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October Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Rereading the Girl Genius comic for like the third time this year. That counts, right?

Writing:

Another craptastic month. I’ve just been feeling so down lately and uninspired. I’ve barely even tried to write, and then stuff came up the last week that has kept me from writing (I hate Halloween).

Totaled 6,743 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 217,986.

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At this rate, I won’t make my 350k word pledge by the end of the year. Sigh.

Streak: My streak is now at 669 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

Well, I tried, that’s what counts. I did finish three other stories that I haven’t edited yet, but it’s little comfort at the moment.

Posting:

Three chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait, the last two chapters of Attention to Detail and four stories.

Heaven Can’t Wait

Attention to Detail

Save the Last Dance for Me (Red vs Blue)
Five Kisses That Never Happened (Girl Genius)
Blast From the Past (Girl Genius)
Sacrifices Better Left Undone (Girl Genius)

September Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

And back to not reading. Sigh. I read some of a book but got distracted with writing. Which I’m okay with because I’d barely been writing lately.

Writing:

September was so much better than August. Still not great because I missed a few days, but it’s okay. I also finished up some stories and worked on the fanfic50 prompts. And there was one really great day (as you can see on the graph) where I hit 5,000 words. Yay!

Totaled 24,000 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 211,248.

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Streak: My streak is now at 638 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

I did a lot better here, too. I finished up a couple Girl Genius fics but didn’t get to editing them. I did write, finish and edit a couple The 100 fics, and did editing on five chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait.

Posting:

Two chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait and six stories.

Heaven Can’t Wait

Hope for the Future (The 100)
The Beginning of Again (Girl Genius)
Hope is a Four-Letter Word (The 100)
Penny For Your Thoughts (The 100)
The Distance Between Us (Girl Genius)
Where the Green Grass Grows (The 100)

August Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Fourteen books!! I wasn’t planning on reading any, but I was having a hard time writing so went through a ton of short books.

Writing:

Let’s just say things sucked. I wrote about 7,000 words all month and that was like pulling teeth.

Totaled 7,121 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 187,099.

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Streak: My streak is now at 608 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

I didn’t get much done here either until the last two days. I finished a couple Girl Genius stories, edited two chapters of Attention to Detail, and edited a few other stories and tried to edit chapter 32 of Heaven Can’t Wait (didn’t have much success, though).

Posting:

Two chapters of Attention to Detail and two stories.

Attention to Detail

No Place Else I’d Rather Be (The 100)
Unfair Advantage (Red vs Blue)

July Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

I’m either going to fail my Goodreads challenge or really hate myself in a couple months.

Writing:

Not a good month for me–writing or otherwise. There were eleven days I didn’t do any creative writing. I did journal every day so there’s that. I’m over 23k words behind my goal for the year. I came back from a nearly 50k deficit in April so I’m not too worried.

Totaled 9,513 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 179,978.

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Streak: My streak is now at 577 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

Well, I finished up about three new stories and edited in some fashion four others plus a couple chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait. I’ve fallen way behind, and I’d been so close to catching up to my original publishing schedule (this is what motivates me to finish stuff).

Posting:

Five stories and four chapters of Heaven.

Heaven Can’t Wait

Left Behind (Red vs Blue)
I Wanna Be Your Left-Hand Man (The 100)
Heaven Help Him (a Heaven Can’t Wait story) – at Tumblr and AO3
Best Service Minimum Wage Can But (Red vs Blue) – only at Tumblr
Attention to Detail (Red vs Blue) – first two chapters

June Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Does fanfic count?

 

Writing:

I fell way behind with this. Well, not “way” behind but behind where I wanted to be. I’ve just been feeling like crap with my moods all over the place and always tired (starting to think there might actually be something wrong with me). I didn’t write creative words every day, but it wasn’t a complete failure because I still managed to journal. Totaled 11,793 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 170,370.

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Streak: My streak is now at 564 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

I managed three (and a half) chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait which means I’m behind again. Oh, well. I also finished up one of the April 2017 Camp stories and two for Red vs Blue that I wrote this month. I worked on editing a few others, but nothing got completely finished.

Posting:

Two stories and three chapters of Heaven

Heaven Can’t Wait:

Won’t Say I Told You So (But I Totally Did) (The 100)
Nightlight (Red vs Blue)
Gross Family (Red vs Blue)

May Round-up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Still nothing… I’m so awful. I haven’t read a book since January. BUT I’ve been reading a lot of fanfic. That counts for something, right?

Reviews:

Zip.

Writing:

I didn’t make the monthly goal. Missed it by about 1,600 words, but I’m okay with that. I’m still over 13k words ahead for the year. I’ve been super tired with nearly constant headaches that have squashed my creativity. I skipped writing for three days then only did editing (under 100 words) for three others at the end of the month. I ended up with 28,094 words for the month which brings the yearly total to 158,451 words.

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Streak: My streak is now at 516 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

I did really good here. I finished revising three chapters Heaven Can’t Wait and started editing a fourth. I finished a few random Red vs Blue fics and edited one of those. Revised two of the 2017 April Camp NaNo stories. AND I went back and found two old SG-1 fics from 2014 I finished by never revised so I got those out there. Despite slacking on the Heaven chapters, I got quite a bit done this month.

Posting:

Seven stories and six chapters posted in May.

Heaven Can’t Wait:

Shut Up and Dance (Red vs Blue)
Burnt Toast (Red vs Blue)
Weather the Storm With You (The 100)
Running Out of Reasons to Pretend (The 100)
Take This Job and Shove It (Stargate SG-1)
Just to See You Smile (Stargate SG-1)
Midnight in the Garden of Our Past Lives (Red vs Blue)

[I’m really quite proud of the titles for May’s stories, lol.]

April Round-up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Yeah… I got nothing.

Reviews:

Zip.

Writing:

YAY for the Untu Hunt at 4thewords.com. I managed to write 91,023 words this month! Like Wow! I went from being 47k behind schedule to 15k ahead. Go me!

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And look at those huge lines. I had three days over 12k.

Streak: My streak is now at 485 days (since January 1, 2017).

Editing/Finishing:

I’m so proud of myself here. I finished and edited chapters 12 – 22 for Heaven Can’t Wait. They are all ready to go. I also finished a couple Red vs Blue fics but haven’t edited them.

Posting:

Heaven Can’t Wait:

Better Late Than Never (Red vs Blue)

 

March Round-up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

I read a grand total of zero books in March. It’s been a bad month.

Reviews:

Also zero.

Writing:

I didn’t write every day and fell below my goal. Pathetically below. But I did do some writing, so it’s something. The grand total for the month was 7,769, bringing the total for the year up to 39,289. Like I said… pathetic.

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Streak: I did keep up my journal which has turned into mostly ranting about my mood. That keeps my streak which is now at 455 days (since January 1, 2017).

Editing/Finishing:

I’ve done pretty much nothing. I did write a couple The 100 stories but haven’t started editing them. Other than that, I haven’t really worked on anything.

Posting:

Does reposting an old SG-1 fic count?

Didn’t think so.

February Round-up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Well, it was better than January. That’s all I can say about that.

 

Reviews:

Yeah, didn’t do any of these and am backlogged to December. Ugh.

Writing:

 

I fell so far below my goal, it’s pathetic. The month ended with 10,315 words with 14 days I didn’t write at all. That’s half the month! The stress of my cat nearly dying and getting a dog has had a serious toll on my mental state and creativity. All I can do is hope March is better.

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Streak: Despite not having any story words, I did manage to write in my journal every day. At least 444 words which keeps my streak up at 4thewords.com. That’s 425 days (since January 1, 2017).

Editing/Finishing:

The Great Animal Conspiracy strikes again. Between all of the drama of the cat and dog, I didn’t do much anything. I did manage to polish up chapter eleven of Heaven Can’t Wait, but it all stalled there. In the last three days, I finally wrote rough drafts of chapters 12-15. So that’s a step in the right direction.

Posting:

Heaven Can’t Wait

I still can’t believe chapter eleven is the only thing I posted all month. Sad.

January Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Um… Well… Yeah. I got through one book. Happens every January–I burn myself out catching up in December.

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Reviews:

I managed to finish and post a bunch of backdated reviews from December.

Writing:

January wasn’t that great, but I did manage to write every day, keeping my streak going. I fell short of my goal by over 8,000 words, though. Still a good start to the year all around.   Total: 21,205

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Streak: 396 days! (since January 1, 2017)

Editing/Finishing:

This is kind of all over the place. I finished and/or edited a bunch of chapters for Heaven Can’t Wait. I finished an old March prompt (one of my goals). Rewrote and started editing “try” from April Camp last year. Also finished but didn’t start editing at least two short fics.

Posting:

Heaven Can’t Wait

Don’t Look at Me That Way (The 100)
A Little Note of Advice (Stargate SG-1)

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