{Wrap Up} August 2017 – Week 4 Wrap Up!

What I Reviewed:

Percy Jackson IV: The Battle of the Labyrinth
by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson Battle of the Labyrinth

Middle Grade / Fantasy. This was definitely my favorite of the series so far! I think it was the most inventive out of the bunch so far. It’s filled with a really memorable setting and lots of awesome creatures, Gods and encounters that made this a joy to read. Check out the full review if you’ve not seen it yet.

The Seafarer’s Kiss
by Julia Ember
The Seafarer's Kiss

Young Adult / Fantasy. I’ve been dying to read a mermaid tale this year for some odd reason, but this one just didn’t live up to all of my expectations, unfortunately. Check out the full review to for my full take on it.


What I’m Currently Reading:

Blackwing
by Ed McDonald
Blackwing

Dark Fantasy. I’m reading this a bit slowly, but it’s not from lack of enjoyment! It’s a Netgalley read and I only read it when I do cardio at the gym. I’m at 85% through at this point and will probably just sit down and finish it by tomorrow.

Ruin
by John Gwynne
Ruin

Epic Fantasy. Book III in The Faithful and the Fallen series. I’ve absolutely loved books 1 and 2 which I read and reviewed earlier this year. I’ve just started this one, and it’s over 700 pages long, so I know it’s going to take me a bit to get through it. I’ll probably review it by the end of the week or so.


Books I Hauled:

bookhaul

Still waiting on the Mistborn Trilogy to arrive in the post, but here’s the rest of my Birthday Book Haul!


Netgalley/Edelweiss Update

Nothing to report this week! I was good and am focusing more fully on reading the things I’m already approved for rather than requesting more.


Writing Update

So one thing I wanted to ask people who follow who actually write is – how do you force yourself to focus on one project at a time? What do you do when you get ideas for another project while you’re working on another?

I ask because I’ve really been struggling with 3 separate ideas this week. I’ve got 1 fantasy series that I’ve been planning, but 2 separate YA stories are spinning around in my brain. At least one of those stories seems to be calling to me a lot stronger than the other two, so I’ve been trying to focus on it more than the others. I just worry that by abandoning the other projects for months at a time is going to make my passion for them wain. It’s a real struggle to know which to focus on first. Do I focus on the one that will probably quite fun to write but a much more arduous task? Or do I focus on the one that’s calling to me lately just to get their stories out of my head?


How is your month going? Reading anything great? Writing anything? Let me know in the comments section below!

xoxo

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  1. For me, actually writing more than one story at a time is difficult, but I can write one, revise one, and brainstorm/plan another one at the same time. Maybe you can do planning work on one of your story ideas while you write another one? That would keep the idea fresh, but not be confusing like writing two simultaneously could be. Of course, you may be more than capable of writing two like that, but I’m not. I keep a writing journal to jot down ideas on stories I’m not currently writing, so nothing gets lost/forgotten.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, it’s been a busy week for me! But I think you make some really great points about planning other stories while writing one, and keeping focus on one over the other. I think I’m definitely going to utilize that sort of system in the future, where I just jot down things that come to mind for future stories and try and remain focused on one project at a time. Thanks for sharing!

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