Wow, how is it already November? I felt like these last few weeks have gone by so so so quickly–almost like I don’t have a moment to stop and breathe. Well, I know this isn’t a book review or anything book-related, but that’s only because I wanted to update y’all on my life! I mean, people care about that, right? Or do y’all just want everything book-related? Well… too late!
So…here’s the thing: I’ve contemplated a hiatus for a while now. I actually meant to take one back in January, soon after my birthday, but that never came to fruition. I was serious at work on revising the final draft on my book, and I was getting in over my head with the whole blogging, bookstagramming, writing, and working full-time.
I think it’s finally come head-to-head, and I realize I need to take a hiatus or else my brain might just explode. Work is and will continue to get busy. I’m in the middle of rereading a bunch of books because sequels keep coming out. And I want to focus more on my writing as well.
It’s been nearly a year since I did one of these non-bookish posts. They’re really part of the “random ramblings” tag for my blog. XD Anyway, let me see if I can catch you up on what I’ve done in the past… *counts* 10 months. Bear with me.
So a couple of weeks ago, I found out that Loot Crate wanted fans to put together their very own “dream crate,” its own theme, items, etc., and let me just say I was so excited to be approached & incredibly excited to put together a post!
If you don’t know anything about LootCrate, it’s a monthly subscription box. Like other sub boxes, it’s based around a theme and filled with various fandom items particular to that theme. Here’s a list of their past boxes and the items. So you can see it varies from crate to crate. What’s also great about LootCrate is that there are a variety of crates to choose from, whether you like gaming, anime, things for your pets, or just a crate filled with items to wear. Not only does LootCrate have particular crates but there are also fandom particular crates, too! This past November, they launched the Wizarding World Crate, which I bought, and loved! (I’ll post about that…eventually, haha!) But there’s also a Firefly Crate (Husband would love that) and a Sanrio crate (might need to get that for myself–after all, my birthday’s next month!)
Anyway, here’s the theme for my crate: “Fantasy Girl Power” and I’ve filled with a myriad of items I would absolutely love to receive or get for myself!
I felt so accomplished this past week because I wrote and scheduled a bunch of blog posts. I reached 50k words for November’s NaNoWriMo, and I’m finally receiving some feedback from my beta readers about my book! It’s so thrilling and makes me all giddy inside when people tell me they love my story even though it’s in its baby stage.
Thanksgiving came and went, and now Christmas is slowly creeping up on us which also means a new year! Oh heavens, how did that all happen so quickly? Continue reading
Guys, I really shouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year.
If you don’t know what that is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, where you commit to write a 50,000 word novel within the span of 30 days. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo twice before and it’s actually where my current work-in-progress actually started.
A little over a month ago, I posted about summer vacation finally arrving. My plans included reading many books on my TBR (check!), go camping (check!), and finish the first draft of my book (check!).
Since I DNF a book earlier this week (read my review on Goodreads here), I don’t have a decent book review to post so a non-bookish post about my life is always a good substitute… I hope you don’t mind. 😉 Continue reading
Okay, so summer has technically been there for over a month now but I’m nearly a week into my own summer vacation. I’m relishing staying up past 9 or 10 PM and not waking up at 5:30 or 6:30 in the morning! I piled my summer TBR list with some epic books (I’ll post about that another day!) that I hope to get through this entire month of vacation!
Read below for more randomness…
Okay, so semi-monthly non-bookish posts are okay, right? I’ll just file this under my “random” category. 🙂
I always find it refreshing to see who is behind the screen. I feel a deeper connection with them so…here I am! I won’t be offended if you completely ignore this post but hey, I hope you don’t. 😛