My Very First Blog Award!

After a day of completing my religious obligations for Good Friday, I come home to my blog and find a very delightful comment. It’s one I wasn’t really expecting this soon as a beginning blogger, but nonetheless extremely appreciated. I remember my starting week as a new blogger, searching around wordpress and seeing blogs with different awards. I always wondered what it would feel like to post one of these on my own blog. So, here it is…

It’s the Sunshine Award! 😀

The Sunshine Award!

This came from Amy of Pen Names and Other Escapes, whose blog I discovered about a week ago, more or less.

Now, onto the 3 things I must do.

1.) A HUGE THANK YOU to you, Amy for the award. It warms my heart to receive this as my very first award.

2.) 10 Things About Myself:

  1. I am a proud Filipino.
  2. I am left-handed.
  3. I love to write fiction (obviously!).
  4. I am an only child.
  5. I like to dance, but I don’t really have the guts to perform.
  6. I have one manuscript (still to be polished even more) and two WIPs.
  7. I write songs once in a while.
  8. I LOVE DOGS!!!
  9. I am a frustrated artist (drawing, sketching, etc.), but on the other hand, I now paint with words.
  10. I am a registered nurse.

3.) The 5 Blogs that make me smile:

  1. The Literary Mom
  2. Lori Lane’s Blog
  3. Need a Forward Push?
  4. Robotic Rhetoric
  5. fabis2na93

You may choose to accept this or not. I just want to let you guys know that these blogs make me smile. Please check them out!

This award has totally made my day!

May this day and everyday be full of inspiration!



I Found Something…

…to help me organize my ideas! I feel great about it. I didn’t think this would help me, but it does. A good friend helped me spruce it up a lot and it’s great.

Here it is!

This is my new way of organizing my ideas...

I’m using the sides as reminders, while the middle part is where all my ideas fly around and turn into reality. I tried it out for my new idea (I made a post about that last month) and it helped me make a timeline of events. It’s so awesome! It’s currently clean because I’m not focusing on making new ideas or plots. I’m working on my manuscript and making it better and polished.

My piece of advice?

Use something that’ll help those ideas get organized, like a cork board or a white board. It doesn’t even have to be a board. It could be a bunch of index cards or squares of paper on a table or the floor or your bed. You’ll feel a lot better when you fix everything. It helps you to see where things are going and what the big picture is like.

But, that’s all opinionated and you should do what makes you more comfortable than stressed. Enjoy writing! It’s not supposed to be a grueling task, but something you look forward to doing. Find your comfort zone and work it! 😀

Good luck fellow writers and artists! Make art! Make changes! Make the true essence of life!