Month End Updates: February’17
Hello, everyone. This is a monthly post in which I share about my writing, reading and life in general.
My month in:
- I wrote 31,225 words for Sinister Town’s 2nd draft.
- I planned and outlined the entire book again and now have a clearer and a much better understanding of the plot. Made some major changes and rewrote a few bits.
- I also wrote a short story and two of the previously written. I’ll be posting them on the blog in March.
- I prepared my next podcast and the post too. It’s on Second Drafts, which will be a kind of sequel to my earlier podcast – All About First Drafts. It’s 90% done so it should be out by the later half of March.
Revisions, revisions! I need to finish this draft by the end of this month… #busyfeb #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #author #writerlife #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #amwriting #indianwriters #indianbook #indianliterature #amrevising #writingcorner #writingdesk #authoratwork #revisions #2nddraft #seconddraft #secondnovel #sinistertown #writingbook #write
- Nika: A Seychatka Novella by D.H. Gibbs – 4/5
- The Little Yarmouth Abduction by Tim Van Minton – 5/5
- Sting by Sandra Brown – 1/5
- The Monster Of Florence by Douglas Preston – 5/5
- Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – 3/5
- The Man You Scripted by Calvin Honors – 4/5
- Amber Alert by Dan Lawton – 4/5
- The House Of Secrets by Brad Meltzer – 4/5
- A Series Of Unfortunate Events – NPH is beyond awesome and I absolutely adore the cast of the kids. They are all so perfect for their roles. If you haven’t yet watched it, then do it right now! You wouldn’t want to miss out on this epic series.
- Sherlock Holmes – Finally(!!) I started with this series! I haven’t yet finished even a single season because Vishal made me wait for him to get the Thunderbird connector for my Mac so that we both can watch it on TV. So far I’ve just watched 4 episodes and I love them.
- Saving Mr. Banks
- Julie And Julia
- 30 Days Of Night
- The BFG
- The Notebook
- Resident Evil – Last Chapter
- Hidden Figures
- Lego Batman
- John Wick – Chapter 2
- I’ve been appointed as the Editor In Chief at Citrus Publishers.
- I hosted my first International Giveaway for Deceived. It was an exclusive subscriber giveaway, i.e., only for my Newsletter Subscribers. And the winner of the Giveaway was – Andrew (my very good Goodreads friend) – Congratulations!
- Seeing a great increase in number of new subscribers in the month of February, I decided to giveaway an e-book of Deceived to a random winner and the winner was – Diwya – Congratulations!
- Seeing such a heart warming response to my giveaway, I’ve planned to host one next month again, but this time it’ll be open for everyone and not just my subscribers. I’ll try to set up a Rafflecopter one so that it’ll be easy to keep scores and such. So stay tuned!
- Also, this month I also hosted my very first Facebook Live Author Event powered by Mystery Thriller Week (MTW) 2017. I wasn’t expecting anyone to come and attend the event at the designated hour as I got late in making the announcements and inviting everyone. Also my time zones are different than my friends overseas, so I thought that it’ll be a huge barrier. BUT to my pleasant surprise, a lot of MTW members and my Fb friends showed up for the event. It all made me feel so grateful to be surrounded by such amazing friends!
Next time I’ll make sure to invite each every one of you all in time.
- Also, I won an award at the MTW – Instagram VIP!
- Also, near the very end of the month, Deceived got ranked #199 (as of today, it will keep on jumping up with each and every vote) out of around 700 books on Goodreads’ Most Anticipated Thriller Of The Month.
If you guys have a minute, then please visit here and vote for Deceived to help me it get ann even better ranking! Each and every vote is greatly appreciated!
What about you? How was your month? What all books did you read this month? Did you meet your writing goals?
Did you watch any of the latest releases this month?? Please share about your month in the comments section below. I’m all EARS!
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