Wednesday 2 December 2015

Life Update: I'm Back, And I Wrote a Book!

Hello everyone, and what an amazing day it is because I can finally confirm that my hiatus for November is finished! It was harder than I thought, with me constantly wanting to be online and making sure that I was still in the loop with what was going on in the blogosphere. Although I got a lot of things accomplished during this time, I hope that it will not have to happen again in the near future. Anyways, so many things happened in November that I'm very proud of!

Bookish Wise:
The beginning of November was very slow when it came to reading. I hadn't read in about 2 weeks and I really thought that I was entering a slump. However, during this time, my school announced that they would be allowing students to borrow ebooks from their site, and this site has almost any title you can imagine! It will sure lesson the budget on book buying. During these past two weeks, I have read:

The Rest of Us Just Live Here: by: Patrick Ness -5/5
Dreamland by: Sarah Dessen -3/5
Unravel Me by: Tahereh Mafi -5/5
Panic by: Lauren Oliver-5/5
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by: Cynthia Hand-5/5

Reviews for all of these books will be coming soon!

Writing Wise:

The main reason why I took a hiatus was because I participated in my very first NaNoWriMo! It was an experience to say the least, but I had a blast while doing it. I was able to communicate with some amazing writers, receive pep talks and advice on how to improve my writing. Winning the challenge and officially confirming that I had finished my very first book, was a very emotional moment for me as this has been in a dream in progress since I was 9. I could not be happier with the outcome, and I'm looking forward to editing this novel and (hopefully) self-publishing! The future looks bright!

Life Wise:

Midterms just past and I am doing very well in my classes! I have really taken an interest in my Ancient History course, and it has definitely made me want to write something inspired by it! I'm enjoying the easy times while they last because I know that exams will soon be right around the corner and I will really need to buckle down! I am so happy to have gotten through this month :)

So where I'm going with this, is that I am back and ready to get back with blogging! Expect more reviews, discussions and anything else that I may like to write! Here's to a great December and a Happy Holiday Season!

I would now just like to take this opportunity to truly thank anyone who commented, tweeted or gave me any advice on how to deal with my hiatus and also in NaNoWriMo. It was an interesting month to say the least, and it was the support from the blogging and writing world that helped me deal with it. I've have never been happier to see all of the positivity posts that have been circling around lately, with Jillian @ Jillian's Books positivity campaign, and just general bloggers spreading the love, this has really become a routine! How amazing it is when a few people get together to make the internet a better place :)

So how's your life going? Read any good books lately? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? Let me know as I feel like I've been so absent!

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Welcome back! You seem to have done a lot in the month of November. And congratulations on winning NaNoWriMo! I gave it my best shot, but didn't finish, and I am okay with that. I am a busy college student, and honestly I just wanted to do something stressfree, so I am proud of the writing that I did get done.

    1. Thanks Sierra, it's good to be back! Even though you did not reach 50k, writing is an amazing hobby and accomplishment either way :)

  2. WELCOME BACK, EMILEEE!! I'm so happy that things are going so well for you!! AND YOU WON NANOWRIMO! WHOO!!! Good luck with editing! :D

  3. Welcome back!! Congratulations on winning NaNoWriMo! Will you be sharing details of your book if and when you decide to publish it? And I hope all your exams went well! Which time periods are you studying in your Ancient History class?

    1. Thanks Charlotte! I will be releasing details once I decide to publish it, it will be so surreal! In my history class, we study Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Renaissance. It's so cool!

  4. Welcome back girl! You wrote a freaking book???? I'd love to read it if you ever get it published and available! Congratulations, that's an absolutely AMAZING feat :)

    1. Thank you Katelyn, that's so kind of you to say! :)

  5. Congratulations Emily!! I missed reading your posts this month... but your NaNoWriMo experience sounds like it was really fun! :) Good luck with your upcoming exams too! I'm so excited to hear more about your book, keep giving us updates! :)