The Sunday Post 4

Happy Sunday! How is February treating you? Do you have enough tea in the cupboard for this week? Just checking.

Oh, Sundays. I've always hated them. I always think of them as a pre-Monday and the thought alone freaks me out. Now, I love Mondays so I don't know where exactly I'm going with that but I guess it's some anxious thought I bring with me from High School. Moving on...

This month has been really busy, I made sure I kept myself that way because I have goals to conquer and I can't do it if I'm gonna stay in bed all day, right? Although it's Sunday and staying in bed is all I'm thinking about, you know? Namastay-in-bed kinda vibes...

This week I've been working a lot on my writing. In case you didn't know, I'm writing a book and one of my goals for this year is to finish writing it and then start pitching it to agents. Now, I'm nowhere near that but you know, I'm trying.
Whenever I'm not working on my book, I'm writing articles, poetry, anything to avoid getting my writing muscles all rusty.

I'm also trying to write commissioned poetry on Ko-fi which I'm still trying to figure out but I'm getting there. Slowly but steadily. 

I'm also making sure I'm working lots but I'm also taking some breaks in between, just because I know my brain and how it works. I often fall into the procrastination hole and I'm trying not to do that anymore by using the Pomodoro technique and using the Forest App. 
I'm also making sure I'm giving myself some time off, especially considering I spend the majority of my time working on a laptop and spending that time reading a book or watching some tv shows.

Currently watching:

  • Nancy Drew. It has the right amount of thriller, fun and horror. Highly recommended but not at night and definitely not in the dark. I've warned you.
  • The Bold Type. Feminism, magazine, writing, friendships, relationships. I loved this show from season one and it keeps delivering great conversations and great sense of style. Can I steal all the dresses, please?
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It got darker and bloodier and sexier. I love this show and honestly prefer it to the OG version. Now, don't go tell my twelve-year-old self, okay?

Currently reading:

Okay, I have to tell you about this book because it's so good! It's Consider This* by Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, anyone?) and it's all about writing. 

In this book the author shares stories about his writing life and advice on how to get better at it. I've already found myself dog-earing all the pages, taking notes, highlighting important tips and trying new things Palahniuk suggests. It also has a very friendly feel to it, like you're in a class with a professor you really like and he's directly talking to you. It also gives you an inside look at the publishing world: the one from the writer. He talks about money, touring, failing, not selling enough and then selling too much. It's a wonderful road trip into the life of a writer from the passenger seat. Absolutely brilliant!

What have you been reading recently? And how is affecting you?

*This book has been kindly sent to me by Little, Brown. All thoughts are my own.