Joining NaNoWriMo has been a tradition for me every month since I discovered it in 2013. Except for the first year, I have yet to win again. Each year I enthusiastically push forward but I’m sorry if I’m a bit low key today. I’m joining NaNoWriMo again this year, and as usual I’m hoping to win or even finish the first draft, however I’m not feeling joyful. The book I’ll be writing is a memoir and it’s not a fun book, but I feel that I’ll go crazy if I don’t write it. Writing this memoir will be a kind of therapy too, who knows, things might be so much better afterward.
Hello everyone! Just 2 days left and it's July, so it's hot, hot, HOT here on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. I'm willing to share some of this heat for a late Spring temperature hu hu hu...
So here's the number 1 hottest news. Even though motherhood (and other life crisis) had substantially decreased my time and inspiration to write, I have two ongoing stories that I will be sharing online.
One is titled More Than Hate which I'll be posting in both Radish Fiction and Wattpad. A story of Kamala, a Filipina prostitute who fell in love with a man who only has his eyes for her secretly bitchy coworker. Not that Kamala would take it laying down of course. This is a "cellphone novel" novel, so every chapter is only 250 or fewer words (about a page).
The second book is a Filipino romcom about a snobbish 19-year-old who fell in love with her college professor. She a bit of a bitch who doesn't care even if the guy has a girlfriend as long she gets him. This will only be in Wattpad under the title "I bet, in-love din siya sa akin".
Wow, that's two bitchy characters in a row.
Both of the stories are written in first POV. It will be live July 1, 19:00UTC at Radish and Wattpad. It will be updated weekly (unless my inspiration runs out). Note: These stories are draft version so expect typos and (possibly a lot of) grammar mistakes.
News no. 2! I'll be joining Smashwords Summer Sale starting July 1! And the following title will be free to download.
For English stories: Making Him Fall, Sly Prince, and What Took You So Long ~ Minsan Pa and Someone to Care for Filipino/Taglish
I'll greatly appreciate it if you can help me share the words out! Till next time <3
Smashwords is having their eighth annual Read an Ebook Week promotion, and as I usual I can't help but enroll some of my books.
From March 5-11, this books will be free: use the code SFREE during checkout
and this will be 50% off: use the code RAE50
As always, I hope that you'll rate / review after reading my books. Thank you!
As you all know (if you're an FB friend or been following me on my fan page for update), I practically haven't made any progress my WIPs lately. But lucky for me, I have a pile of finished manuscript to edit.
But of course, self-editing is never good enough, especially if you will not be sharing it for free. So imagine how happy I was when my first fantasy novel from Fumes Variola got accepted into Radish Editorial Program? I think I dance around our living room. To top it off, even though I have no idea who my editor is, I'm personally glad to have her or him edit my work. The editor is good at catching embarrassing errors.
CLICK HERE to start reading now on Radish app.
A lot of my time is spent with my 3-month-old son every day, so much I barely take a bath (eww, haha :D ) but even if my writing progress is EXTREMELY slow, I’m finally getting back on track. If I may say so, I feel quite proud of myself for managing to finish Shadow Prince, the second book of The Flame Squad.
On another update, I’ve long waited to be able to share my Radishfiction profile ever since it was announced, but it wasn’t until now that I get the chance to share it.
If you already have the app, don’t forget to visit my page and check out my stories!
Guess I won't be bragging about writing accomplishment for this year's challenge. I feel sad over it, but I have regrets because it's also one of the happiest days of my life (more about it later.)
Although I've decided to push through with NaNoWriMo on November 1, there's a time when one must raise their hand in surrender, doesn't matter how stubborn they want to be.
And I was very close on giving up NaNoWriMo this November, but I'm glad I persisted even if I only manage to write a few hundred words now and then. Yes, I didn't win again this year, but I somehow it felt like I did.
Remember the special person I mentioned on November 1? Well, he arrived earlier than expected and not the way we expected. I'm talking about my first child, born just three days after NaNoWriMo started.
It’s November! And anyone who is into it knows what that means. It’s the popular Novel Writing month!
NaNoWriMo’s tagline this year makes me want to write a sci-fi once again, but the only Sci-fi story I have in mind is impossible right now. That's because an important person that we have been waiting for so long is coming to be with us very soon (sorry, but I want to keep the details and his identity a mystery for now). And due to that, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish a 50k novel in just 30 days. I have so much preparation to do before and after his arrival.
And those who knows my circumstances, friends (both online and offline) and my family are cheering me for tackling this beautiful handicap. Yes, this November will be a true challenge, but I’ll face it head on because when I win it...
I’ll be bragging about the rest of the years. :D
And to make sure that I’ll have something to brag about, I'll be writing two short stories and one novella this November 2016
1. #Heistclub: The Flame Squad 2: Shadow Prince (10k) - Crime, Romance
2. Just a Dream (5k) - Fantasy, Romance, Short Story
3. Summer Child: Natsuko (35K)- YA Contemporary, Romance, Crime
That’s 50k in total so even if I’m not lucky enough to finish all the stories and win; I’m sure I’m bound to finish at least the first story. That’s still an achievement, right?
So are you doing writing for this too? Add me as one of your writing buddies, and I’ll do the same. I find this event so fun the year will now feel incomplete if I don’t participate.
Now please excuse me, I’ll go grab my “NaNo Rebel” badge before facing one of my Chapter 1 ^_^
P.S: If you're curious about my progress, visit my website's landing page from time to time.
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