I’m trying very hard not to get down on myself right now but it’s pretty hard when I’m looking at what I said I wanted to accomplish at the beginning of the month and seeing how little of it I actually did.
*sigh* Well, no point in putting this off.
- Write every day.
I had to open my big mouth and say that I was going to try for 20,000 words this month. For a while, I was writing every day and there was the possibility that it could happen. Then I started second guessing things I’d written at the same time as calculating and re-calculating what I’d need to be doing in the remaining days in order to make up the shortfalls. Argh….
- Transcribe all my hand-written bits and pieces.
Well, I did get a decent amount typed up, there’s still a bunch of notebook pages that need to organised and properly saved. Curiously enough, this includes the end of the short story that sparked the whole idea in the first place.
- More reading, more reviews.
Well, I did get my two reviews written (here and here), but I don’t feel like I got enough reading done. Scratch that, I know I didn’t get enough reading done. I know I should be setting aside some time every day to spend time with a book but it’s all too easy to push that aside in favour of other tasks.
- Do another interview.
This one I did complete properly. I think it went pretty well; but, here, judge for yourself. Plus, I got to help out someone who’s been very supportive to me, so all the better.
- Post another short story.
Also got this one done. And, for a change, it was a short that I wrote during the month so I’d like to think that counts for something. Probably not but… Anyway, the story was ‘A Year of Bodies‘ and I got to indulge my love of The Wire a bit, while also venting some frustrations about the coffee maker at work. Give it a read and you’ll see what I mean.
Ah well, c’est la guerre, I suppose.
Now to think about what I’ll going to be aiming at for in July…
Have you watched “Homicide: Life on the Street”? It’s by the same guy who wrote The Wire. Same whiteboard. Only they all use typewriters because it’s like 1992, and there’s a crossover episode with the X-Files….
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I have seen some episodes, but not with a lot of consistency. Most of the ones I’ve seen, I was still living in the UK and they were broadcast at 11pm (or later) so it was mainly when I was able to catch it. I would like to go back and watch it properly sometime but, you know, there’s all the other things that need doing…
Don’t be so hard on yourself! It sounds like you did still get a lot done this month. 🙂
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