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“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
– Dr Seuss
The Three Ps
Who else is excited that we’re not only starting a new year, but also a new decade? The 2010s definitely taught me a lot, but I feel like they were more about laying the foundation for my future and 2020 is where it all starts coming together. I made significant progress toward my goals over the last year, so I’ve decided that my focus word for this one is going to be VISION. My 2020 vision is all about publishing my debut novel and finally achieving a life goal that I started 19 years ago.
It’s been a while, but I’m finally back with another book review! I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy of Maverick Moses’ dark fantasy debut, Karma’s Children: Discovery, in exchange for an honest review. I’ve followed Maverick on social media for some time now and love his YouTube videos. I’ve also very much enjoyed watching the evolution of his creativity on Instagram. That said, the following review is my personal opinion of his book, and I’ve tried to be as unbiased as possible.
I’m two weeks into editing my first draft and I can definitively say that I prefer editing to drafting. It feels a hundred times easier to work with something already written than to try to make something appear on a blank page. That being said, there have still been some places where I’ve had to write something entirely new and my brain does NOT like to switch back to draft mode.
I’ve said it before… I love dystopian novels. I absolutely loved THIS dystopian novel. In fact, it just may have barreled its way past all of the other dystopians I’ve read to become #1 on my all time favorites list! First of all, the cover is gorgeous and, even if I hadn’t loved what was written inside, I think I would have kept it solely to make my shelves prettier. Aletheia, however, is the entire package and I applaud Megan Tennant for crafting such an amazing (and terrifying) story!
It’s here! My review of the sequel and conclusion to Bethany Atazadeh’s debut novel, Evalene’s Number! I have to say that Pearl’s Number was the one book that I was dying to see released last year. If it wasn’t for the chaos of the last few months, I would have had it finished the day after it came out. Once my very full plate cleared, I had it done within a day!
After nearly 17 years of lost manuscripts, and another full year of dedicated writing, I can finally say that I have a finished first draft of my novel! I ended at 97,363 words, and typing “The End” left my body literally shaking! I had no idea the weight that would lift off my shoulders when I got to the end of the draft! (For now, I’m pretending I don’t see the weight of editing from the corner of my eye!)
“After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
– Philip Pullman
Future Author working on NA Fantasy WIPReaderFantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopian LoverJane Austen Movie Adaptation JunkieRavenclaw
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
– Robin Williams
WIP Quick Look
The first book in a New Adult Fantasy trilogy set in a world that has forgotten magic. It follows the protagonist through his early life until he reaches adulthood. At a moment when he believes himself to be entirely alone, he uncovers a long hidden secret that upends his understanding of the world and offers him a chance to break an ancient curse.
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
– Toni Morrison
Featured YouTube Video
Check out this video from Bethany Atazadeh!
I really enjoyed this video because there are some hilarious truths in it! Authors tend to get some very personal or nosy questions when people find out we’ve written a book and it can be hard to know how to respond gracefully. These amazing ladies tackle this topic with a bit of humor for your enjoyment. Whether you’re an author or not, it’s worth a watch!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis
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