It’s Here!

 

I know I have been AWOL for a few days but my review has been posted! You can read it here. It’s not the greatest review but I think it is a start. The page looks so pretty though with all the screenshots.

Basically, I’m a content writer for ANDi so, I’ll be playing games and reviewing them which also counts as writing. I think this would be a good for me to expand my horizon on more than just writing a blog or my own stories. At least I can say that I can put this down on my resume.

For the most part, I have been reading over stories for my beta readers and also helping a friend on his own story. It’s not like I’m ignoring my own stories but sometimes I need a change of pace and a break.

Speaking of breaks, as of next week, I’ll be going on my Christmas break so I won’t be blogging. One of those reasons is because, yes I need a break, and the other because my WiFi back home is virtually non-existent and it’ll be hard for me to get on the web. I’ll probably start back up the first week of January.

With that in mind,

Happy Holidays!

Trial and Error

With everything winding down (at work), I’ve been able to get a few more things done. It’s mostly got to do with the fact that I’m not as tired from my day job like before. 

So, not only have I officially submitted my review for the game I mentioned earlier, I was welcomed aboard. I got my own wordpress login for the website and, although I have to complete my profile, I feel like I’m part of the team already.

On another note, there’s one story that I have always been going back to. At first, I wrote it as a short story twice. Each version has always been different. But the idea has always stayed with me. 

This is my second science fiction story that I have. Its futuristic in nature, plus mutated beasts, and a bit apocalyptic in nature. I have the characters created and the world. I do have most of the plot figured out and yet, the execution has always been odd. I’ve written it time and time again and it still doesn’t fit.
I think it’s because the story deals with heavy issues – that I believe to be heavy – and so I want to portray these issues correctly. My inability to do so has, somewhat, annoyed me and, which is why, the story hasn’t really gone anywhere.

Nevertheless, I managed to write about two pages of this story. It’s not the greatest and even now, I’m trying to convince myself that I just need to write and not worry about how it sounds like. You would think with NaNoWriMo I would be better at this but its still hard. 

In the meantime, I will be editing stories to try to appease my inner editor so she can let me write in peace.  

Submission 

(Talking about my own work 😉 )

I’ve sent out my review for a mobile game. I’m not sure if I can say much about it but I won’t risk it. Honestly, I don’t know how well I did. I’ve never really had to review a mobile game before but it can’t be too different from reviewing a book, right? 

I did ask for criticism so that will definitely help out in the future. I’m hopeful. If it doesn’t work out, at least I can say I tried. That’s all anyone can say.

It’s not so bad really. This opportunity let’s me do two things that I like: playing games and writing. I couldn’t ask for more.  

On the Plate

We’re in the second week of December and I’m still working hard. Despite the stress of my day job, I have been able to write every day. I’m still keeping to the same time as in November for NaNoWriMo. I haven’t even taken a look at Phantom Blade since then. I do have some of the script written for it e.g. graphic novel but I haven’t made much progress with that. 

Honestly, I don’t think I’m mentally prepared for rewriting, editing, revising, and all that good stuff, yet. It’s a huge project just because I have to cut so much and rewrite entire scenes and chapters. Sure, it’s good to distance one’s self from a story for 4- 6 weeks but sometimes I get an itch to look over the story  and I really try not to. 

The good thing is that I have many things to do. Just the other day, I wrote more in the chapter for The Vampire Princes goes to High school. I’ve been woeking on a game review and reading stories for my beta readers as well as editing a friend’s story. I’ve got plenty to do. 

Now that I think about it, it seems like I might have way too much stuff on my plate and I’m not working hard enough. At least, it feels that way. Maybe I should include some rest days. Hmm, something to think about. 

A Little bit of Everything 

Today was more about typing what I had hand written for the second book in a series I’m working on – Clan of Blood – than actually ‘writing’ per say. As I’m still receiving feedback from my beta readers, I didn’t want to write too much in Clan of Blood in case I changed something huge in the first book. It’s a bit unfair to the story but, as of right now, I don’t want to go back and rework the plot of the second book. 

I’m not saying that Clan of Blood is set in stone or anything. I just thinm that it would be easier to write the second book once I know that the details of the first book are set. Plus, I don’t know how Clan of Blood is going to end so I’m a bit scared of continuing. I really don’t want to get writer’s block. Hence, it’s the reason why I have been avoiding this story. I’m horrible.

On a side note, I have also been beta reading through two more stories. I sent a chapter back last night and worked on at least two more but not as much. 

I should also mention that I’m going to write a review for a mobile game. More updates on that coming soon. I’ll be adding a link too. 

As of right now, I don’t think that I have a lot on my plate. That’s probably going to change but it will be a good change. I’m excited and hope it will all work out.