Monthly Archives: April 2019

Vomit Draft Progress Report #3

yuriko/ April 30, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 2 comments

Well, I think this might as well be the first report again. After 36k words, I decided to redo the story from scratch. It was a hard decision but I think I like the direction it’s going right now. I’ve changed some of the attributes of the MC and the love interest. She’s older now and in college. So far,

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #2

yuriko/ April 23, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

I’m 36k words and 10 chapters into the story and I wonder if other writers ever struggle with their work as much as I do. Even though I was happy with it for the most part, like my protagonist, I feel like the story is not set at the right time. Or the right situation is not presenting itself. Currently,

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Vomit Draft Progress Report #1

yuriko/ April 18, 2019/ Hobby, writing/ 0 comments

I had started this project a few weeks ago. And though I promised that I would not let Marcia (my inner critic and editor) out of her cage, I fear she had learned to pick the locks. Damn!  I guess this is why I am still on chapter 8 and only at about 25k word count (nothing that it matters

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Back to My Writing

yuriko/ April 12, 2019/ writing/ 0 comments

Ever since I was little, I’ve loved stories. Now, I didn’t say I loved reading… Although, reading is usually the way to absorb stories. And since most of the time, I was bored of someone else’s ramblings, I have been a writer. I’m not saying that I’m perfect, because I’m a realist and I know myself. I just think that

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Game of Thrones

yuriko/ April 7, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Fangirl, Game of Thrones/ 0 comments

Yes, I’m still here… although I’ve missed a few letters (E and F – because I couldn’t think of anything worth while to write about), I  knew I couldn’t leave G alone.  Especially since we’re one week away from the final season of an epic TV show. I’m not really going to spin fan theories or wax on about what’s

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Developing a Story

yuriko/ April 4, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge/ 2 comments

I tend to write by the seat of my pants.   I don’t normally outline,  plot out paths,  or otherwise think ahead when I write something.   Case in point,  this blog post.  I really should have planned out my topics beforehand,  but I thought it’d be easy.  Wrong!   Oh, so wrong! So my topic for today is developing a story.   Yes, 

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C is for CERT

yuriko/ April 3, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, CERT, Volunteer/ 0 comments

I grew up in the Bay Area if California and was present during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.  That day,  I was in class at SF State and I was scheduled to have my creative writing class that Tuesday evening,  but it was cancelled,  which allowed me to get home right before the earth shook.   I remember not really

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B is for Brienne

yuriko/ April 2, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Dogs, Game of Thrones/ 0 comments

It’s about time I start yammering on about Game of Thrones,  isn’t it?   After all,  my life had been empty until I found the series.  😅 Just kidding.   I did have a life before Game of Thrones and I’m sure I’ll have a life after it’s over. But this isn’t necessarily about Game of Thrones.   This is about Brienne,  my

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A is for Ascension

yuriko/ April 1, 2019/ 2019, Blogging Challenge, Games, Hobby/ 0 comments

All right, I thought I had this blog challenge beat!  I was ready a week and a half ago when I posted about it.  I had everything in my head… but then it all fell out of my head before I could write anything down.  Yes, sad face.  So, I’ve been scrambling for the last week at ideas that I

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