Hey everyone, how’s it going?
May was very relaxing. I decided to throw away all writing goals, but I got lots of chores done around the house, including washing the car, which I neglected for so long it had moss growing in it! Anyway, here’s what happened in the writing cave in May!
I wrote two blog posts in May, an updates post and a Book Review post of The Lost Prince and Lost Isle. This month there’ll be two or three posts including this one: A post on Trigger Warnings and maybe another post on the 5th Tuesday of the month!
I was going to draw something in May, but I didn’t get around to it. I enjoy drawing, but because I’m a perfectionist it takes hours to settle down and get anything done. That may be because I have Netflix on in the background, or it may be because I like to make sure every line is in the right place!
I wrote fanfiction for most of May, but I eventually started to think about my WIP again. I wrote a few lines for it too, and I thought a bit more about where I’m going with the story. I also decided it’d be therapeutic to rip all the pages with my MA notes out of my notebook, and it was so good to do!
I think working towards strict deadlines for so long during my MA broke something inside me. I’m working on a post with my thoughts on the course, because I think I need to get everything out of my head so I can move on. Either setting goals no longer works for me, or I’m burnt out and goal setting doesn’t work at the moment, so I’m going to set 0 writing goals again in June and see how I go.
Merlin’s started to go crazier the closer we get to summer: I think the longer days means he has more energy and wants to run around more.
Whenever I go for a bike ride he stares at me from the kitchen window, as if to say ‘Why are you leaving me.’ With the pandemic he’s gotten used to me being here all the time and as things edge back towards ‘normal’ he’s going to struggle with being left for a while!
Birthdays & Board Games:
It was my mum’s birthday two days after the UK government lifted more lockdown restrictions, so we could actually meet up indoors. We had a mini get together, just me, mum and my partner, which was nice. We played Monopoly, as is tradition, and I lost miserably.
We also arranged a board game day with friends. We played Elder Sign and Marvel’s Villianous, but we didn’t have pizza/snacks this time since we’ve had pizza far too many times over the pandemic! I’m hoping our D&D group can start up again too 🙂
I’m a million miles behind on so many things, partly because I take on too much, so I’ve decided to only review books I really enjoy on my blog and give star ratings on Goodreads for everything else. I’ll focus on stories I’m in awe of, with fantasy, romance, LGBTQIA2S+ characters, Sci-Fi and Historical elements. At the end of update posts I’ll highlight books I’ve rated on Goodreads with a star rating.
TV & Video Games:
I watched Shadow and Bone, which I’ll review in July, and I’m watching The Irregulars. Shadow and Bone was interesting, because I really disliked some characters and adored others. I’ve picked up the book Six of Crows, which features characters from the TV show, and if I like it I’ll review it 🙂
In gaming news, I played a lot of Dead by Daylight again in May, and a bit of Hearthstone. I’m looking forward to the Resident Evil chapter that’ll be out in June, so I’ll probably play more. It’s funny, there aren’t many games where you can have 1000+ hours in it and still feel like a complete noob sometimes! I guess that’s why I keep going back to it, for the challenge!
I’ve been trying to cycle again as much as possible, since I realised I’ve gotten really unfit and I get out of breath way too easily. I’m also playing Beat Saber for VR on rainy days, and trying to master one of the songs I downloaded from the anime Gravitation, Shining Collection. It’s very fast and tricky!
Thankfully cycling is really fun on sunnier days as the beach is beautiful, and I get my best ideas whilst out on my bike or taking a break in a beauty spot like the cove above. Unfortunately it’s been really windy on some days, which makes for bad cycling weather!
Thanks for Reading!
How was your May? Read any awesome books? Play any board games? Watch any cool TV shows? Chat in the Comments!
What’s Your Favourite Place, That You’ve Visited?
Glastonbury Tor. There’s something mystical about sitting atop the hill, overlooking rolling fields, and taking shelter in the small castle like building at the top. The walk to the top is very long, and we got lost along the way, but it was worth it. The abbey grounds are also really beautiful!