Monday, May 30

The new novel's title.

2 comments's not known as "Unnamed" anymore! It's now known as "Catch Me", based off of a game I invented in the novel called--you guessed it-- "Catch Me". Due to symbolic references to the main character and other emerging themes of the book.

At least that's what I like to say when my sister asks me why I've named my wip that.

- E

Wednesday, May 25

Finals, finals, finals.

Aaaghh! So much to do!

The only down side I can think of to school coming to an end is that all the students have to take finals. (That, and maybe not seeing your friends for a whole summer or more.) I remember the nice days when finals used to be easy. Surprisingly enough, I barely studied and was still able to pass with a solid A or higher. Those were the days when I didn't put too much effort into my work and still found the classes extremely easy. Well, I'm definitely not a genius (if I were a genius, I wouldn't be complaining about the difficulty of the Algebra II finals). But honestly, I miss those days.

In the midst of spending hours and hours on studying for Algebra II and Spanish (thank God my AP test is already over), I'm going to have to find time to write. Which...probably won't happen for awhile. School for me gets out next Wednesday, and then I have another few days of doing nothing before marching band season begins. And plus, thinking of that makes me happy. Because I'm a band geek :P

I'm looking forward to next week, mainly because all of my classes next week will just be made up of random stuff. Like watching movies and singing songs. And I'm betting (hoping) we'll have food. Lots and lots of food.

So when does school get out for you guys?

- E

Sunday, May 22

Musical inspirations.

I actually have a bunch on my playlist, but I'm going to share with you awesome people a couple of them. I don't really listen to...sophisticated music like Adele or Florence and the Machine (that's what I call sophisticated music, for some reason). I'm more of the, well, alternative/punk rock/pop kind of person. So...I'm stereotypical. Hm. That's what my sister calls me anyway.

Well, moving's playlist! Or part of it anyway:

The Adventure - Angels & Airwaves

Shadows and Regrets - Yellowcard

My Immortal - Evanescence

These songs make me so happy :3

And then, I've made a playlist for my "Unnamed" novel. Already. I know, I know. I should probably be concentrating on the actual manuscript before making a playlist. Ah well.

Na Na Na - My Chemical Romance

For The First Time - The Script

Chaoz Fantasy - Paragonx9
--because my MFC loves techno

What are your musical inspirations?

- E

Friday, May 20

Divergent is pretty freakingamazing.

Not only is the cover amazing, but the blurb, which can be found HERE, is also freakingamazing. The freakingamazingness, of course, is mainly derived from the freakingamazing characters and the equally freakingamazing plot, and the freakingamazing prose and ideas blended into this freaking. amazing. novel.

Sorry for overusing that word. (Which, now that I think about it, really isn't a word at all.)

I honestly wish I owned this beautiful, beautiful piece of work. But I don't. I've only borrowed it from my library. Now I'm forcing my older sister to read it. She's currently struggling with City of Fallen Angels (Cassandra Clare), but honestly, I feel like Divergent might be better. Even better than City of Bones, which has been my favorite for a long time. So yup, Divergent is now my favorite book. (I actually want to say a classic, like To Kill a Mockingbird or something is my favorite read, but I can't. Sadly. The YA World has grabbed a tight hold on me and it isn't going to let go for awhile.)


I loved, loved LOVED Four. I mean, Tobias (I still refer to him as Four because I'm just used to reading "Four" instead of "Tobias"). Tris was a freakingamazing (<--there goes that word again :P) heroine, too, but Tobias was all the way my favorite character. The ending of Divergent was a MAJOR cliff-hanger. It was exactly like--like--well, City of Fallen Angels. But this time, the stakes are much higher, and the tension stronger. Plus the ending of City of Fallen Angels wasn't exactly that great. (Frankly, I thought COFA was kind of pointless, but I still love the overall ideas and characters of the series, so I'm still sticking with reading the rest of Cassandra Clare's books).


So people reading this blog: if you haven't read this book (which debuted as #6 on the NYT Bestseller List), you should read it. Now.

- E

Sunday, May 15

Say no to doubts!

This link says it all (:

Clicketh for a superamazing comic strip.

New novel.

I'm not usually the kind of person who works on two completely different projects at once, mainly because I absolutely suck at it. Nano would be a good example of my failure to stay organized and motivated. This time though, I won't be working on two projects at once. Not really.

It doesn't mean I'm giving up on Depravity though. I just feel like it's going really slowly, staggering along like a turtle. And the progress is just too slow, too uneventful; nothing happens anymore, and it isn't exactly because I'm procrastinating. I've lost a bunch of inspiration on urban fantasy and demon slayers, and patience on my revisions, and confidence on writing an actual series. I guess I've really just temporarily lost my taste. For me, changes of genres usually has to do with changes in life events, preferences, and what-not. And in this case, these changes have taken me to realistic fiction.

I have no idea what the novel's going to be called yet; as of now, it's title is "Unnamed". I've started outlining, which is something I didn't do (and probably should have done) for Depravity. The thing is though, writing realistic fiction for me has always been character driven, which makes outlines in my opinion more suitable and much easier to make. I'd start with characters, and I might not even need an outline for plot. The point of my realistic fiction novels is to get the complex characters from Stage 1 to Stage 2--or how many other stages it'll take until it's his or her last stage. Realistic fiction to me is fiction of growth and development. Oh, and symbolism is also key, too, in my novels.

So far, I'm still outlining my main female character, and then I'll be moving on to my MMC. This might take me several days to do, but I love planning my stories out. Just spewing out information is pretty freaking fun, and I definitely have a lot of ideas for this novel.

- E

Tuesday, May 10

Book List: What Happened to Goodbye (#2)

My Ultimate Book List is a collection of books that I really, really want to read, whether they have been released or not. Some of these books might not be on the shelves yet; some of these books might have been on the shelves for ages. It doesn't matter. I just really, really want to read them.
Because this beautiful thing:

Who is the real McLean? 

Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the guy next door, can help her find out. 

Combining Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.

is officially out TODAY.
I've pre-ordered it and I CANNOT wait until it comes. I love, love, love Sarah Dessen and I'm pretty sure her tenth book is going to be phenomenal as well. I doubt I'll be disappointed.

Official release post can be found here.

And that is all :]

- E