Inbetween: Chapter One


Here it is! Welcome to Inbetween, my second serial novel and my 2016 NaNoWriMo novel. I’m so excited to start sharing this with you. I hope this novel will be as well received as The Dreams.

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What I Read in January

Oh boy. A lot happened in January and none of it was conductive to reading a lot of books.

At the start of the month I set a goal on Goodreads to read 26 books this year. That’s a book every two weeks. It sounds like a reasonable goal. January just ended and I’m already behind. There were a lot of factors playing into my inability to read in January. I’m not going to go into most of them now but a big one was having one cold after another for more than half the month. It’s made doing everything harder than it should be so of course reading hasn’t been happening.

Books I finished reading in January:

  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Volume 3 – Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

Books I’m currently reading:

  • Evasive Winds – A. R. Shellnut
  • The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Volume 4 – Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

Did you set a reading goal for 2023? What books are you looking forward to reading this year? I’d love some recommendations to get my reading mojo back on track.

What I Read in December

December is always a chaotic month for me. We’re just past Thanksgiving at the start of the month. Christmastime is starting to ramp up to critical levels. It’s my birthday month. There are multiple holiday parties to plan and/or attend.

There are only so many hours in a day and a lot of time had to go to decompressing for someone as introverted as me. I had a lot of fun. It was a good month. It just wasn’t the best time for me to read. This whole year has been a struggle for me reading-wise. I love books. I miss books when I don’t spend enough time reading, but there was a lot to do.

I accomplished so much in 2022. We found a house and bought it. We moved. I’ve been slowly making our home into what we want it to be. Reading and writing, two of my great loves in life, fell by the wayside more than once this year.

I’m looking forward to that changing in 2023. I’ve set a goal to read 26 books this year. That’s a book every two weeks. It’s far from impossible. I’ve done far more in previous years, but it’ll be 9 more books than I read this year. It’ll be just enough of a challenge to push me to read more, I think.

Books I finished reading in December:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien

Books I’m currently reading:

  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Volume 3 – Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
  • Evasive Winds – A. R. Shellnut
  • The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien

How many books did you read in 2022? Are you setting a goal for your reading in 2023?

I’d love to hear about any books you think I should check out in the new year. I have some things I plan on reading already, but there’s more than a few empty slots. I love checking out new things and I can’t wait to start some new book adventures!