Beta Readers, Cat Parenting, and Drag Queens: Writing Roundup #12

Hey there readers! Miss me? 😜

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Yeah, admittedly it’s been simply crazy. There are endless tasks ahead of me and it’s not slowing down.

If anyone’s looking for a book review, I’ve closed reviews until further notice – so please see the reminders on my contact page and my review policy page.

I’ve been working really hard on getting Cursed (book 2 of The Death Club series) ready to go out to my beta readers. Some days it feels like with each chapter I write, I get further away from finishing my novel. 😣

I believe I’ve changed how I want to start Cursed at least 5 times now – and each time I do so much editing before realizing I need to just start the book another way. 🀨

That being said, I have had some really productive days. Here’s hoping that my streak continues!

I’ve also had some…exciting adventures in cat parenting lately. πŸ€”

Apparently my cats can’t even be trusted with plants that are meant for them. I bought some cat grass for them recently, and what do they do? They binge on it, effectively taking out half of the $8 plant in one night.

I had put the cheap little plastic pot inside of a ceramic one. (You know, to make it look a little nicer, but without bothering to properly repot it. My mistake.)

I came home the next day to find the cheapo pot pulled out of the ceramic one and laying on its side on the floor. πŸ˜’

Oh and also, after bingeing on the cat grass, both cats left me wonderful presents – lovely green grassy pukes, one on each of my two new rugs.

So I stuck the cheap pot back into the nice one and went on my little way like the foolish mortal that I am.

The next day, I came home to find the cheap pot pulled out of the nice one again, and ALSO the entire plant, roots and all, removed from the cheap pot. WHY???

Anyway, TL;DR: I love my adorable, sweet, fluffy, cuddly hellbeasts. Honestly.

I’m also damn excited because tonight I’m inviting some friends over and we’re all going to a drag show. I’ve noticed that I tend toward going to the most shows during the winter months. It’s just that I prefer to walk to the bar, so some nights it can be quite the chilly ordeal. We’ll see how tonight plays out!

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Bring it on, winter weather.

What I’m Working On

  • Cursed and Book 3 of The Death Club series.
  • Book 1 of the 99% Dark series.

You can follow meΒ on Instagram for updates, snippets, and other fun stuff!

What I’m Reading

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs.

Also, if you haven’t already, consider picking up The Keys to the Kingdom by Elliott Downing. It is amazing and, in this writer’s opinion, a must read! 😍


Who else out there has a full time job while also writing? Do you have a particular time you set aside for writing each day (or some days)? Let me know in the comments!Β πŸ’¬

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