book review, book tour

July in Review

And so another month draws to a close.

I started July like a powerful lioness, but sometime over the last 31 days, I turned into the cowardly lion (before Dorothy).

I was involved in three Blackthorn Book tours this month. I love being a reviewer for Blackthorn Book Tours. It is a great way to discover new authors, and it also supports them, so it is a win win situation. Also, the team at Blackthorn Book Tours are super nice.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t so successful with my other projects this month. If I was rating my performance, I’d give myself a great big F. How do you pick yourself up after you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole? I’d love to read about it in the comments.

Camp NaNoWriMo

I didn’t finish my space opera full of genetically engineered dog people this month, but I discovered plenty of important things about it.

  • The story is much bigger than I expected, and will probably take three books to tell in its entirety.
  • What I thought was a story about love is actually about freedom and equality.
  • It’s fun to explore the grey areas of those who do good things for bad reasons as well as those who do bad things for good reasons.

Buddy Read

Dead Voices with Jonny @Jaunts and Haunts

Book Reviews

15 thoughts on “July in Review”

  1. The most important thing of all is to remember Iseult that perfection is the enemy of progress. We make progress towards our goals and our mission when we accept our imperfections and flaws and accept that the cosmos is messy, ambiguous and also has a plan that may counter some of our own aspirations. Count now what you have already done – and then you will realise what power you have, and how the universe is bending ever so slightly under the pressure you are applying. There is all the time in the world; there is no hurry; to the mind that is still the universe surrenders.

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  2. I’m sorry you didn’t get as much writing done as you planned but it seems you did enough to discover some critical things about your story, plus you did loads of reviews and a buddy read, so well done! You can be a lioness for August!

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      1. Ooh, that’s a tough one. Personally, I like to write down my feelings when I am dealing with negative emotions. I also use hypnosis and music to lift my mood. Works very well. And there are a couple of TV shows and movies that lift my spirits and eases my mind.

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