Chaos!

Goodness! I didn’t realize it’s already November and Novel Writing Month! I wish i had the time for it this year. I’ll do my best to juggle my thesis for my master’s degree, my novel entry, and studying for my medical admission’s test this month.

Good luck to all the writers this month! Be inspired!

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Review: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.

Lorien will rise again.

From: http://iamnumberfourfans.com/3495/the-fall-of-five-official-description/

It was actually one of the rare moments where I felt absolutely enraged with a character in a book, the others in the past being Voldemort and Umbridge from Harry Potter. For those of you who have read The Fall of Five, I hope you have the same sentiment. I felt every bit of betrayal, hurt, and anguish. From the title itself, the book doesn’t hold a happy ending. If it said “The Fall of the Mogadorians”, then it would obviously be a happy one.

The sense of betrayal in the story was set halfway through, but as a reader, I tried my best to deny it and hope for the best. Finding out that my hunches were right got me all the more upset. Well, I like how the book actually made me feel these things, like living through the story. The only problem I had with the book and the series is the change in voices. The font styles change with the voice, but sometimes its hard to decipher which of the Lorien or Sam is the one narrating. There were also a time or two where I couldn’t picture the situation as well as the rest of the book, but it could be understood since it’s in the first person point of view and we don’t really get the full view of things. (I wrote my first manuscript in the first person view and I did my best to keep the blurred moments to a minimum.)

All in all, I absolutely love this book and the series. I can’t wait for the next book. I know this one just came out, but is there any news yet on the title and release date?

The next book reviews will follow this week.

Be inspired!

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A Solution to Writer’s Block! (Think Again?)

Read books! Right? Well, not really… for me anyway.

In the span of about a week, I read 5 books, The Infernal Devices Trilogy, I Am Number Four: The Secret Histories, and The Fall of Five. I admit I’m a very fast reader, but that’s not the focus of my post. I haven’t been able to write anything for my projects in more than a month, which is also why I’ve been neglecting my blog (shame on me). Well, after a month of sulking and staring at my unfinished projects, I decided to purge myself with a shopping spree of books. My mom was halfway to livid, but she decided to let me be (yay me!).

It did not really get rid of my writer’s block. It might just end up in an adapted form of the books I just read, which is very bad  form in my opinion. It did, however, get my drive back on track. Reading these 5 books put me back in the frame of mind that I do want to get my ideas out into the published world.

The book reviews will follow, I promise!

Be inspired!

Just a quick note:

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, so do your part to prevent suicide from happening. Be a friend and you might just be able to save a life. Who knows, maybe that life will be the reason the world becomes a better place.

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Dreams and Fantasies.

As writers and soon-to-be published authors, what dreams or fantasies do you have?

Personally, I would daydream about seeing a book I wrote in the hands of one of my idols. They don’t have to be writers just as long as I admired them, someone famous or well-known. It would be one of the things I really don’t imagine happening. It’s lame for a daydream, but I think any of us would faint at the sight of Ms. JK Rowling walking up to you and asking you to sign a copy of your book for her. I think these little fantasies help us to push ourselves to write and get a little step closer to getting our books on those bookstore shelves.

I’ve been pretty blank with what to blog on and I’ve just been having “brainfarts”, but I’m glad I’m not blank on what to write in my books. I’ve been writing a lot and I hit the 50,000-word mark on my second manuscript. I feel good about it.

Just keep on writing. Be inspired.

 

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Nearing the End.

I am nearing the end of writing another book. It’s still a couple chapters away, but the end is in clear sight. Everyone knows the saying, “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.” Well, this is another challenge in writing. Some of us immediately know the end of a book we’re writing. I currently know the desired end of the book I am writing and now I’m worrying about how I get to the end. The journey to the final page should be something great and unforgettable.

I can feel the excitement of almost finishing another book creeping up on me. By finish, I mean to finish the first draft. It’s my second baby. The first one took its first step, but stumbled. I’ll get it trying again soon along with the second one.

I hope everyone is having a good time and progress with their books.

Each word we write is a step closer to adding to the world’s art. Be inspired everyone!

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Hello Wall…

Yes, I am saying hello to a wall because I’m having writer’s block… again! I am currently on vacation, which will last for only 8-10 days. I want to get back to writing, but I am stuck. I’ve juggled my projects around to get my juices flowing. I still have nothing. So, I tried going away from writing, like catching up on my T.V. shows and reading list. This still had no effect on my writer’s block. It did not move an inch.

I hope this clears up before my vacation ends.

Be inspired everyone!

 

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