2018 Writing Sucesses

It’s that time of year again where resolutions start popping up everywhere. I actually enjoy making New Year’s resolutions, but I approach them like any other goal I may make during the year. I know that I won’t be perfect and that they are things to constantly strive towards–not something to just give up on the moment you slip up. Right now, I am participating in children’s author, Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas for Writers. In her video today, she said something that I never thought of before. She believes that most New Year’s resolutions come from a place … Continue reading 2018 Writing Sucesses

March Writing Updates and Goals

I feel like it has been a while since I did a writing update. The beginning of this year has been hectic. I cannot believe that it is already March. Where the heck does the time go? While I could always be doing more, I feel like I have drastically increased how much I write compared to a year ago. I feel like consistency is a major key. I may only be able to write 500 words a day, but if I do that 5x a week for a month, that’s over 10,000 words. I’m still not quite hitting that … Continue reading March Writing Updates and Goals

Poetry Friday – New Year Inspiration

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out  Reading to the Core to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ Happy New Year poetry friends! Can you believe that it is 2018? I always get excited for the new year and all the potential it holds. Will there be bad times? Absolutely–there always will be. But hopefully there will be some wonderful and amazing times sprinkled in as well. I am one of those people who always … Continue reading Poetry Friday – New Year Inspiration

2017 Reading in Review

I cannot believe that 2017 passed so quickly! I always enjoy looking back at all the books that I read and sharing my favorites. I am super proud to say that I accomplished almost all of my reading goals for the year. Here’s a recap: 2017 Goals: Read 52 books total – Completed 53 NOT including all the picture books I read Read 4 nonfiction books – I did complete 3 though, which is 300% more than in 2016 Read 8 graphic novels – Crushed this one with 11 total Read 4 books in genres that I do not usually read – a … Continue reading 2017 Reading in Review

November Goals 2017 – AKA Heck Yes!

So guess who completed every single day of Inktober? This girl! https://giphy.com/embed/14qb1Uhf40ndw4 *actual clip of me dancing Yeah, I’m just a little proud of that one. It wasn’t easy, especially towards the middle of the month, but I did it. National Novel Writing Month is up next. Hopefully, I can keep the momentum going. Last Month’s Goals Review Write 5 poems for anthology (I just couldn’t crack it and the deadline has now passed. Cue sad trombone music) Outline 5 chapter books (well, this kind of happened. But not all 5…) Finish RIP reading challenge (finished 3 of the 6, still working my way … Continue reading November Goals 2017 – AKA Heck Yes!

October Writing Goals + Exciting News!

So, before I get into my goals recap, I have a bit of news. I have been selected to be a judge for the Cybils Awards! I will be helping judge in the Fiction Picture Book and Board Book category. For those who don’t know, the Cybils Awards are given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. You can learn a bit more at http://www.cybils.com. I am so incredibly honored and excited to participate. September was a bit discombobulated with Irma passing through and all that entailed. John and Sammy both were out of … Continue reading October Writing Goals + Exciting News!

September Writing Goals

Another busy month has come and gone. Things were especially hectic with school starting back up for my daughter, and my husband teaching again this semester. We’re starting to get into the groove though, so that is good. Before I do my usual recap, here are a few highlights from August that weren’t originally listed in my goals for the month I submitted two poems to some children’s magazines I applied to be a Cybils judge I joined NetGalley so I can start receiving and reviewing ARC (advance reader copies of books) I didn’t do too bad on my August … Continue reading September Writing Goals

August Writing Goals

Whoa. So July went by super fast. I have been having so much fun posting book reviews and writing a bit of poetry, that I forgot to give an update on how my writing goals went for July. Overall, I am pretty happy. There’s always room for improvement, but that is life. So, without further ado, here’s the update! July Goals Review: Finish final draft of Madam Fang and submit it (Oops…yeah, I dropped the ball.) Write 2 instagram poems (I have successfully posted poetry every week for the last 4 weeks!) Write book review (Yup. Lots) Run book giveaway (Heck yes! And there’s another going … Continue reading August Writing Goals