Hey everyone!!! I’m SO excited because NaNoWriMo started yesterday!! YAAAY!!! 😀 My goal is 10,000 words, so hopefully I can do it!
I’ve been reading this AWESOME book called Screenplay by Disney and today I finished it. It was one of the most amazing books ever and inspired me so much in my writing and just better understanding on how to write an amazing story. The last sentence was; “Now, put down the book and go pick up a pen or turn on the computer. There are a lot of people out there just waiting to enjoy a good story…” It made me feel so ready to write the greatest story ever!! 😀
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? If you are, comment your username and we can be buddies! 😀
YAY! I’m so happy to be able to tell you that I am finally inspired to write again! 😀
Here is my storyboard so far. It’s so much fun to stick the notes on there! It makes me feel so professional 😉 😀
Now, I’m not going to say what the story is about. I am always very hush-hush about my stories (which is why the picture of my storyboard is blurred 😉 ), but I think I’ll tell you the name of it, just because I’m excited It is called – “Painting Away The Darkness”! 😀
I’m still unsure if this will be a photostory series on my other blog, LHOAG, or if I will try to turn it into an actual book. I guess I’ll just have to see how things go
Are you working on a story right now? I’d love to know! 😀
Hi! Hallo! Guten Tag! And all that fun stuff 😉
So, yeah, I’m kinda obsessed with journals…. I don’t know what happened, but seriously, journals are amazing! XD
My mom and I were at Target today looking for post-it notes, but then wandered down an aisle that had journals. And notebooks. And it was amazing, so I took pictures to share with you because I was just so excited! LOL!
Here is most of the display. I honestly had NO idea that Target sold journals!!! Like – OH MY GOSH!! And there were a lot of super cute ones, too!!
Like this one! So simple, yet so cute
This one is so cute! I loved the texture and that it had a magnet closure 😀
Okay, for some reason, these were adorable to me! They felt amazing, too. Oh my gosh. And it’s just a little three pack that say “chapter 1.”, “chapter 2.”, and “chapter 3.”!
One pack was open already, so I thought I’d just show you the other two. Aren’t they cute?!
And they had adorable mini notebooks!
This makes me want to watch VeggieTales… 😛
This. Is. So. Adorable :O
Raise your hand if you love typewriters! *raises hand* I hope you raised your hand because typewriters are so cool! LOL! XD
I just love telephones ^_^
In case you’re wondering, yes, I did get something!
It’s this really cool journal that’s inspirational and asks you questions about yourself, your goals, etc.
Here’s the first page.
It has cute little things like this all throughout the book, which I realized splits things up into sections. So that section would be about beauty, one would be about traveling, writing, and so on 😉
Here’s an example of something they’d have you write about (I’ve noticed a few typos in this book… Notice the one in that sentence?)
I. Died. J.R.R. Tolkien. LOTR. YES!!! 😀
This quote is so awesome!!! 😀
Oh! I also got another journal recently… Hehe… 😀 I just love what is says! It makes me think of Cinderella
And there are crowns inside!!! 😀
I’m also excited cause while we were at Target, I got poster board and stick-it notes (that I mentioned earlier 😉 ) so I can make a Plot Board/Story Board like Loren talked about here. It got me so excited and I can’t wait to get started! 😀
Aren’t journals amazing? XD
I have been working on writing a book, but I’ve barely done anything with it. I can see what’s going to happen in my mind, but I just can’t write it. Does that sound weird? It’s just that, the way I write is I can’t just start writing and everything flows well. I have to be inspired. But that totally goes against a quote I wanna work by which says, “Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration.” ~ Ralph Keyes. I have been able to just start writing when I’m uninspired a couple of times, but most of the time, it doesn’t work out. The weird thing for me right now is that I feel inspired to write, but I’m somehow finding it hard to start. I don’t know why, though. I honestly don’t know how long it’s been since I worked on my book. It’s been over a month for sure. Probably going on 2 months!
So I’m wondering…. What do you do when you just can’t seem to write? Do you force yourself into working on your story? Or do you just keep waiting until you feel ready? I really miss writing and I’d love to start having my writing days again, but I’m just so confused and don’t know what to do….
Any advice or inspiration would be really appreciated!
Hello everyone! A while back, my friend suggested that I keep a writing journal that you carry with you everywhere to write down story ideas, names that you can use for your characters, plan out stories, etc. At first I thought “I don’t know if I’ll do that. I use my iPod for all of my notes.”, but I did not know what I was missing out on!
My brother got me this journal for one of my birthdays, and I’ve always loved it, but I just didn’t know what to write down in there. So I decided that I could use this as my writing journal. I hadn’t really used it much, but last week when we went to Hobby Lobby, I felt so inspired by the flowers there, that I took out my journal and wrote a small scene. I can’t tell you how much fun it was! I thought I would feel weird walking around writing in a journal, but I didn’t feel weird at all. It was AWESOME!
So that is when I got hooked. Every time we went in a store where there were journals I HAD to peek at them! There are seriously so many awesome journals out there, I could have a whole bookshelf just filled with blank journals! I love them! 😀
Yesterday, we went to WalMart and I got the adorable journal pictured above! I adore polka dots and I loved how it said “Write” on the cover!
And of course if you’ve got a cute journal, you just gotta have an adorable pen! I’ve had this awesome donut pen for a few years (actually it was a backup. The first one died so I’ve been using this one for a couple weeks now.) that I got from Target. I’m in love with donuts, so writing in a perfect journal with a donut pen is just awesomely fun! 😀
Here’s a peek inside my jumbo journal! Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that it was jumbo, huh? LOL! I love the inside because there are different color pages and each page has a little date box in the corner
Here are my two writing journals side by side. My jumbo journal I will use at home, and the small one I’ll use on the go
I just have to say that if you love to write and hope to be an author someday as I do, I highly recommend having a writing journal! I’m loving mine and they are such a huge help with planning out stories and what your characters will be like.
I know I have already said a few things you could put in your writing journal, but here’s a list with a few more ideas:
– Plan a story
– List your characters and describe their personalities
– Write down first names and last names you could use for characters
– Write down any quotes, lyrics, etc. that inspire you
– Things that you need to work on improving in your writing
– New words you learn that you’d like to use in your stories
– And so much more!
If you start a writing journal, please let me know in the comments section down below!
Do you enjoy writing?