Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 13”)

We had a tie this week between posting a memoir or a new chapter of Cadence, and since we just had a memoir last week (and I am currently drowning in Spanish homework and therefore lack the time to write anything), here’s Chapter 13 of Cadence!

Links to previous chapters of Cadence:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Recap of What’s Happened So Far:

 

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

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See you next Wednesday, happy one week to Halloween, and happy SEVEN DAYS TO NANOWRIMO!!! (Reminder that if you’re dressing up like a Hunger Games  character for Halloween, I’d love to see your photos, and I’ll be sharing all of them on my blog this November. All you have to do is email your pic(s) to: [redacted].)

Have a good week!

~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 11”)

So this week I’m participating in this really cool three day event called The Great Write Off. You should go check it out when you get the chance, because it’s basically like a mini-NaNoWriMo sort of fundraiser sort of thing, and it’s awesome. (And speaking of NaNoWriMo, now that it’s October, the website’s launched for this season! YAAAY!)

Links to previous chapters of Cadence:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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See you on Friday!

~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 10”)

You know my favorite part about Wednesdays? (You know, minus the fact that I get to post for you?)

I only have one class. And it’s in the afternoon.

College just got about fifteen times better than high school.

Today’s Wordy Wednesday is the next chapter of Cadence. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Links to previous chapters:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 9”)

Hey there. It’s after midnight and I’m still up packing for college, so I figured I might as well give you this week’s Wordy Wednesday now, while I’ve still got internet access and am at least 50% awake (although that percentage is fading fast). Sound good? Good.

[Disclaimer: Reminder while you’re reading Cadence that this is an incomplete first draft of a novel I began writing for Camp NaNoWriMo this past June. It’s had no editing whatsoever, and I wasn’t exactly spending time on making it high-quality (let’s not forget, for example, how I wrote the first 11,000 words in one sitting). It was a NaNo novel, so just be warned about that. There will be typos and awkwardly worded sentences and weirdly dramatic moments and all that fun stuff. I apologize in advance, and thank you, you wonderful reader, for putting up with the errors. You rock.]

Links to previous chapters:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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Help decide:

~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 8”)

Have you checked out Write On Con yet?

If yes: Good for you! Isn’t it amazing?

If no: WHY HAVEN’T YOU YET??? GO DO THAT RIGHT NOW, MISSY/MISTER.

This week’s Wordy Wednesday is the next chapter of Cadence!

Links to previous chapters:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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Again, if you’re yet to check out Write On Con, make sure to get on that. Because it ends tonight, and you’ll definitely be disappointed if you’re a kidlit writer and you miss it.

~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Chapter 7”)

Because we had a three-way tie for what this week’s Wordy Wednesday should be between “short story,” “memoir,” and “a new chapter of Cadence,” and we just had a short story last week, and I didn’t have enough time to write a memoir today… I figured I’d give you more Cadence.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Links to previous chapters of Cadence:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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Vote for next week’s Wordy Wednesday!

~Julia

PS. I’m posting this within ten seconds of midnight. I am a master procrastinator.

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Excerpt #3”)

I AM GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW. I’m currently working at a local drama camp in the mornings, prepping for my grad party this weekend in the afternoons, and attending theatre rehearsals in the evenings. Along with trying not to lose Camp NaNoWriMo too horribly.

I ache all over, I keep snapping at everybody, and I’m basically dressed like a giant five year old today because I couldn’t be bothered to find anything cute to wear.

And I look like this:

I really, really just want to get some sleep, but I can’t, because there’s so much stuff to do, and just… Gah. I can’t take it. I can’t wait until this week is over and everything slows down and I can go back to being like this:

(I know — even when I’m trying, I don’t have my usual perk and verve.)

But anyway, here’s today’s Wordy Wednesday! (To be honest, I’m not even sure today is Wednesday, but I’m assuming it is since this is going to be my third day of torture and it started on Monday… which comes two days before Wednesday. Yeah.)

(Link to Chapter One & Chapter Two.)

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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~Julia

Bonus Post: Six Month Blogiversary and Lucky 7 Meme!

Today marks my six month blogiversary! I’ve been doing this thing for half a year now! WHOOHOO!!!!! 😀

I’m so beyond excited about this, guys. (I can’t believe it’s already been six months!!!!!)

Now, in honor of that — and because, you know, I was TAGGED for it — today’s post is also going to include the Lucky 7 Meme Award, which was given to me by Tania L. Ramos over at New Author Publishing, who’s super cool, and you should all go follow her.

The Lucky 7 Meme Award Rules are as such:

1. Go to the 7th or 77th page of your work in progress.

2. Go to the 7th line of the page.

3. Copy the next 7 sentences or paragraphs. Remember, they must be as they are typed.

4. Tag 7 authors.

5. Let them know they’re it!

My snippet’s going to be coming from my Camp NaNoWriMo novel for June 2012, Cadence:

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Sorry, I’m currently querying this manuscript and thus: no random excerpts online. Thanks for the interest, though!

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Below are seven of the authors that I follow!

Hero from Heroic Endeavors

Tatiana from Words into Darkness

Ari from A Fuzzy Mango with Wings

Vicki from Page After Page

Teresa from Teresa the Random

Ariel from Magic Esi Poetry

Monica from Love YA

… Now time to go celebrate some more over my six month blogiversary!!

~Julia

Wordy Wednesday (“Cadence, Excerpt #2”)

So, I’m actually typing this post on Monday right now, instead of Wednesday, because I’m going to my college orientation later this week… and it feels really weird, but oh well, right? I’m going to set a release date on this, so hopefully that’ll work and Word Press will post this on Wednesday. (If not, I apologize — I can’t take my laptop with me to orientation, and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have time to write a post while I was there, anyway — so this is the best that I can do. Sorry!)

This week’s Wordy Wednesday is another excerpt from my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, Cadence. (If you haven’t read chapter one yet, click here.) I’m currently about 22,000 into my NaNo. 🙂

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[Sorry this is no longer available–I’m editing Cadence now with the hopes of maybe, possibly publishing it someday. Thanks for the interest, though!]

 

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Talk to you all this weekend!!

~Julia

Update On My Life / “Looking for Alaska” Review-ish-Thing

So, quick update on what’s goin’ on in my life right now:

  • I’m currently behind in Camp NaNoWriMo as far as personal goals go, but actually ahead of NaNoWriMo standards by like 4,000 words (the issue is that I’m taking a five day break from writing towards the end of Camp NaNo, so I need to get five days ahead of schedule so that doesn’t put me behind on finishing on time).
  • The first meeting for the musical-thing I’m in this summer (it’s actually a rock opera) is today.
  • I’m still drowning in grad parties to attend.
  • I have college orientation this week! And I’m freaking out about it more than just a little bit!!!
  • I basically can’t leave my room right now without my parents throwing another chore or two at me, so I’m kind of holing up in here today (minus the theatre meeting, two grad parties, and going to see a play with my grandparents) in order to try to get some writing done. (Don’t worry, I’ve got a not-so-secret stash of junk food up here to keep me alive.)

And that’s basically it! And now in other news: I finished reading Looking for Alaska by John Green yesterday morning, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it, so…

Looking for Alaska is philosophical by nature, deep by content, and so realistic in its reaction to loss that I actually got tears in my eyes  on multiple occasions (which is saying something, because books hardly ever make me cry). John Green made me fall in love with his characters, despite their faults, and he reminded me why I love realistic fiction: Because it’s real. Because I can connect with it, and laugh with it, and hurt with it.

However, there was definitely some content in there that I could have done without. I felt uncomfortable for a lot of the first half of the book with how the main characters viewed intimacy — hooking up with people who they barely knew — although I know that this is a common view among my peers, and I really shouldn’t have been surprised to find so much of that because, as mentioned above, John Green writes realistically. It’s just not my personal lifestyle. There was also quite a lot of smoking and drinking going on in the novel, but, I don’t know, that stuff just doesn’t make me uncomfortable like, well… other stuff does.

In the end, Looking for Alaska was a great book. Beautiful writing, great dialogue, and so realistic at points that it hurts. Just be prepared for some hormones in there, as well.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 9.

~Julia