Goal Review January 2018

Posted January 31, 2018 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Goals / 0 Comments


Last Month's Goal

I Want to Read:

  • Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat
  • Recovery by Amy Rae Durreson
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
  • The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling

I Want to Write:

  • 10,000 words of fiction
  • All the editing ALL OF IT GLORIOUS EDITING

I… did not accomplish most of this list. But wait! Hear me out! The main reason I didn’t is because I slammed and side-tracked with a ton of changes and new things and I’ve actually read way more than four books, for a start. I read a whopping thirteen books. Most of them queer and half of them or so for the changes and new things. (Hey, if someone’s going to pay me to read books, I’m going to prioritise reading the books I’m being paid to read?) So I only read two of the books on the list. Well, I read one and didn’t finish the other. It counts as two. I got far enough into it before throwing in the towel.

I also didn’t manage to write 10,000 words of fiction. I’ve been way too focused on editing. Which admittedly was also halted as I’m waiting for my final first reader comments and they’ll either require some major restructuring of the setting or not. And also see the part where January was a lot of overwhelming stuff. O_O So I’m happy I got as much editing done as I did.

I mean, technically, I edited more than enough to account for 10K of fiction, but that would be cheating. Anyway, all in all, I’m really proud of what I accomplished this month, even if it’s not, quite, what I set out to achieve. (Thirteen books in a month is a lot for me! And I did also edit a bajillion words!)