lot of fun.

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Till the next chapter,


Happy Birthday to my big sister, Morgan! She turned 24 yesterday and is still one of the kindest people that I know. Life wouldn’t be the same without you.

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