July Wrap-Up

July is coming to a close, so here’s an update on my July Goals.


My goal was to read two books a week totaling to eight books this month. I ended up reading more books than that. I have to say I really love having no work.

I ended up reading ten books, two more than I planned. If you want to see the complete list of books I read during July, head on over to my Reading List. I just updated it and it has a link to all the book reviews from July (and the whole year).


I queried my children’s book, Nature According to Bobby, to five more agents. Some of the turnaround times are kind of long, so we’ll have to wait and see for that.

I also submitted a poem to the magazine Ladybug. The wait time for that is three to six months.

I wrote Hunter for Camp NaNoWriMo and hit 50k on July 19. I didn’t finish the story, but I think it’s almost done. It might have another two or three chapters? I’m not entirely sure. I wanted to finish the overall novel, but I got distracted with George Florence so Hunter is kind of the back burner for now.

The rewrite of George Florence is still in the works. I took a good break from it because I was writing Hunter. My plan was to write both at the same time, but I think that was a little overambitious.

I had hoped to finish rewriting George Florence by the end of July, but there’s still a lot I need to do. The rewrite is turning out much, much longer than the original first draft. A lot of new additions (good additions, in my opinion) got added when I switched POVs.


I posted a book review every Tuesday and Saturday like I hoped to. I ended up reading two more books than planned, as well.

I also started the Time To Write feature every Friday. I hope you guys enjoy that.

July was a pretty good month for me. I think I got a lot done. Here’s hoping August is just as productive.



25 thoughts on “July Wrap-Up

  1. It looks like you got a lot done in July. I feel like I’m more productive during the summer than I am in school. 😛

    Good luck with all your writing projects.

  2. *crosses fingers* Good luck with querying! I’m excited for you about that. And I’m glad to hear you submitted a poem to Ladybug magazine as well. Awesome!

    It’s good to hear about the George Florence re-write. I think that’s a good thing. It sounds like a similar story with Puck, which was originally in first person and ended around 30K. Re-writing it in third person doubled its length, and it ended up around 75K. Sounds like George Florence is doing the same. Congrats!

    Congrats on winning Camp if I haven’t said it yet. I can’t wait to learn more about Hunter. Excited!

    • Thanks! Yeah, there’s a lot going on in the writing world for me. It’s funny how the POV changes everything. I did the same thing, too; I switched from first to third.

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