So… 👀 I finally did it 🙈 I finally was able to publish one of my short stories/novellas onto Amazon KDP.
I didn’t know I would be able to do this, but I did. And I’m grateful for those who believed that I could. 😌 You know who you all are. 💛
Please give it a try! Search for “Vita Et Morte” over at Amazon. It’s only $0.99 or free via Kindle Unlimited. 😁
I would also appreciate it if you would also leave a review over at Amazon. It would help boost my book.
Currently working on getting that paperback for this story done, too! Will update you all once I have it printed and ready for release. Thank you all!! 😘💛🤗
P.S. if you want to get a free copy in exchange for an honest review that you must post on your blog or socmed accounts, kindly comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been quite busy with a lot of things lately that I already forgot to update or at least write something here on my blog. 😅 I’m really sorry about that.
I cannot promise that I would be able to write in here frequently but I will try my best to do so. I’ve been updating my stories and other drabbles and one-shots over at Wattpad, however so you could still find me there. Still the same username: @wuthie16
Prompt me with anything and I will try to write something out of it. Be it a poem or a short, depending on your request. Teehee. 😁
I am very happy to announce though about two projects that I am currently involved in. Both have something to do with writing, of course.
First – QUILLS and BRUSHES. http://quillsbrushes.maichard.net
Quills and Brushes is a website that is a portal to everything MaiChard. MaiChard being Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards, the phenomenal loveteam as of the moment in Philippine Media.
If you would click on the link above, it will take you to a landing page to subscribe to the website since it is currently still in the works. But basically – the website is everything that a MaiChard fan will love. It will have forums where everyone could talk about different topics regarding MaiChard. It will have a section for fanfiction written by the fandom’s authors. It will also have a section for artworks, similar to deviantart, created by the ADN Fandom artists.
Right now – it is still in beta stage and so far, has been tested by a select group of people from the fandom – readers, spectators, writers and artists alike. They have already provided feedback and our team of developers are currently working on getting everything updated to make sure it will be the best experience for everyone.
Quills and Brushes is set to formally launch on July 16, 2017 – just in time for the second anniversary of the birth of the phenomenal loveteam – AlDub or Alden Richard and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza).
Second – SWEET Books. https://sweetbookswg.com
S.W.E.E.T Books is short for She Writes, Entertains and Empowers Thru Books. We are a group of six gorgeous (Yes! Claiming this! 😉) women sharing a common interest in writing and inspiring others. This is done through our writings.
As of the moment – we are currently working on our first anthology to be published. Same as Quills and Brushes – we plan on having this published in July 2017 as well.
Check out our website and see what these beautiful women have to offer in terms of what our writings and stories and poems.
So there you have it. These are the things that are keeping me occupied for the last several months hence the slowness of my updates and such over here. Hopefully though – after these are done, I would be able to concentrate more on my own stuffs. Hehehe.
Don’t forget to check out these awesome sites! 😍😘
So this morning, while the hubby and I were having coffee – I suddenly asked about empathy and if he emphatizes with people and things around him. Don’t ask where I got the idea from. I sometimes get the most weird questions in my head at inopportune times. Anyway – I digress.
He told me that while he does know what others around him may feel, he doesn’t really emphatize with them much. Doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s manhid when it comes to what others may be feeling around him, he said. Only meant that he doesn’t dwell much on them, saying he’s more sensitive with the people he loves rather than random people he crosses on the street.
If you think about it, he made a lot of sense. Because why empathize with someone you have no connection with, whatsoever?
Thing is – that isn’t the case with me. 😅
I emphatize. A LOT.
To the point that I cry for someone I don’t know – like that series I was watching where the main character got friendzoned. Or for something I don’t really understand to begin with but feel so much for, like that poet who spoke about having OCD . 🙃
I don’t know why I feel this way most of the time. There are days that I feel like being emphatic is a curse for me since I feel a lot that I sometimes forget my own feelings. I drown in someone else’s when my own needs to be addressed.
I think it’s one reason why I don’t like watching dramas or movies that will make me feel or get moved with emotions. I love action flicks, fantasy, horror and psycho thrillers – films that would make me think rather than feel.
I’ve said it before – sometimes I hate that I feel too much. 😅 And it’s not like I could turn it on and off at will. I wish I could. But I couldn’t.
Well then – there goes my ramblings for the day.
The hubby just bought me a leather bound unlined journal as a belated birthday gift. He said he knew I used to keep one before but that I wasn’t able to follow through with it once I finished my last since real life came bounding along.
When Rinnah was growing up – I still had a journal then. It was probably my 6th since I’ve been keeping journals ever since I was in grade school. I stopped when she was two or three, I think, since I wasn’t as inspired to write and like I mentioned above – real life came and sucked me in its grasp.
Carlo (le hubby) told me that he wanted me to continue on with writing and with compiling my thoughts and putting them onto paper just like how I used to. His dedication was what touched me most though, since he said that because he isn’t perfect, especially in our relationship, he wants me to chronicle our journey together – as husband and wife, as a family, as parents – through this journal so we would have something to look back onto, the good and the bad. Something that we could laugh about. Something that we could learn from. Something that would show us how we were in life from now till – well, till God knows when.
He wanted me to write out our story and make it into a book in this journal that is solely for us.
I like that. It’s funny though because I did start writing yesterday in it and I was writing about how I think I already forgot how to use my hands for writing via pen and paper. Given the onset of technology nowadays and online journals and such as well as blogs – it was such a novelty for me to be able to write using my hand again and with a pen on paper.
I think I would make it into an everyday thing. Even if I need to jot just one sentence about my thought for the day – I’ll do that. 😊
Yung bobong bobo ka sa mga nararamdaman mo matapos mabasa ang mga sinulat mo from 12 years ago. 🙃
Tipong – bakit? Ano ito? Akala ko ba ok ka na? Pero bakit may ganito kang naramdaman na bumalot bigla sa pagkatao mo matapos mong balikan ang mga bagay na akala mo ay nabaon mo na sa limot?
Parang gago lang. 🙂
This was quite a surprise for me when I woke up on the morning of the 4th of November, 2016. Aside from the overwhelming response I got from all of my readers over at Wattpad regarding a simple story that I wrote – I woke up to this wonderful news from Wattpad themselves, as well.
Translation: Many months have already passed, over 140,000 stories joined The Wattys, the largest online writing contest in the world. Your story was one of those and we are glad to tell you that your story won the 2016 Watty Award under the category: Writer’s Debut. Congratulations!
Take a few moments to do the happy dance, pat your back and tell everyone of the good news!
And yes – I did the happy dance they told me to do. 😅😅😅
I never expected to win. I never really expected for anyone to actually take the time to read my stories (given that I know that I am not one of the better writers anywhere). So when I placed that hashtag (#Wattys2016) on my story – I didn’t expect that it would get noticed. I was only thinking at the back of my head, “Well – it’s just a hashtag. Might as well put it there. Who knows? Someone might notice it.”
With that being said – I would just like to say THANK YOU! This wouldn’t be possible if not for all of you, the readers of this simple story of mine. (Check it out if you like over at Wattpad: Sa Tamang Panahon under username: wuthie16)
Aside from Richard and Nicomaine – my muses, the ones who this story is dedicated to and the ones who inspired me to pick up my dusty pen and write again – YOU, THE READERS, would be my inspiration for continuing on with this.
Despite numerous times when I wanted to quit. Despite numerous times when I didn’t have the energy to write. Despite the numerous times when I thought – this wasn’t good enough.
You all stuck with me and pretty much told me – YOU CAN DO THIS. YOU GOT THIS.
Image grabbed from: http://wattys.wattpad.com/winners/fil/
So thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Sobrang salamat po. 😘☺️💛
Malapit ng matapos ang akdang ito. Pero alam natin na ang happily ever after nina Alden Rioja at Maine Mercado ay magpapatuloy magpakailanpaman.
Salamat muli. Mahal ko kayong lahat. 💛💛💛