Monthly Recap: January 2020

January was a crazy month in the best way possible!

As you all know, I’ve been changing my life in some radical ways. So last month, I quit one job and started another. Spent a week in San Diego meeting my awesome team and getting trained up. Moved home to catch my breath for a while and began looking for a new apartment. Got back on my health and self-care routine. Made a plan to jump back in the writing saddle.

It’s been a lot of change, a lot of anxiety and a lot of fun. I am looking forward to the next chapter (pun intended). And speaking of chapters, I read some great books this month.

What I Read

GRAND TOTAL: 4

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 

Build Your Best Writing Life by Kristen Kieffer

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 

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What I Wrote

Did you notice a trend in the books I read last month? Yep, that’s a lot of romance. Because my own contemporary romance is finally under way! Yay! Okay I’ve only written the four page prologue but still! That’s the most I’ve written in months.

On the querying front, I’ve gotten a few more rejections and a few more full requests for The Blood Between Us, so just trekking forward and crossing my fingers.

Coming Up

If January was all about new beginnings, February’s theme is getting back on track with the things that got pushed aside. Tying in first place with my health is writing. I’m really working to set a new writing routine that feels attainable and still productive. My goal is to finish the rough draft of my new project by the end of April. So let’s see if I can get the first act knocked out in February.

I’ll also be slowing coming back to blogging – I’ve missed you guys! With everything else I’m trying to do, it still may take a bit of back burner for the foreseeable future. But look forward to at least a post or two.

On my reading list for this month:

  • Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
  • The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

So that’s that! I am feeling good about my new life, and can’t wait to bring you all along for the ride. Do you have any blog topics you’d like me to cover, books I should read or other recommendations? Share in the comments!

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