Fighting My Editor to Finish My Draft

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There are only four days left until the end of NANOWRIMO. The challenge is ending, and so is my motivation to completing a “really awesome story.”

My excitement and enthusiasm for this fantasy-adventure story I have been writing for NANOWRIMO is dangerously low. So low that it might break the habit I have built up of slowly writing in words to complete it.

I think my inner editor is slowly breaking free of his bonds. That, or he is yelling at me from the cell in which I have tossed him in.

Either way, it is eating at me and making me doubt myself.

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The World Owes Me Nothing

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My dreams are dead or dying,
But this I must remember,
I am here on this earth living,
And the world owes me nothing.

In light of everything going on, I have to remind myself that the world owes me nothing. I am not entitled to anything despite everything I believe I am owed due to what I have achieved or done.

Handling problems is hard, most specially when there are people around you dragging their feet. It can be very frustrating, and, frankly, there are times when I am very tempted to give up and keel over with the punches thrown at me.

We are in a financial crisis, yes, but at least my wife seems to be more aware on how to handle our finances better. She insisted on holding the traditional role of budgeting our family’s finances, and well, I hope she has learned her lesson. If you can’t learn your lessons from books and teachers, experience will teach you a harsh lesson you would have difficulty forgetting.

I became more focused on my writing. It would seem that being in a tough situation helps me being more creative. I have managed to turn writing into an outlet, and have somehow polished and honed my skills. There is still a lot of room to improve, I just have to keep moving forward.

If there is something I have learned, is that being bitter about the situation helps with absolutely nothing. I must keep looking at the bright side, and focus on getting to the next day, and the next day for now. I can only chip at the problems that lay before me one at a time. It may seem like it is a large chunk that is unbeatable… but if I take it one slice at a time, it will fall, and I shall be victorious.

I know, yet I keep forgetting, and thus, I must remind myself constantly.

I hope you are doing well, and I hope  you have a nice day. Thanks for reading.

Inktober – Throwing in the Towel (+Other Updates)

With October having just 7 days left, I guess I have to call it. I won’t be able to continue with the Inktober challenge anymore.

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Hello, I’m glad you could join me.

As I said with my title, I can no longer continue with Inktober. I am way behind in the days, and I feel that I can no longer catch up.

I have been swamped with real world obligations, and while that is not necessarily a bad thing, I would hate to make the fun of Inktober become a chore and a burden. And so, I’m calling it.

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A Hard Hindrance to Success

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My blog’s subscriber count was significantly reduced and I feel very frustrated.

It’s not like it was something I did… my wife saw my blog and the interactions I was doing as part of the work needed to grow it, and decided to purge it of female subscribers. She also went and unsubscribed me from them.

I am unsure how to handle this, and what to do, but frankly, I am feeling frustrated.

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How to Withdraw Money From Paypal Outside USA

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In my previous post, I lamented the way Paypal won’t give me my money. I did mention there that I was still waiting for the response from their customer service, and I got my reply from them today (October 17, 2019).

Their message lifted my fears, and showed me how I could possibly withdraw my money from paypal.

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WordPress Theme Building: Like Riding a Bike?

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I met up with a potential employer yesterday. It would seem I would be working on a web design for a big project. If my design is good, I will probably get the job.

The requirement is that I will have to develop a website using wordpress.org. Therefore, there are two things I need to do – make a design and create a theme using the design.

From my past experience with building a theme, I started with a skeleton theme and created the custom theme based on my design.

I haven’t done this in years, so there are at least two things I need to refresh on – php coding, and css coding.

However, most important of all, I need to create a design. I better stop procrastinating and get this working.

So far, I managed to get an offline development server running and have installed a wordpress.org site on it. I finally managed to get it running after fifteen minutes of not being able to get the server to detect where I placed the wordpress folder… Then I realized I haven’t switched on the http server…

Whoops…

No wonder nothing was running.

Then I had to connect the database. That took a bit of time, mostly because I could not find the user settings…

Anyway, I really need to get this thing done. We got deadlines.

Later.

What I Learned From Blogging

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Hello, how are you doing? Welcome back.

Today, I thought I’d talk about the things that I have learned from being a blogger.

If you’re new here, I highly suggest that you please subscribe. Why? I really don’t know, but I do get a good feeling whenever I get notifications in wordpress. 🙂

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Getting Content Ideas for Blogging

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Hello! Glad you could drop by. Today, I thought I’d touch on the subject of getting ideas for blogging content – or any other content creation that you may be in to, such as vlogs (which is practically blogging, but in video format).

Now, this is a topic best suited for new creators and bloggers. So, I humbly ask the experts who might stumble upon this blog to add anything that I missed. Let’s get started! Continue reading “Getting Content Ideas for Blogging”

Our Dog Got A Deadly Disease

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In my previous post, I mentioned that our puppy has been vomiting for a few days, so we had to took her to the vet yesterday.

“It’s positive,” the vet said while he showed us a white plastic strip with two red lines.

We found out that she caught the dreaded parvo virus –  a bug that is deadly to dogs if left untreated. Continue reading “Our Dog Got A Deadly Disease”