Ok, so my plan of saving money hasn’t panned out the way I wanted it to with all the vet bills, extra expenses, and wedding expenses (for a friend’s wedding, not mine). I’m still going to Florida, but I don’t know where else I will be able to go with the little bit of savings I have been able to squirrel away.
I am going for another position at work in which I had to put together a presentation. That took me quite a bit of time to work on, which is why I didn’t post last month. However, it did bring about my appetite for writing. Read the rest of this entry →
It’s been almost two years since I updated my blog. That’s a long time. Quite a bit has happened. Lets do catch up quickly after I posted my last blog post (it was right after my grandmother and great uncle passed away).
-My boyfriend’s brother passed away
-Got a new job
-Was in a wedding
-Went to Disney for the first time
-Got engaged in Disney
-A friend from high school’s step father passed away
2015 was a very bad year for me mentally because of all the deaths, but there were some positives.
Hello! And I am so sorry for not updating and posting blogs.
It looks like the last one I posted was on September 1st. A lot has happened since then that has been such a cause for my disappearance. I attribute a lot of it to finishing my last semester at my university and the holidays. However, I wanted to start up again in the new year and I had planned out some posts. My job’s busiest months are January, February, and March so I was going to post accordingly. There was one week where I did nothing but work and sleep maybe three hours between shifts. It was rough. My grandmother was moved into the house at that time and she started to get sick. She was in and out of the hospital and rehab. My great uncle was also not looking very good, either. I actually took a break from Round Robin when things started to look grim and work was buzzing.
Hello again! It’s been a while. The summer has been pretty hectic because I have one last semester left and knowing such, if I wasn’t at work, then I was working on my social life. I won’t have one starting this week because I work Tues, Thurs, Fri, (and weekends if there’s hours) and I will be attending classes Mon and Weds. So I apologize for the lack of blogging (not like I am very exciting on here anyway).
This weekend I attended the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. The main reason? It was on the upcoming events for Lisa See‘s book signing tour. Since she is one of my favorite authors I was not going to miss a chance to finally meet her and have her sign another book (I ordered a pre-signed copy of “China Dolls” a few months back).
Everyone who writes a story whether it be a fanfiction, a book, a short story, a narrative, etc, always wants feedback. They might want someone to edit it while giving that feedback as well, but I have often encountered many people cannot take constructive criticism. A good portion of people I have reviewed via the internet (and for class) have only wanted good or positive feedback. I can not, in good faith, give an “OH EM GEE. Your story was PERFECT. I LOVED IT SO SO MUCH I WANT TO CRY” type feedback. So how, as a writer and reader, can you give and take constructive criticism?