First Novel Progress

Happy Tuesday!

I’m excited to say that I have been trying to write everyday for the past two weeks, (not NaNoWriMO) and I have been doing pretty well. I have written words everyday, save for a couple missed days. I’ve been doing about 1000 words a day, although sometimes it’s more like 3000 when I get on a roll, which really surprised me. Even better,  as of this morning I finally hit 25, 000 words on my first draft of a hope-to-be-novel (someday-maybe). And I’ll reach 30, 000 words for the entire month including other writing projects. SUper happy about that as my original goal was to get to 10, 000 words, but I surpassed that pretty fast, then I moved it to 25, 000 and achieved that as well! Who knew setting goals could be so helpful?? 🙂

Right now I’ve got the main plot of  the story, but there’s still little bits and pieces to add in, and some scenes that need a little beefing up.  As well as making the subplots a little more interesting, to add some spice. I haven’t actually told anyone what it is about yet. I’m still too scared that people will laugh, not to mention I already have ideas to change about a million and one things about the story itself.  I keep making notes on the side about what’s changed. Right now, if read from start to finish, it is a big confusing mess. The editing will be oh so much fun.

Still my  overall goal for the first draft is to get to about 40-50K, so quite a ways to go.  After that I swear  I’m not looking at it for like six months while I work on some other things. Hopefully that will be good practice for getting a full story done, which I honestly need because who knows if this story will ever see the light of day (it might be terrible- it kind of is right now). The only problem is deciding which of my many ideas to go with next! I literally have a list of about 10 stories that I want to write so I’ll have to figure it out at some point.

Other than that I’m  so happy I’m finally working on something that I have always wanted to do instead of putting it off for another time. Right now I’m questioning why it took me so long to get started in the first place, but I guess that’s one of the hardest things to do right: just get started!

Anyone else working on their first novel or other writing projects this month?


♡ first hot yoga experience ♡

Last Thursday my sister & I decided to try out hot yoga at the new studio near where we live, called Yogatown. They have locations in Ottawa & Stittsville. We decided to go with the Yin class since it’s a beginner level and I didn’t fancy passing out in front of a whole class.

I don’t think I really need to say how excited I was that they have a boutique located in the studio. I’m going to end up with several pairs of the adorable leggings. Seriously they were super cute.

My sister has done hot yoga once before,  so she was pretty eager to get me to try it. Initially I was really nervous since, well I’m always nervous, but it was an incredibly relaxing experience.

For one, you feel toasty warm the whole, which for me is a good thing since I’m usually freezing. The entire room is completely silent the minute you enter. This is great since you don’t have to worry about awkward chit chat before and after class. Also note that if you’re a chatter box it may pain you to be silent for this long. With the lights dimmed it’s quite dark, which is nice so you don’t have to think about how funny you look doing any poses. It also helps you to focus more on yourself and your own experience rather than others around you.

Overall it’s such a nice way to relax after a long day at work and to get back on track with my sporadic yoga practice. I think I may be purchasing the unlimited monthly class package when I go back for another class tonight.


So long, beautiful.

chair sofa

Went for a visit to the thrift store today and I found magical things! These gorgeous chairs, the incredible sofa, and there were two immaculate end tables with a matching coffee table. I wanted them so bad, sadly I would have no space to put them (I need an apartment). Everything was $1000 altogether. Not overpriced in my opinion as every piece was in perfect condition. Honestly I would have purchased them if I had an actual space to put them in. The sofa, there may be a fancier name for it idk, was surprisingly comfortable. Very springy, in a good way.

It wasn’t all tears though I purchased several things while I was there…mainly purses..because I don’t have enough. It’s impossible to have enough purses. Anyways that’s my little ode to the great furniture I will never own.

Have a great afternoon!