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Back & Here To Stay

This was originally posted on November 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM on blogger.

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I, Lily, hereby solemnly swear, by the old gods and the new, to update this blog on a weekly schedule.  I realize that it may be hard, initially, for you all to take seriously my words (just look at my track record).  But I intend to prove, with actions, that I mean what I type.

I am attempting to get my …  life (yes, that’s the word I was originally going to write: life) together.  I have writing contests to enter, a novel to work on, and a vlog and blog to update regularly.

This is going to be hard, but I’m attempting to make a schedule for myself as this semester has been far more…  intense than the previous two.  I’ve had to read, literally, hundreds of pages every week.

My poor time management skills have been put to the test these past months, and have proven to be just as bad, if not worse than I thought they were.

I’ve also decided that I will not only be sharing my blind experiences, but all things about my life.  And since blindness happens to be integral to my life, well, it should all go hand-in-hand.

Before I end this post, I would like to thank everyone whose returned to my blog.  When last I updated in May, I had a little over 900 page views.  And as of today, I have 1211.

You guys are freaking awesome.😃

Addendum (May 30, 2017):

I really have to stop making these grandiose posts and just write.

One Year/Be Aware

This was originally posted on January 24, 2016 at 12:07 AM on Blogger.

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First, I’m excited to say that today (actually, yesterday… sigh, wasn’t able to upload this before midnight) makes one year since I wrote and uploaded my first post. I only have 18 (up to this point) and plan to remedy that this year.

I also wanted to make all of my pageviewers aware that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. :

And I wanted to share some facts (it’s my eye condition)

–these facts were taken directly from glaucoma.org (linked above), and the American Glaucoma Society just condensed)

–These facts are in no particular order:

• Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness (and one of the leading causes of adult blindness)

• It’s most prevalent in Latinos and African Americans (6-8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians)

• Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. And experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it.

• In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness.

• Most people who go blind from glaucoma are blind in at least one eye at the time of original detection

• Glaucoma usually does not manifest any symptoms until extensive peripheral visual loss becomes apparent in the final stages of the disease

• Most varieties of glaucoma are chronic, virtually lifelong disorders than can

be controlled but not cured.

• The majority of glaucoma cases in North America and Europe are associated with elevation of the intraocular pressure. (basically, high eye pressure) But it’s not only high eye pressure. Some people have high eye pressure but never get glaucoma. While others have what is called low tention glaucoma (low eye pressure) or “normal pressure glaucoma”

It’s important that you maintain good eye health. I’ve always had poor vision, but it has worsened over the years. I can no longer read money or large print bottle labels because I stopped taking my drops consistently for a few years. It wasn’t a huge loss for me, but it would be for someone born with 20/20. You should be especially vigilant (see what I did there?) if glaucoma runs in your family.

Glaucoma is, after all, known, as the “sneak thief of sight”. Sight that cannot, as of current technology, be restored (as I believe it can in some other eye conditions). But, if caught in time, it can be prevented.

Share this information with friends through word of mouth, the above links, (preferably) through this post so that I can get more views, etc. Go look at these links and do some additional research, maybe even donate to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Be active in your eye health (and the rest of your body, too, I guess:)

And if you need entertainment until my next post (on Saturday) go catch up with my vlog. Starting with my friends and my little rant.

Till Next Time

I’m Back

This was originally posted on December 30, 2015 at 12:37 AM on Blogger.

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I am most probably the most dreadfully horrifyingly appalling person ever.

I know I have neglected you all for so long.  And I am–while not eternally–still quite sorry.

I am also quite excited though. I now have 429 page views. About 39 more than I had at the time of my last post. I even had 3 views yesterday.

I have a few half finished posts for you guys. I’m going to finish those and upload them ASAP.

In the meantime, you should watch ,this video it’s a vlog episode my friends and I made wherein we are…emphatically discussing some of our experiences: the way people act around us, etc.

Also, don’t feel bad, I neglected the vlog, too.

Though, in my defense, I was in my first semester. And I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel  Writing Month) which at least explains what occupied my November.

Okay, I’m going to stop wasting time apologizing and advertising my other projects, and go get those posts done.

Although, if you’re interested and have a Wattpad account, or are willing to invest in one (they’re freeeee) then you can read what I worked on during NaNo here.

Lily M

#Excited

This was originally posted on August 25, 2015 at 11:47 PM on Blogger.

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So, I haven’t written anything in at least a week. I moved into my dorm, realized that my father knows little of my disability and other things that I will cover in another post.

I just wanted to write about my excitement, I am three views away from 350 views. In the last month, my page was viewed 102 times.

I also started a companion vlog,

here’s a link to the first episode.

I didn’t want to create a new channel.

So I’ve got some… interesting covers.

Starting next week, after I’ve started school, and have a handle on my life, I’ll return to my goals.

Goals

This was originally posted on August 6, 2015 7:54 PM on Blogger.

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Warning: within the next few lines, some may consider my words sacrilegious or blasphemous. Note that it only applies to those who believe in both Jesus and the Holy Trinity.

Last weekend, I attended the 2015 Writer’ Digest Writers Conference.

There, I hoped that the Holy Ghost/Spirit of writing would take hold of me and I would be finished with my book by now and I would be blogging incessantly. How I would manage to divide my time between the two was of little consequence to me.

But I did none of that. If anything, the Spirit seems to be leaving me.

I’d even begun composing a post about this woman who told me she loved success stories. She was referring to me being in line to see an agent at the Conference’s Pitch Slam. And me having already received the business cards of each agent I spoke with.

In the Pitch Slam, you’re allotted an hour to speak with as many literary agents as you can, pitching your work to them and hoping they’re interested. And you have three minutes with each agent (though many people used up more than that.)

Why am I a success story. I have no life-threatening diseases (thank God…or whomever). I’m blind. And a writer. (A musician, too.)So what? Perspective, people. Perspective!

But even that post was left unfinished.

So I’m writing this post to cement my future goals in writing:

For this blog:

To post more consistently. (Things happen nigh every day, I just can’t write it down as soon as it happens, and by the time I get the chance to, I’m not as excited. Or I’m just feeling lazy).

So I plan on updating at least three times a week.

This will also help me to begin building that author platform agents, editors, and publishers seem so fond of

And this post makes my third for the week 😏

For my personal writing:

Every day, at least a page (500 words).

They say once you put something on the Internet, it never goes away. And while it’s used in a different context, when pertaining to this post, I’m alright with it.