Part Of The Changes: Building a career

Hello, everyone and happy Saturday to you all

Recently I’ve been doing a few changes in my home, my work and here as well. This is not an easy decision for me but I want to take control over my career and push myself harder and do better with my writing. So I want to bring a better content, and due to never stopping budget issues, I’ve decided to make a Patreon Page (finally) 😀

So what is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that lets people support writers and other content creators by becoming a patron. In simple word, people who want to support give money and I write stories, posts, books, and hold wonderful giveaways. I will share inside scoops from my WIP and other projects that will not show anywhere else 😉

And for those special patrons, I will even have 1 on 1 talk (wow). This makes me both scared to death and excited at the same time, lol, omg. But it’s time to push myself harder even with my anxiety about being out there more and communicated more with other humans, lol.

What will my patrons get?

By becoming my patron people will gain an exclusive excess to amazing rewards both weekly and monthly ❤ Go look around and see what key would you wish to find 🙂

Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon Page, whether you become a patron or not, your support means the world to me.

So what do you say?

Want to take a ride on a magical unicorn? Visit the gorgeous hidden library? Find the mysterious keys and get some exclusive rewards?

So Join now and become part of my community, become part of my writing journey and together we will write amazing books ❤

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See you there.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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The Handwriting Challenge

Thank you to Elize over at Elize E. Rawls for nominating me for the Handwriting Challenge, sorry it took me so long to do it. Elize E. Rawls is a wonderful writer and such a great bloggers, go visit her, and say hello. I am sure it will make her happy 🙂

In this blog hop, participants write down the answers to a series of questions on paper, then take a photo of the paper and share it on their blog post for everyone to see what their handwriting looks like!

Here are the questions I answered:

  1. Write your name
  2. Write your blog’s name
  3. Write your favorite word and its definition
  4. Write something nice
  5. Write the name of your favorite song right now
  6. What are you writing with?
  7. Write a fun fact about yourself
  8. Write/draw your favorite emoticon
  9. Write a silly message
  10. Write who you’re tagging

And here are my answers:

The Handwriting Challenge, Coffee n' Notes

My nominees for this challenge are:

Heena

Kate M. Colby

Kate

Raven Oak

Millie

Chanelle

Rachel

Lucy

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and YOU, if you’re interested in this tag! Just link back to this post so I can all see your answers and your lovely handwriting! Even if you are tagged, there are no obligations to do this, just if you feel like it (for fun) 😀 Thank you again Elize for this tag, I really enjoyed doing it (sorry for my bad handwriting everyone).

P.S. It seems that as I took the picture, it cut out a few letters and a name, sorry.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Random Ramblings (wow it’s been a while)

Hello, everyone and happy Thursday to you all ❤ For me it means that weekend has almost arrived, lol. How was your week so far? Mine was busy and tomorrow is going to be very busy with writing, cooking, and lot of gaming 😀

It’s been awhile since I blogged… Really blogged, put down thoughts and share them with you all and I don’t include the book reviews or guest post I’ve done. I missed you all so much and I really wanted to update you on a few things that are going on in my life, both personal and work-related.

Things are somewhat calmer these days, though we have a few doctors appointments and check-ups to do in the upcoming months. My mom is feeling a bit better, but she is still very tired. I know that soon she will find her balance and start to feel tons better, maybe as winter will come (hopefully).

My husband started school (jumping up and down, lol, yay), wish him tons of luck everybody ❤ I am so proud of him for going to school again after so many years, I love his ambition to work harder for a better life for our family.

While my husband will be at school, he will also take our car 3 times a week… So, I will have more time to write and edit and finally finish some of our home projects, as I will stay at home those days (unless I will have an emergency, which I hope I will never have).

I have a few things I want to finish so I thought I would do a brainstorming and share these with you.

I have changed my newsletter from quarterly to bi-monthly so I will send to everyone that signed up to my newsletter every two months (for now).

I also have a few home projects to finish. Now that I will have a bit more time on my hands (hopefully), I will have more time to work on my house projects and finally finish some of them.

I started (finally) taking a few small steps into the writing career. But I hope to put this on the top of my daily list so that I can push my goals a bit forward. I really want to finish editing my projects. So I have still tons to do, hehe 🙂

One of my goals is to get back into blogging, but for now, I will only blog once a week (for now). I miss you all and I miss our talks in the comment section and most of all I just miss blogging and sharing with you, my days and my thoughts.

After I’m finished with my last review, I plan to take a break from doing book-reviews for a few months (maybe until the start of the new year). It’s not because I do not enjoy the books I’m reading or reviewing them but I really need to focus on my own writing and editing. Now that my mom is feeling a bit better (knocking on wood three times, lol), I know it’s the right time to focus harder on my writing and finish a few projects I started and start run with them.

Well, that is all from now. It’s so nice to share with you what is going on and just some random thought I’m thinking out 😀 Feel free to share your own upcoming projects and goals you want to finish (maybe this will the wish you put out there and start working on it) 😉

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Review: The Shackled Scribes by Lars Teeney

Author: Lars Teeney
Publisher: Xcism Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2016)
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 158 Pages

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Blurb

Futharkia is a city built upon the layout of an ancient rune shape, and a foundation of slavery. The Broxanians have been enslaved by the Olgoikhorkian Masters to exploit the Broxanian talent for rune-scribing. In exchange, the rune-scribes are compensated with the sweet, golden liquid, Ichor, that the giant worm-like Olgoikhorkians secrete from their glands. The Ichor also happens to be highly addictive and psychoactive. The system has worked for millennia.

However, the Great Fern Jungle that surrounds Futharkia is dying, being bleached white by some unseen force. Coupled with the fact that the simian-like Fern Lice have been hunted to near extinction to provide for Futharkia’s ever-increasing demand for food, Futharkia’s ecosystem is near collapse. It is amid this setting that Cyesko Limariar, an aging rune-scribe makes one last attempt at greatness to lift himself out of poverty, even if by fraudulent means.

Review

5  Stars

Lars did an excellent job writing this book. It is a wonderful fantasy world that you wish you would live there, even with all its weirdness. My main genre of reading is Fantasy so I was thrilled when Lars gave me an ebook of The Shackled Scribe.

Both the writing style and the plot itself was written with great thought, and I truly enjoyed myself every minute of reading this book. Even before you read the story you see the gorgeous cover that lures you in, the blurb is written in such an enticing way that builds up the story and sucks you inside. From the very first page, I knew I would love this book and I did.

This fantasy world takes place in a world that is powered by runes. The storyline Lars built here is amazing. It’s a Fantasy world mixed beautifully with dystopian elements in it, all together weaving a dark and weird place, that lets your mind run free with his great images. Every once in awhile, I called out loud “Wow” and “No way”, I loved it.

The characters were built so realistically and they did a great work with moving me through the pages. Lars built solid characters, even though the naming of some was a bit too hard to pronounce, but they were still fun to follow.

Cyesko is such a unique character and all he wants is to be a well known and honored rune scribe. we follow his addiction to this golden drink he received as payment for his work.

Tialina is a very gifted and strong rune scribe. Together they are stronger and they make a very powerful rune, that soon enough brings a lot of trouble with it.

I think the characters in this book are so strong and smart that they change the entire world around them. These characters really move the plot forward and make the world they live in, even more, real to the reader.

Lars did a magnificent job in weaving this world and the characters in it, to make it a very fast paced read and an addictive story, that you will never forget (trust me).

I loved the use of dystopian elements in this world, it made the story a better read and making the story flow smoother and faster. Before you know it, the story has ended. This is a fantasy with everything it, but with a dystopian twist to it. There are creatures like imps, bird-like people, worms and more. Making the adventure you take even better and more weird/exciting.

Overall, I think the story is a must to read. The ideas, the images and the creativity all make the book a perfect weird read. This is a unique fantasy world with even more unique characters and I can’t wait to see more adventures in this world. My only wish was that this book would be longer ;))

The author gave me a free ebook of his Fantasy book, for a free and honest review. If you want to give this book a read, it’s free on Amazon (right now), so hurry up and grab it while you can.

You can find the book over

Goodreads / Amazon

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Life’s Update

Hello everybody, I hope you are having a wonderful day 🙂

This month was one busy month. Yesterday I got out of the hospital after doing a small procedure and it still hurts to move, but I don’t have much time to sit back and rest, lol. I need to organize the house for the upcoming holiday or more of a celebration. On May the first, mom has her second chemo and I need to feel much better until then, so I can take her and be with her. On May the second, we are celebrating our Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) and I really want to be able to help with the cooking and organizing.

So.. Just as the month will start, life is already starting to get busy. For now… I’m mostly resting and trying hard not to move that much, so maybe that way things will heal faster, lol (maybe).

I have so many projects I want to finish and I also have so many book reviews to get to, it’s a bit hard to just sit back and rest and let the body heal, but I don’t have any choice. I am not in the mood for reading much right now, but I did get in the mail, Heena’s new book Deceived and I can’t wait to dig in and enjoy a quality reading.

As you see, not much happened this month but it was still busy and hectic for me and sadly I have no writing/editing updates to give you, maybe next month 😉 But for now, all I want it to rest and heal (as fast as I can).

Have an amazing weekend everyone

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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My 4 NaNoWriMo Tips

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has started (yay) and what made this even more special, rain has finally arrived. Rain is here

Brainstorm

Take a bit of time to just brainstorm your idea. Write how you see the story starts and how it might end. Knowing how it will end, will help you when you get a bit stuck (this mostly happen, somewhere in the middle of the month). After you have the beginning and end, throw some adventure on the hero’s way 😀 This is by far my favorite thing to do besides the writing itself of course, lol.

Silence your editor

Yes, we all know this one and it’s hard not to stop and edit that word, or that annoying scene. But don’t! Leave your wonderful editor aside and remember, now you just write, nothing more. Just write.

Write in short bursts

Most nanowrimos can tell you that writing in short burst of 15-25 minutes, can truly help you write faster and just put you the right mood for writing. There’s nothing else in the world but your writing in those 15-25 minutes. Here you can use nano words sprints on Twitter, use an app like the Pomodoro or just put a timer on. This just makes things more manageable and less overbearing.

Community

Nano is not just a sprint to the finish line, it’s also lots of fun. There is so much power in the Nano community, that I urge you to look on Their site for some buddy friends, on twitter and all the social media, you are following. I love the Nano community so much ❤

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Enjoy this time, get inspired and have fun with your writing. 

That’s all for now and I will keep writing and update throughout NaNoWriMo. I will not be doing nano every day, but I still hope to achieve the 50K goal. I did put in my planner some writing day, as I call them. So far today my word count is 3K of writing and 4 pages of edit 😀 I guess it’s ok for now, lol.

How was your first day of Nano?

As always thank you so much for reading ❤

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The Daydreamer Award

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Happy Friday everyone ❤ I hope you are all having a wonderful day and a great weekend 🙂

This week was busy and a bit hard with the hot weather. However, I had a couple of days to myself where I was able to write, edit and just rest, how wonderful 😀

Onto the award, though… I was nominated by the lovely author Kate from Kate M. Colby to do this fabulous award, so long ago (sorry for that, Kate). Thank you so much, Kate, for this unique award, I loved how different it is from other awards. If you don’t know Kate, you must go to her blog and check out her wonderful posts and her amazing book and ebooks. I assure you, you’ll love them and her ❤

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Now, onto the award  😉

Daydreams

Wow, daydreams for me are mostly about the things I need/want to do that day. How I will need to organize papers for my mom, or tidy around the house, calls I need to do, making dinner and about more chores like that, lol (not glamorous at all).

However, I also do daydream about scenes in my book and about my characters (as most authors might do, I think, lol). I play out in my head a few scenes I’m still not sure about or want to tweak a bit and Imagine my characters’ daily life before my story began and see how they lived and what their dreams were.

Night Dreams

My night dreams are mostly about three things and they are one of my biggest inspiration:

My family, friends, and people around me, I dream about helping them and trying to make things easy on them. Let’s say my friend has a problem and we talk about it, I may dream of some new path she can go that might help her with her problem and so on. I have these dreams about myself as well when I have a problem and I’m trying to find a way how to fix it in my dreams, lol. I call these dreams work dreams (don’t know why).

At night I also dream about ideas and new worlds. My dream-journals are filled with new characters and royal families for many fantasy worlds, having many issues that must be resolved, lol. I even wrote two novels from that dream journal. I call these dreams writer’s dreams, as I think most writers tend to do that  😀

Goal Dreams

I mostly dream about being a published author  ❤ I want to be published traditionally and independently.

Why both? Well, I want to experience them both  😀

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Well, that is all for this award and you got to know a little bit more about me and my dreams ❤ Hope you enjoyed reading as much as I loved doing this award. I will not nominate anyone, but if anyone would like to take on the award and share their dreams, please do  🙂 And Kate, thank you so much for this award  🙂

What are your daydreams and night dreams? Don’t be shy and share in comments, I would love to read all about them 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading  ❤

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Get To Know Me

Tag, Coffee n' Notes

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday to you all ❤

I was nominated by the wonderful Karen from Confetti and Curves to do this cute tag. Thank you so much for the nomination hun, it was so fun to do this tag and answering all these questions 😀

Btw, I took the picture from Karen’s Post (hope it’s okay hun) 😉

So let’s start…

What is your middle name?

Gisela

What was your favorite subject at school?

Math, Physics, and English. Can’t choose between these three, lol.

What is your favorite drink?

Coffee and Diet Coca-Cola But I developed an allergy reaction to coffee ;( Not a good thing for a coffee addict like myself.

What is your favorite song at the moment?

Sia – Cheap Thrills

What’s your favorite food?

Pizza used to be my favorite food, but after I can’t eat Gluten, soy and milk I can’t think of something that is my favorite. Maybe meat, lol…

 What is the last thing you bought?

I bought a few washi taps :D.

Favorite book of all time?

“Of all time?” Wow, this hard. But if I have to choose one book then it’s Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen

I have other books and authors that I love so much but you asked “of all times”, lol 😀

What is your favorite color?

Purple, but in clothes I love dark colors mostly.

Do you any pets?

 I have one crazy old dog named Menta (Mint) ❤ She is old but still very hyper, lol and a bit (or a lot) crazy 😀 I have a picture of her up on my Instagram.

Favorite perfume?

I don’t use much perfume because here it’s way too hot and humid for that. But when I do I love Trésor.

Favorite holiday?

Holiday… I guess Passover, but I also love Christmas 🙂

If you meant holiday vacation, then it has to be our last year vacation, to London <3.

Are you married?

Yes, 12 years now and very happily at that too ❤

Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?

Been out of the country 5 times 🙂 But my long-distance travel was to London 😉

Do you speak any other language?

English, Hebrew, a bit of Hungarian, Understand Romanian (very well), Portuguese (a-bit), Spanish (well).

How many siblings do you have?

I have two brothers and a half-sister :).

What is your favorite shop?

Here in Israel, I love Fox ( a clothing shop) and Shabo (art store).

Favorite restaurant?

Don’t have because it’s so hard to find something to eat outside the house, but I love coffee shops.

When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday. I cried so much. It was too hot and my body started to tremble hard out of control and soon after that, I just started to cry and cry. I had to eat tons of salt and drink cold water to calm my body down.

(Addison’s disease is fun, lol)

Favorite blog?

You are all too amazing to choose from only one (sorry).

Favorite movie?

Star Wars, Ghost Busters, Monty, Pretty Woman, LOTR and more…

Favorite TV Shows?

The Big Bang Theory, Friends (still) and I really love Stranger Things :D.

PC or MAC?

PC. I never had a MAC.

What phone do you have?

Samsung s5 ❤ I love it and I use it for everything, even write.

How tall are you?

5.4” = 165 cm

Can you cook?

Yep 🙂

That is all for this tag, this was so fun, thank you Karen ❤ I am not going to nominate anyone, as I consider this as an open invention to you all 🙂 If this Tag sounds like fun to you as well, then why not give it a try 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Weekly Round Up

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Hey everyone (it’s a very late Sunday here)  😉 I hope you are all having a nice weekend ❤

I spent my Friday in the hospital with my mom, due to a huge allergy reaction she had and I only got home at 2am. I slept all through Saturday and through most of Sunday, lol.

I felt too exhausted, to do anything (I hate hospitals). Today I made some arrangements as my mom and I are going back to the hospital to do a biopsy and see why my mom’s legs are so puffy and red. Tomorrow it’s going to be a busy day as well… Yay 😉

This weekly round-up will be short, so let’s jump right into it 😀

Quarterly Goals Recap

Quarterly Goals Recap

Here, you can see how I did in my last quarter of Jan-Mar. I had over 20 goals and the goal was to achieve at least half of them. These were really busy, three months.

Quarterly Goals

Goals

See what goals I’ve set up for myself for the next quarter of Apr-Jun. This is the second time I am doing Quarterly Goals and so far I really love it. It’s really hard and overwhelming to look at all the goals and try to finish them all in one month. This way I try to stay accountable and it makes me feel less overwhelmed (win-win) 🙂

That is all for this weekly round-up, I hope it will inspire you to go and set up some goals for your projects and for the things you want to achieve.

Take it easy tomorrow (after all, it’s Monday, lol and if you are like me… I see lots of coffee in your future 😉

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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Friday Musing

Friday Musing

Hey everyone, happy Friday to you all 🙂

If you followed me over on Twitter, then you know I had a huge allergic reaction after I’ve been at my hairdresser. Apparently, there was Soy in some of the products they used on my hair and after an hour, I started to feel extremely bad.

I haven’t eaten but a salad, so hubby thought it was maybe due to the hair products. I called my hairdresser and he was so nice and so caring. He told me to wash my hair and I did… A few times, even, lol.

An hour later I started to feel tons better. I’m still not feeling 100%, but I am tons better than yesterday 😀

Other than that, my week was okay not too eventful and my only wish for this weekend is to sleep (not even, game, lol) and sleep some more.

What are your plans for this weekend? Wishing you an amazing weekend, full of rest and inspiration 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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