Monthly Recap: May 2018

Summer is officially here, and I couldn’t be happier about it. May is always a whirlwind month, and this year was no different, full of reading, drafting, revising, unpacking, cleaning and working.

But I stayed extremely focused on my goals and was able to knock out quite a bit. I even did a week-long sprint of 1000 words per day!

First, let’s kick things off with some reading.

What I Read

GRAND TOTAL: 5

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas 

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Elizas by Sara Shepard

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss 

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

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May Reads

What I Wrote

It’s a miracle… I accomplished ALL of my writing goals for May. I deserve all the champagne toasts.

I was able to crank out a blog each week – including my two-part series on procrastination and habits. I am also hosting my first Writer’s Cheer chat on Twitter tonight, so hop on over and join us as we discuss editing!

I also made it to 22K of my New Orleans voodoo novel which mean’s I am spot on with my timeline so far. Only two more chapters until Act 1 is done! It’s a first draft – which means it still needs a lot of work – but I am really happy with how it’s coming so far. In fact, I think I even promised you guys an excerpt…

BUT that is going to have to wait because I am planning a super special blog post introducing you to the story.

Coming Up

June is going to be a stressful month – the plan is for 700 Main to go out on submission – so I will be keeping myself busy and distracted with lots of writing and reading. For my current WIP, I am aiming to write a few thousand words of Act 2. But since that chunk isn’t outlined yet, it may move a little slower. I also have a few good blog topics planned!

As far as reading goes, here’s my list:

  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • Finding the Light by Kelsey Atkins (shout out to my friend and CP!)
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

In addition to the books listed above, I’ll also be beta reading for two dear writing friends. AND I will be slowly rereading the Throne of Glass series over the next few months in anticipation of the final installment, Kingdom of Ash, which comes out in October. I won’t be including these in my monthly wrap ups, but if you are interested in my reviews from the first read, you can check them out here, here, and here.

Stay tuned for more updates, and share yours below!

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