Christmas Writing Gifts!
It’s the beginning of the new year, which means setting these goals of mine into motion. My priority this year is to follow my book release schedule and get as much writing done as possible for future releases. With that said, I got some awesomely helpful gifts for Christmas, that I thought I’d share with you!
- A USB powered mug warmer.
I think that we’ll all agree that coffee is an extremely important part of the writing process. Now my coffee will never get cold whilst I’m lost in the zone of absolute concentration. I was slightly worried about the size of it at first (of course my coffee mug isn’t of a normal size… ), but even my beast of a Game of thrones mug sits upon it. Result!
- 365 New words a year calendar!
We writers can never know enough words. With this awesome calendar, I can now add a new word into my arsenal of wordiness every day, for a whole year! So far, we have words such as; oppugn (to fight against) and sitzmark (a depression left in the snow by a skier falling backwords). Not quite sure when I’d use the latter… but it’s now there in my ever-increasing vocabulary.
- New books!
“One cannot write without reading,” or something like that. I’ve been reading The Dark Tower series recently and am thoroughly enjoying its universe that Stephen King has masterfully created. Along with the fourth instalment of this series, I also received Tigana (by Guy Gavriel Kay). Upon first inspection it looks like a read similar to that of Game of Thrones and The Witcher, but we shall see. I’ll give you my verdict in the near future.
- And last but most importantly, a voice recording pen!
If you’re a writer that is constantly busy and on the move, you’ll probably appreciate the idea of this. We find inspiration in the strangest of times, and most of the time, struggle to find the time to write down a thought process or a plotline. Now I can easily record those things that I don’t have time to write down. But not just this; I like to write aloud, to help with sentence structuring and impact. I can now record that and listen to it back to myself as many times as I need to. What we write and what we voice, isn’t always how it sounds in our minds. Hearing it back helps. Plus, I enjoy narrating my work, so hearing it is very helpful indeed. Also, it’s a pen. We all know we like pens.
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New year’s!
Let’s all smash those writing goals!
Just a small note at the end of this post. I have decided to drop Patreon as a way for my readers to support my writing. Instead of this, you can now head over to my Ko-fi page and buy me a coffee. We all know that my powers of writing ultimately come from consuming copious amounts of caffeine, so now you can help fuel my fiction and blogging!
Here’s the link to my Ko-fi page: https://ko-fi.com/lavockins.
Thank you all for reading and for supporting me in my journey.
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