This month, I’ve mostly been working on my story for the horror anthology Malaise, which I’m getting really excited about! I also have been submitting my writing to other venues: I wrote another short story that I submitted to FORESHADOW, Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan’s online YA anthology, and applied to Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra’s book packaging company Cake Literary after they tweeted a call for MG writers of Chinese-American writers. Any and all fingers crossed are appreciated!
Of course, I’ve also been enjoying the holiday season as well. My aunt took us out to sushi for Christmas Eve, and for Christmas I got a gorgeous set of notebooks with classic children’s book covers from Korean website MochiThings from my cousin, as well as Cards Against Humanity from my mom (she doesn’t know what the game is about–I didn’t see that coming). I spent my New Year’s Eve eating delicious oh no khao swe and rewatching THE RAID: REDEMPTION, which was a pretty great way to ring in the new year. Oh, and I turned 22, which was pretty rad.
And that’s it. 2017 is dead. It’s now 2018.
May the Force be with you.
Read a pretty diverse assortment of books to wrap up 2017: I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith; WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by Shirley Jackson; the Kickstarter-funded Gothic romance anthology GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE; THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES by Ken Liu; PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee, a historical adult novel about the Korean immigrant community in Japan; and RAGE by Stephen King. I also read some nonfiction: the adorable illustrated LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY by Vashti Harrison; I CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Ed Yong, about microbiology; and A SECRET SISTERHOOD: THE LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS OF JANE AUSTEN, CHARLOTTE BRONTE, GEORGE ELIOT, AND VIRGINIA WOOLF, which explores the forgotten female friendships of women writers.
The big movie event, of course, was STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI, which I thought was bold and brilliant, but I also watched COCO, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, THE SHAPE OF WATER, and MARJORIE PRIME.
Listened to Pop 2, Kevin Morby, and The Bats!
Also, I watched Comrade Detective, Channing Tatum’s six-episode faux-Communist buddy cop drama. I enjoyed it!