Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday Ramblings

Before I started getting out into the blogging world, this was just something to pass the time. I love to write. It's something that has always grounded me, has always been there for my crazy imagination and my need to tell stories. Right now, I'm working on one that could probably be placed in the "New Adult" genre. Whatever that means. It's contemporary romance, something that I've never delved into before. I like it. A lot. I'm only on Chapter 2, but my ideas for this and the way it will go is massive. I'm also still working on my mystery, and writing a little bit of it at a time, though I have plans in my head of where this is going and how it's going to end, which will eventually lead into a second book, and then a third... The list goes on and on. One thing that I've never lacked is imagination and creativity. Some people use their creativity for art and paintings, others use it for decorating. Although, I guess books could be considered art. Each person who reads a book takes something different out of a it, a different message, a different view. Books make the world more colorful, touch people in different ways, and provide us with an escape of our everyday mundane lives.

Right now I've taken on too many books. There IS such a thing as too many books, at least for me. At least right now. This week I plan on tackling my list of NetGalley ones to review, which includes Grasping at Eternity (The Kindrily, #1). Then I can read the next book in that series, Taking Back Forever. I also need to finish my two library books that I have, Splintered, which I'm currently reading and totally falling in love with, and Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2). Seriously, I need to stop. 

I also need to reread my mom's series and put up reviews on Goodreads and Amazon to kick-start her way into the online world of blogging and social media. I was planning on doing more in the way of promoting her books this summer, but I haven't found that much time. Really, I've probably had the time, but I chose to do other things instead. But it's hard to bring people's attention to her series, Legacy of Courage. It's Christian, historical fiction. There's not really a market for it right now, especially in this day and age, where it seems that young adult novels and dystopian ideas are where the popularity is at. Not to mention the big market for "New Adult" right now. It's gaining major popularity, and that seems to be where people are flocking to pick up books from. 

But I know my mom isn't doing this for the money. She wants to touch readers' hearts, give them stories of love and courage, hope and faith, that'll leave an imprint on their lives. She's put her heart and soul into her work, which is more than I can say for myself. Half-finished stories, ideas that aren't taking off in my mind quite as well, no interest in just sitting down and writing. I'm really not so great at productivity right now, especially with it being summer and me slowly decreasing my never-ending to-read list. 

Seriously, I don't know where this post is going. In all honestly, I'm just writing what's on my mind, thoughts that have plagued me since the week started. I guess this could also serve as a to-do list, though I never actually make those. 

Anyway... I'm gonna go back to reading Splintered. Gosh, this book is wonderfully enchanting and fascinating. :) Oh, and I totally need to remake my book boyfriend list. I found some guys that need to be added, and some that need to be bumped up in the lineup. ;) 

So, hey guys. If you like historical stories, or Christian romances, check out the Legacy of Courage series by Carol Woolworth Underhill. Or recommend them to a friend. Click on the images on my right sidebar. Add them to your to-read list. They are wonderful stories of courage, hope, faith, and love: stories that will fill your hearts with a warm feeling. When book 5 is given a publication date and cover and blurb, I will post them, and possibly ask for help to spread the word. I might even see if my mom would possibly give some bloggers or reviewers her books for an honest review. Let me know if that would be something you would be interested in.  :) 

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