Sunday, January 26, 2014

Clock Rewinders (01/26/14)

Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is the brain child of Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books.  I'm inviting myself to their party (as I sometimes do) because I have so damn much fun reading Amanda's posts that I couldn't help myself.

Reading the Paranormal Week in Review
Bookish Delights
Goodreads Stats - Loosely borrowed from Tara @ 25 Hour Books
Check it out!
  • Seriously Series weekly update:
    • Series started in 2014: 14/18 (+6 since last week)
    • Series started before 2014: 7/18 (+1 since last week)
    • Series rereads: 1/5 (+1 since last week)
News from around the blogosphere:
  • Bwahahahahaha! Stormtroopers already make me laugh. This? IS HILARIOUS!
  • Amanda gave a self-publishing webinar this week. She totally called me out for overusing the word THROB in my books. For the record, I'm totally down with that because I DID overuse it (but I'm learning to find other words to use in its place!). Anyway. If self-publishing interests you (or you want to see me get called about my incessant throbbing), watch it (and check out her storify of the tweets). Then sign up for her February webinar which is going to be on blog content creation. C'mon! You know you wanna!
  • As long as I'm talking about Amanda, she also wrote a post about the importance of beta-readers. I've beta read a few books and I find it challenging (and FUN!) but it's not always easy to articulate where a disconnect happened in a story. From a writer's perspective, it's SO IMPORTANT to get quality feedback on your story. You might understand the story you're trying to tell, but do others?
Until next week, my little dumplings!