My Goings On in March:
- I barely blogged in March! I’m feeling a bit behind on just about everything lately, and it came through in my blogging. I think this was the least number of posts I’ve put up in a month since my very early days of blogging. On the positive side, school is ramping down for our homeschool co-op, and I should have a lot more time once that happens. And since my two youngest kids will be attending public school next year (and my oldest takes most classes at the local community college), I should have A LOT more time on my hands in the future. So, starting in fall, I hope to get a schedule down for myself that I can stick to. I wish I could promise that for the summer, but I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep!
- I found a few CPs for my MG project. The #CPMatch hashtag really works! I’ve tried finding CPs other ways, but this is the first thing that panned out, and I’m really excited to work with them!
- I signed up for the Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers Conference, which is happening in June. Trent Reedy is running the workshop I signed up for, and I’m super excited about it!
- I got to see Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff at a signing event. I LOVE these two together!
Features & Discussions:
March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway
Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway
February 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
A Wrinkle in Time: A Spoiler-Filled Comparison of Book Vs. Movie
My 2018 Reading Progress:
I’m still keeping up with my Goodreads Reading goal!
March 2018 Reviews
Again, I didn’t post much in March, including reviews.
- You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Review | Rating: 5/5
- I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo | Review | Rating: 4/5
- Deception So Dark by Clara Kensie | Review | Rating: 3.5/5
- Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand | Review | Rating: 4.5/5
- In Her Skin by Kim Savage | Review | Rating: 4/5
March Best of the Bunch:
(Best of the Bunch is hosted over at Cocoon of Books. We link up our favorite reads of the month!)
This month was easy! Obsidio is an All-Time Favorite!!
2018 Reading Challenges/Goals Progress:
I made a big decision this month: I’m quitting all my challenges except the Discussion Challenge (since I host it) and the Beat the Backlist Challenge (since my team is counting on me for that one, and any entries I can provide will help). So, I quit the Commenting 365 Challenge, the Les Mis Readalong Challenge, the New Release Challenge, and the TBR Pile Challenge. I’m a little sad to let these go, but I realized that I just don’t have time to keep up with them now that my priorities are shifting toward writing, and they’re just stressing me out. Blogging and reading shouldn’t stress you out. 🙂
Status: 6/31-40 Discussions Posted
I really only wrote one discussion this month. Writing is definitely taking a toll on my blogging time, but that’s okay.
Great Reasons to Get to Know Your Bookish Friends Better
Top 10 of 2017: Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2018
2017 End of Year Book Survey
My Writing & Reading Goals for 2018
My Book Outlet Weakness (& Why My Latest Haul Is All Your Fault)
Which Types of Reviews Are Most Effective? Let’s Discuss!
Status: 16 points on the Rafflecopter this month
I think this is correct. Might have been 17. Anyway, I’m trying!
HOST/SIGN-UP LINK – Novel Knight
My 2018 Goals Progress:
- Complete a second edit of my MG novel. Done!
- Attend a writing workshop. I signed up for one in June!
- Read more writing craft books/materials. I’m doing okay. I wanted to read an actual full writing craft book this quarter, though, and I didn’t.
- Finish the first draft of YA novel. I still haven’t moved back to my YA book, since I’ve been focusing on working with my CPs on the MG.
- Read one review book for every one that I request/receive. ) I got 5 review books this month (one that was unsolicited) and posted reviews for 6, so I’m happy with that! (So far for the year, I’ve received 24 and read 21, so I’m only a little behind.)
- Read more middle grade. One of my seven reviews was MG, so that isn’t so bad (and the book I’m reading now is MG as well). (I’ve read 4 MGs so far this year.)
- Work out! A few times? I keep telling myself that once the homeschool co-op school year is done, I’ll be better about this. We’ll see if that holds true.
Don’t forget to link your March wrap-up posts up to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! And check out the giveaway, which will be posted here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction right around the 7th!