Weekly Progress Update!
Man, what a week it’s been! I’ve got quite a bit of updates, so hold onto your hat, cause here we go!
On a personal level, this week has been a lot better. I managed to get my stress under control and haven’t gotten sick in five days. Yay! It really ended up being a perspective change. I realized that I was spreading myself too thin with everything on my plate, so it’s really nice to not stress the small stuff and just focus on what I can do.
This weekend was extremely busy with my attending of Crypticon on Friday and a wedding on Saturday, so today I’ll be trying to catch up with my writing and reading.
On the reading side of things, I finished The Waking Forest as well as Animorphs #8, The Alien.
I ended up giving The Waking Forest three stars and Animorphs four and a half stars, so the star this week is definitely Animorphs, but I still enjoyed all my reading experiences.
For my review of The Waking Forest, click here and for my Animorphs review, click here.
On the watching side of things, I actually didn’t watch anything new. Weird, huh? This simply wasn’t my focus, though I have been rewatching Schitt’s Creek and loving every minute of it.
My Writing (Camp Nano)
On the writing side of things, its still been a pretty mixed bag this week, just like the last.
My Camp Nano goals are really falling behind due to my weekend plans. I’m only at 11 out of my 40-hour goal, so I’m really going to have to amp it up next weekend and possibly during the week to make up for it.
I continued working on polishing up my rough draft of the first act and making it a first draft. I’m currently on Chapter 5 out of the 8 that I’ve written so far, and things are going well on that side of things so my focus is quickly shifting more towards the plotting of my second act.
On the plotting of my second act, things are going well but slowly. Turns out, creating an entire world takes some serious elbow grease, and I’ve answered some crucial questions in the past week only to find more waiting for me. That being said, I’m confident that everything will be sorted out in its own time. Plotting out the entire second act in detail may not be an attainable goal for Camp Nano, but I’m going to keep plugging away and at least try.
As for my first self-published work, sign up is still going on for the blog tour of my novella Reaper in August.
If you’re would like a free copy in exchange for a review, this is an easy way to get your hands on my work. Simply click here or check out R&R Book Tours.
As always, you can check out my debut novella Reaper here before the blog tour.
That’s a Wrap!
Well, that’s my roller coast of a week. How was yours? Did you do well on your writing and reading projects? Do you have any great recommendations in TV, movies, or books? Feel free to share in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Sunday!
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I take things one at a time to keep the stress level down – it does work, so that’s how I do things. I even tell family members “I don’t want to know unless it’s an emergency”.
You’re actually the first person who’s given the waking forest a review less than 4 strs. Never heard about that second book. And, again, on the writing side, any progress is progress so yay to you.
Yeah, I’m quickly realizing that taking things one at a time is the only way to do things. Otherwise, stress becomes a factor. Good idea with family things! I’ll have to start using that.
Yeah, I’ll admit that second person isn’t my favorite perspective, but most of my issue with The Waking Forest wasn’t with the perspective it was in. I actually got used to it after a while. Oh, the Animorphs book? Oh my gosh, it’s a great series! Definitely check it out!
Aww, thanks! I’m moving, albeit slowly, but still happy with myself. We can’t force things to work out plotwise. Just have to keep trying until the pieces connect.