February Wrap-Up!

February 29, 2016

Oh, February. You were a gross, snowy and grey month, and I'm sad to say you won't be missed. I'm so ready for spring and I am SO ready to be rid of my writing funk. Since I haven't really been feeling up to social media this month, I decided to do a recap of everything that's been going on!


The biggest news of note is that the hubby and I have started looking to buy a house! WHAT? I'm still pretty sure I'm not adult enough to buy a house, but our bank seems to think we're mature enough humanoids that they'd loan money to us. True story: buying a house is super complicated and not at all a low-stress process. Luckily we are already in a great apartment so we aren't on a time crunch and we have time to find just the right place, and time to listen for the plans God has for us.

Since January, I've been in a generally awful patch of writer's block. I wrote about how I've been dealing with that nasty little beast here.

In other news, I quit my job at the magazine, and I now am exclusively working part time at my church as the church administrator which involves lots of graphic design, and about all the other random things that are needed to keep a church running (building maintenance aside).


I'm still trying to finish my Christmas novella, Mistletoe & Matrimony which I got a very late start on last year. Yeah, I mentioned the writer's block didn't I? I can write about 200 words a day, and while that's not much, it's still progress. Hard fought progress. I'm still in love with the story, I just need the words to come faster. Please, words. I miss you!

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I'm slowly working away at I Wish I May. I'm currently editing a chapter a week mainly for posting on Wattpad, but I will be ramping up the speed on my major edits soon. I've already overhauled chapters 1-5 while also second-guessing decisions I made about some of the overarching plots, but these changes are something I'm going to feel out with more feedback. My plan is to have it ready to send out to Beta readers and to submit to contests at the end of March.


So I watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it was nice. So nice I saw it twice. In theaters. I have even contemplated seeing it for a third time it was so fierce. It was quirky, and silly and so unbelievably amazing. Overall, I learned two things from this film: first, that Jane Austen is, truly, even better with Zombies. Second, that everyone is gay for Mr. Darcy.
It was a very Austen month. I read a wonderful novel called Glass Roses: A Victorian Fairytale. How is this for a concept: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that magic is required for any young lady to find her “happily ever after” in a fairytale. This truth is so ingrained in the minds of readers that to suggest its removal is incomprehensible. But what if the magic is removed? Is it possible to find true love when the world is perfectly ordinary?" It was a retelling of both Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, told in epistolary format, and I was definitely into it. You can read my glowing review on Goodreads.
As far as I'm concerned, the only thing worth watching this month has been Agent Carter. Considering how amazing season one was, I tempered my expectations for season two, but steeling myself for a sophomore slump was drastically unnecessary. This season has been so wonderfully well-written and so enthralling that I pretty much am living for Fridays when I get to watch a new episode. I am an unabashed PeggySous shipper and this season has been one giant tease for PeggySous shippers. There have been so many tortured glances and if this ship actually sails in the finale I might explode.
"Do as Peggy says."
And that pretty much sums up my month. Feel free to harass me to finish editing my novels because it is long overdue. March, please don't suck as much as February. Other than that, feel free to share your Jarvelous writing plans below so we can keep each other accountable!

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  1. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies looks super fun--Lily James is adorable. February was a tough month writing-wise for me as well, so here's to a more productive March!

    1. YAY FOR P&P&Z! It was such an amazing movie... I seriously can't recommend it enough. It's so funny!

  2. *hugs Agent Carter* I love that show way too much.

  3. Oh, good luck with finding a house! I know moving can be a stressful process...
    Yeah, I'm ready for the winter gray days to be over, too. Spring is slowly coming to Ljubljana but it's still raining a lot. I want to sit outside and drink coffee and soak up the sun.

    I didn't know you were posting your book on Wattpad! I'll have to check it out, I haven't used Wattpad before.

    And Peggy Carter is gorgeous, I have to continue with this show, I've fallen waaay behind.

    I wish you a lovely March!


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