Posted in Creative WRiting, Nano, NaNoWrimo

Floppy Necks Make For Bad Writing

21430430_10212951907566235_7660145199798381790_nSo, floppy necks make for really bad writing time, as my title says. I was expecting to be able to get some writing done while the baby was fresh and new… but alas, he has a distinct radar for a few things.

One: He knows when I’m eating. He senses it and finds complete indignation in the fact that I would feed myself and not feed him.

And Two: He knows when I’m trying to write. He can sense it. He wants to be held. Now, I don’t think he would mind, if it weren’t for the fact that I can’t write and hold him unless he’s laying in my arms. He doesn’t want to lay. He wants to sit up and see the world.

He can’t sit up and see the world when he has a floppy, floppy head and a penchant for trying to give himself brain damage if I’m not supporting it. Ergo… floppy heads make for pretty poor writing. Still, he’s getting bigger and stronger every day, and I know that he’s gonna be able to support himself soon. It’s crazy, because I’m both excited and terrified for that fact. He’s growing so fast ❤ and I know he’s gonna be this little only for a while. I’m excited to get a proper writing habit re-established. I’m ready for it – I’ve been ready for it… but I’m going to enjoy all of the tiny baby cuddles while I can.

So, that’s really the update of what’s been going on with me. I’ve been holding a baby, and have progressed to being able to play Fallout 4 (slowly) while holding him if I’m on the PS4. I know I’ll end up improving and being able to write soon. Hell, NaNo is just around the corner, and I intend to get writing done then no matter what. I do think things would be easier if I had a decent laptop x.x mine is busttteedddd, so writing while in bed isn’t so easy.

Ah well, things will work out and I will be back to regular writing soon!

Until next time, guys! Keep writing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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Posted in 31 day horror writing prompt, Creative WRiting, halloween writing prompts, horror prompts, horror writing prompts, NaNoWrimo, october horror prompts

31 Days of Horror Prompts for October (#2)


Hey there! October second is upon us, and that means that it’s time for Prompt #2 in the 31 Horror Prompts for October blog series. So, let’s dive right into it!

Prompt #2

The creature stood over me with glistening teeth, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t scream… I could only watch it come closer.

There we go! This is a little more in the way of classic horror, which I love. I hope that you guys can find something fun to do with this! I can’t wait to see your responses.

Make sure to link back to this post, if you end up doing it! I’d love to post your responses up tomorrow so that everyone can see what you do!

This is a great way to practice getting in daily words, since NaNoWriMo is coming up so very soon! Make sure to stay tuned to my blog if you’re doing NaNo, because I’m going to be posting tips and tricks for a successful NaNoWriMo every Tuesday and Thursday!

Until next time guys!!! Keep reading and writing, and keep being absolutely awesome!
Author Amanda McCormick

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Posted in 1000 words a day, 2000 words a day, Creative WRiting, fallout 4, NaNoWrimo, paladin danse

Weekly Writing Update!

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So, here’s my little chart for how my writing has been going. I’d honestly say I’m pretty happy with the progress. I’ve already exceeded my monthly word goal of 31,000 words – right now, I’m sitting at 40.5k. I’m still planning on writing at least 1k a day, so… progress is pretty delightful. Though I’m not writing as much on my novel as I’d like, I’m loving my fanfiction. It’s really burning my creative fuel, and that’s exactly what I need. My muse and I are sweet lovers again, and I plan on keeping it that way.

This 1k a day thing is really working for me. I can usually pass it up easily, but on the days when writing isn’t coming as smoothly, it’s still completely manageable. I would say this is key to setting goals for yourself – don’t overshoot. Don’t do something that isn’t attainable. You can always exceed your goal, after all. It feels even better when you do!

I’m going to start posting daily writing prompts again coming Monday, and I hope I can keep up with it. I wanted to do it for my writing group, because I don’t want us to all give up, just because it isn’t November anymore. We’ve been doing writedecks though, and that’s a lot of fun.

So, I’m keeping this fairly short – just wanted to give a writing update! How are all of you doing? Getting your writing done? Setting goals? Meeting them? Breaking them? Let me know!


Until next time, keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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