This has been a month where it really feels as though I haven’t accomplished much. I’ve been adjusting to a new medication (the joys of chronic illness) and have been dealing with more brain fog than usual as a result. The good news is that that particular side effect has started to ease, so I hope to get back into being more productive again soon.
Not many books this month, mostly because I’ve been trying to limit how many I buy, just to keep the to-be-read mountain from getting even more out of control.
- Finally finished the short story that I’ve been working on for far too long, and submitted it yesterday. No idea if it’ll end up fitting the anthology, but I won’t know unless I submit it. This particular story took eight drafts. Yes, you read that right.
- I am now turning back to novel writing, namely working on what I hope is going to be submittable draft of Never.
- I’ve actually stopped using the Magic Spreadsheet this month, and started keeping a personal spreadsheet instead. I feel like the MS really helped me in developing writing as a daily habit, but it’s not giving me that I want right now, which is to start looking at things in more detail. I don’t plan on giving up my daily habit, though I may ease back a little on what I do on the weekends.
- One review written for the Australian Women Writers Challenge: Stormbringer by Alis Franklin (which was also a Netgalley review.
- One Netgalley review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
- It’s been a generally stressful month around here. Among other things, our cat did a runner from the house and was missing for several days. Intrepid and awesome husband was out for hours searching every night, we posted flyers, and we eventually managed to find her and bring her back home. Not an experience that I want to repeat.
- Apart from that, it’s been a quietish month. I celebrated my birthday, and we celebrated Mother’s Day.