Today I’m linking up with Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I’ve been reading lately in April 2018.

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Reading Lately: April 2018

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So, as many of you know, I’ve been doing #sssveda, where I vlog every day in April. Because this has been kind of a huge undertaking, I haven’t been reading a whole lot. But! I still make time for books. So, today I’m sharing the three books I’ve read since the last time I came at you with what I’ve been reading lately.

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Reading Lately: April 2018

Keeper by Kim Chance

I’ve been following Kim Chance on YouTube for a while now, and I absolutely love her writing advice videos. She’s definitely an authortuber to follow, just because she’s so real and I love seeing how her real life interacts with her life as a writer. So, I knew I needed to pick up Keeper when it came out, and I’m really glad I did. I enjoyed the writing immensely, and a lot of the characters were really fun. She’s currently working on the sequel, Seeker, and I’m super excited to check it out once it comes out.

5,000 Words per Hour: Write Faster, Write Smarter by Chris Fox

I think I started following Chris Fox on YouTube based on a “writers with YouTube channels” listicle. I like the information he has to share, and I was definitely hooked when I saw this video about writing 7,000 words a day. For some, this may seem impossible, but in reading this book, it’s clear how he’s able to do it. If you’ve ever had a big writing day (my record is 12,000 words in 9 hours), this book goes into how you can set those conditions to hit higher word counts with each session. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking to write faster.

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2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron

This book was mentioned in Chris Fox’s book, and Sasha Alsberg shared that she was reading it on Instagram Stories. (If you can’t tell, I’m really trying to bang out a draft right now.) What I like about this book is how Rachel describes her tracking process, and how she sets herself up for success from the outlining phase. (If you watch my YouTube videos, then you know I’m all about the outline.) I recommend this book (and Chris Fox’s book) if you’re looking to get more out of your writing sessions.

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What Have You Been Reading Lately?

Please send any and all recommendations my way! Though, I have to admit, I’m probably not going to able to read them all for May. We’re fast approaching the end of the semester, and after that, I’m moving and teaching intersession and giving a talk at LitFest here in Oklahoma City. But I will need some summer reading! So hit me up.

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    1. It definitely was at first! But I’m having an awesome time doing it. And I’m kicking myself for not vlogging sooner, because it’s way easier than I ever thought it would be.

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