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Introducing Me!

Hi! My name is Kaylee Mitts, and I am a college student and English major who loves to read and write. I am currently enrolled in a traditional university, but after this semester I will be transferring to an online school to allow me to continue my education while living at home. It’s hard to live without my two yorkies, Chloe and Cali.

This is Cali!
This is Chloe!

Aren’t they cute! Anyway, I love reading any type of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal books. My favorite part of reading is that I am able to escape into a world completely different from our own. Like with many people, my love for reading has led to my love for writing. I am currently getting ready to begin writing a speculative fiction novel about time travel. Stay tuned for updates on my writing process and when/if I decide to publish it!

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you have any pets? Are you in school?

First Two Days of NaNoWriMo!

I can’t believe it’s already Day 3 of NaNoWriMo! It’s been so much fun so far. I have hit my word count goal both Friday and Saturday I haven’t started writing today’s words yet, but I have faith that I will hit my goal today as well. 

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I realized that I haven’t told you much about my NaNo project, so I figured I would do that today. Like I said in my earlier post, this project is based on a short story I wrote for a creative writing class. The original story was based on a picture as a prompt. The picture was of a man floating in a translation. There were people on the ground, and only one person saw the floating man. My story ended up being about time travel. I have since looked at the picture again and realized that the floating man was a guy who had winged shoes like Hermes. I interpreted the one person who could see the floating man as a woman, but it was actual a child. 

So I definitely misinterpreted the picture, but I am happy with my story. Here is the synopsis that I have so far:

Hollie always thought routines were the key to success in life. That is, until she met Sam, a time traveler from the 1900s. Sam always wanted to think about the present instead of worrying about the future. That is, until he met Hollie in 2019. Hollie and Sam test each others beliefs as Hollie works to teach Sam how to live in the 21st century and as they work to hide from the Time Travelers Bureau. 

If you are participating in NaNo this year, what is your project about? Do you like time travel stories?

About Lizzie!

Check out my best friend’s new blog!

Lizzie Lost in Literature

Hello all! I am Annabelle Elizabeth, but I go by Lizzie. The purpose of this blog is to highlight and express my reading and writing life. I am an english major in my third semester of college, and I intend on using my degree to go into journalism, editing, or something with a publishing company. My passion for literature has been present ever since I learned how to read, and my main goal is to spread my love for reading and writing.

More information about my personal life: I have six cats, four siblings, and no time. My bookish interests include most genres and age ranges. I intend to include reviews and writing updates in this blog and would love to hear other opinions from my own.

This is one of my many cats; her name is Shy, and she is my baby. I love them all the same, but…

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Writing a Novel in November

NaNoWriMo!

Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing; ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.

— C. S. Lewis

November is just around the corner, and for writers that means NaNoWriMo. For those of you who have never heard of it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place during November. The main goal of NaNo is to write 50,000 words which ends up around 1,667 words each day. If you think this seems like an impossible feat, you are not alone. I still don’t know if I will be able to write that much in one month while being in college, but I’m excited to try.

I have “tried” to participate in NaNo a few times before, but I have never gotten very far. When I say I “tried” NaNo, I mean I said I would do NaNo and gave up on or before day 1. This year is different. I have spent the past few weeks prepping and outlining my novel. This next month is going to be a whirlwind for sure, but I can’t wait!

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo before? Do you like writing? Do you have any tips for new writers?

Want to be writing buddies for NaNoWriMo? Click here! https://www.nanowrimo.org/participants/kaylee_reads

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