Month End Updates: August’16

Hello, everyone.

This is a monthly post in which I share about my writing, reading and life in general.

My month in:


  • I’m done with the Developmental Editing of Deceived. We’ll be starting with Substantive Editing in 2 weeks.
  • I finally(!) have a date for when I’ll have my ARCs in my hand – November end ๐Ÿ˜€
  • And I’m also done with the First Draft of Sinister Town. Yay! I’ve already started working on the revisions.


  • Mercer Street by John A. Heldt
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Before I go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Waves In The Sky by Rakhi Jayshankar
  • The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth


  • Grimm- S 02
  • Friends- S 03 (for the millionth time.)
  • Stranger Things– S 01
  • Shadowhunters- S 01


  • Minions
  • The Colony
  • The Parent Trap
  • A couple of cheesy old movies (My sister-in-law and I always watch these and make fun of them. It’s kind of huge time-pass for us.)


  • I’ve started working as a Social Media Strategist for a publishing house.
  • I’ve deleted TRB’s Instagram account as I’m planning on downsizing The Reading Bud. I’ll be deleting its Twitter and other profiles too because it is getting really hard for me to manage everything.
  • Also, most probably I won’t be accepting any more books for reviewing as I have to finish Sinister Town this year and take care of a lot of other things for Deceived.
  • Oh and I almost forgot, I’ve recently started my monthlyย Newsletter. You can subscribe here.


What about you? How was your month? What all books did you read this month? Did you meet your writing goals?
Please share about your month in the comments section below. Iโ€™m all EARS.

Have a great day!

24 responses to “Month End Updates: August’16”

  1. Sounds like another jammed packed month, Heena. Congrats on the first draft and nice to hear it’s coming along ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel you downsizing on social media. It can be hard to keep up with multiple accounts – always very time consuming. I like to have certain days where I update different accounts, giving me time for each. Congrats on the new role at a publishing house. Going places ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks a lot, Mabel!
      I had to downsize because I’ve started handling my client’s accounts too. And it was all draining me. And good to know how you manage to handle all the accounts. ๐Ÿ™‚
      And thanks a for your wishes.
      Have a glorious day!

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  2. Sounds like your books are coming along nicely. It must be so exciting to be going through he publishing process. And well done on Sinister Town. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your productivity is a high bar to reach.

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    • You’re too kind, Phoenix.
      And yeah, it is really exciting, but also nerve-wracking and also irritating at times (publishing is a really slow process, and for someone as impatient as I am, it is like dying an unpleasant death.) But still, I consider myself lucky.
      Can’t wait for all of this to get over soon.
      Hope your writing is coming along fine ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • As an impatient person, I can relate. Still, at least you’re on the path. That’s what I tell myself when I’m waiting for something that I just want now.
        My writing’s stalled a bit this last couple of days. Life is happening again. But hopefully I’ll have the next few free of drama. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Yeah, that’s true. It’s just that I really need to keep myself busy with something interesting otherwise I tend to get really anxious and irritated.
          And I hope that you’ll be back on track in the coming days. Life always tends to come in between. I haven’t written (for Sinister Town) in 2 weeks and I’m so ashamed of it. I feel kind of guilty.

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          • I understand the guilt, it’s hard when you know you should be writing something. But sometimes you need to take a break to recharge your batteries. I sometimes feel like my creative well dries up and I need to give it time to refill. And sometimes, other things just have to be priorities or you just need a rest. We shouldn’t feel ashamed or guilty for any of those things, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

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