Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 11: October 2019

Hello, lovelies!

I can’t believe tomorrow is Halloween and October is almost over. ūüė≠¬†Also, it’s bloody snowing outside and the high¬†today was¬†below freezing and I didn’t get my mandatory 12 months of fall and I am pissed, thank you very much.

Other than lamenting about the weather, how did this month treat me, personally? Well:

  • My boyfriend and I went to RenFest in the rain and mud and still had a great time!
  • I presented at MiddleMoot 2019 and didn’t die from public speaking!
  • I’m considering a career change and completely and utterly stressing out over it (but mostly the potential pay cut I’d take at a shot of happiness at work again?).
  • I got some official diagnosis’s (<– is that a word?) that I still need to write about, but honestly, I’m still adjusting to it and accepting it as “me,” so…we’ll get there.
  • Dovah had another vet trip after she had some vomiting problems that resulted in nothing being wrong (YAY) but ended up costing me an entire month’s paycheck (fuck) in vet bills, so I’m slowly hoping and praying that my editorial services will start to pick up so I can keep up with a puppy who apparently will eat¬†everything in sight¬†and literally cost me an arm and a leg to make sure she’s okay.
  • I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo at the last minute!
  • I got a cold that knocked me out off my feet for a week¬†during the only week of proper fall weather we got.¬†The universe is cruel and unjust.

Though it had some more ups and downs than the positive month I was expecting, I still really can’t complain overall too much! It’s officially the holiday season (in my eyes, anyway) and it’s my favorite time of year (plus, my birthday is in four days!), so I’m very excited for November, even if I absolutely hate the cold.

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What I Read

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp [review]
System Failure by Joe Zieja [review]
Threadbare by Elle E. Ire [RTC!]
Heathen by Natasha Alterici [review]
A Trace of Copper by Anne Renwick [review]

What I Hauled

**To be honest, there prolly were some library books that I checked out this month and then returned unread, but I was pretty shite at keeping track of this, so…yeah, that’s on me**


**Nothing this month**

Library Snags:

**Nothing this month**

Received for Review:

**Nothing this month**

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What I Posted

In this section, I like to share posts that I personally wrote this past month that I either really enjoyed writing, am really proud of or wish might have gotten a little more attention.

→ I wrote a motivational post for anyone who might be querying, in a contest right now or honestly, just writing and waiting for their dream to be published to come true: Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

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Posts I Enjoyed

Curious what blog posts I really enjoyed around the blogsophere this month? Check them out here: Except that I didn’t keep track of any of the wonderful posts I read this month, despite actually blog hopping, because apparently getting sick and then potentially changing up my life and career with job interviews makes one forgettable about making sure their monthly wrap up post is prepped.

Chris Evans Oops GIF

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And that’s a wrap for this month! Next month is going to be¬†really¬†busy for me. Not only is it my birthday month *throws balloons* but it’s also the birthday month of many others in my family (including my Dad!)¬†plus¬†Thanksgiving¬†plus¬†the month where I try to write half a novel (i.e., 50,000 words)¬†plus¬†the month where I’m hoping to receive some positive news on my day time job front, but also continue to push, strive for and hope that my writing and editing careers remain a top priority and reality.


I hope you all had a wonderful October and that November is full of promise and exciting things ahead! What are you excited for? How can I encourage you this next month? Let me know in the comments! signature

8 thoughts on “Bookish Breakdown No 11: October 2019”

  1. It seems like you had a busy month, Nicole! ‚̧ I'm wishing you all the very best and keeping my fingers crossed for your potential career change and hoping this will make you happier than right now, that's what matters the most ‚̧
    I hope NaNo has been going well! Sending you tons of love ‚̧

    1. It has been (and November definitely hasn’t slowed down at all) but thank you so much, Marie! Your support means more than you know and I’m so lucky to have a friend in you! ‚̧ ‚̧

    1. Trust me, it took me almost a week to just get caught up. *wipes brow* I presented on Tolkien and fanfiction! Yes, that just came into fruition truly, actually, and I am hoping to write a blog post about it this week or next! ūüėÄ

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