Okay, I know I’ve been sparse here this week. I’m a little sorry.

This month, I attempted National Novel Writing Month, for the first non-major election year. If you’re a reporter, just about every year is an election year. And this year’s election was surprisingly awesome, on many levels. For reference, I live in Virginia, and honest to God, those election results had me in tears of joy.

I technically cheated on it – I included my work writing in it because, lets be real – If I hadn’t, there’s no way in hell I would have won. WHICH I DID.

I split my words between work words and fiction words, and it was basically a 60-40 split with how the words ended up. I had significantly more work words than fiction words, which I kind of expected, since I counted work, blog & freelance words.

That’s right – freelance! I have taken a job writing for Culturess! I’m mostly writing about books, so you’ll see me sharing more of their links than I did before. I hope you enjoy reading me talk about some great things even more. Also I’m paid by the view, so please! Read & share!

Here’s my stuff for the month! Check it out & tell me about your month!

Books I Read:

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (DNF) | One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake | Caroline’s Heart by Austin Chant | The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe | Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers | The November Girl by Lydia Kang | Transcendent 2 Anthology | No More Heroes by Michelle Kan* | Weave A Circle Round by Kari Maaren | Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor* |

 

Posts I Wrote:

Review:: Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older | Coffee Shop Talk: Video Games#DIVERSE BOOK BLOGGERS DISCUSS: HOW ADHD AFFECTS MY READING | Review:: Caroline’s Heart by Austin Chant | Monday Mini-Reviews 11/13/17 | Review:: The November Girl by Lydia Kang | Review:: Transcendent 2 Anthology | Character Interview:: Leo from Love Sugar Magic | Review:: Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers [SPOILERS EVERYWHERE] |

Culturess Posts I Wrote:

Should Castle fans try and embrace the creators’ new series, Take Two?20 nonbinary creators you need to keep an eye out for | What to expect from Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death HBO show | Review: Weave A Circle Round, Kari MaarenStar Trek: William Shatner blocks Jason Isaacs on Twitter | Forget Scooby and Shaggy — Daphne and Velma are the real stars! | Goodreads giveaways just got a whole lot pricier |

Journalism I Did:

Links I Liked:

Writing While Autistic, #1: Advice and Rules and Guilt | Poem by Sinead Anja Herring | Yaa Gyasi: ‘I write a sentence. I delete it. I wonder if it’s too early for lunch’ | It’s Possible: An Oral History of 1997’s “Cinderella” | Nnedi Okorafor at TEDGlobal 2017: Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa | The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English | NaNoWriMo: Time Management TipsExclusive Art from the new A Darker Shade of Magic Collector’s Edition | The Shape of the Darkness As It Overtakes Us | Why Every Book Made For Our Black Girls Ain’t A Good Book | In an Age of Fake News, a Historian of the Hoax | The fabulist who changed journalism | IS “SHOW DON’T TELL” A UNIVERSAL TRUTH OR A COLONIAL RELIC? | When Women Speak: Zetta Elliott | Standing on the Floodbanks | #69: Getting Unstuck from “Should” | The Board Soul: Fuck Colonialism | 89-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Discovers Photography, Can’t Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits Now | Writing and Fear | Writing While Autistic #4: Reclaiming Hyperfocus | Writing While Autistic 5: Transitions are difficult – Comings and Goings |

2 thoughts on “November Wrap Up”

  1. Woohooooo, congratulations on your win! I also am so happy to hear that I wasn’t the only person just trying to get to 50K words, rather than making them all be words from a single piece of work. I did 50K words combined from a bunch of different projects and it felt lovely. 🙂

    1. Yes! If I’d tried 50k of just fiction, I literally wouldn’t have ever been able to leave my house. But I loved being able to win doing all the things!

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