The End of Week 1

This is a bit late, I had planned to write another post sooner but school, life and many other things pulled me away from doing so. Luckily, here I am ready to write–er… currently writing.

So let me catch up:

  •   NaNoWriMo week 1
  •   An Evening with Sarah J Maas LA event
  • School
  • Social Media

As I wrote before, this is my second year participating in NaNoWriMo, last year I attempted to write a YA Fantasy novel, which hopefully I’ll return to one day, but this year I am working on the first draft of the first book in what I believe will eventually be a sci-fi series.

I broke 10k words last night, and even though I am about 3k away from where I should be, I am proud of the 10k I did manage to write, slipping in words at any time of the day.

I’ve fallen hard for the world in this story, the characters. They’re so vivid, more tangible than any other characters I’ve created before.

Next, let’s discuss “An Evening with Sarah J Maas” LA event.

This was… a dream come true for me.

I’ll be honest, I’m not a long-time Maas fan, two years ago I didn’t even know who she was. Then while watching booktube one day, I saw her books and I knew I had to read them. So, I walked down the block with my mother in tow and purchased both “A Court of Thorns and Roses” By Sarah J Maas and “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer.

Later that night I began to read, and I fell. I fell hard. Within a month of starting “A Court of Thorns and Roses” I had read every one of her books up to “The Assassin’s Blade” and “Tower of Dawn.”

As it stands now, I have read all except “Catwoman: Soulstealer” which is staring at me from my bookshelf and am halfway through “Kingdom of Ash” so when my mom got us the tickets, the day of my mom’s birthday in fact, I was ecstatic.

Obviously, as a writer, I know authors exist, I know they are real people. Just like actors, directors, musician’s etc… I recognize that these are legitimate people with their own day to day lives and experiences, and that as an aspiring writer we are no different besides in our own separate experiences and lives. We are all human. Of course.

But to see this person, that you look up to, up close. Was a shock, a good shock, but a shock. I teared up during the event, I couldn’t wipe the grin from my face- and neither could my mom. We both read and obsessed over the “Throne of Glass” and “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series together, buddy read them, taking turns.

To celebrate my mom’s birthday with something so meaningful and fun for the both of us felt like the world. And to leave feeling so inspired to pick up a pen and write. To get back into NaNoWriMo, and write until my fingers bled, my wrist ached from typing, my brain turned to mush and leaked out my ears as I lost myself entirely into a world.

Third, school. The sour topic. I’ve always been a good student, or atleast an average or above. But I am an avid procrastinator. Not in the sense that I don’t want to do an assignment or am purposely pushing away tasks.

I just want to do so much.

I overload my plate with things to do. School, writing, bookstagram, reading, blogging, family time, time for positive thinking, and of course the small joy of being a teenager like most social media, watching Youtube, movies…etc.

Each and every morning the first thing I do after walking my dog and making my bed, is make a to-do list. I try not to overload myself, to keep it lenient. If I run out of time to do something, or decide “not today” I don’t mark myself down for it.

As long as I can cross out two things a day, I consider it a win.

social media.

So, I am mainly on instagram (bookstagram) and twitter.

(instagram: _talibear_

twitter: talibearblogs )

Thanks for reading!

-T.C. Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

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