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Friday, 30 November 2018

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #6 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I really enjoyed this Salem issue!

I wasn't expecting an origin story, but was totally into it. Actually, what made it even better was that Ambrose's cobra familiars also shared their tale of woe. This was the coolest way of revealing who these familiars were before becoming animal helpers to witches.

Also, how cool was it that The Crucible featured in Salem's life? And how he got his name was super cool, too.

Yep. This was an excellent addition to a comic book narrative I'm already totally invested in. Looking forward to reading more...


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #5 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #5
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oooooooooh.

This issue was SO GOOD!

Sabrina has to face the Witches Council because of what happened to Harvey (cries) and while this is going on, the story flashes back to when her father faced the council for his own supposed crime. And while Sabrina answers questions, Madam Satan forces two young witches from Riverdale (awesome) to help with the case. Things get a lot worse when Sabrina takes part in a dark ritual that will change everything...

Well, I didn't expect THAT to happen! My gosh, this series crosses boundaries all the time, and I love that. I didn't expect that twisted ending and can't help but wonder what this will mean for Sabrina. 😳

I really like how Veronica & Betty keep popping into the story. And although I still want to hate Madam Satan because she's wicked and is making everything worse, I don't.

Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the artwork and covers. Everything is so colourful and pretty, yet gory.

Can't wait to see what happens next.


THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair Master
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The author of this very cool flash fiction collection was nice enough to send me an eBook copy of this book full of treats (thank you so much!), so I got stuck into it as soon as I could.

But I didn't read the collection in one sitting or even two. I took my time. I grabbed my Paperwhite and squeezed in as many stories as I could during that time in the morning between hubby going to work and my daughter waking up. When morning is still dark and you feel like you're the only person awake.

Yeah, this was the perfect time for these small and varied tales.

Here are my micro thoughts about each one:

ON THE SEVENTH DAY: Creepy & interesting. Great start to this anthology.

RESTROOM FINDS: Ooooh. Loved this one. So much tension & a killer ending.

UNDERNEATH: This was a short tale about an asshole.

YARA: Sweet story about an android missing her human. Loved this one. Heaps!

PEEPER: Predictable, but well-written story.

REVENGE OF THE MYTH: Krampus! Loved this holiday-themed nightmare. Definitely my favourite shortie.

THE ONE: Such a deranged little tale, but not one I enjoyed as much as the others.

FEAR THE CLOWNS: Oooooooh. Love that super creepy ending! One of my faves.

WEST: Interesting shortie with a bit of a twist.

THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER: What seemed like an average tale at sea became so much more after reading the last line.

TRASHCAN SAM: This one made me laugh because I thought the janitorial premise was very clever.

BLIND TEDDY: Oh! This was disturbing af. Not a merry Christmas tale at all. :(

VOODOO CHILD: Loved the creepy kid vibes in this one. Mix in a voodoo doll, and... yeah. Great story.

LETTING THE DEAD GROW: Terrible things happen to people who hate Halloween. This should be a message to everyone. ;)

THE SNAKES OR THE HUMANS? is a sad, sad story about grief and who is the deadliest species? One of my faves.

NOT SUICIDE: Interesting story.

EVOLUTION = CRIME: This one was just okay. Didn't grab me as much as some of the others.

THE GUESTS: Didn't think much of this one...

LIKE A SPANISH GUITAR: I really enjoyed this creepy story about one couple's doom. Definitely one of the best ones.

HANGMAN: My favourite thing about this one was the crafty, murderous use of the hangman game. Otherwise, too predictable.

GRAVES: Loved the twist in this sad tale. One of the top ones for me.

NOISY NEIGHBOURS: Pretty random serial killer shortie. Meh.

SEA ATE NINE: Liked that the sea demands a payment, but the execution was just okay for me.

As you can see, I enjoyed some more than others, but ALL of them were worth my time. There are stories here for everyone. In a variety of genres, with all types of lovely, ambiguous and awful characters. Every story feels different and takes the reader to different places.

Asides from the great storytelling experience, my most favourite thing about this little book was the writing. It's clean, hooked me in and kept me glued to each story until it was over.

Like I said, this book is quite the treat!


Thursday, 22 November 2018

LOOK ALIVE 25 by Janet Evanovich

There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, coleslaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.


I know I say it every year, but reading the latest Plum book is like catching up with old friends. It's an annual event that I look forward to. And when other books let me down, I know I can count on this series to put a smile on my face. 😊

Most days, Stephanie has enough trouble dealing with one job but now her cousin Vinnie has decided to make her the manager of the Red River Deli. She has no idea how to run a deli, but that's not even her biggest problem. 

The thing is, someone is abducting the deli managers and leaving only one shoe behind. So, unless Stephanie can figure out what's going on, she might get beamed up by aliens--which is Lula's theory. 

At least she has Morelli and Ranger to keep her safe, or use her as bait. Add the mysterious and creepy Wulf to the mix, and if she doesn't figure out what's going on soon, she might get herself into more trouble than usual...

Wow. What a fun book! I know it might sound weird saying that when so much danger and mayhem was going on, but it's true.

Even after SO many books, Stephanie & Co. still manage to drag me into their dangerous and hilarious world. The new mystery always hooks me in, and I can't wait to find out what's going on. Not to mention how caught up I get in all the other stuff in her chaotic relationship and family life.

Plus, I care a lot about these characters. I find myself swept away with what's happening to them, laugh out loud at all the crazy shenanigans, and end up on the edge of my seat while the mystery plays out. I also roll my eyes a few times because Stephanie always falls into trouble and mishaps way too easily. And this leads to some very  bizarre consequences. 

Yep. I'm a huge fan of this series for a LOT of reasons.

Look Alive 25 is yet another super fun addition to this very cool and totally awesome series. Every new book adds a little more danger, a certain degree of intrigue, and somehow manages to complicate Stephanie's life a bit more.

And THAT ending! Noooooo. I can't hang on for another year waiting to see what happens to a certain lady who finds her way into trouble even more often than Steph! 😩

I don't think I'll ever get tired of this series. I can't wait to see what's next for Stephanie.



Look Alive 25, November 2018, ISBN 9781472246073, Headline Review

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacas & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

O.M.F.G.

I can't believe THAT happened. Honestly didn't see it coming. Although, I should've. Should have known the path this comic book series is heading down gets darker and darker, and that nothing is off limits.

Yikes! I need a sec to process this. Not because of my attachment to the character, but because of Sabrina's.

Anyway, a LOT happens in this issue. And we even have a cameo from some Riverdale guys. Namely, Veronica and Betty, who really get a shock. That Madam Satan's such a kidder. 😜

The imagery in this installment was pretty grisly, especially when dealing with true witches. I seriously can't wait to see where this nightmarish tale ends. Actually, that's probably why I'm enjoying this so much. There's a delirious nightmare quality to the story that really makes it addictive.

And I want more!


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #3 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacas & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm really enjoying how dark this series is, because it's even darker than the TV show. What makes everything that much worse is the fact that it totally feels like a sugary 60s story--even includes the old horn-dog clichΓ©, LOL--while some pretty bad shit is happening.

This issue is about Sabrina getting ready to be baptised on her birthday, which happens to be Halloween AND a blood moon. It flashes back to when she was younger and started asking questions about what would happen. And also concentrates on her relationship with Harvey, who wants to take things to the next level. But of course she can't because she has to be pure in every way.

I also like how Madam Satan keeps manipulating everything. That is similar to the show, but still so different. She's a total asshole, but I can't help but like her. Unlike Harvey, I can't stand this version of him. He's a real douche, nothing like the sweet show-Harvey.

Oh, and how cool was Della, Queen of the Sabbath? That wicked nun was great. Wish they'd added HER to the show.

Well, I'm hooked now and can't wait to see what happens next.


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018 is done!


Today, I validated my novel...


Yay!

As I mentioned when I posted my Friday post, I actually finished my NaNoWriMo 2018 WIP last week. BUT today, I scrambled my document and validated the word count on the NaNo website.

This was my 12th NaNoWriMo win, which is very cool.

Here are some stats:


Getting a new first draft done never gets old. And when it's during this event, so close to the end of the year, it's even better. 😊

I'm super excited about how Madness turned out. It was another one of those ideas that I had in my head for months, but it wasn't until I actually sat down to take story notes that everything came together. 

And now, I have another completed first draft. Sure, it needs more work and I've already started a Revision List, but for now I'm happy to have the skeleton of this psychological horror outta my head and in a Word doc.

Right now, I need to take a bit of a mental break. I need to read a bit, daydream about more ideas, and sort through my short stories.

Happy writing!


Monday, 19 November 2018

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #2 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Firstly, I just need to say that I LOVE this cover. It's beautiful! And although the majority of this issue doesn't focus on Sabrina, I still think it totally fits.

Madam Satan is finally free of Gehenna, and sets her sights on Edward Spellman. Along the way she finds herself a new face, and leaves chaos in her wake. Her destination was the woman who stole Edward from her, but when she finds out they have a teenage daughter, she makes her way to Greendale and finds the perfect way to get closer to Sabrina...

Yikes. Madam Satan sure is a callous and creepy bitch. Though I did like how she takes care of a particularly bad individual, her cruelty destroys a lot of people in different ways. And now that she's tracked down Sabrina, I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next.

I'm still loving the artwork. It's just so colourful, so groovy 60s minus the corny factor. Another thing I really like is how well the story is told, and that although this comic book series seems to be pretty narrative heavy, it totally works!

I know the show is supposed to be based on this particular series, but it's SO different. It seems to be taking a similar path but with heaps of differences.

Oh, and Salem actually talks. Cool.

Really enjoyed Madam Satan's story, and can't wait to see what other mischief and mayhem Miss Porter is going to unleash.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, after putting this book aside a few times, I'm SO glad I decided to give it another go. I'm not sure if it was because I changed the reading format (from paperback to Kindle), or if it was watching the very awesome Haunting of Hill House TV show. It could be both things that provided extra incentive.

When Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, invites several people to spend the summer in Hill House, he's hoping to find evidence of a haunting. Three people turn up: Theodora (a free spirit running from a fight), Eleanor (a lonely woman running from her controlling sister), and Luke (the future heir of Hill House).

The house feels strange pretty early on, and it's easy to get lost, but the foursome enjoy each other's company. Sticking together while checking out all the rooms seems to work, but this isn't a normal place. And it doesn't take long for the house to start responding...

Wow. Third time was definitely the charm with this one. Everything I initially found annoying or boring or slow, was exactly what hooked me in. So much that I couldn't put it down, and read it in a few days.

The story is told through Nell's POV and I enjoyed how she let herself get carried away with stories of a better life. I felt so bad for her because her family took her for granted and used her up, turning her into a shy, disconnected woman with too many vulnerabilities. Yet, she was clever and determined.

I also thought the other characters were interesting in their own way, and provided an awesome background for Nell. But the best character was the house. I loved how easy it was to get lost within the corridors, to end up as disoriented as Nell.

The dark imagery was vivid. The writing style so perfect for such an unreliable narrator, and keeps the reader guessing. Because that was another gem--how gradually Nell switches from vulnerable, to troublemaker. Not to mention how cool it was when I realised just what was going on during the night knocking.

And THAT ENDING!

Yeah, I'm really excited about how much I loved this book. It's such a claustrophic psychological horror.

I'm just going to end with how fantastic the TV show adaptation turned out. It took the most impressionable stuff and turned it into a new, yet familiar story. I recognised so many lines taken right from the book. Very cool.


Friday, 16 November 2018

NaNoWriMo: Week Three

Welcome to my third NaNoWriMo update!

Did you all have a good week? We spent the beginning of the week watching THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE on Netflix. It was such an addictive show! We couldn't stop watching, kept exchanging theories and throwing around possibilities. It was fun. And OMFG, what a fantastic story full of creepy vibes, excellent characters, and so much heartbreak. Great writing. Loved it.

In the end, like hubby said, the real haunting is how it infects the viewer. We were OBSESSED. Or is that, possessed? LOL.

My daughter had less shifts this week, but I still spent a lot of the time working on my WIP. The words and story were coming fast, and all I wanted to do was get everything out of my head and on to the screen. 😳

Anyway, here's how the word count went:
  • Monday: 38,012 (added 3513w)
  • Tuesday: 41,533 (added 3521w)
  • Wednesday: 45,609 (added 4076w)
  • Thursday: 51,380 (added 5771w)
  • Friday: 52,731 (added 1351w)

See my Friday total? That's right! Today, I passed the NaNoWriMo 50k goal AND also finished the first draft. Yay.

When I started, I wasn't sure how long the first draft would be, but I'm very happy with where/how it went. The story reached a conclusion I'm really happy with, and what ended up on the page was even more involved than I expected. The complications were twistier, relationships totally toxic, the creep factor darker, the imagery freakier, and how the mystery turned out very satisfying.

Like I mentioned before, the way I wrote Madness was a challenge. There are two POVs that complement each other and I had to do some pretty tricky writing to connect all the dots. During revision I'll be able to sharpen everything, strengthen the foreshadowing and pepper even more clues.

But for now, I'm VERY happy with the first draft. Very excited about finishing another story idea that's been circling my brain for months.

Now it's time to take a brain break, and to let the last dregs of this story spill into my mind so I can add stuff to my Revision List. πŸ˜ƒ

So, what else did I get up to? Oh yeah, because I loved the TV show SO MUCH, I picked up THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson. This is third time I started it, and this time I'm really enjoying it. It's a strange thing because I've tried reading this book twice, and kept putting it aside. But this time, I'm SO into it.

Maybe I needed the show to truly appreciate this book. Whatever it is, I don't care. I'm halfway through and can't wait to see how it ends.

Well, that's about it for now. I'm looking forward to taking the weekend off with hubby, and enjoy the fact that I just wrote another book.

Have a great one!

Monday, 12 November 2018

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and finding out it was based on this comic book series, I wanted to check it out. So when I found all 8 issues at the Kindle store for a bargain price (99c each) I HAD to buy them!

The story starts with Edward and Diana Spellman. A warlock and a human who fall in love and have a baby. But for some (unknown at the moment) reason, they have to give her up to Edward's sisters, Hilda and Zelda.

The aunties move to Greendale and raise Sabrina in this small town. Here, she gets a familiar--Salem the cat--and goes to a human school. Her mysterious cousin also lives with them and helps her with a lot of the mischief she finds herself in. In this case, wanting the affections of Harvey Kinkle.

But what she doesn't know is that an old foe of her parents has come back, and is ready to seek revenge...

The artwork in this issue--by Robert Hack--is beautiful, and creepy. So very freaky. And I like how the pages are set out. There's quite a bit of narrative and dialogue in this book, which is setting everything up really well.

I also like that it's set in the 60s, and that although the story is very familiar, it's already different from the show. Even the way Sabrina looks defers, as well the lore about familiars.

This issue also contains a classic Sabrina story from Archie's Madhouse Issue #22 (October 1962), which according to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa happens to be her first appearance.

Oh, and the cover of this book has a real Flowers in the Attic vibe.

I really enjoyed this!

Friday, 9 November 2018

NaNoWriMo: Week Two

Welcome to my second NaNoWriMo update! πŸ˜€

How was your week? I spent most of it typing up a storm. Well, there weren't any actual storms in my story, but there is quite a bit of drama, a lot of creepy stuff, and some pretty screwed-up imagery that's so vivid I keep getting lost in the words. And can't stop typing.

My daughter picked up some extra shifts at work, but was home at the beginning of the week, so I planned several 3k-word days. So I could write during the morning, and then take the afternoon off. BUT, once I got stuck into it, there was no point in halting the flow.

If the words are coming and the scene is unfolding in my head, it's best to keep going.

Anyway, here's how I went this week:
  • Monday: 14,425 (added 4289w)
  • Tuesday: 19,244 (added 4819w)
  • Wednesday: 23,395 (added 4151w)
  • Thursday: 30,203 (added 6808w)
  • Friday: 34,499 (added 4296w)

As you can see, I've passed the halfway point. In both NaNoWriMo word target AND my story. I'm still not sure how many words the first draft will be, but definitely somewhere between 50-60k. I'm hoping for 55k, but whatever it takes is cool with me.

The actual story is turning out even better than I hoped it would. It's creepy, intense and sometimes confusing--which is on purpose. LOL. There's also more drama than I expected, and some interactions between characters I didn't expect.

Madness is turning out to be a very cool challenge that won't stop after the first draft. For this novel to work, the revision process will help tighten the vision I have.

But that's enough about the story. 😁

Hubby and I watched THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA on Netflix and it was SO awesome. I enjoyed it a lot. It's dark, freaky, brutal and fun. The character journeys were interesting and impressive. Loved how things were tied up, yet helped setup the next season. Hope there'll be more!

I liked it so much I picked up 8 issues of the comic book series from the Kindle store because they were on special. Very cool.

I also read an intriguing book called ANNIHILATION. Been meaning to watch the movie for a while but I wanted to read the book first. Now, we can.

Well, that's about it for another week. I'm mentally drained right now, so I'm looking forward to taking the weekend off.

I'm sure I'll still dream and think about my WIP because the story is coming together and racing towards the finish line. But no actual writing will take place.

Have a great weekend!

ELEVATION by Stephen King

Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he's losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are. 

 Scott also has new neighbours, who have opened a 'fine dining experience' in town, although it's an experience being shunned by the locals; Deidre McComb and her wife Missy Donaldson don't exactly fit in with the community's expectations. And now Scott seems trapped in a feud with the couple over their dogs dropping their business on his lawn. Missy may be friendly, but Deidre is cold as ice. 

 As the town prepares for its annual Thanksgiving 12k run, Scott starts to understand the prejudices his neighbours face and he tries to help. Unlikely alliances form and the mystery of Scott's affliction brings out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.


It's no secret that I'm a Stephen King fan, so of course I couldn't wait to read his latest novella.

Scott Carey lives in the small town of Castle Rock. He's divorced but has a comfortable job working from home, and shares his house with a cat. He also has a peculiar problem. One he decides to share with his friend, a retired doctor.

Scott is losing weight, but still looks the same. No matter what he's wearing, or not wearing, the numbers on the scale don't change. Even when he's holding something!

His other problem is that his new neighbour's dogs keep pooping in his yard. And their owners happen to be a new couple in town--a married gay couple who is finding it hard to get their restaurant business off the ground because of close-minded fools.

But Scott's had enough of staying quiet, and decides to take a stand. While using his condition to his advantage, he hopes for a positive outcome...

He's done it again! King took a simple but mysterious seemingly medical condition, and turned it into an emotional story about friendship, tolerance and acceptance. 

The way so many of today's issues casually form some of the narrative is done well, smoothly layered into the main character's troubled condition. There is a message here, but it doesn't slap you in the face. Instead, it follows one man's decision to change, to deal with bigotry in an honest way. 

I also really liked how Scott speaks up when others judge without thinking, or bothering to get to know who they're badmouthing.

Whenever I pick up a Stephen King book, I know it's going to affect me in a lot of ways. And this story did that. It also swept me away to Castle Rock, and beyond.

Elevation is a short and sweet story that, in typical King style, hooked me in from the beginning. The mystery at the core of the novella is intriguing and freaky, which leads to a heartbreaking conclusion. The way everything turned out was bittersweet, because although it ends on a sad note, it's also nice because of the connections left in his wake.

And I HAVE to mention how beautiful this book is. It's hardback, the cover is lovely, the inside is pretty, and the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are lovely.

Can't wait to see what comes next for this very awesome author.


Elevation, October 2018, ISBN 9781473691520, Hodder & Stoughton

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)

This is a book that I've wanted to read for a while, so when hubby found a really nice copy during one of our thrift store adventures, I was super excited.

Area X is cut off from the rest of the world, and has been for a long time. It's why groups of expeditions are sent out to explore. But every time they are, something strange happens. Some expeditions end in murder, others in suicide, the latest were shells of their former selves when they returned. But new groups keep training and new professionals are sent out.

During the 12th expedition, a biologist, surveyor, anthropologist and psychologist are sent. And they're all female. Not that this will make a difference when facing such treacherous terrain...

Whoa. Wow! This is such an intriguing and unique SF story. I was hooked instantly. It's SO intense.

The narrator--the biologist--has such an addictive voice. She kept me riveted to the page because I wanted to know what was going to happen next, exactly what was going on in this world, and just wanted to know how everything was going to turn out.

This is such an intriguing psychological (ecological) thriller. The biologist's voice is strong, yet shy and even standoffish. Not to mention that she often becomes an unreliable narrator. She explains a lot about what she sees and what she's gone through, but conveniently leaves out important bits of information. She also seemed to struggle with emotion and relationships, which comes across whenever she talks about her husband--who was on one of the ill-fated expeditions.

I especially liked how the biologist talks about her surroundings. It makes everything come alive, her words filled my mind with amazing and impossible imagery about a world that is often hard to comprehend.

The mysterious and creepy vibes were addictive. The more I read, the more I got lost in this insane world. A lot of weird shit happens, and the writing style captured everything perfectly. Add a bunch of clever flashbacks to tie in to what the biologist discovers, and there's no way I was putting this book down until I reached The End.

After that ending, I'm really curious about where the other two books in this trilogy will take this story.

Now we can watch the movie. 😊

Friday, 2 November 2018

NaNoWriMo: Week One

Well, it's hard to believe... but it's that time of the year again. Yep, I'm talking about NaNoWriMo. Of course. 😊

It's time to squeeze in one more novel WIP before the year is over. Time to join a bunch of people from all over the world as we string words together until we reach the goal of 50,000 words. Or reach the end of what will (hopefully) become a first draft. Yay!

This year, the 1st of November didn't hit until Thursday, so I spent the first half of the week taking notes and getting a feel for the story. And was (pleasantly) surprised when I managed to map skeleton notes for the whole book. What? 😳

Usually, as long as I have the first three-five chapters figured out before starting, I'm cool. But this story just came together better than I expected.

So, here's my first word count update:
  • Thursday: 5,626w
  • Friday: 10,136w (added 4510w)

I was aiming for 6,000 words by the end of the week, but this is even better. That's four chapters almost written. I say almost because I stopped in the middle of Chapter 4 on purpose.

The tentative title for this book is Madness, and is a psychological YA horror story about a girl who's life is turned upside down by the monsters living in her new house. The challenge with this WIP is two alternating POVs that connect the past & present to reveal the horrifying events.

I'm actually enjoying this new challenge, and how well it helps the story reveal itself. I love dropping breadcrumbs along the way, as well as fairy tale references.

Looking forward to adding more words. Plus I love how the story is already dropping hints I didn't initially add to the chapter notes. I knew this would happen!

You know what else happened this week? We enjoyed Halloween, and even went to watch the movie on Saturday. It was SO GOOD! An honest and fun sequel with plenty of nods at the original, and unexpected angles. Loved it!

Oh, and our daughter finished her HSC exams. That means she's graduated high school, has completed her HSC and will now take a breather. As well as take extra shifts at work, and read. Not to mention play games, as well as just breathe without having a new assignment or test to prepare for. Congrats to her!

Well, that's it for this week. As usual, I'll be taking the weekend off so I can spend time with hubby.

Have an awesome one! πŸ˜€

 
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