Hello, the last third of 2017. You look good. (Big Dreams Blog Update #47)


It’s Update Day!

Every last Friday of the month, 14 of us at the Do You Have Goals? blog hop update on our big (maybe crazy) goals. My goal is to write one million words worth of completed fiction projects. I’ve reset that goal earlier this year (or maybe it was at the end of 2016), and I still haven’t tallied where I’m at, but I imagine it’s at least 25% of my goal.

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Since I can’t just fly to that one million word goal, I’ve been setting smaller goals every month. I’m going to be honest: I haven’t written much this month either. At least I haven’t written anything as I’m writing this on August 14th. When this goes live, I’ll be vacationing some place with spotty Wi-Fi, so I’m writing this post in advance. Better safe than sorry (I don’t want to miss updating you or me after all).

So, let’s do this. My August 2017 goals were:

write 500/day towards whatever project I end up sticking to

☀read through my library TBR pile (at least 4 titles)

These goals were pretty straight-forward.


As usual, the TBR pile from my library was gobbled up. This month (half month?) I read:

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Five Days of Famous by Alyson Noel. This was my first MG this year. I haven’t been reading MG and YA as much. Glad I picked this one up though. It was super cute, and I’m always up to read a Christmas-themed novel.

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The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies. Another chapter book; this is the first book in a four-book series of themed animal mysteries staring nine-year-old detective Anna and her inquisitive little brother, five-year-old Tom.

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The Wrong Billionaire’s Bed by Jessica Clare is the 3rd book in her Billionaire Boys Club series of six steamy books. It’s a sexy read, so be ready! I loved this opposites attract tale. It’s certainly my favorite (I read Book 2 as well).

Not four books, but still enjoyable reads (and there’s still another two weeks of August – I’m writing this post early, remember?). 🙂


Like I said, writing hasn’t been happening for me. But I am plotting that paranormal chapter book, Ghoul & Alien that I completed two drafts of back in March-April. It’s the only story that’s calling to me right now, so I believe that’s where my head should be at (cuz my heart’s already there).

Which brings me to my September 2017 goals:

☀have the first (third?) draft of Ghoul & Alien completed for CPs

☀read another 4 books

Ah, autumn’s almost here but the heat has been hitting us hard. I’m looking forward to what the season of colorful foliage will bring us.

What do you have planned for the last third of 2017? Have you started on your early Hallowe’en shopping?

Let me know in the comments, so I can cheer you on!

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6 thoughts on “Hello, the last third of 2017. You look good. (Big Dreams Blog Update #47)

  1. I hope you’re having a great time!

    Just a heads-up, in case you missed the e-mail. I’m moving away from the linky list because I’ve been having some serious problems with it this month. So next month, please do visit gotgoals.blogspot.com and leave a comment with your blog post link. I did it this month for you, since you’re away, so no worries. 🙂


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