Yes, yes, yes, I know it is August 2nd. I’m sorry. I’m going to blame this on college (stupid deadlines), and the fact that I got a new computer and for several days was in the limbo of making sure all my data transferred. And I was completely calm as all of my half-finished manuscripts leapt from my old computer to my new one. (LIE!!!! I was a complete and total nervous wreck!!!! But it’s over now, and everything is working fine. My stories all survived.)
Read: 8 (Ha! :) )
Brothers and Betrayal by Sarah Holman
Writing (again) fell by the wayside this month. But hey, that’s allowed, right? I mean, I released my first book, so that’s reason enough not to write.
I stayed alive blogging! Whaddaya know. Wasn’t expecting that, but I made it work. Nothing terribly profound, just my blog tour, How I Write, and sweet Jesseca’s blog tour.
My goal from last month was to get 5 new subscribers. Guess how many I got? 16!!!!!! 16 people who are crazy enough to let me flood their inbox with posts. How awesome is that?!?!
Other exciting news: This blog post marks 120 posts, and 500 comments. How awesome is that?!?! I’m pretty excited. ;-)
And, as I said last month, I haven’t yet crawled out of my dark hole of hobbitness yet. I’ve been a bad bloggy friend. (yell at me if you wish). August is looking better!!! (Hallelujah I just want to BREATHE!!)
Coffee makes everything better, right? (And it looks pretty to boot.)
HOWEVER, here is a really great post from Go Teen Writers.
Kendra’s Lady Dragon, Tela Du
There were lots of awesome things about this month.
1). My very first book released.
2.) I turned 18. Yikes. Scary stuff. This is how I feel:
3). I spent a week at music camp, hanging out with family, friends, and helping my teacher teach her class of 33 kids. Honestly, I could do a whole post on music camp. It was an absolute blast. If I had thought of taking pictures I would show you, but I was too busy making sure 8 year olds didn’t sit on or trip over their fiddles. Music camp is just the best thing ever. I stayed up until 2:30 jamming. We jammed for 5 hours straight. I think that’s the longest I’ve ever played with people I hardly know. Actually, that’s probably the longest I’ve ever played. It was so much fun.
Also, at camp this year, I managed to dislocate my shoulder while playing volleyball. (And no, I was not playing that aggressively—I actually have a genetic condition that causes my joints to dislocate frequently.) Anyway, thank goodness that didn’t affect my week, and I didn’t realize how much it hurt until we got home at the end of the week.
4). I finished one of my college classes!!! It’s soo good to have ONE class, the THREE credits under my belt.
5). I spent 5 hours at a trap/skeet range shooting shotguns. And because of my still-healing dislocated shoulder, I decided to shoot what is called “mirror image” or, weak-handed. So the whole day, I shot with my left hand, left eye—totally the opposite of what I usually do. It was good to see what new shooters feel like. Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember what it’s like to be new. And believe it or not, I hit more “birds” than I missed.
6.) I found a new money dump. (And I’m completely going to blame this on my sweet friend, Abi. Love you, girl!!! :) ) Forthcoming post on this horrible amazing site called ThriftBooks.
~Goals for next month~
- Read some books. (‘cuz numbers are too specific.)
- Write 10,000 words
- Announce the project I’ve been working on for the past few months. (I think you’re all gonna like it… :) )
- Keep plugging away with school. (Though I suppose this one is kind of inevitable.)
How was your month? Is anyone else experiencing freak summer storms, featuring marble-sized hailstones?