• Books,  NaNoWriMo,  Reading,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    November Reads & Final NaNoWriMo Tally

    Hiya! Obviously, I didn’t get much reading done this month because of NaNoWriMo, which is totally okay, because as of this posting, I only have two books left to read for the year to meet my goal, and I’m sure I can manage that. 😀 I’m honestly surprised I got anything read this month. When I wasn’t writing or working or forcing myself to go to bed at a decent hour, I was binging Gotham on Netflix. ^_^ 57: Manga Classics: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker, Adapted by: Stacy King, Illustrated by: Virginia Nitouhei Genre: Manga, Horror Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: Yes So satisfying!! I hadn’t read this in so long,…

  • Books,  Work-In-Progress

    April Reading & Writing Update

    Updates Time!! 😀  I had another sad reading month. Lol! Four books read and I didn’t really like any of them. >.< 23: Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories To Stir Your Soul Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry Rating: 3 stars Reviewed: No I’m suspecting she’s just not the poet for me. I’m not a fan of this free-form word-vomit style at all, and I can’t stop feeling like her poetry is a little shallow – like she doesn’t really believe what she’s saying but really wants to. Maybe she does. I’m just saying I don’t feel it. We all know I love fairytales, but this felt like a chore and…

  • Books,  Reading

    November Reading Wrap Up!

    Yay for exceeding reading goals! 😀 Of course, I’m not going to stop reading just because I crossed the finish line. Bookworms never sleep! ^_^ 53: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Author: Kim Smith Genre: Picture Book Rating: 4 stars Reviewed: No This was super cute and everything, but I thought I’d get to see cartoon, middle-school Buffy kicking cartoon goblin butt, and instead it was all about her “fear” of the dark. The monsters in the closet were all creatures from the TV show, though, so that was fun and nostalgic and kind of creepy. 54: Pippa Author: Malynda Schlegel Genre: Dark Contemporary YA Rating: 4 stars Reviewed: Yes Dudes…seriously? This book…

  • Editing,  Indie Author Life,  News & Updates,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Once There Was An Excerpt

    🙂 The editing process is officially underway for HOUSE OF FALLING EMBERS, and I have an official release date: October 1, 2018! I can’t share a blurb yet. Blurb is not written. It’ll come with the cover though. Cover reveal to happen first of September. I normally have a blurb done by now, but I do have a plot summary of sorts in my notes somewhere. I’m not too far into editing, but getting the ball rolling is the absolute hardest part for me. Only gets more fun from here! And I love the story so far. 😛 I’m on the parts that make me laugh now, but I cried…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey

    Writing & Stuff

    GUYS! ^_^ The writing struggle was real this past month. Here are some things I wish I could remember between projects: How intimidated I am by the blank page. How hard it is to settle on the next project. How often I decide on a project only to change my mind a week later. The fact that I sometimes freak out and stress out and flail around to the point where I feel crazy. The fact that I might want to quit writing because it feels hard and impossible and I don’t know how I ever got a story out at all ever. Like, I wish I knew what I…