But whether you're on the "YAY FALL" team or the "COME BACK SUMMER" team, the season is upon us, so we might as well enjoy it. ^-^
|| Life. ||
>> So I got a house-sitting/dog-sitting job. For three weeks, so technically I'm still here until Wednesday. The independence is pretty cool, but I'm getting tired of having to drive 30+ minutes to get ANYWHERE. xD
>> I had a table at a local author book fair on the second Saturday of the month! Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures, but it was a super amazing time! And I sold over a dozen copies of my books. :D
>> I laughed over my family's insanity.
Dad: *runs out to cover the paint sprayer*
Mom: Quick, sign the birthday card!
Tucker: *innocently* That was so smart of you, Mom, to make it rain so he'd have to leave the house.
>> My songs on repeat this month were... Fly, After the Storm Blows Through, No Place Like You, and Downside of Growing Up by Maddie & Tae, and Always Sing, Lonely Call, Say, Love Triangle, and For a Boy by RaeLynn, and Leaving New Orleans and Slow Dance in a Parking Lot by Jordan Davis... What can I say? Being alone in a quiet house calls for lots of jam sessions.
>> I guest posted on my friend Ashley's blog! Read the post here, and check out the rest of the Month of Friendship series while you're there.
>> I watched a gazillion movies, y'all. Mostly Hallmarks. A Country Wedding, Soldier Love Story, Chance at Romance, The Wedding March 4, All of My Heart: Inn Love & The Wedding, and Soldier of Destiny. Plus Garage Sale Mysteries, Flower Shop Mysteries, Hailey Dean Mysteries, Morning Show Mysteries, and Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.
|| Books. ||
// ReadsGoldfish Secrets by Kellyn Roth -- 4 stars -- Review here.
The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis -- 4 stars
Yours Forever by Robin Jones Gunn -- 4 stars
Surprise Endings by Robin Jones Gunn -- 4 stars
Island Dreamer by Robin Jones Gunn -- 4.5 stars
A Heart Full of Hope by Robin Jones Gunn -- 3.5 stars
Faithful by Rebekah A. Morris -- 4.5 stars
Waiting for His Return by Carrie Turansky -- 4.5 stars
The Prisoner's Wife by Susan Page Davis -- 5 stars
Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn & Tricia Goyer -- 5 stars
Give Attendance by Rebekah A. Morris -- 5 stars
Sometimes: A Storyteller's Journal by Deanna Lawrence -- 4 stars
I'm not going to list them, because I don't have pictures, but I got fourteen books from three different book sales/fairs. :D
|| Writing. ||
So writing was kind of interesting this month... I wrote about 5,000 words, edited most of Behold, and got some inspiration for editing War Tears. But other than that? I feel like I've been in a dry season which I'm slowing pulling out of it. And it was kinda awful, but it's getting better.
On another note, I found this quote on Pinterest and I LOVE IT. If we're not writing from our hearts, writing what we honestly think and genuinely feel down deep inside... what are we doing? How can we expect to make a difference in the world while hiding our true selves behind a facade? <33
|| Blogging. ||
// Favorite PostsSummer of 1999 ~ The First Time
Whimsical Writings for His Glory ~ Life Changes
The Barefoot Gal ~ Learning How to Embrace the Pain in Change
Dancing in the Rain ~ Sweet Dreams
One Name ~ God is Still in Control
Apples of Gold ~ Your Purpose Proceeds You
Life of Heritage ~ When Enough is Enough
Authoring Arrowheads ~ Hurricane Florence
RebekahAshleigh ~ Fall...One of my Favorite Seasons
// My Posts
|| Goals. ||
~ September Goals>> Read 8 books. Scored.
>> Send Behold to beta-readers. Unscored? They'll be getting it this week though. xD
>> Edit pt.1 of War Tears. Uh, nope. I haven't even touched that mess. Gotta get things rolling with Behold first.
>> Be a hosted author at a local book fair. Yes, and it was F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.
>> Host another readathon. Yup! Rebekah, Brooklyne, Katja, Ryana, and I had so much fun that weekend! :D
~ October Goals>> Read 8 books.
>> Start working full-time. *fingers crossed*
>> Send Behold to betas and apply feedback.
>> Edit pt.1 of War Tears.
>> Take part in the Five Fall Favorites party. (Starts tomorrow!)
Welp, this ended up rather lame and to the point, but I suppose that's all right.
How was your month, pals? Buy any books? Have a favorite post? Are you excited for the party next week?