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01 May 2013 @ 08:54 am
April: In Review  
I know I say this every month, but seriously where the heck did April go? I do not like the way time moves as an adult. I remember feeling like time moved so slow as a kid, now I’m desperate for it to slow the hell down.

There’s not much reason to separate this post with headers anymore since it’s withered down to just two topics now. Best of Music Friday can be found HERE and you can read about why Photography won’t be listed HERE.

I read a lot of really great books this month as pictured below. I had hoped to read more than this, but finding the balance between writing and reading in my free time is still a lopsided thing for me. All the titles below the picture are clickable and will take you to my GoodReads review if you’re interested.

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The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson, Book 4) by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
Dead River by Cyn Balog
Inferno (Chronicles of Nick, Book 4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Breathless: A Firelight Novella by Sophie Jordan [not pictured, e-book]
The Walking Dead, Vol. 4 by Robert Kirkman

As for writing, I also hoped to write more than I did, but I’m not entirely disappointed with my word count this month either. Partly because it’s still over my minimum monthly goal of 5K and also because I closed up all the holes in the start of my MS. Dreamsters is now officially a little over 31K and this blows my mind in such a good way. Just a few months ago it was still a baby of a story. I’m really grateful for the cooler weather holding out for a change and blessing us with a chilly April. I have no doubt that it helped me stay focused on Dreamsters instead of letting Summer Novel butt its ugly head in before I was ready for it. I don’t know if I’ll be as lucky at the end of May, but I’ll certainly try really hard to keep Summer Novel at bay at least until June. Final April Word Count: 7,231 words

So that was my April, sort of mediocre, but not all that horrible really. How did you spend your April?
Current Music: Skylar Grey - "Words"
Jeannine Garseeonegrapeshy on May 1st, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the word count--and on closing the holes!
swhistedswhisted on May 1st, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Closing the holes feels especially rewarding. They were leftover from Grapemo, when I was just trying to write as many words as I could and not let holes slow me down. :)

BTW, I really miss Grapemo. :/
Jeannine Garseeonegrapeshy on May 1st, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
Only nine months left till the next one. :)
Heatheredgyauthor on May 2nd, 2013 11:23 pm (UTC)
Time used to seem incredibly slow to me as a kid, too. I have no idea when or how that changed, but it did, so...um...yeah. Grrr.

And oh, so many books! You should be proud of the amount you read, especially since some of those books are mammoths! *narrows eyes at Inferno*

You should also be proud of your word count. 7.2K is a lot! Congrats for already reaching the 31K mark for Dreamsters! I'll keep my fingers crossed that these characters remain chatty for you despite the fact that the weather is getting warmer and warmer...

Edited at 2013-05-02 11:24 pm (UTC)
swhistedswhisted on May 3rd, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for crossing your fingers. With all the holes filled in now, I'm just going to finish the current nightmare and do a read through, then send it to you. Hope it's okay that it's a little longer than what I thought I'd be sending you. Can't wait for you to see it all! :D
Heatheredgyauthor on May 3rd, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
Definitely okay! ;)