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January Wrap Up

January 2016 Monthly Wrap Up


I read way more than I planned to this month. The total amount of books I read was 8, but there’s still half a week of January left. I may get in another book or two.

For a list of the books I read and their reviews (not all the reviews are posted yet) go check out my Reading List.


January was an editing month for me. I spent half of the month working on George Florence. I completely edited the first draft by January 18 and sent the second part of it to my writing group.

Then I started editing another novel called Take Over. I’ll be alternating the two novels so I don’t burn myself out with just one story. I didn’t finish editing Take Over, but I’m in no rush with that novel. My main focus is still George Florence.


I think I’ve been keeping up with my blog very well. I had my January posts done in a timely manner and I was able to get a head start on my February posts, which are just about done.

If you would like to be a part of my blog, check out the Be a Guest Blogger page. I’d love to have you! Also, if you have a book recommendation for me or if you’re an author in need of some reviews, check out my Book Review Policy.


January was productive as was the past few months. I think I’m finally getting into a groove with my reading, writing, editing, and blogging!

Posts to Remember

1. Hello, 2016!
2. January/February 2016 Writing Contests
3. Inspiration Station: How to Write
4. Inspiration Station: 6 Ways to Find Ideas
5. Anyone Can Write
6. Guest Post: Aristotle’s 6 Elements of Compelling Fiction
7. Guest Post: An Intro to World Building
8. Guest Post: The Dos and Don’ts of Editing a Novel

How was your January?



Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

6 thoughts on “January Wrap Up

    1. I know, right? I’ve been reading every morning. Saturdays and Sundays are great because I can sit and read with my coffee and not worry about stopping to get ready for work.

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