Farewell to January

We’re already a full month into 2018. Wow.

January’s Writing

The first half of my month was swallowed by procrastination because I limited myself to finishing the last five short stories for my collection. I finished one of those, and then a few days ago I decided to let go of the last four and I feel so much better for doing so. I do plan to finish those last four and publish them as a part two to this collection, but for now I’m happy to have let them go.

After letting those go I went back to The Last Assassin and I’ve been so much happier working on that. It’s really interesting writing dialogue when the majority of your characters only tell partial truths – if that – the majority of the time. It’s actually rather amusing.

I wrote about 31k last month, which isn’t too bad.

January’s Reading

I’ve been really slacking on reading the past several months. I’ve been “reading” the same half a dozen books for, like, half a year. It’s sad. I don’t know how I read all I read last July. O-o I wish I could get back to that pace.

I was able in January, however, to finish Echoes by Miranda Marie (see my review here) and finally (after five months. Yeesh.) finish North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson.

You know what I need to do? Take all my procrastinating time and apply it to reading time instead. At that rate I’d get a lot more reading done.

What I’m looking forward to in February

Sometime early this month I get to find out if While I Was Sleeping was accepted for the third Brave New Girls anthology to be published in July. I’m really proud of this story, and I hope it’s accepted. :)

I’ll also be publishing the short story collection I’ve been talking about early this month (It’s almost done. I’m finally so close… It just needs some more formatting and a finished cover.), and then This Is His Story will be published on its own on the 14th and The Mirror-Hunter Chronicles series of short stories will be published on the 21st if all goes according to plan. Keep an eye out for announcements on all of those launches.

How has your 2018 been so far? Do you have any big goals for February?

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