August Patreon Suggestions Open!

patreon_image2It’s that time again! Writing post suggestions are open on my Patreon. You don’t have to be supporting me on there to give suggestions. And don’t worry – the suggestions are for both premium posts (I’ll be taking from the Patron suggestions for those) and for posts here.

I’m not saying I’m out of ideas – on the contrary! I have a lot of posts in my draft folder and think up more and more new ones. I just like to get feedback on what others want to see. So drop by my Patreon and leave some suggestions!

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Camp NaNoWriMo: guess I’m participating

camp nanoHey all! It’s been awhile since I’ve done Camp NaNoWriMo (2014, to be exact.) I really enjoyed the experience the first time around, it was a bit more lowkey, the cabins were fun, all sorts of things. What I liked the most? Being able to set my own word count goal. In 2014, I set the goal of 40k. I had the novel I was working on completely outlined, I think. I was able to gauge how many words I had left to write.

Camp NaNo helped me finish that novel. Granted, I’m going to be working that novel over from the ground up. I’m less than pleased with how the novel turned out. There were a lot of issues. But I’m glad that NaNoWriMo honed my focus onto that novel. It gave me tangible goals, I think.

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Kindle Steals: Halo

haloHey all!  Sometimes its really hard for me to pick which book to read and review for here.  I got about 30% into one book this month, stopped being interested, and started reading Halo by Frankie Rose a few minutes later.  I was hooked from the start.

Halo was initially published under the name Raksha in 2013.  The book starts with painting a dystopian society that is extremely different than ours.  There is a clear caste system in place – Falin, Elin, Therin, and Trues – I might be missing some.   Our main character doesn’t have a name, she is Falin Kitsch.  She fights in the Colloseum with other Falin and kills them for sport.  And she has a halo on her neck, a device that administers a drug that controls her emotions.  Everything she knows changes when she goes against her longtime training partner, Falin Asha.

I’m reluctant to say more than that, because of spoilers!

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