Sorry I haven’t posted in two days but I wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t have much of a buffer. To fix this I decided to spend a few hours today and several hours for the rest of the week writing posts until I have a buffer of two weeks. I’m doing this with the help of a very useful app which I will actually write a review on. It’s a writing app which keeps track of words written and multiple projects called Writeometer just in case you want to check it out before I review it.
Anyways today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. If you can please donate to a suicide prevention/mental health related charity, or if you can’t donate do one of the following things.
- Light a candle in your window at 8 tonight
- Go to an event in your area
- Hang out with friends
Now I’ll start writing my posts for this week. I already wrote a movie review for Saturday. I reviewed a movie that has been talked about a lot lately in both anime and nerd culture. I can’t wait for you to read this post. I will also be writing a ruminated scrawling based on the same movie. It should be fun.
Thank you for reading my writing,
Since it’s the first day of September, I’ve decided to make a list of goals that I want to complete in the next year. This is of course because for many September is the true beginning of the year since in Canada at least most schools start their years in September. These are mainly goals that I know I can easily complete, but there will be a couple more difficult ones. I will also be withholding a goal or two for personal reasons.
So here’s my list:
- Win NaNoWriMo – This year it will be a little more difficult to win since I’ll be writing the first drafts of several short stories and a couple other smaller projects instead of writing an actual novel. I realized how many uncompleted projects I have just sitting there waiting to be written so I decided that I might as well.
- Submit at least 5 pieces of fiction to be published – This does not mean that I’ll get published but I need to start at least trying if I want to get those stories out into the world.
- Improve my GPA – It’s not that low but it could definitely be better.
- Grow my blog
- Interact with different communities more frequently.
- Take a lot more pictures – This is one of my hobbies. I got a DSLR camera for Christmas last year and I just love taking pictures. I will probably not post pictures here because I don’t feel like they belong here.
- Complete Secret Project #2 – I can’t tell you about this goal because it’s a secret. I won’t tell you about Secret Project #1 mainly because that’s not its actual name. If I gave its actual name it would be obvious what the project actually was. There are some people who know about Secret Project #1. No one knows about Secret Project #2 but me.
So here’s my list of goals for this school year. What are your goals?
So I just looked at my university’s online student portal and I saw that my program change request finally went through. Now most of you may not know this but I put this request in in February and the last time I checked was in late June. It had still not shown up online. But I just checked and under my profile I can see my correct program. I’m so happy.
So now I’m “officially” an archaeology/environmental science student. Yes, I am in fact double major, something that is entirely possible because of my past courses.
School starts back up next week and I’m moving back into my residence room on Sunday. I can’t wait.
So apparently yesterday was my two year anniversary for when I first made an account on this site. I know I made this blog shortly after and made it private so that I could get some work done on it before actually writing my first post. When I finally wrote my first post I know it wasn’t good or interesting. It was just something I wanted to get out there and I think that that’s the main spirit of this blog. I watch something, or write a poem, or see something out in the world and I want to tell people about these things, but that is kind of hard when you are not a person who easily makes friends.
But then last year in May I decided that I would officially start writing posts at least weekly so that my blog could grow and I think that plan has worked for the most part despite some minor failings on my part. At the moment I have about 125 followers on here, 132 followers on Twitter, and 26 followers on Tumblr. By the way out of all of these I have stopped browsing Tumblr about a year ago so if you are trying to interact with me through Tumblr I’m sorry but I most likely won’t answer you.
I just hope that there can be at least as much growth this upcoming year as there was last year.
The book review I was going to write today is going to be delayed because I wasn’t able to finish the book in time. I don’t know when I’ll end up posting it. I’ll try to complete the book for next Monday’s review by Thursday. I may end up dropping the weekly book review posts in June to make it easier on me.
I am still going to try to complete one story this week and I have decided that it will be the story I mentioned last week because I have recently come up for a great idea for that particular story. On the side I will be participating in writing blog challenges involving picture prompts. I have already entered a few and I have found that they help me get hyped up for working on larger projects. They are also fun.
I have been thinking about whether or not to use a pseudonym for my future publication submissions just because of some of my future plans. This is mainly because of the things I tend to write about have very little to do with my chosen area of study. I don’t want these two of my plans for the future to clash in any way. But if I end up using a pseudonym what name would I use? I don’t know but it would have to be something with some meaning for me because I don’t want to go on the random name generator on behindthename dot com to find a good name. I guess that I’ll just need to think about this for while longer, though I do have to decide before my next publication submission.
I have decided that in December I will try out a consistent schedule so that I will have at least two posts per day and the types of posts I will write will vary a lot between days so that I don’t have three days of only anime posts and one random non anime post afterwards. I would like to write about a variety of topics. I am already making a list. I have some topics already. I would like to know if anyone who reads my blog has a topic that they would like to see me write about. This could be based off of anything. Anime, western movies and television, novels and short stories, writing, real life, or anything else that you can think of. I would also appreciate anime and western movies and television shows to review. If you have a topic you would like to see me write about please comment below. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
I have been doing a lot of work on my novel outline but this weekend I stupidly forgot to save before updating my laptop so several scenes are gone. It’s fine since it is only an outline and all I have to do is write what happens, but I have yet to go back to the deleted scenes because I got a really bad cold right after that. I will fix the current issues with my outline soon.
In the meantime I have been working on a few other smaller projects. Most of them are only concepts. One of them is the secret project I wrote about earlier. So far I have a map drawn and little else. Another one is a story that I have been inspired to write more than five times. This is the only story that is so persistent towards being written and I’ve only just now wrote the first draft. Hopefully I can finish this project soon.
The summer anime season is going to end soon and this means that I have several reviews to write. I may make a poll later to see if people prefer me to write spoiler free reviews or something more like analysis’s. Maybe I’ll just make something for analysis’s and another one for spoiler free reviews. If you get the chance and if I ever create the poll please give me your answer. I will start writing the reviews next week since that is when the first anime’s end. Also I am using my free trial now so doing these reviews will be infinitely easier until it ends. I don’t know if I will pay for this feature after it ends.
I have noticed that I have only posted two posts all month. This is a big change from last month where I literally wrote two posts every single day. I guess I have just been ignoring it. The next two months will be busy especially if I go through with what I have planned. From now on I will make myself post one thing per day onto this blog. Maybe I’ll even write about school. I’ll just have to wait and see.
Also this post does not feature me attending classes. I guess I have been doing that as well.