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What I’m Reading
I finished reading “Nanovision” by Paul T. Harry, a YA science-fiction / fantasy book. I also finished “Telemachus and Homer” by Scott Locke, a YA Fantasy, and “The Kiss of a Rose”, a paranormal romance. Since I read mostly horror novels last week, I wanted to change that a little.
I’m also working my way through “War and the Law of Nations – A General History” by Stephen C. Neff, a must-read for university.
What I’m Writing
I finished the short story I talked about last week, which means I wrapped up two short stories so far this year, and I’m quite pleased with that. I hope I can keep up with the #AStoryAWeek challenge. I started on my story for this week, and I’m already at 2181 words, but I estimate I’ll have at least 3000 more words to go.
If you’re interested in word counts, the first short came down at 4130 words, and the second at 8626 words, totaling 12756 words so far.
I didn’t work on my WIP Ghostslayer, but I hope to add some more words soon. But since I got the edits back for Reflected, the sequel to Fractured, a YA dark fantasy, I’ll need to give those priority.
Writing goal for this week: finish third short story, go through edits for Reflected, and hopefully add 2k to my WIP.
What Works For Me
Staying busy. When I wake up, and I have nothing to do all day, I tend to do absolutely nothing, or the bare minimum. But when I switch to ‘busy’ mode, with half a dozen projects going on at the same time (I’m slightly exaggerated, but juggling university, a book review blog, book tours, editing and proofreading and writing can be quite exhausting), then I can accomplish a lot more in a day.
What Else is New
I finished client edits for one project, at least the first round. This story was amazing, and I can’t wait to read other people’s reactions to it. I also finished one proofreading project for a client. So now I have one more proofreading job to go, and the second round of edits for two editing projects, to finish all my January projects.