Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Did Ya Miss Me Monkeys?

 ^That is me and my friend with two small asian children. Gotta love kids.^


~Ahem~ Happy Holidays...
Is what terrorists say. Merry Christmas!

(See what I did there? That was a 30 Rock quote people, try to keep up.)

Can you tell that I'm hyper? Yes, it's because on top of taking a rather lovely and unexpected vacation from writing I got everything I wanted for Christmas. (A video game and a book, my life is so glamorous monkeys.) And someone told me the weirdest thing in the world. My friend was trying to convince me (omg guys, your not even going to believe this) that Santa doesn't exist. I know, total bull, am I right?

But now I'm back on the publishing/writing/video editing/video gaming/group organizing/ninja-ing/monkey bashing/twilight bashing/secret agenting train, and this train is GOING PLACES! I'll be back to doing inspirational blogs next week, so don't worry.

On My Night Stand- Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Managing Your Time

Status Update:

So, sadly, I did not finish NaNoWriMo this year. Too many people wanted me to do too much, so it got away from me. So, that actually leads me into today's topic.

Managing your time.

To much to do, not enough time? Want to just say "Screw it!" and lock yourself in your room with the NEW ZELDA GAME YO and fifty bags of popcorn? (By the by, Me and my Zelda buddy got the collector's edition with the Golden Wii Mote and all, so yeah, be jealous.) I get you, I really do. I'm a Junior in High School (hurray for stupid ACTs), I volunteer at my church every Sunday for nursery, Worship Band, Youth Group Worship Band, and video editing, and I spend a lot (too much time really) with my family.

How can anyone find the time to write a book?

Here's some tips to help.

1) Keep a realistic schedule. 
Honest, people, it's that simple. Make a schedule. And no, not to keep things organized, but to give your friends a good excuse to LEAVE YOU THE HECK ALONE!!! (Like my sister, who is singing Justin Bieber in face right now)
Mom: Hey Becca, can you empty the dishwasher?
Me: Ohhhhhh, sorry. I have to write all day. Let me check, with my secretary, see if I can pencil you in.
Mom: But-
Me: Mom, tick tock. Time is money.

2) Prioritize!!
Here it goes people. First and foremost, as much as I hate to say it and you hate to hear it, school first kiddies. And if you are really dedicated to writing, you need to put that in front of social time. Sorry, sad truths.

3) If it comes down too it, you might have to give something up.
 Again, this only applies to those of you who are really serious about writing. If there is too much in your life for you to fit writing in, somethings got to give. Now I'm no hypocrite, I have been seriously considering dropping stuff at church to make more time.

That's all I got. Hope it helps!