A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post called “What’s On My Plate?” Basically it contained a picture of me with a dinner plate piled high with all the books, projects, and notebooks begging for my attention. I’m was grinning kind of wryly and preparing to “dig in” with a huge knife and fork.
So that’s why since then my monthly update has been dubbed a “Plate Update”. (In case you were wondering…) 😉
July was a month I still can’t believe happened. It’s goofy to say it, but it’s true. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This plate included cheesecake to celebrate Independence Day–twice! (Don’t tell anyone.)
Beta-read and read for review:
Nothing actually! The spring book rush has been taking a break, but I think those prolific authors are about to come back in full force! 😀 *eyes growing stack*
At Home in Mitford (five stars <3)
Crossroads (five stars)
Emails! (Rebekah and I have a few things in the works. 😉 )
How to join Amazon Author Central (I got myself a page!)
The authenticity of two-dollar bills
Minimum package dimensions
Sherlock Holmes’ address (221B Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE, UK <3)
Page length of chapters in a novel
Diseases that exempt from the draft (lovely article, bleck)
Scriptures (because I really don’t have those addresses down!)
Emails. Forever. Always. Never on time. 😀
Receipts (it’s all part of running a book booth, folks!)
Posts for a Facebook party
A new scene for my WIP
My story plot
Exactly 10,046 words of my WIP during Camp NaNoWriMo (and this draft is growing already!)
Went to a Ladies’ Retreat (highlights include: hanging out with friends and popcorn, talking books, seeing real live javelina, and meeting a paper cut out of the Queen)
Celebrated Independence Day with a few families from church 😀
Made my own business cards with a little help from super cool family members
Picked classes at the community college (my older sister, Captain America brother, and I are taking a semester together)
Shipped out three copies of my little book
I also helped babysit the worlds cutest nephews (twice!), played post office with younger siblings, wrote at a coffeeshop with family members and friends, and dressed up with my goony author siblings. (Not at the coffeeshop fortunately. We couldn’t stop laughing at each other we looked so ridiculous! :P) Really special times. I’m grateful for this goofy crew.
This next month, I’m looking forward to sewing some baby quilts, working through the next quarter of “Kiera”, tackling two books for review (one is huge and one is short and sweet), celebrating a family birthday, taking a creative writing class when school begins, chewing away at more summer reading, and teaching my younger siblings geology (with chocolate!). Phew! All the summer months are competing for most busy!
How was your July? What are you looking forward to this month?