December, because of an issue my webhost had, saw me lose a few posts, most notably my monthly posts. By the time I got everything fixed, I more or less decided that December was going to be a complete free-for-all on all fronts.
I Want to Read:
I Want to Write:
December saw me more tired than I have been in a while. I was finally making improvements too, damn it! It’s always one of the busier months, what with holiday celebrations happening all around me and trying to keep up with the people who celebrate so I can wish them well on the appropriate holiday. (Sadly, I failed miserably.)
Still, I have done my best to make the best of it and spent my holiday working hard to get all of the back-end stuff that desperately needed doing for pretty much most of this past half year done. I’ve made a decent amount of progress on the ebooks at least. Huzzah! More on that in a later post since this one is about looking back. I’m really glad that I got those ebooks done. I’ve also been trying to catch up on my mail since NaNoWriMo saw me abandon keeping up for a month.
Speaking of, I’ve managed to rework a couple of paragraphs and little else. All of my spare energy this month has gone into reformatting ebooks or reading. I read quite a lot, though most of the books are also short nonfiction books and I snuck in a few relatively quick rereads just to make up for the reading ground I’d lost over the course of November.
At the time I’m writing this I’ve managed to read 22 individual books. As I said, most were pretty short (think ‘less than 100 pages’), but even so. I’m really happy. November saw me read only 3. I may manage one more book in December; I’ve forgotten about one of the books on my demisexual fiction list and missed out on it in my earlier bout of reading all the demisexual fiction.
I’ve also started work on an essay about how these books represented demisexuality in fiction, but since just about all of the authors on the list are American and I write essays pretty slowly anyway, you can probably expect to wait a while for it. It’s been my top writing priority over the holidays, though, so hopefully I’m grossly overestimating the time it’ll take to get it done. And then… I’ll have to see what I can do with it once it’s written.
And that’s more or less what I’ve been up to this month. It has also, almost miraculously, involved watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That was a good way to spend an evening and it was surprisingly (and blessedly) quiet in the cinema. But mostly I wanted to read books and enjoy quiet and at least try to relax and catch up on much needed rest. (I failed spectacularly. I’ve spent most of the month keeling over.)
For now, it’s back to work with me. I have a ton of stuff still left to do that I really want to get done whilst I have more time to devote to doing it than I have been having recently.
Have a lovely end of the year, everyone!