Happy July! This is an exciting month for me. Why? Let’s see if I can narrow it down…
Note: these are in no particular order of importance. ;)
1) It’s month two of the 3-month “Tales of Faith” tour!
I don’t know if you went through and read all of the first month’s posts, but I had a blast with all of these bloggers. The tour started out here where I reminisced the whole beginning of the "Tales of Faith" series. From there, we had reviews of "Befriending the Beast" at Wildflower Acres, Singing Librarian Books, and Tangled Up in Writing. A special excerpt at A.M. Heath's Blog. I did an interview at Writings from a God Girl. I shared an inspirational post on waiting on We've Got Pockets. Two bloggers featured special behind-the-scenes posts: Maidens for Modesty (in which I share my brainstorming--never before shared publicly!!) and Drop in the Ocean (all about names and how I came up with them). On Faith Blum's blog, I shared a historical note about castles. And last but not least, I shared three instructional writing articles on Blossoms and Blessings (on writing the perfect length), Author Abigail Harris's blog (on my stages of research), and Honey Rock Hills (Top 5 Tips for Christian Authors). Each of the links I just shared is a direct link to my articles, but I encourage you to browse these blogs and follow them. It doesn't end there!
This month is a whole new set of posts up on each of these blogs, featuring "The Secret Slipper"!! (pssst, it's also on sale this month!) I hope you follow along.
2) I’m going to Canada to visit my sister!!!
That’s right. My sister found herself a Canadian to marry. The downside is that I haven’t seen her since January. The upside is that I now have a place to visit wayyy up north! I'm already trying to figure out which books to load on my Kindle (I have Kindle Unlimited, so suggestions are welcome!) and plan on doing a mix of reading and writing while we take this several-day-drive up there.
3) “Protecting the Poor” releases next month!!!
I can finally say it: NEXT MONTH!! This means a busy writing month for me (yep, I’ll likely be editing on our trip to Canada). Welcome, editing, formatting, promoting, and all that jazz. Yep, it will be a busy month indeed!
4) Our church has revival week!!!
Before we go to Canada, it's revival week at our church. I absolutely love that our church still does a full Sunday-Friday revival week--but more than that, they also do morning services!!! It's really like a week of Sundays! And I always, always need this week of revival services.
5) I get to do some book formatting!!!
Besides "Protecting the Poor," I mean. ;) This may sound like something minute, but I really do like book formatting and with college, it has been a long time since I've gotten to do it. Lord willing, this month though, I'll be formatting three books! I'm really excited about that. I love making books look as pretty on the inside as the outside.
What's on your July list?
I'm sure there are many more things in July that I'll get to do, but those are the "big five." ;)
What are you excited about this month? Have you been reading much this summer? Have you gotten to do anything new?