October 2018 [Goals]

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With four Saturdays this month will come four book reviews. I was thinking of reading some spooky books for the month. I mean, have an “unofficial” theme for the book reviews this month. I don’t think that’s going to happen though. I do enjoy my sleep. I might try to read a couple though. As always, check out my Reading List and Goodreads to keep up with what I’m reading and reviewing. If you’re an author, my Book Review Policy is open.


This is going to be a busy month for writing. I have multiple projects I’m working on. I’ll be continuing my mystery novel, George Florence & The Perfect Alibi. I’m going to finish another round of edits and then hopefully get some rewriting and more edits done during NaNoWriMo.

Speaking of NaNo, I’ll be doing prep for that this month. I can’t believe it’s already one month away. I’ll be working on 2019’s Short Story Sunday posts for the blog. So, for this month, I’ll be creating writing prompts for myself so when November comes I can just sit and write. In addition to working on that, I’ll also spend NaNo working on my mystery novel and Sunday Morning.

Sunday Morning is a collection of flash fiction based off the various Short Story Sundays I’ve done on this blog. This will be the first volume and it contains the first 52 Short Story Sundays I’ve ever posted on here. They’re being revised, rewritten, and edited to be much better stories with more meaning. This project is being made possible with my patrons over on Patreon. My patrons will get exclusive inside information on the book and will also get some extra goodies once it’s out! If you’re interested, please check out my Patreon page where you can join the journey for as little as $1 a month.


Blogging will go as usual. I’ve almost got my October posts done. I’m hoping to get as much of November done as possible – if not all of November – so that I can solely focus on writing and NaNo next month.

I’ll also be working on something extra for the blog that will be revealed at the end of the month. So I’m excited for that!

What are your plans for the month? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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7 thoughts on “October 2018 [Goals]

  1. Sounds like you have a busy month planned. Good luck with all your goals for October!

    I always try to get my reads closest to Halloween to be spooky reads, even if I don’t read anything like that earlier in the month. Just because I can. 😉

    When it comes to my own goals: I’m doing a buddy read, and want to get to certain other books too this month, all of which will help me in my ultimate goal of catching up on my reading goal for the year (which I’m almost caught up on now). All the October posts I can do ahead of time are done, along with many of November’s posts, so I’m going to keep working on those, plus do the ones I can’t do ahead of time as required. I’m also still working on audio book production, still trying to write my adventure story, and still waiting on my surgery date (the latter being something that makes doing proper goal lists for the month difficult).

    • I say I’ll read something spooky every year and then I don’t, lol.
      Good luck with your goals! It’s sounds like you’ve gotten ahead with a lot of things, which is great.

  2. Working on a spooky book which should be released in time for Halloween, 2019! Rachel, I sent the info for interview but I’m not sure it went through. (I little frown face icon came up with something refused server. Let me know if you got it..

    • Yay!
      And yes, I got the email. I apologize for not responding yet, I’ve gotten a little behind with my emails.

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