Reading + Writing Update!

Happy Sunday writers, readers…people of the internet world! Sorry for no blog post on Friday but I am back now with another reading and writing update so I hope you enjoy 🙂

Reading has been scarce this past week because finals were absolutely brutal. Every night I was up till one or two in the morning scrambling to cram bits of (“incredibly useful”) information into my brain. The last two days I have been reading quite a bit though, still trudging through Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (and still loving it!). In the past two days I think I have read about eighty pages and plan on reading a lot more today. I am on page 222/451 and am hoping to get to at least 275 tonight! I am also listening to The One by Kiera Cass and am about an hour and thirty minutes into it. Actually, as I write this I am listening to it and since I have a lot of other mindless tasks I need to complete today, I will probably listen to another hour or two of it by the end of the day.

Writing…hmm, well I have been slowly picking away at this film article I am writing but it is still a bare bone structure. I changed the point of view and idea of it a bit, and decided to gather some more information before diving back into it but I really like working on a different project not related to fiction. I do have a confession to make though. This coming week is the last week before Camp NaNoWriMo which means a week full of prepping and scrambling to get ideas together. I will be writing down ideas for draft two of my current WIP however I never truly finished draft one…I got over 50,000 words into though but I ended up only feeling lost in it. I need to step back, figure out the direction, and also solidify plot points both big and small. I am really excited to get to work on planning my second draft, and while I feel a bit guilty about not really finishing my first draft, I know it is the best thing for my project.

Before I wrap up this update, I wanted to run something by you guys. Since I am now on summer vacation and have some extra time, I really wanted to dip my toes into the world of YouTube. In the past, I have tried to vlog and have even finished editing some videos, but for some reason I always gave up and pushed it to the side. Maybe it was because my timetable was already full, but now that I have more time to pour into it, I really want to revisit the idea. I plan on using this week as a trail run and am going to vlog me prepping for Camp NaNoWriMo so keep an eye out for it if I actually decide to post it!

That is all for this update and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts which are all linked below.

Last Blog Post: Top 5 Books to Distract You

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