The First Monthly Recap :-)
Here are some more legitimate first things from October.
1. I met a Real Live Author whose book I loved and got things signed in person!
Marissa Meyer is the sweetest lady and all the other Fierce Reads ladies are also wonderful. Thankfully, I was able to restrain my excitement on the drive over and not get in a car accident. I am definitely going to look out for more bookish events in the future. (BEA 2016 Chicago, anyone?)
2. I won some giveaways!
I did win a giveaway before, but the book didn't arrive until October, so it counts for that month, right? :-)
I've never won giveaways, and then suddenly - bam - THREE. And one was signed! And personalized!
3. I actually plotted something for NaNo.
I rarely plot and character-profile this extensively for my NaNo shenanigans. I mean, I don't go in blind, but I rarely physically write any ideas down. And guess what? I filled up about a sixth of a notebook purely with character profiles. This is big stuff, guys.
4. I got over my fear of writing in pretty notebooks.
I used to be freaked out of "ruining" all the nice notebooks my friends give me (since they know I'm a writer) with "bad writing."
Somehow, a month ago, that fear just disappeared. I pulled out a moleskine I had been saving and decided Who Cares. It's beautiful and I'm going to write my character profiles in it. I don't care if I scribble stupidities - at least I'm scribbling something.
5. I got a Pinterest!
I succumbed and got one to organize inspiration for my NaNovel. But GAH it's super addictive! It's so easy to get caught up pinning all the beautiful Venetian masks.... :-)