I took a break in May to take care of Merlin, the magical kitten, and focus on my university work. My assignment’s finally done, and I have no more classes until November.
Researching and editing my project was fun, a good thing considering my first draft was 25000 words long when it needed to be 5000, but I’m glad it’s over as I hated the business side of it.
In other news, we’ve had Merlin a month and he’s grown a lot:
Between kittens and assignments I barely wrote a word in May, so I’m setting new goals: My current ones aren’t working during term time. I’ll start July 1st, to give myself a break, and most of my posts this month will probably be short stories and game reviews, as I’ve been gaming a lot. Tales of Vesperia is so much better with Flynn as a playable character!
My writing goals were ‘write daily’ and ‘two chapters a month.’ I stopped writing every day at the end of April because my assignment took time away from writing. As for two chapters a month? I don’t think I’ve written one this year! I plan to write a page a day again, just not during term time. I’ll also focus on finishing a draft. My target is a chapter a week until November.
As for reading? I finished Geekarella in April. It was good for the first half, falling for someone you’ve never met in person will always appeal to me, but it got predictable. I rushed towards the end, and the spelling and grammar errors in the last chapters were off putting. I give it 3 stars.
In May I read a lot of fanfiction from the Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time fandoms. My goal was a chapter a day. I think I’ve succeeded, but I didn’t keep a record so I’m not sure. I’ll keep reading chapters daily, starting July, and get back to Beyond the Throne.
Exercise/Eating: I was supposed to set monthly weight loss goals, but I kept forgetting. I’ve been exercising regularly, but eating healthy? So boring. I like my snacks, and I’ve been so hungry lately. I’ll start tracking food again and aim to reach a healthy BMI by the end of the year.
I still plan to add fandom sections to my blog, be around on Twitter and Instagram, think about an editing business plan, and re-work my old Sunday Scribbles stories. Any other goals mentioned in my New Year post? Consider them abandoned for now! Now my assignment’s done, I’m looking forward to actually writing 🙂
How was your May? Any exciting news? Chat in the comments!