Tuesday Tidbits #1- A tip for blogging when your brain just won’t cooperate

Happy Tuesday to all you lovely people! As most of you probably know, I’ve been cutting back on the number of posts I write, but I wanted there to be more than just discussions and tags on my blog! So I’m introducing Tuesday Tidbits! These posts are going to be SUPER short- only about 300 words tops. They’re just little pieces of advice I think will be helpful!

Tuesday Tidbits can be about anything remotely book-related: from reading, to blogging, to writing, to just my every day, book-loving life!

My very first tidbit post deals with something most of us have dealt with. I happens to me a lot: I want to get my newest post all shiny and ready to be published, but when I sit down to actually write the thing, my brain just won’t do words! The reason can be anything; sometimes I’m tired, or I’d rather be reading, or I’m just in a mini-blogging slump.

If you’ve ever been there, you know how frustrating it can be! In my case, I sometimes have to trick my own brain into actually writing a post.

I’ll tell myself that I’m only going to start with an easy, bite-size piece. I’ll just write the introduction to the post, then I’ll go do something else if I’m still not feeling it. That way, my non-cooperative brain goes, “Yeah, I guess I can get through writing just one paragraph. No problem!” Usually, by the time the intro is done, the blogging part of my brain has finally turned on, and I can get through the rest of the post easy-peasy.

Even in the rare cases where it doesn’t work (sometimes my brain really does just need a break, and that’s okay!) and I have to leave the rest of the post for another day, at least I have an introduction, which is more than the blank page I started with when I sat down.

So if you’re ever stuck on while writing a post, try tricking your brain by committing to just a small piece, and leaving it if it’s still not working.

Thanks for reading!

What about you? Have you ever felt really stuck while writing a post? Do you have any advice for getting past that? If you’ve never felt stuck before, can you PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS?? Let me know in the comments below!



The Unique Blogger Award!

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your week!

I’m definitely having a great Monday because the incredible Kiersten @ Once Upon a  Spine (seriously, I love her blog name!) nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award! You should all check out her awesome blog!

Let’s get started!


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My 5 Most Disappointing Character Deaths

Last week, I talked about my 5 most traumatic character deaths, the ones that left me in a weeping heap of emotions that made me want to both never read a book again, but also read every single book by that author because HOW CAN PAPER AND INK MAKE ME FEEL SO MUCH?!

And while I definitely appreciate those well- written deaths, there have been some character deaths that have been… well, less than gut-wrenching. For whatever reason, whether the character or her arc weren’t developed enough, or it was just made to feel like a cheap, meaningless death, these deaths just left me wanting more (more what? More death? Better death??? What does this say about me?).

So, without further ado, here are my 5 most disappointing character deaths.

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My 5 Most Traumatic Character Deaths

If I’m being 100% honest, I love a well-written character death. If a book can make me cry, I immediately love it so much more. And I’ve read plenty of books that had me crying myself to sleep because OH MY LANTA, HOW CAN YOU PUT A CHARACTER THROUGH THAT KIND OF PAIN?!?!

And because I don’t want to be alone in my pain, I thought I’d share the 5 most painful character deaths, and remind you guys of all the pain, too! BWAHAHAHA!!

Also, it probably goes without saying, but there are probably gonna be some spoilers in this post.

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An Absence Explained… Again

Hi there, everybody! You may have noticed that I’ve been gone for a couple months (if you didn’t, that’s okay, too), and I figured I should explain myself, since that’s a pretty long time to disappear with no explanation. If you don’t want to read all the personal, mushy emotional stuff ahead, that’s fine! Just know that I’m coming back, but with plans to post a little less than usual. And if you are willing to read through all this personal, mushy emotional stuff, strap in for a bit of an emotional roller coaster!

(CW: cancer, with a smidgen of depression)

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