Scribbler July ’18

Scribbler July ’18

So, this is my second box with Scribbler and I’m still impressed. This month’s theme was Setting.

 

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On the back, we’ll find a writing exercise. I always love these. It gets me motivated to write and forget everything around me. Of course, it’s on setting. This is perfect for an idea I have for a young adult novel.

 

 

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This coffee smells so good. I might have to try it tonight. It has fudge brownie listed on the package. I’m already loving it.

 

 

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This is for a chat with the author. I’m excited that this one will be at a time I can join in. I was at work during June’s. Luckily, I was able to catch it later. But, live would be so much better.

 

 

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Loving this sticker. It is so going on my laptop.

 

 

 

 

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Loving this coaster. I might be using it already.

 

 

 

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This is what  I need right now. I’ve tried basic outlining. Doesn’t work for me. But, this I think will help me a lot.

 

 

 

 

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This has a lot of great advice. Looking forward to reading it.

 

 

 

 

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When the time comes and I’m ready to try for publishing. This will definitely help  me out. Of course, I’m not going to wait to read it.

 

 

 

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Guessing this is just an ad for Zenith on paperback. It is signed by Lindsay Cummings. She is one of the authors and co-creators of Scribbler. I admit it. I haven’t read Zenith yet, but it is on my to read list. I hope to get around to it soon. So many books, so little time. I do like that it says on it though, Write Fearlessly.

 

 

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Last, but not least. The book for this month. Can’t wait to read it. Not sure on much detail about the book. But, I’ll have a link below for it.

 

 

 

Scribbler

The Myth of Perpetual Summer

Novel Coffee Roasters

Zenith

Camp NaNoWriMo Results

Camp NaNoWriMo Results

 So it’s done. How much of it makes sense? Not a clue. I did come in at 37,954. I did more than I set my goal for. It’s a nice break from regular NaNoWriMo. I love doing NaNoWriMo, but I only had to focus on 30,000. That’s 20,000 words less. Which meant less words a day compared to November. I did get over the requirement almost every day. There were a couple days that were less, but that happens due to either life, sickness, or laziness. Laziness, is the worse of them all. Either way, knowing I had less. That helped a lot. I didn’t go into panic mode. Okay, no. I did a little. But, not like I would in November.

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Just like the one in November, I am going put this story aside for now. I hope to come back to it though before the year is over. I now want to go back and focus on Forbidden Love, the sequel.

It might be stressful at times doing NaNoWriMo. But, it’s always a fun learning experience. Bring on Camp NaNoWriMo for July.  

Dracopedia Legends: An Artist’s Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklore

First off, thanks to NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this. Also, I have to admit Dracopedia Legends: An Artist's Guide to Drawing Dragons of Folklorewhen I saw the book, I got so excited for a book on dragons. I didn’t even realize it was a drawing book also. So I had to request Dracopedia by William O’Connor.

I would give this book a four out of five stars. Why not, five? Maybe because I’m not an artist. I’m lucky if I can draw stick figures. I did find it interesting though. I don’t think I could ever get to the point where I’m drawing online, but it would be fun to get in the habit of maybe drawing dragons by hand. Maybe, I can find a beginner’s book and work my way up.

What I did get to enjoy were the different legends that were told throughout the book, that went along with drawing the dragons. Which legend was my favorite? I don’t think I could pick just one. I enjoyed reading them all. I’ve always loved dragons, so reading about dragons I never even heard of? It was entertaining.

Even if you don’t draw. I think you would enjoy the book. Rather, you’re a fan of drawing or fantasy. You will enjoy the book. The drawings were so nice to look at. Knowing someone could draw like that, amazes me. I wish I had that talent.

The book comes out tomorrow. Check it out.

Camp NaNoWriMo Update

Camp NaNoWriMo Update

So here we are with one week done in April, soon to be two. I’m feeling pretty good about my word count, but I don’t want to get too happy yet. I’ve done that before where I get all, “yeah I’m awesome!” And, guess what happens after that? Yup! So, trying to stay in the middle of my emotions when it comes to this.

I’ve also been pretty good about not editing. It’s hard though. My eyes want to look at what I just typed. Most of the time when I write, I go the old fashion route. I write long handed. I find that to be helpful because I’m not distracted by the computer giving me notifications. There is a part of me that wants to hand write. But, if I do that? I could go down the rabbit hole. As I’m typing, I know I would start editing. Once the editing starts, my word count for the month would suffer. I definitely know I’m not perfect, but I’m one of those people that feel the need to edit a thousand times. Once I submit something, I’ll still feel the need to edit and it will drive me crazy that I can’t.

According to the camp’s website, I should be done by the 23rd. Here is hoping. At least it gives me extra time if I fall behind. So fingers crossed.

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