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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

These quotes help me through writer’s block, inspire me to writing, or are just so darn relatable I had to share. They will make you laugh, cry, or possibly sigh with relief knowing that you aren’t alone in feeling/ thinking a certain way.

Not Going to Write Itself

So, this popped up on my Pinterest today and I had to chuckle.

For the last week and a bit I have been reblogging or posting recipes but when it comes to actually writing I have been in a funk. This could be due to the fact I just powered through making all the changes I needed for my final draft to hand it off to my editor to spit and polish, or the fact that I have no idea what to share with all of you.

I’ve been doing a lot of research on book marketing and growing my ‘author’s brand’ so my head hasn’t been on the creative side but on the business side of being a indie-author. This of course has filled my mind with possibly starting a podcast or YouTube channel, which led me to watching/listening to already established authors’ channels, which in the end filled me so impostor syndrome that caused me to curl up in the fetal position and question why I torture myself.

The biggest issue I have is comparing myself to people but the other issue I have is doubting my own abilities. I want to post about my writing experiences or how to come up with characters but I see other more skilled authors doing that… leaving me thinking that maybe my posts are pointless. Maybe I’m afraid of rejections… and sure I’ve published one book and I am about to publish a second book in December but I still feel like I’m not good enough. XD

So, yeah all that doubt and impostor syndrome led me to hiding away for a week until this popped up on my Pinterest. All my thoughts I’ve been thinking about, the third book I’ve been playing out in my head but not writing down, these ideas I have for posts that I’m doing nothing with… they aren’t going to write themselves if I don’t get my butt in gear. Hence this post… which is hopefully the beginning of getting back to my blogging…

I also just realized it has been a while since I posted a Pinterest Writing Quote on here… maybe I’ll bring those back.

Anyways, until next time stay safe, be creative and as always toodles! 🙂

Quote: When you become the image

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I love this quote. If I could sum up book two in one quote I think this would be it. Liora is fighting against everyone telling her how she has to act more like a girl. Cael is being pressed to focus more on becoming a warrior and the new six is being tormented for being the person she knows she wants to be. Book two is pretty much becoming the people they see themselves as, and realizing that the only people with the rights to tell you how to be is you.

Anyways, I found this quote really inspiring and had to share it.

Until next time – toodles!

Write Like It Matters

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Wow… it has been a while since I posted. I missed two Thinking Thursdays and two Old Word Fridays… I’m such a terrible person…

At the moment I’m trying to settle into a new routine which has really buggered up my writing time. Normally I can write in the morning or the evening but when I get around to it now I’m either too tired or unmotivated to attempt writing anything on this page.

I’m sorry to say that at the moment my writing has taken a back-seat to my current life situation and yes, that is a problem. I’m trying to fix that as fast as I can because writing is very important to me. It helps me escape and helps me explore new ideas. Writing matters a lot to me.

As bloggers yourselves writing probably plays a big role in your lives as well. What we write and share with the world matters in some way. It may matter to a few readers or just to us but we wouldn’t have written something on an online platform if it didn’t have meaning. That’s the same with writing a book or short story. Somewhere inside us told us that this story was important and needed to be shared. You crawl at the words and climb up those paragraphs in hopes of finding out why your soul has chosen this story of all your story ideas to be shared. Somewhere inside you you knew that what you were writing mattered.

At least that’s how I feel when approaching my series. There is something special about it. I’m not just writing for the heck of it but because something I’m writing, let it be the characters or the themes, are important and need to be shared.

So, I will try to get back to a more regular schedule now and hopefully I’ll be able to post more for all of you to enjoy.

Until next time – toodles!

Educate Outside The School

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I believe strongly in this quote.

Most of the lessons I value to this day weren’t taught in a classroom. If all a child has is classroom knowledge and they don’t have the chance to explore, expand, or make mistakes they won’t grow. It is through exploring outside their comfort zones and learning from mistakes that shape them into the adults they will eventually become.

Some of my most important lessons were from making mistakes. Some experiences scared the heck out of me, while others were just a gentle reminder of what I should try to do the next time. My education outside of the classroom helped me become independent and confident in myself, so much so I ended up going 18 hours away from everything I knew for school because I knew I could handle it. If I never took those chances as a kid, or wasn’t allowed to make those mistakes, I wouldn’t have been brave enough to spread my wings.

Learning from others and the environment around you will prepare you for the world. Education in the classroom isn’t useless – that isn’t what I’m saying. Too much of one thing isn’t good and finding a balance between classroom education and world education is a great way to make sure kids become well rounded adults.

This of course is just my opinion. I’d love to hear what you think of this quote? Do you agree or disagree with this point? Let me know in the comments down below and until next time – toodles!! (^.^)

Why do I use this quote?

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If you’ve been following this blog since its creation the quote, “Every great person was a child once,” will be familiar. This has been the main quote used when it comes to talking about the Prophecy Six Series, but I never have explained why I chose this quote.

To understand the quote I’ll need to break down the series a little bit for you, and those who haven’t read the first book so everyone is one the same page:

Prophecy Six is a YA fantasy about a group of children given powers from the Gods to bring change to their world filled with chaos and war. Each book of this six book series is focused on finding members of ‘The Six’ and trying to find their purpose in this incredibly vague prophecy.

The first book focuses around the discovery of the first child – Child of the Light – who becomes the main protagonist for the series.

The book series follows the MP (Main protagonist) through a variety of challenges that shape her into the leader The Six need to complete the Prophecy. The readers basically get to see her change and grow from a scared, abandoned survivor of a murdered people into someone people admire and strive to become.

This quote also encompasses the rest of The Six.

They’re all children and all have potential to become someone great even if the world underestimates them. It is with each others help and from those that they befriend along the way that they grow to shape the world for the better… or for the worse – reflective of how our world works.

Our leaders, our role-models were children once. They were all doubted, challenged, shaped, lost – and it took someone believing them, seeing their potential, that helped them become those that shaped our world.

That is why I chose that quote because every child has the potential to become someone great even if the world is against them.

Escaping the Ordinary

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Escaping the ordinary, we try to do that everyday without even realizing it. We watch shows about other peoples lives, explore the internet, write, paint, socialize. We are afraid to be ordinary and although we may think we live ordinary lives the truth is we don’t.

Every day billions of people have billions of unique experiences. No ones life is the same. No ones life copies another.Sure, you may work at the same job or live in the same neighborhood but we all don’t have the same views or conversations.

We are not ordinary.

Still, there is the mundane events that to us appear to be ordinary. I know that I write for the sake of escaping the world because I find it boring. I escape to a world of my creation because I can have characters do things in that world that can’t be done here – like fight dragons, or use magic. But if they were real, I’m sure they would think their lives were as ordinary as mine.

As much as we want to escape the ordinary we do not see that we are not ordinary at all.

We each have skills others may not have. We each have a way of seeing the world others may not share. Our drive to be different, our drive to be extraordinary is strong in all of us… even though we don’t see how extraordinary we all already are.

Don’t Write To Regret

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The thing about writing fiction is it allows to your approach topics that you are afraid to discuss in real life. Fiction gives you a screen where you can play around with a variety of elements that if said in conversation could possibly cause issues for you or those around you. Actually, I’ll go one step more and say writing in general allows you to explore.

Between the research you do to make sure a story is correct, or the interactions between characters – there are very few things that you can leave unsaid. Writing is a way of getting what is on your mind off. It allows you to escape and explore at the same time.

At least that’s what I find.

I love writing because it is a safe environment to test a variety of material that others may consider too gruesome, or disturbing for readers. I love writing because it allows me to say what I want to say, which gets what is inside me out. If I want to share it with the world then I can share it, but at the same time if you don’t want to share it with the world you don’t have to. Writing allows you to prepare for the world and have a moment to rethink your actions before going through it with.

Drafts are a great example of this.

When you write your first draft you speak from what if going on inside. The second draft allows you to flush out those ideas and make minor corrections. The third or so on drafts give you a chance to tighten your story and make the needed changes to please your audience.

Yes, there are some authors that write a first draft and just correct the spelling errors before publishing. The majority of writers – I think at least – make many attempts to be happy with their work before sharing it with the world. Most people worry about what others will think of how they see the world or what they have created. We want to make people happy and in the end that results in us cutting a lot of what we want to say out of our final works.

The question is – when you go back to read your old work later on will you feel regret for something you cut out of your final draft?

So far I haven’t come across a piece of my work that I’ve regret writing. On this platform I share with you unedited opinion pieces with some look into the creative writing I’ve done. I say what I wish to say on here without regret because I’m not afraid anymore. At the end of the day I want readers that understand or share similar interests as I have. I don’t want to right something that later haunts me because I didn’t say something or I held something back. That’s just my thoughts on the matter.

 

Thanks Phone

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I know it’s been a while since I posted. I wish I had a good excuse but the truth is Canada finally got Pokémon Go and everyone over night has become obsessed – I know I have at least, which either is a good thing or a bad thing. Good in the sense I have walked more than I have ever walked in my measly life to hatch virtual eggs to get more virtual creatures to become the best darn virtual trainer in the world! (If I can find something other than freaking Pidgeys and Rattatas!)

Oh, I’ve also been volunteering this week for Pride, which has also taken my time up! Hence not having an Old Word Friday last week… sorry for those looking forward to that. I will post two words this Friday to make up for it. 🙂

Anyways… the point of this post was to bring up something that made me laugh the other day.

I happened across a post while looking through Pinterest – my other procrastination site of doom. Sometimes I find pictures I keep to myself for my own enjoyment but there are others that I know most of you can relate to. This happens to be one of those posts:

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If you were to go back in time to my high school days and open my bag you’d find a laptop, notebook, notepad, pens, pencils, YA books, and scrap paper. I loved writing so much that I made sure I always had something available for me to write on. I wrote so much that teachers took away my notebooks during class so I would do my work and strangers in the hallways didn’t know me by name but by the nickname ‘Writer’s Craft’, which followed me into university, (that story for another time). The point was I never left home without something to write in.

Thankfully as time continued on and technology got better so did my bag.

By last year of university I had a much smaller purse that carried only my wallet, phone, and charger. I had no notebook, laptop, or notepad in my bag. I didn’t need to carry around books. Everything had magically become an app on my phone.

Need to write an idea down? Notepad App.

Need to write a page of a story down? Notepad App.

Want to read a book? Kindle App.

Saw something inspiring? Camera App.

Want to share my boring life with the world? WordPress App.

You get the idea…

Everything I once carried around, denting my shoulders in the process, is now taking up space on my phone along with my virtual pet collection. I’m still a writer but at least my back isn’t breaking when I leave the house anymore. 🙂

 

Writers I know you can relate

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Pinterest and I have a love hate relationship. I love it because it helps me find fun ideas, or prompts, or resources which I can explore/ learn more when it comes to the world of becoming a professional author. I hate it because when I should be working on my stories, editing, or researching certain aspects/ themes I instead look up DIY projects and funny Supernatural quotes.

Pinterest is both a great resource and the worst procrastination tool in my life.

Sometimes though I find something that relates so well to my life that I just have to share it with all of you. I know I’m not alone. There have been many followers that have mentioned this pain we call procrastination. This bane on our creative existence can come in many forms but whatever it is we all know that when it hits we are not going to get anything, I REPEAT ANYTHING, done.

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So, since you have read this and now know you are not alone, I hope this post was able to make you laugh or at least smile. 🙂

And until next time, toodles!

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