Preparing for October | Week in Review

Welcome back to my Week in Review, the weekly feature where I share links to everything that went up on the blog this week,  mini life updates, and anything else I found noteworthy during the week. Since I’ve been blog hopping quite regularly each day, I decided I wanted to start sharing some of the great blog posts I come across each week!

I need to learn how to keep better track of blog posts over the week, though. I feel like I’ve most definitely forgotten about some posts I would’ve loved to share :,(

Usually Septembers are not all that memorable for me, but I think this one will go down in the books! I don’t know how I’ve managed to blog so much. I’m also already planning so much content for next month. October is the month I traditionally spend on NaNoWriMo preparation, but since I’m also participating in  Blogoween  next month there’s a lot I need to do before October 1st!

➴ This Week on Betwined Reads . . .

This week I published six blog posts! I’m still in awe of how I was able to accomplish it. I know if kept me busy practically every day, but now it somehow it feels like nothing. I look at these posts and wonder how I found the time to write them!

Hidden Gems
Developing a Writing Routine
How I Resist | Anthology Review
Weekend Reads
Strange the Dreamer & Understanding Comics
The Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 2 & 3)
Blogoween (Level 1) Announcement!

➴ Blog Hopping

  • Briana opened up her 2018 book blogger survey to help get a sense of what the community considers “normal.”
  • I’ve been looking into bullet journaling and discovered this really inspiring little blog post from Olivia earlier this year.
  • Last week Clo introduced a new book blogger event called Blogoween and this week shared some more details for participants!
  • This week there were two posts that made me think about our international book bloggers. Clo got a conversation started about the consequences of the pre-dominance of the English language in publishing. Marie shared some answers about common questions international book bloggers receive about why it is so difficult to get books overseas.

➴ Novel Progress

Not really a writing update, but I updated my static Novel Progress page to list all the writing updates I’ve ever written on this blog. The most recent ones are actually linked, so feel free to marathon them if you’re ever feeling bored and/or have too much time on your hands!

Writing-wise, I had some writing sprints with my writing buddy on Saturday. I decided to start writing in a Google doc, so she could access what I write whenever she wants. I figure it will keep me accountable. Plus, it’s a backup of my work!

My short-time goal is to write 10 single-spaced pages by next weekend. I started a new prologue this weekend and I’m liking it so far, even if it does not read too plausibly yet. It’s an alternative universe fantasy, but grounded in world I want to feel real. I may need to read up on anthropology in the 1930s!

☙ ❧ END NOTE ❧ ☙

I’m gearing up Sunday for another busy week, but also trying to take time for myself to read and write without distraction. I feel like I’ve been blogging 24/7, whether it means working on blog posts, responding to comments, and reading other people blogs. I love it, but I don’t want it to take over my life. I may need to take a little time off this week to set some time frames for when I’ll be on WordPress!

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14 thoughts on “Preparing for October | Week in Review

  1. Clo @ Book Dragons

    Thanks for sharing my posts! Aha 6 posts, reminds me of my insane stint back in April where I posted everyday (I only missed 2days) but I’d doubled up on some days. It was tiring, but I also enjoy scheduling everything ahead if possible ;)

  2. Marie

    Wow, 6 posts in a week, you are on fire haha :) that’s amazing that you are able to have so much time to post so often and consistently. I hope your inspiration will follow you for next week :)
    Thank you so, so, so much for sharing my post, this means a lot! <3 I hope you'll have a lovely week! <3

  3. Olivia @ Purely Olivia

    Oh my goodness, six posts in a week?! That’s amazing, I admire your dedication.☺️Thank you so much for mentioning my bullet journaling post, too! You’re so kind, ahh. Also, wishing you the best week ever, and hopefully you can find a great WordPress-life balance this week.❤️

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