Hi, there!

Hi there!

So, not much going on around here. I just ate like an entire bucket of blueberries. I had to screen them pretty carefully for mold though cause I didn’t eat them right away after I bought them (like I told myself I would), but they were still good!

I’m still outlining my new project, which is another high fantasy, though this time, it’s going to be a retelling ofย Beauty and the Beast.ย Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite favorite fairytales (The Little Mermaid being the other one :)) and I love retellings in general! I think it’s so much fun to twist around the story as much as you can yet, stay true to the tale.

I’m almost done outlining though! I’ve got most of the beginning and the middle and it’s just the end that I’m fine-tuning. I’ve got a basic idea of what’s got to happen, but I’m going to use today/tonight and tomorrow to flesh everything out. Then, hopefully I’ll be able to start drafting (EEK!), which is always scary, but also kind of exhilarating. I think the latest that I want to start is by Saturday, which I think will be possible. In fact, I think Iย might be able to finish outlining the ending tonight and maybe start thinking about writing tomorrow, which would be ideal.

By the by, I unofficially got laid off my job for the month of May. I mean, it’s not a big deal or anything, since I was/am only working part-time (about 15 hours or so), but it was nice to have that extra money coming in. Next Wednesday is going to be my last day for a little bit! There’s a lot of stuff going on within the company (I work at a physical therapy clinic as an aide, in case any of you guys were wondering), so I don’t know whether the branch will shut down or what’s going to happen as of now, but hopefully I’ll be back to work in June. But I’m determined to make the best of it! It’ll be nice to have the entire month of May to just write–I’ll be able to pretend I’m a full-time writer or something. I’m going to try to do as much as I can because, come June, I’ll be taking another class as well! Anyways, that’s enough babbling!

There really isn’t a point to this blog post, I guess. Erm, I went to the library today and I checked out a bunch of books that I’m really excited about, including… *drumroll*

Insignia by SJ Kincaid (which I’m currently reading)

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (I’ve heard about this one a lot and have been meaning to read this!)

Firebug by Lish McBride (I’ve also heard good things about this book!)

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (This book sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read it!)

Anyone read any of these books before?? ๐Ÿ™‚

All righty, that’s pretty much what’s been going on! Bye for now!

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6 thoughts on “Hi, there!

  1. janellaa says:

    ERIN!! You writing machine ๐Ÿ˜€ YES you’re reading Finnikin of the Rock! Everything Melina Marchetta is amazing, all of her fantasy and contemporary stuff are just so wonderful!

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    • erinkbay says:

      Aaah!! Yay!! I can’t wait to read it!! EVERYONE has been saying such good things about it and I kept seeing on social media as of late and then randomly ran into it at the library… as such, I took it as a sign!! :DD

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