Tuesday, November 3, 2015

October // NaNo prep (+ not much else)

Sheesh October was such a busy month! I barely posted anything, I read half a book (!!!!), I reviewed absolutely nothing, and I'm super behind on responding to comments and commenting on other blogs. However - I do have a giant plot for my NaNovel and got midterm grades of A on all my classes. So not entirely a slack-off month.

I went to an excellent Halloween party at school and dressed up as quite an epic pirate (if I do say so myself). I would post pictures but all the pics I have include school-friends and I do not have their approval to post online. So you'll just have to take my word for it when I say that I looked dang good. 

What else did I do in October? Hm. I'm not sure if there's anything blog-worthy that happened. My future study-abroad/adventure plans got more solidified, but they're still not 100% set, so you'll have to wait for next month's recap for the big announcement! But it's coming - with guest posting opportunities, so stay tuned!

Oh, and remember how I said my sister was considering making a blog about food? Well it is officially Happening - but not until Christmas break when she has some free time from her busy schedule. She's applying to universities now and is going mildly insane (though today she received her first acceptance email!). 

Even though I've had a slow blogging month in October, I can't promise I'll be much better in November, thanks to NaNoWriMo. However, I am hoping to get the following things posted on this blog:
~the November Beautiful Books post (read my October one and meet my NaNovel!)
~at least ONE review (hopefully two, but that may be too much to hope for).
~the writing tag that Katie tagged me for that I promised I would do two weeks ago.
~NaNo progress posts (at least two).

Now that I look over that list, I may be pushing it. Eh, it's good to have goals.

Very small - all came from the free-books-library-discards shelf at my train station. (I adore that shelf so much!) 

Ordeal by Innocence and The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

So I took exactly ZERO photos this month on my instagram, and I was tagged for SO MANY tags there too. Oh well. Maybe I'll do better this month? (I'm going to see Marissa Meyer again (!!!!!!!!) so at least that photo's happening.)

Everyone's telling you how to prepare for NaNoWriMo, but let Shim at Sketches and Scribbles explain how to be UNPREPARED

Bennet at My Sky of Paper and Ink writes about Slaying the First Draft and how to start writing when we're faced with that blank page.

And Maggie Stiefvater tweeted this and MONDAY CANNOT COME QUICKLY ENOUGH:

So, as I said, I only posted three times this month, but you all seemed to like my responses to the #WritersLife tag, where I proclaim my writer's secrets and woes.

Lovelies! Tell me about your October. Did you dress up for Halloween? Did you plan your NaNovel? (If you're doing NaNo, friend me!) ARE YOU AS EXCITED ABOUT THE RAVEN KING COVER REVEAL AS I AM?


  1. Pfft, NaNo... I think I didn't do much either. I read a few books more, but I wrote only a single chapter and only managed writing four blog posts... it isn't nothing, but compared to other blogs (even though I actually shouldn't do this) I always feels like an unmoving snail, even though I know that these other bloggers don't have as much school as I do...

    1. Well we can be unmoving snails together. I've been SO behind lately, it's crazy. :-/

  2. I love Agatha Christie, and your costume sounds awesome. I dressed up as Link from The Legend of Zelda games

    1. Oh fun! I've never played Legend of Zelda but I'm sure you looked awesome as Link! :-)


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