Sunday Summary – May 22, 2016

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This week in writing.

This week I managed to write nearly 7.5k over six days (I gave myself today off), so I’m pretty happy! I achieved three days of getting up and doing a 30 minute writing sprint before work, though on Thursday and Friday I slept in. I only had time for a 15 minute writing sprint on Thursday evening (I had to run to choir rehearsal) but I managed 500 words in that time. My WIP now stands at 30.5k, only ten days after I was exclaiming excitedly about having reached 20k.

I’m going to continue trying to get up early and write first thing. It makes a difference! I had tried it before and always felt groggy and like I wasn’t making any progress, but I think that I am now making progress on the novel helps wake me up.

This week in reading

A Gathering of Shadows FinalI currently have nothing out from the library! It’s such a relief, as I’ve had some ebooks hanging over me for a while and now I can get back to them. I ended up returning the Kingdom of Little Wounds early. When it takes 4 days to read 90 pages, that’s a sign.

As such, I’ve returned to A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, which is the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic. I am having some trouble remembering all the details of the first book, and I did find the beginning a bit slow, but I’m a third of the way through now and our main characters are about to be reunited, at which point I think things will pick up.

I’m also listening to an audio version of Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill, which I will be reading as part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge.

My goal of reading for at least half an hour remains the same.

This week in blogging

After such a good blogging week the week before, this past week I was terrible! I blame the fact that I was trying to cram in writing on Thursday before choir, because that is when I would usually visit other bloggers. So that’s motivation to keep getting up and writing in the morning, to free up that time later.

I did, however, post two book reviews and schedule three more.

Only goals for this week are to write the usual Wednesday post and write reviews for any books I finish.

This week in health and fitness

I successfully exercised on five days of the week. However, one of those days was yesterday and I definitely consumed more than I burned. My healthy habits are improving though, which is good to see.

Other highlights this week

Last night some theatre friends and I went to see a local production of the musical Catch Me If You Can. I’m not sure whether it was the show itself, and the big closing number, or the catch-ups with our friend in the cast afterward, but either way, I left with a sore jaw from grinning, and a buzz that prevented me from getting to sleep until 12:30.

good lord, we are a bunch of dorks

good lord, we are a bunch of dorks

That’s all for this week. See you soon!