It just seems way too soon for another check in. Didn’t we just check in yesterday?

So this post is going to be short and sweet.

I finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth and all I can say is wow. Yes, I know took rather long to finish it but it was hard. Not because there was anything wrong with the novel but because Veronica Roth did so well in portraying Tris’s grief and PTSD. At times it was just hard for me to read, I felt like I was experiencing everything Tris felt and thought and did myself. Ah, you know what they say, as a bookworm we live many lives…Β And I am not even taking a moment to recover, moving right on to the next book on my TBR, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I’m going into this one blind, all I know is that it is the prequel series to Mortal Instruments – which I did not read either.

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Just look at the cute lil kitty bookmark I printed today. I was bored.

Regarding my writing I managed to spend and hour or more fleshing out characters. I still have barely no plot but the character are starting to shape up and the world is developing rather nicely. I have a feeling that the plot for this story is just going to happen naturally. I kind of know how I want it to start, I’ll just have to work from there.

I posted my October TBR yesterday and will be posting a review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone on Friday. I’ve been wanting to review this book for a while now, it’s one of my favourites. Laini Taylor is awesome.

I’ve also been participating in the an Instagram challenge #booktoberfest, if you’d like to check it out you can head over to my profile @abdeah.davis. Thanks to @blotsandplots for creating this challenge, it’s so much fun!

That’s it for today’s check in.

Happy reading and writing!

-Dee

Mid-week Check In
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9 thoughts on “Mid-week Check In

  • October 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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    That bookmark is darling! I’ve read the entire Divergent series. I liked it, but I could never shake the sense that I was reading a different version of the Hunger Games series. That didn’t stop me from seeing the movie, though. πŸ™‚

    I have found that plots will develop much on their own if you give your characters enough detail and background. Make their backgrounds intersect, give them pasts that overlap, and you have the makings of instant conflict. And plot comes a lot easier when you know what your bad guy’s goals are and you allow them to act on them. πŸ™‚

    Let me know how Clockwork Angel is. I know nothing about it. I am so out of the loop on new fiction! Good luck and Good writing!

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    • October 8, 2015 at 11:31 am
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      I could never get into Hunger Games… I don’t know why. I’m still trying to figure out who the villian is. I don’t want him/her to be your typical villian… -_-

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      • October 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm
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        In Hunger Games? President Snow is the villain. It’s more obvious when you get to Catching Fire.

        I made the mistake of reading Hunger Games at the same time I was reading A Game of Thrones. The difference was like a saltine cracker compared to a 12-course meal. I probably would’ve liked HG better if I didn’t have that hugely detailed world of Westeros in my head.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 2:07 am
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    The bookmark is adorable! I always lose bookmarks and end up using a tissue or something instead.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 4:13 am
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    That is pretty effin’ cute for a bookmark. πŸ™‚

    Sometimes the best you can do for a plot is to let it grow. Been whittling out a plot for my WIP Modern Muses (working title), and actually going to try my stab at outlining. This will be new for me, as I am a big pantser.

    Have a great week!!

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    • October 8, 2015 at 11:35 am
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      I normally do very vague planning but this time I want to do a more detailed outline so I know where I’m going.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 5:12 pm
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    I read Divergent before the movie came out and though I enjoyed reading it, I didn’t read the rest of the series. Some of the reviews on the other books were disappointed in how the series ended and I just couldn’t invest myself further knowing that I probably wouldn’t like the ending.

    The Instagram challenge sounds fun.

    Love the kitty, of course. πŸ˜€

    I feel a little like the odd man (woman) out, I’m in the midst of writing/editing non-fiction and it seems everyone in Row80 is writing fiction (at least those posts I’ve read so far). I do have a couple of rough drafts for fiction I started years ago but I never can seem to get back into editing them.

    Sounds like you are on track for your story and I have heard that some writers as they write the plot presents itself.

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  • October 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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    I love that bookmark!

    Fleshing out the characters means there WILL be a plot. I think all stories should be character driven, so if you have good characters, you’ll have a good story. πŸ™‚

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