Can you believe we are already halfway through the year? My mind is honestly a little blown and feels like it’s still processing February. But despite how quickly – and uneventfully – this year has passed by so far, I do feel like I’ve accomplished a lot.
And that includes five really stellar reads this past month.
What I Read
GRAND TOTAL: 5
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Beach Read by Emily Henry
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Happy & You Know It by Laura Hankin
What I Wrote
Absolutely nothing. Ha! I took the month of June off while my critique partners read The One (working title for my Bachelorette-inspired romance), and it was lovely. I was able to read a ton, blog, spend time with friends and family, brainstorming and researching my next project, etc. But with the dawning of July 1, I am back in the writing saddle again.
My critique partners and I are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in July, and I have a big goal: to revise all of my first draft so that I can send it to beta readers by the end of the month. It’s going to be a lot of work, but after another read through, I am feeling really confident and excited about this story. My plan is to either submit it to Pitch Wars or begin querying at the end of September! Fingers crossed!
As far as reads go, I will likely be a little slower this month since so much of my free time will be dedicated to revising, but I am pumped about these books:
- Fearless by Katie Golding
- The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
- You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie
Can anyone else believe it’s already July? What are your plans for the second half of the year? Let me know!