Brewed Thoughts: June 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

A list of random stuff

I just needed to update this space, so I hope you won't mind the mindless rambling. I tend to do that a lot.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I know right.

I have a lot of articles to write for PC, and here I go signing up for a crazy WriMo for July. I think I have suicidal tendencies.

Friday, June 11, 2010

TV tropes

As my first post for Team Carnival (topic c/o Didi of The canDishh Tales), allow me to unhinge my brain to tell you about 2 of my most favorite TV series.

BTT: Signatures

Do signed copies excite you? Tempt you? Delight you? Or does it not matter to you?

Are you kidding me? Of course it matters! My books become more "valuable" if I have them signed by the authors. Heck, when I browse online for books, it's just staggering how much signed books cost and how people are willing to fork over their entire wallet just to get their hands on a copy *coughneilgaimanbookscough*.

Just think about it: when these authors pass on, their works become a collector's item, sorta like action figures and hard-to-find comics that tend to cost an an arm and leg. And mind you, these not even signed.

Now it made me regret why David Eddings had to pass on when I haven't even gotten my books signed by him.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


My mom has it.

I'm not entirely sure of her type level, but I do know that she's in the very early stages...meaning it can still be prevented from worsening through medication and proper diet. Her last medical check-up showed that her sugar level was indeed high, & there's really a need for her to seriously watch what she eats.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rinse & repeat

Ok, so I just finished editing last year's manuscript, which means I've been delayed for 6 months. That roughly gives me less than 5 months to work on another plot for this year's November novel writing.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

BTT: The Long & Short of It

Which do you prefer? Short stories? Or full-length novels?

I guess it depends on the story for me. There are some short stories that have a finality to it, thus making it an enjoyable read. But there are some that really call for a more fleshed out storytelling. There are times when I'm in the mood to read a one-shot story, as well as moments when I just want to curl up for hours reading on full-length novel.

But you know what? I've noticed a personal trend that I favor full-length stories, even if I barely have time to read them. I find myself buying novels instead of books of short stories, but if there are really good books on the latter, I also buy it. Thing is, I don't always finish reading it. :p