Camp NaNoWriMo

Yes! I’ve joined for the first time camp nanowrimo this summer. I’m crazy for doing so now, but hey why not?

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I mean while I’m editing by day I can me writing by night? (that should be my tagline). So, heres the plan to complicate my life even further than it is. I’ll be still taking care of Destiny of the Azurine  #revisions and #edits, at night (like my awesome tagline suggests) I’ll be writing Charity of the Azurine.

Yes, this is absolutely insane! I’m totally freaking out! Not really, it’ll be fun and exciting to get this done. I won’t be able to do NaNoWriMo in November this year, but I may be able to do so November of 2017. Who knows, maybe I’ll start the third book then.

Keep Writing (I’m editing)

 

Projects before Stories

Should you call your ideas projects? stories? or books? I don’t think there’s a rule of thumb to follow after all it is your own work. I’ve been thinking about this recently. I notice I use both terms interchangeably on my blog, and I kind of confused the hell out of myself.

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I’m setting the record straight. Now, it probably differs from one writer to another author, but I like to call all my ideas projects. Only because not every idea will turn into a story. You follow my reasoning?

Alright, let me break it down. A story, as I see it, is something you’ve written with a beginning and an end. A project, as I see it, is an ongoing process in which you are currently crafting. It involves gathering research, seeking sources, and dedicating time and energy to complete. It’s not completed yet.

So, I have one story that I’ve been editing (for the past three years). And, according to the definition of a novel it’s over 100,000 words (Yes, I’m proud of it). I have two other projects in which I need to craft into a story. Makes sense? Well, it does for me. Hopefully that clears up all my other posts, and at least my own understanding.

Keep Writing (I’m editing)

 

Books Read thus Far…

I try to read on weekends and just edit during the weekdays. My favorite genre to read would be interracial romance books. I’ve just been so attracted to these lately, I can’t get enough of them. I need to have a list of interracial romance novels I’ve read.

Well, I can be pretty brutal when it comes to reviewing them. I usually give reviews on Goodreads. One book I managed to read in no time was Because You Loved Me by Lena Hart. Great fast pace book.

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I know its not interracial romances, but I have to admit, I have read Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Guilty pleasure read. I know what your thinking. I was coerced to read it by a friend. I’m not a big fan of the writing (not sure if my writing is any better), but its original. Now, everyone wants to copy because it was such a big hit. Ah, well.

I have read all of the A Song of Ice and Fire books as well. George R. R. Martin amazes me with, what is now, 2,000 or more characters. These characters are well developed even the minor ones. My least favorite would be Feast for Crows. It dragged, but the Dance of Dragons picked up immediately. I don’t have the heart to go GRRM with my characters. I love them so much! I’d cry as I write them off.

I’m really excited about this book The Legacy by Necole Ryse. It’s coming out on the 17th of June, and sounds very interesting. I saw it on blackgirlnerds.com which is a great site as well.

Keep Writing!