Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

“There are times where a certain spontaneous moment can rekindle a spark we thought we may have lost, when it comes to our ability to exercise our creativity or simply to continue working on achieving our goals. This past weekend has been an eye-opening one for me, one I thoroughly enjoyed for it really has [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

Lifestyle and Literature: A Weekend Away From Editing and How I Unwind

“My weekends are usually work free as well as worry free because I truly believe in the power of a recharge day (or days). However, as much as I love to take my mind off the work at hand, I can’t say I don’t think about it often. Even during the time I’ve set aside [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Flat Lays, Favourites, and For the Home

Lifestyle and Literature: Flat Lays, Favourites, and For the Home

“I said that this year, I wanted to expand my blog content a bit and talk a little about other aspects of my life that aren’t related to writing. So here I am, with a London Fog, sitting at my desk ready to talk about a few things that I’ve been rather enjoying lately. I’m [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Year Checklist, Content Creation, and a Fresh Start

Lifestyle and Literature: The New Year Checklist, Content Creation, and a Fresh Start

By: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.com "This past year has been an incredible one. I've learnt so much about myself, my capabilities, and what I truly want to gain from the year to come. My blog has been a launching pad for all of the dreams I'm still chasing every single day. I was able to write a novel last year that I am truly proud of, I found my center, my balance in life and there's not much more that I can ask for. Now, it's time to start thinking about what's next for my writing journey as I continue to edit my current novel and start preparing for the possibility of publishing. This year, I want to read a lot more books, I want to write and share a lot more content, and I want to talk about the things that I'm currently loving when there's something new to be excited about." Let the New Year bring more writing, more reading, and the ability to maintain the productive lifestyle that brings me so much joy. Towards the end of 2018, I haven't really been as active on here as I would've liked, and that is the first thing that I want [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: NaNoWriMo, Novels, and New Ideas

"Storytelling is the gateway to human existence - something I've included in a paper I wrote today in response to Richard Kearney's "Where Do Stories Come From?" and I must say that I rather enjoyed it. It put quite a lot into perspective when it comes to how I've viewed writing up until this point. [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Dealing with Off Days and a Few Words on the Creative Process

"Blogging became a part of my writing routine because it allowed me to voice all of the struggles, setbacks, and or issues I may have come across as I try to do my best to maintain my creative flow. To be quite honest, along the way it became more about "making sure I had a blog post up" than [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Let’s Talk Stress Maintenance

"There've been a lot of things that have been on my mind this past week. Whether that'd be the copious amount of stress I just can't seem to get a handle on, or how hard I've been on myself to finish this novel and keep up with an incredibly gruelling schedule. While, it may have been a [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Productivity, Writing, All Whilst Under the Weather

"I certainly did not start off the week on a high note, for I felt quite terrible yesterday - and I still do today. I gave myself a pass yesterday because it had been a holiday, but I cannot allow myself to sit around and not make any progress, no matter how terrible I may feel right [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Grab a Coffee, Let’s Take a Break

"Sometimes, we have uninspired days. Sometimes, we have tough days where we just can't seem to muster up the energy to get out of bed. It doesn't mean that we are slacking, nor does it mean that we've forgotten how important all of the work and goals we've cultivated mean to us. I've been trying not to [...]

Lifestyle and Literature: Pushing Through the Monday Blues

"Waking up exhausted on a Monday morning isn't anything new, for I rarely get a surge of energy at the beginning of the week no matter the circumstances. I try to minimize as much effort as I can in the mornings so I can sleep in just a few minutes longer, but sometimes there's just not enough [...]