I 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
Honestly, what I want to do most this month and probably next month is throw myself into the course I’m taking. It’s proving to be more challenging than I’d expected and I just really, really don’t want to try and juggle everything all at once whilst feeling pressured by myself to do so. So I’m dedicating the next few months to studying and any writing will fit around that.
And that’s… honestly all I have to say. I’m not expecting to publish DemiPrincess2 until late 2018 and I’m well on track for my writing projects later this year. I can afford to chip away at them more slowly for a while. The monthly short stories I’m writing for Patreon still have a couple of months of work scheduled, so I can afford to chip away at those more slowly too, though I want to take this reduced focus on writing for a few months as an opportunity to practice flash fiction and micro poetry some more. I’ve always really enjoyed them and I miss finding them relatively easy to write (as opposed to utterly impossible).
Not to mention that DemiPrincess1, Among the Glimmering Flowers releases in less than two months. I need to work on the marketing for that far more than I have as well. (I, uh, fail at marketing my own books still?) So this temporary shift is a good thing in a lot of way and we’ll just have to see what the months bring!
I expect to find most of my writing focus to lie on nonfiction as I wrap up the examples for the tropes essays and anything else should it come my way. As always, I aim to take it one day at a time. (Well, no. I actually have a schedule for all my studying mostly worked out, so there’s that, but writingwise…) Onwards, into May and whatever goodies it brings! 😀