vlog: what’s on the menu… of life

Who’s ready for fall? I know I am. I’m already “transitioning” my wardrobe away from my summer look, which means more chances to de-clutter and get rid of stuff I didn’t use. I’m going to be focusing on a “minimalism” series this month, so if you have any suggestions, do drop them in the comments. Also going to be working on my “action plan” for editing and debating whether or not to take a break to work on something new in between rounds.

Check out the video. Subscribe. Comment. And don’t miss the kitty cat action in the background.

And, in case you missed it, I just started my first bullet journal and have the month of September all laid out and ready to plan.

 

It’s going to be a busy one.

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the view from Sunday: weekend vlogging

I can has new phone? Yes, I can has!

Ok, enough of that nonsense. I have a new phone. I’m still figuring it out. But it has a camera that is finally worthwhile, so I took it for a spin 🙂 Behold! What madness.

Update re: henna… much lighter than I expected. Almost caramel. Next time, I’ll go full red.

vlog: After the Whole30 – reintroduction

Another week, another vlog 🙂 and no recording snafus! So thrilling.

I completed my Whole30 on Monday and it feels like such an accomplishment. I only broke the rules a couple of times (in a really silly, minimal way, which I explain in the video). Otherwise, I managed to stick to the rules, even when faced with cake, pasta, and other non-compliant foods. Yes, I lost 3.5 lbs, but I saw some serious changes in my body composition, especially around my belly. I’ve started my slow roll with legumes (documenting my reaction to foods as I make the introduction), and have only introduced a couple of added sugar foods (honey-roasted cashews and chocolate). I’m trying to eat these sparingly, as my goal is to keep the sugar monster at bay; however, it’s my birthday this month, so I will be eating cake.

More details in the video. I’m planning a second round in July.

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vlog: writing and small assignments… once more, with feeling

I’ve written about this before, but I think small assignments are the best way to think about your writing process. Here’s my method and how I keep myself accountable.

to the video!

Getting better at working with my camera and software, but the learning curve is steep… If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up, and leave any suggestions for future topics in the comments :).

can it be… a vlog!

Still recording with my phone, but I promise I will get a proper camera one of these days… especially as I’m really getting into this whole vlogging thing 🙂

For now, here’s a quick update on Cassiel and my obsession with getting things right the first time around… even when getting things right means turning to twitter for help.

In which I learn things from GD Cowan on Vimeo.

Adventures in editing, part 5

Another vlog! Yes, indeed!

vlog Anuna2 from Gricel on Vimeo.

It’s going, it’s going. Not much to say for now, but I’ll try to make these a bit more regular.

’til next time!

Anúna: 1st Draft

About the project

Anúna is an adult, urban fantasy novel about rival Faerie Queens, fierce warriors, magic, mayhem, and the occasional latté. It is still in the writing stage.

Adventures in editing, pt. 2

I took the challenge and recorded my first vlog! Wherein I ponder the great editing task that is Anúna, my thought talking about writing, and more! Also, a shout out to the fab writers over at TheGreatNovelingAdventure.com because they are awesome.

After several attempts, I finally settled on Vimeo for my video sharing. This is the downside of cancelling my account with my old webserver–I used to blog less, so it seemed a waste of money to spend so much on a server, and I like the social aspects of WP.com, but the video sharing part leaves much to be desired. Oh well, it’s a solution for the moment.

About the project

Anúna is an adult, urban fantasy novel about rival Faerie Queens, fierce warriors, magic, mayhem, and the occasional latté. It is still in the writing stage.

Anúna: 1st Draft – in the editing/revision stage

Currently editing and reworking the first 5 chapters.