I about reached the end of my rope in August 2020.
For the most part nothing much has changed for me since January. I stay home, I write, I develop my Photoshop skills, I get through the day.
But even I am having difficulties.
I’d probably still choose to stay home, but having the choice taken away from me is hard.
It feels like having a plan is a waste of time.
|🙂||🙂||My story came out in this month’s Ellery Queen magazine.|
I met my 2020 reading target this month, so I copied Toseland and increased it. Still binging on romances and manga. Started getting really picky and abandoning stories that didn’t grip me. • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V1 • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V2 • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V3 • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V4 • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), V5 • Holiday In The Hamptons • The Dream of a Thousand Nights • The Bedlam Stacks • One Mad Night • I Dream of Johnny •
I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.
• Make some local writer friends.
|🙁||🙁||It feels like I have more imaginary than real friends|
My creatures are happy and healthy and find my garden a haven.
|😐||😐||No movement on the new dog font. Even the creatures that live in the garden are quiet.|
I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.
• Write and publish stories.
|🙂||🙂||Best I can say is that I’m staying home so the people I love don’t have to worry about me.|
Shared some marble magic.
I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.
• Eat < 5g of salt and sugar per day.
• Walk 10,000 steps per day.
• Sleep 8 hours each night.
|OMG I have got to stop eating chocolate!!!|
Took a break from chocolate and ate jelly dinosaurs.
My garden is peaceful (lush and abundant, providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold)
Q3 & 4: finish the plan and start landscaping/planting.
|🙁||🙁||Discovered a new English broom and some Scottish thistles (noxious weeds) in the garden. Hopefully, I got them all before they set seed.|
I live in a comfortable home that soothes my soul.
|😐||😐||It feels like a waste of effort.|
I learn and grow every day.
• Visit a historically or culturally significant venue or event each month.
|😐||😐||Moving right along…|
Though I thought about wise monkeys.
Turn the computer off by 5:30 pm.
|😉||😐||I turn it off, but then move to the laptop on the couch.|
Most of August 2020 went on packaging and publishing stories. Also rebranded all my old books, and published a short novel that’s still trickling through to the stores.
My writing streak is up to 55 days, though I can’t honestly say they’ve all been the most productive.
It’s been a huge month for getting things done, and my productivity journal includes lots of stickers of happy cats and sea otters and tail waggy dogs.
You stay well now. I promise I’ll work really hard on not going nuts if you do too.
You can find more monthly reports on the Life Worth Living page.