Weekly Progress Update!

Hello World!

Happy Sunday and Mother’s Day! In these uncertain times, I know that seeing your mom isn’t necessarily an option. It isn’t for me. Still, don’t forget to reach out and let them know how much you love them!

This week has been nuts if you ask me. I’ve been prepping for my move next Friday the 15th, and while everything is set up for success (I even hired movers!), I’ve fallen a bit behind by my standards. The kitchen is about 90% packed up and cleaned and the closet in my room is in really good condition, but there’s still a LOT to do before the move date.

As such, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post as much as usual this coming week. I’ll definitely be taking a brief hiatus on Friday and Saturday. I’ve taken off Friday, Monday, and Tuesday in advance so I’m really excited about having the right amount of time to move at a relaxed pace and focus on making the new place an oasis.

Wish me luck!

Alright, let’s get into the knitty gritty for what happened this week in Jonny’s world.

Books

This week in books wasn’t too bad, though maybe a tad bit slower than usual due to my move. I read a book and a short story.

Exit Strategy was a marvelous four installment of the Murderbot series, and the fifth book just came out this past week, so I’m excited to get my hands on that and give it a go in June most likely. The plot brought things back around to the beginning and really resolved the central conflict in all four books. I can’t wait to see what new adventures await our beloved Murderbot!

Trigger is the prequel novella for Shutter, and I was completely blown away by how amazing the writing was. I’m telling you, it was next level. Can’t recommend this highly enough!

Exit Strategy Review

Trigger Review

Right now I’m reading Shutter (naturally).

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As a follow up to Trigger, this book is just as amazing as the prequel so far. I’m only about 15% in, but yet again I am completely awed and amazed at the fabulous, smooth writing style and I love the dark world I’ve been transported to.

Stay tuned for the review!

 

TV/Movies

I managed to review two movies this week, both very different from one another.

Deadcon was an obvious pick for me since you know I love me some horror. However, in the end the film fell a little flat and was a bit two-dimensional. Still, it was an entertaining ride and worth a try if you can’t get enough horror in your life.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is definitely not my typical pick, but I watched this while attending a digital Netflix Party, and it was nice to broaden my horizons. This film didn’t convert me, don’t worry, but it actually was mildly entertaining and fun to watch. If you like cute romances, this is probably for you.

Deadcon Review

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Review

 

My Writing

Writing-wise, I really got cracking this week!

I finished editing chapters 10 & 11 of my Reaper sequel and even got started on chapter 12. I’m really proud of myself for the great progress I’ve made this week.

That being said, with my move this week I anticipate possibly finishing editing chapter 12 and being okay with that. Sometimes you just gotta pay attention to the real world when it’s screaming your name, haha!

 

On the marketing side of writing, I’ve signed up for several more great services, but I’ll be making individual posts later when I get a chance.

 

Last but certainly not least, while you wait with baited breath for my Reaper sequel, why not check out where it all began?

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Chills, thrills, and Halloween shenanigans punctuate this eerie novella of mine, and I’m really excited to share the next story with you in the near future!

You can check it out on Amazon here. 

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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3 Comments »

  1. It’s hard to cook when most of your kitchen is packed up. I bet you’re ordering a lot of pizza.:-)

    Congrats on getting pretty far into your edits. Good luck with chapter 12.

    I watched The Platform. It’s SO well done. It’s a good movie, BUT the political message is so overt that it was a turnoff. I personally don’t like movies of either political extreme. I use entertainment to escape from the political world, not delve further into it. But that’s just me.

    So I turned right around and watched a different movie.:-) I saw Darling (2015 staring Lauren Carter Ashley). It was artsy-fartsy and full of film tropes, and you shouldn’t watch it if you’re sensitive to flashing lights, but it had some good scenes, and I did NOT see the ending coming! I’m glad I watched it.

    • Haha, yeah, I have a ton of paper plates, bowls, and cups for anything I eat, and a unique situation with my roommate where I’m giving her all my unwanted pots and pans.

      A lot of those I can still use for cooking, but I’m trying to limit how often I do that so yeah, it may be pizza time very soon haha!

      Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to watch that one but I keep getting sidetracked. Definitely going to check it out. I’m okay with political a little bit, but I guess we’ll see how I feel about it. I do agree with you that I can only take so much, and that watching stuff is for me to escape, not question political ideals.

      Hmm, Darling sounds interesting as well. My eyes will have to scream at me later once I watch it, haha!

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