Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I'm officially done with high school! I got my diploma today and it's when you throw your cap in the air that it all settles in: you're done with high school :D

I'm so excited right now. This morning, I did not want to wake up. I was actually considering skipping the grad ceremony and just sleeping in. Waking up at 6am just for a ceremony isn't pleasant -_-

And the ceremony was long. I got a headache about halfway through, and it seemed as if the awards would just never end. There were so many of them.I'm just happy I got the award for my writing class :D

The valedictorian speech wasn't very good (At my school, you vote for the valedictorian; it doesn't have anything to do with your GPA. Canada's just a bit wack this way). There were so many awkward moments during that speech that I just felt bad for the guy. It started out awkward and I could tell that he was nervous: he usually speaks so quickly and flawlessly, but he kept stumbling on his words. And there was this one moment when he was like, 'I'm parched. I'm going to take a sip from my water bottle.' Then the guy takes a whole minute and drains the entire bottle. A lot of people were saying it was vodka, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were right. I mean, the speech was just so awkward.
It wasn't all bad though. There were a few funny moments, and he even quoted Rebecca Black once, and it actually fit in the speech pretty well. But that's about it. I'm just happy I didn't try to be valedictorian.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I used to post my projects on inkpop but ever since they changed the layout and a lot of the features on the site, it just lost its appeal to me. At one point, inkpop just became stressful and my friend who introduced me to inkpop even called it a cult. Lol.

So anyway, I stopped going on inkpop. It gives me too much trouble: every time I log on using my username Blueview, it switches me to a different account linked to my Facebook account. It's really irritating. And I don't even know how to upload anything on the new site (kinda embarrassing but whatever xD). I'm only going on there to read this one project that I've patiently been waiting for for quite some time now.

Just yesterday, I found this new writing site. Wattpad. It's got such a simple layout. It's pretty much how inkpop used to be before everyone started swapping in order to get feedback. And it's copyrighted, so it's safe :D
I've posted Theoretically Speaking on there. If any of you would like to read it, that's where I'll be posting and updating from now on. I only have the prologue and first chapter right now, but more will be coming.

Here's the link for those interested (my username is MsBlueview):

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My aunt lent me her copy of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and I've been trying to read it for a while now. I started it about six months ago, and got to the second page. But then a chick lit caught my attention and I dropped it to read that chick lit. And then a few months later I tried reading it again, got to the third page, but then wasn't in the mood to read at all, so I stopped.

I started it last week again, got to the third page, but then this book from the library came in so I read that library book instead. For some reason, I just can't bring myself to read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's not that it's bad...I just get distracted from it so easily. The author uses a bunch of words that I've never even heard of before, have no clue how to pronounce (and I'm actually wondering if they're even English...), and the names are so hard to pronounce.

But at the same time, I've heard that it's a really good book. And it would be so embarrassing to just give the book back to my aunt after more than 6 months of having it. She'll ask me how it was and I'll just be like, "Oh, yeah...I didn't really read it." I can just imagine the disapproving look she'll give me every time any book is brought up.
Dilemma, dilemma. Sigh.

Anyone read that book?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Au Revoir

Goodbye high school xD Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!

Today was my last day of high school and it couldn't have come faster. As much fun as I had there, can't say I'll miss it.

But at more uniforms, no more waking up at 8 every morning (although I rarely ever woke up at 8 at one point; I sort of gave up going to school on time) and just no more high school.

It's time for high school to go bother someone else now :P

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Slimming Down

I just finished writing an overly long chapter (took me weeks to finish it) but I know I need to either a) cut it in half (there are two scenes, so it would be easy to do that) or b) slim that chapter down. If I go with option a) I feel as if both of those chapters would be pretty incomplete. They're two scenes, not two chapters, and they just wouldn't work well as chapters.

But if I go with option b) I'd be cutting a lot of things out. Things that I really need to include. Or at least I feel like I should include them (but you know what they say about the author being too biased to always see clearly). Things that really develop the minor characters and strengthen their relationship with the MC.

So the problem here is that the chapter is too long.

Has it ever happened to any of you before? Any wise and must-follow advice that your brains cannot wait to share with me?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Online Dating

I use to think that only desperate or extremely busy people tried that but whoa - the amount of people I know who are doing it actually boggles me.

My friends made accounts on this one dating website for fun, and every day we see someone we know on there and we're so surprised. I haven't made an account but it's definitely fun to hear about my friends' stories, and it's even more fun to see the kind of people on there. There are those nasty pervs who always start their conversations with something along the lines of 'Touch me' (Ew -_-), there are those people who are so paranoid of meeting some old creep, but then there are those who read people's profiles and are actually interested in the person's personality.

Every day, I hear at least ten funny stories from my friends (like this one guy who said that he was 35. When my friend told him that she wasn't looking for someone this old, he said that he was actually 21 and asked if she wanted to see his driver's license. All he kept sending her were a bunch of his webcam pictures until she finally blocked him). But if you're lucky enough, you'll actually meet a decent person on there. Or you'll meet a complete creep and wonder why you ever signed up.

So naturally, I realized that I wanna include this in TS. Aeryn knows exactly what she wants in a guy, and what better way to find that guy than through online dating? Many different ideas popped in my head, but I narrowed it down to two ideas right now, and I think I'll just see where the story goes. What I can't wait to write are all the creeps that will start messaging her (I feel like I've got such a twisted mind right now :P)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Writing Class

I took a writing class at school (after taking it, dropping it, taking it again, dropping it again and finally taking it, all in four days) I sort of expected my writing to become amazing by now (like, published-author-amazing). But seriously, the only thing I learned from that class was that there's more than one one type of essay. Way more than one type o.o
We spent ages writing essays and only about three weeks on the fiction unit. Last week had to write a flash fiction and after hours of staring at a blank screen - completely uninspired - I was able to write the flash fiction. I titled it 'My Friday Night With You' (I posted it on inkpop) after Katy Perry's song Last Friday Night.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Parallel Beginnings

I've finally updated Theoretically Speaking on inkpop! I had so much rewrites to do and just last night, my USB ( the one I just bought) stopped working. Thankfully, I learned from my last mistake and had everything backed up.

But anyway, that's not what I wanted to talk about today. I've been editing STA for a while now (on and off), and every time I'm done with it, I always try to work on its sequel. After restarting the beginning of Say It Once (the sequel) more times than I can count, I was finally satisfied with the last beginning. What I have in mind for the sequel is to have a parallel (more or less parallel) beginning and ending to STA. I changed the beginning of STA a while back and I think this new idea works better. At least I'm hoping it does :P

Here's the rewritten beginning of STA and the beginning of SIO:

Second Time Around - Chapter 1:

Jane and I stared at the five pictures aligned on my bed, showing in embarrassing detail my disastrous fall in the mud puddle last month at the park.
She shook her head and laughed at the last picture. “Your eyes look like they’re ready to pop out of your head.”
I groaned. “I know.”
She pointed to the second picture, which showed my brief moment in the air, right before my butt landed in the mud to make its glorious splash. “This reminds me of freshman year.”
Oh God, I thought, remembering the fall we both had when trying out for the soccer team. Like most of my embarrassing moments, it had been captured on camera and was forever remembered.
“Why was there a pile of clothes there?” she asked as she leaned closer to the pictures.
I sighed and walked to my closet, ready to put the Forest Incident behind, just like I had done with all of my other embarrassing incidents. “They took my clothes while I was changing.”
Jane nodded matter-of-factly as if it all made perfect sense. “You did have it coming for you.”
I turned back and blinked at her. “I broke up with Logan an hour before. How was I supposed to know that his friends would make me run around a forest in my underwear?”
Jane snorted. “It’s called Karma, Ave. Nothing personal," she said with a shrug. "And look at it this way: I would've done the same if I were them." And knowing her, she most likely would have.

Say It Once - Chapter 1:

“You look like Rudolph.”
“She was Rudolph.”
“She’s missing the antlers.”
I glared at both Lucas and Jane before grabbing the pictures off the living room floor. They both laughed and Jane, my best friend, smirked before she walked to the kitchen.  
“I told you to stop carrying that camera around and taking pictures of people. Four years later, you still don’t listen. Karma’s a bitch, Ave,” she called over her shoulder. I rolled my eyes.
“Jane, you need to get over it.” During last month’s Spirit Day – which also happened to be Jane’s Bad Hair Day – I had gone around taking pictures. I’d forgotten to delete her picture from the batch and the newspaper’s editor had used it as the front page of this month’s issue. The paper sold like it never had before, and Jane never let me forget it. “The picture wasn’t even that bad,” I said, reaching over to snatch one of my Rudolph pictures from Lucas’s hand. He moved it out of my reach in time and pulled me by the waist.
He grinned down at me and kissed the tip of my nose. “You make a hot Rudolph, McAdams.”
 “Haha.” I tried to reach behind him but didn’t succeed at much. “Luke, give me the picture.”
Jane came back with a glass of water and shook her head. “Don’t give it to her.”
“Jane, this picture is a thousand times worse than yours was.” She stared at me over her glass of water, unmoved. “I’m wearing a leotard!”
“And tights,” Lucas added, his eyes back to the picture.
I glared at him. Sometimes I wondered how he and I were still together after a whole year.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

And she comes back to life...

I've almost abandoned this blog, haven't I? I haven't written or blogged in the last two weeks. I've just been sleeping, doing homework and reading.

I read Kinsella's Shopaholic Series and every time I tried to write TS, I felt like I was still stuck in Becky's head (the MC from the Shopaholic Series). It's not pleasant. Becky's character is really different and very distinct, and after spending 2 weeks and 5 books with her, it was almost impossible to write with Aeryn's voice. I would write something and delete it because it just wasn't how Aeryn would think or talk or do anything.

But I'm done with the Shopaholic books and today I spent hours trying to get back in Aeryn's head. It's now 10pm and I've finally managed to forget Becky's annoying voice talking about shopping and clothes (I still don't understand how I managed to read all 5 books. She's just such an annoying and materialistic character that it drove me insane by the middle of each book). I've written a thousand words of TS today and it feels so good to be writing again, and actually be happy with what I'm writing.

And, to make up for almost abandoning this blog, my next post will be an excerpt. Most likely from TS, but it might be from Bad Apple. We'll see!