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A Journey Through the Disney Films: Pinocchio

By |2018-05-11T11:58:12-04:00February 17th, 2017|Journey Through Disney Films|

After waiting a few months for Pinocchio to finally come out of the Disney Vault in January, I was finally able to get my hands on it through my local library. This is the second Disney film. It was based on a children's novel titled, "The Adventures of Pinocchio." I honestly cannot remember the [...]

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The Wise Man’s Fear Book Review

By |2017-12-22T12:58:19-05:00December 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I just finished reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It is the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles and wow was it a hefty book: 1,107 pages. This took me about three months to read and I am finally done! It is about a mysterious man named Kvothe who is telling his [...]

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Day 29: Completed NaNoWriMo! Part 1

By |2016-11-29T22:51:58-05:00November 29th, 2016|Fantasy, Sci-Fi|

WOOOO! I am fricken done and it feels amazing! Victory screech indeed. It has been a long yet fast month of writing and I honestly do not know how I developed 50,000 words in this time period. This took me months to do in my first book. But I am not done yet! I have [...]

Day 28: Final Two Days of NaNoWriMo!

By |2016-11-29T01:21:13-05:00November 29th, 2016|Fantasy|

This has probably been the hardest moments of writing this month. You think after writing 48,000 words that the final 2,000 would be a breeze but that is soooo wrong. I have finished my story. Everything I have pictured and imagined in my head for the overall story is written down on paper as a [...]

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Day 26: Go Hokies!

By |2016-11-26T22:51:44-05:00November 26th, 2016|Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Uncategorized|

After a long four hour drive back to DC and a Mean Girls movie night with the roommate, I somehow got the motivation to wake up at 8:10 am on a Saturday and go to yoga. After releasing all the toxins and extra turkey still in my body from Thanksgiving I was able to get [...]

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Day 25: Drive Back to DC

By |2016-11-26T03:10:48-05:00November 26th, 2016|Novel|

Not much progress done today. It's going to be a struggle trying to write these last 9,000 words but I have faith! Hopefully I can get a lot done this weekend.......   NaNoWriMo Word Count: 41,031 5 days left......  

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Day 21: My Birthday!

By |2016-11-21T20:48:32-05:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Today is my birthday and I finally made it back home to New Jersey! We had a nice family dinner last night to celebrate with all the grandparents and a few cousins. Today I went to the Ramapo reservation to do some hiking in this crazy weather we have been having. To further celebrate, I [...]

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Day 20: Back to Jersey

By |2016-11-20T22:58:05-05:00November 20th, 2016|Fantasy, Novel, Sci-Fi, Uncategorized|

One thing I will never do again is write in my car. It was a terrible experience. My brother was nice enough to pick me up on his way home from Virginia Tech. So I took the time in the car to catch up on my writing but didn't get much progress done. My creativity [...]

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Day 14: Nearing Act 3

By |2016-11-14T23:24:56-05:00November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

After a long day of work and cleaning my bike outside before the winter finally hits, I finally got some writing done. I am about two more chapters away from being done with Act 2. Currently, I am writing the climax of my second major turning point of book 2 and also, in my opinion, [...]

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Day 13: Half Way There!!

By |2016-11-13T23:13:43-05:00November 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk I thought that song was necessary in this situation. Halfway to 50,000 words! Today I reached 26,120 and it feels fantastic. I went into today's writing session not feeling great. I am still having some trouble filling in the in between spaces before my second major plot point. But I left today's writing session [...]

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Day 12: Trip to the Renwick

By |2016-11-12T19:42:26-05:00November 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I hope you enjoyed my new song I posted in my previous blog for Day 11 and I appreciate you taking the time to listen to it. I am not sure what inspired it but I did find the line, "Afternoons on Sunday," very catchy. It almost reminded me a bit of Sunday Morning by [...]

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Day 11: Starting Act 2

By |2016-11-12T00:12:09-05:00November 12th, 2016|Song|

As I am sitting here watching some Seinfeld I will tell you about my awesome progress today with my book. I have finally started what will be Act 2 in my new novel, The Three Witches. It is the second book in The Hoarding Series. I was thrilled to dive back into my world I [...]

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Day 10: End of First Act

By |2016-11-11T02:58:28-05:00November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Today I have finally finished the first act of book 2 of The Hoarding Series. So what's next? Figuring out what the hell happens in Act 2... I have a general idea of what needs to happen and the major plot points but I am still a bit confused on where to go with a [...]

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Day 9: An End of a Season

By |2016-11-10T02:17:54-05:00November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tonight marked the end of another intramural soccer season. We got our butts kicked and did not advance in the playoffs. But hey we did better than last season with 1 win, 2 tie games and 4 losses... Maybe I should find a different sport. So with soccer done that means I can fill that [...]

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Day 8: Election Day

By |2016-11-09T02:40:41-05:00November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Since it is election day and you are probably huddled around your tv waiting anxiously for the results as I am, I have decided to post the next chapter of my book, Junkland, as a treat! But first a little update on my NaNoWriMo writing progress. Today I have written a pretty lame chapter that will need [...]

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Day 7: Grey Chapters

By |2016-11-08T00:19:09-05:00November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For those who are following along and saw my previous post, I hope you enjoyed the first chapter of Junkland. I will continue to release a sample chapter every Sunday. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! It is a fact that I have outlined more with my second book in my series than I have with my [...]

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Day 6: Free Chapter!

By |2016-11-07T03:42:21-05:00November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

So tonight on day 6 of NaNoWriMo, I have decided to change things up a bit. On every Sunday of November I will release a sample chapter of my first book of The Hoarding Series called Junkland. What I will be posting is not the final draft! It is as final as I could make [...]

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Day 5: No Writing Progress

By |2016-11-06T01:55:16-04:00November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Today, instead of being productive with my writing, I decided to go for a hike with my roommate and a few of his friends. We traveled two hours to Shenandoah to hike a beautiful 7.3 mile trail. It had amazing waterfall look out points and the fall leaves were absolutely stunning in the sunny day. [...]

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Day 4: Back to Progress

By |2016-11-04T21:50:03-04:00November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Today is Friday on Day 4 of NaNoWriMo and I had off from work so I was able to get a jump start on my book! I have successfully filled in that plot hole I was freaking out about from yesterday. It turned out I didn't know my antagonists as much as I thought so [...]

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Day 3: A Major Plot Hole

By |2016-11-04T00:21:20-04:00November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Day 3 of NaNoWriMo has come and gone and now it is time to blog. After that crazy game last night and a huge win by the Cubs, I decided to work from home today to get a few extra hours of sleep! It was well needed and I realized I am still not recovered [...]

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Day 2: Making Progress!

By |2016-11-03T01:44:16-04:00November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Day 2 of NaNoWriMo was a lot more successful than day 1! After being so excited to start my second book of The Hoarding Series, and day 1 being a total disappoint with the writing done, day 2 was definitely a step in the right direction. I have finished a rough rough rough draft of [...]

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Day 1: Prologue

By |2016-11-02T01:40:58-04:00November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

NaNoWriMo has officially begun. For those of you who don't know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual (November) writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. The overall goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Today is day 1 and I have officially begun writing [...]

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Day Before the Madness

By |2016-11-01T03:48:49-04:00November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

So today is the day before NaNoWriMo begins and I will need to write 50,000 words before the end of November. My goal is 1,666 words a day which will be a struggle but I have faith! I will be focusing on my second book of The Hoarding Series which I am looking forward to [...]

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My First Blog Post

By |2016-10-31T00:53:26-04:00October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

So today I just finished the Marine Corps Marathon. I have been training for three months and I am finally done! I thought I would take this moment of not being able to feel my legs to finally start my blog. This blog will discuss my writing experiences as I develop my second novel of [...]

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