Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Amanda Hocking

Expected Publication: January 6th 2015
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Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

I feel like there's a lot of troll stories being written lately, but then again, maybe that's just me. This seems like it will be a fun little read and I'm interested in seeing what will happen. We'll just have to see how it goes, I guess. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created to discuss the upcoming releases of books we're dying to call our own; hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Michael J. Sullivan
Expected Publication: No date announced yet 
What does it mean if the gods can be killed?
In the land of the Rhune, trees can tell the future. Roaw can’t sleep before adding more human bones to their bed. Crimbels steal children through secret doors in the forest, and the gods are beyond reproach. But when Raithe’s father is slain, he does the unthinkable—he kills a god. From this act, rises the legend of the God Killer, the seeds of a rebellion, and the question of whether the gods are really immortal after all.

Before the Dark Ages, there was the age of Myth and Legend. Before kings and castles, there were mystics and heroes. Before two thieves, there was an empire. And before there was an empire, there was Nyphron.

Everything you think you know is a myth. Learn the truth behind the legend. Discover a new world by the author of The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles.
Well, there's not a lot of info out on this book right now, but doesn't it just sound so awesome!? I think so. I'm very intrigued. Besides, if you know anything about me... you should know my favorite genre is fantasy. So obviously I'm fascinated. What do you think? Are you intrigued by this synopsis too?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The End of NaNoWriMo!

Well everyone, NaNoWriMo is over and I didn't get to fifty-thousand like I wanted. I tried really really hard too. But I'll just have to do better next time. I'm a little disappointed I didn't win, but there was only so much I could do until it was irrevocably hopeless.

I got a decent amount of words knocked out during the month however. So my time spent stressing over the words wasn't completely wasted. 44,612 words may not be 50k, but since this is the farthest I've ever written in any of my stories I'm actually really proud of this number. Not to mention I met some really awesome people this month who were also struggling with their own novels. It was such a great experience and I'm really glad I decided to join in the end. I had so much fun freaking out and chatting about plot ideas with those I met. The community is so fun and inviting that it made me automatically feel welcomed.

My plans for my NaNo novel? Well obviously I'm not going to just forget about it simply because NaNo is over. I'll keep working on it throughout December and January until I finish. It's going to be a lot more than 50k words. I was thinking at first it would be 100,000 but lately I've been wondering if that would really be enough. It's going to be a HUGE honker of a book when I'm done, I'll tell you that. I love it so much though. It's definitely a favorite. I never thought I'd have so much fun with such a stressful event, even though I didn't win, and I won't hesitate to do it again.

So did any of you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? If so, did you come out a winner on top? Or did you flop like I did? Let me know in the comments below! I'd like to hear about some of the work you've been focused on. I love chatting about writing! :D