I’m rather proud of myself: I’ve managed to successfully post on Sustainably North weekly for over a month! When I first started that blog, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with it (considering my track record on here hasn’t been great). I don’t know that I’ve managed to find the proper voice for the blog yet, but it has been getting a bit easier to write posts. I don’t want to stretch myself too thin or get overwhelmed (I have a really bad habit of that because I always seem to take on too much or try to work on multiple big projects at the same time), so I’m going to keep Sustainably North going at one post a week for now.
With that going well, I need to start adding in other things too (but nothing too big because I don’t want to get overwhelmed). Specifically, I think I need to start working on some of my goals for the year. I’ve already managed to read 16 novel-length books (8 were actual novels), so I’m not too worried about my reading goal. So that means it’s time to either work on one of my RPGs or look at writing a short story.
Oh, thinking of short stories: I WAS working on one back in early April. I found a market that sounded intriguing and started writing something for it. But by the time I got through most of a draft, I realized the story wouldn’t actually fit the market very well. So that got shelved and unfortunately I haven’t been working on anything else since.
So I think my plan of attack for this week is going to be to start working on another short story. I need to either find another market on Duotrope that interests me, or else pull out one of the stories I’ve shelved and actually finish it. I’ll see what catches my interest over the next few days. 🙂