777 Challenge

Apparently, I have been cruelly baiting my fellow pitch warrior James Stryker with the last line of World Where Only I Exist, a post-apopcalyptic science fiction aimed for young adults.

The objective: sharing seven lines from page seven of my manuscript, then tagging seven more writers.

I’m sorry, because the lines on this page are extremely short so it’s going to be a tiny excerpt. I feel like a troll.

Without further ado, I give you “World Where Only I Exist”:

Static buzzed on every television channel and radio station. Every number that I called only left me voice messages.

It still seemed to be a joke.

Finally, I called the emergency lines, starting with the one that only had three digits.

Static.

Were they in on this joke as well? This was not funny.

Okay, so that was seven lines. Did I pique your interest? (Or are you just rolling around in frustration?)

So I’m tagging a couple of people that I want teasers from (in particular):

Maree Jones: The MS title sounds intriguing.

Danielle Doolittle: Telepath with aphasia? Beta twin? Like I said before, I totally want this.

But I don’t have seven, so can’t I just tag everyone?

I’m still alive.

I feel really guilty that I haven’t updated this for so long. There had been a lot going on, but on the bright side, my dear non-existent(?) readers and aspiring-to-be-published novelists, I found a really cool writing site called Scribophile!

Scribophile is a critique site, and that was where I spent most of my Internet time on. You critique other people’s work to gain ‘karma’, then you use the karma to post your own work. Then people give you feedback and they earn karma.

Even though it has only been a month and a half, I found that my writing has definitely gotten better. I’m still working on World Where Only I Exist, which is a YA post-apopcalyptic sci-fi. It’s like a Home Alone for teenagers, except with an empty planet and no thieves.

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As an apology, here’s a picture of a sunflower.

Reading side:

If you checked out Sword Art Online and enjoyed the video game aspect of it, then you’d might like Eye of Minds by James Dashner. Before you say that the author’s name sounds familar, he’s the guy who wrote Maze Runner (which was turned into that movie with the same name…).

VirtNet is a technology like NerveGear and people in Eye of Minds use it to play games. The main character, Michael, is a top-ranked gamer and a hacker who ‘codes’ cheats to level up. When he witnesses a suicide that coincides with the real world, VirtNet Security manages to blackmail, that’s not a good word, coerce him into investigating another hacker named Kaine. This guy is apparently a cyber terrorist and the villain of the story.

Michael accepts the quest and with his two best friends, he goes off to search for this dude.

According to Goodreads, you’ll either love it or hate it.

Other stuff:

Depending on how comfortable I feel about this format of blogging, I’ll be shifting around pages and editing the anime/manga recommendation posts.

So until next time,

Krysta-yo.

So I’ve been going crazy for a bit…

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reading during my free time since I have a huge line-up of books (not including the ARCs that I got from BEA) checked out. So it’s like a mad-reading fest where every free second that I’m not working on my novel/attending to daily necessities/at work, I’m reading.

I go to the library, intending to work, because hey, it’s a library, it’s supposed to be quiet. The wi-fi is also bad enough that I won’t be tempted into social media.

Then I got sidetracked into re-reading a couple of books I enjoyed as a kid (Little House on the Prairies, anyone?) and a couple of books that looks interesting, but my bag doesn’t have enough room to take home (Beneath, Roland Smith), (Sky Jumpers, Peggy Eddleman).

Finally, I leave with another stack of books, which I was NOT supposed to do. And now that I finally finished Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (which I just checked out from the library section), I can start the sequel (Hollow City) which is almost due back at the library after being renewed several of times.

I am chasing a departing train of self-imposed deadlines on an almost broken bicycle.

I am loving it. Except for the part where I freak out that I don’t have enough time for anything. Then I just burn out and crochet or something.

 

Sword Art Online

Author: Reki Kawahara

Genre: Virtual reality game turned into survival story; young adult.

Medium: Light novel, manga, anime

About:

The first virtual reality headset and game has been released into the world. Sword Art Online is a fantasy massive multi-player role playing game with 100 levels.

Kirito is one of the lucky few to play it. Of course, everything goes wrong when the game’s creator locked all the players in the game. In order to get out, the players must go through all 100 levels and defeat the final boss.

Comments:

Ok, so there’s a large fanbase in the anime section of the geek world and I’m part of it. Lots of gamers dreamed about the day that we get virtual reality helmets and we all bless and curse the fact that it does not exist yet.

If you have tried the anime or already manga, the first volume is essentially the first season of the anime, except the author goes more in depth with certain aspects of the story that had gotten missed out.

The anime is currently licensed by Aniplex.

You can get the first volume of Sword Art Online in English HERE.

If you like this story, check out:

  • To be added later…

Liked it? Haven’t tried it? Think that the anime is really overated? Comment below!

 

Hello world! I’ve moved here now.

Whether you are just surfing the Internet, or you’ve been brought here by some dark magic, welcome to my corner of the ‘net.

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  • Recommendations for anime, manga and novels
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