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My Story Journey!

Hello from the land of rough draft writing and editing!

So, I just learned that I can add StoryToolz word count meters to my blog - so viola! I have added it (with the help of my sister because I'm really bad at figuring out stuff like that).
As of right now, I have several short stories I'm writing, a short story I'm editing, a novel that I'm about to edit - aaaand a new story, Alice in Choson, that I've just started on.
Alice in Choson is a working title ( and I've no intention of using it as the real title). It's a historical speculative fiction novel - and a brief plot summary would be: a Korean-American girl time travels back to the Choson/Joseon era (15th-20th century Korea). I'm a big sucker for time travel stories because I think time culture shock is so fascinating and can be amusing or dramatic, oftentimes both.
Writing 80,000 words is intimidating, let me tell you. It's really a goal - and I hope to get as close as I can. I've only wri…

WWW Wednesdays!

WWW Wednesdays March 19!

So I've stumbled across a cool weekly meme, that's both simple and fun from MizB at Should Be Reading.

Currently I am reading Entwined, because my sister recommended it. Okay, I asked her if she read it, and then she recommended it. I love fairytales, so this has been a fun read so far. It's a little freaky for a kid's book though, lol. I guess kids nowadays aren't like what I was when I was little - cuz this book would've scared me as a kid.

Loved this book. So much fun and funny! I am a pretty big Austenite. I've read every major book (except Mansfield Park) and I think I've seen just about every Austenite movie adaptation (genuine ones, I'm not counting Clueless here).

 I read a great review about this book, so I'm really interested in reading this one! I've already requested it at my library, so I'm just waiting now.



Review: Jane has fallen in love; the only unfortunate problem is: it’s with Mr. Darcy. In an unexpected turn of events, she finds herself vacationing in Austenland – a place where she can pretend to be the Austen heroine she always dreamed of. While Jane expects all her dreams to come true, she finds that living the Regency dream is not as enticing as she thought it would be. So let me start with: I adore spoofs/satires! They can be so much fun when well-executed. Perhaps the only two things needed in liking a good spoof is that you’re a fan of what’s being spoofed (trust me, that’s a big deal, lol) – and the writer does it with wit and pizzazz. Austenland fit the bill for me; a well written, playful look at the obsession of Austenites. And we all (at least us period drama girls) have some Austenite love in us. Wonderfully, I was able to connect right away with the heroine, Jane. Her struggle with let-down Austen-world expectations and confused feelings about Austenland was,…


Beastly, by Alex Flinn
STARS: 4 out of 5 PLOT: “I am a beast. A beast! Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.” – Beastly’s blurb OPINION: Sometime last year (I’m horrible with dates) I watched Beastly. I thought it was a cute movie, but I had this feeling (which was reiterated by my perceptive sister) that the story would be better as a book. It definitely is. I haven’t read a book this…