Hello November!

Ahhhh it’s November! I hope all your Nanowrimo projects are going good so far if you’re participating. I’m sadly not doing it this year since I don’t have anything in the drafting stage and didn’t know how I would track brainstorming, but I’m slowly getting my pirate fantasy ready for revisions/draft 2 which you can read about in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t believe Christmas is so soon already! I may or may not be listening to Christmas music while listening to this. ๐Ÿ˜› (I totally am.) But I’ve got a lot of reading and projects to look forward to this month, so let’s go!

Bujo:

This inspired by this, except the snowman is a sticker. ๐Ÿ˜› I had to hold it at a weird angle to show the glittery pens I used and you still can’t even see all of it.

This is inspired by this, except I decided a cute cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows instead of tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

This was inspired by this and I like how it turned out, though the fancy font I used was a little too big and I didn’t leave much room for my book haul list, but it’s okay cuz I probably won’t get many new books this month anyway. It was fun to take my silver gel pen and draw frost on the tips of the leaves. ๐Ÿ™‚

And my reading tracker was inspired by this. I decided to use different shades of blue to color it in throughout the month and it’ll look so pretty come December!

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Writing Goals:

I’m going to try my best to track words through as many projects as I can, but I probably won’t end up making it to 250k. I’m in the process of organizing my thoughts and getting ready to brainstorm solutions to write an outline of DOTS for draft two, and I’m working a little bit on another fantasy series I’ve had an idea for for years now. I recently got some inspiration for a plot idea so I’m excited to build it up a little more, but I’m still going to prioritize DOTS.

My goals for Dots is to work through all the problems as best I can and at least start setting up an outline structure, or at the very list pick what kind of outline structure I’m going to use for it. (snowflake, 3 act, etc.) For my other fantasy series, I want to organize my notes I have in a document better and put it into my Campfire Pro I set up for it. Organize the Pinterest board, and maybe do some brainstorming on characters and worldbuilding.

As for Project Gander, my 9/11 story I finished the first draft of in August, I’m currently taking a break from it and still posting part of it once a week to my critique group. We’re on chapter 11 out of 19, and I’m getting some great feedback to implement into draft 2 eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚

Life Happenings/Goals:

My other friend is having another tea party for her birthday (she hosted the one I went to for our other friend) and it’s going to be 1920’s themed, so I’m looking forward to that. We’re thinking about making it a monthly thing for the near future so we can have themed ones for Christmas, my birthday in January, and another friend’s birthday in February, so that would be a fun thing to look forward to.

TBR:

I started these two already and I’m only about 20 pages in but they’re really interesting so far. I have so many questions already about the night circus. I have no idea what or why anything is happening but I feel so bad for Celia. Her dad and the other guy are HORRIBLE people, gosh. They’re seriously going to put these two kids in a basically magical Hunger Games without telling them? For what? Just for fun? For pride? It’s terrible! D:

I was going to read Romanov or Enchantee for the Beat the Backlist prompt, “cover has your country’s flag colors” but I saw somewhere that American Royals is fast paced, and I need more light and quick books like that after reading The Lost Crown.

I started the Lovely and the Lost last night and I didn’t want to put it down already! Not much has happened yet, I’m only 30 or so pages in, but I just love the writing and how the dogs feel like actual characters and not just pets in the background that are there to be cute. Which is great because they’re search and rescue dogs and are going to be a huge part of the plot and you can tell that right off the bat. It’s going to be so fun to read! I’ve only read The Naturals by this author, and though it was tropey it had the best plot twist I’ve ever read, and I’ve been interested in pretty much all her other books but haven’t gotten to them, so I was excited when this was my TBR jar pick for the month and my library had it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Even though I’m worried about reading heavier historical fiction after finishing the Lost Crown, I’ve put Girl in the Blue Coat off for way too long, and I’m determined to read it this year. I’m hoping the mystery element and that it’s in the 300-page range will be a good sign that I can enjoy it and get through it more quickly than my other WW2 books I have on my shelf.

I need to reread Dawn Treader before we have our Narnia movie marathon in December! I’m excited to get to it because this is the first book I’ve gotten to in my reread so far that I know I did actually read myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been waiting a long time to have a gap where I didn’t need to use my Kobo audiobook credit for a TBR book so I could get this one, and I finally do! I’m a HUGE fan of Lindsey Stirling and got to see her in concert at our state fair a few years ago. Though this memoir is probably outdated by now, I know I’ll still enjoy it and she narrated the audiobook herself, so it’ll be so fun to listen to! ๐Ÿ˜€

*I’ll be taking a break on posting next week so I can work on writing, but I’ll be back on November 16th! ๐Ÿ™‚

What books are you looking forward to this month? Are you ready for Christmas?

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4 thoughts on “Hello November!

  1. Ohh I love your November page!! Goodluck with the TBR, aswell as the night circus.. I had no idea what happened halfway in, so I ended up DNFing it ๐Ÿ˜ฌ quite dissapointing, in vue of how hyped the book was, I heard so much good things from it..

    Ahh tea parties sounds lovely!!

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    1. THANKS! โค
      Yeah, I ended up DNFing it too after 30ish pages. It just started getting into stuff I just wasn't into, and I read a review that made it sound like it wasn't worth reading that much anyway? :/
      Actually my friend clarified today it's not actually a tea party, just a regular party. XD

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      1. Aw damn xD well a party is still nice ahaha
        Yeah I read one review like that too- i thought maybe it was because it was the time when I couldnt finish a book for months but iguess not ๐Ÿ˜…

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