Monthly Monday Update: August

Hey guys! *waves* I decided that I’m going to switch things up with “What I’m Doing Mondays” and transform them into “Monthly Monday Update”. I’ve been irregular with those update posts because I feel like I’m repeating myself with them each week. So I’m going to post one super update at the beginning of every month rather than four little ones.

Now, without further ado, here is my Monthly Monday Update for August!

What I’m Writing

My writing projects this month have been all over the place.

In July, I became a freelance writer for the website Today I Found Out. I’m writing two articles a week for them, and I love the variety in the work. I’ve written about topics ranging from why fire hydrants don’t freeze to the Centralia Mine Fire to calculating the maximum occupancy of a room.

I’m still writing YA book reviews for The Gary Forbes Foundation, but I seem to be writing them a whole lot faster than they’re being posted. Three reviews were posted last month: CinderGone, and The Princess Diaries.

The YA novel that I started back for the April Camp NaNoWriMo is within 13,000 words of being finished (so close that I can practically taste it). I’ve neglected it in favor of the paying Today I Found Out articles, but I am determined to get it finished in the next couple of weeks so I can devote October to NaNoWriMo preparation.

What I’m Reading

Read this Week: I read Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror for

Reading Now: Girl in Reverse by Barbara Struber

Reading Next: Honestly, I need to finish Midnight Dawn on my Nook. I’ve had it for over a month now and simply haven’t sat down to finish reading it. Part of the problem is that it’s the second book in a series, and I haven’t read the first book. I’m not completely lost. Just lost. I’m determined to finish it, though. So I’m going to make time to get it read this week.

In Other News…

I started a Youtube channel called Sarah Reads & Writes that I’ve uploaded three videos to so far. I have two videos that I need to edit and upload (let’s just say they’ve been sitting on my SD card for over a week). Plus there’s a video idea that’s been floating around my head for a few days that I’m excited to film. I think it could be pretty cool to do this week.

What have you been up to for the month of August? Have you accomplished any goals or reached any milestones?

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