Small Update

I’m not going to lie about not having a post-up on Monday – I forgot to schedule it. Now Monday’s post will be Friday’s, and since it’s currently 12:33AM I figured I’d just do a small post about my life, my writing, and the book I’m currently reading.

The ProphecyLet’s start with my current read:

The Prophecy by Jennifer L. Armentrout

History is on repeat…

Seth never thought he’d have a future. But now he’s on the brink of having it all with Josie: A tomorrow. A family. A forever. And all that’s standing between him and that forever is the Titans. If he helps Josie entomb them — without killing them, a nearly impossible task for him — everything he could ever want will be in reach. But he soon realizes that as a god, every little choice he makes can reshape the world for the better… or worse. And in meddling with the Titans, Seth may have just set into motion catastrophic consequences that will force the Olympians to enter the mortal realm and reshape the delicate balance of power that keeps the world from total collapse.

A price must be paid…

Entombing the Titans is Josie’s top priority. After all, it was what she was born to do. But the plans her father put into play to help her are no longer an option, and the odds she and Seth face in forging their own path are grim. The escalating violence between halfs and pures only increases the danger closing in on them and their friends. Josie knows their chances of succeeding in their task are slim at best — and if they fail, they might lose everything. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together with the Army of Awesome, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.

For the end is here and the Prophecy will be fulfilled….

I’m roughly 100 pages into this book, and so far, I’m enjoying it. I’m still in the “setting up for the finale” part of the book, so not much is happening, but it’s so nice to come back to these characters.

The Covenant Series is my favorite series of Jen’s – I’m an instant sucker for anything Greek Mythology – and Jen has this way of writing that just makes me fall in love all over again. This is the second book in a matter of a week of Jen’s – the first one being Brave – I was feeling a little tired of all of the high fantasy I was reading, and needed something New Adult, with some action, hot guys, sexy scenes, and bad-assery and I knew exactly who to turn to for that.

Coming back to the world of Seth and Josie is a pretty bittersweet. Seeing as this is the last book, I have no idea what’s in store for me. I’m excited to find out though! If you haven’t checked out any of Jen’s books, she writes just about every genre, and I have yet to read one that I didn’t like, so definitely check her books out!

As for the writing update –

I’ve been taking a few days away from editing my SF manuscript in order to write the fantasy story that’s been beating the inside of my skull to pulp. It’s been great, except, I’m about 10K in and I now know that I have to change it from Third Person Past to First Person Present.

I. Am. Not. Thrilled. About. This.

This isn’t the first time I’ve had to switch the way a story is written, it’s just obnoxious to change it all. Though, with this change I’m almost 100% sure that the story will start flowing a lot easier, and writing will become easier.

Third Person is not my strong suit, which is why I challenged myself to write this story that way, and it works for the prologue, but it’s not working for my MC’s. Though I am happy to say that after writing 10K in Third Person I feel a lot more comfortable doing so.

I’ll share one screen shot from this – the wedding announcement between my two MC’s – who aren’t super thrilled about their parent’s decision for them to marry…not matter how noble the cause.

Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 1.05.25 AMFun fact – the title for this fantasy WIP was actually heavily inspired by a Taylor Swift song. I won’t tell you which one, but it was on her RED soundtrack.

Another fun fact, it’s also partially, like very loosely inspired by Arthurian Legend, namely King Arthur: Legend of theSword. VERY LOOSELY. This is by no means a King Arthur retelling.

As for the life update –

It’s just over two weeks until I get to go to the beach for a week, and be with family, and I CANNOT WAIT!

I keep making mental notes about all the books I want to bring with me, but I also know that I have to be realistic and not over pack (I’ve been pretty good the past two years about only bringing what I can actually read, instead of everything I want to read) – it’s like your eyes being bigger that your stomach, but in this case, it’s your eyes being bigger than your brain?? Maybe? No? There’s probably a better analogy – if you have one, leave it in the comments.

I’m going to have a post going up either the Friday before I leave, or the Monday I’m at the beach about the books I’m bringing/ will have brought so keep an eye out for that. But a book I’m definitely taking is Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – I’m super excited to read this one, and letting it sit on my shelf so I can save it for the beach has been TORTURE.

I’m also going to be bringing a few Contemporary novels – they’re my favorite to read at the beach, especially when they’re fluffy contemps. Potentially there will be a SF and another fantasy novel coming with me as well, but I haven’t fully decided on the exact books, or the exact number of books. I have some time to figure that out.

Damn, this was supposed to be a small update, but here I am, sitting at nearly 1000 words, with a sneak peek into my fantasy WIP. I’ll have a book review up for Friday, so keep an eye out for Everless by Sara Holland – I really enjoyed the book, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, read it.

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