Hello, again

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).

Writing Things

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New story!!

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.

Reviews

With the extra time for reading, I hope to OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstart 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.

 

The Badasses of Howard’s End

I am currently reading Howard’s End by E.M. Forster for my Senior Seminar class. I was supposed to finish reading it over the weekend, but time wasn’t on my side.

The 1910 novel is one of those types that never appealed to me. I’m apt to read things published within the last five years, and it’s usually young-adult stuff. All these high-literature books fall into my lap because of school, and I usually approach them quite lazily.

I had no idea I was going to love this novel.

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A New Perspective

So, as I mentioned before, I am a member of my university’s film club. We’re a group of students with a strong interest in film. The club members are students who write, cast, direct, and produce short student films.

I initially joined because of my interest in acting. But seeing the film-making process firsthand—however small the production was—made me realize how much work went into making a film. It wasn’t neat, but it wasn’t easy either.

And, I learned how much power there is in being the director, so I want to try my hand in that.

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Talkin’ ’bout my Generation

I’m a Millennial.

It’s something that’s been weighing on my mind recently, especially as I’m nearing graduation. I should be more excited for it, but there are a number of factors that aren’t allowing me to fully enjoy completing my college experience–which wasn’t that great to begin with.

My socioeconomic status, my education, and the immediate world I live in all play a role in how I look at the end of a chapter in my life. It’s been a bit depressing, so I spent my Spring Break on the laptop so hard I developed an eye-twitching that just stopped yesterday (and it’s starting again).

I don’t want sympathy or ‘Everything will be alright’ types of comments. I’m in a bad mood and I want to stay in it until I’ve figured out for myself how to get out of it (don’t worry–I’ve done this plenty of times.)

Writing is my therapy, so let me write about how being young right now is difficult, okay?

Okay.

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Spring Break Plans

I… don’t have any.

My last quarter for this school year begins next Monday. I really want to spend this Spring Break getting as much writing done as I can as well as catch up on Netflix shows I’ve added to my list throughout the quarter.

Currently listening to “Our Own House” by Misterwives—an upbeat and energetic song I’m enjoying

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