You heard it here first folks! I am getting better!! I’m still not ‘well’ by any means yet, I’m coughing away and lethargic and still sick, but I’ve definitely improved since last week. I personally think the well wishes from all you lovely people (Mel and Shanjeniah especially) and the permission to eat a lot of chocolate (I did, and everyone judged me, but not you, internet friends!) helped just as much as the antibiotics and bed rest.
This week was not as productive as it would otherwise have been in the sense that I didn’t write much. But aside from that I was incredibly productive. I gave myself time to rest, rejuvenated my imagination and creativeness (creativity is a boring word), and surprisingly feel considerably less overwhelmed than I expected to be feeling at this point in time!
So, a recap of this week:
Edit chapters 6-12 of Rebellion. I did not achieve this. I am still up to chapter 7. BUT I have had time to consolidate ideas, so I feel ready for this week!
Begin basic planning for NaNo. Success! Not too much to give away yet, but stay tuned!
Keep reading Harry’s Game
and start another book. Much more success than anticipated! I have read another few chapters of Harry’s Game, and FINISHED two books. I read Bound by the wondrous Kate Sparkes on Friday night (review coming tomorrow), and The Virgin Suicides today (review coming soon). Success makes me happy.
Publish two blog posts on top of ROW80 and WIPpet updates. More success. On Monday I reviewed Gone Girl and Friday saw a general life update. Hooray!
Visit and comment on 15 blogs. Definite success. Yay internet friends!
Additional 2,000 words on politics project draft. My inability to form coherent sentences prevented this from occurring.
Additional research for my history essay. Put on hold until this week.
Work out options with my course coordinator for exchange and start application. All clear received. Application planned out. Success!
All in all, a pretty successful week if you ask me. On Friday I also talked about the things I had discovered whilst being sick. I have one more deep engagement to add to this. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I watched all 100 episodes this weekend and loved every minute of it. As many of you will remember, I am NOT a fan of Jane Austen. I absolutely loved this web series though. I suggest you watch it, even if you hate Austen like I do!
Now, onto this week. As I said I am on the mend, but I still don’t want to push myself this week and have a repeat of last week with the sickness and the pain and the ergh. I’m still pretty confident with what I’ll be able to accomplish though!
Edit up to chapter 12 of Rebellion. Although this technically puts me a week behind schedule, that schedule was created to allow weeks like this to happen. So really, I’m right on track!
More detailed planning for NaNo novel. I’ve got the basic plot, now to start outlines, pov, all that juicy fun stuff!
Read another two chapters of Harry’s Game and finish at least one novel. I’m still undecided on what to read next. Suggestions are very welcome (I’ll be buying a new book tomorrow), or you can check out my Goodreads want to read list and suggest from that!
Publish four blog posts. I’m planning on drafting most of these tonight actually. Today’s ROW update, tomorrow’s book review, Wednesday’s WIPpet, and Friday’s catch up.
Continue visiting and commenting on blogs. MORE FRIENDS!
Finish politics draft. This will bring me back on track after last week and give me two solid weeks of editing before my project is due.
History essay research. Read books. Read journal articles. Read primary sources. Etc etc.
Complete exchange application. Self explanatory.
I hope you all had a successful week (whatever that means to you)! See you all tomorrow (or Wednesday if you’re only here for the updates…).