I Want to Read:
- Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
- The Oracle’s Queen by Lynn Flewelling
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I Want to Write:
- 25,000 words of fiction divided over: DemiPrincess2, Thrushbeard, assorted short pieces
- A renewed first draft of the Ace Tropes Essay
Well, I managed all of the reading and the renewed draft of the Ace Tropes essay? I… did not manage 25,000 words of fiction, but I did make progress on said fiction! Just not as much as I’d been striving towards because apparently I am still too ambitious. T_T But, hey, I got over halfway there? That counts for something, right?
And, um, my reading streak appears to continue as I read a further 9 books and one of them an additional chunkster of almost 700 pages. Two were almost-chunksters, missing out on the 500 page mark by a handful, if I recall, so. Yeah. Apparently I’m in a massive reading sprint even if it doesn’t feel like it.
Anyway! Writing is happening, just more slowly than I would have liked, and Thrushbeard is moving along fairly rapidly, surprisingly enough. I’d thought for sure that DemiPrincess2 would be moving along at a rapid pace, but no. Apparently it’s the verse novel I’ve pencilled in for publication in autumn/winter this year, depending on when it makes the most scheduling sense. I’m having fun playing with the story. Or, at least I was, and then it stopped being sweet and fluffy. Ohkay then.
And… Yeah. Writing continues slowly apace, I got less done than I’d wanted, but more than I’d expected. And so onwards to May!