Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunday Post 010 | IMWAYR

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 Corny Joke Monday 

Why did the lion eat the tightrope walker?
He wanted a well-balanced meal.

 Last Week on the Blog 

 This Week on the Blog 

Dear Anakin... Star Wars
Requiem,  The Blacklist 4x17 Worth Watching

EDIT: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to postpone these. I'm taking a short hiatus for the next week or so. Sorry, everyone! See you when I get back. Until then, keep reading! ^_^

 What I'm Reading: 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and
share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. 

Heartstone by Elle Katherine White
I am loving this. I just haven't been taking time to actually read it. :P

The Wonder by Emily Donoghue (audio)
This one is going so slow I might move on to something else for a while. It's interesting, I'm just not in the mood for it.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol 2: Victories and Sacrifices (comic)

 What I Read: 

Not going to lie. It's been a slow-going reading week for me. :P

Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol 1: In Defense of Kamino
Marvel's Civil War

 Internet Shenanigans 

So I finally finished Sherlock Season 4. I say 'finished' because I actually watched the first episode pretty soon after it aired on PBS. AND I COULDN'T GO ON. I was so broken-hearted after that episode, I just couldn't move on to the next one. It was so sad and depressing and John was angry at Sherlock and... and...

But I finally moved on and I'm SO GLAD I did, because those last two episodes were absolutely amazing, story-wise, character-wise, but especially in further developing John and Sherlock's complicated and amazing relationship. Even better, the rest of the season also fleshed out and relieved some of the pangs from that first episode heartbreak so, while I'm still not totally over it, the show has at least saved itself from my everlasting ire.

It was absolutely amazing.

If YOU'RE a Sherlock fan, than you definitely need to check out Sherlock Season 4 Thoughts (Spoilers) over on my friend September C. Fawkes' blog. It is such a fangirl-fueled post, but she's one of the best I know at intelligent fangirling, gushing about developing relationships, subtext, character, and foreshadowing. Seriously. Check it out right now, because her fangirling only ever deepens my love and appreciation for shows I like. ^_^

 In Real Life 

I finished my Camp NaNo goal of 15,000 words!

And you know what? It didn't help me get back into a regular writing routine at all. I kept procrastinating the actual writing part until the last minute and wound up battling for my last 3k a few hours before Camp ended last night. Which is not what I was going for at all.

So this next month I'm not giving myself a word count goal. Apparently that's not really helping to motivate me at all right now. Instead, I'm going to make myself for an hour every day. No matter how much or how little I write, I'm going to write -with no plotting, researching, or outlining- for at least one hour every day.

Because that last 3k I crammed in last night? It was horrible. But it was first draft stuff, so the important part is I wrote down 3k that wasn't actually a waste, that actually has good content and momentum, it just needs to be reworked. But because it wasn't perfect, because I didn't love it, I felt like a failure, and I battled with the sick dread that failure brings on for several hours last night. That's always fun. It made me realize that I have lost a step and gone back into the unhealthy place of being uncomfortable with first draft material, and that needs to stop. Right now.

So hopefully, the far side of next month, I will have written so much crappy first draft material, I will be comfortable with that phase of writing again.


  What's new with you? 


  1. I haven't tried The Wonder yet, but I've listened to others by that author, so I'll probably try the audio on this one, too. Hmm. I WONDER who the narrator is. The narrators on Room and Frog Music were excellent! Maybe it was the same one for both.

    1. I can't remember the narrator's name right off, but she is pretty good. So far, the story's interesting; I'm just not really in the mood for it, I think.

  2. YAAAAAAYYYYYY 15K words! WHOHOOOOO So happy for and proud of you Amanda! For me... nothing like goals and deadlines! Sorry to hear they don't really help you that much. BUT Writing for an hour a day should be even better because you may exceed any word count you may have set. I'm trying to add 40K to that first draft now in May and to do so I need to read what I wrote so far so I can't help not liking a lot of the stuff and feeling like a failure too! So I think I know the feeling :(
    But let's keep writing... keep writing :)

    1. Always keep writing! Thanks, writer buddy. ;)
      Re-reading what I've written is always kind of fun, because if I cringe at a section, I can usually tell what needs to be changed. Then there are the scenes I just keep reading and re-reading because I'm so in love with them.

  3. Congrats on Camp NaNo! That's awesome. I should have done it because my own writing has stalled some. but hey May is a new month so here's to new beginnings lol. Your upcoming Star Wars posts have me curious, and Civil War too (are you reviewing the comic or the show?)

    Have a great week!

    1. New beginnings, indeed!
      Unfortunately, I'm going to have to delay that Star Wars post a little way (family stuff has come up) but I hope you check it out when it's ready!
      I'll be reviewing the comic book of Civil War. ^_^