Secondary goal - I really want to make a cool signature banner, but I can't really make one until I know a little more about what my book is about.
Wish me luck!
Anyway, I've just discovered this website called jenpoo.com and it's filled to the gills with K-Pop. Plus, they just started adding videos! Ooh I'm so syced!
Other worthwhile updates...
1. I've made a couple new friends recently, one of which is as obsessed with Asian stuff as me, plus she's black. Finally, a kindred!
2. Hopefully by the end of today I'll have a job!
3. I have a small idea where my NaNo is going, but I'm struggling with coming up with a real plot. Plus it's stressful to have to write scenes where there's real tension. Honestly, it's almost too hard for me to read those scenes, so I'm not sure how I'm going to go about writing them myself.
4. I got all my school work caught up, and I raised my D to B in Health. Yay!
5. I still haven't gone to church. Boo.
6. My bed is a piece of crap. I'd actually prefer to stay up all night instead of sleep on that thing.
7. My sis and I finally cleaned the house. How wickity-wackity cool is that?!
8. This hot chocolate I'm drinking (courtesy of said kindred) is delicious. Yum.
Alright, well that's all I have the patience to write right now, so hasta!*
*I use too many exclamation points. I just want you, dear reader, to feel the excitement in my voice while I write these things. Even though the words on the blog say "whatever" the voice in my head says "freaking A I'm excited!" thus, the exclamation point.
I imagine I’ll also add a few tidbits about myself. Right now I’m pretty interested in the k-pop bands Big Bang and 2ne1. A friend and I started a website for the groups, which I’ll post a link to as soon as it’s complete. My love of Big Bang – and especially the rapper of the group, T.O.P. – has created a desire in me to learn Korean, so I’ve been working on it, and with any luck you (potential blog reader) can follow that whim and see where it goes.
Something else I’d like to note – I’m black. Well – I’m mixed; my mom is white and my dad is black. I think it’s important for you (hopeful blog subscriber) to know that, because I’ve always found that when I seek out others interested in what I am (learning Korean, for example) I generally find few-to-no blacks. It’s not that I only want to share my interests or become friends with blacks – I’m quite open to all people. It’s just that I sometimes feel insecure as a black person when I see that I’m often more interested in “white” things than “black” things. Hopefully this blog will also be a place where those stereotypes can be broken and other kids like me can share their crazy, nothing-to-do-with-stereotypical-blackne
What stereotype problems have I encountered? Well one of the biggest problems I’ve had is that I love fantasy novels (and the occasional science fiction), but most of the main characters are white and most of the books are inspired by traditional medieval Europe-style cultures, often times completely ignoring the rich histories in the rest of the world. With everything in life there are exceptions, but an overwhelming majority of fantasy books are created this way. I love the books just the same, but I want to read something that makes me feel like my culture has something to offer as well. Because of these sentiments, one can expect to find a comment or two on race relations in this blog as well.
In summation, here is what you, dear reader, can expect from Nabiya:· Novel writing tips, tricks, and general helpfulness