Exams; need I say more? I had my one and only exam today--very little work considering all of the provincials that older students have to take--and it was exhausting! Maybe in part because I had totally psyched myself up for it, or because it was an English exam (which I'm generally good at), but either way an hour or so later I was really tired. And I don't think I did very well, but that's beside the point.
Despite my desperate need for rest, I am online, and trying to squeeze every ounce of creativity from my desolate corpse. Now, I'm sure you're not reading this to hear me complain--or maybe you are. Who am I to judge? In either case, let's change the subject.
I've just started reading City of Glass, the third book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I'd consider it YA but the slightly larger-than-normal print could bump it down to middle grade. The plot centers around a group of gifted people that belong to a separate race known as "Shadowhunters" (or Nephilim), whose mission it is to rid the normal world of downworlders (demons, vampires, etc). It's a good book so far, but not as good as the first one (City of Bones) which completely blew my mind.
There's a collection of witty, memorable characters who help paint a vivid picture of the modern day New York they live in. It is both fantastical, and firmly planted in the real world. All of this wrapped up in a neat little third person POV.
I've decided to try writing my new project in the third person point of view, which is kind of new to me. While I've used third person before for small projects, never for a whole story! Recently I've discovered how useful first person can be to color in a character's motivation, emotions, and actions. So, needless to say, it's been a little hard to make the transition and still create full, vivid characters.
If anyone has any suggestions of books that are emotional and strong while using the Third Person, please let me know! So far I'm going to review certain parts of City of Glass, and, of course, Harry Potter :)
Thank you, Erika wrote in the sincerest of tones.