Currently Watching: Orange is the New Black

My friend recently got Netflix, and she suggested we share her trial account for the month to check out the fun things that are available. Having heard a lot of raving reviews about Orange is the New Black, I decided to give the series a try. Currently on Season 2 Episode 4, and basically enjoying…

Top 5 Books on my To-Read List

My reading list grows by the day, mainly because of my slow reading speed, but here are my top 5 for this year. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I’ll admit: this is a book I only heard of because a good friend of mine, Stef, loved it. The cover is eye-catching, although the title…

What You Can Get Out of the Wattpad Block Party

The Wattpad Block Party is a group effort to celebrate writing and togetherness, held on Wattpad, with freebies, goodies, and tips galore. What can you get out of it? Freebies: Amazon gift cards, free e-books, hardcopy books. Promotions: there are spotlights of Wattpadders with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of reads, so you get…

Countdown to Wattpad Block Party

Are you ready? We’re 2 days away from Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018! Join us for fun posts, freebies, giveaways, cover reveals, sneak peeks, writing tips, and more!

Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018

As mentioned in a previous post, I shall be guest-posting in Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018. After hearing suggestions from all my readers, I’ve decided to talk about fantasy story plotting, specifically regarding Rune Mage, including magic lore, character building, motivations, and the actual plotting process. It’ll be heavily condensed, because there’s only…

New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2018! Wishing you all a safe, happy, and successful new year. I thought I’d start the year with a short list of resolutions. Although I’m not one for using new year’s specifically for resolutions — I’d rather have short goals throughout the year — it won’t hurt to make a grand end point, right?…

Need Your Help! Wattpad Block Party February 2018

Exciting news! I am proud to announce I will be participating in Kelly Anne Blount‘s biannual all-star Wattpad Block Party, coming to you in February 2018! Each member will contribute one chapter to her book of fun, alongside giveaways, shout-outs, and other fun prizes! This begs a question from me to you, my readers. What do…

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 1

NaNoWriMo 2017 has officially kicked off! I have a loaded schedule this month, so I’m not sure how much I can actually get done, with two friends visiting separately from the other side of the world and six days’ exams at the end (and I still need to study for it!) but we’ll see. March…

I got a Puppy!

On 13th October 2017, I got my own puppy. Meet Sploot, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy! He’s 2 months old right now, likes to nom everything, hare after his brothers, and generally being feisty. He’s super energetic and likes to challenge the rules, so I’ll be in for a busy few months! He has his…

Currently Playing: The Last of Us — Post-Apocalyptic Feels

Over the past month, I completed two video games: The Last of Us and Nier:Automata. I’ll talk about the latter at a later date, but damn, these are some good games. Main points of this game I’d like to emphasise (TL;DR, basically): – FREAKING motion sickness. What’s with this game?! I can only play 30 mins…

What to do After Finishing a First Draft

On 27th July 2017, Rune Mage was finished at 199k words after NaNoWriMo 2016 and two lots of Camp NaNoWriMo 2017. Then I hit a wall. What now? I had several plot bunnies boiling for the past few months and was too happy to jump straight into a different project, but I knew this was always my pattern…