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Literary Life Updates: A Threat of Carpal Tunnel and Pterry

NaNoWriMo keeps telling me to announce to the whole entire universe that I’m joining nanowrimo2011 just so I’d feel more pressure to finish, so I’d feel too embarrassed not to finish. So, here it is! Another declaration of my intention of writing like madwoman and winning NaNoWriMo.

Again, National Novel Writing Month is all about writing your first (or third or fourth) novel. In one month, we are tasked to write at least 50,000 words. That’s roughly 1,700 words a day. Such a feat! I’m nervous and excited and worried and everything. I can’t wait! 7 and some odd minutes before I have to start.

This is part of my journey back to who I am. For so long I’ve been just floating by. I blame it all on college. They say college is where you find yourself but unfortunately, it’s where I lost a little bit of me. Myca, the writer, kinda took a back seat to Myca the student or Myca the football player or Myca the what have you. Not anymore. I’m going back to what I love and writing makes my heart sing. Callie (from Grey’s Anatomy) said, “Is that what makes your heart sing?…If you love it do it… Don’t sleep, don’t eat. Just do this.” And yes, I’m doing it! And I don’t intend to sleep at all (eating is out of the question, I love eating too much harhar).

I’m also a Reader so in keeping with the theme of finding myself, I started reading again. It’s not that I ever stopped reading but this time, I won’t be reading textbooks or lab manuals anymore. I’m going back to the obsessive me who’ll be hoarding sci-fi/fantasy books like it’s armageddon. So, watch out for more book reviews here as well. I’m also a TV addict so expect show reviews too. More writing and more writing. It’s only the beginning!

I’m currently reading Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.

I hope that by November 30,2011 that I have a novel to share with everyone and hands not plagued with carpal tunnel.

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My Scribblings Thus Far

I’ve loved to write since I can remember. It’s a part of me I’ll never outgrow. I remember writing on our MS-DOS computer (OA!). OK, maybe it was our Windows 95 one. There was even a time I remember trying to come up with a newsletter and the first news article was supposed to be about Princess Diana’s death.

I’ve come a long way from scratching out random sentences and making drafts. Here are some of the things I’ve been writing about recently:

P-3.ph

P-3 stands for Progressive Pinoy Perspectives and it’s a crowd-sourced and curated source for everything pinoy. All its writers are Pilipino and we all write about anything under the sun. The site allows us to express our own viewpoints and share what’s been going onย  in our lives. Here are the articles I’ve written so far:

UP Pride: Celebrating Gender Equality

UP’s Kidlat Victorious in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011

Avant Garde Designer Kermit Tesoro Shakes Up the Philippine Fashion Industry

Preparing for an Emergency, the Kampo Uno Way

Craving for Chocolate Cake? Try Chocolat

Fierce, Fun and Flirty: Care Divas on the PETA Stage

Padyak Your Way To Class

Spending Quality Tea Time in Moonleaf

Ukay : Style on a Budget

Quick Tips for Saving on a Student’s Budget

Visit Japan and Brazil this August and September all in UP DIliman

Cocina: UP Diliman’s Own Food Bazaar

No Place Like Maginhawa

Beep Beep: The UP Jeepney Guide

Dwindling Flames of Nationalism?

Travel With An Idiot Abroad

Engineering Beyond Numbers; Business Beyond Bills.

Floorball: The RP’s Hotttest New Sport

Pilipino Ideas Worth Spreading

Logscript

I’m also the Editor-in-Chief of my college’s official student publication.

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And of course this blog!

I’ve been a busy busy girl but I love every minute typing away at my computer (which is now a MacBook Pro in case any of you were wondering). This coming november I’m attempting NaNoWriMo (wrote about it here). I’ll blog here once in a while about my progress there. Fingers-crossed that I make it!

2011 NaNoWriMo

Today I decided I’m going to join NaNoWriMo this year. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This is the one month in a year where writers are encouraged to write that ever-famous first novel. Well, second, third and fourth novels are welcomed too.

During November 1-30, writers from all over the world would be typing away trying to reach that 50K mark. Quality over Quantity. It doesn’t matter if it sucks as long as it gets written.

So, this year, I’m going to do just that. 50,000 words in one month. Excited!