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May Recap 2019

May was a hard month for me. Between what feels like constant kidney stone pain, some personal things going, and just feeling stuck in life, I’ve had a rough month. I’m really hoping for a fresh start in June!

What I Wrote:

Well, I didn’t get any writing done; but I did finish outlining three of my new projects, which I’m very excited for! I have big hopes and ideas for these projects, and am so excited to start writing them!

What I Read:

Total: 7

Shadow Crown by Kristen Martin ★★☆☆☆

I read Ms. Martin’s first novel, The Alpha Drive, last year and was really unimpressed. I felt there were far too many problems with the novel and that it needed a lot more work before being published. That said, I debated for a long time on whether or not I wanted to buy the first novel in her newest series, but finally caved and decided to buy.

By far, Shadow Crown is leaps and bounds ahead of her first novel. The writing is much smoother, the plot is less jumpy, and the story is more focused. However, Shadow Crown is not without err.

The novel is littered with grammatical errors, the use of modern language, and military time. Phrases like “firing like missiles” and “awesome” are used. The characters act without much reason or motivation, and the entire inciting incident only happens because our main characters makes a decision that is completely out of character. We’re constantly told things instead of shown them, and there is hardly any world-building.

While Shadow Crown is much better than The Alpha Drive, I have to give this two stars. It’s clear Ms. Martin is improving as a writer, but I still think she needs work.

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline ★★★☆☆

This is my first Lisa Scottoline novel, and I’m really torn on how I feel about it. The writing was absolutely beautiful, and the world was vivid. The characters were interesting and complex, and every voice was unique and easy to follow.

The novel is divided into two parts, following the past and present. The past part of the novel was by far my favorite, and the mystery was well constructed and amazingly written. However, the present part of the novel – which takes place twenty years later – felt like it fell into the thriller cliché a little too much. The killer was outed easily, but the final, end twist was unexpected and it really made this novel.

But between the beautiful writing, there were far too many characters to follow whose POV’s felt unnecessary to the overall plot. One character also keeps a secret from his spouse, and has a choice to revel this secret, but he choose not to. This character decision was something I could not get behind, and it’s one of the reasons I have to take a star off.

Someone Knows is a really close four stars, but I would definitely pick up another Lisa Scottoline novel and give the author another shot.

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han ★★★☆☆

The Summer I Turned Pretty ★★★★☆
It’s Not Summer Without You ★★★☆☆
We’ll Always Have Summer ★★☆☆☆

I’m rating the entire trilogy three stars, but I’ve given each book in the series an individual rating as well. After reading, I have some major thoughts on these books.

On one hand, I loved the first book. I really connected to the main character, Belly, and identified with her struggles as she grew into a young woman. The writing was simple, yet beautiful, and I didn’t expect to enjoy the first novel as much as I did.

Unfortunately, my enjoyment for this series only faltered as I went on. The quality of the writing stayed the same, but it was the two love interest’s behaviors and actions that made me enjoy the series less and less. I didn’t agree with Belly choosing either love interest, not after the way they treated her throughout the series, and by the end I found myself rooting for Belly to find her own independence. Unfortunately, the books ended in a way I just wasn’t happy with.

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An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena ★★★☆☆

I’ve read both of Shari Lapena’s previous works and enjoyed them, so when I saw she’d released a new book, I picked it up without hesitation.

An Unwanted Guest is clearly inspired by Agatha Christie’s novel, And Then There Were None, and there’s even a slight mention of the novel within the book itself. Lapena does well to make sure her own novel is original and interesting, and the premise really pulled me in.

What really fell flat for me is that the end twist – while I didn’t see it coming – just didn’t grab me the way I hoped.

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald ★★★★★

Okay, I LOVED this book. The writing was beautiful, the characters were complex, and the story was fast-paced and so gripping. The story was unique, and I love the parallels between past and present. This book brought tears to my eyes in the end, and I was satisfied with the journey and ending of the amazing novel. I will definitely be picking up Christina McDonald’s next book!

What I’m Watching:

Well, May marked the series finale of Game of Thrones. I admit that I was crushed by the ending. I’d been rooting for Daenerys to win the Iron Throne since day one, so seeing what happened to her was so disappointing.

The boyfriend and I also stopped watching The Magicians, which was a bit disappointing, but we just didn’t have any interest anymore. On the flip side, we’ve begun watching Psyche and The Tudors, which we’re both really enjoying.

I am devastated that Netflix took off Switched at Birth. I was halfway through season two and loving it. Since they’ve taken it off, I’ve been watching The Fosters, and am already halfway through season three!

Currently Reading:

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How I Did: May Goals:

Back in May, I gave myself several goals:

• Outline YA Fantasy Thief Idea
• Outline Secret Project Idea
• Actually make a plan to go back to school
• Create my June blogging schedule
• Begin writing YA Fantasy Thief Idea
• Begin writing Secret Project Idea

I’m proud to say I completed three of these! I outlined both projects and created my June blogging schedule. I wanted to come up with a plan to go back to school, but unfortunately, I had some decisions to make that I was holding back on making. I’m proud to say I have made a final decision, and am excited to move forward with my education!

I really wanted to begin writing my two new projects in May, but wasn’t able to, considering it took me most of the month to plan both novels! I also decided to add a third new project to my plate as well, which I’m proud to say I also finished outlining!

June Goals:

• Create my July blogging schedule
• Finally apply to school
• Begin writing YA Fantasy Thief Idea
• Begin writing Secret Project Idea
• Begin writing Sci-Fi Idea

What’s Coming Up On the Blog:

I have a brand new series planned to be released this month, so stayed tuned for that!

I’ve also been considering doing more full-length book reviews instead of only these smaller reviews on my Monthly Recaps. Do you guys want to see more in-depth book reviews? Let me know!


How’d everyone else’s May go? What goals do you have planned for June?

XOXO – Devon

April Recap 2019

Well, April is over and May is here. The weather where I live has been up and down from good to bad. We even had a snow storm a couple days ago. I am so sick of this rainy weather, and am eagerly awaiting the sunny, warm days.

April started out a lot like March did. I was recovering from my kidney stone but continued to have pain, and ended up in the hospital once again. I’m feeling a lot better now after tons of rest, but I finally made an appointment to see a urologist to try and figure out what the heck is going on with my body.

I also finished writing my YA Thriller, Little Lost Girls! It ended up at 54k, which was 10k-20k shorter than I had anticipated writing. I’m not too bummed about it though, since it gives me a lot of room to really expand on the mystery and the characters.

Overall, April has been an okay month for me. I’m proud of myself for writing another book, but there’s still a ton of work ahead.

What I Wrote:

I am so happy to say that I finished writing my YA Thriller, Little Lost Girls, which took me about twenty days to write. Camp Nano really helped me shoot for meeting a daily word count goal. Unfortunately, I’m not too thrilled with the way it turned out. It needs a lot of work to get into shape, and I’m not rushing to dive into rewrites or revisions just yet. I have some other projects I really want to write first.

What I Read:

Total: 8

They All Fall Down by Roxanna St. Claire ★★☆☆☆

I actually posted a full review of this to Goodreads, which you can read here. I went into this book with high expectations, expecting a thriller with a lot of unique twists and turns. While the author did deliver on that – there are actually three different twists thrown at you – the ending is what failed. The final twist, while unique, is highly implausible and doesn’t make any sense. Your suspension of disbelief really needs to be thrown out the window to enjoy this book, and unfortunately, I didn’t.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ★★★★★

Wow, wow, wow. I picked up this book on a whim because I’d heard such good things. But this novel did not disappoint! While I wasn’t a fan of the writing in the beginning, somewhere around page fifty I suddenly got hooked into the plot. The characters were great, the twists and turns, the story – everything about this book was amazing.

People Like Us by Dana Mele ★★☆☆☆

I love a good boarding school mystery, but this one fell flat. While I liked the premise, I had a hard time connecting to our main character, Kay. Much of the plot revolves around the characters ability to generally be jerks to one another, and the mystery itself was just kind of…boring? The first half of the novel was rather fast-paced and exciting, but somewhere in the middle, it really slowed down and became less than enjoyable. And while I didn’t see the twist coming, I was just too bored to be hooked any longer.

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Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser ★★★★☆

I’m a little torn on how I feel about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy reading it. I liked the characters and the story. But on the other hand, I feel like this was marketed as a thriller, and it really…wasn’t? The book focuses more on domestic abuse and the realities of what can happen in a situation like that. Because of this, the end twist was pretty obvious, and there wasn’t much of a mystery. Had I known going in that this book was more about abuse, I think I would give it five stars.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian ★★★★☆

The sequel, Lady Smoke, came out earlier this year, and I really wanted to reread Ash Princess before reading it. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I love this book. I like the characters and the world-building is solid. I appreciate that our main character, Theo, uses her mind more than she does magic. Seeing a character only rely on their wits and not be some super badass assassin or magic wielder is refreshing to read.

All that said, the reason I haven’t given this five stars is because of the ending. There’s a particular twist at the end that I’m not a fan of. Reading it this time around I wasn’t bothered by it, but the first time I finished the book, I was really underwhelmed and a little upset. Ash Princess is still a gem, and I would definitely give it a read.

Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian ★★★☆☆

I was originally going to give this book four stars, but after some reflection and reading other reviews, I decided to lower it to three. As much as I loved Ash Princess, I really think Lady Smoke suffered hard from second-book syndrome. While I thought the initial set-up was great, the rest of the book suffered from a saggy middle. The entire plotline about Theo trying to find a husband who could provide her an army pretty much becomes null and void in the end, and if you took it out of the book entirely, I don’t think it would have suffered.

On top of that, I was most disappointed about what happened to another character. In Ash Princess, something happens to another character and I was eagerly awaiting to see what would come of her in this book. Unfortunately, she doesn’t show up until the very end, and even then we don’t get to see much of her. I feel like the author really missed out by not including this character’s own POV in the novel, which would’ve been so interesting to explore.

In the end, I’m pretty disappointed by Lady Smoke, but I’ll still be reading the final installment in the series when it releases.

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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning DNF’ed

I’d heard mixed reviews of this book, but as a big fan of the Little Mermaid as a kid, I was excited to dive in. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t connect with anything about this book. The writing style never pulled me in, and I couldn’t connect to the characters. On top of that, this story was just…boring. I never felt like anything really pulled the plot along, and the magic system and world-building didn’t make much sense. I got halfway through this book in one sitting, but when I put it down and began dreading coming back to it, I knew it was time to put it aside. Maybe one day I’ll come back to it though.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen ★★★★☆

My mom actually let me borrow this book some time ago. She’s an avid thriller and horror reader, so her recommending it made me even more excited to read. That said, I read this novel in one sitting, and couldn’t put it down. The writing was beautiful and I loved the detail and interwoven mysteries of the plot.

My only gripe is that the final, big end twist just didn’t blow me away like I was hoping for. While I definitely didn’t see it coming, I just sort of shrugged me shoulders and thought, “That’s it?” On top of that, I’m a little over the “husband-who’s-too-good-to-be-true-is-actually-an-abuser-” plotline that seems to be surfacing a lot in thrillers lately.

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What I’m Watching:

The boyfriend and I finally caught up on all seven seasons of Game of Thrones, and he got HBO so now we can watch the last season live! We didn’t have it when the first episode of season 8 aired, but we got to watch episode two! I’m not going to lie that it felt good to watch and be in the loop with everyone else. I’m totally rooting for Daenerys to take the throne – she’s been my #1 since the beginning. Who are you rooting for?

Beside Games of Thrones, we also started watching The Magicians, which we’re both really enjoying.

Unfortunately, I gave up on watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I just couldn’t continue watching with the strange plotlines, the weird characters – I don’t know. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.

I did start watching Switched at Birth. I got halfway through season two last year, and for some reason I stopped watching, I think just due to time. I’m almost finished with season one, and am really enjoying it so far.

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How I Did: April Goals:

At the end of April, I gave myself several goals:

• Write 50,000 words for Little Lost Girls
• Outline my three new projects
• Finish my plan for figuring out how to go back to school
• Figure out new topics to blog about

I only managed to complete two of these. While I didn’t quite write 50k for Little Lost Girls, I did end up finishing the book. I also managed to come up with a list of blog topics and have been planning out my blogging schedule every month.

Unfortunately, I didn’t end up outlining my three other projects, or really figure out how to go back to school. I’ve been feeling pretty uncreative lately, and took the rest of April off to try and refill my creative well. I might take a few more days off in May, since I still don’t feel ready to outline the new projects, but I’m definitely beginning to get more ideas!

May Goals:

• Outline YA Fantasy Thief Idea
• Outline Secret Project Idea
• Actually make a plan to go back to school
• Create my June blogging schedule
• Begin writing YA Fantasy Thief Idea
• Begin writing Secret Project Idea

I’ve got my fingers crossed that May will be an even more productive month! What are your goals for May?

XOXO – Devon

 

March Recap 2019

I can’t believe April is here already. As of right now, I’ve been unemployed since December and am still pursuing my dream of being a full-time writer (even though I’m not making any money!). But I plan to make a blog post dedicated to what allowed me to take this big leap!

March started out rather strange for me. We went up to visit my Mom, and overnight I started passing a kidney stone (don’t worry, I’ve had them before). My boyfriend had to take me to the hospital at 3AM, and watch me vomit my guts up every five minutes. Yeah, it wasn’t fun. But while I was bedridden for a week, I managed to read eight books! Since then, I’ve sort of been on a roll with reading.

On top of that, towards the end of February I sent my Adult Fantasy novel, working title Forbidden, out to my CP’s and beta reader’s and am awaiting their feedback. Some has already started to come in – both good and bad – and I won’t lie that some of the feedback has really been eating at me. That said, I’m still hanging in there, and taking one step at a time to digest everyone’s feedback. Stay tuned for an eventual blog post on what I’ve learned about working with beta readers!

Overall, March has been a weird month. There’s a lot going on in my personal life, with my health, and I recently made the decision to go back to school in pursuit of an English and Creative Writing Degree. It’s not official yet, and I still have loads of work to do in terms of applying, figuring out scholarships, etc., but I’m hanging in there. I’m hoping April is a better month!

What I Wrote:

Since finishing Forbidden, I’ve had two ideas in my head that I wanted to pursue next.
One was a YA fantasy about a thief, and I’ve been really excited to start working on it. Unfortunately, while I’ve had no trouble figuring out Act I, Act II has been a bust. It’s like my brain can’t figure out what to happen next or where to take the story. I’ve since decided to put it on the back burner for now, and am hoping that with some time an idea will spring up and help me figure out where to go.

In the same vein, the other idea I have is a YA Thriller. I’ve had this idea in my head for several years, and the best way I can describe it is Pretty Little Liars meets anything by Kara Thomas. While I’m excited to work on this idea, I’m running into some big problems. I picture this story being part of a four book series with an overall giant mystery – but I’m worried the plotline is going to become too convoluted. I’ve since decided to put this story on the backburner for now as well.

Instead, a new YA Thriller idea popped into my head. I was cleaning up the kitchen one day when this idea slammed into me out of nowhere: I knew my characters, my bad guy, their motive, the inciting incident, the ending – all of it within a matter of minutes. I knew I just had to write it down. By the next night I had a full outline. It still needs some tweaking, but I’ve been writing the novel, and already hit 20,000 words! I’ve joined Nano in the hopes of writing another 50,000, and hope this novel will fall in the 70k – 80k range. I’ve titled it Little Lost Girls, but that may eventually change. Progress is going well for this book!

The last thing I’m excited to work on is a new project that also popped into my head. Let’s just say, a lot of people watch Game of Thrones and tend to be inspired by certain characters – Daenerys, Sansa, Brienne, etc…the inspiration for this new project is from a character you probably wouldn’t expect. I’m excited to dig in, but for now, this project is a secret!

What I Read:

Total: 12

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi ★☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This book had so much going for it. I saw it hyped all over social media, and even though I read the blurb and it didn’t sound like my kind of book, I still wanted to give it a shot. Needless to say, I am so disappointed.

I read all 384 pages and still have no idea what happened. The pacing was all over the place, the characters were uninteresting and felt like cheap cardboard cutouts of the characters from Six of Crows. The world-building made no sense, and neither did the magic system. Characters would jump from one location to the next in the middle of paragraphs. The villain of this book didn’t make a real appearance until the climax, and their motivation and character were so confusing.

Honestly, this book felt like a first draft that needed another few rounds of revisions before it was published. I definitely would not recommend this book or pick it up ever again.

After the Fire by Will Hill ★★★★★

I don’t normally pick up books like this, but the blurb really caught my eye. But I could not put this book down! It follows Moonbeam, a teenage girl who lived most of her life in a cult. The story chronicles her life in the past – before the fire – and after, when she’s rescued and how she comes to terms with what’s happened to her and the other members.

This book was well-written, I liked the characters, and you could tell the author did their research to show the physical and psychological affects that living in a cult had on everybody. Even showing how far people can use religious extremes to manipulate people and bend them to their will. I really enjoyed this book, and definitely recommend!

Enter the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz DNF’D

I read Stolarz’s Blue is For Nightmares series way back in high school and really enjoyed it, but it’s been years since I’ve seen her come out with something new. So when I saw Enter the Dark House sitting on the shelf, I just had to pick it up.

Unfortunately, I got about 150 pages in and couldn’t continue. The characters acted far too immature for my taste, and they all sounded the same. Every chapter switched between one of five characters in first person POV. I had a hard time keeping track of who was who, and constantly had to flip back to the beginning of a chapter to remind myself who’s POV I was reading from.

On top of that, the overall mystery wasn’t really present. A huge chunk of the novel follows the characters getting to know and interact with each other, and it wasn’t until where I stopped reading that the actual mystery began to show itself, but by then I’d had enough.

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Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson ★★★★☆

This book was really gripping from the very beginning! Like After the Fire, I couldn’t put it down. It follows two teenagers whose stories of forbidden and dangerous love shows what can happen when you cross the line into obsession and toxic relationships.

The writing and the pacing was good, as was the twist, which I didn’t see coming! If you’re looking for a good thriller, this one I highly recommend!

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus ★★★☆☆

This is another really hyped-up book and I was really excited to read. The writing was well done, and the pacing was good. There are four characters who are written from first person POV, but unlike Enter the Dark House, I never had a problem keeping track of who’s head I was in. Each character was unique, well-written, and I enjoyed reading from all their perspectives.

My biggest problem with this book came from two things. The first is that I guessed the big twist halfway through, and was right in the end, but I can see why some people have a lot of issues with what the twist really is. The second is there are two characters who get involved in a romance, and I felt like the romance plotline really overshadowed the rest of the book. When I was in either of the two character’s heads, most of their thoughts revolved around each other instead of the mystery. The characters didn’t do nearly as much as investigating as I would have liked to see.

I can see why people really liked this book. I just think there’s been better thrillers out there.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus ★★★★☆

Funny enough, I liked this book a lot more than One of Us is Lying. I felt the mystery was much more compelling, and the characters did a lot more sleuthing and trying to solve the mystery than they did in McManus’s previous work.

I would recommend this book over One of Us is Lying, but I would pick up a third book by the author because I have genuinely enjoyed reading both of her works.

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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart ★★★☆☆

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a really long time, so I was so excited to get a chance to read it. It follows two sisters, Serina and Nomi; Serina has been groomed all her life to become a Grace – chosen to stand by the Heir’s side and essentially become his concubine. But when Nomi and Serina switch places due to unfortunate circumstances, Nomi finds herself the Grace and Serina is exiled.

This book had so much potential, but it really fell flat. While I liked the characters, the biggest thing was that this book lacked world-building. And it’s a rather short book, only 311 pages. I feel the author could have dedicated another 30 – 40 pages throughout the novel just on world-building.

I never really got a good sense of where we were or what the world looked like. Even from the beginning, the story jumps right into Serina being chosen as a Grace, without any explanation on where we were, why this was important, and it really glosses over the choosing ceremony.

It wasn’t necessarily a bad book, but it falls flat amongst the rest of the YA fantasy on the shelves.

The Cabin by Natasha Preston ★☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Ugh, this is another one star from me. This is another book I’ve had on my shelf for a really long time and I finally got the opportunity to read. Unfortunately, this book had way too many problems. While the initial mystery happens pretty fast and is actually compelling – several friends go to a cabin only to wake up the next morning and two of them are dead – the mystery is overshadowed by the toxic romantic subplot.

Our main character, Mackenzie, is rather stupid, and she quickly gets involved with the love interest Blake. The biggest problem I had is that Blake is an asshole. He’s rather toxic, he complains about how he can’t handle “emotional women”, and he doesn’t come off in the good light the author tries to paint him in. Their romance completely takes over the actual mystery, which is rather convoluted.

The writing is shallow and poorly done, the pacing is off, and the ending was anticlimactic and stupid. I won’t be picking up another of Ms. Preston’s novels.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver ★★★★★

I picked this book up in high school or college I think, only got 50 pages in, and put the book down for some reason; but when I was looking for another thriller on my shelf, I pulled this out and gave it another shot. I’m so glad I did!

Lauren Oliver’s writing is wonderful, and she really knows how to spin a mystery. I finished this book in one day, and stayed up late because I couldn’t put it down. The sister relationship between Nick and Dara is really well done, and the end twist I didn’t see coming at all. This book had everything I could’ve wanted, and I highly recommend it.

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Broken Things by Lauren Oliver ★★★★☆

Because I loved Vanishing Girls so much, I went ahead and picked up Broken Things. Like Vanishing Girls, Lauren Oliver’s writing is gripping and well done. The mystery is compelling and I never guessed the twist.

That said, I was a little more let down by this book. I didn’t like the characters of Brynn and Mia nearly as much, and sometimes their voices sounded too similar. I’ll still be picking up whatever Lauren Oliver writes next despite my small disappointment with this one.

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry ★★☆☆☆

This is another book I just couldn’t get behind. This mystery was interesting, and I felt the beginning of the book had a strong start. But this book just got boring by the middle.
The main character, Olivia, just didn’t do much. She spent most of the novel drifting around and waiting for things to happen.

However, what really ruined this book for me was the climax. Towards the end, several red herrings were thrown our way out of nowhere, and the book felt very rushed. The villain also came in out of nowhere, and a series of stupid events chained together that just didn’t seem probable. In the end, I don’t think I’ll be picking up another of April Henry’s books.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody ★★★★★

I’d heard so many people having success with this book, so I decided to give it a shot, and I’m so glad I did! This book is wonderfully written. Jessica Brody does an excellent job in explaining all the different beats that go into writing a novel, how they work, and what their purposes are. I have this sitting at my desk side and within reach in case I ever get stuck.

On top of that, my favorite thing about this book is the end. Jessica Brody has a helpful guide in the back that helps sum up every type of novel there is, and the way each beat should follow the type of novel you’re writing. It’s been insanely helpful. If you’re struggling, whether you’re a plotter of panster, I think any writer can find value in this book.

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What I’m Watching

Right now, I’m catching up on Game of Thrones with the boyfriend and am in season five. I have a tendency to be browsing my phone while watch other shows, but GoT is one I just can’t look away from.

By myself, I’ve started The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. While I enjoyed the first two episodes, I’m beginning to lose interest in the series. I feel like the show has divulged into a series of cliché events, and big, bad mean bullying witches and the evil, evil principle. The show just feels a little childish to me, and I’m not sure if I should continue watching.

April Goals

I have a lot I want to get done this month.

I want to finish writing Little Lost Girls, and am hoping Camp Nano will help put my butt into gear. On top of that, I want to finish outlining the three projects I’ve mentioned before. I’m also hoping my beta readers will all get back to me and that I’ll be able to reflect on their feedback, and have a plan to revise Forbidden by the end of the month.

• Write 50,000 words for Little Lost Girls
• Outline my three new projects
• Finish my plan for figuring out how to go back to school
• Figure out new topics to blog about

So, that’s been March for me! If anyone has any blog topics they’d be interested in me talking about, let me know!

XOXO – Devon