Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I'll Be Back...

...with another Word Count!

What I've Been Working On
I've just been working on plotting out my new book! I'm very excited. I'm estimating it's going to be roughly 200 pages, give or take a few dozen. I'm very excited to start writing it, however, I don't usually plot like this. I'm totally a pantser - and to be honest, I think it's my ultimate downfall. I dig my characters (and subsequently, myself) into problems I can't work out. So having a solid, pre-existing base (in this case, the Bible) is a great catalyst for me. If I get stuck, I can literally just ask myself the good ol' WWJD. 

Word Count: 647

How I Feel About The Process
To be completely honest, I don't know if this book is going to come to complete fruition, but I'll be doing my best. I think I'm going to start posting installments every now and then on my blog for you all to read. A fan-fiction-esque upload schedule. I'd love to get feedback from all of you, and I'll do my best to keep the story alive this time. I'll let you all know if I decide to abandon it, but I'm sincerely hoping it doesn't come to that. I honestly don't get that many great ideas when it comes to my own writing, and this is one of the few that I can actually roll with. 

What I'm Reading Right Now
Brida by Paulo Coelho. Paulo has been my favorite author since I originally read The Alchemist in my junior year of high school, and I always pick up his books when I'm meandering the aisles of long-forgotten paperbacks in back-alley thrift stores. I love Paulo for his ingenuity and humility. He has such a metaphysical, philosophical air about him - it's coupled brilliantly by his down-to-earth story-telling and anecdotes. He is my ideal author. He definitely writes for his audience. I was introduced to him via a lucky find in a thrift shop. It was an unmarked book with gorgeous velvet embellishments on the spine. I bought it without even opening the front cover. Lo and behold, The Alchemist spurred my love for Paulo. It was further reinforced by my boyfriends grandmother, who hails from Brazil herself. Being Portuguese, she's experienced Paulo's work untranslated and pure, and she utterly loves him! He is her favorite author as well, and I found it nice that we had something in common with one another, given our language barrier (with which my boyfriend and his mother were very politely accommodating).

Hasta la Vista, Baby


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