After a bit of an absence, Sundary Summary makes its return. I think I should be able to keep this up now. Though to be honest, the past week hasn’t been the greatest to report on!
This week in writing
I’ve gone through the first part of Memories and Magic and made some fairly in depth revisions, though I’m sure there’s still more improvement to be made. Part 2 is the part that needs complete rewriting, as I’ve completely altered the concept for it. It’s going to be slow-going but now that I’m not sick anymore (I had four days off work last week with a virus), I should have the stamina to work on a decent chunk each night.
This week in reading
This week I finished reading Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French and Beneath the Apple Blossom by Kate Frost. All very good books in very different ways. I have four books left on my April-June TBR, but I will be happy if I finish another two.
This week in blogging
I managed to visit other participants in both of my Wednesday blog hops, though I haven’t replied to comments on my own blogs, so I should probably get onto that. I did post reviews for The Betrayal of Bindy MacKenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty and Ensnared by Rita Stradling. Both were unfortunately 2 star reads for me.
I’ve posted a new instalment in my Sunday Sessions series over on my writing blog . This one ponders how many POV characters is too many in one novel.
This week in health and fitness
I think the reason I got sick last week was because I had run myself down. Yes, I was keeping somewhat active by doing South Pacific, but I was also having a lot of late nights and I went back to work during the second week of performances. I think it must have been the combination of show and uni work that led to me feeling so knocked out at the end of it.
I am pleased to say that I am finally back on track, having started back with the Blogilates June calendar yesterday. I knwo that in just a couple of weeks of doing these work outs, I can look a whole lot different, so I’m hoping this is a start. After over two years of bouncing around te same weight range, it’d be nice to get down to where I want to be.
That’s my week. How are you going?
2 thoughts on “Sunday Summary – June 25, 2017”
Good to hear you’re recovered from the virus attack and moving back into the working/writing/reading routine!
Regarding how many POVs, I read somewhere that four to six is the basic number…anything beyond half a dozen introduces tons of confusion. I’ve never read Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. I’m gonna put that on on the TBR list.
Wife and I just got back from a long walk with our Black Lab Cody. I wear a Fitbit and try my best to get 10 K steps in per day. Isn’t always so easy. Plus yesterday we visited friends and had pizza! Sigh. But I’m determined to lose fifteen pounds between now and October. More walking and less eating!
Enjoyed your post. Hope this next week is a good one for you!
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Thanks for visiting, Paul. 🙂
Interesting about the POVs – I was only worrying about three. Though I think part of that is me getting caught up in whether or not a sequel which is in the very earliest of planning stages should follow the same format as the first book (which is only in its first round of revisions). I’m sure once I actually knuckle down with it, I’ll figure it all out.
I was wearing a FitBit up until a few days ago when the band broke for the second time… and of cours, the Charge HR is the only model that doesn’t have a replaceable band… I’m debating whether to buy a new one or just work on the basis that after 18 months wearing it, I have a pretty good idea of my habits. Good luck with your weightloss goals. I’m aiming to lose about 10kg (22lb) in six months. I always start really well and then fall off the bandwagon a couple of months in.
Hope you have a great week, too!
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