Goal Review May 2018

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


Last Month's GoalI Want to Read:

  • Mindline by M.C.A. Hogarth
  • Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
  • The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint

I Want to Write:

  • 5,000 words of fiction

Uh… I read… 1 book on the list? I did start in the second, but apparently I spent most of this month reading ebooks. Which is… what this month’s choices were supposed to prevent. Oops. Unless I finish Monstrous Regiment before the end of the day (tempting, actually), May will also mark the first month where I’m reading single digits this month. Well, unless I count my text books which will just confuse my numbers, so let’s not.

I’ll have read either 10 or 9 books by the end of today. One of them was a chunkster, The Poppy War, which I will eventually learn how to spell on the first try. It’s also one of the few books I genuinely enjoyed this month, though ‘enjoy’ is… not exactly the word I’d use to describe The Poppy War. I mean it makes grimdark look like puppies and rainbows. This undoubtedly added to my general feelings about reading this month. I still read about 2 books a week, though!

And I did, however, write a bunch. I wrote almost 30,000 words this month! :O

Wait, what?

This is, largely, because I finished the Ace and Aro Tropes essay and that one clocks in at about 8,000-something words. I’d have to doublecheck. With quotes the full thing was 9,500 words, though. So without that we’re still looking at a pretty healthy number. Mainly this is because Thrushbeard’s protagonists are pretty chatty, I think. I’ll start and suddenly I’m 1,000 words into a poem and get to go back and see if there’s a nicer breaking point somewhere sooner. Oh dear.

So that is actually going surprisingly well.

Studying is also happening, although depression, website issues and the heat wave in May made it take a bit of a hit. 🙁 It goes apace, though. Whoo!

And that’s all that’s been going on for May.