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Writing a Book in 30 Days Challenge!

Hello All!

On December 14th, 2017, I challenged myself to write a book in 30 days. Not half of a book, not the majority of a book, but a FULL book!

The book that I am writing for this challenge is not the same book that I discussed in this post. That book is still happening. However, this book is completely separate, and was not planned.

There are multiple reasons as to why I am doing this challenge, but I want to explain those reasons in a later post. For now, I have included what will be the first of many vlogs, capturing my 30 day journey.

I want to create more than just written content, I want to create video content as well. This video is definitely not the best, but it doesn’t have to be. This is about my journey towards achieving a major goal of mine. There will be a lot more posts about this challenge, but I just wanted to inform you all on what is currently going on in my “writing world”.

Alright folks, it is time for me to go. I have a lot of writing to do!

Until the next chapter,

Amber

 

They Both Die at the End: New Book Purchase!

Hello All!

The Both Die at the End (Picture of the Cover of the Book)

Can we please just take a moment to admire this beautiful book!? I have been eyeing They Both Die at the End on Goodreads, and I am elated to finally have the time to sit down and read it. This will be the first book that I have read by Adam Silvera, so I am pleased to find a new author to add to my list.  Ahhh, I am so excited!

Since it has been a while since I have been able to read the way that I have wanted to, one of the first books that I wanted to read after my “reading-hiatus”, had to be one of my favorites: a heartbreaking, thought-provoking YA or New Adult book.

After browsing through good reads, I decided that this was definitely one of the first books that I wanted read. I have high hopes for this book, and I cannot wait to start reading it tonight!

The concept of this book is emotionally intriguing to me. The idea of two people dying on the same day, both being aware of their impending deaths, and both deciding to spend their last day together, creates a swirl of thoughts and feelings that I cannot wait to discuss with others, and that I cannot wait to write a review on.

On Goodreads, I saw that someone commented, “Do they really die at the end?” I personally decided not to look at the answer to that. To, what I am sure is my detriment, there is still a little piece of me that hopes that they will both survive. Why oh why do I do this to myself?

Have you read They Both Die at the End? How many tears can I expect to shed? I would love to hear your thoughts ☺️.

Until the next chapter,

Amber

Writing My First Book! Day 1

Welcome All!

The title of this article may be a tad misleading.

First of all, this is definitely not the first book that I have attempted to write. Unfortunately, it is probably the millionth book that I have attempted to write!

I have definitely been guilty of saying that I am going to write a book, have started writing a book, and, well – that is about it. I have never really gotten past that stage.

This “writing-yet-not-completing” phenomenon was a vicious cycle that I continued over, and over, and over again, for years. Albert Einstein really hit the nail on the head when he said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I am a true product of that statement.

Recently, I woke up and decided that I did not want to continue that cycle. I have stories that I want to tell, and I want to tell them. I have worlds and characters that I want to bring to life, and I am going to create them.

I have allowed a false idea of perfection to hinder me from completing far too many passions of mine. That ends today. No matter what happens with my first book, I will be proud. I can look back on this post, and know that I allowed an idea to manifest into something real. Furthermore, I will only make myself a better writer by allowing myself to learn and grow from this journey.

Technically, I began writing this book on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. However, today – December 3rd, 2017 – is the first day that I am truly documenting my journey and holding myself accountable.

Since this is my first book, I cannot tell you a set list of entries that I plan on posting about my journey on this site. However, I am pretty sure you can expect to read about a lot of venting sessions, lessons learned, tools I am utilizing and creating, and all of the constant progression that will lead to the day that I can finally say, “I wrote my first book!”

Until the next chapter,

Amber