January Wrap-up!

January Wrap-up!

January has been a challenge. My writing hasn’t gone to plan, and neither has my mental health. As one tends to affect the other, it’s not surprising. Short intro this month, because I am currently tired. Turns out stress is exhausting. 😴

I am still Bullet Journaling. The biggest benefit to this that I’m finding is how calming it is. It’s a place I can write, draw, make pretty quotes, and obviously organise things. It’s becoming a bit of a refuge for the chaos that is my brain, as well as another good creative outlet.

Reading

Writing

  • I finished draft one of Rabbit! I ended on nearly 75k words, which is about where I was aiming. Really pleased with having finished, though the story needs a lot of work. It’s a skeleton at the moment, and I’m working on fleshing out the characters and setting.
  • Elondria. This one hasn’t quite gone to plan. I have gone back to writing draft three, but the goal I’d set myself – to finish by the end of February, isn’t going to happen. Due, to, erm, life, I’ve had more days of not writing than I’d have liked. So, the deadline has been extended to the end of March.
  • Short stories – I’ve temporarily given up on them. There’s something not quite working. Instead, I am writing flash fiction again. Over on vpgrey.wordpress.com.

Interesting Internet Finds

  • Get Set for the Adventure! A short story contest run by Racheal Ritchey. I am aiming to take part in this. I have an idea for a story, just need to set words to actual paper. Or screen.

Until next time, go in peace. 🙂

2 replies to January Wrap-up!

  1. I’m sorry 2018 has not been kind to you so far, either. I hope it gets better! I started bullet journaling, too. I quickly found out that I’m not going to be able to do one of those crafty/arty bullet journals. The few attempts I made looked like a primary school kid did it haha. I do like lists, though, and I think it will be helpful for to-do’s.

    • I am keeping my fingers crossed for getting better!

      Yeah, I found the same with bullet journaling. I don’t really draw. I just use different coloured pens, which I use for my writing anyway. I like it being more of a practical tool rather than a work of art.

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