June Goals.

I’m still lowkey convinced that it’s February, so it’s kind of a big shock to write “June” in the headline of this blog post today. But oh, I can feel that this is going to be an amazing month. Spring has gone so quickly and summer has just tumbled out of nowhere. I’ve got some exciting trips planned and a lot of work to do this month, so let’s get to it.

June TBR List

May was a slow reading month after I trudged through Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice (not because I didn’t like it, but just because I’m a slow epic fantasy reader, compared to the pace I can usually keep for slim contemporary lit novels or fast-paced young adult fiction). Here’s what I’ve got coming up on my reading list:

  • Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo
  • The Daylight Gate, Jeanette Winterson
  • Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
  • Little Deaths, Emma Flint

If you’ve read any of these, sling your sweet or salty opinions into my comment box (why did that sound so dirty?)

Writing

In May I FINISHED writing my novel, Brew Books, and with that insane amount of dopamine that exploded into my brain from the thrill of finishing it I managed to word-vomit about 16K words of a sequel too. My aim for this month is to continue my structural edit of Brew Books, which is a giant job, as well as continue the sequel. Fancy checking out the first draft in all its typo-riddled glory? Here’s that link you’re looking for.

Guess what else is happening in the writing world this month? The Wattys, Wattpad’s International storytelling awards are returning this month. If you’re a writer and interested in submitting your work, you can find out the details of the awards over on Wattpad.

Travelling

It’s actually been a while since I’ve been travelling since I used up so much of my holiday time (and money) on gallivanting to the other side of the world for three weeks to visit all my friends and family in Australia (so, ahem, anytime you guys wanna visit me is cool!). But this month I’m zipping off to a long weekend in Budapest with a lovely London pal, and then aiming for sunny weather and good tunes at KALA festival in Albania, which looks incred. Any recommendations for Budapest? In the comments, please!

What are you up to this month, lovelies?

ellekirks

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