Reading + Writing Update!

I was debating whether to post a reading and writing update today because it was a pretty unproductive week, well reading and writing wise. I did finish reading The Elite by Kiera Cass, the second book in The Selection series, on Monday. I ended up listening to it on audiobook and flew through it since it was a lot of fun to listen to, and was also a short book. The other book I was reading at the time was Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, and I am still reading it. Honestly, I haven’t made much more progress in it but I’m hoping I will be able to get a decent chunk read tonight!

As for writing, I actually have a bit to update on. This past week I have been rewriting and editing writing pieces for my final English project, but I have also been working on an film related article. I finished the first draft of it earlier this week and have been taking my time trying to make it good. I plan on posting it on my blog sometime in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for it! Hopefully after this coming week I will be diving back into the first draft of my WIP because I am so, so close to being done. It is absolutely terrible, but I just want to finish putting the words on the page so I can go back in a few weeks and clean it up!

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Reading + Writing Update!

Happy Sunday! Here I am, back with another reading and writing update so let’s just get into this 🙂

I have been lacking motivation to do really anything lately, even reading. I did manage finish reading The Selection by Kiera Cass and am already about 100 pages into Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier. This weekend I spent a lot of time driving in the car and doing homework, so I downloaded the audiobook version of The Elite by Kiera Cass, the second book in the Selection series. I listened to a bit of The Selection audiobook back in January and really enjoyed it! The narrator was good and didn’t sound like a boring drone, so I am just blowing through The Elite audiobook. Out of the seven hours I am already four hours in, and have no doubt that I will finish it in the next day or two. It has been a while since I have listened to an audiobook, but I really would love to get back into them because they are huge timesavers! Despite flying through The Elite, I know it will take me a bit longer to get through Emerald Green because I am a) reading the physical book and b) it is pretty thick. Of course I am loving it though, and am really sad it is the last book in this amazing trilogy!

As for writing…again, not as good as I hoped but I did manage to squeeze about a thousand words in. It isn’t that I haven’t had time. I have been busy but of course there were moments I could have taken advantage to get some writing done, but my mind has been so burnt out lately I figured I shouldn’t push it. This coming week my goals will be realistic to my current schedule, so I am only hoping to get one or two thousand words down. I will be studying like crazy for my exams which are next week, but then after that hopefully I will be able to find excitement and motivation to write and all will be well in the world!

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Reading + Writing Update

Originally my plan was to start Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, the third and final book in the Precious Stones trilogy, and also Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. However, that did not happen. I didn’t pick up Emerald Green this week because I had ordered it online (for some reason I only owned the first two) and it won’t arrive until tomorrow, aka Monday. I was then going to dive into Shadow and Bone, but I realized I wasn’t much in the mood for it so I decided to pick up yes, another re-read. I ended up picking up The Selection by Kiera Cass because during these stressful last few weeks of school, I need something fun and light to distract me. I actually finished it earlier today, and I am not a hundred percent sure if I am going to read the second and third book as well, or not. I guess we will see! However, I am a hundred percent ready to read Emerald Green when it comes!

As for writing, well I had big plans this week. I was hoping to finish my first draft by the end of today, or at least get a good chunk of writing done, however neither of those things happened. Overall, I think I wrote about 2,000 words because things just got so crazy and distracting that yesterday I realized the week was already almost over, and yet I still got almost nothing done! I do plan to keep writing though and keep working towards finishing my first draft, and if that takes me deeper into June than so be it! I do also plan on writing a few short stories, one for my English class and a few others just for submitting. Lately I have been terrible at managing my time and getting stuff done, whether it is related to my passions or school. I have been wasting my time and I don’t want to do that anymore, so this week I am really going to focus on getting myself motivated and using my time wisely this coming week.

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Reading + Writing Update!

Happy Sunday! This week was more productive reading and writing wise than past weeks, thankfully, so I am excited to share what I managed to get done in today’s update and I hope you all enjoy 🙂

Slowly but surely, I have been making my way through Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi and I finally finished it yesterday! This is the fourth book in the Shatter Me series which is amazing, and this book was just as fantastic as the first three. I had high expectations going into it, since I loved all the other books, and all of those expectations were met so I definitely recommend giving it a shot! Next I will be picking up Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier because I listened to the audiobook for the first book, Ruby Red, a few months back, and never ended up continuing on with this re-read. This is one of my favourite trilogies that I have re-read and loved it millions of times. I am so excited to jump back into this world of time traveling and also visit the characters I love so much!

As for writing, I think by the end of the week I wrote about 7,000 words which is great! This is a pace I need to keep up for the rest of the month because I am trying my hardest to finish draft 1 of my current WIP by the end of May. Yes, putting time constraints on your writing isn’t the best idea, but this is something I want and know I can do. Also, I won’t have time to really write for all of June, and when I finally do have time I want to get straight into draft 2. I am still loving my story and characters, and I have so many ideas on how to make it better than I am just itching to start on the next draft.

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Reading + Writing Update

Happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day as well! I hope you all have a fantastic end to your weekend and since it is the end of the week, here is my reading and writing update.

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Restore Me is amazing. Yep, that is how I feel about it right now. Every time I pick it up to read I do not want to stop, I only want to stay in that one spot and let myself get swallowed up by Tahereh Mafi’s world that is the Shatter Me universe. Currently I am on page 200 which means I am just about halfway through. My goal is to hit 300 pages today, despite the amount of work I have to get done today, because all I want to do is read! Other than that I haven’t been reading anything else…I was reading American Panda by Gloria Chao which I did like, but not enough for me to keep going so yes, I sadly DNFed it! I do hope to pick it up in the future when I am in the mood for it, but for now my attention is on Restore Me.

I miss writing. So much. I haven’t written in several days now because of me being lazy, yes, but also because I was trying to catch up on the mounds of homework I missed during my sick phase at the beginning of May. However, my fingers are itching to continue on with my Camp NaNo project so hopefully I will be able to squeeze in an hour to focus on that today. If not that is okay because there is always tomorrow…but it would be really nice to add some more words to my story since my personal deadline is May 31 which is a lot closer than I thought!

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Reading + Writing Update!

While I usually like to start off each month being productive and getting ahead of all the things that was not the case for this month… Despite that, I still have a few things I can update you guys on so here is my reading and writing update for the week!

I have actually been pretty on top of things reading wise this week which is nice for a change. That is because I have been re reading Jenny Han’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy for the millionth time. Last Sunday I finished the second one, P.S. I Still Love You, so I have spent this week getting through the third, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, which I actually just finished today! Next I plan on diving into Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi because I have had this book since it first came out in March but just haven’t read it yet which is not acceptable. I cannot wait to jump into this book because I adored the first three in this “Shatter Me” series, and I know I will love this one too.

As for writing…well I didn’t end up continuing with my Camp NaNo project until Saturday when I finally sat down at pumped out 1116 words. To be fair, I wanted to take the first day of May off just to relax and recoup, but then I ended up getting really sick and was unable to string together a single sentence, much less a thousand words a day. So I took a few extra days off but then when I sat down to write yesterday it felt so good to be back in my story, despite the hot mess it is. However, while I was sick, I did end up editing two short stories I have been working on for a bit so at least I wasn’t entirely unproductive, right?

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Reading + Writing Update!

Sorry for the late reading and writing update, but here is what I managed to get done reading and writing wise this past week!

I managed to complete two books this week, one that I started last week but the other I started about halfway through this week. Those books are, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han! I fly through these books so I wasn’t surprised I was able to finish them so quickly, and as always, I loved the re read. I am 100% going to be moving on to the third and final book, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, because I am not sure if I have ever re read that book…maybe once. Probably once, but once is not enough! I also want to dive into Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier because I really feel like re reading some of my old favourites. There are a lot of new releases I still need to get too though *cough* *cough* Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, so we will see what I really get to!

As for writing, tomorrow is the VERY last day of Camp NaNoWriMo which is insane. This month has flown by and I am really proud of what I managed to get done. I will admit that this past week I haven’t been writing as much as I had previous weeks, but I will still finish tomorrow and reach my overall goal of 40,000 words. Anyways, here is a list of my daily word counts from that past week:

Sunday: 797

Monday: 185

Tuesday: 1097

Wednesday: 688

Thursday: 1,214

Friday: 897

Saturday: 1,022

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Reading + Writing Update!

This week was definitely a slower week, reading, writing, and really everything wise. It was a long and hard week and I can easily say I am happy it is over. However, I obviously got some reading and writing done so here is my quick update!

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Earlier this week I decided I needed a break from fantasy and was in desperate need of a fun, light hearted contemporary read. So, like always, I turned to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han! No surprise there. I am actually about 30 pages away from finishing so I might even be done by the time this goes up…if that is the case, I will probably pick up American Panda by Gloria Chao next because who actually sticks to their TBR? Not me, that’s for sure. Like I said, contemporaries just sound really appealing right now so why not?

As for writing, I am still ahead! Although, not as much. I am about a day or two ahead because I ended up taking another day off. Like I said, it was a hard week but I am hoping to get back into the swing of things this coming week. If all goes as plan, and if I manage to push through the current scene I am writing which is a) unplanned and b) difficult, I should reach my 40,000 word goal by Wednesday. But does the writing stop there? Of course not! That puts me at maybe halfway through draft one so there is still a long road ahead. Anyways, enough rambling! Here is my daily word counts from the past week:

Sunday: 1,551

Monday: 2,770

Tuesday: 1,732

Wednesday: 0

Thursday: 1,281

Friday: 0

Saturday: 2,490

Weekly Word Count: 7,642 words

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Reading + Writing Update!

Another week gone so it is time for another update! I am happy with what I managed to get done this week because recently I got obsessed with The Greatest Showman because not only is the movie beautiful, but the music…I am obsessed. If you haven’t watched it then drop everything right now and go do that, it will change your life. I wish I could write to the soundtrack but I can’t help but sing along every time it comes on thus I would never get anything done.

I finished another book! Three already this month which is a record compared to the last few months, and I think I will reward myself for jumping into another book, which is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, finally! I also plan on listening to the audiobook for Sapphire Blue by Kersin Gier, the second book in this time travelling trilogy. I really loved the audiobook for the first book, and am excited to revisit the books via audiobook. Other than that, I am hoping to finish The Girl of Fire and Thorns by the end of this coming week, because to stay on top of my reading goal I need to read three more books by the end of April. I can do that right? Even with Camp NaNoWriMo and homework and life? *nervous laughter*

As for writing, I am SUPER happy with my results. Most days I have been able to meet my goal…well actually not really but luckily the days I did pass my goal, I ended up writing 2-3000 words so I am still very ahead. Luckily I haven’t lost motivation for my WIP, but I do have a lot of ideas on what I will fix and change in the second draft because currently, I am just word vomiting whatever comes to mind onto this word doc. I also plan on writing a short story this weekend for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Writing Contest because why not? It has a maximum word count of 300 words so it shouldn’t take too much time. Here are my word counts from last Sunday to this Saturday:

Sunday: 1524 words

Monday: 946 words

Tuesday: 2797 words

Wednesday: 3112 words

Thursday: 734 words

Friday: 1062 words

Saturday: 2136 words

Total: 22,373/40,000 words

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Reading + Writing Update!

This week has been incredibly productive reading and writing wise so I am especially excited to share my progress with you all today!

It is currently April 8th and I have already finished two books already this month! For me, that is crazy because for the last month or two, two books is all I have managed to get done. It also means I am only reading one book instead of four, which is also a relief. Last night I finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and overall I enjoyed it, but I absolutely flew through those last one hundred pages because it was so good! Highly recommend. Now I will be finishing off Labyrinth Lost which I have about one hundred pages left of, and then diving head first into The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, a book that has been on my TBR since what feels like the beginning of time.

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I cannot believe the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo is done. It went by so fast and I am incredibly proud of how much I managed to get done, all on top of also writing a short story for a literary magazine. My daily word goal to achieve 40,000 words by the end of the month is 1,334 words, and the days I did write, I easily achieved that. My average was actually about 2,000 words a day which was great, because the words just kept flowing! However, I wrote absolutely nothing on Thursday and Friday because a friend from out of town came, but I managed to catch up on Saturday! I will leave my daily word counts below though just to see how well I did. Since I took two whole days off I am going to try and not do that again because catching up was a little stressful, especially this specific weekend when I have to study for a chemistry midterm and have about a billion assignments due…but it was nice to see I could actually do it.

Day 1: 2,086 words

Day 2: 2,216 words

Day 3: 1,344 words

Day 4: 2,000 words

Day 5: 0 words

Day 6: 0 words

Day 7: 2,389 words

Weekly Total: 10,035 words

That is all for my reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed! What books did you just finish? How is your Camp NaNoWriMo going? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out my last blog post and my Camp NaNoWriMo ones linked down below.

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