Fare thee well, January

Aaaaand that’s a wrap on the first month of the year! Highlights:

Books I read:
Glimmer of Hope by Sarah Eden (depressing fluff–I didn’t know that existed!)
El Deafo by Cece Bell (great Own Voices graphic novel)
The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito (who is a fabulous MG writer AND a fabulous person)
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (whom I will forever love as the creator of Animorphs, but who is anchoring herself more firmly in my heart with every book I read)
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (am I the only one who can’t help reading all of Julia Donaldson’s books with a British accent?)

Quote of the month:
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” (Goethe)

January goals:
Finish current rewrite of NOVUS. (Ha. No. But I’m close! Maybe! Kind of!)
Get 5-pg critique through WriteOnCon (and not cry). (No crying at all! Dee Romito was a fabulously encouraging, fabulously perceptive, and fabulously fabulous critiquer. It was, dare I say, fabulous.)
Make progress on the endless book of the endless sands. (Snort. Maybe a couple of paragraphs.)
Create every day. (Check!)
Keep daily gratitude journal. (Check!)

February goals:
Write a query letter that doesn’t make me cringe.
Make progress on the endless book of the endless sands.
Create every day.
Keep a daily gratitude journal.

All in all, my first month of goal-making went rather well. And the nice thing about goals is that they roll over neatly into the next month. Here’s to trying again!

How was your January? What did you read? Accomplish? Watch? Remember?


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