Posts tagged ‘books’

March 16, 2014

I Reached 50,000 Words!

by evilnymphstuff

This is a special post to announce that I’ve got past the 50k words mark in my novel-in-progress, a novel I’ve been writing since the beginning of the year – yeah if it was NaNoWriMo I would already be past 50k well before – as those who have been following my posts this year know.

And I didn’t realise that my previous post was actually my 400th! A neat number :) This is the 401st one.

Back to the novel I’m writing, it’s actually a project I’ve challenged myself to complete before going to university in July, and being on the 50k words line, I’m halfway through! Wasn’t sure if I should write ‘only’ or ‘already’ ;) I just feel that the story will evolve till past 100k words!

It’s urban fantasy, an idea, complex and continuously expanding, which was planted into my brain since I was 13 but which only became a story in 2012 for Camp NaNoWriMo in August and which I’ve been writing and re-writing since, never coming up with a completed story. Until now. Now I feel ready to finish that 3rd attempted first draft of this novel! I’m determined :)

If any of you want to know what this obsessive novel-in-progress of mine is basically all about, you can check out this short story I made based on it, for the Create A World Writing Contest by The Dark Globe which I actually won: CLICK HERE!

Anyway, thinking of novels… I made a book haul recently on my YouTube channel! Here it is:

Enjoy!

Tell me anything in the comments! About writing, reading… whatever! Let’s chat :)

An Evil Nymph.

March 1, 2014

Vlogging Is Back! | February Favourites

by evilnymphstuff

Yes I’m back to vlogging!

For my dear bloggers buddies, here’s the description of the video, in case you’re actually watching this rather long vlog of mine and want to know more about the links I mentioned in it:

December 20, 2013

Christmas Presents In Advance | Edition 2013

by evilnymphstuff

I remembered I made a similar post back in 2011 when I received my first and only Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy SII, in addition to a wonderful book of course.

Well this year, I also decided to get myself something tech-y as well as books and since I got my gifts way before Christmas (i.e. for more than a week)… today’s post is born!

But first, for the sake of the Christmas and holiday spirit, I’d like to share with you an event a group of YouTubers, including me, are doing to help other YouTubers, as during the holiday season we want to Do Good :)

Here it is:

Hope you have some spare time to watch it! If not, without further ado, here are my 2013 Christmas presents!

December 11, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge | Grand

by evilnymphstuff

To a human being, a mountain is imposing, majestic, grand.

This is the Lion Mountain which is not far from my house and indeed watches over us.

lion mountain

April 25, 2013

“I’m Not Good Enough.”

by evilnymphstuff

This is something that is heard on many occasions, and in my surroundings it is heard especially from students, including me. Why such a low self-esteem attitude?

low self-esteem

 

Peer pressure, you’d say? What about parent pressure?

January 14, 2013

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Evil Characters

by evilnymphstuff

therese desqueyroux françois mauriacLes « coeurs sur la main » n’ont pas d’histoire ; mais je connais celle des coeurs enfouis et tout mêlés à un corps de boue.

This French quote from François Mauriac very much describes my main motivation for siding with evil characters in my stories. I can’t really translate it though, because in English it won’t have that same impact it had on me, you see… The French language has a particular (charming and poetic) style that I just can’t reproduce in English. But basically, Mauriac tells us that he prefers to write on those who are ‘evil’ and unconventional instead of those who are good and virtuous.

I can totally understand why. (And I totally understand Mauriac thus that’s why I’m in love with his book, Thérèse Desqueyroux).

January 8, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

by evilnymphstuff

There’s a resolution I missed when I wrote My 2013 Goals!

It’s to read the maximum of books I can!

shelf of fiction books

April 7, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

by evilnymphstuff

When I think of arranged, it reminds me strangely of my childhood, when everything was… arranged. I mean, I was very obedient, followed the rules, predictable… I have been ‘arranged’ in a particular way.

And I was fond of the Smurfs storyboards!

So well arranged, right? :P I don’t have the whole collection though.

March 3, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

by evilnymphstuff

Sorry for I’m a bit late in this week’s photo challenge. Anyway these days, I’ve mainly been indulged in…

sociology book

Yes, in the thickest of all school books I’ve ever had to study! It’s nicknamed the ‘dictionary’ of sociology. I’m fortunate that the subject is interesting… ^^

Getting serious about my studies hehe.

An Evil Nymph.

November 28, 2011

For those who have already reached 50,000 words…

by evilnymphstuff

Congrats!!!! :D

congratulations

I’ve reached 50k words too yesterday night ^^ (did you see my winning badge on the right??) but hell, my novel is nowhere near ready! I feel like I’m still halfway in the writing. I reviewed it briefly yesterday and realised that I have much much to edit and all that. But really, I thank NaNo because thanks to this challenge I am now determined to finish the story and maybe next year or when I’ll be ready for it: I’ll go and publish. My dad told me he’d help me if I do. :)

October 30, 2011

Back to Teens!

by evilnymphstuff

I’d never thought that I’d come back to teens’ books.

I usually read young adults or adults books, you know those which are 400+ pages :P As an avid reader since I was born (yeps my mom did the reading for me until I was grown enough to read by my own – I was so excited at that time and frustrated that I didn’t know many words), my reading levels went up very quickly. I read teens books when I went to secondary school therefore at 11 years of age. I read R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, well there were so many. But NO Sweet Valley or things like that! Yeps at that age I was also very picky about books… and authors! There was a time when I would only read Pike’s books and no one else. Of course that changed. Then at 13 I think, I started with literary books like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo and…

alexandre dumas les trois mousquetaires

October 17, 2011

The Impersonifications of A Teenage Girl

by evilnymphstuff

On one of my inspiring nights, my pen started to write…

copybook with handwriting

Alright so I wrote about 2 pages recto verso + half next page…

I was writing about my life in all… how it changed/evolved since I entered secondary school when I was 11.

And you know what. My teenage life has been full of impersonifications! I guess I’m still trying to find my true self…

Anyway, I think I’ll copy what I wrote so that you can get to know a little bit more about me personally… I feel the need to type it down…

August 2, 2011

15 Books An Evil Nymph Craves For

by evilnymphstuff

Reading has been one of my primary passion since I was born, I loved to have mummy holding an imagery book for me, she would read to me twice a day, I had to buy a book everyday, and from the moment I learnt how to read I tried reading all by myself all my books :)

Maybe since today is a telecommunication world, I read less than when I was 8 but I still love books and respect the authors very much. Also since I’ve grown up I’m very picky when choosing what books to buy mainly because there’s no more place at home for them but also because I’ve limited myself to read ‘intelligent’ books if I can describe them as that… Books that are unique, with a good plot and skilled in captivating the reader. I no more read usual police force books – although I admit that I love Hercules Poirot :) – or romance ones… (in fact I’ve never been interested in romance books, except those rare unique once whose writing differ utterly from the Danielle Steel ones).

Moreover, we now read differently: by blogs, e-books, facebook…

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