I hope that everyone is doing well on this Thursday evening. I am doing better with my diabetes. It’s still a learning experience for me. But, I wanted to hear from you guys about how things are going with writing. Writing is something that we can do at any time of the day. Lately, I’ve been enjoying writing on this blog and in my journal. But, sometimes we are unmotivated to put anything down on paper because…well, we think it’s crap! LOL…I know it may sound funny, but usually what we think is horrible ends up being a gold mind. How often do you write per day on your projects and just for down time ( if you do write in a journal, etc). For me, I write on a daily because I’m in school. It’s tedious to write scholarly papers with APA format. I love being able to have creativity in my writing. This is where my w.i.p’s ( works in progress) come in play.
As writers one of the good things is that we are able to drift off in another part of our minds. Using our imagination to get the thoughts down that we may not be able to really say in real life, lol. At least, sometimes that is how I think of it. I know that most writers are introverts, but for those who are extroverts, hey, rock on! Do you ever get the feeling that you are writing for nothing? At times when you have completed a novel or even a screenplay, the little devils called fear and doubt start to appear and make you think the worst. Guess what, don’t let them! I was just told today by one of my previous instructors in college that ,” you are not allowed to worry about something that has not happened yet.” When I told about it, she was 100% correct! I tend to focus on the negative, before the positive has the chance to rear it’s ugly face! Don’t give negativity the power. Besides, being negative is stressful and takes up so much unwanted energy. Be positive, stay positive! Again, I know that this is easier said than done, but hey, you have to start somewhere, right?
I do not care if you write two paragraphs or two chapter,s the goal is to WRITE! Write like there is no one reading your work. I have used this mindset a lot lately, and I got so much work done! Yes, non-writers, writing is a job. I know there is someone who is going to read this blog and think differently. But, don’t get it twisted, everyone can not write a book. It takes skill and discipline. Either you have the gift of writing or you don’t. Okay, I’m getting off track now, let me bring it back! Write every day and you will feel like you’ve had a productive day. I’m off of work until Tuesday due to my asthma, but I’m going to make the most of those days and write. What I will be working on is an outline for my next book that I’m writing. Want to know what it is? Don’t worry, I will post the cover and you can even read the synopsis! This book is called Trapped. It will be my last self published novel. I am going to attempt to advance into the traditional publishing world! I know nothing about that life, but I’d love to learn all that can. I will querying agents with my future works. No matter whether you are writing for yourself or reach a certain audience, be the best writer that you can be! Do not let anyone stop your journey of achieving your published novel. I always tell other writers to surround themselves with other writers and writers that you want to learn from. For example, on my twitter page I connect with mostly writers, literary agents and screenwriters. Why? Well, I want to be an NYT best seller one day. I feel that I have to connect with those who have already achieved that milestone. Don’t get me wrong, I connected with self publish authors too, but I follow more closely those who have been successful. Let me tell you something, if you want to be successful, you have to work hard and surround yourself around those who are already successful. Honestly, that is with anything in life. Those people know our current struggle to succeed because they have been there. But, I will tell you this, you won’t achieve anything if you don’t write. What i want you to do now is comment below letting me know if you enjoyed my blog this evening and what you will do better to achieve your goals. Happy writing, guys!
Pen Name: Alex L. O’Conner
Special Jenkins is a girl who has had a hard life. Being adopted by the only parents she knew, Special knew she was loved. But, at the age of 16, her adoptive parents were both killed in a car accident, which resulted in Special living in foster care until she was 18. Trying to find her way on earth alone, she graduates high school and enrolls in college. Now living on her own, Special must survive on her own being a struggling college student. Special Jenkins is a normal college student trying to make it in life. She looses her job and finds another at a local strip club. What was suppose to be a bar tending job, turns out to be a dancing one, where the men dream of her at night, and lust over her by day. But, she belongs to the manager, Boobie. Trying to be happy in life, Special finds out a secret about her real family that will put everyone in danger, including Special. Happy in love, living the good life, Special’s life stops at a screeching halt, when her biological cousin, Candace, has an important message from her biological mother, Sheryl, who wants to talk to Candace before she dies. A panicked and distraught Special, is full of pain and turmoil about her dying mother. Debating if she should find out why her mother abandoned her, Special finds out more secrets, from her boyfriend now fiancé Boobie. Torn between the love of her guy and the truth of her mother’s past, Special can not kill two birds with one stone. Instead, she puts the guy on the back burner, to attend to the dying mother, only to find a secret that has not only harmed Special’s mother, Sheryl, but it will also affect Special, and the love of her life. Finding out these terrible secrets, Special blames her dying mother and goes out to get revenge. She puts everyone that she knows at risk, including her friend, Persia. But, first, Special must tell the love of her life this horrible secret that was told to her just weeks ago while visiting her mother in Florida. Boobie takes the news badly, which leaves Special in danger for her life. Will she be able to escape her past and present and be able to enjoy her future, or will her future cease to exist?
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