Here are some of the things I've learned:
- Blogging is a good way to get ideas out of my head and just have fun with random things
- Being active in the Tweet-verse is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I have met some really amazing people who have been really encouraging with my writing. It's a curse because I keep connecting with all these awesome people who are also awesome writers and I don't have time to read ALL THE THINGS!
- Setting random blog locations is fun and silly, but sometimes results in some weird traffic sources. I have since learned to never set any of my locations in Russia. My number one referral site at the moment is a children's furniture site in Russia. Why? I have no clue. And yes, every blog is a different location. Have fun. :D
- The #writemotivation movement is awesome and really helpful in developing your obsession with writing.
- Plotting the end of a book can be very scary and amazing at the same time.
- If you write everyday, you can accomplish a lot.
- I can write and people enjoy it.
Now for my #writemotivation goal check in.
- Blog once a week: Check
- Finish WIP#1 by the end of May: Um...may not make it unless I have a super productive streak, but still possible
- Cheer on my #writemotivation tweeps: YES!
Finally, I have found my mascot. He needs a name. I'm up for suggestions. Yes, it is a stuffed tarantula wearing a Robin Hood hat.
'Till next time.
Congratulations on learning those things! Six and seven in particular are ones which I personally find very exciting in my own life.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is very exciting. I felt weird about saying that people liked what I was doing, but at the same time, they do. So, why should I not be honest?Delete
You are on quite a writing journey. Enjoy it and don't give up. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I don't plan on ever giving up. I'm having too much fun. :DDelete
Ted. Ted the tarantula.ReplyDelete
LOL! I might have to name him "Ted". :D That's awesome. :DDelete
Tentacle-hood. Robarachnid. Little Eek. :PReplyDelete
And you can so do it! How much more, wordcount wise, do you think you have to go? It's still early!!
I have about 20K left and at the rate I'm going it isn't going to happen. However, that doesn't mean that I won't be very close.Delete
I like "Little Eek". Very well done. :D
I definitely agree that being active on Twitter (and commenting on blogs, etc.) is fantastic, but also very time consuming. Since I started following tons of writing and job-hunting related Tweeps, I've learned and discovered so much - but on days when I'm away, I'm beginning to feel *guilty* that I can't keep up with everything. Which is just not good!ReplyDelete
As for your mascot, very cute :) I'm not a spider fan, but a stuffed one is different. I think the Robin Hood hat makes all the difference. Random, but cute. I can't really give good stuffed animal name advice though. What might pass as my "mascot" is a 50" plush crab named Giant Salty. ;)
I bought it only because it was random. I was at a Zoo down in Wichita, KS and saw it there.Delete
As if a 50" stuffed crab isn't Random? :D
I bought him on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco at a shop that seemed to specialise in plush crabs. There was a whole window display of the large variety. He was too cute. He has some little brothers as well. I know. Sad. ;) I like random!! :)Delete
LOL. Nothing wrong with Random. :DDelete
I swear, that picture of the tarantula made me want to leap AWAY from the computer.ReplyDelete
That was frightening and scarring.
However, good luck with your goals. I feel you on the finishing a draft one >_<.
LOL. He's harmless and cute! :D And he's wearing a dapper hat! How is that scary? Besides, he's much more cuddly then the real one that I had 15 years ago.Delete
Real tarantula. *twitch*Delete
There's two things I have problems with: snakes (mostly because I have this irrational fear of stepping on them *shudder*), and spiders.
Spiders aren't nice to people in my family. All spiders are scary, except the bright yellow and black ones that eat bad garden bugs.
I love snakes! :D I used to be deathly scared of spiders until I decided to learn more about them. I had a pet tarantula for several years when I was in college. I never held him, but I did touch him on occasion. A few years ago, we ended up in Denver on a trip. They have a beautiful butterfly place. They had a tarantula that you could hold. I decided to try it. It was scary and awesome at the same time.Delete
I have no suggestions for the creepy mascot. :)ReplyDelete
You still have more than 1/2 the month to meet your writing goals. I think you can do it. :)
HAHA! He's not creepy. :DDelete
Thanks. If I do, great. If I don't, that's fine too.
Maurice! That's random...right?ReplyDelete
HA! Maurice is a very appropriate name. I'll have to consider it. Hadn't even thought of it. :DDelete
I'm sticking with Harvey. But I also like Harold, Harriet, or Hubert.ReplyDelete
Hmmm...lots of good names...might have to do a poll.Delete
I have learned very similar things--except all my blogs are located where I am--Singapore :)ReplyDelete
Great work on the goals and thanks for the cheering on my blog. I need to visit more #writemotivation tweeps!!
I should set them to my home location, but I decided to be different. Probably breaking some weird blog-etiquette, but I don't mind. :DDelete
Thanks for the post!
Love the mascot. Let me know when you find a name. Good work on your goals.ReplyDelete
I've had several good name suggestions so far. Can't decided on which one I like the best though. :DDelete
Thanks for the comment! :D
Love you list and mascot. I love blogging for the same reason, and it exercises my writing muscles. Wishing you continued goal success in May (and beyond!).ReplyDelete
Thanks! Glad you like the mascot! Still nameless, but hopefully soon. :D Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Eeeee!! Cute hat! I found your blog through a Google Image search for "stuffed tarantula". I have the EXACT same tarantula, and it's my favorite stuffed animal ever. So soft and cuddly. Mine is named Sassy-- Sassy Spider! So I'm partial to that name. And yes, I deemed that mine is a girl because her rump is so huge, just like a true female tarantula ;-)ReplyDelete
LOL! Well, thanks for stopping by! :D I still haven't figured out a name yet, but hope to soon. The hat was purchased at a local Renaissance festival. I also have a jester's hat I might try on him to see how it looks.Delete
Thanks for the comment! :D
A jester's hat! Well! I might have to subscribe to your blog just to see you post a pic of it ;-) I've seen pics of people dressing their REAL pet tarantulas in Santa hats, which is unbelievably adorable! As for names-- I like alliteration, so I vote for anything that starts with "S" or "T" :-)Delete
LOL. I just saw your picture of the stuffed scorpion and tarantula. I so want that scorpion. :DDelete
They're not "creepy" crawlies, they're "cutie" crawlies ;-) Our local zoo was having one of those "save $$ if you buy 2" sales on Cuddlekins plushies, so we decided to forego the typical teddy bears and doggies and whatnot... in favor of two arachnids :-) Maybe your zoo stocks the scorpion, too? If not, should be easy enough to find online.Delete
Yes, that's were I got my spider. I'll have to look for a scorpion. :DDelete