October was a pretty crazy month. There are some things going on that are behind the scenes, so to speak, and can’t be spoken about here on the blog. Those are causing (lots and lots of) stress. Additionally, we spent most of the month looking for a new house, setting up the closing of our old Texas house (should be this upcoming week!), then moving into our new house (which should close either late this month or early next). Plus there was both Morrigan’s birthday and Halloween. The whole month went by in a blip because of all this, which is probably good because otherwise I would have been far more conscious of all those awful Trump things going on that make me angry every time I see them. I’m glad Other Things have been at the forefront of my brain.
In books, I had a fairly good month, reading nine altogether, five on audio, six for RIP. I did read a lot of fluff in there, and had some disappointments, but I also had some really good reads and rereads, so it all balances out. Considering my head wasn’t really in my books either, I’m happy with the way the month went. It’s hard to pick a favorite, though I’ve given that label to The Girl with All the Gifts, which completely surprised me given that I hadn’t originally wanted to read it. Just goes to show, right? I’m glad I gave it a chance.
I’m glad to be starting November. Sadly, I can’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year, for the first time since 2009. There’s been too much happening over the last six months to have allowed any time to consider writing, and I didn’t want to throw myself into a last-second manuscript and not give it the justice it deserves. I’m a huge NaNo planner, down to the chapter-by-chapter details, and it wasn’t going to happen this year. So I told myself no, that I’ll try again next year, and in the meantime, will work on getting myself a routine and an exercise regimen started again. After six months of constant stress, I need to spend a little time on my health again! That’s where my November will be dedicated.
That’s about all for me. How was your October? Any exciting November plans? I promise I’ll be back to regular commenting and visiting blogs soon. Moving is hard!