Within the past few months of keeping this blog, I’ve unraveled bits and pieces about my book in progress, bit by bit. I’m primarily keeping it under wraps for the sake of protecting the content until the day comes where it’s available to everyone and anyone who’s interested in reading it. But with the fact that the month of its release is approaching fast now, I figured I should start revealing a little bit more about it. Continue reading “Special Sunday Post: Title INITIALS REVEALED!”
We escape into fiction- in the forms of books, TV shows and movies- to escape reality. We escape into fiction sometimes, for the sake of searching for something greater that may seem impossible to find otherwise in this really real world of ours. But sometimes, that’s not always necessary. Continue reading “Reality Can Be Beautiful Too!”
The time is getting closer. The not-quite-designated-yet-still-rather-solidified day is becoming of the not-so, far out horizon. But there’s still much to do. Continue reading “Countdown: T-Minus 3 Months(-ish)”
I think one experience I’ve learned from the readings and writing that I’ve done throughout the past year is that as a writer, you cannot take everything you jot down be purposefully serious. I don’t mean in the matters of tone, but in the matters of meaning. Fiction writers alone cannot be taken as the most serious of humans, especially due to the fact that already, we spend days writing about events that either may have been altered from real life scenarios, or may have never happened- or can’t happen- at all. Continue reading “The Not-So Serious of Beings”
The other day in one of the classes I’m taking this quarter for my major, my professor came in, asking how we’re doing. Being sleepy and not fully awake as we were (including me), not a lot of us answered. So then one thing led to another, and then he was then asking us if we actually wanted to be here in college. I kid you not, there was one student who actually went on to say how she’d rather be working but that the only reason why she was enrolled in college was to get a degree and therefore enhance her career opportunities once she graduates. Needless to say, my professor wasn’t too thrilled to hear this, pointing out how a degree isn’t always necessary to have a successful career. Continue reading “Living the Hill-Hopper College Life”
A year has come and gone, as quickly as it may be, and now I am less than a day away from turning 22. My time as being the societal-hyped age of 21 is to end soon.
Whenever another birthday for me comes, I always imagine it as it is whenever the Doctor regenerates in Doctor Who; a new body, a new face, new fashion sense even… it’s as if you’re a completely different person. And yet it’s never that drastic, the change in age. It’s more of a gradual process that may not even last a full 365 days. Continue reading “Last Day of 21”
Several months back while running through my Facebook feed, I recall coming across quite an interesting quote that I’ve since inked into one of my quote books. It’s a quote by psychologist Laurie Helgoe. She says: “Isn’t it refreshing to know that what comes perfectly natural for you is your greatest strength? Your power is in your nature. You may not think it’s a big deal that you can spend hours immersed in something that interests you- alone- but the extrovert next door has no idea how you do it.” Continue reading “It’s All About Strength”
There were several moments this week where I found myself wanting to escape- not literally escape (or maybe so) but to mentally escape; to relieve myself of the then present situation engrained in this hardcore reality and float off into another. That’s what college work does to you and that’s also what happens when a Haruki Murakami novel is distracting you with the unusual. Continue reading “From One Reality to Another (a.k.a. When My Mind is High on Murakami Fiction)”
Several weeks ago, I read quite an interesting young adult novel by Zoe Marriott called Shadows on the Moon. Set in a fairytale version of feudal Japan, it follows a teenage girl named Suzume who, with the power of her shadow weaving, is able to become anyone she wants. In which case, it’s all for a plot to enact revenge on her stepfather for the murders of her father and cousin.
I was up at my university campus in the early hours of this Saturday morning to take a writing skills test. It’s a requirement at my school that all students need to take and pass it (or take two heavy duty English classes) in order to graduate with our respective degrees. Continue reading “Human Lights”