Friday, May 6, 2016 april 2016

4 faves

3 memories
  • growing a basil plant: a.k.a. constantly staring at said plant, asking if it's okay or needs anything. using the harvests to make home made pesto for super fancy pizzas!
  • camp nanowrimo: scrapping the drafts that emerged, but I finally reached a point where I felt connected to this project. 
  • setting up my office: and then not using it because the dining table is closer to food

2 writer/reader tools

1 looking forward to
  • lunch #dreambig

Saturday, April 30, 2016

reads: april 2016

one | Demon Night (The Guardians #3) by Meljean Brook

two | Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer

three | Wrecked (The Iron Seas #3.4) by Meljean Brook 

four | Here There Be Monsters (The Iron Seas 0.5) by Meljean Brook

five | Frozen by Meljean Brook 

six | Future Shock (Future Shock #1) by Elizabeth Briggs 

seven | The Liar by Nora Roberts 

nine | Devoted in Death (In Death #41) by J.D. Robb 


7 adult
   1 thriller (sci-fi: futuristic)
   1 (thriller) romance
   2 paranormal romance
   3 steampunk

2 ya sci-fi

So many books read this month! I think it helped that I've embraced having multiple formats of books*. No matter what I'm doing, whether it's waiting in line, commuting, or tucked into bed, I've got a book and a way to read it. 

* Formats breakdown: 
1 short story collection (STARS ABOVE) 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

reads: jan-mar 2016

one | More Than Fashion (Chasing the Dream #3) by by Elizabeth Briggs

two | Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

three | Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

four | Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger

five | The Rithmatist (Rithmatist #1) by Brandon Sanderson

six | Obsession in Death (In Death #40) by J.D. Robb

nine | The Kraken King (The Iron Seas #4) by Meljean Brook


2 adult
   1 thriller (sci-fi: futuristic)
   1 steampunk (romance)

1 na contemporary

6 ya
  3 fantasy
  1 sci-fi
  1 steampunk
  1 paranormal

Friday, March 4, 2016

post-winter update

it's been awhile, little blog! between the move and the holidays and the move, there's a lot going on in my life right now. i'm looking forward to sharing some upcoming photos and events.

recap in 6:

1. moved from hawaii to san diego
2. explored some of the city. pics to come!
3. spent holidays in tiny hotel room with trains constantly running by. v. starving artisty.
4. attempting to grow herbs & vegetables. mostly involves staring at said herbs & vegetables, trying to glean their inner thoughts and moods.
5. trying a new writing project outside my normal genre (eek!)
6. participating in camp nanowrimo april

Monday, November 2, 2015 oct 2015

3 memories
  • moving prep: it's time for us to pack up and move again! there's a lot to take care of, so i'm doing my best to go with the flow and take things as they come
  • NaNoWriMo Prep: i'm still wrapping up my outline but within a few days, i should be ready to get started with this draft
  • halloween: we kept it low key this year: pizza, sodas, & halloween candy while watching scary movies
2 obsessions
  • pen & paper: i have gone digital for most things, but for outlining novels & playing sudoku, nothing beats the scratch-scratch of pen to paper
  • cooking with pumpkin: this month i tried chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and creamy pumpkin & chicken soup. delicious!
1 looking forward to
  • thanksgiving!

reads: sept & oct 2015

two | The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson

four | Ravenor Returned (Ravenor #2) by Dan Abnett

five | Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) by Gail Carriger

six | Victory of Eagles (Temeraire #5) by Naomi Novik

seven | Delusion in Death (In Death #35) by J.D. Robb


8 adult
   3 fantasy (1 contemporary, 1 historical)
   1 literary fiction
   4 sci-fi (2 futuristic)

1 ya (steampunk)

Friday, October 9, 2015


It's NaNoPrep time! This year, NaNoWriMo is coinciding nicely with a project that I've been contemplating/looking forward to working on.

I'm spending October planning and brainstorming and outlining. This pre-drafting stage is my favorite part of writing and I tend to rush through it, especially the brainstorming part. It's a shame, especially since I get the best ideas during this stage. So this month, I'm attempting to take it slow and enjoy the process.


composition notebook
sticky notes

Listening to: the Focus genre on Spotify's playlists archives, especially the Mellow Beats playlist


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