Editing a Short Story – Before & After

Editing is weird.

Part of me really hates it because work bleeehhh.

Part of me really loves it because the satisfaction in stripping down a piece of writing and making it sound much better is just addictive. So addictive in fact that it’s hard to take a step back from the work and realize that it’s as close as finished as it can be.

I recently edited a short story of mine, Pink Hair, Red Blood, and I felt like sharing an excerpt of the edited version with you guys. Just cause.

So here goes.

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June Wrap-Up + July Book Club

Phew!

June was kind of a pain in my ass. New job, new flat, so many shitty things to take care of! But now I’ve got my own place and it’s becoming THE awesomest Reading/Writing Oasis ever, so it’ll all be worth it.

Whining aside, here’s what I read in June:

Dividing Eden, Joelle Charbonneau

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Jenny Han

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Nooooooo, it’s over!!!! 😦

A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas

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Book Discussion here!

Obsidio, Kristoff & Kaufman

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I have to admit I didn’t enjoy this one as much as Illuminae and Gemina, but it was still pretty awesome and oh my god another crazy good series that is over now what will I do with myself???

My Top Three Books of the Month

Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop

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Well, this was grandly needed, so thank you Gary John Bishop.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Wihtout Me? Mindy Kaling

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I’m a HUUUUGE fan of The Office, and of Mindy’s work, and oh my god this was so funny and honest and lovely. I’m definitely going to read her other book!

Leah on the Offbeat, Becky Albertalli

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LOVED IT. Definitely my favorite book of the month! Thank god for Becky’s books.

Book Discussion here!


July Book Club

I’ve had a few suggestions for future book clubs (thank you guys! I love hearing your suggestions!) so this one is a book that Isabella wanted to read! (Hi Isabella!)

We’ll be reading A List of Cages, by Robin Roe.

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Can’t wait to start reading it!

Book Discussion on the 20th!

Until then, happy reading, guys!

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Warcross – Playlist Tag

My dear blogger friend Nimika from Wordhaven tagged me for this really cool bookish tag, where you pick a book and build a playlist that fits the world of the story. Check out her awesome Book Playlist on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!

For my part, I decided to go with Marie Lu’s Warcross. I decided to call my Book Playlist BADASS TEENAGE GIRL WEARING SUNGLASSES AT MIDNIGHT JUST CAUSE. Though, I hesitated a long time with COOLER THAN Y’ALL.  Continue reading “Warcross – Playlist Tag”

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