So it’s been a while. I blame summer. Once it gets hot, I don’t want to do anything. I spend summer hiding in the air conditioning.
I’m a grammar nazi at heart. I’ve been reading almost since I was born, and I had really good English teachers all through school. In my sophomore (or junior?) year of college, I took a class called Advanced Grammar & Composition. Here, I learned about two schools of thought on grammar: the prescriptivists and the descriptivists.
One of my favorite writing quotes is, “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles” (Shannon Hale). That’s how I feel this week, especially after spending all of Saturday doing writing sprints and accidentally finishing my steampunk novella. I’m sure there will be lots of places to go back and add things. I know there’s going to be a lot of editing.
I finished it!
Feeling a bit uninspired this week, so I shall continue my commentary on The Goblet of Fire.
I’ve been slowly working my way through the Chronicles of Narnia. “Slowly” being, I started over a year ago and I’m about halfway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
I’m also reading Goblet of Fire. This is my fourth read of the series, but I wouldn’t call this “working my way through,” as for almost two years now, I’ve just been in a perpetual state of reading Harry Potter.
I saw a post recently that said, “Every fandom has that one character that just didn’t deserve it.” For example, Harry Potter has Remus Lupin.
I’m currently working my way through the series for the fourth time. I just finished reading Prisoner of Azkaban, and boy, do I have some opinions.
(Spoilers, spoilers, blah, blah, blah.)