I had some pretty simple plans for July and they all got kiboshed! So I haven’t finished my zombie novel, not even close actually, but I’m still moving forward and there’s always next month…
Got any big announcements?
It would appear that it was a good job I reduced my reviewing schedule for July as I have no idea how I would have kept up if I had been covering seven shows like the last two seasons. Keeping up with three has been more than enough work, although the day job has been the real reason I’m falling behind. I had hoped that I would be celebrating the first draft of my zombie novel, but I only managed to write the first two chapters before work picked up. I also forgot to account for the season reviews of the shows from last season, and as I had seven of them to write, it was quite the oversight.
How’s the writing going?
As I just mentioned, I have not completed the first draft. I’m not even close, but I am finding the new schedule to be working and hopefully, once work calms down, I can get back to drafting. The story is still running, or should I say shuffling, around in my head so that’s a good sign, although I do have moments where my mind wanders to my other projects I have lined up. Time is at an absolutely premium at the moment, but I know that it’s only temporary. I need to make sure that I am ready to take off the breaks as soon as I get the green light.
Have you done anything interesting?
That’s right, it’s Pokemon Go time. This month we had the Go Fest which was a global event this year. Admittedly, it was my first, but I had a lot of fun. I forgot to record my stats before the event, but things were pretty crazy. My son got bored after an hour, so I ended up completing all the challenges for both of us and even caught us some legendary Pokemon. I’ve actually completed all of the available challenges and am now left to my own devices, which means catching more and powering up those that I deem worthy. I can be pretty ruthless when I need to be.
If you play Pokemon Go and would like another friend, I seem to have loads of gifts and can’t carry many more items. My trainer code is – 8632 8817 2933.
What have you been watching?
I managed to release all of my seasonal reviews for last season and as Fruits Basket was the only one continuing, I have picked up Deca-Dence and Gibiate. I plan on watching several other shows, but haven’t had the time yet. Trying to avoid lots of spoilers, so I have been skipping a lot of the seasonal posts. Sorry, but I really hate spoilers.
I’ve also decided to bring back my A to Z Anime Challenge posts from my previous site, and I am giving them all a once over and some fresh images. It takes a bit of time, but I watched some great series and it feels wrong to have the reviews sitting in my drafts for too long. Anyhow, here’s the current lineup:
Do you have any plans for next month?
Nothing quite as grand as last month, but I will try to keep working on the novel and at the very least get some of my ideas down so that I don’t lose them. The main focus is just keeping going and remaining sane in this crazy world. Well, maybe not remaining sane, but not getting any crazier. I will just be happy to keep up with the blogging schedule. Anything more than that will be a bonus.
I also have several tag posts to do, so if you’re waiting for a response, don’t worry. I intend to get through them all, it might just take a little while.
Anyhow, stay safe and thanks for reading.