My goal for January was just to get back into the routine with sitting down and treating writing like a job. I did pretty well for falling off the wagon over the holidays. I started out this month writing flashback scenes for book two in The Eyes of Texas series. What was supposed to be a few chapters of two, maybe three thousand words each, grew into a lot more than that. Now, I’m on the fence. On the one hand, I’m not sure yet if any of this will be pertinent to the actual story proper, but, on the other hand, I’m learning a lot about these characters that I thought I already knew really well, plus I’m learning more about some parts of the world that I had been pretty vague on and that are going to play a significant role in book two. As of right now, I’m going to keep moving forward with it and see where I end up. I didn’t mark anything off on my writing bingo card, but I wasn’t really expecting to. Like I said, this month was just for getting back into the routine.
My reading month was pretty good, I read five books, two by women, a graphic novel, and a book on writing (by Ray Bradbury who is king). That’s the most that I’ve read in a month since…ever, I think. I’ve been using a TBR and a reading notebook which I’m thinking may account for keeping me reading.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling ♀ ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
The Sandman Vol. 3 – Dream Country by Neil Gaiman 💀 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury 🖋 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ♀ ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 👁
For the next month, I’m hoping to finish up the flashbacks and move onto the story proper. I’m still floundering about where to start exactly, so, maybe the flashbacks will get some thoughts going. Other than that, I’m planning to just keep doing what I’m doing and see where it gets me.
♀ Read Women: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montomery
♀ Read Women – Read Around the World: Asia, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
💀🗯 The Sandman Vol. 4 – Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
👁 Buffalo Girls by Larry McMurtry
👁 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens