An End-Of-Month Wrap-Up

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Well, it's the end of January, and we all survived. *cheers*

For the end of the new year, I'm going to take a minute to quickly review the stuff that happened! I think I'm going to do this every month. Should I do this every month, or no? You tell me. 

Let's make it quick, shall we?







You haven't heard much about my personal writing life - let me know if you'd like to! - but a lot went on. 

  • I finished hardcore rewrites/edits for chapters 1-3 of my main WIP, Pariah. 
  • I hit 50k in my other, more casual WIP, Havard. 
  • I wrote 10k last Saturday and hurt my wrists as a result. But it was worth it. 
  • I worked on stuff for my short story project, which you totally need to check out. 


I did lots of reading this month, and most of it was good. 





P.S. - You can find me on Goodreads, here! 




Some of my plans for February: 
  • Another Myers-Briggs post - any ideas for what you'd like to see from the mind of an ESTP? 
  • I'm going to give you some book recommendations, and you'll have a chance to give me some! 
  • My short story project, A Year of Short Stories, launches, and I want you all to be there. (There will be cake.) 
  • I'm looking for a blogger/writer to interview. If you're interested, do contact me via the message form in the sidebar! 
  • I'm also looking for a guest poster. Message me if you're up for a post about something writing/bookish!!! 
  • At least one more book review. 
  • More writing posts, of course. Hopefully some will be funny. 
And there you have it, a summary of what's been going on at the barricade this month. Now you talk. What do you want me to talk about in the upcoming month? Would you like to hear more about my WIPs, specifically Pariah? Are you interested in being interviewed? In guest posting? It's all up to you, so comment away. 

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  1. I love reading all the monthly recaps that I have been seeing around the blogosphere today. I think I'm going to start doing monthly recaps too. Also, YES I WOULD TO LOVE TO HERE ABOUT YOUR WRITING. My favorite type of writing post to read is where other bloggers talk about their writing process and how there writing is going and such. Awesomeness abounds when that happens.

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    1. Apparently I should do recaps often, from what I've been seeing. xD
      Huzzah! I think I'm going to blog more about my stuff this month - maybe you'll see some excerpts.

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  2. I love seeing these monthly recaps, and I am /so/ going to start doing these as well. I'm not sure if I'll have time to get to one today... But it would be nice. :)
    And I'm all for hearing about your personal life/writing/everything else you can blog about. You make your posts interesting. xP

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    1. They're definitely fun to put together! I love reading them too. And thank you!

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    2. AND I would be interested in being interviewed. And possibly guest posting. :D

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  3. Monthly recaps are so great, I have one up today too. I think my Yearly Recap is my favourite though. You certainly got a lot of reading and writing done, congrats! A+ gif use.

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    1. *runs to check out yours*
      Yearly recaps are definitely super fun. I'm looking forward to doing one next year xD And thank you! I was surprised at how much stuff I managed to get done.

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  4. Yay for end of the month re-caps! I haven't done one yet and it's the first of February today in NZ.

    10k in one day! Thats amazing!

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    1. Ah, thanks...it was exhausting. I wouldn't recommend it on a regular basis. xD But I did get a lot done, soooo...

      *high-fives for end of month recaps*

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  5. :O Thanks for the shout-out!

    The book I see is Cruel Beauty which I liked (though you didn't seem to, but that's okay) and it's so exciting to see the short story blog coming along! :) I can't wait to see the stories start coming up! :D

    Also, this month I learned that Pariah is an actual word and not something you made up and just sounds cool and now I feel silly. I thought you should know.

    And you should keep doing wrap-ups. I like wrap-ups. They are great to wrap things up in. Like months!

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    1. No problem! I did love that post. :D

      Ah, Cruel Beauty wasn't my favorite, no...but mostly because it wasn't my sort of thing, which is totally okay. I have good friends who really loved it. And I'm excited about that short story blog! It's all public and official now, so I can't back out. xD

      Yes, yes it is. I didn't know it was a word for a long time either, and then I found it and it was like... "OOH TITLE" xD

      I like wrap-ups as well. ALL THE FACTS.

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  6. Wow girl, you had an excellent month in books! And yay for Golden Son winning best read of the month for you! I sometimes wish I persevered with Red Rising more because there's so much praise for book 2!

    Lovely wrap up, hun <33

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    1. I know, it was really exciting! GOLDEN SON WAS MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER. And Red Rising was my favorite before that xD They're not books for everyone, but I do absolutely adore them. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Ahh wow you did a lot. I keep meaning to get on goodreads and do things but noooope. I like the idea of guest posting/being interviewed I think, that's a good idea!

    Also did Flash Fiction Friday vanish? I enjoyed reading them but I haven't seen one in a very long time. Or maybe I'm unobservant. I don't know.

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    1. Thanks! I did more than I anticipated, despite the whole carpal tunnel thing. xD

      Yeah, they did....I had other stuff I wanted to do and it didn't fit right now. But who knows, maybe it'll resurface soon... *spooky music*

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  8. Oooh, I love re-caps! And Pariah sounds fabulous. ;) I would love to read more about it.

    I didn't get to read as many books as I wanted to, but YOU READ THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN. Did you love it?? :P

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    1. Yay! I'm definitely wanting to post more about it in the near future. :)

      I did! I liked it way more than I thought I would enjoy a vampire book - I wasn't as much of a fan of Tana herself, but I enjoyed the story and the world a great deal. It was a win for me. :D

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  9. Good job on all your reading! I literally read one book. I'm serious. I'm not proud of it either. Hopefully school will be persuaded to be a tad bit kinder to me in February, allowing me to indulge in as many books as I please. :)

    I guess I just found your blog, but it looks amazing. And I'm not just saying that, I assure you. I can't wait for your Myer-Briggs post, because anything Myer-Briggs, I am in for. :D

    autumn
    autumnreadsandwritesallday.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, school...it definitely makes things hard. I was injured/sick a lot this month, so I had more free time than I anticipated, I think, and what better to do with free time than read? :P I hope you have more time to read, too!

      Awww, thanks! Stuff like that always makes my day, and I'm really glad you like it. <3 And there will definitely be lots more Myers-Briggs stuff. It's just my kind of thing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Awesome! I'm interested in one ESTP thing. You're a T, so you use logic and reason to make choices and yet you love risks. Which I don't understand. At all. An explanation would be cool. Like, what is the thought process? And why are risks so fun, or whatever they are?
    Also, I'm up for being interviewed. if you're interested.

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    1. Ah, I'd never thought about that before xD It's a good idea for a post, since so many people seem curious about it!
      And I've got a lot of people already, but I might be able to fit you in. Definitely sometime in the upcoming months :)

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  11. Awesome! I'm interested in one ESTP thing. You're a T, so you use logic and reason to make choices and yet you love risks. Which I don't understand. At all. An explanation would be cool. Like, what is the thought process? And why are risks so fun, or whatever they are?
    Also, I'm up for being interviewed. if you're interested.

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  12. YES I WANT ALL THE THINGS. I want to hear more about Pariah and I like monthly wrap ups and I just like your blog basically. *nods enthusiastically* I'm dying editing here, I really should stop whingeing but. BUT IT'S HARD. *ahem* I'm still waiting for my copy of Golden Son to come buuuut YAY for comis! I've really gotten into them this year and I'm picking up a few more from the library soon I think. Excited. ^_^ I think the Avengers comics are the best. Xmen is awesome but not quite as good. ;-) I'm a Marvel girl, not even bothering with DC.

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    1. YAY! All the things are good. :D *also nods*
      I feel you with the editing. IT NEEDS TO STOP. AND YOU NEED GOLDEN SON, YES YOU DO.
      I haven't delved much into Avengers comics - I've got a Wolverine one at the moment - but they definitely look good.

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