Just A Little Random Update ;)

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a wonderful and relaxed Sunday ❀

First, let me say that I sorry I haven’t posted anything on Thursday, I was still feeling exhausted from our trip to Jerusalem for my mom doctor appointment. Both my mom and I were feeling exhausted and as soon as we got home, I fell asleep – Immediately, hehe. My body still hurts a bit but overall I feel much better πŸ˜‰

These days, I am in a bit of a reading slump but I am slowly starting to get out of it πŸ˜€ For me, reading slumps are a great sign that I am in a very hard writing mode and that’s true… These days I edited a lot and wrote a few chapters which I am very happy with how they came out. The ending never looked so near πŸ˜‰ Omg, the biggest tip I will ever have to give is to PLAN & OUTLINE your work, makes things tons easier.

This will be my 4th and final draft before the Beta’s and the professional editor ❀

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This Tuesday, which is a day that I stay at home, I plan to do a massive writing session, so if you want to join me in some wordsprints – tweet me at @GalitGBalliΒ or DM me on twitter or IG and I would love to do some sprints with you ❀ I plan to push myself as much as I can, while trying to write 8-12K. I will be free to do some wordsprints from 11:00am (My time – Israel) until 13:00 Here’s a time converter.

Β Also… On Tuesday there’s a massive update to the game I love (Guild Wars 2) and I am so hyped for that, so on the afternoon my husband and I will be gaming to the late hours on the night, yay.

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Here’s an in-game picture I love from my IG, I love playing with this character (Syla her name) and this outfit is just amazing on herΒ πŸ˜πŸ’•

Other than that, life is okay, my husband and I are trying our best to save for a professional editor. I am so close to the finale, and if you feel like putting some tips in my tipping jar, go to visit my Patreon Page πŸ˜€

 As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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Friday Musing

Friday Musing

Hello everyone πŸ˜€

This Friday Musing will be sweet and short. I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday and that your week was easy, productive and great ❀

My week was full of doctor appointments and hospital checkups. Both my mom and I are exhausted and need our share of sleep.

My plan for this weekend is:

Read. Game. Write (or just) Sleep πŸ˜‰

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What are your plans for this weekend? Anything special planned?

Wishing you all an awesome Friday/Weekend πŸ˜€

Thank you so much for reading ❀

GalitLet’s chat on:

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Weekly Round Up

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It’s Sunday and I don’t know why (well… Maybe I do, lol) but I always feel lazy at Sundays. I had so much to do today around the house and I done nothing πŸ˜€ However, I have done a lot in my social media, and blog and have read your amazing questions over my Tumblr ↲

Having my computer working finally is beyond bliss ❀ I edited my novel today and wrote a few pages (just heaven). I even started re-reading my books for the book reviews to finish them by the end of the month. I can do so much more through the computer then my phone (Yay me).

This week here at Coffee n’ Notes was a short but sweet week πŸ˜‰ If you missed any of my posts, here is a short list of them, I hope you’ll enjoy reading them πŸ˜€

Friday Musing

Friday Musing

This weekend was good. I was at home all weekend due to a bad weather. I’ve been sleeping a lot (amazing), eating junk food, lol (not so good) and gaming with hubby (heaven) and found inspiration to revamp my blog a bit and my social medias ❀

January Update

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This January I did a little update of some of my Quarterly Goals and show how I did. Good or bad πŸ˜‰ I think I did okay-ish πŸ˜€

Wishing you all an amazing day and productive week πŸ™‚

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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Friday Musing

Friday Musing

It’s Friday you guys, Yay πŸ˜€

This week was hard but okay. I didn’t accomplish the things I wanted but I have organized tons of papers for my mom.

My biggest Musing for this week is a post I read by the lovely Karen of Confetti & Curves. Her post inspired me as many of her posts πŸ˜‰ to revamp and optimize my blog and I have been working on my photos and older blog posts.

I also updated my social media icons and links and started to think about some changes that will help my wonderful readers find things faster.

It’s a hard & long process, but worth it πŸ˜€

My computer got fixed (ish). It’s still acting up but at least now I can work with it and maybe even, game ((fingers crossed)) πŸ˜‰ I have so many things to do that got delayed by having no computer like book reviews… Here I come πŸ˜‰ And it will be so much easier working on my blog through the computer and not my phone, lol (yay).

Now that I have my computer back, my plans for the rest of the month are done, the overdue due book reviews (sorry hun for being so late) and fixed a few things around my blog πŸ˜€

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That’s my plan for the weekend πŸ˜€

What are your plans for this weekend?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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January Update

Happy Tuesday to all my fellow bloggers and readers, I hope you are having a nice day and amazing week πŸ™‚

If you remember I have done a bit over a week ago, a post about my Quarterly Goals, however, I did miss posting these Monthly Update (a lot), so I thought why not start again πŸ˜€

Btw, my computer is still not responding, freezing and acting up so much, that I can’t even write a simple blog post on it. It’s not in the budget to buy a new one right now so for now, I am mostly writing and reading your lovely posts over my tablet and phone. It’s hard but at least, I can do something.

As the new year started and the first month has ended (wow, where did January went?) I wanted to do a monthly feature of a monthly update. I used to do this last year, so if you want to walk down memory lane, then here is last year’s January Update πŸ˜€

Writing

  • Written 20 pages in my current manuscript (Not great, but okay. I will do better).

Having no computer makes writing a lot harder, but I am writing as much as I can on my tablet and phone. So far I haven’t looked at my word count and I am so happy about it πŸ™‚ It helped me focus better on my goals (who new) πŸ˜€

Editing

  • Finished revising Immortal Earth (Book 1 of The Earth Legacy Series). Finally got to those blessed words “The End” and not wanting to burn the entire manuscript, lol.
  • Edited 10 more pages of I.E. Making it a total of 45 edited pages (mostly line editing before I give it to a copy editor).

Sadly here, I don’t have much to share. Again, having no computer or printer makes things harder but, I did edit a few pages on my phone and tablet (I can’t tell you just how hard and annoying it is, lol).

I’m a bit disappointed with myself that I haven’t made more progress here, but I hope I will get used to the editing on my tablet or phone and maybe it will make the process easier (wish me luck).

Blogging

  • Monthly Blog posts: 8 (Yay me) πŸ˜€
  • Read only a few blog posts.

Here I am somewhat proud that I kept to my monthly goal of 8 posts, but I am also a bit disappointed that I’ve missed an entire week of blogging due to a hectic week.

I did manage to finish reading all the blog posts I wanted of a few bloggers these couple of days, but I still have a few more bloggers on my list to go through.

Author, Business

Here, I made a bit of a progress, lol (Yay, feeling like a grown up, lol).

  • I updated most of my Social Media covers so they will look clean & better πŸ˜‰
  • I wrote the query letter and listed out all the publishers I wanted.
  • I also registered for CreateSpace for the new WIP, that will be self-published and started to see what I can afford to do, what not and all the how’s, lol.
  • I have a huge giveaway coming up and I already started working on it πŸ˜‰
  • I started accepting questions over on Tumblr so feel free to ask me anywhere you want, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and at Coffee n’ Notes. I got so much (mostly anonymous) questions and it’s just so fun going through them and answer, so feel free to ask me anything ❀
  • I cleaned up my Monthly Newsletter πŸ™‚ Btw if you haven’t signed up yet… What are you waiting for? lol. I also changed it a bit, as I started doing something new that you will see in the March Newsletter. That is why the January Newsletter wasn’t sent out (sorry for that). I will send out February Newsletter as planned πŸ˜‰
  • I also searched for cover artists and editors. So far I liked 3 from my list. If you know any good and not too expensive editor and cover artists feel free to let me know ❀

Reading, Books

  • I started reading again (Yay), I missed reading so much. I read much slower than before but I hope it will go faster again, soon.

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Overall I think I have done okay, but I still need to are needed. What do you think? Should I get a “well done” pat on the back? Or not πŸ˜€

How was your month? Did you accomplish a few of your goals? and what are your goals for February?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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The Instagram Tag

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Hey everyone! Happy Monday to you all ❀

I came across this tag a while back at Chanelle Hayley and even though I wasn’t tagged, I really wanted to do this tag. I love her blog and she always seem to inspire me, you got to check her blog out and say hello πŸ™‚ As most of might already know, I love and a bit addicted to Instagram, so I knew I just had to do it πŸ˜€

So let’s start…

1. What’s your Instagram name?

My Instagram name is: galitballi

2. How many people do you follow?

1093 (wow a lot… I think I need to start sorting).

3. How many followers do you have?

423

4. What are your favorite hashtags?

Omg, I have a lot πŸ™‚

#gw2 – I am very much (and over the top) addicted to gw2 (guild wars 2) πŸ˜€

#gamergirl – I love many games and I love watching others post their pictures from games.

#bbloggers – Other bloggers always inspire me so I am a huge fan of this hashtag.

#imwriting and #writerslife – As a writer and a blogger, watching posts on writing always inspire me and make me happy πŸ™‚

#criticalrole – Hubby and I, love this show called Critical Role (from Geek and Sundry) and I love watching all the fan-art and other people play d&d πŸ˜€

5. What is your favorite genre of pictures?

I don’t really have a favorite genre of pictures. I double-tap the images that I find beautiful, inspiring, motivating or just make me happy.

6. How often do you post?

Every few days. I’m not going to post a picture just for the sake of posting. I only post the things I really want to share with you. Things that inspire me or made me smile πŸ™‚

7. How often do you check Instagram?

Too much (let’s leave it at that). I’m addicted, lol. I check Instagram every hour or so and when I can’t sleep I will check it every few minutes, lol (yep).

8. What’s your favorite filter?

Lark, Amaro, Rise,Β Valencia and a few black and white ones, but I will try many filters, lol, just to see how they work.

9. iPhone only, purist or rebel?

Sorry. I have Android ❀

The Nominees:

Karen

Phoenix

Katie

Anne

Tony

Hope you enjoyed reading this little tag!

If I’ve nominated feel free to accept or not and I haven’t tagged you but you still want to give it ago, I would be very happy to see your answers πŸ™‚

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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Weekly Round Up {Coffee n’ Notes}

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Happy Sunday to you all ❀

I hope you had a lovely weekend so far and for those who celebrated Halloween, I hope the sugar rush wasn’t too bad and you are enjoying the day after πŸ˜‰

For me it was an eventful weekend: watching 4 hours of a Twitch show (from geek and Sundry) called Critical Role (hubby and I looove this show), then we gamed in the Halloween maze and entered the new maps and events. All of these mixed with tons of sleep and yummy food, made this weekend a good one ❀

Now, as the weekend ended and Nano has already started, it’s time to get back to work and write, write, write! And for those who are still enjoying their weekend, here is a little recap of this week on Coffee n’ Notes…

Blog Party

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Yesterday at Halloween, I held my first ever Blog Party or as many bloggers call it, Link Party ❀ It was such a fun way to see people’s posts and I got to follow a few new ones (Loved it). To all that been to my party, thank you so much and if you missed it, there is always next time πŸ˜‰

Friday Musing

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As always, on Fridays, I post my Friday Musing and this time I rambled on all the new and exciting things that happened to me that week. Here I rambled this time on the new expansion of the game I love the most and more.

My NaNoWriMo Prep

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I love Nano so much and each year I try to do Nano, last year I couldn’t finish it due to my mom being in the hospital a few time that November. This year I plan to win and even go higher than the normal word count of 50K. So if you just starting out with Nano or just want to try new things to prepare yourself for the amazing madness of NaNoWriMo, you can find here how I prep for this craziness of writing an entire novel in one month ❀

The Liebster Award

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I was nominated for this award a while back by the lovely Karen from Shade But No Shade blog. I had so much fun answering her questions and posting this award, thank you again, Karen ❀

That is all for this Weekly Round-Up, you guys are always seem to make me smile and I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday and a great weekend. If you are doing Nano, good luck with the writing πŸ™‚

As always… Thank you so much for reading ❀

Galit

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Friday Musing

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It’s Friday, yay and here at Coffee n’ Notes it’s time for Friday Musing πŸ™‚

This week had a weird combination of an easy and busy week, lol, a very weird combination but that’s how it felt :D. My fridge shelf, that broke over 2 months ago, is really hard to replace, lol, they keep sending the wrong part (annoying, but we keep waiting).

My mom is doing okay, but we had a few hard days, but she is getting better and stronger ❀ I saw her walk today for a few minutes and it was amazing. I could barely hold myself from crying (a proud cry and a happy cry).

Along with the busy days and excitement about my mom and the new game expansion of gw2 (Heart Of Thorns), I haven’t noticed that Nano is only 2 days away (OMG!). Life is so crazy and soon it will be even crazier, lol. I am so excited about this Nano and I do hope to win this year πŸ˜€

My major ‘Musing’ for this week, hmm… I have to say it is the near event of NaNoWriMo but also going out with my mom shopping. You see… Going shopping with my mom is very rare and to sit down with her and shop till we drop was so nice and even I didn’t realize just how much I missed it ❀

NaNoWriMo is creeping up on me fast, building both fear and excitement in me. Now, even though I had already prepared myself with an outline of my second book: New Earth in The Earth Legacy Series, new stories pop up flooding my thoughts and dreams with new stories and new characters, jumping all around me craving for their spotlight to shine through.

And… It’s Halloween! How cool is that? Here we do not celebrate Halloween, but hubby and I feel it in the game with the many costumes and amazing mini-games πŸ˜€ I will Instagram about that throughout the weekend πŸ™‚

I hope wherever you are, you are having nothing but fun and enjoy your time with your loved ones and stay tuned for tomorrow at Coffee n’ Notes πŸ˜‰

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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Happy Halloween

The Liebster Award

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Happy Tuesday to you all,

I hope you are all having a wonderful and restful day. Today was a nice day beside my eye swelling up (don’t know why), but other than that it was a nice and calm day at home while I caught up on some blog posts and house chores.

I was nominated for this award a while back by the lovely Karen from Shade But No Shade blog. Thank you so much for this amazing award Karen and I am so sorry for being so late in posting this award. If you don’t know Karen or her lovely blog, go pay her a visit and say hello πŸ™‚

RULES:

  1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  5. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.
  6. ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.
    Stay Blogging Peeps! πŸ™‚

Karen’s Questions:

What inspires you to be the best you that you can be?

Such a great question. I think for me it’s since I was a kid, if I loved something I wanted to be the best I can be. As a person, I think what inspire me to be the best I can be is the people I love. They show me who I am each day and who I want to be… For me they are very inspiring and motivating πŸ™‚

Choose one life changing moment. What would it be and why?

It’s hard to choose, but I will make this more specific to blogging. Starting Coffee n’ Notes changed my life in so many ways. I became less scared of sharing and talking to others, I enjoy the community so much and the supporting people but mostly it made me love writing even more than before.

Do you prefer paperback, hardcover, tablets, or e-readers? Tell me why! πŸ˜€

I love them all, lol πŸ˜€ Each and every one of these have their own purpose in my life. But printed books are the best I think. The smell of a new book as I flip through the pages is beyond amazing to me.

If you could go back in time, what is one moment you would tell the β€œyounger” you to avoid?

Don’t listen to the people who said I can’t do things.

What is your all time favorite song?

Breathe Me By Sia ❀ But I also love the song Who will love me now By PJ Harvey. They are so… perfect and always make me emotional πŸ˜€

You only get one meal to eat on a Friday. Would you eat healthy or go all in?

All in, lol.

Who do you look up to and how did they make an impact?

I have some authors that inspire me to work harder when I know how they worked and struggled, but lately there are a few bloggers here that make me think of my writing and blogging as I read their posts.

What has blogging done for you?

Wow! Big question πŸ˜€ Blogging changed my life so much and I have learned so much about my writing and my life. The people here are so amazing and so supportive that it helped me free the anxiety I feel each time I want to share my writing or any socializing, lol.

Do you have any favorite activities besides blogging? Please share! πŸ™‚

Writing πŸ˜€ Reading ❀ But also I love to play the guitar, sing (badly, but I still love it, lol), draw, color, and paint, game as much as I can (gw2 mostly) ❀

Describe your best childhood moment. Do you miss it?

I stared at this question for too long, lol and sadly I really can’t think of the ‘best childhood moment’ But I do miss people from my childhood.

That is all for this award, hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know me a little more πŸ™‚

Most of my fellow bloggers had already done this award, so I am not going to nominate anyone for this award, however, if you want to do this award consider yourself nominated πŸ˜€

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

GalitLet’s chat on:

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Weekly Round-Up {Coffee n’ Notes}

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This week, life seemed to be less busy and hectic which left me with more time to do things I needed to do for a while now. I was able to write some posts (yey me!) and clean the entire house (well almost… lol), but the most important thing… I was very productive (woot-woot) πŸ˜€

Today is even more special than the entire week… It’s raining ❀

Finally! It’s finally raining ❀

I am all curled up on the couch, catching up on some posts, before life will catch up and I will soon need to go back to reality πŸ˜€


I hope your Sunday is going great and if you have a few minutes to curl up on the couch like me, here’s a small round-up of this week’s posts featured on Coffee n’ Notes ❀ Enjoy πŸ˜‰

Friday Musing {GeekyΒ Version}

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This Friday I was (and still am) completely stocked about this weekend πŸ™‚ This post is a bit on the “geeky” side but still had fun to share my total excitement.

Blogger Recognition Award

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This award was so fun to do ❀ I wrote all about how and why I started blogging and even wrote some sort but sweet tips that helped me along the way πŸ˜‰

Writing Update &Β Plans

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This post is all about the big dreams and plans, lol πŸ˜‰ But I also wrote a short update about my writing so far and even a bit about the upcoming NaNoWriMo πŸ™‚

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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