The worst part about being super-late doing one of these weekly review posts is that when the following week rolls around and you want to do the new post on time, it feels like you just bloody wrote one. Am I right, fellow-bloggers-who-also-do-these-kinds-of-weekly-review-posts? Damn right I am.
But you know what? I’m in a decent mood today, so I’m not going to whine and fuss or any of that nonsense. I’m just going to send you all a digital smile and a wave and throw my previous week’s review out there for the world to see so that I can lay it to sleep, head up to bed, and eat super-fattening food while watching Black Mirror.
Yeah, that’s seriously my plan, I’m not just being cute.
So let’s get on with it!
Goal #1: Write half a million words.
Whoops! I (
unsurprisingly) went back in the wrong direction again in week 17. I’m not even going to mince words about it. I did very poorly. I wrote 1741 words, which is a far cry from the 11379 words Pacemaker.press wanted me to write. I’m definitely not impressed with myself at all, but at least I can say that I’m already beating that score for next week’s post. So yay for (future) improvement!
- Goal #1a: Write at least a quarter million fictional words. As with the previous couple of weeks of poor word counts, the up side is that most of my meager number of words were fictional ones. Of that 1741 count above, 1071 of them were toward Nowhere to Run, my second zombie novel. I’ve definitely been having a difficult time focusing on writing for a while now, but I’ve been giving myself permission to write fiction without worrying about whether or not it’s complete trash, and that seems to be helping a bit. Hopefully it continues!
Goal #2: Read at least 50 books.
Goodreads says that I’m still on track to complete my goal for the year, although I didn’t get much read in week 17. I sat down one day and devoured Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror, but since that’s a manga it didn’t exactly take me a ton of time to get through. That said, if you’re a fan of horror and manga, this is another interesting one from Ito! His brain…I’m telling you, it’s frightening. Extremely frightening.
Goal #3: Build my social media communities…EVERYWHERE!
I think I’m starting to get myself into a bit of a groove concerning social media. I’ve been doing a lot better lately with the channel-related accounts, and I’m slowly working the author-related accounts back into the flow as well. The key is to not waste all my time on a particular account, which is difficult since I’m a bit addicted to Twitter, but I’m getting the hang of it. Here’s hoping that continues!
For week 17:
- The YouTube channel gained 6 subscribers
- The YouTube Twitter account went up 8 followers
- The YouTube Instagram account went up 10 followers
- The Snapchat account’s score stayed the same
- The Author Twitter account stayed the same
- The Author Instagram account gained 1 follower
Well, would you look at that…no negatives! I can’t really count the SnapChat and the author Twitter as gains, but no negatives is as good as all positives! This was a pretty damn decent week for social media!
Goal #4: Play more (proper) video games.
Video games haven’t really been on my radar much lately. I should be picking them up here and there just for the relaxation factor, but I’ve just had too much else going on. That said, I did play a bit of Just Dance and Kirby Star Allies with the little one last week, and we did have a Smash Bros afternoon one day that was plenty of fun. Someday soon, though, I’m going to have to get back into The Witness, before I forget how all the puzzles work.
Goal #5: Put more time, focus, and energy into the YouTube channel.
I FILMED A VIDEO, YOU GUYS! NO, SERIOUSLY!
Okay, it wasn’t exactly the most work I’ve ever put into the channel, and it’s a rather short vid, but it’s been so long at this point that it was a huge deal just to sit in front of the camera and pull something together. It has a lot of flaws, many of them due to the fact that I’d just kinda forgotten how things work by the time the camera was rolling, but I had a bit of fun with it, and all things considered I think it turned out pretty well. It’s not uploaded yet, but it will be soon, so keep an eye out for that post if you’re interested in checking it out.
Hey, what do you know? It actually wasn’t such a bad week! The lack of writing definitely makes me want to flog myself a bit, but all things considered it was mostly positives for this particular post. Thank goodness for that! I’m completely over being so negative all the time, so this was a nice change of pace. XD
How was your week? Did you accomplish any goals? Make any new ones? Do anything else that made you feel awesome and accomplished? Feel free to share in the comments!