Saturday, September 5, 2015

Retelling The Story: Weekly Update #8 August Round Up

I am linking up with these two epic memes:

The Sunday Post Stacking the Shelves
Sunday Post hosted over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer & Stacking The Shelves Hosted by Tynga's Reviews

August Wrap Up:

Basically, I failed this month reading wise. I actually did pretty good blogging wise, I struggled with keeping up with all my favorite blogs, but I did post around 3 posts a week which I consider good! Reading wise I really really failed. I tried to do ARC August and read 4 1/2 ARCs, plus 2 other books which brings the total for August to 6 1/2 books. FAIL. I've been struggling with a major reading slump/just having no time.

Writing wise! I did a shit ton of editing, my MS This World In Gray, still needs a bit of work but I'm going to be finding/sending to some beta readers soon and getting ready to query again. Which is scary exciting. I submitted to Pitch Wars, which is an awesome contest, but sadly I didn't get in. =( That bummed me out for most of this week, but I'm moving on and going with my backup plan for This World In Gray which is a couple other pitch contests and then querying. Exciting stuff!

The Books:
For Review:

Can someone tell me why I thought it was a good idea to request four books that don't come out until next year when I'm not even close to being caught on ARCs from this year??? Also, um... Flamecaster which comes out next year... Um... I may have started reading it because I was so excited I got it, and it's the first in the companion series to one of my favourite series ever and one of my top 3 favorite authors of all time! I regret nothing except that I'm going to be so sad when I finish it!

Recently On The Blog:

I reviewed Map To The Stars which was blah and kind of a copycat of other books.

I also started my new feature, Writing Confessions by confessing that I LOVE editing!

Currently Reading:

Tell me, how was your August? What was your favorite book??? Any new recommendations?


  1. Aw, I am sad you didn't get into pitch wars. :( I HOPE YOUR BACK UP PLAN WORKS REALLY WELL INSTEAD. *nods emphatically* And that tweet about Ian made me giggle. That's basically how I plot, only I get very sarcastic to myself as well, and the question will be like Hobbies: HOW THE HECK SHOULD I KNOW KILLING PUPPIES PROBS and it's monstrously unhelpful and I regret all the things when I go to actually write. -_- hehe,
    Ahhhh the Shadow Queen!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THAT ONE. Plus cover love. :D
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Thanks, Cait! Haha, I do that too! I write the most unhelpful character outlines and then I have to redo it all when I finally start writing the book. =)

  2. Oh, I want Flamecaster!! (And Reign of Shadows, and The Shadow Queen). Is it good? :)

    1. Flamecaster is amazing!!! I was so excited to get to it and it lived up to all my expectations, I hope you love it too!

  3. DUDE, it is okay, because they don't come out until next year! You're thinking about this the wrong way- you have TONS of time to read them then :)

    I am really sorry about Pitch Wars. That sucks. If I were in a war, I would add your book to my fight. I obviously don't completely understand Pitch Wars but the basic idea is that I have faith in you and your book.

    OH and pro oxford comma over here too :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    1. I know but I want to read them NOW! Haha. I am so bad at disciplining myself when it comes to ARCs. Why read the ones that come out next week when I can read ones that come out next year? =)

      Haha, I like the sound of your version of Pitch Wars! And thanks, Shannon, your comments always cheer me up! <3

      Yay! We can remain friends, oxford comma for life! =D