Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!!!

Hey guys!!! :D

I just wanted to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN to everyone!!! :D :D :D

Even though I haven't been trick-or-treating since I was in high school (but I still eat a bunch of candy anyway), Halloween is still one of my favorite (if not my FAVORITE) holiday!!!!

I hope that everyone will stay safe this Halloween, especially those who were hit by Hurricane Sandy.

That's all for today folks! Have a good evening!

X <3 O

Saturday, October 27, 2012

What's the Word? Weekend #24

Hey guys!!!

It's time for What's the Word? Weekend number twenty-four!  :)

 Let's take a look at this weekend's news:

The Bad News:
No bad news this week ... except for the fact that I have a lot of school work to do, even though I'm on break :(

The Good News:
It feels so good to finally be home! :)
While I still have school work to do, I definitely plan on editing BOB as much as possible this week. The current word count is 49,203 words (and I've edited the first two chapters thus far).

In other news:
My cold is getting better, which is good since my next Taekwondo tournament is next Sunday, November 4. My knee still is bothering me though. :/

Well, that's all for this weekend folks! Sorry it's so short, but a lot didn't happen this past week since I was studying, studying, and studying some more for midterms.
 Until next time!!! :D

X <3 O
This is my year, this is my time, this is my now.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Follow Me Friday #24

Hey everyone!!! :)

It's time for Follow Friday number twenty-four!!!

Let's take a look at this week's question:

Question: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

Answer:  Switching between POV's in some novels bothers me. Like, it's kind of hard to explain why this bothers me, because in some books I really like it ... I think it depends on the book (like, what it's about). Like sometimes, when I'm reading, I really enjoy the POV of one character, and I want to keep reading the book from their POV ... and maybe read the other character's POV afterwards as like a different book, as opposed to switching back and forth. But it really does depend on the book, what it's about, and how well it's executed. So yeah....

Also, I'm a really, REALLY big fan of dialogue, so books that have pages, and pages, and pages, and pages, (and pages) of just pure exposition start to get....not boring but, I can feel myself losing focus and dosing off. I know that sounds really horrible, and it definitely doesn't happen with all books I read with a lot of exposition (like, this makes sense in diary-formatted books, and I really like that). But there are some books where I wish I just got to the action a little sooner if that makes sense, because the narrator's point already came across pages ago. So yeah, it's not that I dislike exposition, it's just that some books could use a little more action and/or dialogue and less exposition---but that's just my personal opinion and my personal taste.

I don't know .... hopefully my answer makes sense.... :/

Well, that's all for this Friday folks!!!  
Midterms are over and it's finally FALL BREAK for me!
Until next time!!!

X <3 O