Celebrating My One-Month Blog Anniversary, 15,000 Words & Awesome Book Trailers

My WIP, Red Madrassa, made it to 23,000 words this weekend which is roughly 85 pages in Word. In the month since I began this blog on March 27th, I’ve truly been able to focus on the book and have grown as a writer. Just four short weeks ago I started at 30 pages which was roughly 7,000 words and a vague plot outline. I’ve even got a faint sketch of plot developments for Book 2 in my head. I’m very excited to continue writing and it has been a joy to see my characters grow and develop.

My goal still stands at 55,000 – 65,000 words. I’d like to finish up this WIP by the end of May and start serious draft edits. For one thing I need to edit my Prologue into a kick-ass first chapter. Then it’s on to plot development, character corrections and fixing silly mistakes.

Now on to the second part of this post: Book Trailers! I’m not a huge fan of book trailers, honestly because it’s rare that I come across them – they don’t tend to go viral like movie trailers. I’ve actually never been sent a book trailer – I’ve always stumbled across them. I’m more likely to be sent an Amazon book page link with a harried text to READ THIS!

For more pretty awesome trailers see Readinista’s post!

But here are two of the ones that I can honestly say I love:

The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

What are your favorites? Post the link – I’ll add them to the list.


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