Saturday, 28 March 2020

Book review: “Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers" by Chris Stevenson

“Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers" by Chris Stevenson 
 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5 

This is a good start to the book, but in the UK everything is metric measurements now, so I very much doubt that the readers this book is aimed at will understand what the author means with the “nearly three foot in diameter” means getting on for a metre… even older teens are unlikely to be able to imagine it!

Same with the word choices of “fetid odor emanating” too! I’m already thinking that the readers will need a dictionary or a parent/carer/teacher to understand some of the word choices and I’m only a few pages into it so far!

I hope the author has permission from Wikipedia, Benadryl and Motrin to use their brand names in the novel!!

It’s getting better the further you read, so it’s worth sticking by it if you want to… it’s just way too telling, too many characters and using too many brand names which could get the author into legal hot water if they haven’t got permission to use them.

The author is really into their stride now! There could still be improvements and speech instead of descriptions but so far so good with this now!

The last chapter is a bit confusing… it’s just copied and pasted from the start of the book, isn’t it??

Not sure if it’s been copied and pasted word for word, but the last few paragraphs of the book make sense and it’s a positive ending.

There have been a few dull, boring bits throughout the book, but it definitely deserves the four stars I’m giving it now that I’ve finished reading it!

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Aaaaand it's finished!

50k words written in exactly two weeks ain't bad going and I've already forgiven myself for my JanNo mistake now that it's finished.  Means I can spend the day actually living and talking to Steve now lol

Onto my final chapter of the MS now

Just got 898 words left to write then it's finished and I can finally stop guilt-tripping myself about my JanNo mistake!

After that, I've got a novel to read and review and another one waiting for me too.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Achieved 6 chapters today, which means...

...I've just got the final 5 chapters to write tomorrow then it's finished in exactly 2 weeks, including technical issues meaning that I couldn't write for two of 'em at least... not my best ever, but still pretty impressive I reckon❗

That's my target achieved now, so...

...I'm gonna aim for 6 chapters today so that I can hopefully finish the entire manuscript tomorrow evening instead of Sunday morning.  It's within touching distance now though and will be finished in two and a bit weeks instead of the month I challenged myself to after the mistake, thanks to my memory/brain damage issues, of JanNo.

Hopefully be able to have an early-ish night tonight too, so that I can wake up, take the puppy for her stroll and make a start on finishing up the manuscript.


I've already written the same in 3 hours than...

...I did during the entire day yesterday, so I'm right on track for hitting the 5 chapters today, especially 'cos I'm having soup for lunch so I don't need to put my laptop on the floor today, which gives me an extra half an hour that I didn't have yesterday too.

Gonna take the puppy for her stroll then come back, have my celebratory J2O for finishing chapter 40, then get straight back to writing again.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

That's chapter 38 written now, so my current plan is to...

...write 5 chapters tomorrow, 5 on Saturday and the final two on Sunday.  Keep your fingers crossed 🤞 that I manage it please❓❗