So this review was supposed to be up a few days, unfortunately, life just got out of hand and it didn’t get published. However, here we are now! The blog tour is still going on, so jump over to Soldier Girl Stories to see what the other participates are saying about Stop the Rain.
Anyway, if you haven’t been around my blog for the last few days, here’s Stop The Rain‘s blurb.
Hey, my lovely people! First off, apologies for being MIA the last few weeks. I meant to keep posting during November, but life was like “No way”. It’s NaNoWriMo and I’m having a blast with my novel (though I’m so far behind its not even funny) and I’m also currently on holidays with my family, visiting my grandfather. It’s so nice to be out of the freezing cold of my hometown and in a warm, semi-coastal environment. I’ve been hanging out with my dog, knitting, reading and writing! The life, am I right? So I also decided to take a bit of a break from my blog for the rest of my month. I’ve still got a few things I want to post, so I won’t be completely absent, but I just need a little rest from the pressure of constantly blogging. You guys are so nice and understanding, so I’m sure you’ll be fine.
But anyway today we’ve been blessed with an interview with Kassie Angle! Kassie’s new release Stop The Rain, is releasing tomorrow and I’m so excited! So as part of the blog tour, I’ll be posting an interview today and a review tomorrow! Let’s get into it!
Chelsea R.H.: What are three things we don’t know about you?
Kassie Angle: My brother and I once auditioned for America’s Got Talent, I prefer riding bareback over any kind of saddle and have still never been thrown from a horse, and I once spent a layover in Germany watching WWII movies. 😇
Jen did this tag over on her blog and tagged everyone reading it, and since I have loved Narnia ever since I was a very little child, I decided to do it as well! There’s not much introduction necessary, it’s a tag about Narnia which was created by S.J. Barnard over at her blog. Thanks for creating this tag, S.J.! Now, let’s get into the rules!
Thank the person who nominated you (Thank you Jen!)
Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (Nostalgic, Serious, Maniacal)
Answer the questions below
Tag 5+ bloggers
Rate of Narnia Fanatics:
01. Nostalgic Fanatic—You read the book and/or watched the movies as a child and the word Narnia gives you a warm feeling
02. Serious Fanatic—You rediscovered the wonder of Narnia after you were older and have read the books and watched the movies
03. Maniacal Fanatic—You have lived Narnia from childhood, hid in closets on more accounts than is healthy, have read and watched all the movies including the BBC version.
Based on this little scale here, I would be a Maniacal Fanatic. While Chronicles of Narnia has never been my absolute favourite book series, I still adored it as a child and love it now. And I’m old enough that I have watched the BBC versions, before the Disney versions even existed. Cringeworthy as they are, BBC Narnia films were my childhood.
The second part in my Kingdom Pen NaNoWriMo Help! series. Enjoy! And don’t forget to check out the rest of it over on the Kingdom Pen blog.
Picture this scenario in your head. It’s midnight on November 15th. You’re sitting in your living room with a cup of lukewarm hot chocolate in your hand and a blinking cursor on the blank laptop screen in front of you. You’re supposed to be 25k words into your NaNoWriMo novel, but instead, you’ve got 5k words, a headache, and sleep deprivation.
Or maybe you don’t have to imagine that scenario, because that’s where you are currently. The headache and sleep deprivation are all too real and you’re wondering if it’s even possible to catch up on all the lost words before the end of the month.
In that case, I have good news for you! It’s completely possible—with some effort and discipline— to catch up on your NaNoWriMo goal. Especially since the fact that you are here proves you haven’t given up yet.
Over my years of competing in NaNoWriMo, I’ve identified two reasons writers tend to fall behind with their goal. Reason #1 is time. Time is of the essence in NaNoWriMo and many writers tend to overestimate how much spare time they have. Or they underestimate how long writing almost 2,000 words a day will take them. So the number one reason, in my experience, is time.
Reason #2 is boredom, lack of interest, or distraction. Committing to one novel for a month is a big undertaking. And sometimes writers find themselves bored or disillusioned with their work. This has definitely happened to me before.
Of course, there are other reasons you can fall behind, but I will be focusing on these two in this article. Hopefully, though you’ll find some tips to help you in this six-step guide to catching up on NaNoWriMo.