BookCon is coming!

Ooooh boy am I excited! BookCon is just about here and I’m so ready to go!

I’ve been trying to get my butt out to BookCon back when it was still BEA’s Reader’s Day, but things kept coming up. But I’ve cleared my schedule and JM Tuckerman and I are heading out to NYC Saturday morning for some book loving fun!

I’m also trying to figure out what books to bring with me to get signed. I know I won’t get to see John Green, since that’s going to be a huge line to get in and I’m not about that life, but I’d love to see Marie Lu and I’m not 100% positive if she’s signing anything, but I’d love for her to sign my copy of Legend. I also promised my sister I’d get one of her Sarah Dessen books signed for her. If anything, I’ll bring a sharpie along and have folks sign my Kindle case. Maybe I should print up some book plates? People seem to be doing that often.

Some quick announcements:

  • Keep a lookout for some videos JM Tuckerman and I will be posting, both on our individual sites and of course over at Round Robin Writes. We’ll be doing some vlogging from BookCon and we’ll be doing Book Reaction videos (alternatively 5-10-To The End Reaction videos) of books we read.
  • Round Robin Writes is still looking for new writers! Check out our application page here!

It’s May!

Well I guess it’s about time I actually start blogging, beyond just book reviews and the occasional writing tip. And by occasional, I do of course mean the three or four I’ve written. I’m going to attempt to blog more, but as always, it’s going to be difficult. So let’s see how it goes, huh?

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Radio Silence: An Apology

Howdy everyone!

I apologize for the radio silence on my end, folks. The semester got pretty demanding and then finals week was a beast to take down. I’ve been pretty busy over at Round Robin, and we’ll be releasing our first ever podcast tomorrow where we’ll be talking about our writing and reading for the past year.

I’ve  got quite a few things planned for the new year, and for this winter break. I’ll be filming a YouTube series with some friends of mine, of which I’ve written the entire first season, so keep an eye out for that!

I’m putting 100% of my energy and focus on completing my fourth draft of my manuscript this winter, so hopefully that’ll be done before classes start up again in January.

I’ll also be posting plenty of book reviews from books I’ve read or am reading, including Chameleon Moon  by RoAnna Sylver and Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, the sequel to Name of the Wind.

I’ve got plenty more books to read and review, so I maybe try a vlog for those, so we’ll see what happens.

I hope all of y’all have had a happy and warm and safe holiday season, whatever it is that you celebrate, and I hope you ring in the new year with love and happiness tomorrow. Happy New Year, y’all!

A New Story Has Hatched On Round Robin!

Howdy everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve last updated the site. I’ve been incredibly busy with school this semester. I’ve got some new content coming your way (eventually, I promise) but there is some great news!

My friends and I over at Round Robin have started a new story, Yanallie’s Destiny! Go check it out! It’s a sci-fi with plenty of aliens! It looks like it’ll be a load of fun. K. Leigh has written the first chapter and it’s ready to go.

Enjoy!

~Magdalyn Ann

Magdalyn Ann & The Ten Year Sage of Her Book Series

 

Once upon a time, there was a ten year old girl who loved to read. Her mother would shake her head as the little girl brought home a stack of books twice her height from the library (no, she was not able to finish reading them all in the two weeks she had them, which is why her library dues slowly began to grow until they were more than $50 by the time she was 15). But she wanted more. So one night she opened up a new word document and began to write a story.

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Now what?

So last night, at about midnight, I finished the rewrite of my manuscript. I had been working on it for five years (and for a lot of that time, it had to sit on the back burner due to schoolwork) and to finally have it done is both liberating and terrifying.

I have a printed copy of it sitting in a three inch binder (because apparently 300-ish pages is a lot bigger that I thought it would be) and glaring at me from across the room. Once I find a sizable hole for it, I’ll bury it under a mountain of clothes or lock it in my closet for a few weeks.

Why?

So that when I do go back for a round of edits (with red pen in hand), I’ll be looking at it with fresh eyes.

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