I’ve decided to start a new blog series this year, just keeping track of everything. Also known as “Oh hell, it’s *insert month here* already???
Somehow, it’s the end of February already. Yeah, I don’t know how that happened, either. My son started full time school this month, which means that I now have more time to work on everything. Which means that this has been one of the most productive months I’ve had in a long time.
- I have written 46,687 words on the Zero Draft (of utter crapness) of Never. It is literally the worst draft I have ever written and I do not care. I have a metric tonne of notes to myself scattered through the Scrivener file for things I need to fix on the next draft.
- I have managed to work myself up to a minimum of 2k written per day, with some days creeping closer to 3k.
- A cycle of edits on a novella based on some beta feedback. It just needs a final going over and I can start trying to find it a home.
- Have also been pounced on by two ideas for short works, one of which will probably be a novella, the other a novelette.
- There is also good writing news that I am not at liberty to share yet 😉
- And Escapement got nominated for a Ditmar! And the anthology it was part of, Kisses by Clockwork, was just nominated for an Aurealis Award.
- I have started trying to make some inroads into the shameful pile of Netgalley eARCs I have to review (way, way too many) – you can keep up with my Netgalley reviews mostly over on Goodreads, though I sometimes mirror them here as well. This month I reviewed Voices in the Band, Dancing Through It, Ted and I, Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, and Flex.
- Reviewed for the Australian Women Writers Challenge (all link to my website reviews, though they’re also mirrored over at Goodreads): These Broken Stars, Avery and In My Mother’s Hands. My commitment was to read 10 and review at least 6, so I’m doing well there I think!
- Also reviewed: Cold Comfort.
- You can see above a photo of the books I physically received this month. I also received a bunch of eARCs from Netgalley.
- Also purchased on the kindle: Graced, by Amanda Pillar, Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Havenstar by Glenda Larke and How to be Both by Ali Smith.
- And my ecopy of Cranky Ladies of History also arrived in my inbox (I took part in crowdfunding the anthology, and if I remember correctly, I should also be getting a hard copy. Trusting my memory is rarely a good thing, though).
- Yes, that is a lot of books. I know.