Rebecca Christiansen

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Rebecca Christiansen tried to study creative writing at university, but kept skipping classes to write YA novels in the library, so she decided to pursue that instead. She loves boy bands and diet soda and suffers from incurable wanderlust. Rebecca lives with her boyfriend in a house packed full of books in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Rebecca Christiansen I'm lucky enough that I have very few episodes of traditional writer's block. For example, I always have something I'm working on, and something lined…moreI'm lucky enough that I have very few episodes of traditional writer's block. For example, I always have something I'm working on, and something lined up next. I never have to worry about getting new ideas, as I have dozens. But I do have days where I don't feel like writing, or manuscripts and plots that just don't want to cooperate. If the problem is me and not the story, I can easily take a day or a week off and that feeling usually goes away. If the problem is the story, it's probably time to set that one aside and work on the next thing. If I get an idea for a solution later, great. If not, it's okay. I try not to beat myself up over one story not working.(less)
Rebecca Christiansen Well, it's pretty awesome to have found your passion and purpose in this world! I'm forever grateful that I never had that existential crisis of "what…moreWell, it's pretty awesome to have found your passion and purpose in this world! I'm forever grateful that I never had that existential crisis of "what should I do with my life?" or "what do I love?" I always knew. The problem was finding the time and resources to be able to devote myself to it. Another amazing thing is the feeling of finishing a first draft -- there's really nothing like it in the whole world!(less)
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message 16: by Rebecca

Rebecca Aleeeeeza wrote: "Why haven't you read Just One Year yet?!"

It's in the mail!! The release date in Canada was the 15th for some reason. It should arrive soon. I CAN'T WAIT.


Aleeeeeza Why haven't you read Just One Year yet?!


Aleeeeeza Yeah, I will keep working, it's just a question of when I'll have enough time to do it, you know?

I feel like moving abroad too, but for some reason I just feel so rooted now in Pakistan. I don't actually like any of my friends that much, or my relatives either, but it's just the country, as crazy as it is I've gotten so used to it! But I hope I do move out to the US at one point, or maybe the UK or Canada even, depending on where life takes me. I find it's real good to explore different places, being stuck in one place stops you from seeing so much more of life, since you're stuck in such a rut.

And that idea about Fake sounds very cool! The whole online meetings turning into actual ones is a very intriguing one, and at the moment a very current and real one. I don't watch MTV at all, actually I never watch tv, lol, but best of luck on your book!


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Rebecca Aleeeeeza wrote: "I love your pic on the blog, so pretty! :D

Nope, Code Name Verity didnt do much for me, but I think I'll give it another try, read it more carefully.

I think you should definitely give Fake anot..."


I really can't get enough of books set elsewhere right now. I'm kind of going through a quarter-life crisis where I'm dead set on moving to the UK in the next couple of years, and trying to find a profession for myself that I really love (technical writing is a possibility, checking that out -- and travel writing is another big one). Anyway, that's my way of saying you should keep writing that book :P because I can't stop myself from reading anything along the lines of "character runs away to X exotic, awesome place."

Thank you for saying nice things about FAKE! I'm basically changing everything about it, lol. Have you seen the MTV show, Catfish? That's really inspired me. I'm moving the book back -- it's basically going to be about Jen and Orlando meeting each other in real life, and discovering all the screwed-up lies they've told and whether or not that gets in the way of their real-life relationship. I'm excited about revisiting those characters, and it feels like a really good direction to take it. Also, using my marketing brain, I can use Catfish's popularity as a comparison, and the hosts can read it and write a lovely blurb for my book jacket XD wishful thinking!

Downton Abbey -- oh my god. I haven't seen the premiere of season four yet, because I keep working nights at my stupid day job, but I cannot freaking wait. That ending!!!! AHH! The thing that gets me is that no one found out about You-Know-Who dying! So season four is going to START with that news! Argh. It's going to be so good.


Aleeeeeza And youre a fan of Downton Abbey arent you! The fourth season seems sooo exciting. I still cant believe they killed you-know-who-off. I just dont get the point, it infuriates me. Worst Christmas special ever!


Aleeeeeza I love your pic on the blog, so pretty! :D

Nope, Code Name Verity didnt do much for me, but I think I'll give it another try, read it more carefully.

I think you should definitely give Fake another whirl. The concept of the book is very strong but the book can be much more compelling if some more interesting material was added. To be honest Fake seems like a book that should've gotten published, and a lot of people would've dug it even, but who knows maybe with a little more polishing you might get your lucky break! :D

And the brother-sister-in-Paris book sounds aaawesome. I started a novel too, with this girl who's visiting the city and decides to run away while she's there. Was very engrossed at first, but like everything I abandoned it :p


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Rebecca Aleeeeeza wrote: "Oooh, gimme the link to your blog then so I can check it up! I found A monster calls to be pretty underwhelming, which surprised me given how crazy everyone about it is, but I've found a lot of sup..."

I read A Monster Calls in a couple hours, and at first I was like "this is cool, I guess" and then when the monster told Conor what his truth was, I burst into tears and didn't stop for the entire last quarter of the book :P I'm halfway through Code Name Verity right now, which is another one I think you didn't like, haha. I tried to read it last year and couldn't concentrate on it, but on my second try I'm LOVING it.

I'm writing more now! Planning to rewrite FAKE for NaNo! I have tons of new ideas for it. I'm also motoring along on the brother-sister-in-Paris book, which is going to turn out pretty good I think :D

The blog is here: http://bookrichhousepoor.blogspot.ca

Same as my my old blog, content-wise, I just changed the URL and made it prettier. It's more fun when you make big changes like that.


Aleeeeeza Oooh, gimme the link to your blog then so I can check it up! I found A monster calls to be pretty underwhelming, which surprised me given how crazy everyone about it is, but I've found a lot of super-popular books that I read, I end up not liking them at all.

On the writing end, dayummm, don't even ask. It's impossible for me to get back into it, ever since I started this stupid accounting qualification I've barely written anything! It's depressing :(


Rebecca Aleeeeeza wrote: "My facebook is deactivated but I'll totally hit you up whenever I reactivate, it's a good way to keep in touch! I've actually written a new blog post for my imaginary new blog, haha, but it's takin..."

Ooooooh... I finally got around to A Monster Calls. That was insane. I've read both of Katherine Longshore's Tudor historicals and they were both crazy good. I've actually read a lot of great books so far and not very many bad ones! Always nice.

I started up my blog again! New title: Book Roch, House Poor. Pretty well describes my life these days! I'm taking it super easy, just posting reviews, whenever I feel like it. Feels good getting back into it.

How about writing?! Getting any done?


Aleeeeeza My facebook is deactivated but I'll totally hit you up whenever I reactivate, it's a good way to keep in touch! I've actually written a new blog post for my imaginary new blog, haha, but it's taking forever to actually make it! And then I'd have to update it too, of course, and I have a feeling that like last time, I'll fall behind and blah blah. I just can't muster the same enthusiasm for blogging that I used to have, which sucks but oh well. I haven't even been reading much, but I'm trying hard to get back into it, cause damnn, I miss books! What's the best you've read so far in 2013?


Rebecca Hi Aleeza!!! Aww you made my day :P I've sort of been thinking about starting another blog but honestly I don't think I'd be able to keep it up, haha. I'm trying to be more active on goodreads though, maybe I'll start writing better reviews and such here. If you want you can add me on Facebook? I'm an addict and I love talking about books and writing there. It's Rebecca Christiansen :)


Aleeeeeza Heyyy Becca! I swung by your blog today and realized just how much I've missed it and your awesome posts, so I thought I'd let you know. It really sucks that out whole 'obsessed-with-blogging' period's gone, and I dunno, I feel really nostalgic about it right now for some reason, haha. Anyhoo, I hope I don't sound weird right now, haha, and that your writing's going really well! :)

Aleeza


αηα~♡ Hey Becca :) First of all thanks for accepting my Invite. I see you are currently reading the "A Song of Fire and Ice Serie" and wanted to ask you If it's good? I'm thinking about to read it since I'm watching the Tv show. Thank You


Aleeeeeza you haz a profile pic now!! <3 it! :)


Rebecca Emily wrote: "I keep finding reviews that you've commented on, that Goodreads didn't tell me had comments! Now I'm being all uber creepy and checking all my reviews to see if you said anything.

:D"


Haha! That's awesome :P I love how randomly interconnected things are on Goodreads. You'll look back on reviews you loved and realize that all your new friends commented on it too. It's funny.


message 1: by Emily

Emily I keep finding reviews that you've commented on, that Goodreads didn't tell me had comments! Now I'm being all uber creepy and checking all my reviews to see if you said anything.

:D


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