October 2018 [Wrap Up]

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I said I was going to try to read a scary book or something for Halloween, didn’t I? Well, I didn’t do that. I kept up with my reading though, so that’s good! You can check out my Reading List or the latest Book Reviews I’ve done.


I got done when I needed to on my writing this month. I prepped for NaNoWriMo for tomorrow and I also made progress on Sunday Morning. If you’re interested in more about my writing, you can check out my Patreon. Right now I’m running a special promotion for Sunday Morning. If you give $1 a month, you’ll get an exclusive promo box (including a free copy of the book) when the book is published!


I ended up getting a bit behind in my blogging for a while. I had wi-fi problems and then I got sick. However, I pushed through the last few days of October and managed to get a good chunk of November done as well as planning December.


October was kind of a weird month. It was successful, but so much happened on and off the screen that it’s kind of a blur to me. November is already looking super busy so… challenge accepted.

Posts to Remember

1. 7 Places To Find Novel Ideas
2. The Sticky-Note Method For Outlining A Novel
3. 3 Elements To Include In Your Novel Outline

How did October treat you? Are you looking forward to November? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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6 thoughts on “October 2018 [Wrap Up]

  1. Glad you managed to do most of what you planned to, despite getting sick and having internet issues.

    I’m with you on October going by in a blur. Mind you, that’s been the case for most of the year, I think.

    It was a pretty good, though sort of exhausting, month. I managed to do what I planned to with reading, despite my Kindle deciding it didn’t feel like reading any more. Thankfully, hubby stepped in and brought me a new one as an early birthday and Christmas present (my birthday is in November). I didn’t get as much writing time as planned, but that always seems to be the case at the moment. A couple more of my books are now in audio though, and I have a couple of interviews lined up, which I answered the questions for this month. I’ve also got everything I can sort ahead of time scheduled for my blog for November, along with a couple of December’s posts. Also, the nasty neighbour that was our reason for moving left right at the end of September, and we ended up deciding not to move after all, so I’ve been unpacking the boxes I worked so hard to pack, which makes me feel like I wasted a lot of the past few months, even though I’m glad we don’t have to move. Still no surgery date, but at least I managed to avoid emergency hospital trips this month, and only had my routine appointment to deal with, so that’s good. I even found a bit of time to start watching some of the DVDs piling up on my coffee table, and work on a couple of craft projects. All in all, I think my October went really well. I’ll be finishing it off with some pumpkin carving today for Halloween.

    • Thanks! October went by way too fast.

      That sucks about your Kindle. The same thing happened to me a while back. But happy early birthday/Christmas to you!

      It seems like you got a good amount done. I’m glad there were no hospital trips even if you still don’t have a surgery date. Also, it sucks you packed everything up, but at least you can just stay put. I’m sure it’s a pain to change your address and such everywhere.

  2. Just getting around to reading your October wrap up in the middle of November! Talk about falling behind! How do you young people do it? I remind myself of the saying, “The hurried-er I go the behind-er I get!

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