Life and Blogging Update

Hello everyone! Amanda here with a few things I’d like to share. For the last two years I have posted as regularly as I can, five or six days a week. I’ve talked to so many wonderful people through Literary Weaponry and have made some absolutely lovely friends. Lately, you may have noticed, I have been posting less and less and I felt like I owe you an explanation.

Recently I’ve had some medical concerns which have taken up much of my time and energy. I went to an urgent care center a few weeks ago thinking that I had hyperthyroid or some kind of infection. After several doctors appointments and testing, as well as fighting with my insurance company, it turns out I have a tumor. The doctor currently thinks that it is benign but I have to go for further testing to determine that definitely and take any needed steps after that point.

On top of the physical energy and time it takes for those appointments and followup phone calls it is also taking a lot of my mental energy dealing with this. There are also needles involved. I cannot begin to express to you how much I truly hate needles. Something about a pointy metal object piercing my skin and entering my body makes me lose my mind.

I will continue posting on LW as I find time and the motivation to do so. Unfortunately, this also may affect my NaNoWriMo aspirations. Writing and reading are my life and I will continue working toward my life goal of becoming a traditionally published author despite any of the stepping stones and hurdles that are in my way. Currently, this lump in my neck is in my way and I will overcome it and keep moving.

Thank you all for the support over the last couple years here at Literary Weaponry and I am looking forward to more to come. This is just a blip in the road and once it is over I intend to come back and continue blogging and sharing my love of all things book related regularly once again.

Cheers to a clear road ahead.

Amanda @ Literary Weaponry (November 1, 2018)

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First Line Fridays | December 14

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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First Line Fridays | December 7

first-lines-fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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WWW Wednesday | December 5

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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Books on my Christmas Wish List

Christmastime is fast approaching, trees are twinkling in homes, cookies are baking, and people are in a mad panic about what gifts to purchase their loved ones. Or is that just me? I haven’t even ordered my Christmas cards yet. Every year I tell myself I’ll be on the ball with this stuff and get it done early and every year I get mid way through December before I make any progress. What is wrong with me?!

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