The Dreams of an Author

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I wanted to tell you about the dreams I have. Yes, and they do include writing dreams.  It is not only dreams but rather things I strive to achieve.

The Dreams of an Author……..

My dreams may be different then someone else’s but I think that is okay. It is not important that you have a different dream then me. It is far more important that you actually have a dream to call your own. I have met people who lack the understanding of the word dream as a concept.

Dreams are things people want to achieve in their lives. You can start with small things like wanting to read or write. But dreams are special things that only you can do.

Writing is a dream in a way. It takes time to write something that you are proud of. But dreaming to be an author is something bigger than just being a writer. Authors developed their own dreams and set goals to reach for those goals.

My dream was to be a published author which meant that I had to put a lot of work into that dream. I dreamed of being publicly known for my writing. But I was a very shy girl as a child and still am in a way. I did something. I went to Facebook and opened my own Author page which made me publicly appear to everyone all over the world.  That was a risk I had to take. I am glad I did it because with that one step, I have grown more confident in who I am.

When I was little, I wanted to be a princess and now….Yes, as you can guess, I am not a princess and I don’t live in a castle. But in my books I write about royalty so, in a way my dream came true. I write about royalty and therefore I believe that I am putting my own dreams of being part of a royal family into reality.

Some of my dreams are more real. But no matter what I dream about, it is more important to dream and make your dreams into reality.

It is more important to have a plan of how you will achieve your dream otherwise your dream is called a wish. A wish is something different then a dream. It is something that is unreachable. Whereas a dream only needs a plan to become a reality.

To say the truth, I did not always have a plan for my dream of publication to become a reality but with time, I developed a plan. Now, i realize that the habit of writing everyday is also a very important part of my plan to make my dream of publication  a reality.

I learned that taking small steps to make big things happen is more important than having unattainable goals.

With this in mind, this year, I made a goal to make small possible goals that I can achieve in order to do big things.  My first small goal was to write everyday no matter what. This has turned out to be easier than I imagined because I have a lot of time to write now. It has been interesting because I am competing with myself to write everyday and make today better than yesterday.

My next goal was to write a blog post everyday. I am not sure how well that is going though. But I am trying my best.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author

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The Thoughts of An Author

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I understand that I must share my thoughts as they come. My thoughts may not always lead me to writing but I know that they will lead to inspiration.

I have not written in my book today and I stand before you all with shame. Please don’t think of me in a lesser way. It is time for me to let you all see that an author might have off days when no writing was done. I am a person who prides myself on trying to complete a productive day with writing. It takes great courage for me to stand before you and admit that I have not written today.

Before I sat down to write this post, I had no idea what I was going to write about. Then, I realized that seeming perfect was not going to work. I want you all to know who I really am not a pretend me who hides behind a mask. So, I decided in the end that I would dedicate this post to what my thoughts are about everything and not just writing.

The Thoughts of An Author…..

ThoughtAs I begin the day, I think to myself that I will write today in my book. I want to make my day a productive day. But when the day goes on, hour by hour, I realize that I have done no writing today. it was almost 8:00pm and I realized that my day was not as productive as I hoped.

Was the day lost in history? I could not believe that it was me……After all, I am now an author who has taken writing into a full time way of life. Writing is the way I relieve my stress and express my ideas to the world. It is a part of my daily activities which I can not neglect.

Life is life but……sometimes I get too overwhelmed that I forget about writing. I’ll write something later. Writing can wait. I want to be lazy for just a few more hours and watch TV or read a book which is much much more interesting. But we are writers for a reason. We can’t replace something like a TV show or a book in place of writing your own words.

When I write my own words, I feel calm and everything is better because I feel like I accomplished something. I overcame my own negative thoughts in order to write something beautiful and share my message with my readers. Yes, my hand cramps at times but I feel proud of myself in the end.

Maybe, I’ll skip a day out of the 500 Words Challenge and not write. Or skip a few days because i love not having cramping fingers at the end of the day. I have writer’s block, no inspiration means no writing. Yay, I can watch TV all day because I’m out of ideas for writing. EXCUSES! No such thing as writer’s block. Writer’s laziness….now there’s a real reason. Sometimes, I get lazy too but now more than ever I catch myself before I fall into that trap.

Writer’s Laziness (Writer’s Block) is a periodical psychological stop on your mind where you convince yourself that you have absolutely nothing to write about.  So talk about that nothing. What is nothing? Nothing is zero. And zero words do not exist. We think in words, we talk in words. Therefore we write in words. So use the words you think are nothing and write something that people can relate to.

In doing the My 500 Words Challenge, I learned exactly this. That whatever you think is nothing can be turned into words and written down everyday no matter how many things you tell yourself to stop yourself from doing the work of an author-writing everything.

I will keep writing because I love it! I can’t stop even for Writer’s Laziness.

I look forward from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author.

The Voices of an Author

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to share what I think about as I write because sometimes, I can’t seem to find the right words and stop writing all together.

 The Conflicting Thoughts In My Head…..

It was a dark and cold night. All I wanted do was curl up in my bed under my two blankets and not do anything. My hands were freezing, my brain was distracted from the thoughts of writing something tonight. But I knew that I had made a promise to myself to write at least 500 words everyday. No, I was not lazy. I’m never lazy when it comes to writing. But, I was too cold to write.

“No more excuses,” I told myself. I had to write something tonight. So, I sat down at my computer and stared at my screen.

The good in me spoke, “You love writing. You should write something.” I knew that Good Girl was right. But I was cold. She stood there watching me as I took on my writing.

However, that did not last long and after a few minutes someone else appeared. This girl looked like a black  night with her black leather clothes and dark look in her eyes. She looked at me ass I typed, “It’s cold. Isn’t it warmer under your blankets with a romance novel?” she asked me.

I nod. “I do love to read romance. ” I looked at my keyboard. I haven’t written much today. I sigh. 500 words. I still have 400 to go. Too much. Ms. Bad looked at me, “TV time!! Reading time!!!”

Good Girl looked upset as her white outfit looked faded.  “You love writing. Please 400 words not so much. If you can’t write your book, write a blog. Write something.”

Good Girl was right, I didn’t have the inspiration for my book. But at least I could write a blog post for my readers. At least that would satisfy my 500 words. But what could I write about? I thought about it. I haven’t written my Royal Court Series in weeks maybe now would be a good time to write it. I opened my blog. I searched through my posts and found it. When I looked at it, I realized I did not have enough information. Off to research, I go and Good Girl was scrolling at me.

Bad Girl was smiling happily. “No writing.”

I look at both of them with a pensive expression. I try to avoid eye contact with both girls. I know they are both me but still it seems that both want different things from me and I don’t know what to do. Most of the time, I want to follow my Bad Girl-Self but I don’t because I love writing. I love feeling accomplished at the end of the day.

I look at both of them and sometimes, I do take the Bad Girl’s side because I’m lazy. But what kind of writer would I be if I did not write. So, I decide to take Good Girl’s side and continue to write. I try hard to match my 500 words goal and sometimes I write over the minimum. I am a Writer. It is in my blood. Writing is my Air. That is why, my Good Girl-Self  almost always wins the fight.

It is refreshing to know that I love writing so much that even on a wintry cold day, I still try to write as much as I can. The voices in my head that talk about good and bad are silent now as I complete another day in the 500 Words Challenge. Yes, I still am training myself to develop a daily writing habit. And you know what? I love every minute of this challenge because I love writing so much. Now, I truly feel like a Full-Time Author.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author

 

 

My 500 Words Challenge

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I want to tell you about something that I took on to do this year. It’s called The 500 Words Challenge. The challenge is to write at least 500 words per day in order to finish what you are writing faster.

Of course, I don’t consider myself a great writer. But I still thought that I could try it. My goal this year was indeed to write everyday no matter how hard it may seem. I am indeed going to be a full time Author so why not start with writing everyday? There is no reason why I could not do it. Which is why I took on this challenge.

The 500 Words Challenge OR Daily Writing Habit

My 500 Word Challenge is making me more disciplined to write everyday.  It gives me a limit that I try to reach. But no one says that I only need ton write 500 words. At least implies a minimum but not a maximum. So, I try to write as much as I possibly can.

Today (Day 9-January 15th), I wrote 302 in my Work In-Progress but then I decided to write this blog post which also counts towards my word count goal.

What I Am Thinking As I Write Out My 500 Word Minimum?

The tiny voices in my head fight to be heard. Some days I feel like I am pushing myself, like today (January 15, Day 9 of the Challenge).

“Come on, you can do it. Just a few more words.” But sometimes, it is really hard to get started with writing my Work-In-Progress because I have a minimum of 500 words to write a day. As I continue on my daily writing schedule, I realized something important.

“It is never about the amount of words I write a day but rather that I keep writing everyday.”

If I don’t write 500 words as a minimum at least I am writing. Also, any type of writing is still writing whether it was a blog post or my books that I still write.

Writing is Who I am as a person and it is what I do. I may get discouraged at times that I don’t write as much as I would like to but I have to learn that negative self-talk will not help me write more. It is about the positive things that keep me writing.

Of course, I want to write as much as possible. My Goal for the 500 word challenge is to change my mindset. Let me explain…. My mindset about writing has always been this: Write whenever you have time to write or inspiration. Once the inmspiration to write is gone, you can’t write anymore.

 However, that mindset is WRONG. And I will tell you why. It is wrong because what if you never have the inspiration to write?  What if you criticize yourself too much to even begin writing? You will never start if you don’t sit down everyday and write at least something. After all, inspiration comes to those who practice writing and work hard on a daily basis.

All writers have to understand that writing takes patience and practice. No one becomes a great writer overnight. I am did not write my first book, Book 1: Forbidden Love of my series overnight. I worked hard to have what I have now. No, back then, I thought that I would write when inspiration came knocking on my door, but I was WRONG. Years passed, and only now I understand that writing 500v words a day is not as hard as it would have seemed to me before.

After all, it is only 500 words that can make my total word count increase everyday and I would be doing what I love EVERYDAY! Is it not the goal then to have the time to do what you love everyday?

That is why I am doing the 500 Words Challenge since 2016 has started. I have organized my day so that I have time to write 500 words everyday and at the end of the day I feel great that I did my 500 Words. (This post is 680 words and I am proud of it! )

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG NEWS!!

My Dear Future Readers:

I have BIG NEWS for you:

I am going to be a FULL TIME AUTHOR starting this month.

I am going to writing full time from now on. Since I am finished with my college, I will have more time to write.

That means that in 2016 there will be more blog posts.

I have always wanted to write full time because I love writing. For a long time, I could not wait to finish college so that I would have more time to write my books. I am happy that I can do that now. But to be honest, I have no idea how to do it.

Why?

Because I have so many thoughts and organizing them has become increasingly hard since I have so much time now. I want to use my time wisely and yes, reopening this blog again is one of the things that I want to do as a full time author. This blog will not only be about my book now, but also about the progress I make as I take on this beautiful challenge of becoming a full time author in 2016.

The first thing I want to tell you about as I begin my journey as a full time author is that I will be writing everyday. I have accepted the My 500 Words challenge this month. Now, I will be writing everyday at least 500 words per day. Yes, that 500 words includes this blog. I am extremely excited that I accepted this challenge because I used to not be able or wanted to write everyday. Now, all that is about to change.

Also, this month, I have decided to write this blog once a week, for now and see how that goes. I will be restarting my The Royal Court Series shortly. Also, there will be new series’ coming later.

So far, in relation to the My 500 Words Challenge, I have been writing everyday. I am proud to say that I have been writing everyday for the past three days because I have not been so consistent with my writing in a long time. It used to take me days to write anything. Now, my ideas are flowing faster and better.

Also, in 2016, I am beginning to learn the importance of discipline in relation to writing.

What is discipline in writing?

Discipline in writing means that an author writes everyday. It doesn’t matter if the words are good or bad. It is important to develop an everyday writing habit.

Things used to get in the way of my daily writing but now, I made a promise to myself to start the new year off with developing a writing habit. I’m sure this will soon make me a better writer and I hope that going full time as an author will not seem so overwhelmingly hard once I am writing everyday.

In fact, writing everyday has contributed to making me happier. I feel like I am finally doing something productive with my time. It is importance to me that I will not be as silent about what I am doing as I have been the past year.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

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YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author