Reading + Writing Update

I was going to start this update off how I usually do, with “I didn’t get AS much reading done as I hoped, but that’s how it goes sometimes…” but then I realized I actually did get a lot of reading done. The thing is, I started 3 new books this week on top of the one I was already reading which is To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. So, while I didn’t finish a whole lot of books this week, I did read a lot of pages. This is at the fault of my English AP class because of all the required reading I have to do, but I’m not complaining because so far, I’ve been enjoying what I’ve had to read for this class.

Let’s start at the beginning though. I am still not done reading To Kill a Kingdom, but I did read another 150 pages meaning I only have around 100 pages left. Again, still really enjoying it. I also started listening to the audiobook for City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and am about halfway through it. I really enjoy revisiting this series via audiobook while riding the bus to my classes or walking around campus because I spend a lot of my time commuting. As for my English class, we started off the year with the famous Greek tragedy Oedipus the King by Sophocles, and while it was a really weird story with really weird character dynamics (if you’ve read it…you know what I’m talking about), I did actually enjoy it. I’ll go into more detail in my monthly wrap up, but I was surprised at how quick and easy of a read (took me 2 days) it was for me. Phew, okay, the last book to update on is Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, another book I am reading for English class. This is a book that follows a character who has dealt first hand with residential schools (a massive part of Canadian history). I am also really liking this book and it really touches your heart while reading it. I’m on page 110 out 221 so I have no doubt I will finish it this coming week…well, actually I HAVE to have it read for September 24 so I have no choice but to finish it this week.

Don’t worry, don’t worry. Despite all that reading, I did this week, I also did some writing. For my writing class, our first assignment is actually due tomorrow and it was a “polished prompt” assignment. The prompt was a picture and we were put to the task of writing a 250-300 word story (more like a scene, to be honest) based off of it. I wrote exactly 300 words for that story and had a lot of fun doing it. It required a lot more editing than I thought it would, mostly because I really want to do well on the first assignment despite it being a tiny, tiny fraction of my overall grade. I have also been scrambling to write my first 20 pages for this fellowship with a terrifyingly close deadline. Over this past week, I probably wrote 12 pages towards it but I need to pick up the pace. I still need time to edit it and make it (almost) perfect because I really need this. But anyway, I’m trying not to stress too much and am just enjoying the process of rewriting my WIP of 6 months.

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

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