from the bookshelf · Writing Desk

Restart

At the risk of jinxing a streak, I'll own up to being productive with my writing lately. I commit myself to a thousand words per session. My goal is to have a first draft of the second novel by summer's end. I have procrastinated about this for so long, thinking I need more research before… Continue reading Restart

Musings and Such

Spring Updates

Alas, it's May and we're still in the throes of this pandemic, battling variants, vaccine distribution happening. Too. Slowly. Though death toll has been high last year, I don't remember sending as many condolences as I did last April. Whether they're all Covid-19 deaths, I don't know, sometimes I'm not too close to the person… Continue reading Spring Updates

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Of Resolutions and Weird Writing Spaces

My new writing space is the top of my intimates' drawer. I know, I have a completely decent desk with a view (featured here), but after several unproductive writing hours I realised I can't be creative in the same space I do my day jobs. My resolutions (not New Year's because I came up with… Continue reading Of Resolutions and Weird Writing Spaces

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Of Literary Spies and Real-Life Selves

For some reason, spy novels are finding their way in my have-read list. More recent titles, not John le CarrĂ© classics. Last week, for instance, I finished Lauren Wilkinson's American Spy which was just published last February. Pausing here to mention I don't write book reviews. Nothing against them, just that I like approaching my… Continue reading Of Literary Spies and Real-Life Selves