On Failing Camp NaNo…

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So my word goal was 30k but I only made it to 9.5k. It’s sad but I’m glad I’ve started the story in the first place.  Until July, the next session of Camp NaNo, I’ll be focusing on world building, plot, and fleshing out characters. I use yWriter and it’s great for setting up and organizing your story. I haven’t done too much on this story on there so I’ll focus on that. Since this story doesn’t have chapters, is in the first person as log entries, has multiple POVs, and no flashbacks it’s completely different from what I usually write. But it’s proving to be really fun.

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I’m enjoying writing sci-fi again even though the fantasy is always calling me. I guess I can never make either muse happy.

Nonetheless, this project is fun to work on. Wish me luck in July!

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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Crazy Rich AsiansCrazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Though it lacked an elegant writing style, Crazy Rich Asians was funny, thrilling, and some what suspenseful. It could have easily been a Chinese or Korean drama. The characters were at first pretty 2D and Rachel’s boyfriend Nick was too perfect. It took nearly half the book to find a character flawin him. Though character development was slow, it did progress faster towards the end. I really enjoyed the detail the author gave about how these rich people lived their lives. Everything from their fancy hand bags to debates over the best coffee (seemingly best in Australia).

The side characters give the story its charm and appeal while the main characters are relatable and easy to like given the antagonists. There are a few twists and turns in the plot, but mostly it’s hilarious fun. I haven’t had a book make me laugh in such a while. Great read and can’t wait to start the next book.

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