Wow…I am exhausted from the last month. So much happened!
What I did in October
I got an internship at a wonderful, left-leaning bookshop. It’s so cool to work there. I’m learning a lot about bookselling, curating the YA section and helping to plan a book fair. The bookshop has a lot of diverse books, so I’m enjoying working with all the books.
I had so much uni to do! I learnt more about the creation of an Advanced Information (AI) sheet, wrote a manuscript appraisal and started looking into publishing companies.
What I’ll be doing in November
Loads of university work! The trimester ends in the first week or so of December, so I have to study and finish some assignments.
It’s NaNoWriMo month! And I’ll be trying my best to write 50,000 words this month. I am writing a novel that has snippets of the daily life of a multiracial queer university student living in two different worlds, one of which is magical. There’s going to be dancing, magical publishing and shapeshifting! I’ve decided to write snippets because I am practically pantsing this project, even though I did do a minimal amount of planning. So I’m kind of a plantser, leaning heavily to the pantsing side. If you’re interested in following my progress, you can follow me on NaNoWriMo. I haven’t written prose creatively in ages, so I’m using this month as an opportunity to hone my creative writing skills.