Where do I start?
The month of May saw another failed attempt at me getting things back in order. The respect that I already had for some of the consistent bloggers out there has certainly increased recently.
Let’s start with the not-so-fun things;
- Work is still keeping me busy, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel
- An agreed training plan of 12 hours per week for 3 months is almost at an end. This is a great weight off my shoulders as it had been agreed I could do it during work hours, yet none of that transpired and I’ve had to do it in my own time at night / weekends.
- English Degree is almost completed. Five of six modules are down and out, although my last one is English grammar which I find more technical than any of the IT courses I’ve done.
Now, the stuff that is going to keep me busy for the rest of the year;
- Bought Rocksmith, bought electric guitar. Convinced myself that if I never make it as a writer, then I may just make it as a Rock God!
- This blog. I’ve got a huge number of posts that I need to catch up with, some are out-of-date now but I still need to get around to putting them up.
- My novel. I’m still hovering at around 80,000 words. Not happy with my progress at all, but will continue onwards and upwards.
- The list of 52 books to read in a year needs updating. I’ve been working through them, but for all the marvels of e-books, it’s difficult to appreciate just how big some of these trilogies are when viewed in electronic form (George RR Martin, Raymond E Feist and Brandon Sanderson – I’m looking at you all).
- Podcasts. These all need pulling down from the Interweb and getting in a manageable order so I can start tearing through them.
- Worldbuilding. I’ve often read that some authors fall into a spiral of worldbuilding when working on their stories. I can certainly see that, but I consider that had I spent the past two months working on my world, then at least I’d have something to show for it other than the markings and scratches that I have at present.
I also have a list of shout-outs for other, much more dependable and successful bloggers who (unwittingly) have kept the interest high for me over the past couple of months.
It all starts tomorrow …
Blank paper … Check
Pens … Check
A mute for a muse … Check