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IWSG April

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Last month, I  was sick for the beginning of the month. Super sick. Like, brain function was limited, and though I got in a bit of writing in the first few days, it was nothing worth saving. I honestly don’t remember posting last month’s IWSG post. It’s there, but by the time I went looking for it, we were into the third week of the month already.

But hey! I’m here this month. Go me!

When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?

Honestly? I take a break.

Sort of.

I try not to beat myself up over the lack of progress--not always an easy task--and I do what I can. I work on what my brain will allow me to at the time, whatever it is, no matter what is actually on my “schedule.”

And I plan.

I’m a big planner, so I make up plans for what I am going to do when I’m out of the funk.

I am anemic in waves. I’ll be fine, then not, be on iron supplements for a couple of months, be fine again, then not… and the cycle continues. Along wit…

March 2018 Numbers

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Words Written: 19,684-words in 24 days(AVG 1,789-words/day) 5 Projects + Admin (17%)
Just under 20k this month because of edits, being sick as anything, and day job related nonsense. Fixing messes takes so much time, and getting things back in order when you’ve torn them apart…. It’s exhausting.
Goal: 31k. One Thousand a day, Didn’t quite get there this month.
Books Edited: 2
It’s amazing how you can do a week’s worth of work to something and then have to put it right back into the to-edit pile. That being said… I’m not certain I should actually count the first of the edits in the “done” column, but with the way my numbers look, I’m willing to ignore what I’ll have to do in April.
The second edit was a lot easier… which probably just means that when I get back to it in June or possibly July, I’m going to find a mess and wonder how I possibly thought I’d “nailed it.”
Goal: “Just get something done.”
Books Read: 7

Injection Burn by Jason M Hough It Devours by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor Sunston…

IWSG March 2018

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I am sick as anything and almost forgot to post this.... I’m not sure I’ve even proof read it, so.... sorry if I didn’t actually finish the draft?


February was weird.
I have no idea if that weirdness was weird. Maybe all Februarys are strange but by the time the year rolls around to February again, I’ve forgotten.

The weirdness included:
Adopting a dog
Getting past 100,000-words for the year
And Making some health related food decisions.

Based on a glance at my calendar, March probably won’t be less weird.

Maybe I’ve forgotten that life is just one long string of weirdness held together by blue duct tape and glitter barrettes.



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February 2018 Numbers

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Words Written: 67,657-words in 24 days(AVG 2,819-wors/day) 5 Projects + Admin (9%)

One of my lesser goals for the month (my baseline, what-I’d-be-happy-with goal, if you will) was 47,000-words. Luckily, I did 20k over that, woo! I was about 2k short of my February average, but I still did better than 2014, 15, and 16.
Goal: Finish 3 Drafts (Nope! Some restructuring happened instead)
Books Edited: 0 I spent a lot of time in my edit cave this month, but that, unfortunately didn’t see anything finished. I made definite headway though.
Goal: 1 (*hums Bon Jovi* Halfway there.)
Books Read: 0 (Technically)
So… deep in my edit cave, there was no light by which to read. Kidding. I wound up getting a bit in on a new book, but mostly, my snippets and snatches of reading were confined to rereading scenes from a few books I love, and research articles.
Goal: 5 (*laughs and shakes head*)
Books Sold: 4 + KU Reads: 1,007 (~ 8 book equivalency*) (No returns/ 33 Freebies)
When totalled the number of copies moved is…

Weekend Streaming Thoughts

After finishing Altered Carbon (a series I’m still chewing on and definitely need to watch again before I know how I feel about anything other than the fact that Poe is 100% my favorite character) this last week , we set out to do something I’ve been meaning to get done for a while.

We started to chip away at the things on our streaming watchlist that had been there the longest.


iBoy: just ok.
Lovely effects, decent premise. I’m not a fan of rape-as-a-motivation (vengeance or otherwise) movies.


Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: better than expected.
I actually laughed out loud at a few points, its over the top premises worked well, despite their absurdity.


Yoga Hosers: meh.
I was hoping for more, walked away disappointed. Felt like one big jab at Canadians, with an inexplicable nazi connection.


10 Cloverfield Lane: Could have done with a Die Hard reference.
We finally got around to watching this… which means we’ll watch Paradox in like… 3 years. (maybe not)


The Santa Clarita Diet: So fa…