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September Update

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IRL (In. Real. Life.)

So… September was a bit of a nightmare for me. I was so crazy busy with classes, lab work, application prep, puppy care, a part-time job, etc, etc. Needless to say, I think I lost some brain cells from stress alone this month. Crazy. But that’s okay! I’m alive. I’m still going. I think that officially qualifies me as a total BAMF! And best part, I have some AMAZING friends who have been willing to listen to my endless rants and venting this month. I don’t know where I would be without them!

But I wanted to give everyone a heads-up for October. While I have TONS of posts planned, I do not have a TON of time thus it could take me up to a week to respond to comments. I’m sorry for this, but I have a HUGE research proposal I’m writing at the moment and it’s due October 23rd. On top of that, I have two exams and an in-class presentation in the first two weeks of October. So, while I am posting (because I pre-scheduled EVERYTHING), I am going to be totally MIA. Sorry in advance, please bear with me. (I’m thinking November will be back to… base line crazy?Β πŸ˜…)


Writing

Because of the reasons listed above I… haven’t touched a novel since early August. It makes me so sad, too, because I had so much love for the story I was working on and now it’s all gone and it’s just collecting dust and I don’t even have a first draft. πŸ˜₯

But!!! While I had almost no muse for writing my novel (because that’s a process and a half), IΒ did manage to write a short story. πŸ˜€ Which may seem odd because I don’t really write short stories, but I felt inspired (and my writing ability was recently verified), so I wrote a brand new short story aaaaand submitted it to an anthology! Eep! We’ll see how that goes! *fingers crossed*

Oh! And you know that ‘verified’ thing I just mentioned. Well, the reason I felt inspired to write a short story is because a short story I wrote back in March actually got selected to be published in an anthology that’s coming out… October 25th! πŸ˜€ I’m honestly beyond ecstatic! I kind of was waiting for it to be a joke or something or not mean that much, but the publisher is doing tons of marketing and promo for the anthology and getting us authors super involved. It’s kind of intense, actually! Hahaha! (And I’m trying to fit it all in on top of my insane grad school schedule in October. EEEK!)

That being said, if any bloggers are interested in being part of the book tour in late October, please comment below! I would greatly appreciate anyone who’d like to help with the release or even just promo of the anthology. It would mean the world to me! πŸ˜€


Reading

Huh. I’m actually quite shocked by how many books I managed to read this month. Now granted, I skimmed through two of them (garbage books), but the others I actively read. Interesting. But really though… where did I find the time? My brain has been exploding from graduate school and lab and blah and blah and blahdy dah! (<– My brain in a nutshell. *sigh*) But yeah! So I read 5 books this month! Woo! That’s WAY more than I was expecting. I hadn’t felt like I’d read any. Bahahaha!

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Blogging

🀣 BAHAHAHAHAHA! I said I was gonna take it easy in September! I’m such an idiot! I forgot about all the blog tours I signed up for and then I got ARCs in the mail that I forgot about! Yeah, I definitely didn’t take it easy with blogging this month and October is going to be even busier! I have soooo many amazing posts planned! You guys are going to love it! (No. That’s not a question. YouΒ willΒ love it… or else. πŸ‘Ώ)

In case you missed my post yesterday, I’m hosting a month-long guest blogger event in October! Check out more about Hallo-WE-en and get pumped for some absolutely epic supernatural creatures!

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Book Reviews
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller {3 Stars}
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen {5 Stars}
The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy {1 Star}
The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy {1 Star}

Audiobook Reviews
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor {2 Stars}
The Kill Order by James Dashner {1 Star}
Bluescreen by Dan Wells {3 Stars}
Messenger by Lois Lowry {5 Stars}

Discussions
Blacklisting Authors
{Highlights} Young Adult
Young Adult
{Highlights} Review Re-Do
Review Re-Do
{Highlights} Trigger Warnings
Trigger Warnings
{Highlights} Violence in Fiction

Miscellaneous
Best Contemporary Novel
LIGHT YEARS Blog Tour
BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWAY Release Blitz!
BODY PARTS Blog Tour
MARKED BY FATE Pre-Order Blitz!
H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS Blog Tour!
A VEIL OF SHADOWS Blog Tour!
This. Is. Hallo-WE-en!

Updates
August Update
Calendar Girls September Wrap-Up!

35 thoughts on “September Update”

  1. Congrats on your short story getting published! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ
    And wow, your September sounded crazy and October is going to be even crazier?! I really salute you. πŸ˜†

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    1. Hee hee! Thanks. I’m honestly kind of shocked how much I got done in September. 0.0 Like, it didn’t feel like that much. Hahaha! But oh well. I won’t complain and yay! I’m glad you’re looking forward to it. I’m so excited by the wonderful feedback I’m already getting! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you, Krysti! There isn’t really a ‘between semesters’ for me anymore because classes may take a break, but I still have to be in lab 24/7. sigh Such is life. :p

      And thank you! I hope you have a wonderful October, as well! πŸ˜€

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  2. Wow yeah you’ve been busy! Pre-scheduling posts can be SUCH a life saver though haha
    And omg congrats on getting published!! I’m totally down with being part of the blog tour or whatever you have planned, even if it’s just a lil spotlight post πŸ˜„

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    1. Bahahahaha! Tell me about it and yes! I’ve been scheduling posts since I started this blog. I don’t know how people manage to blog without it. :p

      Aww! Thank you! πŸ˜€ That means so much to me that you want to help out. I will hit you up on Twitter about details, kay?

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    1. Awww! You do, Annalee? Thank you so much! I need an email address from you to send to the marketing assistant for future blog tour details. If you don’t feel comfortable posting it in the comments, feel free to use my contact form to send it to me. πŸ™‚ (I’d suggest Twitter DM, but I don’t know if you have one. :p )

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