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So I decided to go back to blogging.

It makes me wonder – how many times have I gone to blogging sabbatical again?

Hmmm.

Hmmmm.

Hmmmmm.

Crap. I lost count.

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Book Recommendation: Bras, Boys and Blunders

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Author: Vidya Samson
Genre: YA Fiction/Humor
Where to buy: Amazon

Book Description:

What’s a girl gotta do to get her first bra, her first kiss, her first love?

If you thought the Middle East was all about fatwas and burkhas, think again. Join the fun as Veena, a naive teen from India, bungles her way through adolescence on the island of Bahrain. Laugh out loud as she deals with the intricacies of stubborn bras, crazy parents, racist classmates, first love, and the No-No Club, an abstinence club that degenerates into the Yes-Yes Club.

If you’ve ever struggled with body image issues, ever wanted to be different from what you are, ever wanted a hot guy or girl you couldn’t have, or if you just want a good laugh, this novel is for you, whether you’re nine, ninety, or anywhere in between.

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Inspiration Schminspiration

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You know those times when you can write smoothly without the need for any inspiration? Yeah, me neither.

The truth is I can’t write without getting inspired. Not even a single word. Color me lame, but I still need the nod of approval of the muse of inspiration to get me cracking.

I still need to hear her say, “Go for it, girl. You can do it!

Yep. I also talk to my muse. We’re besties that way.

But aside from my favorite muse, I also get inspiration from other authors. Learn a thing or two from their writing style and take notes on how they approach character development. Nothing like learning from the experts to get motivated.

Lucky for me though, inspiration comes easy. Regardless of where I was at the time.

In my bed…
At the coffee shop…
In the shower…
In the grocery store…

Just random places. And most of the time, there’s no pen and paper in sight. I’ll say, sometimes, inspiration is a bitch.

Just want to let you know, Chapter 4 is live!

Lacey’s Murder Case (A Lacey Thompson Humor Mystery) Chapter 4:

We quietly looked on as George’s body was being wheeled outside the glass doors, the last of the Crime Scene Unit leaving the Amari offices.
My boss was really dead. No use denying it.

I stood there as everybody started chattering about the incident. When a loud wailing sound rose above the noise, we all scrambled to check the source…Read more here!

Other parts:

For the Prologue, click here!
For Chapter 1, click here!
For Chapter 2, click here!
For Chapter 3, click here!

 

Hey, I’m Back!!!

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Hello there! It’s been a couple months since my last post. Crazy, right?

Well, what can I say? I won’t be a lazy writer for nothing. Kidding. I’ve been really busy these past few months. It’s not easy being a virtual assistant and freelance writer at the same time. Okay, throw procrastination into the mix. And you’ll get blogging hiatus.

Hopefully, I’ll be back to regular blogging from here on out. But I’m not promising anything (see the lazy writer reference). I’ll do my best.

Anyway, so much has happened while I was M.I.A.

On a wider scale, Philippines isn’t so lucky this year. There’s the biggest corruption scandal, devastating earthquake, and the recent super typhoon Haiyan that wrecked havoc on some parts of our country. Truly heartbreaking, that one.

On a not so wider scale, I finally managed to publish the first Chapter of the novel I’ve been writing for months (Yay me!). Just the first chapter because I’m taking my sweet time to edit the rest and due to the fact that I’m publishing it through Wattpad. Hopefully, it’s one step closer to publishing on Kindle.

Here’s the synopsis….

The Murder Case (A Lacey Thompson Humor Mystery)

Who knew dismissing a phone call as a prank was the biggest mistake a person could make? Lacey Thompson was about to learn this lesson the hard way. Driven by guilt that it’s her fault why her boss was killed, Lacey took it upon herself to solve the mystery murder.

Now Lacey must step out of her comfort zone and venture into the trail of a mysterious killer, all the while crossing a few things off her to-do list:

• Deal with a capricious and uber sensitive father

• Dodge a crazy ex-boyfriend

• Ditch a dumb sidekick wannabe

• And convince the hot homicide detective that it was a murder case, not suicide.

Sounds like a good plan….

But could she find out who the killer was before the killer learns what she’s up to?

You can read it here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/9797177-the-murder-case-a-lacey-thompson-humor-mystery

If you want separate parts:

For the Prologue, click here!
For Chapter 1, click here!
For Chapter 2, click here!
For Chapter 3, click here!

Let me know what you think. But just so you know, it’s my first published work. So go easy on me, k?