NaNoWriMo 2017 update #1

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Hey guys! So the first week of NaNoWriMo has come and gone so I thought I would give you all an update about how my writing is going. So I started NaNoWriMo with no outline but I did have a plan for what my story is and what will happen. I’ve been good at keeping to that plan but after four days I was really wishing I had a solid and detailed outline but I’m getting through it pretty well. Ever since day one I’ve been a day ahead and i’m proud to say I’ve kept that up! I feel very relaxed this year because I’m a day ahead of what I need to be so it’s nice that I don’t have to freak out if I miss a day.    My story is a YA murder mystery, a high school student is found dead in the woods and is girlfriend is missing and assumed dead. My main characters name is Demi and she is obsessed with finding out what happened to her fellow classmates while also dealing with family issues and her own grief from her brothers suicide which happened a few years before the beginning of this book. 

  As I’m writing this post my word count is at 11,880. I’m really enjoying the experience this year and I haven’t been overwhelmed with stress yet which is nice.

Well that’s all for today I hope you guys are having success with your own novels and it’ll see you in my next post!

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NaNoWriMo 2017

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Hello everyone! You probably don’t remember me or recognize me because I have posted anything since July. Yeah so it’s been a while, I honestly have no excuse except for I’ve just been going through a lot of personal stuff so I haven’t been in the mind set too blog but today is November 1st which means in the the first day of NaNoWriMo and I blogged last year during NaNo and I had a lot of fun so I’m hopping I will re-discover my love for blogging! This will be my third year of NaNo and I have never completed the actual goal of 50k words. My first year of NaNo I was just trying to discover who I was as a writer so I didn’t have a set goal. Last year I was determined to finish a first draft and reach 50K words but my grandmother died halfway through November so I stopped for obvious reasons. This year I have a great idea for my novel and I’m so excited about it! I will be writing a YA murder mystery, my goal is to finish the first draft and finally write 50k words. I’m really excited about this year and I hope you guys are too! Good luck to everyone participating!

Goodbye dear friend 

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Goodbye dear friend.Don’t forget me.

Don’t forget the summers we laughed in the pool.

Don’t forget the autumns we helped each other through the darkness.

Don’t forget the winters we played in the snow. 

Don’t forget the the springs we cried. 
Stay strong out there, be happy but remember it’s okay to scream and cry. 

I may not always be there for you but your in my thoughts daily.

I won’t forget our long talks in a fort.

I won’t forget staying up late laughing till dawn.

I won’t forget how you have always been there.

I won’t forget that your my friend.
Goodbye dear friend,

Don’t forget me, cause I will never forget you.

BookTubeaThon 2017 wrap up

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Hey guys! So BookTubeaThon is finally over which is really sad but also a little bit of a relief tbh. This was my first year of BookTubeaThon and I had a lot of fun and I think I did pretty well. I only read four books but I’m still happy with that. Anyway let’s talk about what I read this week.     Girl in the blue coat by Monica Hesse) I was actually half way through this book when the week started and I finished it on the first day. I really liked his book and I gave it four stars. I read the last 150 pages of this book on Monday. 

       Wires and Nerves by Marisa Meyer) I read this book in one day which completed one of the reading challenges. I loved this book, I think this is my favorite book that I read this week. It was 238 pages.

      Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco) I read this book in two days and I gave it four stars. Reading this completed the challenge of reading a book with someone on the cover. I have a review for this book coming out on Saturday so look out for that.

      Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken) I read this first 230 so pages on Friday and then I finished it on Saturday. I loved this book way more then I thought I would this was 530 pages.

      Ready player one by Ernest Cline) Okay so I haven’t finished the book yet but I read the first 148 pages during BookTubeaThon and I really like it so far.
Final tally:

Reading challenges completed: 2

Books finished: 4

Pages read: 1,339

 

   And there we go! That officially wraps up BookTubeaThon 2017! I hope you guys enjoyed reading these post as much as I enjoyed writing them. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

BookTubeaThon 2017 day 5

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Hey guys! Day five of BookTubeaThon, man I feel like this week will never end but I know i’ll be sad when it’s over. Today was a great reading day even though I didn’t actually finish a book but I read over 275 pages today.     I woke up once again with the intentions to finish Ready player one but I ended up only reading 48 pages from that book because I felt like reading something else.

    What I did feel like reading was Wayfare by Alexandra Bracken which I’ve been reading off-and-on for about a month. I was really enjoying this book today so I ended up reading 227 pages. I’m really liking where this book is going and I’m hoping to finish this book by the end of the weekend.
Daily total:

Reading challenges completed: 2

Books finished: 3

Pages read: 1,082
Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope your doing well in BookTubeaThon. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

BookTubeaThon 2017 day 4

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Hey guys! I hope you all had a great BookTubeaThon day 4 and you got more reading done than I did. I woke up and I had the best intention to get to get a ton of reading done but a friend of mine unexpectedly came to visit from out of town so I was with her most of the afternoon. But I did finally start Ready player one and I read the first hundred pages.       I wish I read more but oh well. Even though I’m kinda busy tomorrow I would like to finish ready player one so wish me luck. 

Daily total:

Reading challenges completed: 2

Books finished: 3

Pages read: 806
Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope your doing well in BookTubeaThon. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

BookTubeaThon 2017 day 3

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Hey guys! Today I will be discussing day 3 of BookTubeaThon and how I did today! Well actually yesterday by the time you’re reading this. Day 3 has been my best reading day so far the week which I’m really proud of.      This morning I quickly got up and started reading the last hundred pages of Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, I really liked it and I gave it four stars. I think i’ll write a review so look out for that. Finishing this book also completed the ‘read a book with a person on the cover’ challenge so that’s cool.

       After a lunch break I was going to pick up ready player one but I wasn’t in the mood so I decided to pick up the graphic novel wires and nerves by Marrissa Meyer which is set in the lunur chronicles universe which I love. Wires and Nerves is only 230 or so pages and I finished the whole thing in two sittings which completed another one of the reading challenges That was to read a entire book in one day so I’m really proud of that.

       I was goona read more in the evening but I got busy and I didn’t feel like it so I didn’t. Sums up my whole life basically.
Daily total:

Reading challenges completed: 2

Books finished: 3

Pages read: 706
Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope your doing well in BookTubeaThon. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

BookTubeaThon 2017 days 1-2

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Hey guys! Today i’ll be discussing the first two days of BookTubeaThon and how I’ve been doing so far. I wanna know how you guys are doing so far so let me know!
Day 1: So the first day wasn’t too good. I didn’t do any reading till 4 pm (because I forgot it started wopps). But even though it was a rocky start I did manage to finish Girl in the blue coat by Monica Hesse, I read the last 150 pages so overall I think that’s a good start but it could’ve been better.
Day 2: I woke and immediately started reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

I’ve been reading throughout the day and I wanted too finish the whole book today but I got a headache so I couldn’t but I did read the first 200 pages so hopefully I can read the last hundred in the morning.
So overall I’ve read 350 pages which isn’t terrible but I wish I was a little more ahead but I think i’ll have more time for reading in the next few days.
Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!
P.S. Sorry for such a short post but this is what most of my post will be like for the next week.

BookTubeaThon 2017 TBR 

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Hey guys! Today I will be discussing my TBR for BookTubeaThon! By the time your reading this it’s already started! It’s a week long read-a-thon and there’s video challenges and reading challenges and I decided too base my TBR off off the reading challenges. I really hope this read-a-thon helps me get out of my reading slump.
   Reading challenge 1) Read a book with a person on the cover: For this challenge I’ve decided to read Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco . I’ve been really excited to read this book since I got it and not is the perfect time!
Reading challenge 2) Read a hyped book: For this one I will be reading ready player one by Ernest Cline, everyone and their aunt has read this book and loved it and the trailer for the movie just came out so now is the perfect time to read it.
Reading challenge 3) Read a book in one day: This probably won’t happen but if it does it would be with ready player one.
Reading challenge 4) Read a main character that is very different from you: For this one i’ll do Hollow city Randsom Riggs. I’ve been meaning to read this book so hopefully i’ll get to it.
Reading challenge 5) Read a book outside)

No just no, there’s no where in my backyard to sit and I’m not leaving the house. No thank you.
Reading challenge 6) Read a book you bought for the cover. Only ever done this once and I’ve already read that book so this isn’t going to happen.
Reading challenge 7) Read seven books: Yeah this most likely won’t happen but besides the books I’ve already mentioned I plan to finish The girl in the blue coat by Monica Hesse and Wayfare by Alexander Bracken.
Anyway that’s all for today! I think I will do daily updates and maybe i’ll do some fun games or something who knows. I’m really excited for this week and I hope you guys are too! That you for reading this and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow.