It’s a new year, and that means new projects, new goals, and new ways to motivate myself to not feel terrible about myself.
I’ve always struggled with my self-esteem and especially when it comes to my writing. Usually when I’m stuck at home and writing, it’s hard to remember that what I do is relatively good and worth sharing.
I’ve been away at my residency this past week for Sierra Nevada College. And usually, residencies happen in, you guessed it, Nevada. But this time around, we flew out to Jamaica. It’s been so gorgeous here and the weather is really doing wonders for my depression and I’ve been able to look at myself and remind myself that what I do is good.
Being here, surrounded by like minded people, definitely helped me revitalize myself and my writing. I feel better about myself and my writing, and I want to write more than I have before.
I was burned out after last semester and having written 117k words in four months (which I mean, Yay! I wrote a whole novel!), and all I wanted to do was sleep for a whole month afterwards.
But now I feel much better, I feel empowered and like I’m more than ready to tackle this next semester.
So, I realized (and it has been made apparent by my good friend Jessica Tuckerman) that I don’t blog nearly as much as I should.
I often don’t have things to say, as most of my time is spent on school work, at my Day Job, or writing. I’ve been meaning to upload more photos, particularly the ones I took while on vacation with my family in Canada, but sometime during the trip, my external hard drive had a minor meltdown and now is not accessible, so I’ve been postponing those photos since they’re essentially gone unless I can find a way to fix it.
But I do have at least some photos to share from tonight’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse!
I haven’t really enjoyed a lunar eclipse since perhaps the 6th grade, but tonight’s moon was a Supermoon, meaning it’s the closest to Earth in its orbit of us. Not to mention it’s also in the umbra (or shadow!) of the Earth so therefore, eclipse!
Gosh, I do love space.
But here is the best shot I got tonight, even though my camera was being a bit finicky and I’ve never shot anything at night before. Well, practice makes perfect.
My family and I took a trip recently (about a week ago, act
ually. I’m just very bad at this “blogging” business.) to Longwood Gardens. Longwood is a pretty well known botanical gardens on the East Coast, sitting pretty about thirty miles south of Philadelphia.
And let me tell y’all, it is gorgeous.
Continue reading “A Recent Trip to Longwood Gardens”
Well I guess it’s about time I actually start blogging, beyond just book reviews and the occasional writing tip. And by occasional, I do of course mean the three or four I’ve written. I’m going to attempt to blog more, but as always, it’s going to be difficult. So let’s see how it goes, huh?
Continue reading “It’s May!”
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve just bought my own domain name! I’ve dropped the “writes” and now it’s magdalynann.com! If you use the old domain address, it’ll automatically bounce you over here, so no worries on that front!
I’m so excited, it’s another step I’m taking to making a better presence as an author. Next, a new author photo, maybe a logo (with some help from JM Tuckerman) and business cards! This is so exciting!
I’ve finally cracked down and made a tumblr page for myself!
You can find it here!
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As some of you may have noticed, but this is not my usual site. So it’s time to fess up.
I’m sorry I didn’t tell you, it was just happened all of a sudden and I left in the middle of the night (read: two in the afternoon). We can still be friends, really! I just need my space.
All silliness aside, the choice to move was purely logical. I spend most of my time on WordPress, mostly working on Round Robin (which now has it’s own domain name! Look how far we’ve come!), so it only makes sense to host my own website here. Not to mention that it’ll be much easier (and cheaper) to upgrade my domain name in the future through WordPress than it would have been through Weebly.
All of my content here is still the same. If there are any issues with any site bugs or if something looks funky to you on your web browser, I’d appreciate you let me know!
Keep your eyes peeled for future content!