It’s amazing how time flies sometimes. I’ve been so busy working on my other blog that I’ve completely neglected my own site. I really should know better by now but sometimes life really can get the best of you. I’m here now though and I’ll hopefully be able to post a little something on a regular basis.
So, what the heck have I been up to? Well, I’m still working full time with my family’s company. I’m still a consultant with Perfectly Posh and recently I’ve added Origami Owl to that list. I’m not as focused on the later two but it is nice to make some extra money from time to time! If you’re interested in checking either out I’ll have a list of links at the end of the post!
A locket inspired by the SC state flag and local Charleston iconography
A sea inspired locket
An 80’s inspired locket
I also got another cat. My friends joked that I got Frankie right after David Bowie. Then I went and adopted Oliver right after Chris Cornell. Personally, I don’t think that’s the case. So how did I end up with Oliver? I’d gone to Pet Smart for cat food and saw this little kitten peaking around the corner in the adoption area. All the other kittens were asleep but he kept watching me. Basically he picked me and I couldn’t leave without him. They have their own Instagram and I’ll leave a link at the end of the post.
Lots of Writing
The Other Blog
I’ve also been working on another blog where we update a little more often than I have been over here. It’s been pretty fun the last two years. It’s called Not Your Counter Culture. We’ve been focused on sharing fun playlists we’ve made, looking at some of the different subscription boxes and searching for off the beaten path places in Charleston and Charlotte.
My friend and I are also working on a novel (well a series). We’ve been talking about it for years but we’ve finally buckled down and started doing some serious work towards starting. I’m really excited to finally put all of our ideas down. I’ll probably be updating a lot about that process over here.
Links to check out
I’m finally going to be participating in NaNoWriMo. For those of you that don’t know, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. I’ve wanted to participate for a few years now but I never really got into the mindset to do it in time. This year I’m putting a plan together and my friend and I are going to be working on what I would love to be able to call our first novel. It’s not a plot that we’ve just come up with, it something we’ve been developing for the last year. Now it’s finally time to get it all down in a more book friendly format.
I also know that once November is over that we’re done. To get it to publish worthy status we’ll have a lot of work cut out for us. Please to proof and edit not only the spelling and grammar but also the story itself.
Prior to graduating college I never even considered trying to be a writer. I always made top marks in English class and I worked on my high school newspaper, but writing a book always seemed like something that was out of my reach. A little over two years ago I did start writing and I’ve found that I love it. Developing characters, places, stories; its all something I wish I would have picked up on at a much younger age.
Another thing I’ve been doing post college is reading. I was never an avid reader when I was younger, and the thought of summer reading for school was always something I dreaded. In fact, my senior year of high school I never even bothered with it. How I wish I wouldn’t have been so stubborn now. I’ve been trying to absorb books like a sponge when I can, no matter the style or subject. I’ve been reading everything from series you find in the teen section at your bookstore to the classics that I never got around to and everything in between. The more I read, the better I feel like my writing is; so I try to set aside time every day for both.
I know we’ve got a long road ahead of us, but I’ve set my mind to it and I won’t settle on anything less than getting that first book published.