My Plans for August

Happy August!

This year is going by so damn fast! I’m still writing 2016 on documents!

I’ve really been looking forward to August this year. Not a lot of writing’s going to get done, but that’s okay. That’s what winter’s for.

Here’s what’s going on with me in August.

The 30 Days, 30 Authors event is over.

And I learned so much! I’ve made some great new friends and gotten involved in new projects that I am pumped about. I learned new and fun ways to communicate with all of you, and even got to participate in a podcast! At the same time, I was on social media a lot more than normal. It will be kind of nice to slow that down a little. I don’t think I’ll go the whole way back down to my pre-event schedule, but I will be paring down.

I’m working on the third draft of Missing Stitches this month.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been crying almost every day. This is the last book I’m working on, you guys. The end of the trilogy! Now, I’ve still got a long road ahead of me before this book is published, but once it’s done I’m done with those characters for years! I’m about to cry just writing this.

I’m taking a full-on vacation, for nine whole days.

And I mean full vacation. No day job, no freelance work, no writing! We’re going camping for two days, then to Kennywood for one. Finally, we’re heading to Kentucky/North Carolina to see the solar eclipse. I cannot remember the last time I didn’t write for nine days. It’s going to be interesting.

Oh, and the NFL preseason is starting this month. So, you know, Here we Go, Steelers!

I’m going to be working on some short fiction to submit to some upcoming anthologies.

I was excited to hear about some anthology opportunities recently that I want to jump on. I recently stopped working on two novels at once (for several reasons that I’ll be talking about later this month) so I have some free time.

My kids are going back to school.

This is partially nice because it means I’ll have some time to myself on my days off. At the same time, it has been fun spending time with them this summer. I work on the weekends, so whole days where we have nothing at all to do are few and far between during the school year.

My younger daughter is turning 13

Now they’re both going to be Thirteen. I really am considering just moving out for the next five years. Just saying. When I started this blog they were both ten. What the hell happened?

Speaking of when I started this blog.

PBW is turning three on August 31st! I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I started this journey. Be prepared for lots of crying and looking back (and probably some giveaways.)

Finally, Starting Chains is coming out next month!

I can’t believe we’re talking about this, but it’s happening! I am unbelievably excited to present Starting Chains to all of you, and I hope you’re all excited to read it.

What are you planning for August? Any major life events, or just getting ready for back to school? Let us know in the comments below.

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