October 2017 wrap up

  1. Send out at least 1 query every week
    I sent out over a dozen queries this month, which makes up for the ones I didn’t send in July.
  2. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon
  3. Reduce the yarn stash by 50%
    I’m starting to think this goal is pointless. I’m still knitting. I haven’t been buying yarn. The stash is slowly shrinking, but since the Big Move has been put off for financial reasons, I now have a much longer time frame to work with.
  4. Save for the moving
  5. Read all the books on the night stand
    I finished 3 this month, making 6 total for the year. Though I did cheat a little–one of those I listened to on audio, even though I own a physical copy.
  6. Read at least 20% diverse books
    Surprisingly, I think I did okay at this. Since my definition of diverse books is intentionally loose for the purposes of this year’s reading goals, 6 of the 11 books I read this month qualified.

The Books:

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Brimstone by Cheri Priest
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virture by Mackenzi Lee
The Tennent of Wildfell Hall
by Anne Bronte
The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn
I was Here
by Gayle Foreman
The Steep and Thorny Way
by Cat Winters
Historic Hotels of Columbus, Ohio
by Tom Betti
The American Heritage History of WWI
by SLA Marshall
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

That is…a much longer list of books than I thought I would have.

Highlights for the month: Gentleman’s Guide, which I talked about here, and surprisingly, Historic Hotels. It was a fascinating read and gave me lots of ideas for Dru Faust.

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