This is a post I should have made at the beginning of November, but am finally getting around to now! This year, I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month, and I am happy to announce that I did hit my 50,000 word count and finished the project I set out to write. Unfortunately, this meant that I have not yet finished a single book this month, which is why there have not been any book reviews all November. I am very close to finishing the book I’ve been reading, Cast in Secrets and Shadow, by Andrea Robertson, and will have that review up in early December.
This past summer, I went to go see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the Hollywood Bowl with some friends, and the events of that movie made us realize that so many conflicts in the Harry Potter universe could have been avoided simply with background checks, verifying references, and other basic hiring practices. With that conversation fresh in my mind, I decided to write a Harry Potter fanctiction novel for nanowrimo this year, resulted in Hogwarts Department of Human Resources.
I will be posting Hogwarts Department of Human Resources on Archive of Our Own (also known as Ao3), by the end of the week for all to read. Expect another post with the link when that happens!
For now, please enjoy this excerpt–Chapter 3: The Muggle Life of Jasmine Sunder.
Lamps Lamps Lamps was not a large company. Nor was it a small company by any means. Rather, Lamps Lamps Lamps was perfectly situated right in the middle. Just small enough to fall under the radar when people decided to protest sexual harassment of low pay, but just large enough to have general brand awareness. Everyone had heard of Lamps Lamps Lamps, even if it took them several minutes to remember which exact company it was, and, even then, they only knew of it as a series of retail stores, completely ignoring the big new website that had been set up. So, Lamps Lamps Lamps was neither a small nor a large company, which was exactly how Jasmine Sunder liked it.Continue reading “National Novel Writing Month Announcement and Excerpt”