Just thinking about the goals I set down at the start of the year and how things have gone so far. After more than a year away from writing, I’ve been so hungry to see progress.
Writing/editing days: 6
Days baby slept through the night: 8
Other: Adjusting to full time day job again
Writing/editing days: 15
Days baby slept through the night: 18
Completed fiction: 1 flash piece 1500 words (SOLD), 1 science fiction story 4300 words (on submission), 1 horror(ish) story 3700 words.
January / February Reading list
- Insurgent – Veronica Roth
- Deathless – Catherynne Valente
- Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
- The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
- House of Shattered Wings – Aliette de Bodard
As you can see, I’m also trying to see if there’s a correlation between sleep deprivation and the amount of work I can manage. My reading did drop off in February, because I’ve been a little more focused on writing. 3 finished stories is also a record for me. I’m not very prolific in the short form and my average output is 1 short story a year. I think that the time off has actually done me well, writing wise. Who’d have thought?
Onwards, March! It’s time to brainstorm and pick a novel project. I’ve got two options, both of which have potential and problems. I need to figure out which one looks like more fun.