Monday, October 23, 2017

Current Events of the Fall Season

So I shared a 140 character or less quote on Twitter from the dark fantasy, and it got SO MANY likes that it just makes me so happy people seem to be intrigued when I talk about it. I sadly haven't written much more in it, only a few future scenes that just wouldn't leave my mind. But. PROGRESS.

Also a little while ago I started a meet cute short story inspired by the Meet Cute anthology coming out in January. I loved writing it, and I was challenging myself to finish *something* because I never have. And I wanted it to give me the confidence to do better at finishing my WIPs. I was aiming for around 7,500-8000 words, and I got to 4.2k. I'd planned on posting it on the blog when I was done, and that was it.

BUT GUESS WHAT HAS NOW BECOME A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL AND WILL BE MY NANO PROJECT THIS YEAR? lolololol Shannon totally called it. I'll be talking more about this WIP on November 1st, but I'm just so excited to start it. I don't know what I'm doing with the 4.2k I already have yet, so I'm just starting from the beginning, when my two MCs meet again after two years. I can't wait to start actually writing it. :D

I'm actually not reading very much right now, feeling sort of meh over books. I've started and stopped so many lately. The past two weekends I've finished a few, so I think I'm slowly getting over the slump, but idk because I just am still having a hard time finishing stories. WAH. So, anyway, I hope it ends soon because I've got 2017 eARCs to catch up on! My ~currently reading~ pile:

  • The Speaker by Traci Chee: which is really good so far, and I'm very intrigued how the rest of it will go! Archer is still my love *heart eyes*
  • First and First by Santino Hassell: I just love his books so much, and I decided his Five Boroughs series will be my October one. But I'm running out of time, so I NEED to get this one finished + another.
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake: wanted to read it bc of the bisexual MC, and I'm not super into it, but it's probably gonna be a short book, so I'm sure I'll finish it soon. I hope.
  • The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli: I'm enjoying this one, but I just haven't gotten, idk, hooked enough to stick with it.
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody: the first chapter was okay? I'm not sure if this one will be for me, because I'm not a circus fan, but I'll give it a bit more to see if my opinion changes.
  • The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera: I just. I CAN'T DO BOOKS LIKE THIS RIGHT NOW. I'm already so confused after one chapter, and I'm sure it'll be worth slogging through a slow pace + world I need wrap my head around. But do I have the time to invest? NOT REALLY.
  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: I am REALLY into this, but it's on the slower side, and definitely more character-driven. So not much is actually happening, but I want to keep reading, so that's a good sign!
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: I already knew this one was a book I'd just read every once in awhile, so my not finishing it isn't a big deal. I will get it done one of these days!


I finally went back and finished season two of Outlander, so now I'm caught up and watching season three as the episodes come on! I'm so obseeeessed with this show that I also started the first book a few weeks ago and will be on-and-off reading it (since it's so effing long). I also finally watched The Bold Type, and omfg I fucking love this show so much. I'm currently writing a post about why you should be watching it too. I CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON TWO. WHEN CAN I HAVE IT.

I also found the anime, Fairytail, on Amazon so I bought the first season (and am sad it's in English, because it isn't the same as when it's in Japanese) and rewatched the episodes I'd already seen. Now I'm into new-to-me episodes, and oh how I've missed this show. The world. The magic. But especially the characters. Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, Happy, etc. They are all so well-rounded, and I LOVELOVELOVE their relationships and banter with one another. It's the best. I need more of it all the time.

So what have you guys been currently up to? Any good movies or TV shows or books I should check out? Are you a NaNoWriMo person? If so, be my buddy! skizzles22 :)

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