It’s Round 4 Abdeah, get it right. I’ve been living in the past the last few days, all excited about being a sponsor for Round 3 of ROW80 all over social media. Its been one of those weeks. My brain is all scrambled, my body aches and I just feel so overwhelmed by everything.


I’ve recently started blogging a lot more often as you can see. Decided to make blogging a habit and it is a shit load of work. Wow. But I am loving it sooooo much!!! I get to fangirl over books and writing all the time and not feel like a weirdo. And I love reading other people’s blogs, discovering new books and making friends within the book and writing blogging community.

October is going to be a busy month. I  have four books on my TBR (possibly five) which will be posted tomorrow.

In terms of writing, the goal for this month is to prep for NaNoWriMo. I’ve finally decided on which idea I will be focusing on during NaNoWriMo! Hooray! It’s a YA fantasy novel based in a world I’ve been mulling over since I was 14 – YA fantasy is my first love. I recently swapped rooms with my sister and while I was moving I found old drawings I did in high school of maps and costumes and characters and I got overly excited. This is the one. Yip. And I can’t wait to start writing it. It is going to be filled with Dragons, gypsies, Elve Princes, gold hoarding Dwarf Chiefs, Sirens, crafty thieves and mighty pirates.

I plan on doing multiple POVs so this might just end up being more high fantasy than YA fantasy. I don’t know, we’ll just have to wait and see. So much planning to do!

Besides NaNoPrep and reading I want to post at least one book review a week, even if it is book I read a while ago. I also need to post more reviews on Goodreads.

So I have quite a bit on my plate this month. Hopefully I won’t go completely insane.

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  • October 5, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    YA Fantasy sounds great! Just please, please, PLEASE don’t call them “gypsies”. If you do, you’ll be opening yourself up to some hate mail. 🙁 Make up a non-Earth word for your travelling people. I call mine the Rhoke-shaone (literally “people of the road”). Ravenloft used “Vistani”, and Thieves’ World used “S’danzo”. But in case you didn’t know, “gypsy” is a derogatory word for the Rromani people (despite its use by the Gypsy Lore Society).

    And OMG! I totally get where you’re coming from when you said you’ve been carrying around your world for years. I first created my Rhoke-shaone way back in late 1980-something when I was reading the original Thieves’ World anthologies. They STILL pop up in my head from time to time when I’m creating, be it writing or planning a D&D campaign world. And I draw fantasy world maps ALL THE TIME, too. 😀 It’s a great exercise in place-naming and figuring out geo-political reasons for things.

    Good luck with your goals! And Good Writing!

    • October 6, 2015 at 6:49 am

      Thanks for the heads up Esme! I really appreciate it. The last thing I want to do is offend anyone.
      This world has been with me for so long. Whenever I have have an idea for a fantasy novel I almost always picture it in this world. I take that as a sign. lol. Good luck with your goals too!

  • October 6, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Hurray, another Fantasy writer. I also love dragons and gypsies and pirates. I’ve got a few of them populating my “Sword & Sorcery” story-world too, along with a few warlords, mercenaries, bounty-hunters, battle-mages, carnivorous predators and other such bestial monstrosities, just to make it interesting. 🙂 I’m also prepping for NaNoWriMo right now, so we basically have similar goals this round. How cool is that?

    • October 6, 2015 at 6:51 am

      Yay! That’s awesome! I’m a tad bit obsessed with Dragons and Elves…. Good luck with NaNoPrep. We can do this!

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