Sunday Weekly Wrap Up (23)


Happy Sunday, people of the world. This is my weekly segment where I wrap up everything that’s happened in this week in case you’ve missed anything.

First off — it’s been exam week. My HSC (Higher School Certificate, for you people who aren’t from Australia) Trial Examinations . . . which has been rather stressful. Luckily I only have one more exam to go — Food Technology — so my blogging schedule should be back to normal again. Yay!

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But despite my exams and non-existent weekends, I’ve still managed to write. Um, kind of. Some words are better than none, yes? At least that’s what I tell myself, looking at the pathetic 120 words  written on Friday night as I am scheduling this post. The Empire of Stars is plodding along nicely at a current word count of 33,794 words, while hundreds of other plot bunnies are clamouring to be heard, and my Camp NaNoWriMo novel sits on an obscure part  of my USB, where I am dreading the day where I decide I’ll rewrite it, only to find it’s an utter mess.

Apart from all that though, my week has been pretty dang dull. I’ve had my head buried in procrastination  study notes, quotes (oh, Peter Skrzynecki, how every high school student out there throughout dislikes belonging), and other useless facts that I’m sure I’ll never need to know again. But I’m not complaining! My HSC Trials are almost done! Then I have to start working about the actual HSC exams . . .

Time for the wrap-up: What’s happened this week?

Monday — Stacking the Shelves (1o)

Tuesday — Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

Wednesday — Writerly Post Wednesday: Chapter Length — How Long Is Too Long?

Thursday — Book Review: The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz [2/5 stars]

I’ve also just finished Take Me On, by Katy McGarry — I had a few issues with it, but overall it was a good read, and I’m now reading my first ever non-fiction book. On Writing by Stephen King, and wow, it’s really useful! I’ll probably end up reviewing it, but if you’re a writer, I would definitely recommend it! No new Stacking the Shelves this week. I really need to make a dent in all the library books I’ve acquired.

What’s your week been like? Let me know in the comments!


8 thoughts on “Sunday Weekly Wrap Up (23)

  1. Eeeek, good luck with your final HSC trial exam!! I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly with all of them :) and everyone says trials are harder than the actual exams..I don’t know if it’s true or not, though. I’m not being very helpful. Anyway, make sure to take all the breaks you need because we’ll still be here waiting for your excellent posts. Oh! And I’m glad you’re liking On Writing, I found it really useful. The only other writing book I’ve read is Save the Cat, which is supposed to be for screenwriting BUT IS SO RIDICULOUSLY USEFUL FOR NOVEL-WRITING.

    Okay, I’m done now :) good luck with everything!!

    • Hehe, thank you!! :) Yeah, I keep hearing that, too! I don’t know whether it’s just because the actual trial exams are harder — or because there’s more time to study for the HSC. Oh well. It’ll all be over soon. I’ll be sure to check Save the Cat out — On Writing was really helpful.

  2. HSC Trials and Exams sound scary. I’m not an Australian, so I don’t know anything about them. Also, (and I hope I don’t sound really ignorant when I ask this) do Australians also have to take the SAT, or are the HSC exams the equivalent? Good luck on writing The Empire of Stars and rewriting your Camp NaNo novel. I’ve never finished or rewritten a novel before, but I’m so close to finishing my Camp NaNo novel! Your first nonfiction book? My parents have made Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays nonfiction only days, so I’ve read plenty of nonfiction books this summer. My favorite are memoirs and books about writing.

    • We don’t have the SATs here — but I am guessing that the HSC is something of an equivalent. I’m not completely sure what the SATs are… but I’d say they’re similar at least.

      Honestly I’ve never been a big non-fiction reader. I’ve always preferred fiction to fact, though now I think I might expand my reading horizons and check out some more non fiction. If you have any recommendations, I’d like to hear them. :)

      Good luck with finishing your Camp NaNo novel, also.

  3. I dread pulling out old drafts to rewrite. >_< They're either not as bad as I thought OR totally MORE horrible than I thought. Hehe. Sometimes I just leave them there to fester for like years before I even peek at whatever terrible first line I attempted. XD Heh. Anyway, GOOD LUCK WITH EXAM THINGIES. They sound scary.

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