I’m coming to you today with an update for March and April and the beginning of May. I’m at St Boniface Cathedral sitting in the graveyard.
So, first off, it’s been a little bit crazy in my personal life so I haven’t gotten a whole lot done in terms of writing. I got a short story written called unsinkable for a short story contest for short fiction break website, so you can go ahead and check that out. I will leave a link down below in the description.
I also got direct purchasing links done on my website so you can go and directly purchase revival. Um, I think just Revival for now, but there will be more coming in the future whenever they come available for my other releases.
I also have a editing workshop at the end of May that I’m looking forward to. So I will let you guys know what I learned from that with some videos probably with my Method To My Madness series.
I will be writing something a little bit more in depth about my editing process and I’m sure it’s going to change a little bit more once I have some awesome information from that workshop.
It’s been a little bit quiet on the Patreon front just because everything’s been so busy, but I do have a few short stories coming out soon. They are just in editing and Beta reader phase so you can expect to see them soon. It’s just getting the work done. That’s taking a bit more time than I’d expect…so… soon…hopefully.
I just have to get some time to work on stuff and that’s been my biggest hurdle recently has been just getting time to actually work on stuff so hopefully you guys will see some stuff soon, but I don’t have any giveaways right now just because it’s been a bit hectic and crazy busy so I haven’t actually had a chance to set any up.
There is a writing contest for the Lake Winnipeg Writer’s group that I’ll put a link down in the description. If you’re looking to submit some short stories. This is an awesome opportunity because you can have a chance of getting published and you also get a membership for the Lake Winnipeg writer’s group, so make sure to head over to that link and check it out.
I’m also going to be coming to you with a BookBag video about the author to redefine. That was in April. I didn’t have a chance to shoot a video. I did get a few books read, which I will be talking about in that video, but I just haven’t had a chance to actually shoot the video for it so you guys can expect to see that soon. As soon as I get a chance to actually shoot the video, that video will be coming.
So I think that’s about it.
There will be some transcripts for videos going up on medium and my website as well. As soon as it gets a little less crazy in terms of my schedule on a personal front, more stuff will be coming so just hold tight for another week or so. Hopefully you guys will hear from me soon and I think that’s it. I will leave all of the links that I mentioned down below for you guys and keep an eye out.
I know that it’s been a little bit light on content, but hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon.
So I will talk to you guys later and that you have a good rest of your may long weekend.
Just a little shot, it’s nice here. Louis Riel’s grave is right there for those of you in Manitoba who know who he is.
Previous Video: The Bookbag | Twilight of Avalon & Authortube Readathon – https://youtu.be/YVeCvBdTPhE
Today, I’m bringing you another book bag video and I’m finally bringing you my thoughts on Twilight of Avalon and I’m also going to be touching on the Authortube Readathon that Alina Popescu started over on her channel. I’ll talk a little bit about Twilight of Avalon first and then, I will talk about what I’ll be reading for the readathon.
So, let’s get into it then.
I kind of had mixed feelings about Twilight of Avalon, it started off really good and I like the pros but I found that I was often left kind of wondering where the Tristan and Isolde storyline was, it was kind of confusing through a good portion of the book and then, near the end of it, unless I missed something, I don’t even think there was like a whole lot of romance, there was sort of romance but it seemed like it was missing a lot like I missed an entire romance scene and it was weird. I enjoyed the story but it sort of felt like there was a scene missing between Tristan and I feel like that may have been why the ending felt like it came on a little bit soon and I just set up for the second book a little sooner than I would have expected.
So, I enjoyed it for what it was, I enjoyed the story of it and I enjoyed the pros, I just was kind of confused where the whole romance triangle between Tristan and Mark came in. And u think that’s where it just felt a little bit short for me as I was expecting something and it didn’t quite meet it. I enjoyed the mix of Christian and pre-Christian ideologies that wove themselves through the book and I enjoyed how used people’s superstitions against them and it was really good character development. Otherwise, I enjoyed it. I would like to read the second one only because I want to know actually if there’s any romance but I’m left kind of feeling like I might waste my time and that’s kind of a weird feeling. I don’t get that very often.
So, now that I’m done talking about Twilight of Avalon, I’m going to move on to talking about the Authortube Readathon.
The Authortube Readathon was started by Alina Popesku and I will link her video down below. So, basically, Alina challenged the Authortube community to a series of challenges, some are on Instagram and also, some here on YouTube. So, a lot of books that I read fall into multiple categories but I picked out four that Im going to try and read over the period of, I think it was four days or six days, something crazy but I’m going to end up trying to read as many as I can in my list and if not, then those are going to be the next few books I’m going to read for my book bag series.
So, the related challenges we’ve been posed are:
read an history book
read a horror book
read a myth based book
read a paranormal or urban fantasy book
read a book with bad guys
read a sci-fi book
read a book by an Authortuber.
So, for mystery and a book with bad guys, I chose Blood Trail by Tanya Huff and basically, this is a book about vampires and solving mysteries. So, I though it was a perfect fit for this genre of book.
This next book is for the horror genre but it’s not necessarily fiction, it’s more of a non-fiction book but I’ve really wanted to read it for a long time so I chose to put this on my list and that book is Traveling the World to find the good death by Caitlin Doughty, I think I said that right. This book is basically about death rituals around the world and it’s been something that’s really interested me because I have a bit of a morbid side all of the time and I’m really interested in how people handle their dead and show respect to those who’ve moved on from this world into another.
For my myth based and paranormal urban fantasy book, I’m going to be reading Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy. I saw this book on bookbub a long time ago and I ended up picking it up and I’ve really wanted to read it and it seems like a perfect fit for the myth based stuff just because it’s based off of Dracula’s daughter in some sense from the blurb so, I really want to read it and see how somebody’s taken a new approach to the old Dracula stories. So, I’m really curious about this book.
Last but not least, I’m going to be reading Alina Popescu’s Angel’s Feather for the sci-fi and Authortube book. I really wanted to read the Flyer chronicles for a long time and it just seems like the perfect opportunity to ass this to my reading list. So, those are the next four books you guys are expected to see videos about, I put a picture up on Instagram for the books and bath bomb challenge.
I ended up taking a bath this morning with the bath bomb I got, which I’ll put a picture right up over here, and I started reading blood trial today and I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I’m really excited for it because I know that this series is set of in the 90s, so there’s a lot less technology and it’s always interesting to see what kind of predicaments the characters get into just because they have no idea where each other are and they have no parking any or communicating with each other the same way cell phones let us do so, I’m really excited to see how they end up getting through their trials and that one. And I’m really excited for the other books.
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So, I think that’s it for now everyone, I’ll let you get back to your reading and I will talk to you in the next video.
The AuthorTube Readathon Announcement #TATR18 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh25ObxKlk0&t=229s
The AuthorTube Readathon Reading Challenges:
1. The Clare Kauter Challenge – Read a Mystery Book
2. The Sarah Scharnweber Challenge – Read a Horror Book
3. The Nicki J. Markus Challenge – Read a Myth-based Book
4. The Trynda Adair Challenge – Read a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Book
5. The Amy Tasukada Challenge – Read a Book With Bad Guys
6. The Alina Popescu Challenge – Read a Sci-Fi Book
7. The AuthorTube Challenge – Read a Book by an AuthorTuber
The AuthorTube Readathon Instagram Challenges:
1. The Clare Kauter Challenge – Books and Bath Bombs – March 24
2. The Sarah Scharnweber Challenge – Books and Bunny Ears – March 25
3. The Nicki J. Markus Challenge – Books and Classics – March 26
4. The Trynda Adair Challenge – Books and Words – March 27
5. The Amy Tasukada Challenge – Books and Tea – March 28
6. The Alina Popescu Challenge – Books and Coffee – March 29
Clare Kauter – https://www.youtube.com/user/yamfaceon
Sarah Scharnweber – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3dCHpzDUTJwhUzHa4VoxGQ
Nicki J. Markus – https://www.youtube.com/user/aleera21
Amy Tasukada – https://www.youtube.com/user/amytasukada
Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan & Isolde by Anna Elliott – http://amzn.to/2u5fg6r
Blood Trail by Tanya Huff – https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Trail-Books-Tanya-Huff/dp/0756405025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522118933&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+trail+tanya+huff
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty – https://www.amazon.com/Here-Eternity-Traveling-World-Death/dp/0393249891/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522119019&sr=1-1&keywords=from+here+to+eternity
Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy – https://www.amazon.com/Princess-Dracula-John-Patrick-Kennedy-ebook/dp/B01MSQGCR3/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522119261&sr=1-1&keywords=Princess+Dracula
Angel’s Feather by Alina Popescu – https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Feather-Flyer-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y6BWX9V/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522119343&sr=1-1&keywords=angels+feather
Previous Book Bag Video:
The Bookbag | Neverwhere & H. P. Lovecraft Compendium – https://youtu.be/16z-NIBAaYc
The Bookbag | Neverwhere & H. P. Lovecraft Compendium – https://youtu.be/16z-NIBAaYc