Archive | July 2014

Truly July

I know it’s not yet too late to say hello to July. Things have been pretty hectic lately, I’m only at home but I feel like time isn’t enough to do things I want to do. There’s so much writing to be done, so much study to do and there’s that little matter of work.

I really thank God for all the opportunities he’s given me. I don’t know where to start, but I know it’s only the beginning  of my year. And I’m going to make sure that I’m going to make most of it.

Last night, I applied and submitted my articles to WIM (When in Manila) it’s a popular websites for reviews. I know I have a long way to go, have so much things I need to learn to become a published writer. I want to find my own voice in writing, improve my writing style and widen my vocabulary. It’s not easy to do so many things at the same time, but I have a strong will to go after my dream.

I’m not just a dreamer. I’m a doer. I wake up each day knowing what I want to do in my life and I work hard to make sure that I’m getting closer. It’s not an easy journey but it sure is fun and definitely worth it

Something BIG!

It’s been such a long time since my last post. I’ve been busy with writing, posting in some blogs I joined and doing exchange language.

I gotta say that my day is never boring. There are even times when I would only stop writing at 4am, sleep and write the moment I wake up again.

And this morning, I decided to start working on the lay out of my first ever book and I want to publish it this year. That’s right! I got over the shyness to show off my work and I have now the guts to even self-published my poems and give it to friends and family and hopefully sell a few of them.

Of course, I’m not expecting to profit on my first book. Besides, just seeing them in the hands of my love ones is more than enough. I can’t wait to collaborate with some people and I know this would be a great adventure! I’m really excited and full of butterflies.

I just can’t believe that I’m really doing something I’ve been dreaming to do a long time ago. It took me 10 years to have the courage to do it and I don’t even need somebody to push me to do it. I’m writing short stories, had written many poems and earning from writing in some websites and now I’m even thinking to publish this year. I’m overwhelmed, if this is a dream, please don’t wake me up.

Of course, there’s work to do first before I celebrate. I need to make sure that I comply to the law about writing and copyrighted works. I’m going to talk  to some of my friends to collaborate with me and I have a few people in mind.

So, I guess I would be writing all for the rest of the year and of course, I’m still learning mandarin and I do want to be fluent at it, but this time… I’m in no hurry. There is no more reason for me to do so.

All is well. It’s better to lose love than not to have loved at all.

xxx Yangmei