It’s OCTOBER. October, people. What is this?
I do realize that at the beginning of every month I freak out that the month is over. Lo siento.
I feel as if my lookbacks are a little boring, so this month I’m going to try and be a little more concise and entertaining. Also, I’m going to shake up the order of things:
September was my first full month of school and first full month of taking a college class. It sounds measly, but it’s really not. It’s a good amount of work, and also really ‘fun,’ to be in class and speaking a foreign language.
Plus, campus is pretty and the library is beautifully silent. I love working in there, as well as having the excuse to drive to the coffee shop and do writing work in there… except, you know, with coffee. 😉
September has also been a month of anticipation for October and November. So much is coming, Nadine Brande’s A Time to Rise, Britt Nicole’s newest album, and NaNoWriMo. *sigh*
I didn’t do too terrible in reading this month. And actually, I ended up reading some really great books!
Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall: This was my first contemporary since Stargirl, and it was actually really good!
If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim: The story of a Christian Korean girl’s imprisonment for being a believer during Japan’s takeover of the Korean peninsula. Such a powerful story.
Storm Siren by Mary Weber: Um, why did no body force me to read this? WHY DID I SAY I DIDN’T LIKE IT WHEN I FIRST TRIED TO READ IT? Amazing. Cliffhanger w/ much killz.
Siren’s Fury (also) by Mary Weber: Also amazing and made me feel so bad for Nym the entire book because SIGH. Amazing. Excited to get Siren’s Song now. ^.^
This month has been a big editing month… actually, I’ve been editing and editing and editing my WIP since Janurary 2015. A few breaks, yes, but mostly editing Sparrow Singing. And I’ve finally worked myself to the end of Draft 3. This happened on Monday:
Sooo I just spell checked the entire #SparrowSinging doc and there were only 8 typos.
my 2014 NaNo has come a loooooooonng way. O___O
— Jeneca Z. (@jeniquawrites) October 3, 2016
And that was pretty crazy. Only a few small things until I can send it off to my betas! And on Beta reading… if you’re interested there’s still some slots open to read Sparrow Singing. More info here.
Make sure you get signed up by October 7th… that’s when I’ll be sending it out into the world!
Blogging (favorite posts)
Instead of listing all my favorite posts, here are two of my favs from September, as well as two of my favorites from other blogs:
SO EXCITED. I’m planning on reading through book two of this series of writing so I can then outline book three.
And here on the blog? I’m going to do a mini series on prepping for NaNo while I outline said third book. This’ll be my sixth time around, and now I actually have people to freak out about it with instead of frustrating all my real life non writerly friends.
*sighs* its so beautiful to have finally found a tribe of people that freak out about @NaNoWriMo just as much as I do.
— Jeneca Z. (@jeniquawrites) October 5, 2016
Hope September found you well!