What I’m Watching Wednesday

Hello, wonderlandians. So today I am doing a what I’m watching Wednesday. Over this past week sadly I haven’t really been reading much. So I have been watching a lot of the show called Medium. If you don’t know what this show is it was back on in the early 00’s It was a show based on a real life woman named Allison DuBois. The role was played by Patricia Arquette and she was in the movie holes. I remember loving this show when I was younger and I just realized that they have all of the seasons on prime so I’ve been binge watching that show. Other than that I’ve really just been watching YouTube. There are a lot of writing vloggers out there That I’ve been watching just trying to get my skills up. I have a this story idea that’s been bouncing around in my head and since my project odette has been going really well I wanted to kind of start flushing out this fiction story. I will have to do an update over project odette soon.

So what are you guys currently watching I am always looking for recommendations.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Madness Monday – The Rising Author Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Monday! I am doing a tag today. I had no idea what I wanted to post. So you guys are getting two different tags this week. I don’t call this Madness Monday for nothing.

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Got this awesome tag idea from Lost in a Story. Go show her some love on her blog. It’s amazing.

As you guys know I am working on Project Odette. I’m very sorta hush hush about this project. Reason being is that this story is very close to my heart. It needs to be done in the right way. I feel like taking about it to soon will jinx me.

What is your current WIP about, and what’s its status? (ie. plotting, writing, editing, etc.)

Project Odette is about OCD and the struggles of living with it. I’m still writing and editing the stage.

Do you plot things out and/or outline, or just figure it out as you write?

With this project I have somewhat outlined. I have a list of all the chapters that I want to write about, but that is as far as it goes.

What are some book ideas you want to write in the future?

I would love to write a story about some Irish folklore. I have one in the process about mermaid and witches.

Out of the characters you’ve written so far, who are your favorites?

I have written some awesome characters that I have loved. The one that stands out to me is Max. I love him so much. He is protective over his sisters. He is the funniest character that I have ever written. He wields the element of earth. So when he gets in trouble or he forgets his sisters birthday he will show up with a diamond to make up for

What’s your writing routine, if any? (ie. snacks, music, time of day, location, etc.)

I usually am listening to a playlist that I have put together. I can write at anytime of the of the day. My everyday life is pretty busy. I work two jobs. So when I get the time is when I write.

Show your WIP’s aesthetic in images or words (or both)!

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What (or who) motivates you to write?

This story was motivated by the fact there are not enough stories about people and OCD.

What do you find is the easiest part about writing? The hardest?

I find that the easiest thing about writing is that once I have really good story idea I go in on it at full force. The hardest is writers block and never finishing the stories that I have started.

What genre will you never try, and why?

Contemporary. I don’t really read it.

Share a tiny (or large) snippet/excerpt of your writing, if you’re comfortable!

When I look at my childhood I see two very different scene play out before me.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Monday Madness + Project Odette

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Monday going? Yesterday started Camp NANOWRIMO. I’m shitting my pants.

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This year as you know I am writing project Odette! It’s currently the only thing on my mind. I finished another chapter last week. This week alone I am on track to finish two more chapters. This makes a total of 7 chapters and 1 letter done. The books is going to be made up of 17 chapters and 5 letters.

I have ten more chapters to write. So that is all I have been really doing writing. It feels so good. It had been a long time ambition of mine to write a book. This though is not a fiction book everything that I am writing about has happened and currently is happening. This first draft is probably the best thing I have done in really long time. It’s something for me and something that I feel will help a lot of people.

While going through this whole writing journey it’s getting me excited for all of my future projects. These are going to be fiction books. Things that I have made up. Where as with Project Odette nothing in this book is going to be made up. This book is not going to be comfortable to read. I know that the topic of mental illness is still a not really talked about. While OCD is talked about but in the wrong light. There are so many different aspects of this disorder that a lot of people really don’t understand. It is not just about cleaning, washing, checking, counting, and hoarding. There is so much more. In my book I talk about one that a lot of people suffer with and keep quite about. To this day I am so scared to talk about with people who don’t understand that would be everyone outside my family. I know what it can look like. This is why I need to write it.

Sorry for going off on a tangent are you doing Camp NaNo? Let me know.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Monday Madness – Sunday Night Post – Project Odette

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Monday going? So I have a post that I should have put up yesterday but I was spending the day with my boyfriends family. So this is going to be a update on my writing. I

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Seriously, this is how I feel when I comes to my writing right now. I am not burnt out by it. I am just having a really hard time figuring how I want to word everything. It’s the most frustrating thing. As I said in my other post this book is very personal to me. I need to get to wording just right.

Any newbie authors out there struggling with this issue? The topic that I am writing on is kind of a taboo one being that it is mental health. I love this topic and this book. I have wanted to write it for 7 years. I am having doubts about my book. I don’t want to offend anyone. At the same time why should I care? This is my book.

I have written a whole new chapter this week.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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