With Calligraphy Guild off to sensitivity readers this month (yayyyyy!), I’ve done a lot of blogging to keep myself sane between projects. XD I’m working to write and schedule alll of the posts for the three months I’ll be gone this summer, not only for this blog but also for Within the Static, and that’s been going well. This past week I also decided for certain on my next big project! I’ll be rewriting The Masked Captain, ironing out the theme and adding a second POV/plotline to fill it out. I started drafting it yesterday, so I’m pretty excited for that. :)
The Enneagram Authors series has continued through this month! In case you missed those, you can find this month’s installments here (and last month’s installments in my February wrap-up):
Next month we’ll wrap up with types 7-9!
- The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
- Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
- Kingdom Calling by Amy L. Sherman
I fully understand the Sanderson hype now. Mistborn was excellent and the ending was so goodddddd. I’m excited to read Well of Ascension now, but my opinion of my library isn’t great right now so it’ll probably be a while. :P
Perelandra was just as thought-provoking as Out of the Silent Planet, and in some ways more so. It posed some interesting theological points that I’m still mulling over.
I read The Map of Tiny Perfect Things after watching the movie and I highly recommend both. (Although I must warn you there is mild language throughout and an F-bomb in each. :P) The story is super well-done and (especially in the movie) poses some interesting theological concepts… though of course the secular writers don’t acknowledge them as such. I found it to be a great blend of fun and depth, and it also spawned a blog post idea for Within the Static. (The post it inspired will be going up in late May, if anyone’s curious.)
- The Riven Realm by Deck Matthews
- The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
- The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen
I am taking entirely too long to get through these two fiction books. I don’t know why, since I really enjoy them both, but I’ve just been struggling to stay consistent with them. I’m hoping to finish them both next month.
The Productive Writer, on the other hand, has been a fast-paced read and super insightful. It’s been really helpful as I work to solidify the purpose of my writing/blogging platform and funnel that into what I write and post and create. I’m hoping to write a brief review of this one when I finish.
I passed my first CLEP test today! I’ve been working on these tests for a while now, and it’s been impossible to schedule the tests due to COVID restrictions, but I finally had a chance to take my U.S. History I test. And the lovely drive there and back was a nice bonus. ^-^
Plans for April
- (Re)Drafting The Masked Captain
- Prepping future blog posts
- Working on platform/engagement
How about you? How was your March? Are there any accomplishments we can celebrate with you? Do you have any writing goals for this month? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!