Monthly Review

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Happy Wednesday!

It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for a review of May. Not much has happened really. Most of us are stuck in the house. I'm currently typing this in my office because my laptop wouldn't let me go one move without freezing. Ick.

Last Friday marked 4 weeks since my last chemo treatment. I had my PET scan Tuesday, and I go back on June 5th to see if I'm cancer free. Hodgkin's Lymphoma is highly curable, so my hopes are high.

The movie The Lovebirds hit Netflix this weekend, so my sister and I watched it. It's hilarious! A great mystery/rom-com that I recommend.

I'm currently playing the Final Fantasy VII remake, and I LOVE it. I said this on Twitter, but it definitely succeeds where FFXV failed. It also gives us more fleshed out locations, stories, and side quests. The only complaint I've had so far is Barrett's VO actor is pretty bad, and they straightened his hair for some reason. But those are minor details in the grand scheme of things. I can't wait to keep playing.

I hope to finish the book I've been struggling through before the month is up. I think I have close to 100 pages left. At this point, I think it's the book, as I said the last time.

I have some more writing ideas floating in my head, so I plan to put them into Word soon. That will help my word count for the quarter. Ha.

How is everyone else doing?

May Writing Update (Sort of)

Happy Wednesday!

So, as you probably didn't notice, there was no Wednesday Words. I'm still reading The Killing Moon, and it's been hard. I'll read two pages and then get on my phone. I might not be all that into this book, which I can't expect to love every book of N.K. Jemisin's, but it's hard when you don't love your favorite author's work. It's happened with my other favorites, though, so eh.

On Monday, I read the 2nd installment of her Far Sector comic, which is really good. I think I have the 3rd. I'll check. Of course, comics are much easier to get through.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a writing update. I did write a little more since last month, but I'm hesitating on the next scene. Partially because I need to figure out the dialogue and see if it's time for a breakthrough I've been working on. I did have a few more ideas pop up to make the plot make sense, so I'm definitely grateful for that.

How's everyone else doing?

Insecure Writer's Support Group - In the Zone

Happy May! This will be a short post.

It's already time for another installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, where we writers share our insecurities and accomplishments! Stop by the IWSG website and our founder, Alex J. Cavanaugh's, website to join in on the fun! here are co-hosts and hundreds of writers who participate.

The question of the month is: Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? Care to share?

I usually read what I just wrote so I can pick back up where I left off. Sometimes I brainstorm in my head, especially if I'm stuck on a scene. I definitely have conversations for the characters, which I know probably looks crazy, but no one's in here but my sister.

How is everyone doing? Did anyone A to Z? I feel like that went by quietly. I'm doing one of those daily song challenges on Instagram. That's about it.

Hopefully everyone and your loved ones are healthy. Please stay safe out there.