Maybe hiatus? (Big Dreams Blog Update #50)

It’s Update Day!

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Have no clue what I’m on about? That’s okay!

I’m part of the GOT GOALS? blog hop, hosted by authors Misha Gericke and Jen Garrett, where every last Friday of the month we gather and share our progress on some of our bigger (crazier) goals. My crazy goal is to write 1 million words worth of fiction and because then, maybe *fingers crossed*, I’ll be able to get a great word down. (Totally joking! All words count!)

Give our hosts a “hello”, if you’d like to join, check out details by clicking the banner or checking out the blog hop (and sign-up info) here. IMPORTANT UPDATE: there might be an indefinite hiatus on the blog-hop. Check out more info HERE! 😦

In the meantime, I’ll share my progress for the month of November. To remind you all, these were my monthly goals:

November 2017 goals:

☀try to write daily during November – maybe hit 50K on my first draft

☀read at least 4 books (fiction and/or nonfiction)

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Reading goal:

I managed my four reads for this month (actually read 2 novels, and 3 novellas). I’ll list them below as usual.

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The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella by debut Harlequin Romance author Therese Beharrie is wonderfully sweet! Therese is talented and she has an awesome blog all writers (pre-published and pubbed) should check out, and especially if you’re interested in Harlequin Romance (like me!!!)

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Saints and Mistfits by S.K. Ali is also a debut! A YA contemporary “issues” book. I don’t like the term “issues”. I prefer to think of it as life. It’s a terrific read, and by such a brilliant author. There’s a bibliography at the end of this book leading readers to more brain-food reads. Pick this one if you like your YA with a little bit of everything. You’ll love narrator, Janna.

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The Roswell Affair by Anne Bordeaux is another debut! This first novella of hers (the first of many, I’m sure) is part of Carina Press’s newest, sexiest line, The Dirty Bits. Head over there if your tastes lean toward sexy, short reads. They don’t disappoint!

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Sharing Body Heat by Lexie Davis is another The Dirty Bits read from Carina Press. If you like your romance steamy and short, grab this one!

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Author Jackie Ashenden‘s The Big, Bad Billionaire is the fourth (and most recent!) book in the A Billionaire Fairy Tale series. This one follows the most tortured De Santis brother, Rafael/Rafe and his wolfish hunger for his young, ingenue ward, Ella. It’s sexy, friends! Rafe is so…intense, and Ella’s anxiety is something that really hit home with me.

Writing:

So, my plans for this month were to participate in NaNoWriMo and actually try to win this year. I’m writing full-time at the moment (at least hopefully until the end of the year) and I believe it’s doable. It’s November 24th today. There’s a week left of NaNo, and I’m sitting pretty at 42K (also I haven’t written the last few days…getting cocky, lol). Anyways, I should hit my 50K goal by the end of this month. I’ll have a novella and a novel complete and both of them are freelance projects. So sad, I know. Which is why I’m hoping to write my own projects in December.

And that brings me to my goals for December. I can’t believe I just typed ‘December’. Are we really at the end of the year?

December 2017 goals:

☀try to write daily, and complete 2 projects (novel & novella)

☀read at least 4 books from TBR pile

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There you have it! My final goals for 2017. Let’s see if I can do this.

What are your plans for December? Have you finished Christmas shopping? Any vacation plans?

Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

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