Monthly Archives:: November 2011

RTW: Best November Reading

RTW: Best November Reading

  Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.     This week’s topic:  What’s the best book you read in November? I’m going with THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger (I swear it’s not because she is a YA HIGHWAY member!). This read was really fun and unexpected! Being inside Bianca’s head was a fun ride ;)   I tried picking only one, but I have to mention another: RULES OF ATTRACTION by Simone Elkeles. I confess I didn’t pay attention to the order and didn’t read… Read more »

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Model Monday: Music 02

Model Monday: Music 02

I love soundtracks. While browsing for Pirates of Caribbean, Thor, Narnia and Lord of The Rings, I found this group, called Two Steps From Hell.   Their latest CD   How come I had never heard from them before? Well, now I want to compensate for the wasted time lol I just bought many of their songs and added to my writing playlist. They are amazing!   Some samples: (I couldn’t decide between the 785 they have … so I chose a few).                     And don’t tell me you don’t think their songs are inspiring! They are simply AMAZING!   Cheers,  

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#ROW80 Checkin 11/27

#ROW80 Checkin 11/27

  Hello everyone! Here we go for another check-in (already?). Note: this post was written Friday night and scheduled to go live on Sunday morning (so no news from Sat and Sun).    Reminder of my goals: Participate on NaNoWriMo Revise my NaNo novel (G.H.) Read 1 book per week Blog at least once per week (besides the #ROW80 check-ins) Comment on #ROW80 friends’ blogs   Blogging All done.   Reading Finished THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger. Finished RULES OF ATTRACTION by Simone Elkeles. Reading HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD NOVEL by James N. Frey. Hopefully, I’ll have finished it by Sunday.   Writing Honestly, I lost count of how many words I wrote each day this week. However,… Read more »

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I kicked NaNoWriMo @$$

I kicked NaNoWriMo @$$

I’ve finished NaNoWriMo yesterday! Yup, I did it!   My manuscript (I’m calling it G.H. for now) isn’t finished yet, but it’s near the end. About more 10k-15k should do it. Oh, I would like to tell you two  things: I didn’t wrote on 11 of these 24 days. Oh, yeah. Sick kid, sick me, holidays and weekends. Busy month, I’ll say. So, doing the math, I got 50k words down in 13 days. Well, 13 days if you count the novel I started writing but abandoned the second week of NaNo. That’s right. I changed manuscripts on the second week. The first ms had about 15k words on it when I switched to a new ms and went from… Read more »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This post will be short and sweet. I wish Brazil celebrated Thanksgiving. Anyway. My country doesn’t, but I do, in a certain way. I stop for a few minutes and think about all the things I’m grateful for. I just want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  And tell you I’m thankful for everything in my life: my family, my friends, my health, my sometimes insane mind, my writing, my education, my past, my present, my future … myself! And you! Cheers,

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RTW: Being Thankful

RTW: Being Thankful

  “Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.”     This week’s topic is: What writing or publishing-related thing(s) are you most thankful for?   I’m posting this late because there were net issues around here. So I just read everyone posts and I agree with most of them. First, let me tell you all that Brazil doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, which is a shame.   So, I’m thankful for: 1) Books. There are so many books out there that I read and I think: omigosh, I… Read more »

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ROW80 checkin Sun 11/20

ROW80 checkin Sun 11/20

  Another ROW80 Check-in? Already? Jeez, time is flying by … Before I dig in my goals, let me tell you about my knee/foot/cyst situation. It’s past. For now, at least. Both doctors can’t find anything too wrong with my leg. The cyst is a small one, they say, and shouldn’t bother me. And, since I’m not feeling any pain anymore (because of the meds I’m taking), I should try and go back to my normal life. In a month I’ll stop with the meds I’m taking and we’ll see if my pain comes back or not. Well, I’m happy there is nothing wrong with me, but I’m kinda frustrated because the pain I felt was terrible, I really don’t… Read more »

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RTW: School Reading

RTW: School Reading

  Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway‘s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.     This week’s topic: In high school, teens are made to read the classics – Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Bronte, Dickens – but there are a lot of books out there never taught in schools. So if you had the power to change school curriculums, which books would you be sure high school students were required to read?     First, I need to tell you I’m Brazilian. Hence, I went to high school in Brazil and read Brazilian… Read more »

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