Monthly Recap: January 2017

A new year, a new President, a new promotion, a new blog series, and a new draft of State of Grace

2017 has been off to an interesting start as I’m sure you will all agree. But despite the craziness, I was able to get some reading and writing done this month…

What I Read


The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer 

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Nutshell by Ian McEwan 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling


January Reads

What I Wrote

So January was a busy month of blogging with the kickoff of my “How to revise and resubmit” series. I wanted to share the information I learned throughout my own revision with other writer’s who may not know where to start. If you missed these so far, you can catch up here.

Also, I am slowly but surely diving back into 700 Main – to keep myself busy and excited while waiting for agent news. Maybe my next month, I will have another excerpt to share with you…


 Coming up in February…

A new year means new resolutions. And even though we’re already a month into 2017, I’ve finally developed my writing/reading resolutions.

I will write at least one new chapter of 700 Main per week until I finish the first draft (estimated completion date: September 1, 2017).

And based on my reading habits last year, I will also read at least three new books per month. Here is my list for February:

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Ranked as the most anticipated YA lit of the year!)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Check out this list of novel to TV adaptations coming out in 2017.)
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin

So what are your writing and reading resolutions for 2017? Comment below and let’s work together!

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