Tag: writing

Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern I loved Morgenstern’s first novel, The Night Circus, when my cousin gave it to me for Christmas when I was in high school. So when I saw on Goodreads that she had published another, The Starless Sea, the memories of how much I enjoyed The Night Circus came to

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My Three Favorite Books I Read in 2019

Photo by Ed Robertson on Unsplash As stated previously, I read thirty-two books in 2019. Some, obviously, were better than others; some were dreadful, but a few were wonderful. This list includes my top three favorite books that I read in 2019. I hope, if you choose to read them, that you enjoy them as much as I

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Be More Joyful – Monthly Goals

It’s that time of the month again – time for my list of monthly goals! This month, I want to start – and restart – positive habits. I think these habits will bring much more joy into my life, and I am ready to receive it.  Work out (nearly) every day. Before November, I had

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Hello There – Update

Jen P. Hello all! It’s been awhile, again. I wanted to update you on what’s been happening in my life, and perhaps explain why I’ve been so absent for so long.  First things first – I got a job! I’m still working my first job in bridal, but now I have a second job as

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Begin Again

I’m back into the writing. I’m back to working on the novel, still untitled. I don’t think I’m far enough into it to figure out the overarching theme of it, and I haven’t written anything clever enough to pick it for a title. Hence, it remains unnamed. Aye, that’s the rub. I keep seeing, on

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Everything Is Temporary

Hello, all. I know it’s been awhile, and I’m sorry. Life has been busy. But that’s not an excuse, and it’s not the reason I haven’t been posting here. Sure, there’s been a lot going on – working about twenty hours a week, plus classes, plus self-care – but that’s not it. Despite my medications,

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Well, it has been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve been up to a few things, mostly school and reading. I’ve been trying to focus on school, but I’ve also been reading voraciously. In the past month I’ve finished so many books that I’d started in the last year and never finished. This month’s include Under the

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Monthly Goals – August

It is August, which means it’s time for my monthly goals. I know I’m late, but I was the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding a few days ago. With my classes and the wedding and working and job applications, my life recently has been a zoo. Still, I’ve accomplished a few things, and

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July Goals and Update on Past Ones

Well all, it’s a new month, and you know what that can sometimes mean: it’s time for my monthly goals! I know I didn’t do a June goals post, so I thought I’d update you about how the last month I posted my goals, April, went.  If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that

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Career Calling Possibilities

I’ve never really known what I want to be when I grow up. I know I still have time. I know I can always go back to school or get any certification I want or need when I do finally figure it out. But, considering that I’m graduating in August, I’d like to figure something

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Monthly Goals for March

A new month has begun. How is it March already?! Here in the DC area March is practically spring, though yesterday and today have been bitterly cold. Next week should be better, and hopefully from there, as they said in the new Mary Poppins movie, there’s nowhere to go but up. I have a few

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Trying to Adult

Everyone wants to improve. Change is the only thing that is constant in this world – change, and death, which is its own change. Improvement is a type of change, as well. We should all strive to improve, as we are humans, and humans are innately flawed beings. In the same vein, because humans are

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Update – 24 January 2019

I’ve slowly been working on the novel, still as yet untitled. One day I wrote five pages in half an hour, and the next I wrote a half a page in an hour. But I am doing it. I am writing. I’ve changed my main character’s name again. Cora didn’t quite fit. She’s Sofia now,

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Reading

In addition to rewriting the book I started, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Some of it, unfortunately, has been rereading. But, sometimes you just need the company of an old friend. Mine are Rilla Blythe and Harry Potter. The new books I’ve been reading (or, at least, new to me) are Tony’s Wife

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Update

Hello, everyone. I realize it’s been awhile. I honestly have no good explanation as to why. I’ve been working on the novel with Vivien, whose name is now Cora. I’m entirely rewriting the thing. Of course, I haven’t deleted anything of the old version. I’m keeping it. I worked hard on it, and I don’t

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Walking the Walk

Well, I do a really good job of talking the talk. I’m trying to actually walk the walk. Yes, you guessed it. I’m writing. Well, I do write every day. But, I bounce around projects as I am inspired to write them. Sometimes I create even more projects for myself, which is silly, since I

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Chicago and Aloneness

A few weekends ago, thanks to the immense generosity of a friend, I flew to Chicago. I was there for two reasons: to visit my generous friend, and to visit the boyfriend, who was passing through the city with work. Of course, seeing the two of them was the best part of the trip. But

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Unintelligible

Since I got to UNCG, I’ve intended to submit some writing or photography to the Coraddi, the on-campus student-run literary and art magazine. I picked one up at the festival on Tate street this past weekend, and just sat down and raced my way through it. But now that I’ve consumed the whole thing, I’m

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Shallow Is Important, Too

I feel there is a pervasive school of thought that believes that people should only nourish their deeper selves. While it is important to nourish the finer thoughts and feelings one has, it is also important to nourish the shallower parts of the person. For example: you aren’t with your partner (if you have one)

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