Monthly Recap: May 2019

Boy oh boy, the month of May just flew past!

Between my writing break, beach vacation and critique partner’s visit, it was chock full of fun things right along with the work stress, the submission anxiety, and that Texas HEAT!

But I had some extra time on my hands, so I did get to read some PHENOMENAL books, so let’s get to it.

What I Read


Enchantée by Gita Trelease 

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Moonlight and Whiskey by Tricia Lynne

Finale by Stephanie Garber

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Editor by Steven Rowley

In Her Bones by Kate Moretti 


What I Wrote

I wrote absolutely nothing this month. Literally nothing. And it was glorious. Taking a break is so crucial to every writer’s sanity and creativity as well as their craft. After some time off to refill my creative well, I can come back to The Blood Between Us with fresh eyes and accomplish what needs to happen with the next revision.

Feedback from beta readers has been trickling in, and I am thrilled that the vast majority of it is very positive. And I’m even more excited that they were able to identify issues I wasn’t and give great advice on issues I knew were there but didn’t know how to address. I’ve been very lucky to have found some amazing beta readers, and I can’t wait to dive into their feedback this month and make this book even better.

Coming Up

Like I said above, I am hoping to dive into revisions for The Blood Between Us this month, but that is pending on when I receive the remainder of my beta and coach feedback. Hopefully soon because I am JONESING to get back to the story. Maybe I will spend a little time scoping out the sequel while I wait…


I will definitely be diving headfirst back into blogging after a few pretty stagnant months. I apologize for the lack of content – life just keeps getting in the way – but I am really excited about the posts I have planned.

As far as reading goes, I have two wonderful beta reading projects waiting in my inbox and am excited to get to more on my unending TBR list:

  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig
  • The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
  • The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

What are your summer plans? Share in the comments!

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