May was a busy month for me and my family! Today I have a monthly review of some of the happenings around here. I hope you enjoy reading it!
- Planted flowers and vegetables
Every year, I look forward to planting new flowers in the flower gardens. Going to the greenhouse and picking out flowers to fill in is one of my favorite spring activities. We just finished planting everything this week. It all looks very happy!
- Finished school
As of two weeks ago, I have finished ninth grade! I’m working on getting my portfolio together for evaluations next week. While I’m glad school is over for a few months, I’m already looking forward to tenth grade.
I honestly have a hard time getting the writing things done that I need to if I don’t have a plan. So on Saturday, I sat down and created a writing schedule/plan for this summer. It’s worked really well so far, and I’m hoping I can accomplish a lot with it.
I also started a new WIP this month! I don’t have a title for it yet, but it’s about five kids who have just moved to a small town. There’s some mystery and adventure mixed in, too.
Pearl and I went through our novelette Love Times Two and made a list of things to edit before giving it to alpha and beta readers. I’ve started working through it, and it’s exciting to se it coming together! We’ve had a fabulous time writing it, and I’ve had such an amazingly talented co-author ❤
I read several books this month, but some of my favorites were:
- Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris
Thoughts: This book was just as inspiring to me as it was the first time I read it! If you haven’t read it yet (or Do Hard Things, also by Alex and Brett Harris), I would highly recommend them!
- The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Thoughts: I absolutely loved this book. It was one of the first middle grade books I’d read, and it was so fun. (You can read my review here.)
- Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Thoughts: I grew up reading the Little House series and have recently started reading through them again. I love the characters, the adventures, and the depictions of 19th century life.
That wraps up my first monthly review post! I enjoyed writing a little about my life and taking pictures to share with you. Have a wonderful rest of your day!