• #YOAS

    Reading Challenge: My Unrealistic, But Totally Exciting YOAS Tbr Pile

    As promised, here’s a sneak peek at a handful of Asian stories I plan to read for the #YOAS challenge. This isn’t a comprehensive list by a long shot. My TBR pile shuffles like a deck of cards; I’m easily distracted by stories that interest me or covers that jump out at me in all their gorgeous glory. But these have been on my mind as of late, so I’m stacking them at the top. TBR Pile Side note: I’ve already read two of these titles. Because a considerable amount of time has passed, I want to revisit them! I’m currently reading Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, who I’ll be interviewing…

  • Writer In Motion

    Writer In Motion: How My CPs Shaped the Third Draft

    Welcome back, lovely readers! It’s week 5 of the Writer In Motion project, and boy did I have major edits to make. This week was all about critique partner feedback and applying it to the third draft of our project. This phase in the editing process is hard for me; it means trusting others to be honest and constructive. It’s difficult for me to hand my brain baby over to a stranger to be poked and prodded, but with the right people, critiques can be invaluable. I’m so glad to have shared my work this week with two kind souls: Belinda and Fariha. So, I want to dedicate this third…

  • #YOAS,  Reviews,  YA Book Reviews

    Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

    I have to admit I was a bit excited when I saw that this book was a “Jimmy Patterson” selection.  I received this book in one of my bookish subscription boxes, and let’s be honest, it has a powerful and eye-catching cover.  I had a hard time putting this book down. I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the next book in the series. Reading this book contributed to these challenges:Year Of Asian Stories

  • Writer In Motion

    Writer In Motion: Attack Of The Self-Edits

    THE SECOND DRAFT Here it is, lovely readers. This is the second (self-edited) draft of my project for Writer In Motion. If you recall from last week, my first draft had roughly 494 words in total. I wasn’t sure what I was going to edit in or out this week, so I focused on trying to add layers of emotional complexity to Atlas (second person makes this so hard!) and playing with visual descriptions. The easiest part is seeing it in my head. The hardest part is writing it (go figure!). Anywho, this raised the word count of my second draft to 739. That’s only 245, and I do feel…

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