Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

July is a very hard month to sum up because it was so FULL. So I’m probably forgetting something. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, last month’s plate was full of I-am-editing-oh-wow snacks and now-I’m-at-the-convention-for-two-days snacks. πŸ˜‰

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

Pleasure read:

Sweet on You (three stars)

Wonder (five stars ❀ )

Until We Find Home (four stars)

Sacrifice (three stars)

Library Mouse (five stars)

Read for review:

The Notes in Our Hearts (four stars)

Read for research:

The Twin Arrows (working on that sequel!) πŸ˜‰


Questions in ANOTHER live Q & A video with my author sibs (so. much. fun.)


Freezing books

Gluten-free dutch apple pie topping ❀

Goodreads reviewer ranking algorithms

Music repeat sign

Past participles

Publishing audiobooks

Gilbert’s syndrome

Genetics πŸ˜€ (I got a little geeky…)


The first scene of a new story πŸ˜‰

Book reviews! (And I’m still eight behind…)

A gigantic letter to a soldier

This month’s newsletter

Blog posts (the top five being The Generation Rising Team Rides Again, Booksthetic Photo Contest WINNERS!, Christmas? In July?, Convention Prep Time!, and Plate Update: Chocolate, Thunderbirds, and New Release.)


12,700+ words of the sequel to The Twin Arrows


Celebrated Independence Day with dress-up, ice cream, and FIREWORKS

Made my Camp NaNoWriMo goal πŸ˜€

Watched Winnie-the-Pooh with my oldest nephew

Enjoyed three BIG thunderstorms

Observed Cow Appreciation Day with my family πŸ˜›

I also worked with judges on the Booksthetic Photo Contest, helped set-up and run the Generation Rising Authors booth at our local homeschool convention, thrift shopped for books with a sister, and listened to some amazing sermons with my family. I also got to celebrate a friend’s graduation with her and had a couple writing parties with friends and family. And I got to go to the library!!! πŸ˜€ Oh, and my family and I just sat around and sang hymns which hasn’t happened in a while and is so happy-fying.

This next month, I’m looking forward (maybe) catching up on book reviews (heheheh), reading all ten of my lovely library books, and finishing up the second draft of my current project. πŸ˜‰ And really, whatever else God brings my way. πŸ˜‰

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

8 thoughts on “Plate Update: Genetics, the Library, and Thunderstorms

  1. That does sound busy. πŸ˜‰ Oh, those thunderstorms sounds lovely!

    My July? It was full with writing (22k words written), babysitting my nieces and nephews, knocking doors for my brother’s political campaign, listening to the audio of my book “Finding Joy,” getting people signed up for the FFF, more babysitting, more knocking doors, attempting to get ahead on blog posts, reading (14 books read), celebrating my grandma’s 90th birthday, helping my nieces and nephews put on a play for grandparents (during the celebration) of “Hurray for Newsy Jones,” getting in some violin practice, and more door knocking, and babysitting. Yeah, I think my month was full. πŸ™‚ You asked what I did. πŸ˜‰

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    1. We just had the biggest one this season last night, so my sister and her family are staying with us right now. πŸ˜‰ A lot of people in their neighborhood have their power out, and it’s not estimated to come on until this evening. Lots of crazy stories going around!

      WOW. That has been very busy! Good for you! πŸ˜‰ Aw, that play sounds cool. πŸ˜‰ And congrats on your NaNo goal!

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