Snazzy Snippets is any awesome bimonthly link-up for writers. It’s hosted by Emily @ Loony Literate and Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout. It’s a great opportunity to share snippets of your writing (500 words or less).
I was actually organizing all my writing projects last night (in terms of importance and what I want to get done first)…and I was feeling a teeny-tiny bit overwhelmed at the thought of writing every day. I’ve sort-of tried to do that this week but it’s harder than I expected and I feel like I’m running love on creativity (if that makes any sense..)… buuut hopefully this will inspire me to keep plowing on. By the way, all snippets have been taken from TGTBTI, a YA contemporary about suicide and friendship (I might end up changing the plot so I’m trying to stay adaptable.)
A snippet with FOOD in it
I searched long and hard…but with only five chapters finished, I don’t really have a snippet with food so I picked this scene (even though I know the focus isn’t even the icecream) However, I am working on a brand new project – one that I’m even more excited about and it is definitely going to feature food (as evidenced by the pins).
A Snippet You’re Really Proud Of
To be honest, I’m not really that proud of this scene – I’m pretty sure it needs to be edited but it’s part of the first chapter which I sort-of edited before posting online..So I figured why not! But I don’t think I’ll have any scenes that I’m proud of until I start editing this book.
The First Paragraph From A WIPI would be more nervous about sharing this..but the entire first chapter is already on wattpad and figment. (But I am nervous.. my blog gets way more views than my profiles on those sites probably do!) Also this is more like a couple of paragraphs but since the first scene is less than 500 words, I thought I may as well share the entire scene.
Soo this was fun! Even though I did cringe a bit when I imagined all my blog readers eying my poorly written snippets.
(Please keep in mind this is a FIRST DRAFT. I REPEAT: IT IS A FIRST DRAFT.) So what are you guys writing? Have you hit 10K, 20K, or accomplished some of your writing goals?
I feel like August just flew by and I almost forgot to do a recap…But luckily today was a school holiday and I decided to make use of my free time. School started halfway through last month so I apologize for the fact that I published fewer posts toward the second half of the month. I don’t think I’ll be able to blog every other day anymore (especially now that I’m taking AP World History!) but I’m still going to try to blog once or twice every week. I was also nominated for a couple of awards and if you nominated me, I assure you I haven’t forgotten. I just haven’t found the time to put together the blog post.
The Corridor by A.N Willis
The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Mini-Reviews: Finding Audrey & Pointe
Mini-Reviews: Illusions of Fate & Seraphina
Book Haul! (4)
Versatile Blogger Award
Infinity Dreams Award
#AmWriting :: Publication News // A WIP // Short Stories
Also, all the comics I’ve been (binge) reading have helped me catch up on my Goodreads reading challenge goal..Now, goodreads tells me I am one book ahead of schedule!
The Monthly Recap is a feature post where I catch you up on the posts you missed. I literally only started posting on this blog a week ago but what the heck, may as well kick off this feature now! 🙂
Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
In which I talk about how much I loved this book (and how freaking adorable it is!).
Let’s Discuss: What To Read Next?!
I talk about all the things that help me decide what to read next.
Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
And I finally get around to reviewing that book I received on netgalley months ago. Sorry! I meant to publish a review but then there was a blogging slump..and the rest is ancient history. Anyway, I’m catching up on my ARCs but I’ve ended up DNFing a lot of books (which might be why I haven’t published a review for them).
The Coffee Book Tag
I saw this at Paper Fury and couldn’t resist joining in (even though I don’t even drink coffee!). It was so much fun and if you want to try it, then I tag YOU!
This first month (or week) of blogging I had about 150 blog views, 70 visitors, 10 comments and 15 followers! Thank-you so much to everyone who took a chance on my brand new book blog and followed. To anyone who commented/liked/viewed/followed my blog: you guys are AWESOME (please keep visiting!).
So that happened! How has your month been? And since I’m 100% bored and procrastinating for exams, feel free to leave a link to a blog post you published this month! (If you have exams too, good luck!)
Like most bookworms, I’ve got a problem: there are too many books and not enough time to read them!
So how do I decide what books are worthy of my oh so precious time? Well I have a couple of ways actually..but since I’m a mood reader, it basically depends on what I feel like reading at the moment.
Factors that influence what I read next:
- Goodreads. I love this site so much because I’ve “discovered” so many amazing books on it. I’m not even sure I can pick one aspect of it that I love the most. Their newsletter is amazing and I love the concept of “making” friends because I often end up checking out books that my friends have given good ratings for.
- Cover and Blurb. Technically this applies to books on goodreads as well but I, in general, I judge books mainly on these two things. Since I mostly buy ebooks, I don’t care that much about whether the book is eye-candy but a great book cover does get my attention. However, if the blurb doesn’t pique my interest, I’m not going to add it to my tbr.
- Twitter. I follow quite a lot of book bloggers and authors so I can’t help getting curious when I see a lot of tweets about how great a book is. Naturally I just have to go read it and see for myself what all the hype is about!
- Book blogs. Similar to Twitter, if I’m reading a lot of good reviews about a book, I’m more likely to buy the book.
- Favorite authors. These get the priority when it comes to buying books because I’ve read their writing before and I know I like it.
So how do you decide what to read next?