May 2017 Dares
Whoa. It’s … it’s May already? But … but … I wasn’t finished with April yet! *sobs* I WANT MORE APRIL!!! I want to spend more time working on Once a Stratton. I want to have more time to work on IvIn and TDS.
I don’t want more of this weather, though. Rain, rain, rain. I love rain, but there’s a certain kind of rain that’s just not pleasant … and the kind we’ve been having is bad rain. Bad, bad rain. *glares at rain*
Really, though, April was an improvement of March, but still stressful (as some *cough, cough* earlier posts may have stated). I always feel like I haven’t accomplished much (
and, according to my parents, this is true).
But maybe I have accomplished some stuff. So, before moving on to May, let’s take a peek at April and see what happened.
~An April Recap~
Read ten books. Check! I read sixteen, actually. *big grin* Yeah, but this is the only thing I actually accomplished this month, though … I read. Yay. *celebration*
Write 15,000 words of Once a Stratton. Check! Actually, I wrote 26,585. This was my main project this month. I’m pretty proud of it, and I’ll probably be posting about it some sooner or later.
Finish rewriting The Dressmaker’s Secret. Kinda. I finished certain aspects of it, but not all of it. I still need to work on it some.
Go through Ivy Introspective one last time. Failed. I’ve worked on it here and there, but I really need to focus some energy on it in this next month before I can proof-read.
Find a way to improve my graphic-making skills. Check? I know I’ve gotten better at consistently making graphics for my posts on both my blogs … but I don’t believe I’ve improved much. I think this is something I need to learn slowly over the years rather than in one month’s time.
Post a video on YouTube once a week. Failed. I posted one video and then decided that vlogging just ain’t for me. 😉
Get important things done every day. Kinda. I don’t really know. Like I said, I was really stressed this month. It’s all a blur …
Work on your plot folder. Check! I organized it. *has nothing more to say*
Spend more time focusing on life. Kinda. I honestly don’t think I did.
Other Stuff that Happened in April
- My little brother, Thad, turned 10.
- Lots of Bible studies and such when I got to see Bailey.
- I got more creative on Reveries Reviews.
- Finished up geometry! *dances*
- My friend Aimee turned 15. Happy Birthday, Aimster!
Finish up IvIn and TDS. Like, to the point where I can get proof copies. In fact, order proof copies. I just dare you – um, me. THEY CAN’T BE PERFECT, ALL RIGHT? I’ll just get as close to perfection as I can and stop.
Cook dinner for my family at least once. Because my mom thinks I stink at homemaking. Which is true … but yeah.
Set up signups for the blog tours for IvIn and TDS. More on this later, obviously!
Read. The. Bible. Reading catchup every Sunday just ain’t gonna fly. You need to start listening to the sermons …
Practice clarinet. Every. Single. Day. If you don’t do this, your … your … your dogs will die. *cocks gun*
Be a consistent, professional, and fun blogger. Because lameness just isn’t cool.
Take pictures. My camera is broken, but my mom’s camera is still working, so …
Stop talking to yourself. OH NO, YOU’RE DOING IT AGAIN! IT’S WORSE THAN WE!
Stuff the Will be Happening in May
- My mom’s birthday (on the 4th).
- My niece Mercy’s birthday (on the 11th).
- Soccer games with homeschool group.
- The cover reveal for The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective (May 20th).
- Band concert on the 21st, Sunday, for senior citizens.
- Another band concert on the 23rd, Tuesday.
As you can see, May is going to be a busy (but hopefully productive) month.
What did you accomplish this April? What do you hope to accomplish in May? What helps you accomplish stuff? Do you suffer from too-much-stuff-too-little-time syndrome? I know I do …