Pick that book back up! and NANOWRIMO

Over the summer I had the pleasure of reading for fun. It’s has become increasingly hard to enjoy what I pick up and not close it because I have to do homework. I would never be completely immersed in what I was reading for that simple factor. And it sucks.

But when there is free time, take it and remind yourself why you wanted to write. I’m going to do a little more reading before I start to write. I would suggest something that is not in the genre you’re writing because ideas from the book a could magically make its way into what you’re writing. That’s no good when trying to make your work original as possible.

It’s hard to write what you want when you have projects and homework to do. Hopefully, as the school year goes on I will read for fun before I write.

NANOWRIMO is coming up pretty soon. Every time November rolls around I say I’m going to do it, but school wants to get in the way. I will do my best and I hope to start posting short stories then with summaries of other things I’m working on. Like my novel series, Torque.

Well, until next time, pick up a book. Or books.

Let me know if this is something you do before writing or you do something else to mentally prepare yourself.
XO Arisa

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I don’t know what I’m doing but…

I seriously don’t know what I am doing, but I hope to begin the film script soon. I have set up a time with my friends this past Monday to help brainstorm some ideas and hopefully begin something.

Since I have no clue what I am doing, I have asked two of my theatre friends and my college writing professor, who studied film to help. Of course my theatre friends will be guide in regards to content and plot in this form of writing. My professor said he was going to send references to help with structure and ways to set up the script. I’ll eventually search the for references myself.

When my friends and I talked on Monday, I told them the truth about not knowing what I’m doing. So one of them told me to write a 10-page script and told me not to think about what I was writing. All I could think was: “How am I not supposed to think?”

I am used to thinking about what I’m writing and whether it will make sense and if the plot will match down the line. The 10-page script will be challenge for me to do, but I am up to it. I must finish by the next time we talk to each other.

The reason why I want to create a film script is because I want to try something new with writing, for fun and because of my college writing 2 course. The course was based on the analysis of film and writing papers on them. Watching the films made me want to know what was the process like for the writers of the movie. The dialogue is the backbone of the movie then the visuals.

I think that when stories are created and turned into a great visual masterpiece, it’s pretty freaking awesome. Lately, I have been looking a graduate schools that offer film or television programs. I am finding it hard to chose what I want to do for a Master’s degree.

I think this will conclude my rant about not knowing what I am doing.

And for you Trekkie fans, go see Star Trek: Into Darkness. I found it quite delightful, I want to see it again. (The lens flares don’t disappoint.)

XO Arisa (If you guys have good references for script writing, format, etc.  comment below.)

Reminders

I am reminded everyday to be happy

Happy for what I have.

With so many things

That could happen

Something can easily slip away.

There are times when I wish it were yesterday

To repeat the same feelings, good feelings.

To relish in those feelings 

and keep them.

Because feelings can lasts for a few good

minutes

hours

days

and years.

‘Finally’

I finally did it. I finally started my first novel again. And the word ‘Finally’ is the first word. I am happy that I started again because I was really hesitant because I did not nowhere to start. I think I was even afraid to start, not wanting it to be bad. But I thought about what a mentor said to me. He said don’t be afraid to write.

It constantly played in my head over and over last night, until 2 am hit and I started writing. And for some reason I find it easier to write at the dead of night/ morning than during the day. Maybe because of the things that are going on and the tasks that I have to complete.

Does anyone else write super late?

Also, I will make another post soon about some organizing things that I did recently for notebooks, but I can’t find my camera at all. The only camera I have is the one on my phone and it did not produce the best quality. So until my parents get back with their camera, I am camera-less. Maybe this is a sign I need a new camera? 🙂

Oh, yeah. Does anyone watch the Legend of Korra?I’m Excited for Saturday!

xo Arisa

Drafts and Notebooks


I am currently re-reading a novel draft from a while ago. Oh God, this is the most cringing experience ever! And embarrassing, I cannot help but think ‘Why?’

Reading all of the silly mistakes and what had a strong influence on me when I wrote it is cringe worthy. I cannot wait to rewrite the first and second chapter. The first chapter could use a lot of work and I did not like it as much as I like chapter two. When I wrote the two chapters, there was a large time period between. I could tell that there had been some growth in my writing, which is good, no writer wants their writing to plateau.

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Book buying

I am currently watching Kill Bill 1. I haven’t seen this movie in a while. The action scenes= awesome!

Anyways. I know haven’t posted in a while. Maybe it’s because I have lost motivation in updating the blog and not having as many hits. I’ve decided to try and let it  not get to me. I’ll continue to post about writing and everything else. It’s been about a month since I’ve gotten out of school and I am jobless. Sitting in my parents’ house, just cleaning. It’s really annoying, it’s not like I want to sit at home. I really am trying for a job.

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