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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Hurricane Season Review

39085216First off, I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This week I read Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. This was my first book and I can’t wait to read more by Denton. I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5.

We meet two sisters, Betsy and Jenna. Betsy is the older sister and married to Ty. She wanted children, but unfortunately can’t have any. You have Jenna, the younger sister. She is single with two children. The opportunity comes for Jenna to live a dream. Taking the chance, she asks Betsy for favor. To watch her daughters, Addie and Walsh. Betsy, being the older sister agrees. Even though Ty doesn’t think it’s a good idea. He’s worried about Betsy. After all, they have never been able to have kids and it hit Betsy hard.

Watching the kids, Betsy grows attached to them. Which of course would have to cause problems in her and Ty’s relationship. As this goes on, a hurricane is brewing. I’ll leave the rest for you to check it out.

If you are looking for a book to read, maybe on Spring Break? I would definitely check this out if you are looking for a good book on family and love.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a character I could relate to. I am the baby of the family of sisters. But, I don’t have daughters. Anything close to that, would be Gabby, my dog. I also live in a town, not a farm. Plus, I live where we could get tornadoes, not hurricanes. Either way though, I didn’t want to put the book down.

Books like this are a good escape from my usual genre of books. I love my favorite genres, but every once in awhile. You need a good book to take you away that’s not elves, witches, etc. I would probably consider this one women’s fiction. I’m already debating if I should suggest this for book club next year.

For faults? I couldn’t really find any. I would definitely say, check this one out.

Camp NaNoWriMo

 

Image result for camp nanowrimo 2018So, I decided to try something new. Well, okay. Not, too new. This April will be my first Camp NaNoWriMo.

I’ve done regular NaNoWriMo in November, but never attempted the camp.  What happens is that I get to gather with other writers and we share a virtual cabin. We get to motivate each other and set goals. Instead of the typical 50,000, I’m aiming for 30,000. What’s nice is that you don’t have to do the 50,000 words like you do in November.

My story will be the sequel to Forbidden Love. I need to get out of my slump and this is my chance. I figure 1,000 a day is a good start.

Throughout April, I hope to keep you posted on my writing process. I still have a lot to figure out before the first of April. I hope to get a head start here shortly. My goal is to work on the outline of where I want the story to go. Just need to remind myself not to stay up too late.

 

Trust Me by Robyn Eleanor Sadler

So, I had put it to a vote with my friends on Facebook and it had been decided that I shall write some suspense. Although, one friend said romantic suspense. After some thinking and looking through many, many story ideas. I decided on Trust Me.

What is Trust Me about, you ask? Well, what would you do if your best friend was being stalked? Would you help her? Maybe let the best friend’s boyfriend take care of it? But, what happens when you start to notice things? You start to feel like you are being stalked. Could it just be the consequences of being best friends with the person who was originally stalked? Before you know it, people close to you are dying. The people who you thought you could trust. Well, you can no longer trust. What could your best friend be hiding? What about that co-worker? Or, your neighbor? No matter where you look, you feel eyes on you. Nobody is safe when you’re around.

My goal is to do the story within 100 posts. If are enjoying it, please comment. The more who comment and like it. I might make it into e-book format. I always welcome comments good or bad. Let me know your thoughts.