Here is an actual quote of a high school student from my hometown newspaper (The Daily Breeze) about a book fair: "I'm not really fond of books," she said. "But I want to give it a try." “Give it a try?” When did reading books become a snack you’ve never had? [Continue Reading]
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Dear Future Nervous Breakdown, You suck. I know you're coming. I tried to deny it. But it's inevitable. You visit once every adult decade and I know my time's gonna be up. So I'm writing this letter to you. Oh and in case this letter isn't enough, I also made up a Twitter account to send you messages as they come in. (twitter.com/ToMyFutureBD) [Continue Reading]
The goal is to write at least 50,000 words for a first draft of a novel during the entire month of November. We're almost there! I've fallen behind pace a bit but expect to catch up and "win" (as they call it).
The working title of the novel is "Jenny Chang: Nubian Queen." Asian American student activist Jenny Chang is starting Senior Year at her small liberal arts College and discovers that she must go back into the consciousness of her big public high school self to thwart space aliens living as her childhood friends by changing the social order of her school and save her life and the future of the human race.
Found this nifty meter. Excited to finish later this week!