Why I Don’t Mind E-Readers Anymore

Books are expensive. It’s true. And while I totally get that authors are struggling artists and books have every right to be the price that they are at, they’re still a struggle for me to keep up with. I used to be able to get books from the library and read easily, but for some reason I started to feel stressed about only having the book for a week and having to manually renew it (with the chance someone was waiting for it) and I couldn’t read anymore from the library. So, I had to start buying my own books or be lucky that a friend offered to let me borrow theirs for as long as I wished.

I used to hate the idea of an e-reader. I thought it wasn’t right, that it was a disgrace to the very name of books. I even thought holding the legit book, getting to turn its pages, and even smell it was the best parts of reading.

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My Week in a Nutshell (aka Gretchen dyes her hair and procrastinates on NaNo planning)

It feels as if it has been forever since I had last posted here, even though it had only been about a week or so. So much has happened between NaNo drama, getting back in the routine of actually reading, and other stuff.

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My NaNoWriMo’15 Novel

For the first time in forever, I’ve had something planned for NaNoWriMo months before November. Last year was just something I jumped into when I realized I had a novel somewhat planned. I used last year’s NaNoWriMo as a push to do it. And now I’m here, ready to do the second draft as this year’s novel.

First titled as “Flashlight” and then “Addison’s Run” and for NaNoWriMo last year, “Blight”.

This year, it will be titled as “Forgiven” which will be closer to the storyline than the original title I had used for it (“Blight”).

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Twilight Reimagined?

So, when I was in Middle School (I don’t remember the year, 2008 or 2009 maybe), someone, who was my friend at the time, introduced me to Twilight. Now, before Twilight, I didn’t read. At all. The only book I ever really sat down and read before that was StarGirl and no matter what, couldn’t find anything to just sit down and read. Nothing peaked my attention. And then I was convinced to try out Twilight.

And thus, the obsession with books began.

(Disclaimer: I wouldn’t really call myself a “Twihard” to this day, but it was a game changer for me. No matter how bad of a book it seems to be to other people, it was once the world to me and because of it, my eyes were opened to so much more books out there that I realized I’d like enough to sit down and read.)

This past Sunday I was out with some friends and after we had dinner, we didn’t really want to go home and the only place really around able to hang out at still open was Barnes & Noble. So we went there and chilled and then I saw it.

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.

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Free NaNoWriMo Printout Worksheets

I know how serious preparation can get when it comes to NaNoWriMo. Especially if you’re like me and have a weird obsessions with filling out worksheets for fun and know that there’s always going to be new ideas to come out of it. So here is a group of worksheets I’ve created for you guys to freely download, printout, whatever. I’m warning you now that I’ve never really created worksheets before, or dealt with styles and formatting of such things, so you guys will have to bare with how I’ve created them.

These are just links to my dropbox, if anyone wanted to know.

Please Note: You don’t have to use these just for your NaNoWriMo novel, you can even use these for anything you desire!

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