Busy busy bee.

Apologies for the recent lack of posts. This is just a quick update to say that things have been a bit hectic my end recently, hence the lack of posts, and my brain has been a bit fried. Over the past week or so I have moved into my new house for my second year of university and attempted to sort and organise everything in my room. This took the entirety of a day and I still feel as if there is a world of chaos within my wardrobe.

Due to not being able to find some of my notebooks and as a result my ideas for blog posts, there has been a lack of posts from me in the past couple of weeks. I am hoping to amend this within the next week or so once I have returned to university and settled into my new routine.

Hope that you’re all well and I look forward to writing more for you all soon!

Time For Change Writing Challenge (Day 24) -The end of a writing era

Today is the final day of my mini writing challenge. Twenty four days ago, I set myself a writing challenge whereby for these twenty four days I would have to spend at least an hour a day writing. Whether this was in the form of blog posts or other projects (such as my work on Yuppee and Teenink) the aim of my ‘Time for Change Writing Challenge’ was to end my endless days of procrastination. As the premise of my writing plan would suggest, this 24 day writing challenge, was indeed a challenge to complete. The purpose of this personal writing task was to increase my levels of productivity and lower the levels of procrastination in my life. Personally, I feel as if the plan has been a success. By simply having a structured and concrete plan for the minimum amount of time that I should spend writing everyday has proved to work wonders for me as a person. During this time I have written over 24 posts and have managed to complete and publish at least one blog post per day. These have included reviews, opinion pieces and poetry and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing each of them. 

One of the many reasons behind my procrastination is my lack of confidence and as a result, lack of motivation. Formulating this plan forced me to write everyday no matter how low I was feeling about my own work. Spending at least one hour a day writing allowed me to tackle my inner demons head on and as a result I feel as if I have grown more confident as a writer in terms of my own abilities. 

This personal challenge has motivated me to continue writing and to continue writing within other genres. Now that I have seen that I am able to stick to a plan that I make for myself, it will encourage me to make other ones in the future. 

As a piece of advice, I would suggest to anyone who feels as if they have writer’s block or a lack of motivation that they need to keep writing. It doesn’t matter how low your confidence is in terms of your own abilities; remember your love for writing and never give up. The only way in which you’ll grow as a writer is to continue reading others’ work and writing your own. 

I hope that you’ve all enjoyed reading my posts and that you will enjoy my future posts.

Keep writing. 

 

The_Other_Side_-_Tonight_Alive

More shameless self-promotion

You’re all probably sick of my shameless self-promotion posts, but once again, I just wanted to share the other projects that I have been working on.

Later on this evening, you should expect my final TFC post and a summary of how I found it and my plans for the future. 

Here is my review of the Tonight Alive album ‘The Other Side’- 

http://www.yuppee.com/2014/09/10/tonight-alive-the-other-side-album-review/

Enjoy!

what if

Self-promotion

Now, for a bit of shameless self-promotion. I just wanted to present you all with a review that I wrote for the online magazine Yuppee. As you are all aware, I have been trying to battle my procrastination demons. Yuppee is one of the other projects that I have been working on and I just wanted to share my work with you all. 

Here is my review of the film What If and I hope that you all enjoy it- 

http://www.yuppee.com/2014/09/07/film-review-what-if-2014/

TFC (Day 23)- Thoughts

Today is the penultimate day of my writing challenge. Personally, I feel that this has been one of my biggest challenges over the summer. Due to my lack of motivation and my terminal procrastination, I have often found it hard to get things done. However, through using this plan, I have found my productivity levels rise dramatically over the past few weeks. 

This will be a short and sweet post as I am going to spend today’s hour on other projects, but I just wanted to encourage and challenge everyone to try and beat those procrastination demons.