December 2019 Wrap Up

Is it just me or has 2019 been simultaneously a million years long and also barely happened at all? I feel like it can’t just be me. I suspect that time has plodded on at its usual pace, but lordy it feels like a lot, right? Anyway, however time managed to get us here, it is December and that means the year is almost over.

I did a lot of baking this month. Mostly pies, which is weird because I’m not usually a fan of pies. In addition to that, Chris and I also got the flu, which did a number on us.

I took part in #LGBTQDeDo which is LGBTQ December Do-Over for those of us who couldn’t participate in National Novel Writing Month in November. My goal was to prepare a novel for submission, which required about 8,000 words. I also wanted to draft a futuristic f/f Frankenstein retelling, which just needed to be less than 10,000 words for the call I want to submit it to. Needless to say, that word count did not quite happen, BUT I did make some really great progress on the novel I wanted to submit. That makes me pretty happy, especially because I had barely written for a few months. I hope to continue it into the new year and have some great stuff for you to read soon!

I hope that any holidays you celebrated were with great people and that you are resting for the year ahead of us. It’s probably going to be a slog, but we will get through it together, friends.


Books I Read:

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley | Collie Jolly – Leigh Landry | One Bed for Christmas – Jackie Lau | The Lady and Her Monsters – Roseanne Montillo | Sick Kids in Love – Hannah Moskowitz | Tiny House, Big Love – Olivia Dade | Tweet Cute – Emma Lord | Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things – Jacqueline Firkin | A Season For Wishes – Lydia San Andres | Mangos & Mistletoe – Adriana Herrera | No Room at the Inn – Brooke Winters | Tikka Chance on Me – Suleikha Snyder | Iron Will of Genie Lo – F. C. Yee | Grumpy Jake – Melissa Blue | Bounce – K. M. Jackson | Sweetest Thing – Natasha West | Batter Up – Robyn Neeley | Monster Till Midnight – E. J. Russell | The Art of Three – Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese |


Things I Watched:

Britain’s Best Home Cook | Wedding Cake Championship | Nailed It! Holiday | Sugar Rush Christmas | Good Bones | The Repair Shop | Steven Universe: Future | Schitt’s Creek |

Posts I Wrote:

What Will Be Your Heart’s Choice? Interactive Romance App Launches {LFAI} | Review: Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams | Fave Links Friday | Review: Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor {LFAI} | YA to Buy In January {LFAI} | Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord {LFAI} | Review: Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkin | MG to Buy in January 2020 {LFAI} | Writing Resources: Bullet Journal Spreads | Review: Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory {LFAI} | Romance to Buy in January 2020 {LFAI} |

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