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.