Month: June 2015

Writing Updates [1]

Posted June 30, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Okay, so that graphic was my first time ever doing picmonkey… I may tweak it later on. But it’s good enough for now… Anywho, here is where I will be updating you all on my writing progress!

Camp NaNoWriMo

Starts in less than 12 hours and I am almost ready for it to begin! I will be working on 2 projects this session. HERE IS MY CAMPER PROFILE, if you are interested in befriending me. We also have a few spots left in our cabin if anyone needs a space, let me know! My word count goal for camp is 50,000 words. Just like any other NaNo. I want to really be able to finish something this time around and I think this session will be my best ever and I owe it all to my writing group, the #RoyalWriters <3

The #RoyalWriters started when I became friends with Dana, which I’m sure you all have noticed that in the past month we’ve become good friends and have even started a book club together! Well, we’re also in the same writing group. She grabbed some of her writing friends and we all started a cabin together and now we are helping each other out during NaNo and hopefully for a while later.

So, as I discussed with my writing group only a few days ago, I have about 25-30 WIPs (work in progress). The past few sessions of NaNo, I’ve been working on my Seven novel which is about seven witches who are sisters and they are cursed and each possess one of the seven deadly sins. Well, I think that I need a break from that one. I have about 25k-30k written for it but it is at a complete standstill and needs to be fleshed out a lot. So, I’ve decided to put that one aside for now. I have decided that I will work on 1 paranormal and 1 contemporary so that if I get too bogged down from one genre, I’ll just work on the other one for a bit.

The paranormal one needs a lot of plotting and I need to figure out what creatures I will be using but this one is a fairly new shiny idea that I got after a dream I had literally 2 nights ago! So, there’s not a whole to say about it right now.

Then the contemporary that I will be working on is about a relationship gone wrong. The ex has narcissistic personality disorder and starts stalking his exgirlfriend. So, it’s like a contemporary thriller. 🙂

Let’s talk about it!

Are you joining in on Camp NaNoWrimo? Are you an aspiring writer or a published author? Shall I continue to update you all on my writing experiences?

Stephanie
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Monthly Recap [June 2015]

Posted June 30, 2015 by Stephanie in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

So, I’m going to do this new thing monthly where I let you guys know a little bit more about me. I used to do this over on Bookish Lifestyle. But since I’m not there anymore, I decided to bring over a version of the Bookish Digest over here. I’ll let you know what my favorite read was for the month and I’ll link up some of my posts from the month as well as give you guys some news or information about my life.
My pick for the month of June:

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: ACOTAR #1
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fairytale Retelling, Paranormal, Magic
Published By: Bloomsbury on May 5, 2015
My review

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!

My Posts:
Reviews:
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick  5/5
The Depths by Paul Neslusan  3/5
Sanguine Mountain by Jennifer Foxcroft  4/5
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas  5/5
(This one has a giveaway that ends tonight at 11:59PM CST!!! Go and enter now!!)
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke  5/5
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord  5/5
Memes:
Other Posts:
What happened in June:
1. I started up a book club with a blogging and writing friend, Dana from Dana Square! It’s awesome, she’s awesome. And I think you should check it out and check Dana out!
2. June was full of: truck meets, baptisms, 1st birthdays, bridal showers, and grad parties! We were so busy this month!
3. Joe and I started training with a personal trainer. It’s going okay…
What I’m looking forward to for July:
1. Camp NaNoWriMo! I’ll be posting my updates for this throughout the month! But I have an awesome cabin that Dana and I started! It’s going to be the best NaNo yet; I just know it!
2. Fourth of July!!! I love fireworks and I love the party that we have every year with our friends!
3. Picking a date for the wedding. This just needs to be done already. Joe and I HAVE to pick and solidify a date so that we can start getting this wedding started!
Let’s talk about it!
What were some of your favorite reads this month? Did you read any of these books? What are you looking forward to next month? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
Stephanie
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Top Ten Tuesday [49]

Top Ten Tuesday [49]

Posted June 30, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015:  1. Compulsion by Martina Boone (my review) 2. Persuasion by Martina Boone (review will be closer to the […]

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Introducing…

Introducing…

Posted June 24, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Yes, you read that right! Dana from Dana Square and I will be joining forces and bringing our brilliance together for a book club. That’s right a book club! Once a month we will be doing a buddy read and tackling our TBR lists. We are also opening it up to all of you! You […]

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WoW [24]

WoW [24]

Posted June 24, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly. This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for… Title: PersuasionAuthor: Martina BooneSeries: The Heirs of Watson Island #2Genre: Young Adult, Southern Gothic, Romance, Paranormal, Magic, GhostsPublished By: Simon PulseComing out on October 27, 2015 Beautiful Creatures meets Gone with […]

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Top Ten Tuesday [48]

Top Ten Tuesday [48]

Posted June 23, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Favorite Topics I’ve Done In TTT: 1. Top Ten Settings I’d Like To See More Of (Or At All) 2. Top Ten Things On My […]

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What’s the Hype About?!

What’s the Hype About?!

Posted June 20, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

What book inspired this discussion? City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This will be a discussion of what I do about hyped up books. What hyped books I have read, what hyped books I’m currently reading, what books I want to read, and what books I probably just won’t read. The HypeThere are times where […]

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Readers Choice [9]

Readers Choice [9]

Posted June 19, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

It’s time for another round of Reader’s Choice! The book that won the last poll was: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski! So, in the upcoming weeks, I will be reading and reviewing that one! 🙂 So, help me choose what’s next! polls 1. Timebound by Rysa Walker When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a […]

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The Start of Me and You [Review]

The Start of Me and You [Review]

Posted June 18, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 6 Comments

In friendship we are all debtors. We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos. Knowing what happens is different from knowing how it happens. And the getting there is the best part. Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra, too. We’re all Elizabeths […]

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WoW [23]

WoW [23]

Posted June 17, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly. This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for… Title: Damage DoneAuthor: Amanda PantichSeries: StandaloneGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary, ThrillerPublished By: Random House Books for Young ReadersComing out on July 21, 2015 22 minutes separate Julia […]

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