April Wrap-Up 2020

I was hoping to get a lot more read this month but decided that, considering I had a massive amount of time on my hands during lockdown, I should really put more focus into my writing. That being said, I managed to finish my fantasy novel and have started the long, and usually depressive process, of submitting to literary agents. I have had insanely good feedback from beta readers and have decided that if no agent is willing to take it on, I’ll probably go down the self-publishing route with it.

I’m now in that frustrating period in-between books where I try to figure out what I want to write next :/

If some images don’t show below I think my wordpress might be dead. Every time I go to edit it shows none of them on the post yet they appear in preview. Bloody crap system.

My writing aside, here’s my month in blogging:

 

E-book/Physical Books Reviewed: 5

Audiobooks Reviewed: 2

Non-Review Posts: 4

 

Audiobooks Reviewed:

The Devastation of Baal by Guy Haley

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

 

E-Books/Physical Books Reviewed:

First And Only by Dan Abnett

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Viking: Odinnโ€™s Child

 

Non-Review Posts:

March 2020 Wrap-Up

Book Haul

Some of the Books I Loved Before Blogging

My Most Disappointing/Unenjoyable Reads of the Past Few Years

26 thoughts on “April Wrap-Up 2020

  1. You had a good month blogging and reading wise and massive congratulations on finishing your book, good luck with it and I hope the submitting process isn’t as depressive as you think it will possibly be.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“š

    WordPress does have its moments and it has done the same thing with me on a few occasions regarding pictures but they are showing on the post so it is all good.๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Just confirming (along with Drew), I see all the pix. I always keep the saying “If you’re not paying for it, YOU are the product” firmly in mind when dealing with WP. I really like it but yeah, there are times it has its problems ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Congrats on finishing the book and best of luck in getting it published!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aha, yea, I can’t complain too much as for a free service it really is wonderful. I think my annoyance is coming from my laptop that just keeps randomly freezing. So WordPress gets lashed out at unfairly.

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      1. I hear you about laptops. Mine is slowly failing. Only one usb port still works and my wifi seems to be on its last legs ๐Ÿ˜€

        Do you think you’ll have to get another laptop soon?

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      2. Absolutely. I want to stop it from freezing midway through a document, blog post or internet search. Nothing worse than being mid chapter when writing only for it to die and the document not recover ๐Ÿ˜ญ

        Fortunately, blogging is the most high-spec thing I do on a laptop so I’ll not need a fancy, expensive laptop ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll certainly think of you if I go that route.

      I’m looking at doing a post series in the coming weeks/months putting a spotlight on smaller presses/indie publishers.

      Anything to champion the little fish in the big pond.

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  3. Congrats on finishing the book! Good luck with finding an agent – let us know when you do! And you could actually make a post on your own approach to this freaking process, finding an agent not only sounds quite dreadfully exhausting, but also very tricky!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ although I’m excited at the thought of self-publishing or indie publishers, so failing on the agent front won’t be the end of the world at least.

      It is very draining and way more work goes into a submission pack than you expect.

      The frustrating thing is, no matter how good your writing is, so many variables can make them say no (already have stuff like it on their books, not feeling that genre that week etc …)

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  4. Congratulations on completing that book dude. As for what’s next. Was that book a stand-alone novel? No sequels you could work on? Maybe spin-offs? I hope you find your new idea soon. Best of luck with the publishing/editing bit of it all now! Happy reading and stay safe! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I have plenty of room for sequels, its just trying to figure out what adventure my character needs to go on next (the series is a famous barbarian warrior telling a bard of his life story).

      I also feel kind of tempted to write horror. Just need to settle on one idea haha.

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. The temptation is there but I see my blog as a platform to showcase finished novels primarily by other authors. That’s why I rarely make reference to the novel I have had published in the past.

        I’m always looking for opinions on my opening chapter so if ever you fancy a titbit you’re more than welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

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