Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Goals

It's been way too long since I've updated my blog!! Life has been... alright. It's been good and bad, I guess that's pretty much the same for everyone. I've struggled with some hard things, rejections, and stress with my two jobs.

But there's been some good. I went to see "Wonder Woman" twice and I loved it! If possible, it made me fall more in love with Chris Pine. :) Also, I loved getting to see a female empowering character like Diana. One of the times was in a drive-in theater, which was super neat! I got a new car! My old car, Ziva, my first baby... she had a broken air-conditioner, slipping transmission, and needed tires. It needed more than it was worth. So, I have a new baby named Nyota!

She's beautiful and drives very nicely!

After ten months, I finally finished the farm cross-stitch blanket I've been working on for my sister and my brother-in-law for when they have their first baby. Hopefully in a few years. I wanted to get a head start! I LOVE how it turned out! :) I already started another blanket for my best friend in a year or so.

I've fallen behind on my reading goal, but I have done some reading in the last few months (April, May, and June). I'm hoping to catch up this month! The ones in purple are rereads. I love the rereading aspect on Goodreads - I can't say that enough!

Wonder Woman: The Official Novelization by Nancy Holder
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
Almost a Fairytale by Jolene Betty Perry
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man (Song of the Lioness #3) by Tamora Pierce
Stage Kissed by Cassie Mae
Mistrust by Margaret McHeyzer
Flirty Thirty (Nerdy Thirties #1) by Cassie Mae
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Crushing on Kate (Red Maple Falls #2) by Theresa Paolo
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Beauty and the Beast Novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick

Writing wise, I have only done about 1,000 words. But I'm inquiring about getting a full critique by an editor friend of my novel, "Silent Beauty" and see what things she might see that need fixed! Hopefully I'll be able to make some progress on it.

July Goals:
* Read six books
That should catch me up on my reading goal! :)

* Enjoy my vacation!
I'm taking a trip to the Wisconsin Dells to a water-park! 

Only two goals, but I'm taking vacation for a week and I'm very excited for the break from work! I've been working hard lately and I'm exhausted. Hopefully this vacation will rejuvenate me a bit! :) How are things going with you? What's been happening in your life? Have you read any good books lately?

1 comment:

  1. I'm behind on my reading goal, too. Trying to read a book now to at least catch up a little bit. I'm too busy reading my own novels for editing purposes!