October 2021 wrap up and November goals

Hello, and happy November! I’m so excited that it’s November, and there are a ton of things that I’m really excited for happening this month, Nanowrimo especially! I honestly have no idea what to put here, so since apparently all my creativity is being channeled into my book, I’m going to skip an intro and go straight into this wrap up post!

In October, I read eight books

  • Two were audiobooks
  • Six were physical books

In October I wrote…

Five Let’s Talk Bookish discussion posts:

Two book reviews:

Four WWW Wednesday reading updates:

And seven miscellaneous posts!

Overall, I wrote 18 posts in October, which I can’t really believe!! It’s the most I’ve written in a month in a very long time, and I honestly had so much fun blogging this month.

I wasn’t as active with bloghopping as I’d hoped to be, but I did discover some new blogs, and read a ton of amazing posts from other bloggers!!

Because I’m going to be so busy with Nano in November, I’m not going to set a TBR for the month, because I really don’t think I need that added stress.

I do have a handful of books that I would love to read if I have time, and here are a few of them: I’ve already read a chunk of Bloody Spade, and a fair amount of Aria’s Traveling Bookshop so hopefully finishing those two at least shouldn’t be too difficult.

I have a plan for the posts I want to publish in November, and although it’s not as much as October it’s still a fair amount, so I’m going to do my best with that!

With nanowrimo though, I know that I’ll have less time for blogging, so the blog posts I do post will probably be on the shorter side, but I’ll have to see how it turns out!

I really want to do a mid-month writing update, to sort of check in with where I am with nano, and aside from that I have one or two reviews I’m planning on posting.

I’m going to stick with weekly reading wrap up posts since those don’t take as much time as other posts do, so you can expect to see those, as well as probably a few discussions! Other than that, I’m going to be spending most of my time writing for nano!!

I did a little writing in October, but mostly focused on nano prep, focusing on preparing for the novel I’m trying to write in November for nanowrimo (national novel writing month.)

In November, my overall goal is to participate in nanowrimo, and write 50 thousand words of the first draft of my book! I made an entire post with my plans for that, which you can read here: My plans for nanowrimo 2021.

I also have a ton of prep to do for nanowrimo, which is in just one month!! It is so soon, and really feels like it’s come up so quickly. I know what I’m going to write for it, and you can expect to see some posts surrounding it coming soon!


My birthday was October 17th, and I turned fifteen, which is really exciting for me! This is the third birthday I’ve celebrated with this blog, and I can’t believe how much I’ve changed in that time.

I also got my learners permit, and am learning how to drive!! It’s absolutely terrifying, but really fun, and I’m loving learning to drive.

I’m reading a book in literature class, which isn’t my favorite, but we’re way overanalyzing it, and I can’t stand reading it anymore. We’re focusing so much on all of the metaphors and similes and analogies that it completely takes away from the enjoyment of the story.

Other than that, I don’t think too much has happened to me in October. Dance has been a lot, but fun, and of course, blogging has continued to be really fun for me. So I guess this is it for the life section!

How was your October? What are some of your goals for November ? Did you read any good books this month? Chat with me in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “October 2021 wrap up and November goals

  1. recently, i finished watching the one of us is lying show and it made me want to re-read the first book so bad! i have yet to pick up the sequel, it sounds pretty cool and i like how karen m. McManus writes her characters.

    all the luck with your nano plans!!!! i hope you find a lot of success and that you fall in love even more with your story! i participated last year, and it was a pretty awesome experience. it is still surreal to me that i *have* written 50k words, hahah.

    happy late birthdayyy! you’re a fellow libra, which is exciting! i am wishing you luck with learning how to drive as well. i am 21 and i still don’t have a license (yelp), and i keep telling myself i should fix it, but i am TERRIFIED of cars and driving, so i don’t know when/if it will ever happen.

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    1. ooh what did you think of the one of us is lying show? i really want to watch it.

      and thank you so much!! i’m honestly doing better than expected with nanowrimo right now, and i’m overall so happy. it really is such an unbelievable feeling to reach the end of nanowrimo. last year was so incredible to me, although i didn’t get to the full 50k. good job to you on that!!

      and YAY fellow libra!! when is your birthday?
      cars and driving are both pretty terrifying, although i think i’m starting to get the hang of it haha.


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