Wednesday, 30 May 2012

I am really excited for YA indie Month on the sunny side of the street blog, its going to be so much fun reading and learning about new authors and there books. I am a huge fan and have a lot of respect for Indie authors. Some of my favourite authors are Indie and I really think what Marilyn is doing over on the sunny side of the street is a great idea
to help promote Indie authors. if you wanna see what I am talking about hop on over to her Blog from the 1st of June as she kicks off the month with guest Karla Nellenbach
I'll be checking in everyday

Sunday, 27 May 2012

It as taken me 6 months but I finally feel ready to pick up my Nanowrimo from last November.
Nanowrimo was so intense by the time I finished on December the 1st I didn't think I would ever want to look at the story I wrote ever again, however with a bit of time behind me I have started to become curious and I have decided to edit/try and salvage what I wrote. I am actually quite excited to read through it, I know it started off with promise so I am hoping that despite writing in a sleepy daze for the majority of it that I will be able to fix the many flaws I am sure are there and put together a story worth reading.
despite how I felt about about the story last year it certainly hasn't put me off doing Nano again, as I learn a lot about myself as a writer, although it will depend where I am with my current WIP whether I will take part again this year. regardless whether I take part though I will be cheering all the other Nanowrimo participants on.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dealing with writers block

Its been a lovely sunny day today In England and that doesn't happen very often so after setting up and dusting off all my sons out door toys and making sure his new trampoline had really been assembled properly by me other half (you can never be too sure) I put on our shoes grabbed my laptop and tumbled out into the garden.
I was actually able to write a big chunk of the chapter I have been struggling on, the unexpected nice weather seems to have freed the block that was in my mind, plus having my son jumping on his trampoline instead of me helped lets just hope the rest of the week stays the same I could be finished a lot sooner than I first imagined. I wont hold out much hope though, this is England after all.

How do other writers deal with there witers block, a friend of mine was recently struggling with her second book so she closed her laptop and cleaned the house and did the washing, sure enouh today I recieved an email saying she had figured it out and she was back to writing we all have our own ways maybe i will give that a try sometime *coughs*

I used to run to help clear my mind and work out any plot troubles I was having, that isn't always possible now a days the only running I do is after a three year old.

Maybe other people could offer there suggestions. I'll try anything, within reason.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

I have been on holiday for a week with my family which although I have loved the time away together with no distractions, my fingers have been itching to type. I have continued making notes in my writing note book ready to put into my current WIP and I cant wait to get back into it and immerse myself back into the world I am creating.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

sharing my time

I have been so busy writing that I haven't done blogging, my current Wip is demand all my attention, that is when my son isn't demanding it, I however do intending on doing more blogging once I manage to learn how to spread my time out more evenly. Its amazing how much time I can waste on procrastination. I am sure I am not the only one. It usually starts with the simplest thing, like, "I'll just check on goodreads" Or "I'll just have a quick look on twitter etc.. you get the idea, and before I know it half my evening as gone and I haven't even made tea or done any of things I intended to do. Anyway, my son is demanding my attention again so That is all for this post, but I will be back.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Review for Defy by Raine Thomas

Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death.

Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life.

Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his.

As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate

My Thoughts 
I have been a big fan of Raine Thomas ever since I read her first trilogy the daughters of saraqael, so I was really excited when she announced she would be doing another trilogy based in the same world, and Defy did not let me down.

It follows Tate the eldest daughter of Skye and Caleb as she goes against her parents wishes and goes beyond the safe protections of her home wanting to explore more of the Estilorian plane in doing so she puts herself in danger, which will leave severely injured and alone with know idea how to get home.
she makes contact through her dreams with an Estilorian called Zachariah who she nicknames Sparky who as been hiding away from other Estilorian for many years.

I loved this book and couldn't put it down,as soon as it was available it was on my kindle and I read it with in two days but with Raine's other books I will be reading it again and again because its just that sort of book. I loved been back in the Estilorian world.

Tate grows so much in this book, at 17 all she wants is to be able to follow in her older cousins footsteps and explore more of the world she lives in she and is a typical 17 year old when she doesn't get her way, but the following chain of events will see her grow into a strong resourceful young woman

I instantly feel in love with Zachariah (Well, I do have a thing for Gloresti, even if he as been hiding out)he is determined to stay in hiding but he cant help be drawn to Tate her strange ways pulls at his curiosity having been away from the Estilorian plane so long he as know understand of who she is which class of Estilorian she was or why she acts the way she does.

This was a five out of five for me and I am excited to read the next in the series