So I know that I’ve been MIA on the blog for about month or two. Real life took over for a little bit (son’s first birthday, which was a successful “Despicable Me” minion birthday party, as well as job related stuffs) and thus the blog got moved into the background.
There was also this nasty little wordpress glitch that the latest update gave me where my scheduled posts were not being posted on time and coming up as “missed”. If this is posted then I finally managed to get it to post at a scheduled time.
Of course just because other things took precedent, doesn’t mean that I have been neglecting actual book related stuff. I just haven’t had the time/energy to post on it.
In the past two months, I’ve:
- Beta read Brian Rush’s “Refuge: The Order”.
- Beta read Mike Reeves-McMillian’s “Hope and the Clever Man”.
- Reviewed J Cunningham’s “Clockwork Skies: Secrets” for the New Podler Review. I will be post the less nice version of the review here later this week.
- Started reading Rayne Hall’s “Storm Dancer”.
- Did some planning/world building for my first ever SERIOUS attempt at NaNoWriMo. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be but it will definitely be more successful than anyone not writing.
- The NaNoWriMo world building got me thinking about world building in general and what irks me about it. I am debating a series of blog posts on world building from the perspective of not only a reader/writer but also from a student of history and linguistics.
I will be posting my thoughts on my beta reading experience and worldbuilding in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I recommend checking out the following awesome blogs:
- Bundle of Holding - Set your own price for DRM-free tabletop RPGs and novels by RPG designers!
- Brian Rush’s blog featuring thoughtful analyses/discussions on fantasy, magic, religion and much more.
- Richard Abbott’s blog featuring book reviews and historical analyses of BCE Canaan and Egypt as well as his amazing photography.
- Mike Reeves-McMillian’s The Review Curmudgeon. Come on…the name is pure GOLD!
- DISNEY PRINCESS – WOLVERINE!