–in which #2 means a spin-off novelette for Backstage Pass’ Gabriel and Fi! <3 Yeap, sometime during the editing process, my editor (Ninang Layla) told me she wanted to see Gabe and Fi in a book of their own. And because I’m an obedient godchild, Stay With Me was born.
Take a look at the lovely cover below.
Stay With Me
(A Backstage Pass B-Side)
“Come live with me for a while.”
Moving to Seoul for a job at an entertainment company has made a self-reliant woman out of Filipina. But when she gets injured in an accident and her boyfriend, Gabriel, proposes she move in with him until she’s back in shape, Fi reluctantly gives up her independence in favor of some TLC.
What happens when being under one roof ignites the desire she has been firmly keeping underneath the surface? Will she up and leave, or decide to stay?
This is a Backstage Pass B-Side.
Stay With Me is a short story that happens simultaneously with Play It By Ear. Official release date is May 31, 2019.
Three days ago, I discovered Yazzy, a phone application that can generate different kinds of social media content from information you input. Using the app, you can easily create fake text or chat logs as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts–so naturally, I had to make some for my characters… and I had so much fun.
Here’s a collection of the first few chat logs I made, featuring characters from Scandalized.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything like this, and really, following my personal publishing schedule, I should have done this for Waiting in the Wings. But these babies have been sitting in my graphics folder for a while now, and there’s no better time to post them here than now, since I’m releasing a new book (an anthology, to be more precise) in this universe very soon.
If East Genesis Project (Yihwan, Steven, and Minchan), Fi, and Gabriel had Instagram, this is probably what their feed would look like. Let me know if you think they’re #feedgoals, haha! ^_^
Important Note: The personalities included in these photos are image pegs and are not, in any way, connected to me or the aforementioned book.
In the past, I’ve made the mistake of deleting paragraphs upon paragraphs from my manuscript when I felt like I didn’t want them there anymore. Sometimes I forget and do this when I edit/revise, but I’d like to think I’m a bit wiser now.
You see, erasing scenes from our stories doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad. I mean, there must be some reason you wrote them down in the first place, right? Maybe they’re not pushing the story forward, or they look out of place. Maybe you’ve found a better way to include them in the story.
Whatever your motivation was, those huge blocks of text are now lying somewhere within the pages of your early drafts, forgotten. I know, because I have a lot of them too. This Deleted Scenes segment is a way to show you what I’ve scrapped from my manuscripts, and maybe show you some fun stuff that never made it to the books.
This first one I’m sharing is from Scandalized. ^_^