Writer Problems

I’m Feeling Conflicted

​It’s been brought to my attention lately that I can make money off my blog by allowing advertising on it. Part of me says “yes go for it,” while another part says  “don’t do it.” 

I personally don’t like looking at ads while I’m surfing the net so I don’t want to do that to you guys. That and I don’t know if I’d be able to regulate what ads pop up. (I don’t want to advertise for some random porn site or something similar). 

However, if I can make some extra money it wouldn’t hurt would it? Assuming I can control what’s being displayed. Maybe I’ll try it on my other blog first and see how it goes.

I guess I need to do more research on this before I commit one way or the other. I just thought I’d see what you guys think about it, since you’ll be the ones looking at it. 


Hello 2017

Pretty much since December 1st, I haven’t really been acting like the writer that I tell people I am. I’ve barely written a few words, and those were basically me typing up all those short stories that I wrote in September and October. I’ve taken a break from reading, even though I have a library book due soonish? (I should probably figure out when). And I haven’t edited anything lately either.

I did have my amazing husband read my latest novel. I probably should have edited some of the plot holes out of it first, but he did give me a lot of good feedback, and I’ll probably get back to it either in January or February. (That will depend on if my beta readers get their comments back to me on the assigned date that I gave them.)

So, the other day, I decided that I need to get back to my bullet journal (which I’ve also neglected). It was a good way of keeping myself on track, and I just gave it up. Well, I’ve got my entire 2017 written up and ready to go. Now I just have to fill in the spaces as I accomplish things.

The main goal of 2017 is to get published. Either a short story or ideally my novel. But at this point I’m not going to be too particular. I’m also supposed to be blogging four times a week, twice here and twice on my other blog. Feel free and check that one out too. I’d also like to get a few paid writing gigs, but I forgot to add that to the list, and it’s already printed off. I’ll keep you posted on that one too though.

What are you planning on doing next year? I hope you get everything done that you want to accomplish.

Writing and Editing

December Project

​Thanks JR Handley blog for making me think of something to do in December.  I’ve come up with an idea. I’m going to get a couple short stories edited and sent out to literary magazines. I’m really glad that I wrote all of those stories in September and October so now half the job is done…Although that’s the easy part.

Do you read or subscribe to any magazines that I should look into? If so which ones?


NaNoWriMo is Over–Now What?

Well fellow writers, November is over. I hope your writing committment went well. Mine did. Well sort of. It was not too fun playing catch up towards then end, but I somehow figured it out.

I can proudly say that I wrote 50,017 words. It’s not a lot over the minimum like some people were able to do, but it’s still over. It’s too bad that I’m going to be deleting a good chunk of them because I finished the story before I hit the word count.

I took yesterday off of writing. I wasn’t even allowed to write a grocery list. Not one word. And around lunch time I felt like I needed to be writing something. I stayed strong and I didn’t do it. However I felt like I’ve been away from you guys for too long, and I couldn’t resist the urge to write something.

Now, this month I’m going to spend reading mostly, and once I hear back from my beta readers in January I’m going to start revisiting my first novel.