Ares Cover Reveal // New Blog on the Block!

      Y'AAAAALLLLL, I'm just gonna cut straight to the chase here because I'M. SO. EXCITED!!!      Ares, the prequel story to Jenna Terese's novel Ignite is now available for PREORDER and will be RELEASING February 25th!!!        For those of you who haven't read Ignite even though you totally should  Ares is one of the side characters who has gotten so much love from the Ignite fandom that Jenna Terese (bless her heart) decided to write a prequel all about our precious lil' icicle boy and (according to the blurb) his backstory! (So definitely read that novel before reading Ares !!!)     Not only can we now preorder the story, but today is also it's COVER REVEAL DAAAY!!! So are you ready to see it!?! Yes, yes you are.     HERE... IT... IS... Ta-da!!! Look how frosty and cold and wintery it is!!! Fits Ares to the "T" amiright? 😉 Here are some more graphics just for the sake of preorder advertisement...and to look at the cover again. See that Amazon

I'm Leaving the Blogosphere?

     Hey I kinda have an announcement to make. Many of you know that last April I started a blog. (Obviously.) And it was awesome. Not only that, but it really was one of the most exciting days for me when I had that irreplaceable feeling of anticipation as I pushed the "Publish Blog" button. (Or maybe it was anxiety since I would be having my wisdom teeth removed an hour later. Yes, I was very smart back then to do something so big on a day where I would be intoxicated with anesthetics for hours on end afterward.  BUT EITHER WAY.) It was one of the biggest accomplishments I felt like I had ever done...besides being a finalist in musical chairs That One Time.      However, a year has passed. (Okay, really just nine months.) And I have found that blogging is HARD. It takes so much time and creativity and commitment to grow a platform and get your name out there in the blogosphere. I knew it wouldn't be easy when I started. But...I didn't know that it would be

Know the Novel Part 3: Words Written

 So, I know I said I'd have to stop cutting it close with posting this on the last Know the Novel day, buuut it seemed like a tradition already, y'all. XD And no, it totally doesn't have to do with the fact that I was finishing this post today...  But let's stop this jibber-jabber and dive in! ('Cause I really don't know what else to say. *coughs*) How did writing this novel go all around?     I'd say really well! I wanted to get a bit more done this month (which I kinda did) but that didn't happen as much as I hoped. Still, I'm pretty content with the amount of words I've been able to write! Did it turn out like you expected or completely different? And how do you feel about the outcome?     Oh, DEFINITELY completely different! I wasn't expecting several new plot threads to weave their way in the story (thanks Silas...and Jarrell) 😑 but mostly, I thought I would be able to get to the..."pre-climax" (I know that's not a thing,

The Sunshine Blogger Award + The Bookworm's Tag

   Surprised to see me again? Yeah, me too.  No worries, my friend! As I said a few weeks ago, I would return with a tag post and I aim to keep my word today! So WELCOME, WELCOME one and all to Taggy Tuesdays with Victoria! (That SO sounded better in my head...) XD     Back in August (yes, it was that long ago) the FABULOUS Allie Jo Anderson tagged me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much for that, girl!! ('Cause I'd actually been dying to do it and almost resorted to stealing it... ) XD Sooo, without further ado, I present to you Tag #1 for today's post! The Sunshine Blogger Award The Ruuuules   Thank the blogger who nominated you and put their link in your post! (Check!) Answer the questions that the person who nominated you made! (Soon to be check!) Nominate 11 bloggers and make eleven questions! (Another soon to be check!) The Questions What is one little known fact about yourself?     Oh hmmm, this be a good one. Well, there is one thing that I can think o

Know the Novel Part 2: Writing Before the Flames

    Aaaaand we're back with the second part to Christine Smith's Know the Novel!!! As you all know, I participated in the first part of the linkup  HERE and explained a wee bit about it, but if you wanna know more and join the second part of it (even though this is the last day *coughs*) go to THIS HERE !     SO. For the last part, I gushed on and on with an introduction to the the novel I started writing this month (mind you, I'm not doing NaNoWriMo but still thought I'd do some of my own writerly fun along with everyone else) and for parte dos of Know the Novel we'll be diving into how the writing process for Before the Flames  has been going! So in that case, LET US BEGIN.      How’s the writing going on?      WELL, as I breeeifly said in my last post, it’s not going as well as I dreamed it   would be (that’s understandable though cuz this gal has HUGE dreams), BUT realistically  it’s actually going waaaay better than I thought! ESPECIALLY after Sunday when I h