May Goals Review

I have to admit, I’m not very happy with the way May went, at least in terms of my writing. In fact, the phrase “epic fail” is the one that comes to mind.

May Games

In keeping with previous months, I did another batch of daily Twitter questions. This time around it was #authorconfession, #MythMAYhem, #FictMAYhem, #WriteWeMay. Here are my answers in full.

NB. This one is a bit more image intensive than previous months.

Review – Whispers In The Alders

When Aubrey Worthington and her parents first moved into the small town of Alder Ferry, she had few expectations other than it would be miserable. But soon she means Tommy, a young mistreated boy who will become her best friend. The two of them grow up, supporting each other through the trials and tragedies that befall them, all the while dreaming of getting out of Alder Ferry.

Heart & Mind, Body & Soul

I hadn’t really intended to, but I ended up taking a few days off. While there is still a part of me that feels guilty about doing so, the greater part of me is actually feeling a lot better for having done so.

Author Toolbox – Writing Prompts

This post was written specifically for the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

You know what it’s like. You’re sitting there, pen in hand and a blank page in front of you. You have a bunch of ideas in your head but, for whatever reason, you’re just not putting any words together. So you end up staring at your page and going nowhere.

Review – Dead By Morning

Luna Ketz has a problem; the most popular boy in town just won’t leave her alone. Most of the other girls at her school, including her best friend, would do anything to have Chance Welfrey pay attention to them. But Luna sees something darker in Chance, something that no-one else does. How far will he go to keep anyone else from learning what she knows?

Forcing The Narrative

It might be the ever reliable staple of the teenage victim running up the stairs rather than out the front door; it might be a character doing exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time, triggering the next dramatic event. It doesn’t even need to involve characters, it could be some suspiciously useful (and unlikely) technology.

Scheduling & Other Concerns

Ever since I read Caroliena Cabeda’s post for the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop last month, it’s been in the back of my mind to get a more structured schedule in place. I keep thinking something like that would help me remember to do the little things (more on those below) that I know I should be making time for but get pushed aside in favour of more immediate concerns.

Review – Junior Inquisitor

Sebastian has been asked to look into the disappearance of a fellow Brother of his order. He’s less than happy about it since it means giving up a promising lead on another matter, as well as having to visit Providence, Rhode Island, a place he hates. But as soon as he starts investigating, he is attacked from all sides, by the types of monsters most people don’t even know exist.