Writing Update #9

This weekend I surpassed last week’s goal of only starting chapter 11 because I finished chapter 10, 11, and hit 30,000 words! Every time I advance on this book it’s exciting because I’ve never gotten this far on a first draft and I’ve been writing for years.

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ARC Review: Reign of the Fallen

Synopsis: Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.
A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

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Writing Update #8

I got most of the way through chapter 10 and am planning to finish it tomorrow! I also went over 25,000 words so I’m happy for finally reaching that goal too! The only thing is that I’m about 3,000 words behind on my writing tracker so I’ll have to try and catch up soon, but if I don’t it’s not a big deal.

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January TBR

I seriously can’t believe it’s already 2018, it feels like just yesterday that I was trying to revamp this blog and actually put some content on it.

But it is the beginning of a new month which means another opportunity for me to disappoint myself after I set an ambitious to-be-read list.

So here we go.

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My Goals for 2018

Last year was a lot of firsts for me, including the fact I started a bookstagram and this blog. I found a story idea I’m in love with and have been working hard on. So this year, I want to mature those firsts and have a good balance in my life.

I have constructed a brief list of my personal goals for this year. There will be a mix of goals from a literary aspect and things from my personal life on this list.

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Writing Update #7

Happy New Year everyone! I’m kicking off the year with a writing update because I did not get to it this weekend, mostly because I was cramming in the last few books of 2017. But hey, I finished my reading challenge so it all worked out.

I got close enough to my goal of 25,000 words so I’m not feeling TOO bad for taking a writing break. I’m excited to hopefully finish my first draft sometime this year. 2018 will be a good and exciting one for writing, I hope!

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

Synopsis: Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.
Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.
After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

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