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Starting My Novel Over

During November when I participated in NaNoWriMo, I felt like I was on a roll – each chapter ending on a pleasing word count. Unfortunately, this was through my last weeks of the school year, which were the most intense and stressful I’ve had yet. I worked on my novel instead of homework – major assignments and test revision which would impact my grades more than anything – and I daydreamed about my characters in class instead of taking notes.

In one of the final weeks of school, I realised there was no way I could keep going on like that, and I had to put my novel aside to knuckle down on some school work. This unfortunately sapped me of any motivation I had to do anything, let alone write another 25,000 words, so the story fell unfinished and without much work until about mid-December, when I decided to edit what I had before going ahead with the rest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Angelic, My Writing

 

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Books Read in 2013

I only read a total of 38 books last year. This number is so small, and some books I started, but didn’t quite finish, last year not appearing on the list for personal reasons.

Below, I have listed all the books I read, showing the covers of some of my favourites.

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

 

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2014: Year of Classic Literature

As I planned in an earlier post, I have decided to dedicate much of my reading in 2014 to classic novels and stories.

Recently I have bought a few novels to begin my endeavours, to add to my miserably small collection of classics.

Some classics to get the year started!

Some classics to get the year started!

I’ve already started Great Expectations, and my own expectations are high!

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

 

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Books I Should Have Read By Now

I’ve decided to share how much of a shameful human being I am, and list a few of the more popular novels that I have not yet got around to reading. “Excuses, excuses,” you probably think, and, in my defense, *insert lame reason here* (I don’t have any validations for not yet reading any of these).

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The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare

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Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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NaNoWriMo 2013

This year, for the first time, I’m participating in the National Novel Writing Month. I’ll be putting Maudlin aside for the time being (although I’ll be working on it up until November) and start writing my YA novel Angel. You can follow my progress here, and become a writing buddy if you’re participating, too!

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Posted by on October 13, 2013 in My Writing

 

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This to That

In my efforts to make my blog’s menu easier to navigate, you may notice I have changed the “Beginning to End” page title to “This to That”.

This is because I have thought of another frequent post to write, using the title structure “____ to ____”, much like “Beginning to End”.

The new post, “Page to Screen”, shall have me watching film or television adaptions of my favourite books and stories (or really any books or stories I’ve read that has a screen adaption) and comparing the adaption to the book, as all good readers do.

My first post in this series shall be appearing in two or three days, when I at last get to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. I even re-read the novel yesterday to refresh my memory of the storyline. Fingers crossed it will be more accurate than the first!

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Page to Screen

 

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Apologies and Year of Classics

As you may or may not have noticed, I blogged for two days and then stopped for a week or two. I do very much apopogise for that, as I’ve had some technical difficulties. Hopefully, I will be able to update this blog a few times a week from now on.

Besides my computer troubles, I have decided that, since I’m a bit behind on my classic literature, I am going to read as many classic novels and stories as I can get my greedy hands on. I’ll read a few this year (I’ve already borrowed Jane Eyre and The Wind in the Willows from my library) but I’ll leave majority of them for 2014, which shall be my Year of Classic Literature.

The Wind in the Willows

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Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Miscellaneous

 

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