Hi, my name is Lyndsey and this is my new book blog!
I recently started writing the first draft of my first novel (phew – just saying it out loud is scary!), and I hope that this will be a place to share my journey, get some advice and motivation from fellow writers, and most importantly, make myself accountable!
It takes a village, as they say, so if you’re up for joining mine and helping me get to the finish line with my first draft – and hopefully a finished novel – then you’re most welcome here. You can subscribe or leave a comment or just pop back occasionally to see what’s new with me.
As well as updates about my novel progress and sneak-peeks at the story, I’ll also be reviewing books here, because one of the most important parts of writing is reading, and I do love to read! So, if you’re a YA fantasy fan like me, stick around because you’re gonna love it here. 🙂
OK, that’s enough from me for today. I’ll be back soon with a little book review for you, and in the meantime you can check out what I’m currently reading. I’ve always got at least one book and one audiobook on the go, so I’ll share where I’m up to and whether I’m enjoying it so far.
Paperback – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I’ve been struggling with this one for a couple of years now, picking it up and putting it down in favour of something else several times. I’m about halfway through, and I’ve got Beautiful Darkness waiting on my bookshelf, but I’m just not enjoying the book as much as the film (sacrilege, I know). Tell me what you thought of this one, did you love it? Did you struggle to finish like me?
Audiobook – Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
I’m enjoying the Remnant Chronicles so far, and I can see how the series has inspired my own writing already! I can’t wait to get my hands on The Beauty of Darkness to see who Lia ultimately ends up with (#TeamRafe). I’ve already earmarked Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (literally my idol!) as September’s audiobook, so it might be a couple of months before I get round to it!
See you next time fellow villagers. To paraphrase the legend that is Bruce Forsyth, keeeep reading!