New Things

New Posts

In my last post, I mentioned a new serial post that I was seriously considering starting. Well, I’m trying to make that happen.

Starting this Friday, you’re going to get scenes from a work of fiction that I literally just started working on.

Since I’m going to be posting them pretty much as I write them each week (on Fridays), there’s going to be minimal editing, so there’s a chance that the flow might be off or that I might forget Bob’s name in one scene and change it to Fred. But, really, who could possibly forget about Bob?

I would love to tell you all about the story, give you a little teaser to make you want to read it, but all I know so far is that it’s about some fairies and a young woman who didn’t know that she could talk to them or that they even existed.

I’m thinking about calling these weekly posts Story Pieces and there will, of course, be a page that helps you to keep track of them. Until I come up with proper titles, the stories will be referred to as things like “Bob’s story” or “The Fairies”. On the page, I’ll have the scenes links to each scene in the proper order. This means that, if I somehow manage to write some scenes out of order, they will be in the correct order on this page.

Pages

Speaking of pages, I very much need to edit these. Besides pages that don’t quite make sense to me anymore, there are things that need to be updated and a picture that’s no longer available and…it’s simply a work in progress.

I’ve already taken down the “What I’m Reading” page. This is because I don’t update it regularly enough. Also, I have the GoodReads¬†widget installed and I seem to update that more frequently than the page I had set up here. It isn’t a perfect list, but the fact that I can update it on my phone seems to make it more likely that I will, in fact, update it at all.

If you would like to find me on GoodReads, my name there is Seannalyn.

Widgets

Now that I think of it, the widgets need to be edited too.

There’s going to be some deleting, rewording, rearranging, and possibly the addition of new widgets if any look applicable. So, consider this a work in progress as well.

The part that talks about when IBW is updated needs to be changed after some consideration, and I failed my personal poem a day challenge. I’m not going to be able to create 300 something poems in the past three weeks or so of the year. Although, I might try to do that again in 2015, hopefully with better luck.

Site Specific

As you may remember from earlier this year, I decided to splurge and buy a bundle off of WordPress. I bought the Premium Plan.

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As you can see, this includes, among other things, a free domain name and that’s the main reason that I bought it. I’m fairly certain that I didn’t use any of the other features besides enjoying the lack of ads here. That, paired with the fact that it costs $99 every year, caused me to cancel the bundle.

When I canceled the bundle, a break down of all of these features that I had purchased, along with their individual prices appeared. I’m still trying to figure out whether or not I want to spend $30 a year for the domain name.

So, we may or may not be returning to http://www.ibreathewords.wordpress.com and you will start seeing ads on this site again starting in early January. I am sorry about the later and will get back to you about the whole reason that I went premium in the first place.

Hello There

I know I’ve been on hiatus for a while (again) and I’m sorry about that, but I think I had a good reason. On Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 pm I married the man I love.

The few short months leading up to the wedding, especially the last because I’m good at procrastinating and bad at asking for help, were packed with a flurry of plans.

Now, we have a new to-do list a mile long withe everything from getting his stuff moved to my-now-our apartment, to changing my name, to planning the honeymoon for later this year… But I’m not stressing as much as I normally would be because my mom brought it into perspective for me. My husband and I need to take it one thing at a time, one day at a time. It will get done.

Part of what helps me stress less is by spending more time writing. Partly because of this and partly because I’ve simply missed it, I’m going to try to start blogging regularly again.

But, since I’m now running two blogs, the regularity of posts is going to change.

For example, I’m going to have posts for here (I Breathe Words) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week while posting on my second blog on Tuesday and Thursday.

The afore mentioned second blog is called Food for Thought. This Tumblr blog of mine has been several different things in its lifetime and I think I finally settled on something that’ll stick. Food for Thought is a blog of reviews on a little bit of everything and anything–recipes, restaurants, products, companies, etc.

I know that I already do reviews on IBW, but these are different. Although, with the lower number of posts, I’m now contemplating having the literature type reviews I do here on Food for Thought instead….

Also because the number of posts are different, I’ll need to rethink weekly posts. Obviously I’m still working out the kinks to my new plan and I hope the end results are wonderful.

Huge Changes

Don’t panic–for once, I’m not referring to making changes to IBW. I know, another random tangent about myself, right? But, believe it or not, this does pertain to the blog.

On the 19 of this month, my boyfriend proposed to me, and I said yes! We’re both super excited as we plan our wedding, honeymoon, and future lives together. Considering the fact that we’ve set the date for late May, the ceremony plans are slightly frantic and stressful (at least on this worry wort’s part).

I wanted to make sure that I gave you all a heads up about this because it may very well mean that I won’t be blogging as faithfully as I have been this year. As you can already tell by yesterday’s lack of a weekly review.

Later today, I’m planning on writing and publishing a post with more words and depth–the review I deprived you of yesterday.