August 2017: Monthly Recap

While most people are slammed with getting all their children back to school, my August was crazy in a totally different way!

The search for an agent kicked off this month, and my fingers, toes, and eyes have been crossed while also checking my email every 18 seconds. But don’t worry, I did my best to keep busy.

In addition to my writing, reading, and my day job, I also do a little freelance marketing. My dad is opening a new store in a few weeks (!!!), so lots of this month was focused on PR activities.

I also got to take a mother/daughter trip to Boston in what turned out to be a fantastic and also very nerdy weekend: Kenny Chesney concert, Louisa May Alcott’s house, and lots of colonial history.

In other exciting news… This month, celebrated its 1 year anniversary with over 20K views! Thank you all so much for the support. I love sharing my writing journey with y’all!

Now on to the good stuff!

What I Read


Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 

Stay tuned for a blog on everything you need before Outlander Season 3 begins on September 10.

These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips 

Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave 

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas 


August Reads

What I Wrote

August was spent putting the final touches on 700 Main and the accompanying necessary submission materials: query letter and synopsis. Also known as the worst part of being a writer.

To try to help others in this process, I did a blog series on the in’s, out’s and must-have’s of querying successful. And once mine were done, I sent 700 Main out into the universe. Really hoping I will have a few pieces of good news to share soon!


Coming up…

So do you guys think I can plan, outline, write and edit another book in six months? I don’t know either, but I am gonna try! I’ve got a few ideas simmering, and this month I cam going to finally pick one and see what imagination starts to bubble. Hopefully Kristen Kieffer’s Pre-Write Project will help! Review on that to come too.

As far as reading, September’s reading list includes some hotly anticipated new releases:

  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • Reading People by Anne Bogel
  • The Dazzling Heights by Katherine McGee
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Now it’s officially fall – my favorite time of year because football, boots, and cooler weather. What are you goals for the second half of 2017? Share below!

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