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Monday, October 17, 2011

Much Thanks! and Reading!

First off I must thank my cousin, Donea Weaver, for putting a shout out for my blog!  She really is awesome and fun and talented!

Second I must thank all of you who came and commented and followed.  I'm feelin' the love!  I'm excited to get to read more blogs from people who have similar interests.

Now for the post...

I wanted to put a list together of all the books I've read over the last month.  Because how do you choose books?  Sometimes it is from shopping but mostly it's by word of mouth.  So here is my spreading the love by sharing some awesome reads with all of you!  (These are all, except for The Way of Kings (fantasy), YA fantasy/dystopian.  Don't know why, but hey, they are good.)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Variant by Robison Wells

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Possession by Elana Johnson

Currently reading and will be finished within the next day or so...  The Death Cure by James Dashner

The reason I post these is also because reading a good book inspires me to write.  I want to be able to touch someone else's life with my work like these authors have touched mine.

I hope all of you might share at least one good book you've read over the past month with me.  I'm always looking for something new...

Happy reading and writing!
(Some of the pictures were from Wikipedia the others were from Amazon.com)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mile Stones/Progress

So today I finished a first draft/outline!!!

Yes!  I'm so excited!!!  I've only been doing this for a month!  

If you've been following my earlier posts you'll remember that I wanted to write for a long time.  I did it off and on with no real schedule and thus no real progress.  This year my youngest is in preschool 3 days a week for 2.5 hours so I made that my writing time.  It worked!  I've made so much progress-obviously!  I've actually got the story down and can now focus on making it the best story I can.  

Being at this point however did bring up a question...  Critique groups???  Not if you need them or not because I believe you do but how do you find the right one for you?  Any suggestions?

Write On!