Category: Monthly Recap

December 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

December 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in December: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Holidays! Much of December was spent with family (Jade’s home for Christmas break and the other two kids have off as well). I love breaks because we do stuff like play board games and watch movies and shows together. We also did our annual Escape Room (we had to resort to board game versions last year, so this was extra […]

Posted January 4, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 17 Comments
2021 End of Year Book Survey (& Year in Graphs!)

2021 End of Year Book Survey (& Year in Graphs!)

As usual, I’ve adapted this from The Perpetual Page Turner’s End of Year Survey! Book images in this post include Bookshop.org affiliate links. Purchases made from these links will help defray my blogging (and giveaway) expenses! 2021 READING STATS Number Of Books You Read: 115 (Plus 16 picture books and 10 manuscript readings, neither of which are included in Goodreads, but I track them in my spreadsheet. If I included the number of times I’ve […]

Posted December 31, 2021 in Monthly Recap / 45 Comments
November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in November: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Thanksgiving! We had a very nice low-key holiday. Jade came home, but otherwise it was just us (including my mom). And we made all the yummy goodies, including the sweetest sweet potatoes known to man. Revisions, revisions, revisions. I’m working on (final-ish?) revisions for my novel in verse, trying to get them done by the end of the year. More […]

Posted December 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 13 Comments
October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in October: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Sending my WIP off to critique partners. I finished my latest draft of my book at the beginning of October and sent it off to some critique partners. I’ve already received some incredibly helpful feedback, and my goal is to get the book to my agent by the end of the year (which is … coming sooner than I realize.) […]

Posted November 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 24 Comments
September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My focus has been on writing recently, so I’m late posting this, but better late than never! My Goings-On in September: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: A finished draft! Like I said, I’m late posting my wrap-up this month because I was working hard on finishing the latest draft of my WIP, and I promised myself I would focus on writing and not post anything until I was done! […]

Posted October 11, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 15 Comments
August 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

August 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in August: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Vacation! We went to the Ozarks for a family vacation, which was really fun. I have some pictures in this Sunday Post if you’d like to see them. Back to school. We drove Jade back to Illinois Tech, and Noah and Danielle started their Junior and Senior years, respectively. How does time keep marching on? Writing. I’ve been plugging along with […]

Posted September 2, 2021 in Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Recap / 15 Comments
July 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

July 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in July: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Not much blogging. Or reading. July was an incredibly slumpy blogging and reading month for me. Actually, let’s face it, I’ve been in a bit of a slump for almost two years now. It’s frustrating, but fretting about it doesn’t seem to help, so I guess I just have to do what I can and stop worrying about what I’m […]

Posted July 30, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 11 Comments
June 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

June 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in June: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Writing and critiquing. I sent my draft off to critique partners and then read one of my critique partner’s manuscripts. College visit. My daughter Danielle and I went to our first (live) college visit. It was a local small liberal arts college, and we mostly went to get the feel for what a small college is like. We’ve also done a […]

Posted July 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 17 Comments
May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in May: Here are the things stand out to me this month: Dog Agility. We’ve been doing agility training with Digit again. So much fun! Landscaping and gardening. We’ve been working more on the yard and the gardens. Lots of mulching and trying to get rid of weeds. Our bulbs in the front are coming up (mostly) and we’ve planted wildflower plants at the back of the yard. It’s looking better and better! […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 20 Comments
April 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

April 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in April: I now share so many details in my Sunday Posts about everything that’s been going on that it feels really redundant to share here as well. So I’m only sharing the most important things that happened this month. Here are the things stand out to me this month: (Not much—not even much blogging. I don’t know what happened!) Landscaping and gardening. We’ve done lots of work in the back yard and […]

Posted May 4, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 9 Comments