Monthly Recap: August 2018

You know those times when you have a heaping to do list that just grows longer and longer and you never have enough time in the day? That’s how August was for me. Sometimes life just gets in the way and restructures your to do list a little, making some priorities absolutely must-dos while others get pushed down.

But that being said, I still made forward progress. And the coming months are going to be just as crazy, so I better get used to it!

What I Read


Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Royally Endowed by Emma Chase 

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

The Siren by Kiera Cass 


August Reads

What I Wrote

As I said above, August was full of interference, and my day job took up a lot of time and energy this month (how dare they, right?). The high stress levels and longer hours led to a decrease in my writing time – but I am not going to beat myself up about it!

While my original goal was to finish Act 2 of The Blood Between Us (which I guess would be approximately 30K words), I only made it to about 18K. Still not bad though! I also outlined the remainder of the novel, so now all I have to do is sit down and write.

In other news, 700 Main is still out on submission, and I have so appreciated all the prayers, finger crossing and sweet messages! Keep it coming!

Coming Up

The middle of September marks the beginning of a crazy fall full of travel, and while I am PUMPED, I also am determined to get the first draft of The Blood Between Us done before that starts.

Which means I have twelve more days to draft ten chapters…


Can I do it? Only time will tell. But my upcoming travels does mean I will have a good chunk of reading on planes, trains and automobiles.  So here is my September list. Hopefully I can finally catch up on some of these books that have already been on TBR list for a while!

  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
  • The Towering Sky by Katherine McGee
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I am also hoping to get back to blogging on a regular basis BUT I need your help! What are some topics you’d love to hear more about? Share in the comments below!

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