When I'm in college, it feels like is a never-ending list of papers to write (even more so than a never-ending train of tests). Even as an author, I know I occasionally start to dread my next assignment.
That’s why it is essential to have a process for writing. Having a process can help you write better in less time. That goes for school and novel writing. Today I wanted to share an infographic that was created by Instructional Solutions on how to become a better writer. The graphic guides you through 19 actionable tips. Below are 3 of ones that I think are super important
This is my third week of Junior Year and I find myself still getting back into the homework mindset while also trying to finally get back to my writing and remembering to be more social than I have been at school so far.
All in all, I find myself tending towards iTunes and Netflix to an unhealthy degree. Thankfully, last night I spent 2 hours writing The Belgrave Legacy's sequel Unmoored and replying to beta reader comments on The Matchmakers. Unfortunately, I still need to psych myself up to fix and finish this draft of The Matchmakers before I then revise it into Draft 2, revise, edit, and publish it. Who knows how long that will take. But the good news is that I'm writing (and now blogging) again. I would say that's progress.
As you can tell from the title of this post, I will be talking about the end of my sophomore year of college, my first semester at Boston University, and my plans for this summer.
First, the end of school was on a relatively high note. I wasn't stressed by my exams, finished them all quickly, got good grades on my final papers, and in my classes in general. Being in Boston was such a different experience than being in Waltham and I'm so glad I decided to transfer, even though it was scary at first.
Second, what next?
I've officially had 3 of my 4 classes this semester, and I think it's going to be a good year. I already have a bunch of homework, which I'll be diving into once I'm done writing this blog post. I have 1 English class, 1 Psychology class, 1 Astronomy class (I needed a natural science credit), and 1 Women's Studies class (which is the one I haven't yet had). I registered for these classes a few days ago, and am very pleased with all of them—which means I won't be dealing with the headache of adding or dropping classes like many other students.
If you've started school recently, how is your homework load? Is it already piling up? Or are your professors easing you into it?
It's now officially 2017 (it has been for more than 24 hours at this point, but I needed a day to recuperate after New Year's Eve—I stayed up late with family at a party and was exhausted afterwards). Anyway, if you need a refresher on why I chose "success" for my OneWord365 this year, you can find that explanation here. I'll just wait here... Ready? Okay.
I now have officially less than 2 weeks, I'm moving into my new living arrangement at Boston University. I still don't know where, exactly—something I'm trying hard to not freak out over. And since I can't register for classes until the last day of orientation, I really have no idea how my next 4 months are going to look.
But what I do know is that I'm going to have a good time there. Every time I'm on campus, I just start smiling—something that never applied to my old school. And if that's not a good sign, I don't know what is. As trite as it may be, starting school will be the foreseeable highlight of my 2017. Here's to a brighter 2017!
What about you? What are you most excited about in the new year?
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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