October Wrap-Up9:15 PM
October was...a weird month, to say the least, but here we are at the end of it.
|Really, though, it wasn't THAT bad...|
ON THE BLOG
- You asked me questions. I answered the questions.
- Why do I write? I talked about that this month and got all deep and stuff.
- I discussed my aversion to fall-related things in the Sweater Weather Tag.
- I have a lot of anger about the way we bash Twilight, so I ranted about that.
- How do you survive a first draft? You learn to love it anyway.
So, I have 78 GFC followers now. Maybe one day I'll tally it all up with Bloglovin' and such, but...today is not that day. *waves at new followers from this month* You all make my blogging experience awesome and I'm feeling like I've really started getting into the swing of it and figuring out how I want to approach this blog, so that's good.
And hopefully I can stick to the schedule this month, hah.
*slowly melts into a puddle of laughter and mental breakdowns*
So. Writing has basically not happened this month, aside from character sketches. I meant to start the next Pariah draft but that very quickly didn't happen, so I've been troubleshooting and trying to plot and
crying otherwise taking a break from that mess of a thing and basically attempting to not drown in homework/blogging. Fortunately, NaNo is here to save me from this writing slump.
I blogged about my NaNo novel here and it's new and different and exciting and not at all angsty, so hopefully that helps. We'll just see how insane it is this month.
14 books this month! Better than last month, and a lot of these books were solid if not great, so I'm pleased.
|*excluding The Girl At the Center of the World because I read that last month.|
Illuminae, most definitely. Alllll the sci-fi and feels and excellent writing and it's basically a win. I'll shove it in everyone's faces all day. The Martian comes in close second for being also gloriously sci-fi-ish and hilarious and smart.
Least Favorite Book
Elantris or The Game of Love and Death because I DNFed both of them and was a bit bored to tears. (I suspect I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Brandon Sanderson.)
- I ACTUALLY BOUGHT BOOKS THIS MONTH. Illuminae, Made You Up, and Vicious.
- I'm very much in favor of wrecking my books. Allow me to explain.
- Here are all the reasons why Illuminae is an absolutely masterpiece.
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
- The lovely Katie discusses stress and is, as usual, so insightful and encouraging.
- Emily talks about doing your own thing when it comes to blogging, and being authentic.
- Sarah continues to be incredibly inspiring and write beautiful things about faith and hard stuff and everything I love and relate to.
- Ely did Beautiful Books and her story sounds incredible.
- I guest-posted for Krissy, who's getting people to post about NaNoWriMo.
LIFE IN GENERAL
Anxiety and stress continues, huzzahhhh~ I'm surviving, though, probably.
I'm trying to juggle homework for the first time in my entire life hello, homeschool kid here and that's a nightmare, but we're reading The Great Gatsby in English which makes my Gatsby-loving soul happy.
I finished Season 8 of Bones. Someone help me.
Finally saw Ant-Man. My love for Marvel increases by the day. (Perhaps I'll do a movie review?)
I actually had a thing called a social life this month and it was exhausting but fun and great for my extrovertedness so maybe I'll try to keep it up now that I have friends.
I've been binge-listening to Snow Patrol, Twenty One Pilots (big surprise there), Young the Giant, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, and Rise Against. It's an moody-music sort of month.
Who even knows at this point.
How was your October?