Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through the year?! I had a moderately productive month this March, despite how busy I was. Read on for the details on my writing progress and all the books I read! →
Um…how is it already the end of March? But at the same time, why does it feel like this month has gone on forever? I’ve had a moderately productive four-and-a-half weeks, which I will go into more below, and some of my other monthly “highlights” include:
Starting my final semester of uni. I’m back in the swing of studying and working on assignments as I work my way through my final two university subjects! While utterly sick of studying, the end is now in sight!
Celebrating one year on Instagram. In the last year, I’ve had so much fun connecting with other book-lovers, posting bookish photographs, and procrastinating from everything else! You can follow me at here.
Reaching 1,000 followers on Twitter. Thank you so much to everyone who has interacted with me on Twitter. I love talking with members of the writing community, and I’ve learned so much! You can follow me at here.
Once again, I published 2 blog posts this month, which you can check out below!
As you may be aware, I currently have 2 key writing projects: one a contemporary YA novel, and the other an epic fantasy series. My progress on these is revealed below…and you can click on each heading for more information!
“The weight of the sky—of the whole world—was pushing down, and it was crushing me.”
Status: Beta reading
Word count: 84,200
What’s new: The beta reading phase for my contemporary YA novel Holding Up the Sky is currently underway. I’ve got some excellent feedback so far, but if YOU would like to get involved, it’s not too late! If you’re interested in taking part, all the details are available in this post here.
“The Old has returned…and what once was, will be again.”
Status: Writing 2nd draft
Word count: 20,900
What’s new: This month, I really sunk my teeth into the 2nd draft of Blood of Old, the first book in my fantasy series Graceborn, and now I’m about 4 chapters in. It’s slower going than I expected, so my time-related goals are likely to blow out, but I’m pretty happy with the content so far!
This March, I read a total of 7 books. A couple of these were on my intended TBR, but I’m a real mood reader so a couple I didn’t expect to get to until I picked them up! The books I finished this month are:
“The moments that define lives aren’t always obvious. They don’t scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there’s no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper. They aren’t always protracted, heavy with meaning.”
— from Vicious by V.E. Schwab
There is certainly no shortage of marvellous quotes in V.E. Schwab’s Vicious, but this one is a favourite of mine. While powerful within the context of the story, I also find it powerful simply on its own. It serves as a reminder that, more than anything else, it is the small things—our everyday choices and decisions—that define who we are.