Weekly Progress Update!

Good Morning Blogiverse,

How was your week?

I can’t complain too much.

I’m excited about my second writer’s retreat in Hermann, MO that starts this Thursday. This is really happening!

Work ended up being somewhat alright despite being busy. We are currently ramping up to become remote in our positions, as most of you are as well I can bet.

Honestly the main highlights were the Coronavirus panic that we seem to be in. This weekend’s plans that I had made all got cancelled including Snake Saturday and a symphony, so I’ve just been at home reading for the most part.

Please don’t buy into the hysteria people! It doesn’t help anyone by buying a year’s worth of toilet paper. Just be safe and wash your hands regularly while staying away from big crowds of people.

All this aside, let’s get into this week’s events, shall we?


Reading went pretty well this week.

I finished reading Animorphs #21 by KA Applegate and Boiling Over by Thea McAlistair.

Both of these books were nearly perfect, and I can’t really complain much about either of them. Animorphs was action-packed, while Boiling Over had a unique perspective and great plot that had me hooked. Pretty darn good for a reading week if you ask me.

Animorphs #21 Review

Boiling Over Review


As far as watching things goes, I slowed down a little bit this week due to my writing and reading. I finished watching Horse Girl on Netflix.


This movie had an alien abduction theme and while it wasn’t perfect it was still a lot of fun! If you love Alison Brie like I do, definitely check this out!

Horse Girl Review

My Writing

On the writing side of things, everything is wrapping up splendidly.

As I said in last week’s update, the second act is finished and I am currently plotting out the last few chapters of the third act.

After working hard this week on this, I’ve fully plotted out the first chapter and am about halfway done with the second chapter. Then all I have is an epilogue after that and I’m done plotting!

This is all shaping up very well, and it almost feels anti-climactic after all this hard work. I guess that’s how things end up, huh?

With how in-depth my chapter plottings are, I have zero doubt that I’ll be able to write the rest of my Reaper sequel on my writer’s retreat. I may need to come up with a contingency plan in case I get done early in the trip.

Wish me luck!


That’s a Wrap!

All right, so that was it for my week. How did yours go? Did you do well on your writing and reading projects? Anything interesting you’d like to share?

Do you have any great recommendations in TV, movies, or books? Feel free to share in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, and Happy Sunday!

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  1. Well, I guess if you finish the Reaper sequel when you’re on retreat you could write a short story or download a few books to read. My writing was slow this week, but I am reading an interesting, Gothic-y book called The Haunting of Beacon Hill by Ambrose Ibsen. I’m also in the middle of Locke n Key on Netflix. It’s fun.:-)

    • True, there’s plenty for me to work on once I’m done. I’ve decided if I finish to work more on the sequel and get ready for my first draft. See what works and what doesnt. I definitely blazed the past few months so there may be things I need to tweak.

      I would rate it a two at this point and need to make it a five.

      I’m sorry to hear that, but I bet you’ll find some inspiration from locke and key. It’s so good!

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