July 2017 – I’s a Wrap – my first draft is DONE!

A little Summerlypses!

Lotsa summery ocean-scented hugs for all beautiful beasts around the world, especially to my beautiful southern hemispharians surviving winter! Also for my lucky dwellers of the endless-summer equator,  even though I’m so jealous! πŸ™‚

Sorry I was kinda MIA but July was an unexpected little Summerlypses. First… A project at work that landed on me despite all my attempts to dock it, and…. drum roll…   Camp NaNoWriMo!, which I won again! [and I’m having a little nervous breakdown because I want to tell you all about NOW and not below in my #AmWriting section.]

Since I didn’t post any Sunday updates, I hope you don’t mind an extra chatty wrap up for July, because I have tonsa exciting news… πŸ™‚



Though July’s weather wasn’t that great for the beach, we did spend lotsa family time at the pool and at home relaxing.

AND Of course we are watching Game of Thrones! And here is where I ask you to forgive me and please bear with me as I rant about it. I have actually vented on some of my fav blogs, so I’ll just plagiarize one of my own comments and use it here.

SOOOOOO this little feminist, yours truly, is getting ROYALTY PISSED with GoT making Dany all bitchy so they can glorify Jon more when he becomes THE KING. Because ain’t no one fooling this feminist! I can smell this kinda things miles away! I can see it coming! This is where we are going. And we have enough kings thank you very much. And Dany was THE PERFECT ending of this story.

I know, I know Jon is so freaking adorable with his bedroom voice, and dreamy eyes and nice boy, underdog attitude. BUT. BUT. BUT. I WANT DANY TO WIN! That’s it. Period. She is an underdog too! Sold, abused, raped, etc etc.

Ahhhh that felt good! πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading, my beloved beasts! πŸ™‚


As it happens every time I’m too busy or stressed, in July I went down a rabbit hole. Or more like time-traveled down a wormhole.

I’m high-schooler again, reading tons of YA books and obsessed with anything stationary, journaling and planning related. I was already obsessed with my bullet journal but, now I decided it was going to be an art journal too. So, now I have a cart overflowing with arts supplies [“something atrocious” if you ask B-Dad] hanging all around like a Christmas tree and carry many more in my backpack [yup, not using a purse anymore. Now that I’m a high-schooler again I only use backpacks πŸ˜‰ ]. If I really like this bullet/art journaling thingy I may set up a small studio at home.

I can’t wait to tell you all about this new productive procrastination! πŸ™‚



I  posted eleven posts in July which is not bad at all considering small summerlypses.

So, I’m EXTREMELY proud of myself! Especially because I was also able to reply to comments, late, but… Better late than never, πŸ™‚ [pats herself in the back] and visit SOME my favorite blogs. I plan to correct this atrocious situation by visiting ALL of them next week!

Not like the beast I was in spring but I’m still reading like a little beast. I completed my Goodreads challenge!

I think I told you the secret to be a Goodreads beast right? You gotta set up a ridiculously low goal and read lotsa children books πŸ™‚

Since I have at least 10 more books to review that I haven’t marked as read in Goodreads, it seems I could actually read over a hundred books this year!

The secret of always feeling successful… is low expectations πŸ™‚

I’m reading lotsa of YA reading and Magical Realism, which is was the theme I had picked for the summer…

And… I’m having a torrid love affair with Neil. Ours wasn’t an inst-love because I’m really NOT a high-schooler but  more of a slow burn romance.

We had a rocky start with The Ocean at the End of The Lane but, man, he did had me at American Gods




I’m loving it SO FREAKING MUCH! and I’m soooo gonna watch the show too. There is NO WAY I won’t.

Another success story… Since I banned myself from NetGalley, my ratio is at a historical 70% now!

Wow, I tell you I’m unstoppable πŸ™‚  [and humble, so humble πŸ˜‰ ] Imagine when I catch up with all my pending ARCs!  

This is what I’ll be reading next, three of them are pending ARCs…

And these are the reviews coming up…



I won Camp NaNoWriMo again!

BUT… That is NOT all!

I wrote the last 20K of 110K words and

My first draft of Book 1 of Daughters of the Desert is FINALLY ready!!

I entered editland last Wednesday!


I’m so happy I can’t even!

I’m happy, but also terrified. Editland is one big, ruthless wasteland. So, drafted an Machiavellian plan to survive it and I can’t wait to share it with you all because… HELP! I need all your feedback!

Thank you all that visited my summery posts. Especially because I made summer about romance books but.. what kinda I say? This little apocalyptic beast does have a heart! πŸ™‚ And soon summer will be over and this blog be back to the dark side where it belongs. πŸ™‚

But enough of me!  What about you? How was your July?

Are you a responsibly adulting as you should be?

or are you back at high school? Maybe YOU ARE still in high school!

or elementary school?

do you also think that avoiding adulting the best thing ever??


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