I’m hoping to be back on Wordpress for good. It’s been a long few months… maybe almost a year(?) since I’ve written a post here.
I actually have stuff to write about now!
I’ve just completed my first year of grad school. I’ve started my second-ever job. I will use ‘I’ve’ more than I would like to. And I’m hoping this summer is where I turn things back around, writing-wise. Like any other disorganized writer, I’ve started multiple stories with no end in sight. *sigh*
What to expect?
This summer I only have work to worry about—no homework—so this leaves me time to finally (finally) get back to reading books of my choosing and writing my fiction (oh, how I’ve missed brainstorming stories and plot twists rather than passionless essays).
So far, I’ve only added one new story to my Wattpad profile. Some stories there could also do with an update and even a clean-up. I hope to get to that before the summer ends—that’s for certain.
I’ve also been slowly, slowly working on the sequel to The Page. I’m happy with how it’s turning out so far, but I hope it lives up to my own expectations.
I’ll be looking back at my writing and seeing what might’ve changed. Without really trying, I still am learning more and more about writing—whether it be for academic or personal purposes. I hope that whatever I share might be useful to somebody.
Life updates… sort of?
I’ll share about my job in the next post, but it’s a physically-demanding one that leaves me very exhausted by the end of the day. Once I’ve grown more used to it—as it’s been only a week—I hope to have more energy left over to get writing, reading, and blogging.
I also plan to share ways how I might incorporate my real-life experiences (however few they are) into my writing. Not necessarily biographical, but more anecdotal. As an English major, stuff like that has always fascinating when reading classics as well as modern works.
With the extra time for reading, I hope to start doing some book reviews. It’s not within my budget to keep up with the latest trending books, so instead, I’ll be reviewing gems I find at my local library.
(Warning: as I call myself a YA writer, these books will mostly be YA novels).
Reviews might spill over into films and shows as well, as this summer is full of films I’m dying to see as well as shows I’ve been meaning to catch up on. I might also review other things, but we’ll see when we get there.
I also want to start sharing my interest in Japanese animes through reviews and reflections. This might be the outlier subject in my blog, but it is a genuine interest of mine, and I’d like to help in taking down negative stereotypes non-anime fans might have about it. There are also really great stories in animes that people might be missing out on.
This will also be an opportunity to practice more research skills, as the anime industry as a whole is still a giant mystery to me, and it’s bigger than one might think.
Other than that, there’s nothing left to say, really. Not much traffic has flown my way, and I don’t really expect that to change, but that’s okay. Like I’ve said before, I hope this blog entertains somebody somewhere for some reason or other.
So, that’s it.
I pass the question onto you: How has the last year been for you? Any big changes?
Take the time to pause and reflect. I’ve done a lot of that lately, and I think it’s healthy for the mind to go back and replay the Greatest Hits.
Thank you for your time.