Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Camp NaNoWriMo and Updates

Okay, so tomorrow is April 1, which means... CAMP NANOWRIMO!!!  It is time to dive into chaotic days of racking my brain just to put words on the page.  Am I ready for this?  Defenitely not!
I still have no idea how I am going to reach 25,000 words in 30 days, but at least I have a fresh(ish) story awaiting me. 

So what happened to Galaxy Connectors?  It is Galaxy Connectors.

As I began writing Galaxy Connectors, I didn't know a whole lot about writing.  I barely planned, which caused me to have undeveloped characters and a weak plot.  My villain didn't have a motive and the world was created while I was writing.  The list could go on and on of things I did wrong.  As the book progressed, it became harder and harder to stay interested writing and I finally became stuck.

That is when I consulted with my sister, who happens to be one of the best writers I know.  She read through what I had on my first draft (this was quite painful for me, knowing how terrible it was).

She told me that I should re-do my story.  I stripped it of almost everything, but still kept the general idea (so that I could keep the name).  After that, I went into deep planning and did lots of research.  Now, I have almost finished my planning!

...And Camp NaNo is rapidly approaching...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Book Lover's Questionnaire

I have been tagged for "The Book Lover's Questionnaire by Jessica over at Through the Realm of Dreams: throughtherealmofdreams.blogspot.com.  Thanks, Jessica... I am so excited for this post :)

First, I want to say that I have not always been a big reader, but since I have been writing... I have found some pretty awesome books :).  Now, here come the questions.

Do you have a specific place for reading?
Not particularly, but I do like a comfortable, peaceful and quiet place to read (usually with lots of pillows) *hugs pillow tightly*.  I know some people can read while a millions of distractions are going on around them, but I just cannot do it.  I have to have a relatively quiet area, so I can focus.  I just love my pillows :)

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Umm... well... I prefer a nice bookmark with a Bible verse or something, but (You knew that was coming, right?) that usually never happens.  I usually end up with a random piece of paper, though!

Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?
It really depends on the book.  If it is a boring school-book, I want to stop anywhere.  But if it is any book by Jaye L. Knight... I can't just finish the chapter, I have to finish the entire book! :)

Music or TV while reading?
Music... totally!  TV... no way!  I love listening to my writing music while I read, it often gets me in the writing mood *grins*.  TV would be way to distracting, too much noise and movement.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
Yes.  Yes.  Yes.  Nothing is like reading while sipping on a mocha or hot chocolate!  Although, if I am reading a really good book that I just can't put down, eating can be difficult because I have to turn my attention to my food.

One book at a time or several?
Okay... to be honest, I usually finish book before I have time to start another one.  So, usually I only read one "free-read" book at a time. :)

Reading at home or elsewhere?
Usually at home.  If I am not at home, it means I am spending time with family, friends, etc., so I don't really read anywhere else.  Plus, I like my bean bag chair...

Read ou loud or silently?
For free-reads, silently.  When I am reading all that confusing school stuff, I prefer to read out loud.

Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Sometimes I read ahead a couple of paragraphs if something catched my eye, but never more than one page.  I like surprises in books, not spoilers!

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
I like to keep a book as nice as possible, but I don't read with a book open 2 or 3 inches so that I don't hurt it. :)

Do you write in your books?
NO, NO, NO, NO, NEVER!!!  The only exception is highlighting or underlining in my Bible or schoolbook.

I tag:

Tessa at Christ is Write: christiswrite.blogspot.com
Abrielle at Indonesia Around Me: indonesiaaroundme.blogspot.com