I’m leaving for Europe later today (London, Paris, Milan) and I’m super excited! I’ve never been and am going to try to cram as much as I can in 4 days. I also just wanted to post a short post asking, what are you guys reading now? Since I’ve elected to leave my laptop home, I’m going to bring a couple of books with me and my tablet, which is housing about 100 books (I think!). I haven’t decided on which books yet, but they’d have to be mass-market paperbacks to save on space.
I do plan to vlog while I’m there since this is my 1st trip to these countries. And– depending on wifi– I may be snapchatting, so you can also follow me there (murjanian). When you’re traveling, what do you bring with you? Books? Movies? Tablet?
When I get back, I’ll post my 2017 goals list (overdue!) and update you guys on some upcoming trips and stuff.
I’m taking a short writing break to do some copy editing for my publisher today– although the plot bunnies have been very tenacious.
I had to look something up and came across a copyediting quiz from The Subversive Copy Editor Blog. Take it for a spin and see how you do. Happy editing!
*image from KallieLeonard
If you had been able to choose, would you rather have been an only child or part of a very large family?
(I like that this is coming and #NationalSiblingDay has already passed, lol!)
I love being part of a large family. My [maternal] grandmother was 1 of 13, so I’ve got a large extended family. Not to mention friends whom I’ve dubbed family. But honestly, I love my brother and sister with everything in me. They’ve seen me at my best, and at my worst. They’ve cheered me on, and given very much unsolicited advice. We might bicker and pick on each other like kids, but I wouldn’t trade them for the world. I love you guys!
Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m now on Snapchat. My handle is the same as instagram and twitter: murjanian. I don’t snap everyday, but when I do, it tends to come in bunches. Now that I’ve finally learnt how to use the face filter, I’m having loads of fun with it.
Brr!! It’s awfully cold outside to be spring. Earlier today, I did a podcast interview that I’m hoping will be posted by the end of this weekend for you guys to enjoy. Also been dreaming up some logos for my blog… not too sure what to go with though.
I’ve so much to start and continue writing, but I do owe my publisher a couple of chapters, so I know what I’ll be working on this week. This story is for a murder mystery novel, which are my favorite stories to read.
I love researching stuff and I love cold cases. I shoulda just been a detective.
Whilst I get back to my writing, enjoy this blog entry from Chuck Wendig on tiny houses. Hilarious! Open Letter to Tiny Houses
The Little Mermaid turned 26 yesterday, and it remains as one of my favorite Disney films to watch, mostly for the music. The story itself is cool, but I loved singing along with Ariel and company growing up. Under the Sea is catchy as hell—I dare you not to tap your toe or shimmy a little in your seat while it’s playing.
Happy Writer Wednesday, Movember and NaNoWriMo!
I was going to talk about my feelings on Grey, 50 Shades of Grey as told by Christian. I’d gotten it from the library a few days ago and had recently finished it. I wanted to talk about my take on it, but instead this post will be about writing and emotions. Grey will be the next topic of discussion.
So my left hand has been sore for about 2 weeks now. I figured that I had overworked it while at work moving some cookbooks (those monsters are heavy!).
Even though I was resting it on my off days, the soreness persisted. I finally went to the hospital and thankfully, I don’t have a fracture. But they figured that I had pulled a tendon in my hand, hence the soreness.
If you follow me on twitter or Instagram, then you’ve seen the splint I have to wear for the week. It’s not bad, but I do have to get used to slowing it down for a minute. So instead of tying with one hand, I’m putting my writing on hold for the week. Doctor’s orders are to rest my hand, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I need my hands to be at 100%, so I think my characters can wait one week.
What are you guys up to this week?
I’m currently reading The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy and The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi. I’d seen how popular both books were and decided to borrow them to give them a read.
What are you guys currently reading?
I was going to rant about this, but I came across this very subject from Bob Saenz, and enjoyed it. So give it a read: The Mean Old Writer
Last night, I was asked to collaborate on a project to write a children’s book about learning math. The idea wasn’t mine, but I was approached to write the script for a picture book. The person who came to me was told by a 3rd party they could get the book published once it’s done. And that was it. I mean, that’s all the information I was given.