August, yes, it was a different kind of month. I had a lot of fun near the beginning, going on a road trip out to IL, as you can see in my post about the trip and some photos from the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. But then coming back from that, life became stressful for a while. I didn’t blog nearly as much, or keep up with comments. The fact that this season brings with it breathing problems for me (pollen and who-knows-what flying in the air) made it an even rougher time. Really, I had not been myself. But it’s September now! And hopefully the air will clear up soon and things get back to normal! Some leaves are already changing color here. I’m like “Wait until October, trees!” XD But I do love fall colors, so I really shouldn’t complain. Okay, onward to the month’s happenings!
This post is also a part of the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up link up by Feed Your Fiction Addiction.
Writing Progress: “V. Chronicles” the dastardly behemoth WIP
Should I tell you? Should I? I’m only 50 pages away from FINISHING the LAST DRAFT!!! Aaaaaah, I can hardly believe it! This book should be ready for beta readers sometime next month! *squee!*
I’ve yet to reveal the new title of this WIP, but I plan to do so this September! So, keep your eye’s peeled for that Writing Update post in which I shall reveal it, and also explain the book series! 😉
Happenings On The Blog
I finally celebrated this blog’s Two-Year Blogiversary with a fun Q&A! It was a joy answering questions from all you lovely readers! ❤
I finished reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson! And I can’t wait to write a review here for it! This book really surprised me, in a good way. I’ll be reviewing it this month, for sure.
Book reviews I hope to add on my Goodreads and Amazon:
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
- Vastian Lore by S.C. Gregory
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- Making Money by Terry Pratchett
I really enjoyed the new Jungle Book movie. It had a more serious tone to it than the original. The tiger Shere Khan was a truly scary predator, and looked so realistic that I wondered many times if a real tiger was used. His scenes with Mowgli were intense. I also really appreciated how each animal’s behavior and mannerisms in the real world were captured perfectly and used in the movie. Facial expressions weren’t exaggerated but looked very realistic. You know how when they’ll make a dog look like it’s smiling, and you can totally tell that it’s fake, been tweaked by CGI and such? Well, this movie did such a good job with their animals that you can’t tell it’s fake; when Bagheera smiles, it’s a natural, simple cat smile that you can believe. The voice actors also did an amazing and believable job in each of their roles. The story was touching and kept much of the fun humor I so loved from the original Disney Jungle Book; Baloo was so funny! Kaa was creepy, and King Louie quite a tyrant. The scenery was downright gorgeous, and the plot had a lesson you could follow throughout the story. I definitely recommend it!
THINGS TO COME
♦ A Writing Update post to reveal my WIP’s new title!
Note: Those who subscribe to my Newsletter (click link) will get first look at the new Title and a special written piece from the V.Chronicles series!
♦ Hopefully I can get to some fun reader/writer tags posted. More Madnes Solver, of course, and whatever else time will allow!
How was your August?