In My Life
Ugh, this month was rough. School has started to get real, hitting me with a lot of tests and larger assignments. College app deadlines are quickly approaching, meaning that I have to spend any extra time working on essays or supplements. Not exactly my definition of fun.
On This Blog
I had nine posts this month. I would have had more, but the entire last week of September was crazy and I didn’t have time to finish up and post anything. The good news is that I am actually proud of ever post I published, especially my discussion posts.
Top Ten Tuesdays:
- Book Characters I Would Add to TV Shows
- All Time Favorite Fantasy Books
- Songs I Listen To When Writing
- How Complex Should Side Characters Be?
- What Looking for Myself in Books Taught Me About the Need for Diversity
- The True Meaning of 5/5 Stars: A Closer Look at My Rating System
In Reading and Reviewing
This was an okay reading month. I have started to slip back into my school-year reading habits, finally (sort of) finding time to read during the school week.
I read 5 books this month and published two book reviews this month. I am currently reading Empire of Storms (NO SPOILERS) and it is killing me.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray — 4/5 stars (caught up on this review)
- Medea by Sophocles — 4/5 stars (review)
- The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3) by Libba Bray — 5/5 stars (review to come)
- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys — 4/5 stars (review to come)
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff — 4/5 stars (review to come)
- Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas — 5/5 stars (review to come)
Fiction writing did not happen in September. I barely wrote 2,000 words in the entire month! (*covers face in shame*) My goal for October is to figure out a way to work writing into my weekly homework schedule. I cannot stand letting my WIP sit untouched for so long.
That’s not to say that I didn’t write anything in September. I wrote SO MANY drafts of college essays. I am finally getting to a place where I don’t hate everything that I write about myself (yay for small victories) but I still have a long road paved with supplemental essays ahead of me.
Part of me is glad that the writing skills and habits that I developed this summer transferred over to college essay writing. And part of me is really pissed that essay writing has replaced fiction writing in my life.
How was your September? Did you read any good books? What are you planning to read next month?