More Snippets or More Like Yong-sun’s Dad Appreciation’s Post // Part II

Last week I shared some snippets that I wrote during Camp NaNo. As I said back then: I have more! The post was getting a bit too long and considering one of the snippets left is quite long, it was better to split it into two posts. So here we are!

Yong-sun An is worried about a lot of things, but at the top of his list? The future. Worried his anxiety will get in the way of everything he does, he has no clue what he’ll do after graduation. If he even graduates. Because that’s another thing he worries about. Not that his grades are bad, far from it, but one time it’s bound to go wrong, right?

Meanwhile, his not-best friend (except he is his best friend) Drew suddenly starts to act weird. Yong-sun has no idea how to help, but he has a feeling that it has to do with the mysterious text messages Drew has been getting.

Wow it’s Valentine’s Day what a coincidence asjbdgh

I stopped writing once I got to the confession scene because 1) I won Camp NaNo 2) I’m an awkward bean and so is Yong-sun and I feel everything he’s feeling adbjsh

Hey look it’s me

So the 20k words I wrote during Camp NaNo have a lot of great scenes of Yong-sun’s Dad and?? I love this dork?? Why is he barely present in the earlier parts

Did I mention I love him

I’m super insecure about this paragraph for multiple reasons, one being that it’s personal and it doesn’t feel good enough and the other being that I’m afraid it excludes non-binary people, but I don’t know how to change it?? Help???

Also I changed the actual name to [someone] because spoilers but you can probably guess who it is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I really hope there aren’t any typos in these bjshd I was too afraid to check because I’m lazy dsfh If there’s a major error please point it out though because English isn’t my first language so I might not catch it once I reread my draft (don’t worry about being rude I would love you for it). Anyways hope you enjoyed these. Look it’s not all memes!!

Want to know more about my WIP?

💛 Introducing My Characters
💛 Sharing 7 lines from the WIP
💛 Snippets: How To Flirt 101 by Andrew Lewis and Yong-sun is a Blue Cow
💛 All Hallows Write Tag 
💛 Winter Is Here Write Tag
💛 Your WIP in Gifs Tag
💛 Let’s Celebrate Winning Camp NaNo With Some Snippets! // Part I

How’s your writing going? What are you working on? Do you share snippets of your writing on your blog/anywhere on the internet? Let me know in the comments!

Your WIP In Gifs Tag!

me: *has no energy or time to write because of essays and stress*
me: when you DO find the time and energy you have to write your review ok!!
me: ok
me: *ends up writing this post instead*

uhhhh so yeah i have no excuse?? This idea popped into my head last week but I had no time and energy to blog (thus why I disappeared, which I kind of saw happening because once I start to stress I just,, drop everything else in my life and focus on that one thing which is usually school which I really hate and want to change about myself because I love blogging) so now that I finally did have time and energy?? Yeah I wanted to put it into a post I was really excited about. That said, I really need to write that review because the book came out on Thursday and I feel like a bad blogger woops

ANYWAY. I looked around the Internet to see if this didn’t exist yet and couldn’t find anything so here we are! This tag is fairly simple: you answer the questions with gifs. So let’s get started!

The Rules

💛 Thank the person who tagged you
💛 Credit the creator of this tag (me!) and link back to this post so I can find out allll about your WIPs!
💛 Try to limit the amount of gifs you use per question – I’d say maybe stick to five or less but I’m not the boss of you

Sum up your WIP in 4 gifs

 

 

Bonus:

This… is not just an excuse for me to use gay gifs… why would you think that…

Time to introduce your main characters!

Yong-sun

an accurate representation of Yong-sun during senior year

Basically Yong-sun is a combination of Chidi and Amy

Drew

this gif is PERFECT because drew likes to think he’s all tough and ready to fight but in reality he’s just a smol cute bean who couldn’t hurt a fly

the true otp of my wip: drew + food

Reyna

fun fact i picture cierra ramirez as reyna so double win

if you don’t watch b99 first of what are you doing with your life y are you even reading this post just leave my blog and go watch b99 ok second the context of this gif is that she’s told to be careful because that sauce is hot

Reyna is that friend who will immediately text you a ‘like my post’ message

Hye-su

Hye-su most of the time

Hye-su when someone says things like ‘that’s not art’ or ‘i could do that’

How would your main character react in a crisis?

Actually this is Yong-sun all the time so

If you were to meet your main characters, how would you react?

And if you were to meet your antagonist?*

* No I did not include these questions so I could do this meme?? Don’t be ridiculous

Is there any romance in your WIP? How would you sum it up in gifs?

I mean,, this is it. For almost the entire book. At first the flirting is subtle, but then,, Romeo and Juliet gets quoted and the other person is still like,,

How do other characters feel about this ship?

How do you want people to react reading your WIP?

 

I TAG

💛 Kat @ Life and Other Disasters
💛 Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books 
💛 Lu @ It’s Lu Again
💛 Jackie @ Too Much of a Book Nerd
💛 Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
💛 Julianna @ Paper Blots
💛 May @ Forever and Everly
💛 Vivian @ Writing With Style
💛 Lia @ Lost in a Story
💛 Whoever wants to do this of course!

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

If you want to know more about my unnamed contemporary WIP check out these posts (in order from oldest to most recent posts):

💛 Sharing 7 lines from the WIP
💛 Snippets: How To Flirt 101 by Andrew Lewis and Yong-sun is a Blue Cow
💛 Introducing My Characters
💛 All Hallows Write Tag 
💛 Winter Is Here Write Tag
💛 Valentine’s Day Write Tag

Are you working on a project right now? What’s it about? What gif would you use to describe your book? Do you relate to any of these gifs? Let me know in the comments!

Valentine’s Day Write Tag

The lovely Kat @ Life and Other Disasters has created another awesome writing tag, this time Valentine’s Day themed (Happy Valentine’s Day btw love you all)! Thank you so much for tagging me Kat ❤ If you’re not familiar with her blog please go check it out!

RULES

💛 Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post! (I want to see all your lovely answers, people!)
💛 Provide a short description of your WIP/story!
💛Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible!

DESCRIPTION OF MY WIP

Yong-sun An is worried about a lot of things, but at the top of his list? The future. Worried his anxiety will get in the way of everything he does, he has no clue what he’ll do after graduation. If he even graduates. Because that’s another thing he worries about. Not that his grades are bad, far from it, but one time it’s bound to go wrong, right?

Meanwhile, his not-best friend (except he is his best friend) Drew suddenly starts to act weird. Yong-sun has no idea how to help, but he has a feeling that it has to do with the mysterious text messages Drew has been getting.

As I said before in the All Hallows Write Tag and the Winter is Here Write Tag, this summary is not complete, but I really like what I have so far. What you need to know besides this summary: there are two other main characters, Reyna and Hye-su. They are Yong-sun’s other friends. One day I’ll write the perfect summary that also includes them.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

If there is a couple in your WIP, what are their plans for Valentine’s Day? And if there is no couple in your WIP, is there someone your main character would like to spend Valentine’s Day with?

There is a couple in my WIP, but they get together later on and I guess it’s kinda spoilery? So I’ll be a bit vague. One of them would be incredibly cheesy and get a huge bouqet of roses, a huge bear and chocolates, while the other just gets embarrassed and throws a more personal gift at his head*

* Obviously not literally

Who has no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone?

Reyna. 100% Reyna. She has no shame when it comes to a lot of things and just generally has this ‘idgaf’ attitude. Not that she doesn’t give one at all, but definitely not about Valentine’s Day.

One of your characters requests a song on the radio for their crush! Which song and for which character would they pick it?

I had trouble choosing between Reyna and Drew, but Drew wouldn’t actually dare to request a song on the radio (though he’d pretend he would)- he’d just blast it himself out of his crush’ window. Reyna on the other hand would definitely request a song on the radio and she’d pick Mary Lambert’s I’d Be Your Wife. And who’d they pick it for?

Is there a character who would organise an Anti-Valentine’s Day party?

I can see Reyna throw a Galentine’s party, which can sort of be an Anti-Valentine’s Day party I guess. Though considering she’d invite her crush it would kind of still be a Valentine’s Day party

Reyna @ herself

What romantic gesture would swoon your main character?

It really doesn’t take much tbh – like one rose and the boy is a blushing mess

an accurate representation of Yong-sun

Which character would buy a bunch of red roses and hand them out to strangers on the street, just to make their day?

Hye-su without a doubt. She’s just smol cinnamon roll

What are your main character’s favourite Valentine’s movies? (Note: Valentine’s movies don’t have to be romantic!)

Okay so my WIP takes place in 2015 but can we just go to the future* and say Love, Simon because I can’t think of any other Valentine’s movie that Yong-sun would like

* I wish I could just go to the future pls I need to see this movie now

Who is ready for the February 15th, just to get all the chocolate on sale?

Without a doubt: Drew. Boy loves food, especially candy and especially chocolate

an accurate representation of Drew

Is there a character who never spends Valentine’s Day alone aka always has some sort of date?

Nope – unless we count some of their parents lol

Bonus: Create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for one or several of your characters!

So uhh I got a bit carried away and created a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for all four of my main characters haha. In order: Yong-sun, Drew, Hye-su and Reyna

Thank you again Kat for creating such a fun tag! Every time I do one of these I get to know my characters a little better and love them even more than I already did, so of course I’m grateful for that!

If you want to know more about my unnamed contemporary WIP check out these posts (in order from oldest to most recent posts):

💛 Sharing 7 lines from the WIP
💛 Snippets: How To Flirt 101 by Andrew Lewis and Yong-sun is a Blue Cow
💛 Introducing My Characters
💛 All Hallows Write Tag 
💛 Winter Is Here Write Tag

Since today’s Valentine I’m just going to tag whoever wants to do this!

Will you join me and Yong-sun to the future to go see Love, Simon? It’s really easy we just need to steal a TARDIS no biggie. Are you ready for the chocolate sale tomorrow? Are you anti-Valentine’s Day or are you a big romantic? Let me know in the comments!

Merry Christmas Eve Ya Beautiful Bloggers

First off: sorry for kinda disappearing without saying anything. I had to take care of a lot of things before I leave for Manchester* and I’ve been spending all of my free time writing. So that led to me neglecting my blog. But I didn’t want to skip today’s Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers, because it’s Christmas Eve!

* LESS THAN TWO WEEKS GUYS I’M NOT FREAKING OUT YOU’RE FREAKING OUT

I don’t know if I’ll have time to post a Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers tomorrow, so today’s definitely couldn’t be missed.

What is Merry Christmas Ya Beautiful Bloggers?

In the spirit of Christmas I shall highlight some amazing bloggers during this month. As there’s no way I can fit all of them in one post, there will be multiple posts over the last few weeks of this year. This isn’t limited to book bloggers and the order is completely random. You can find the first highlighted bloggers herehere and here.

Fadwa @ Word Wonders

💛 Reads and talks about lots of great diverse books – even makes lists to make it easier to find certain kind of diverse books like her list of books with native/indigenous main characters
💛 Has a feature called Diverse Book Bloggers Discuss in which diverse book bloggers guest blog on her blog
💛 Writes great discussions

 

 

Lia @ Lost in a Story 

💛 Aesthetic Queen
💛 Great reviews
💛 Besides books she also talks a lot about writing
💛 Has a feature in which she highlights newbie bloggers
💛 Really creative, like this really cool book tag she created

 

 

 

Vivian @ Writing With Style

💛 Looking for a great writing blog? Look no further
💛 Seriously Vivian has inspired me SO. MUCH.
💛 One of my favourite writing posts of hers is about why you should go to a museum for your writing
💛 Also talks about books of course!
💛 Seriously creative blog posts

 

 

 

 

Smiling Dreamer

💛 Look how cute her blog is!
💛 Lifestyle blogger, so she pretty much blogs about everything: travel, shopping, photography, books… You’re bound to find something that interests you!
💛 Always puts a smile on my face

 

 

 

 

 

Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader

💛 Queen of Discussions
💛 Seriously, she ALWAYS has a new interesting discussion post to read, I don’t know how she keeps getting so many good ideas for discussion posts!
💛 Interesting posts about diversity
💛 Also talks about blogging struggles

 

 

 

Jasmine @ It’s Simply Me, Jasmine

💛 Another cute blog
💛 Look at those graphics!
💛 Personal posts which a lot of us can relate too
💛 Talks about lots of different things, including books

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it for now! I still have more blogs to share, so look out for the next part. I’m not sure when that will be as I’m seriously busy right now, but I promise I’ll get to it eventually.

Anyway, it goes without saying, but check out these blogs if you don’t know them yet!

Do you follow any of these blogs? What are some of your favourite blogs? What makes a blog a favourite? Let me know in the comments!*

* I’m lazy and unoriginal so I just keep on copying this from my previous posts