May 12 – Update
May has been and gone.
We’ve experienced a bit of a hot spell here in the UK. Clear blue skies for the last ten days. Well, before today when the dark clouds loomed and it chucked it down. Summer over already? Hopefully not.
This month I’ve signed up for the August edition of Camp NaNo. I’m itching to get a new project underway and will take advantage of the NaNo challenge to write as much of a first draft as I can. I will post updates along the way to let you know how I’m getting on.
We’ve now had 145 downloads of our book: Just Get It Out There. Our collection of short stories and poetry. You can download your FREE copy here.
We had the first National Flash Fiction in May and I posted my story Birthday Surprise to my blog. Thank you for your comments and support. They are very much appreciated.
Onto the goals:
1) Write more:
This month I’ve managed to write:
- 10,053 words;
- which is 33 pages;
- or 4 chapters of my book.
I’ve struggled to find time to write this month. Pokey excuse I know. Work has been ridiculously busy as the usual team of three has been the team of ONE. My colleagues were both off for two weeks so I’ve been none stop at work. In the end I wrote on 7 days (23%) as I decided not to even try to write in the evenings.
I have gone over the 80k words mark and now have less than 14k words left to *re-visit*
I aim to finish this second draft during June and will put it into a drawer for a couple of weeks before doing the next draft.
2) Read more:
I set a target of 24 books in 2012, which is double the most books I have ever read in a calendar year. I’ve read another THREE books in May. Yay!
As last month’s FOUR books was a first. To manage another three this month is great. Two of the books were Catching Fire (Review here) and Mockingjay (Review pending) to conclude The Hunger Games trilogy. I also read Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (Review here).
So I’m bang on target at TEN and I’m more than half way through my next book. I’m reading exclusively on my Kindle at the moment. I’ve downloaded another half-dozen books and find it so convenient and comfortable. And I was so against the idea when they first came out. Shame on me!
3) Stay the same weight & Migraine watch:
The healthy eating plan continues, the odd curly wurly aside.
The weather has been muggy and I’ve had a few small migraines. Touch wood I haven’t been affected too much.
How are you doing with your goals for 2012?
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