Summer Projects 2014

Many apologies for the silence on this blog for the last two months. I had a bunch of essays and writing assignments during the last half of the college semester and that pretty much took the writing itch out of me. Now, however, the college semester is over, and I’m getting myself back in action with a few summer projects to work on until the fall session starts.

My writing goal is to complete Camp NaNoWriMo, starting July 1st. My goal is to write 30,000 words in the month of July, and if that isn’t enough to finish the story, I’ll complete the story in August or September. That’s the goal. My plan was to write Dragon-Speaker, which is a fantasy story, but for the past two weeks I’ve been getting ideas for a crime thriller story, so I’m debating switching over to that instead. Whichever story I decide to work on, the intention is to just write out the rough draft, without going back to fix anything.

My reading goal for the summer is two-fold: First, there are five books on my reading list that I’ve partly read. I want to finish those five books over the summer, and I’ve already made good progress- there were originally six. Second, I’ve developed a bad habit of reading the first book of a series, really liking it, but then never getting around to the sequels. Last summer, I managed to beat this habit with Carolyn McCray’s Betrayed series, reading all three books (plus short stories) in July and August. This summer, I’m making a similar attempt, this time with Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files. I’ve already read book one, and we’ll see how far I get into the remaining thirteen.

Those are my main projects for the summer. Of course, I intend to get more active on the blog, and we’ll see what happens in other areas of interest, such as video games and hanging out with friends. Right now, though, it’s back to the books!

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