Oh. Oh dear. Is August over already? Where has the time been going?
This month has been fairly slow for me blog-wise. So let's see what happened...
I listened to books 8-13 in the Morganville Vampires series.
Fear the Drowning Deep - eARC
Yep. That's it. I told you was in a fairly bad slump. That's okay, because I think Aerie and Fear the Drowning Deep have helped to end that. So I should be getting back on track. Slowly.
So some notable things from this month.
I interviewed Kerri Maniscalco here
I did the Happiness Tag here
I talked about respecting authors here
I shared some books that I love here
So what's up in life?
I got a pretty drastic haircut. I cut my hair short (to my chin) every year. So I did that and had it dyed black. With pink highlights haha. I love it.
I finished my first draft of Spy Project. Actually, my first draft was already finished and I hadn't realized it. I hadn't realized it was going to be a series. So I cut it off where it seemed the end should be and moved the rest to a new Scrivener folder. now I'm working on expanding the not-so-whopping 45k words of the first draft. Yep. My first drafts are always super short.
I'm currently on a "diet". And I say diet, but really it's me making sure that I eat real food instead of mostly processed crap. Because I need to lose weight but I'm not going to be doing anything special. I love to cook anyway. So eating real food with actual nutrition should help.
My best friend is working on her masters in library science, specializing in YA. She has a class she needs to read 30 YA books in this semester (a lot, I know), so I threw a bunch of books at her lol (okay I handed them to her in a box).
What books did I get this month?
I got some stuff from trades. But I didn't get much of anything this month. Go me! I did, however, buy the following:
Plans for September?
I want to finish polishing up Iron Curse. It's currently on a second beta read, so I'm hoping to get some results back so I can start submitting soon. There is a PitMad on twitter in September haha. (oh gosh I need to work on my query and synopsis)
I also want to work more on Spy Project. Getting the second draft finished would be great, but I don't see it happening.
I really need to catch up on my arcs. I've been getting so behind that I haven't been getting to them before publication. Boo!
And finally, I have a new monthly feature debuting tomorrow. Hope you guys enjoy it!