At the end of each month, I like to do a short update of what I have been up to so that my followers can know how long it will be until I finish the next book, why I might not be responding to emails, and overall fun facts. So, what five things is it this time?
- My husband and I applied and were accepted into an apartment.
After searching and wondering and praying, we finally are able to move out of my parent’s house and into our own place! We are so excited to start establishing a place to call our own “home.” We are also grateful to God for this opportunity to rent somewhere reasonably cheap and safe.
2. Editing hasn’t begun yet.
Besides writing, I think editing my book’s manuscript will be one of the hardest things I will have to do. Part of the reason is that after creating this painting, I’m going to have to add new colors and erase parts of it to make it more beautiful. However, my editors have been extremely busy so I still haven’t gotten my manuscript back. But I wait with anticipation and gratefulness for their feedback.
3. I’m already six books closer to my goal of reading 14 books.
I think I might up the ante and make the goal 24. 12 fiction and 12 non-fiction books to read this year. Considering I’ve read four of the books from the Michael Vey series and one book from the Dealing with Dragons series, I think I am much closer to my goal and it’s a lot faster than I expected. I also finished one non-fiction book and I’m working on another. I had forgotten my passion for reading when I had to read for school, but now that it’s back, it’s back in full force.
4. I attended my first conference for work.
Yesterday I went to a media conference in Los Angeles. While there, media leaders in my field (I’m not specifying for privacy concerns) exchanged ideas on how to promote and refine their field. Although their subject wasn’t directly related to mine (writing fantasy), I did find that they had great ideas about what works with social media. Like the fact that social media works best when it is a combination of marketing your own product and being a normal human being.
5. I would like to expand this blog into a new section: Kindle Unlimited Reads.
I received Kindle unlimited from my husband for Christmas. At first, I was thrilled-tons of free books to read at my fingertips. But after looking through the titles and finding that most of the ones I wanted to read were not free, it was very discouraging. I also felt like some titles offered on Unlimited free were not of good quality. Thus, I wondered if anyone had put together a list of good Kindle Unlimited books. I haven’t found one yet (feel free to comment if you have), so I thought I might start one on my own. After all, I want people who read to come to this blog as well as writers.
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