Miscellaneous Blog Post!

So I’m going to call this a miscellaneous blog post, because that’s what it is!

I don’t know if this happens to other bloggers, but I basically have little thoughts but I don’t have enough to say to write a blog post. I don’t even know if that makes sense…

Anyway I just wanted to discuss a few topics; how my beta-reading is going, some series I’ve been into recently and some more stuff you’re probably not interested in reading :’D!

Making a start on the manuscripts I received for beta-reading took a little more courage than I anticipated! I think because it’s a new experience, I was just worried that my comments wouldn’t be useful enough to the author! But once I got into it, guys I’m really loving it! This is going to sound cheesy, but it feels… Natural, I think maybe because I studied maths and Earth sciences I have a more critical approach. This is a service I have decided I’m definitely going to start offering on my blog! I’m still trying to figure out pricing, and my approach to actually annotating the manuscripts. If there are any authors out there reading this, I currently have a little questionnare about this service and others and would really appreciate your feedback! As these services are targeted at authors I would appreciate your opinion on a few ideas I have, please contact me at abooknation@outlook.com or fill the form below!

During my break, naturally I’ve started binge watching series. I came across a Korean drama called Its Okay, That’s Love whilst scrolling through Instagram. The clip that I watched really got me hooked so I’ve started watching it! It’s basically a romance/comedy/medical drama. Let me just say that Jae-yeol’s mental issues really took me by surprise! I also realised that it’s quite short, only spanning 16 episodes in total. Does anyone know any good Korean dramas they can recommend to me, I’m always looking for new ways to procrastinate!

Here’s the summary:

‘Jang Jae-yeol is an author of bestselling mystery novels and a radio DJ. Playful and a bit arrogant, he also suffers from obsessive-compulsive-disorder. Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship. Driven and ambitious with her career yet compassionate towards her patients, Hae-soo has a negative attitude towards love and relationships in her personal life. Once Jae-yeol and Hae-soo meet, there is much contention between them caused by their strong personalities and refusal to give in to each other. But slowly their bickering turns into love and they begin to learn how compatible they are. Jae-yeol and Hae-soo attempt to heal each other’s deep-seated wounds, but their fledgling relationship takes a blow when they learn that Jae-yeol’s mental health issues are more serious than they initially suspected.’ ( taken from Wikipedia, of course).

I think that’s enough rambling for today! What have you been binge watching/reading lately? Let me know in the comments!

34 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Blog Post!

  1. Congrats on the beta-reading! Just curious… how do you get into beta-reading? Like say I was interested in doing it. Where would I start?

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    1. Thank you! Personally I would suggest doing research. A LOT. And I don’t mean that in a patronising way, it was just that for me I was so nervous about accepting a manuscript I wanted to make sure I was fully prepared to provide the service. I literally spent about 2 weeks reading up on it! I think it’s probably important to identify what you should be looking for as a beta-reader. Knowing that you’re role isn’t to point out grammatical and spelling errors. It’s more the general concept, story, world building etc. I’ll link below some posts I found useful:

      Hope this was useful 😊

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  2. Would your paid beta services include short stories? And I have been devouring a drama called “Poldark” hot off the perfection of “The Kettering Incident.” So many fantastic shows everywhere!

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    1. Yup, they definitely would! I don’t think they’ll have a limit as to how short they’ll have to be. I’ve heard of Poldark! I’ve been meaning to start it, now I think I just might! For me I find it so overwhelming, especially when I’ve been studying the past few months. I had so much to catch up on and so many series I wanted to watch!

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      1. When you start it I would not mind fangirling about it. No one knows about it here in the USA. And don’t stress out about a thing, I think you’re doing just fine with all you have lined up. Thanks, I might send over a story in the future 🙂

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      1. Thanks. Today has been a bit better, luckily. Fever has gone down a bit and less tummy rumbles. Was a big adventure to get some cheese though. With the regular market near the supermarket and everybody going crazy over Christmas food shopping. I forgot ham because of it. Hopefully will feel well enough tomorrow to get my ham hahahha.

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  3. I love beta-reading. I used to do it for fanfictions and now I do it for a friend’s book. It’s so addictive to work on a story!
    I binge-watched the first season of Younger last Saturday and started the second season this afternoon 🙂

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  4. Hope the beta reading goes well: it’s always something I’ve wanted to move toward because of my love of editing and reading…I’m just too busy right now. But I applaud you for making the move and doing what you’ve wanted to do! 👏👏👏👏

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