So Camp NaNoWriMo has ended. I didn’t meet my goal, but let me tell you why I’m not devastated or disappointed in myself. If you haven’t already, read my other posts chronicling my Camp NaNoWriMo journey! Introduction|Week 1|Week 2|Week 3 Read More
So earlier today I saw a post on a blog I follow, Lost in a Story, and it was about The Book Blogger Awards, which I later found out (upon reading the post, of course) that it’s a Book Blogger Award hosted by Write Through The Night. You can click her blog name for more information, if you’re interested.
I decided that I wanted to take part in this because I want to both a) help spread the news around the book blogging community about this amazing idea and b) nominate some of my favorite bloggers for these awards! Without further ado, let’s get started! (Also, side note: if I don’t nominate you that doesn’t mean I don’t love your blog! It just means I had to narrow down my choices. I bet I’ll miss a ton of great bloggers!) Read More
Hey everyone! I’m back today with a discussion post! If you haven’t read my previous discussion post on hyped up books, you can read it here. Now, onto the discussion!
We live in a very diverse world and as book readers, we all want the worlds we read about to be somewhat similar to ours. We read to escape, but what should naturally carry over to the stories we read are different cultures, religions, and ethnicity.
But that doesn’t happen. Let me tell you why diversity is important in literature. Read More
Hey everyone! So it’s week 3 of Camp NaNoWriMo (or, well, it was) and I’d like to update y’all on my current progress! If you missed my last posts about Camp NaNoWriMo, check out my Introduction, Week 1, and Week 2 to get all caught up!
So I’m very behind on my book at the moment. My goal was to reach 10K words by today but my current word count is 8,400. I got close but I was busy over the weekend and didn’t get a chance to write anything. I hope I’ll be able to catch up this week and get to at least 20K words (my goal is 25K) before Sunday, which is when Camp NaNo ends.
Here’s a snippet from my book for y’all to read:
“A look of familiarity brightens up her eyes that were sad only moments ago. She lifts her finger in a small gesture of a wave and I follow suit.
What was she doing here? I had never seen her here before. I was about to go over to her and possibly say something, but then who I assume to be her father glances up at her.
He then follows her gaze towards me. I turn away and push into the door, only it won’t open. I struggle and try and shoulder it open multiple times before I hear the receptionist speak in an annoyed tone.
“Use the handle, Mr. Park.”
I glance down and turn a deep scarlet, putting my hand on the handle and turning. I see the girl’s amused face as the door closes behind me.”
That was from the point of view of Junseok “John” Park, my male main character. I think I’m making their relationship move too quickly but I’m kind of just writing random scenes out and I’ll have to add in some transitional dialogue or descriptions.
I didn’t outline the plot all that much which gives me the freedom to do that and it helps me write quicker and lets me worry a lot less than I usually would following an outline.
That’s all for this update. I don’t think I’ll be able to complete my goal by the end of the month, but I’ll just try and continue writing as much as I can and see what happens.
Are you participating in Camp NaNo? If so, how’s your progress going? Let me know in the comments!
Hello everybody! I hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday! Since it’s Saturday, it’s time for me to once again tackle my TBR pile! This meme, Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia from Lost in a Story (pstt… give her little blog a read), and feel free to join in if your TBR is larger than life like mine is! Read More