This week in writing
Tuesday night was the only one of my five nights per week that I was unable to write, as my computer was, as I said in my word count spreadsheet, “being a poo”. At time of writing, the total word count on the second draft of Operation Sugarplum is 8865, and I should easily reach 10k by the end of the month.
This week in reading
I finally finished the audio book of Votive by Karen Brooks, which was far too long and spent too much time from the POV of characters I wasn’t interested in. My new audio book is The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis, the first in the Marcus Didius Falco series of crime novels set in Ancient Rome. In print, I finished This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab and have started Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine.
This week in blogging
I decided to take a break from WIPpet Wednesday this week, and probably a few weeks more. I’m editing rather than writing, and since Operation Sugarplum is so short, I feel like I’ve already shared all the good parts in one form or another. Not only that, but the past couple of weeks, I made a pretty dismal effort to get round to fellow WIPpeteers, so I felt i t was better to not participate just now. I’ll do my best to participate over the next couple of months, but I’ve got quite a lot going on. I do need to remember to get my review of Votive written up in time to go up tomorrow morning.
This week in study
I handed in my first assignment for the semester this week, and I was pretty happy with it. Now I need to get onto working out what I’m going to do for the hypothetical exhibition that I have to design. I have a few ideas, I’ve just got to see which will be the most feasible.
This week in health and fitness
This week was a bit of a mixed bag. I definitely reached 10k steps each day, but I was indulging in things I shouldn’t have been more often than not. Having said that, in a rearrangement of my kitchen this evening, I found room for my fruit bowl on the bench, so I’ve filled it up with all my suppllies, so I won’t be able to forget to take a couple of pieces to work each day this week.
Other Highlights this week
I attended my first book launch! Actually, my first two. This weekend has been the inaugral Canberra Writer’s Festival, and while I wasn’t really planning on going to any of the events, I saw a Facebook event advertising the launch of Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks. As it’s a steampunk novel, there was Victorian dress, waltzing, and also tea duelling (you should Google that). I ran into some people I knew who were also staying for the following launch, and I ended up buying that book and sticking around too. Here’s a photo, and there are some others at my Facebook (my author page, so the post is public):
That’s it for today. See you later!