NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

There had been high hopes to keep you updated through November on my writing for NaNoWriMo. But, as you can see or shall I say read. That did not happen. Between life, reading, keeping up with shows, podcasts or whatever. The blog got put on the back burner. Any free time I had was writing.

I bet it’s killing you to know if I did it. Well I did it. I wrote 50,000 words! How much of it makes sense? I have no clue. Part of me wants to read it and edit. The other half, not so much. After some thought, I decided to wait a few months and go from there.

There are definitely some scenes I want to add to it. I skipped a lot. I might have 20,000 more words I could add. Of course, that could change in few months. We shall see.

Writing a lot this month took care of some stress that I had. I was able to escape reality. This is definitely a story I want to come back to. That’s a first for me. I have abandoned so many NaNoWriMo novels. The first one I wrote years ago? I couldn’t even tell you where the flash drive is.

When I go back to my haunted house story. It might change from YA to new adult. I really wanted it to be young adult, but it didn’t work out that way. I guess I’ll have to try again or try it another time with another story as young adult. I love YA, so I really hope one day I can write one.  Plus, with all the ones I’ve read. You would think it come to me.

This month and months ahead, I’m hoping I can stay motivated as if there is no tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday today. May you be spooked, thrilled, and so on. I tried to think of a fun post for today, but I couldn’t think of anything. That was a tough decision. There are so many ways to do that. I could do a book review. Talk about my all-time favorite Halloween post. However, I have so many!

Here is a treat for you. Please enjoy this clip from one of my all time favorite movies I enjoyed watching as a kid around Halloween. Yes, it’s corny. But, you know what? I don’t think I could ever stop loving it. Hello, it has Tim Curry in it. If you would like to see the movie, it’s called The Worst Witch. In my defense. I was a child of the eighties.

It’s Coming….NaNoWriMo!!

IMG_6154For most of October, I was on edge.  Torn on what I would dare write this November. Nothing was coming to me. Do I dare write romance? Maybe fantasy? I was about to go nuts. After some time, I decided on young adult.

This would be my first young adult. Never have tried it. I love young adult books, but never even thought for a second on writing one. Why? That, I’m not sure.

It will take place somewhere haunted with a witch growing up. That’s all I can tell you for now. The story is of course still in the works. I do have the plot and at least the three main characters. I’m sure as the story goes, the plot will change. Characters, of course, will be added or removed.

I still have two days to decide if I even want to do chapter outlines. Those outlines always change, but I like knowing the direction I’m going in.

No clue on the title, but hey I came up with the character names and have a basic idea what they look like. So that’s definitely a plus.

Hopefully, I’ll have an update on day one. We shall see. I feel confident right now, but that could easily change two days from now.

I do have a goal to at least stay up until 12:30 am on November 1st. Fingers crossed!

OwlCrate ~ August 2017

Last one for the night, I swear. This month’s theme was Something Wicked This Way Comes. Love the box. I mean who wouldn’t want Edgar Allan Poe socks? Plus, a new copy of Sleepy Hollow.

I’m not sure on this book. Normally, I’ll know the book they put in there. But, this one. I never heard of. I’m pretty sure I haven’t even seen it on any blogs, YouTube videos, etc. Unless, I wasn’t paying attention. That does happen from time to time. Either way, looking forward to reading the book.

I did get excited when I saw the Dark Arts Coffee. Too bad it’s decaf. Oh, who I’m kidding. You’ll know I’ll still try it out.

Yes, there is a pen in the box this month. It’s a fountain pen. Love those! Also, as someone who loves to write. A pen is perfect.

 

Barnes and Noble Haul – Weekend Haul

I have a lot of hauls it seems. Be prepared. I have another one coming after this. Plus, two more subscription boxes should be coming this week.

Yes, I’m still in a Star Wars mood. What can I say? Be prepared for many more Star Wars magazines to show up. Although, I get Star Wars Insider all the time. I am a few magazines behind…sssshhhh..

Sorry. The Doctor Who bookmarks are blurry. No matter what I did, my camera didn’t want to focus on them. Did have to throw some

Did have to throw some Tolkin in there. The magazine looked very interesting.

There were so many books that I wanted, but I guess I’ll just have to add them to my TBR until I can get them. I should though work on the many books, and I mean many books on my TBR list first.

Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka

Star Wars FAQ by Mark Clark

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

 

Library Haul ~ 8/19/17

I might have gone a little crazy today. I’ve been a fan of the Star Wars movies for years and I mean years. But, I feel like I haven’t been a true fan lately because I have so many books to catch up on. So anything Star Wars I can get my hands on? I’m all for it. Even the junior books. Hey, I managed to get one of them done already.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get Logan. I’ve been up in the air about that. Not sure why. I didn’t have interest in it when it was in the theaters. After some deep thought and my arm starting to hurt from the books. I decided to go for it.

Before I Fall, I also thought about. I usually read the book first before I see the movie. So depending on my schedule. I might try to read it this week. Or, I’ll just have to watch the movie first.

Star Wars Galactic Maps by LucasFilm

The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig/Luke Rosss

Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide by Adam Bray

Rebel in the Ranks by Jason Fry

The Rebellion Begins by Michael Kogge

Edge of the Galaxy by Jason Fry

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Soul of the World by David Mealing

Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

The Jane Austen’s Writers Group by Rebecca Smith

Yu-Gi-Oh! by Shin Yoshida

Logan

Before I Fall

Uppercase Unboxing ~ August 2017

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A cute little bracelet.  I might have already worn it.                                                                                                                                                                 IMG_5181

Is it bad that I get excited for things like post its?

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Bookmarks! Never can have too many bookmarks.

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The book. Haven’t heard too much about this one. Looking forward to it.

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A description of what was in the box.

 

Looking forward to reading the book. Sorry the picture on the bracelet wasn’t the best. Took a few shots just to get that one.  Too much of a glare. I like the bookmarks even though I’ve never read The Golden Compass. That series is on my list of many books to read.