How Many Books Did I Read in 2016?

Nominate your favorite writing blog! http://positivewriter.com/nominate-your-favorite-writing-blog-for-2017/

How do you do it? Simply go to the comment section of the above link, paste this fancy URL:  https://mandilynn.com/

And tell the world why you love my blog/website! –I have awesome writing videos 😉

My reaction to reading Harry Potter for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErrWv4FoyU8

One year, 62 books, 20,998 pages. 2017, here I come!

One Page a Day Keeps a Writer at Bay—Balancing College and Writing

It’s not a secret that college is just a little bit over-whelming right now, but I’ve still managed to write just a little but every day. And when I say a little, I mean a little. As of right now, even with the semester over, I’m only writing about a page a day. It may not sound like much, but I’m hoping as I get more time to write, I’ll be able to extend that one page farther and farther.

8 Tips to Survive College “Somewhat Gracefully”

A year from now I will be a college graduate. It’s hasn’t hit me yet—I’m not ready to be an adult! But today I’m going to put all that to the side and remember all the little things I’ve learned that have allowed me to no completely loose it. Well…I “lost it” a few times, but that’s why you guys should learn from my mistakes.

8 Tips to Survive College “Somewhat Gracefully”

-Worship your syllabus

-Go to events!

-Find your study spot

-Get sound proof headphones

-Advil. Lots of lots of Advil.

-Get a Planner and write everything down! Here’s what I use! http://bit.ly/2i7LZSt

-Workout! Trust me on this one

-Be a good roommate.

BookCase Club Unboxing || December 2016

BookCase Club Affiliate: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=909691&U=1383173&M=67655&urllink=

Click the link above to learn more about the program!

In this week’s box:
A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy
Diamond Boy by Michael Williams

Don’t Tell My Professors!

The semester is almost over! Twenty-one credits later and I’m almost done! I’ve dragged myself through two internships, four classes, a job (at one point two jobs though one of them was my internship) and one independent study. And I’m so happy it’s almost over! I feel bad for you all. I feel like all I ever talk about is school, but I promise more entertaining videos are on their way! But today I’m here to talk about speed reading. It’s a blessing and a curse. No, you can’t absorb all the material you hope to, but how else are you supposed to read everything for classes? Don’t tell anyone I said that…

Will My Writing Get Better?

I really tried not to rant too much in this video…

Listen to my reading of my latest writing! http://bit.ly/2f0tYnS

We all know the more you practice something, the better you get. Same goes for writing. I’ve published two novels, so over the years not only has my writing style changed, but so has the quality of writing. I look back at Essence and realize how far I’ve come as a writer. And Essence not being up to par with my current writing isn’t a bad thing! A little embarrassing maybe, but it shows how hard I’ve worked. And it just makes me that much more excited to publish my new novel!

What am I Writing? || NaNoWriMo 2016

Have you been wondering what I’ve been up to while you’ve all been writing away for NaNoWriMo? While I’m not writing a 50,000 word novel in a month, I am writing a novel. A novel that I’ve talked about only a little bit here on YouTube. So far the writing is going great, so today I’ll share the first few pages with you. Enjoy!

Essence Virtual Reading || Chapter 2

Listen to the Prologue: http://bit.ly/2faywUg
Chapter 1: http://bit.ly/2fxIMrG

About Essence:
Emma’s parents think she is dead.

It started with a shift in atmosphere. The forest greeted Emma with starting force. At first she couldn’t move her limbs, and then her vision was rendered useless, paralyzed to the forces within the forest. The voices came in a dream at first, commanding her against her will deeper into the forest. After months of fighting for control, it took only one moment to lose her human life forever. Now she is nothing more than an Essence, watching as her life unfolds without her.

Buy Essence now: http://amzn.to/2fo2nhb

BookCase Club || November 2016

BookCase Club Affiliate: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=909691&U=1383173&M=67655&urllink=

Books Mentioned:
Reality Boy by A.S. King
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Essence Virtual Reading|| Chapter 1

Listen to the Prologue: http://bit.ly/2faywUg

About Essence:
Emma’s parents think she is dead.

It started with a shift in atmosphere. The forest greeted Emma with starting force. At first she couldn’t move her limbs, and then her vision was rendered useless, paralyzed to the forces within the forest. The voices came in a dream at first, commanding her against her will deeper into the forest. After months of fighting for control, it took only one moment to lose her human life forever. Now she is nothing more than an Essence, watching as her life unfolds without her.

Buy Essence now: http://amzn.to/2fo2nhb