It’s around this time of year that retrospectives start to pop up. While I will be doing one for this past year a little later in the month, I did want to do a retrospective of a different kind starting today. Continue reading “Looking Back on A Decade of Writing (Part 1)”
Thoughts About New Adult Fiction
(I think this is definitely a first, where I purposely retract something I previously said on my blog. However, in my mind, I consider that to be quite alright and normal, for that just shows I’m growing and evolving as a person and a thinker.)
About a year ago, I made my argument regarding how reading too much young adult fiction post-adolescence can be worrisome, in response to an article author John Green had written for the Cosmopolitan. Ultimately, it led to me saying that my first novel, A Moment’s Worth, would considerably be a young adult novel despite it all, even though none of the characters are within range of being in high school, let alone the themes and subject matter as well. Not to mention that since I had said that the youngest appropriate age to read my book would be 16- an opinion I still stick by to this day- it’s since bothered me why I called my novel YA in the first place.
It’s with that that I’d like to take this time and retract that statement, which also brings me to my subject for this week’s post. While A Moment’s Worth may infuse contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction into one cohesive piece, age range-wise, I do not consider it to be a young adult novel. If anything, I would consider A Moment’s Worth to be a new adult novel. Continue reading “Thoughts About New Adult Fiction”
Thoughts About College From a Recent College Graduate
I had to make some changes to my author bio yesterday. It’s not unusual to do so from time to time for an author. Sometimes, they update their bio to include more books that they have written, to include a special award that they have won, and other such similar addition of details as well. However, in my case, it was to add something that’s normally already set in stone for college-educated authors. I had to change my status from being a “current student” in university, to a “recent graduate.” Yes, that’s right. I may have walked back in June, but as of two days ago, I have officially completed all the necessary requirements to complete my undergrad education. Continue reading “Thoughts About College From a Recent College Graduate”
Final Thoughts Before AMW Part 1 of 2: Feelings in the Brain
I always knew that I would be writing down this particular blog post the weekend before the release of my book. I just can’t believe that weekend has arrived.
I have three days left before A Moment’s Worth is released to the world. Continue reading “Final Thoughts Before AMW Part 1 of 2: Feelings in the Brain”
What I Walked For When I Walked at Graduation
My school does things a little weird. While some colleges may have graduation ceremonies twice a year, mine on the other hand is one of those where there is only one graduate ceremony and only one undergraduate ceremony. On top of that, my school is on the quarter system, so whether if you graduated in the fall or winter, the commencement ceremonies will always take place in the spring.
It’s with that in mind that I’d like to note that even though I got to walk in a cap and gown as one of about 4,000 students who walked this morning at my school, I haven’t officially graduated yet. I’m taking a five-week class during the summer and in the fall, I have my remaining classes to take as an undergrad. So the reality is, I actually will be completing my degree- and my minor- later in the year. Continue reading “What I Walked For When I Walked at Graduation”
Thoughts About Collaborations
NOTE: I may be using “collaborate” and “kollaborate” interchangeably throughout today’s post, and if you know me, you know why. 😉
I was caught in quite a fickle this week at school when the people in a group project I had to do for one of my classes decided to wait until two days before our freaking presentation to finally come together and establish a plan of sorts. Already I was telling them within the weeks we were given to work on this thing to act on the time we had, while we still could, and yet there they were; pulling off last-minute stunts, with me as the mule hauling their load. Continue reading “Thoughts About Collaborations”
Living the Hill-Hopper College Life
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”