I just finished a mystery book (Devotion of Suspect X by Higashino), and coincidentally, the murder in the story happened on the same date that I began reading the book.
I haven’t been writing at all.
I’m shifting the blame on the art commissions, and even now, I feel guilty not working on them tonight. But what the crap, according to my bullet journal, I’ve been working on artwork every night for the past 14 nights straight. So I deserve a break, because I say so. A break so I can finally post a blog update and hopefully do some sort of brainstorming for my writing projects after said update. It’s now gotten to the point where I have three different story ideas swirling around in my brain every time I’m at work and driving home from work, and once I get home, poof, motivation gone.
Fortunately, while I paint till the semi-reasonable wee hours of the night, I’m able to “watch” Poirot on the split screen, and I’m up to season five already. It will be a sad day when I finish all fourteen seasons. And I’ve also discovered that while I enjoy watching murder mysteries (though my CSI and L&O days are long over), I’m not much for reading them. Yes, sounds sinful, but it’s just not as interesting for me. I suppose I haven’t read the right murder mystery yet?
I will be reading some Agatha Christie in the months to come, I’m not giving up on that genre just yet.
I can’t believe April Camp Nano is coming up?! Will I be participating? It really boils down to if I can manage to find the time to squeeze that in, because I do know that I have full intentions of rewriting the current novella (at 60k words, it’s not really a novella anymore). I won’t be doing a 60k rewrite, as I’m making major plot changes for the second draft and hoping to cut the story down to about 40k. My previous camps last year were both 30k word count goals, which were reached; but then again, I wasn’t working on art commissions at that time.
So could I pull it off again? Possibly. I suppose my reading will have to fall the wayside again, much to my chagrin. I’ve currently read 9 books so far this year, and all 9 of them were whims. I’ve yet to get to a book I have intentions of reading this year.
That’s my month so far. Hopefully this year has been treating you guys well! Always love to hear from you, any big plans or achievements on your end? Will you be participating in April’s CampNanowrimo?