I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I kind of wanted to get back into it.
especially seeing how cool everyone else’s looks
Plus some pretty cool things happened in November, so maybe this’ll be fun?
Continue reading “November Wrap-Up \\ NaNoWriMo, HeyAtlasCreative and Grace and Fury”
I already wrote a post like this a while ago, but in light of recent *events* I’ve decided to rewrite it. Especially because I know more at this point and have actually been picked as a representative!
I have four sections with hopefully somewhat helpful tips, and of course you are always welcome to ask more questions!
Continue reading “TIPS FOR BOOKISH REP SEARCHES \\ a positive response to drama”
Title: Grace and Fury
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover (Owlcrate edition)
Goodreads review: here
In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
Continue reading “Grace and Fury \\ spoiler-free book review”
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and my family doesn’t do much to celebrate.
We already have a few Christmas\winter decorations going up, and we have the Grandparents coming for a meal, but we try to keep it casual.
Technically, “characters I’d want at friendsgiving” is the Top 5 Wednesday theme for today, but the word “friendsgiving” annoys me 😂*. So let’s skip to the holidays.
*Plus I know that Thanksgiving isn’t something that everyone celebrates, but most of us have a holiday coming up, so this is applicable to everyone
Continue reading “CHARACTERS I’D WANT AT MY HOLIDAY PARTY \\ in a theoretical situation where this introvert would throw a party”
Title: Dance of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Goodreads review: here
When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.
At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.
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Week two of NaNoWriMo! This week wasn’t as successful, and has lead to an existential crisis or two, but I’ve made it.
…Which leads us to today’s topic. A pep talk. Maybe I should have saved it for later in the month but I really needed it, so I figured one of you might as well.
Continue reading “A pep talk if you’re losing motivation for NaNoWriMo \\ NaNo Update #2”
I love fall. Thankfully, here in Illinois we still have fall weather. So why not prolong the inevitable and do a fall book tag!
I saw this on Secret Library Book Blog, and it was pretty short, so why not?
Continue reading “Fall Book Tag 2018 \\ because even though it’s November, I can’t let Fall leave just yet”
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for my NaNo update. It’s only been three days, but I have been writing every day.
But I also wanted to provide some help to those of you who might be struggling. So first I’ll give you a quick WIP update and then we’ll discuss how to write that first sentence.
Continue reading “How to come up with a good first sentence \\ NaNo Update #1”
I had a different post planned for today, but then I read this blog post by Elizabeth, which was inspired by Cait, who was inspired by Rebecca and I got inspired.
I don’t know if this is an actual “tag” but it looked like a lot of fun, and I loved reading both Elizabeth’s and Cait’s posts (I love when they talk about anything writing tbh) so I decided this was a pretty casual post before NaNo.
Continue reading “Curious Writer Questions \\ casual pre-NaNo writing post”
So I have a problem
or five. I have plenty of writing ideas, outlines and characters…but a lack of motivation.
Maybe motivation isn’t the the right word – basically, I want to write but can’t seem to force myself to do it. And it’s (almost) literally been the death of me.
Luckily, I’ve found a few ways around it.
Continue reading “How to get yourself to write \\ tips for those of us who lack motivation but have a lot of ideas”