Redundant Update

Well guys as the title says this post is pretty redundant but… I’ve come to admit the blog is officially dead. I never did get a new laptop but that’s okay because my job is too demanding for me to keep up my usual review/ non-review pace. I just figured you guys ought to know for those who may have wondered. Thanks for reading my words guys. It meant a lot to me. Kris.

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Bad News

I’m writing to let you guys know that my laptop officially went legs up on Tuesday. The poor thing simply overheated and now the monitor won’t come on. That means I don’t have access to any of my files. I’m going to try to work something out but for now things are not looking good.

Thanks for keeping up with the blog guys, it means a lot to me that you guys like what I write. Have a great weekend!

Kris.

Kadooment 2k12!!!!

Hey guys! It’s Monday but there’s no post today. It’s Kadooment here in the lovely Barbados and the blog is taking a chance to sleep in (Not really). Mostly I’m using this time to re-evaluate my posting schedule. I don’t know if you guys have noticed but I post pretty erratically and mostly it’s because if I don’t think the day and the post match up it’s just not gonna happen. Yeah I’m weird but honestly a Morning Muse review on a Tuesday? And let’s not even talk about Wednesday or Thursday because they’re reserved. Oh yeah, I’m going to be doing some shuffling around just to make myself happy.

Have a great Monday everyone! Most of Barbados will be!

Kris

Bird’s Eye View: Music-Inspired Writing

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sunnythursdaypicHey, guys! It’s a gorgeous, sunny Thursday here in Barbados, as you can see in my pic, and I wish you guys all were here to enjoy it with me! But on another note, I’ve recently been really into my music, and I’ve been making special attempts to learn the names of the songs I hear and love and it’s made me think about playlists.

Yes, playlists. All movies have playlists, basically a set of songs that get played at different parts of the movie that each compliment or enhance the tone of the scene. Lots of books have playlists too. How many of you know about Stephanie Meyer’s playlist? She made it public and posted the whole thing on her website ages ago. And since then I know lots of authors talk about the music they listened to as they wrote certain books.

Everyone knows music seems to have a power over people. A catchy tune can really lift our moods, while something steady and classical can calm us down. That’s why I think music is a great aid in writing. For example, if I’m ever having trouble capturing an emotion, or a feeling in a scene, I can usually think of a song or find one that captures the feeling I want and listen to it  so I get caught up in that feeling. Of course, this can also serve as a distraction but it comes down to knowing yourself and sticking to your guns. So today, I’m going to share with you guys some music that I listen to when writing my various works-in-progress.

This is Obsession by Sky Ferreira. I feel like it perfectly captures the emotions of my two main characters, near the opening of one WIP. And no it is not about stalker teens or anything.

This is Ruby Red Roses by Threads of Scarlet. It captures perfectly how the male protag in another of my WIPs feels about the female protag.

Why so many lovey-dovey songs? I dunno, maybe I have trouble capturing those feelings and transferring them into words without the help of music like this.

What do you guys think of the songs? Do you rely on music when writing?

Kris.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (5)

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Its monday what you readingIts monday what you readingYA

Guys! Ohmigosh! I feel like I haven’t posted in forever… mainly because I haven’t. Due to ongoing internet problems and bb service issues I have been out of commission. You may have seen me on Twitter sporadically but that’s been about it. However, I’m back again with my newest feature: “It’s Monday! What are you reading?” It’s hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey with the YA version being hosted by Kellee and Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts. It has truly proved itself to be a great way to show what you’ve read, plan out your reading week, and see what others are currently reading as well! Let’s jump straight into it!

JUST FINISHED READING

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill YouPractical Jean

I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter and Practical Jean were among the books I read these past couple weeks. Another was The UMM Factor by Madeleine Kay (I couldn’t find a good cover pic). They were some truly interesting books and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys.

CURRENTLY READING

Increase Your Financial IQPure

I’m rereading Pure by Juliana Baggott and I must just tell you guys, it’s just as awesome as it was the first time I read it. So easy to read, such great writing, believable characters. And well, I know Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert T. Kiyosaki is not among one of my typical reads but I’ve been trying to add some diversity to my usual reading.

NEXT ON MY READING LIST

Fractured LightThe Other Life

Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan and The Weepers ( aka The Other Life) by Susanne Winnacker are the next two books on my To-Read List. So excited for these two, but then again I’m always excited about new books to read.

Have a great Monday and a great week guys! Feel free to join in and let me know what you’ll be reading this week.

Kris.