Goal Review August 2017

Posted August 31, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Goals / 0 Comments


Last Month's Goal

I Want to Read:

  • The Lifeline Signal by RoAnna Sylver
  • We Awaken by Calista Lynne
  • Theatre Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

I Want to Write:

  • AHoWW poems to balance out the collection
  • 10,000 words of DemiPrincess editing

Um. Well. Because the final week of August is going to be a bit busy, I think, I figured I’d write up this post a few days in advance. šŸ˜€ So I may update this briefly at a later date. As of right now, August 25th, I have failed my reading goals. I’ve read (and reviewed!)Ā We Awaken by Calista Lynne and while I’ve read a number of other books, sadly,Ā The Lifeline Signal andĀ Theatre Shoes have not been among them. They will be glorious when I get to them, though!

That said, IĀ did read a minimum of three books this month, I seem to have regained my reading enthusiasm, I have no more ARC reading obligations and I still have a few days, so IĀ might still be able to finish both these books. It’s kind of contingent on me actually remembering to pick them up to read.

My writing goals, however, have fared a lot beter. I’ve edited up over 20,000 words on DemiPrincess this month and I’ve finished AHoWW and will be releasing it in September! WHOOT! It’s currently available for preorder, so do go and check it out if you’re so inclined. Moar ace romance fluff!

Sadly, my writing goals have now hit the snag of “This is the section that actually needs tons of work and new scenes to really function properly”, so I’ve slowed right back down. Add in that I’m still struggling to balance freelance work with writing and I’m back to crawling. T_T I WILL GET THERE, THOUGH! I CAN DO IT! I mean, I’m SO CLOSE. (Okay, no. I’m about halfway through the current word count and I expect to add a fair bit to make sure the whole story works properly before it goes off to betas and first readersĀ and then I can add in even more stuff most like, but at least that draft should go relatively quickly and then I can finally finally finally move on to book 2 and THEN I WILL BE ON BOOK 2 AND IT WILL BE GLORIOUS and then I can do this all over again AND THEN I CAN WRITE BOOK 3 and IT WILL BE THE BEST THING EVER.)

Watch me finish, like, five other projects between now and the finishing of book 3, though…

Anyway. That has been August in terms of my goals. Other exciting things I’ve done is worked up the courage to shareĀ three whole song coversĀ with Patrons and finally started recording videos for the Patreon. First up a quick (and terribly awkward) introduction to what I want to be doing. (Basically “record myself making book layouts to the hopeful entertainment and education of others”. And also maybe occasionally games.) I AM SO EXCITED YOU DO NOT KNOW. <3<3<3<3<3