Wrinos, Starbucks Chai, Book Haul, Exams, “Fool’s Errand”.

*taps microphone*
Is this thing on?

Hello everybody!

I’m proud to say that finally – yes, FINALLY – my exams are over and I have a pretty empty September ahead of me, until my friend gets here for the last week. I’ll be hosting her and we’ll go around Athens and see the museums and the Acropoli and all other awesome stuff.

But until then, there are books to be read and stories to be edited.

I’ll say this much, the workshop is going great! We’ve named ourselves the Wrinos, cause we thought it’s funny and creative and I have to say every time we are talking about a piece, I’m getting pretty excited.

Until that is, I realised that this week, is my week. I’m getting worked on. I’m getting critiqued. No wait, we agreed to called it feedback, not a critique. It’s gentler for the nerves.

But you get my point. It’s my turn.

I’m dying a little bit inside from fear and anxiety, I won’t lie. I’m waiting to hear something along the lines of “Girl, why are you even writing?” “How about you get a different dream, hmm?” “Well, writing isn’t for everyone.”

Meanwhile, to get my mind off things, I’m trying to go through “Fool’s Errand” a fantasy short story… Wait. *checks wikipedia* Let me rephrase. A fantasy novelette. I’m just calling everything I don’t count as a novel, a short story, when apparently it is not. But that’s what I’m doing. I’m editing “Fool’s Errand”, I’ve given the first chapter of my novel to be worked on and torn to bits. I’ve never done this before. I know it’s going to be painful as hell, but I also know it’s going to be rewarding.

Unless they tell me to stop writing. Sorry, can’t do. I’ll write even if it’s terrible. Which I hope it ain’t. *crosses fingers* If anything I can say that the novel is a mess still cause it’s only on its second draft. OF COURSE it needs more work.

*digs a hole* *jumps in it*

On more fun, unrelated news, I got books! Does it count as unrelated news when I go from writing to books? Who knows? Who cares!

I’m still in the process of reading the Immortals after Dark series by Kresley Cole. I did it because I wanted to catch up on the new books. Well the new books are now here and that means I need to hurry up and read.

Though I have to say, I’m annoyed. How can I not be? Three out of the four books that came are a size smaller than the fourth and the rest of the books I have in the series. It kind of kills the aesthetic. Why? Why don’t book publishers just make every book the same size so everyone can be happy? Why are there two sizes for paperbacks?

Eternal questions of a book lover.

A cookie for whomever has a good answer.

Onward! I’m reading the third book of the series, called “Wicked deeds on a winter’s night”. I remember I liked this one. I like Bowen. He’s nice. We’d have fun hanging out. Mariketa… I don’t know. I remember I was iffy about her. We’ll see if I remain that way or I change my mind!

By the way, let’s take a moment to appreciate how pretty this cover is. Not too overwhelming, not too overly sexualised. Just perfect. Beautiful.

Also, I went to Starbucks. *Waits to see if anyone is surprised* *no one is*

And because I have a membership card, they gifted me some black leaf chai bags. Apparently, as I’ve been told, this is the same tea they put in their chai latte.

I’ll admit. I tried it. I’m not impressed. I’d rather have my coffee. I’m sure for some people, this is great, but it’s not my cup of tea. *snickers* See what I did there? See? See?

That is all for now!

Thanks for stopping by! See ya!

~ Harris

5 thoughts on “Wrinos, Starbucks Chai, Book Haul, Exams, “Fool’s Errand”.

  1. I cannot imagine anyone telling you to choose another dream! πŸ™‚ I am sure the feedback will be positive and constructive. There is true bravery in letting your story or even just a chapter out to be picked on. Give yourself some chocolate as a treat for such bravery.

    OMG yes why ARE there different sizes of paperbacks. I hate when the change the sizes mid series. Both the Shadow of the Apt series and the First Law series had a different size book in the series. *rages angrily at that.* Stupid publishers!!


    1. Oh god, the paperback sizes drive me nuts! and here I was hoping this series (IAD) would be all matching, because up to this point, it was. But nope. Three books smaller than the rest. *shakes fist at the sky*

      The feedback was great! I’m very grateful for all of it and for them! And I’m actually rather surprised that there weren’t so many plot related issues. Grammar and spelling on the other hand… yeah I need to revise. πŸ˜›

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      1. Glad the feedback went well πŸ™‚

        And what about when they change the cover styles of books!? Or when they keep the book cover style the same but mess with the spine…so that it looks weird on a shelf. Damn publishers are obviously not book lovers/collectors


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