~ Participated in CampNaNoWriMo with the intention of writing every day. I did...for approximately 2.5 weeks. Then I went out of town with my BFF, and (like I said above) my muse abandoned me. She's finally returned, thank heavens, all eager and desperate to get to work.
~ Joined some of my Celtic Hearts sisters in 1k1hr writing sprints Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I almost never write 1k by the end of the hour. That's fine. The sprints are teaching me to write with abandon, something that's very difficult for me. I like to edit as I write. You may think that's a big no-no, but it's what feels best for me.
~ Natalie (my awesome CP) and I decided to take a break from critiquing our WIPs in July while we focused on CampNaNoWriMo.
~ Started critiquing a friend's manuscript this week.
~ A week before her birthday, my BFF's father passed away. =( Two days after the funeral, we took off for a beach/birthday getaway to Birch Bay up near the Canadian border. We relaxed, rested, and renewed our spirits.
~ My girl Doxie had a minor setback three days before her follow-up vet appointment. It was very disappointing, especially since she was showing such great signs of improvement. Turns out she tweaked her back a bit. So she's back on meds and kennel rest. She's doing well. Her next vet visit is in about two weeks.
~ I read 3.5 books this month. I started two other novels, but couldn't finish them.
~ I won an ARC of Never Desire a Duke, the debut by Lily Dalton due from Grand Central on September 24, 2013. I look forward to reading it.
~ I saw The Conjuring. It scared me silly. That was one creepy doll!!
How was your month? Do share!