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This is a follow up/update to my previous post The Final Dash – Finishing The Witches of Belle River. Read that first, and then head back here!

July 1… Well, it was my set deadline for finishing my current WIP, but life got in the way and this deadline was pushed back to August 2 due to a very unforeseen eye injury.

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I’ve set a date! July 1, 2019. The day that The Witches of Belle River (draft 1) will be completed.

Writing a book is hard, there’s a lot of different components to it and one of those is deadlines. I’ve been hacking away at this story since late 2016, painstakingly unravelling this plot until it even resembles an actual story, and realistically, I could probably continue to plod along but it’s time to set a date and work towards it.

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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

Well, I know I’m a little late to the party (only by 4 years) but following the hype of the Netflix movie (much deserved) I finally picked up To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before…. AND OH MY GOD.

Listen, I’m a sucker for romance (hello, I’m Amy, the biggest hopeless romantic on planet Earth!) and this one just sucked me right in.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a YA romance novel by Jenny Han. The book follows Lara Jean Song Covey who writes a letter to every boy she’s loved before (duh).  View Full Post

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On October 23rd, I’m going to be catching a plane from Australia to Bali! I never thought I’d be heading to Bali this year but when the opportunity to go to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival came up, I jumped at the chance.

The Festival, in its 15th year of running, is located in Ubud, a little way outside of Denpasar and calls itself ‘an annual pilgrimage for lovers of literature and conversation’.

To say I am excited is an understatement.

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The Universe of a novel can be never-ending. Think of Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Verse, started with the books in the Shadow and Bone trilogy and continued in the Six of Crows duology. What started in three books, extended into two more books which further explored the expansive world that Bardugo had created.

I’m low key (read high key) obsessed with verse stories. I love the idea of dipping in and out of the same world, exploring it every time with new characters.

That’s why I love writing companion novels. I want to stay in the world I’ve created but venture into another part of it that can only be seen by certain characters.

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