Plate Update: Emails, Editing, and M&M’s

May is gone, and if you have any idea where it is, please let me know. πŸ˜‰ Happy June, by the way!

Anyway, here’s a quick update on my full plate last month.Β πŸ˜‰

Pleasure read:

The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre (three stars)

The Bicycle Spy (four stars)

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (five stars, read-aloud by my mom)

When You Reach Me (four stars ❀ ❀ )

The Last Archer (five stars)

A Home in Drayton Valley (four stars)


Mostly texts and emails

Beta-reader comments! ❀

Interview questions (I'll let you know when that's live…)


How long it takes to read a novel (three hours)

The Red Sea Diving Resort ❀

FTC disclosuresΒ 

Most common English last names

Ashkenazi Jews and autoimmune disorders 😦

Battery life car for my computer

MBTI chart for Marvel characters

Mission: Impossible quote (for a birthday card πŸ˜€)

Large poresΒ 

Types of high heels

Male names that mean faithful to God

Names of clothes and hairstyles (sometimes an author’s vocabulary needs help…)

Red nose day


Birkenfeld, ORΒ 


A synopsis for “Kiera” (finally!!) πŸ˜‰

Two newsletters this month

Google forms for promotional signups πŸ˜‰

Emails! (Releasing a book is 75% emails, 20% editing, and 40% snacks)

Blog posts (the top five being Behold! A Cover!, In Book News…, Plate Update: Rereads, Strawberries, and Drafts, When the Stories Won’t Stay Away, and Interview of Livy Jarmusch)

Meeting minutes for our pro-life clubΒ πŸ˜‰

Book reviews, though I’m still behind XD


“Kiera”–twice, twenty times, forever, yeah πŸ˜€

“Kiera” some more


Watched the world’s best version of Robin Hood with Anna

Bought more books (Gulp. πŸ˜€ )

Celebrated my brother’s birthday with laser tag πŸ˜‰

Visited with my older sister and her children

Switched to a gluten-free, soy-free diet and discovered some super cool new foods to make!

Celebrated the end of sewing group for the summer

Discovered the world’s best gluten-free M&M’s

I also finished piecing my baby quilt and bought backing, batting, and binding for it. πŸ˜‰ There have also been some sweet family times including my brother’s birthday celebration, an epic Monopoly game, and listening to a new sermon series in the evenings.

This next month, I’m looking forward to choosing my summer reading, releasing “Kiera”, and preparing for another Generation Rising booth at the homeschool convention. Also, finishing that baby quilt!Β πŸ˜€

How was your May?Β What are you looking forward to this month?

21 thoughts on “Plate Update: Emails, Editing, and M&M’s

  1. Your May sounded fun! Yes, it definitely went really fast! As for things coming up, tomorrow my grandparents are coming (they live out of state) and after that we’re going camping. πŸ˜€

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  2. Yay!!! Kiera!!
    I loved the Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and the Last Archer! And those M&M’s I’m looking forward to the Generation Rising Booth at the convention. πŸ™‚

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  3. I love that version of Robin Hood! I’ve got one that is my absolute favorite (The Challenge for Robin Hood) but that one is a close second!
    How do you like laser tag? I love it. All us siblings will go do it every couple of months. =D
    I’m looking forward to finally doing another round of editing on my novel. I’ve been working on it for a year and a half now, but I just gave it a long break and I’m ready to dive back in! =D

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  4. Sounds like you had a great month! My May was good, wonderful, and hard all at the same time. πŸ™‚ Growing up and having siblings get engaged is fun, but also challenging cause it kinda means losing them for a while. In May I went on vacation and caught up with some reading while I was gone. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Haha, I read some mindless books – just for relaxation, plus some great books like β€œEverybody Always” by Bob Goff. #sogood

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  5. I did skim this post when you first posted it. I promise I did. (I actually usually skim them or sometimes actually read them! when they come in my inbox.) So I guess I really am caught up, but not on commenting. πŸ˜› So I’m just going to pretend I am caught up and leave it at that. I feel like I’m behind on everything! Especially reading and commenting on blogs. πŸ˜‰

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