Thursday, May 31, 2012

Update Thursday #61

Welcome to Update Thursday, my own personal meme of sorts where I post an update of the goings on at my blog, with reading, with writing, and beyond. Feel free to borrow the idea from me for your own bookish musings.



Books I finished this week:

Books I'm reading now (and some still):

407 of 1026 E.E. Cummings poems finished (21 this week)



I had an epiphany Tuesday night about a scene I had been writing over the course of the weekend. I started over with it and BAM! Much better. It's funny how some scenes I can just write out naturally and others, I just can't get the scenery or emotion across. Maybe it's because when I first come up with an idea for a book, a handful of scenes are right there in front of me, screaming out all their idiosyncrasies. The rest aren't as easy to put together. Hmm... I think I'm going to write a blog post on this. I've been meaning to because it's been on my mind lately. Anyhow... I got a decent amount done with all my new free time (see under 'Otherwise' below). If I don't keep up with this, I won't reach my goal for the year. And I am determined to meet that goal!

I had some other little ideas come to mind for one of the next projects I'm going to work on after If Only We. So, of course, I had to write them out. You know, those ideas always seem to come to me out of nowhere. I am thankful for it though! It's better to have them come out of nowhere than not at all when I'm sitting in front of the laptop.



I got plenty of things scheduled for the blog and ready to go next month and that will help me immensely to stay ahead in June. I just found out my boss cut me down to 2 days a week instead of 3. It's probably because of how slow summer is at our store, but it means I will have to cut down MAJORLY on expenses. Hopefully I'll have a new job by then... In the meantime, I've been getting online sales going--taking pictures and writing listings. I have a bunch of books for sale on eBay right now, please check it out! I've also added several things to my Etsy shop, and still have a coupon code to save 27% available (enter SAVE27SALE at checkout). I'm planning on going to an outdoor mall to gather up applications tomorrow after work. I'm actually happy my hours got cut because my store is falling apart and I want to facepalm every time I walk in there, lol. I can't wait for a change!

Until next time...



  1. I'm glad your writing's going well! Maybe I can channel some of your motivation or something lol. I'm so close to being done The Game Changer, but I don't have much writing time, and when I do I don't feel motivated. Makes me crazy!

    About your ebay sales...sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's been years since I've used ebay...are you only shipping within the US?

    1. Oh, I go through moments of not being motivated. I'm so glad when I get into one of those good moments, I never want to let them go.

      I can totally ship anywhere! I didn't put on prices for shipping international since it would be so expensive. Canada is a bit more reasonable than Europe and Australia. If you're interested in something, email me. ^_^ I'm trying to update my Etsy shop so that each item has a cost for international shipping. I didn't have enough time with Ebay this time around.

  2. Every time I read these posts I get kinda sad. I remember the days when I was getting ideas and inspiration for writing. Alas, these days there's nothing! :( I'm glad it's going good for you though, I really am. Good luck with the whole job hunt. Not fun!

    1. Don't be sad Jenny! I know you can do it. It's taken a long time to get anything out of myself. It's coming for you too. And thanks! ^_^


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