Hey, everyone! Here are some updates on how the month of October went for us. Thanks for reading!
Oh my days, Leute. This was a crazy month. I don’t think anyone really noticed, but I pulled back from blogging and social media-ing for the past month. I decided that my proofreading needed my time and attention, so I cleared my schedule and to-do list so I could do this. And I accomplished it a few days early! I’m so happy and relieved.
So now that is over, I have a few goals in mind for November. I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again, but not as heartily as I usually do. I’m writing for the sake of stretching my creativity muscles. I believe that numbers aren’t everything, and so I won’t be upset if I don’t technically win. If you want to hear our 2 cents on still having a successful NaNo experience, check out our past post, “To NaNo or Not to Nano? How to Do the NaNo.”
My more primary goal is drafting and sending out cover letters to seek out a literary agent. I know most of you are going to self-publish, but Travis and I have always had goals of going traditional. We’ll see how that goes and still study up on self-publishing as our plan B. What are your thoughts on traditional vs. self-publishing?
Lastly, I’ve been doing some indie novel reading. I’ve read The Courtesan’s Avenger and The Winter Garden. My reviews will be coming soon, so look for them soon!
Goals for November
- Read & review an indie novel
- Get back to regular blogging
- Participate in NaNoWriMo
- Write a cover letter and send it to 10 potential literary agents
Well, things are coming right along. It hasn’t been too crazy with school work, though there has been plenty enough to keep me busy. But I’ve made time to do lots of sit-down reading recently, and got through Claudia Gray’s Lost Stars and E. K. Johnston’s Ahsoka in quick succession. Great reads, both of them. Not sure what I’m going to pick up next. The hardest part is honestly deciding whether or not to take a break from the new Star Wars canon and dip into some fantasy. I’d kind of hoped to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, as I’ve been missing it greatly. I did start a new story, but it quickly became clear that it wasn’t going to jive with my schedule. So I’ll probably set that on the back burner in favor of some editing during November.
Goals for November
- Don’t drown in school work
- Write a chapter weekly
So those are some of our quick little updates. How about you? What’s in store for you in November? If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, keep us updated!