Writer’s Log

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing okay ❤

After lots of thinking, planning and lots of journaling, I came to the conclusion that I don’t like where my life is heading. I basically stopped creating in any form and rarely even writing. I stopped writing/editing, reading, drawing, playing music… and I focused all my energy on helping my family, my friends and basically stopped everything else. I am telling you the complete truth so you’ll know where I am coming from and understand where I want to be. And maybe even go through this journey with me.

I miss our connection and I want to bring it back so we will always have this community and the outlet to seek help and try to overcome life’s obstacles together.

So here it comes… Are you ready?

I am starting a huge series here at Coffee n’ Notes, that will focus on a few major things in my life that I want to change and the main goal is to be able to create again:

  • Create more – Writing, blogging, drawing, doodling, or anything else I want to create.
  • Meditate every day twice a day, and to slowly be able to de-stress and breathe better.
  • Consum less tv, and social media.
  • Declutter more, our home and lives. Living with less clutter and chaos has become one of my main goals this year, after writing.
  • Eat better, and taking care of my mind and body.

I’ve been sick for almost 2 months and due to this illness I became vegan again and you know what? I feel so much better. I know it’s just been two weeks but I eat better food and I feel much better than before.

I spoke to a specialist who said that due to my none stop stressful living, I get sick a lot and I can do even more harm to my body and to my mind, so I must change and that is what I working on right now.

This will be hard for me but I need this change in my life, I can’t give myself to others as much as I do, I am burning up all my energies and at the end of the day, I’m left with nothing. I need to trust this process and this journey to lead me where I need to be so that I will be able to be the better version of myself and by doing so I will be able to help my family even more.

I want to do the small things every single day that will slowly build these habits I want to build.

So… Every day from today 14.4.19 until 6.6.19 I will post about my progress and how I find my creativity again ❤

I have tons to do with my mom this month and on May but as I said before I need to find my way in all this chaos. I will try to keep it short and to the point in my next posts.

I hope this series will not be spam in your reader and if so I am sorry in advance, but this is something I have to do for myself and share with the world these moments… good and bad and how I truly going through things in my life.

I hope you don’t mind coming along with me in this weird journey but even though this will be hard for me (really hard, I can tell you now) hopefully, it will lead me to where I need to be and create the books I was meant to create

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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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 😉

These days, I am in a bit of a reading slump but I am slowly starting to get out of it 😀 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 😉 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 @GalitGBalli 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.

 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 her 😍💕

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 😀

 As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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One Lovely Blog Award

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I was nominated by the lovely Claudia from Claudia Marie 🙂 If you don’t know her or her wonderful blog, you must check it out. I love her posts both on beauty and health. There are so many inspiring posts, in a very clean and beautiful package and Claudia is an amazing blogger to follow ❤

Thank you, Claudia so much for nominating me. It truly made my day.

I will list 7 (random, weird and hopefully interesting) facts about me 😉

Let’s get started:

  1. I love writing. Just in this year and a half, I’ve written 3 full books (now the hard part is here, the editing stage). I love the writing tons more than the editing, but this as well must be done, lol.
  2. I do not like shopping for clothes – I know it may sound weird, but shopping for clothes always seem to bring anxiety and stress with it.
  3. I love the sound that my thumb does when I move it from side to side (yep.)
  4. I love inventing new languages as a hobby (My first inspiration to start playing with this was the time I’ve read LOTR for the first time).
  5. I really can’t handle the hot weather, more so since my Addison’s Disease.
  6. I love reading books so much. My E-book collection is growing way too fast, lol (over 400 books, yep) and printed books I have about 500.
  7. My love for nerdy/geeky things is growing as I get older.

I hope you liked these random and weird facts about me. Please let me know some nice/weird/interesting facts about you in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading ❤

GalitLet’s chat on:

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Quote Challenge #3

Quote Challenge

Happy Tuesday to you all, I hope you all having a great week 🙂

My week so far was okay but most importantly, I am finally feeling a lot (tons) better. I still have some sniffles, but other than that I am okay and I’m planning on staying okay (I hope, lol).

I received this wonderful challenge from Heena, so go say hello if you don’t know her or her great blog. She is an amazing blogger and writer ❤

If you’ve missed the second day or the first day of this challenge I am linking them here, so you can go and read these as well:

Quote Challenge (Day 1)

Quote Challenge (Day 2)

Rules Of This Challenge: Now… I’m just going to break the rules, lol.

  1. Post three consecutive days (I will post every other day)
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day (Maybe)

Day 3 Quote

Okay… for this last day of the quote challenge I really wanted to put a light quote with humor, so hope you like it 🙂

“The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is…42!”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

For me, this quote is not just another quote from a book/movie, it’s something that I truly believe, lol (really).

I think people are trying too hard to understand the meaning of life and how they will fit into that. I don’t see it that way. I think that 42 is just about the perfect answer as anything else. After all, if you search for too long for the meaning of life you will stop living that life.

So… Don’t wait to find the ultimate meaning of life, just live, enjoy, work hard for your dreams and learn to have fun. Take things lightly and know that life is hard but it also fun and creative 😀

That is all for today and for this challenge, hope you like it 🙂 Thank you Heena for this great challenge and you fee you want to give it ago, consider yourself nominated 😀

Feel free to share your favorite quote 😀

Thank you so much for reading ❤

GalitLet’s chat on:

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Quotes Challenge #2

Quote Challenge

I was nominated by the wonderful Heena from Heena Rathore P to do the 3 days quote challenge 🙂 Thank you so much hun for the challenge and If you don’t know who she is, finish reading this post and go over, say hello ❤

If you’ve missed the first day of this challenge I placed a comfy link to take you there 🙂

Rules Of This Challenge: Now… I’m just going to break the rules, lol.

  1. Post three consecutive days (I will post every other day)
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day (Maybe)

Day 2 Quote

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

This is an amazing quote and it took me so many years to truly understand it and accept it. Now I know that there’s only one me and there is no one in this entire world who is 1/1 just like me, some may look like me or have some opinions like me, but no one will be me.

There is only one you and that’s amazing

My nominees are:

You, you and you 😉

Thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Review: The Orb Of Wrath (The Merchant’s Destiny #1)

My first review of this year is up, yay 😀
Hope you enjoy it 🙂

The Reading Bud

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Author: Nic Weissman
Release: June 17th, 2015
Series: The Merchant’s Destiny
Genre: YA | Fantasy
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 318
Publisher: Nic Weissman
Source: Author
Buy it here: Amazon


Blurb

The Orb of Wrath combines fantasy, intrigue and adventure, while transports the reader into a world where almost nothing is what it seems. Plots, counterplots, mysteries, blossoming relationships, disappointments, betrayals, dangers and successes, are combined in this fun cocktail.
Erion is a skilled looter who runs the kingdom of Bor with his “brother” Mithir, performing dangerous commissions for wealthy clients. Mithir helps with his long trained magical abilities. One day, when they are doing one of their assignments, they encounter another group of adventurers, with whom they are forced to cooperate.
The plot runs in the World of Oris which consists of 12 kingdoms and includes elves clans, dangerous monsters, dwarf kings, rich…

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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 😀 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 😉 If you missed any of my posts, here is a short list of them, I hope you’ll enjoy reading them 😀

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 😉 I think I did okay-ish 😀

Wishing you all an amazing day and productive week 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Friday Musing

Friday Musing

It’s Friday you guys, Yay 😀

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 😉 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 😀

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)) 😉 I have so many things to do that got delayed by having no computer like book reviews… Here I come 😉 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 😀

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That’s my plan for the weekend 😀

What are your plans for this weekend?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Friday Musing

Friday Musing

Happy Friday to all my fellow bloggers and wonderful readers ❤

Hubby and I are still a bit buzzed from the Movie last night (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens) 😀 All I will say for now, for the sake of the people who yet seen it is, OMG – Go see! ❤

Finally, after so almost 10 days, I am feeling a lot better 😀 I am still hurting a bit but at least I’m done with those antibiotics (that was too much for me), so happy to be done with them. Now I can finally go back to my editing/writing and my reading.

As there are only 2 weeks till the end of 2015, I feel even more inspired to accomplish all the things I want, not just as a writer, but also as a wife and a blogger. Each year I learn something else and this year I’ve learned so much and I am sure it will keep me motivated and inspired, but that’s is another post all together 😀

Well, my plan for today is to sleep. I feel so exhausted that I can’t wait to just sleep for hours and hours 😀

Whether you are going to see Star Wars, hang out with friends and family or just stay at home with a good book or a movie, I hope you’ll have an amazing Friday ❤

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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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 🙂

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 😀

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 😀 I will Instagram about that throughout the weekend 🙂

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 😉

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Happy Halloween