Today is September. Hahaaa. Silly, Faith. There's no way that's right. *checks calendar* *repetively*
\\ Life. \\
>> I talked to a styrofoam box. (And no, I'm not even kidding.)
>> I took pictures of pretty things. Like, vines, cornfields, and flower petals. <3
Me: *walking up the drive*
Dad: *comes by on the tractor with the bush-hog behind it*
Me: *points* That don't look so good.
Dad: That's what happens when you bush-hog in a Christmas tree field.
Me: It looks like it's been welded together before.
Dad: It has. Several times.
>> I started school. 12th grade. I'm a senior. That's just sorta kinda frightening, ya know?
>> I apparently was very lame and legit did not have a life because I can think of nothing else to go here. Oh well.
// Books. //
I read 17 books this month, y'all. *screams* I haven't read that many books or pages since March. MARCH!
Regal Hearts: Episode One by Livy Jarmusch -- 4 stars
Waking Up by Ted Dekker -- 4 stars
The Vintage Wren: Week 1 by Chautona Havig -- 5 stars
When the Clouds Roll by by Myra Johnson -- 3.5 stars
Edward's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan -- 5 stars
The Vintage Wren: Week 2 by Chautona Havig -- 5 stars
Tea with Emma by Diane Moody -- 3.5 stars
The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher -- 5 stars -- Review HERE.
Whisper Goodbye by Myra Johnson -- 4 stars
To Get to You by Joanne Bischof -- 5 stars
Sing a New Song by R.S. Oswald -- 4 stars
Mother by Kathleen Norris (adapted by Jennie Chancey) -- 5 stars
Descent by R.S. Oswald -- 3 stars
Father, Forgive Them by Sarah Holman -- 4.5 stars
Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe -- 4 stars -- Review to come.
Choosing Courage by Peter Collier -- 4.5 stars
Genesis -- 5 stars
I bought 4 books this month. (I started to type "only" between those first two words, but NO. I'm trying to cut back. Trying to force myself to read all the books I have before I buy more. Keyword? Trying.)
The Angel of Bastogne by Gilbert Morris
Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts by Melody Carlson
Unforgettable by Trish Perry
Something Beyond the Sky by Siri L. Mitchell (Spontaneous purchase! I never read by this author, never heard of this book – nothing. But it sounds good. :D)
\\ Writing. \\
Word count: 1,367
So...basically, I failed at writing this month. If that's even a thing? I wrote hardly anything. And what I did write was in this story, so...I'm thinking about finishing it before seriously moving ahead with This Summer. ;D
I'm also considering submitting this WIP to a publisher... Honestly, that thought is terrifying. But at the same time kinda cool. Any advice? :P
// Music & Movies. //
I watched lots of Hallmark movies, y'all. I watched the series of Signed, Sealed, Delivered episodes. Along with the next 5 movies. XD Other Hallmark movies were The Reckoning (finally finished that series <3) and The Perfect Bride.
I also watched Moondance Alexander and half of The Waltons: Season 7. (Pearl Harbor was bombed, peeps. *sobs*)
*does not know what I listened to other than the obvious answer of Pandora, so sneakily skips that part*
\\ Blogging. \\
I hit 55 Google followers!! Thanks, guys!! :D
// Goals. //
~ August Goals
>> Finish beta-reading project. I DID IT, PEOPLE. (Admit it, you thought that would still be on the list when I'm a 62 year-old spinster.)
>> Read 10 books. *smirks cheerfully*
>> Begin again posting weekly on Chosen Vessels. #success
>> Start school. *smirks not-so-cheerfully*
>> Catch up on blogging and emails. .....kinda of?
>> Write 10k in new writing project. *cries* Um, no. I don't think I even wrote in TS
>> Edit 14 chapters of War Tears. *laughs like a maniac* I edited like the prologue, y'all. The PROLOGUE. *rolls eyes at self*
~ September Goals
>> Read 10 books.
>> Write in A Soldier's Story.
>> Edit in War Tears.
>> Survive school.
>> Continue posting weekly at Chosen Vessels and here.
>> Get/stay caught up on emails and blogging.
ALSO! Two super epic things are going to be happening in the month of October. Now, obviously this month is not October (thank heavens – its flying by fast enough as is), but both of those things will be announced sometime this month. So stay tuned... :D
How was your August? Your whole summer? Got a favorite memory? Have you started school? Read an epic book? Wrote an epic book? Let's chat, friends. <3