Friday, January 29, 2016

January Round-up

I'm trying something new here - we'll see if it works. Here's looking back on January 2016, as we get ready to begin February (already!).

Words written: 4,482 on one project (Paranormal Investigations)
Things accomplished in fiction: Alison returns to work, She and Jonathan start the will-they won't-they dance, and something seems a bit...off about Shawn.
Writer-ly things accomplished: Spent some time sorting through outline notes and updating my draft, figuring out which scenes need to be moved and what needs to be added; feel like I'm in a better spot for moving forward.
New books read: The Scorpion Rules (started in December, YA dystopia, beginning of a potentially awesome trilogy/series); Heaps of Pearl (short story set in the October Daye universe, fun and a little sad); A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters (started in December, light, bordering on a listicle, but points out some unexpected consequences of natural and human-driven disasters); How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun (another light non-fiction, conversational, gives some background on the creation/discovery of different foods and food-related inventions)
Old books re-read: Books 2-5 of the Parasol Protectorate (the middle series of Gail Carriger's books, in anticipation of a new book coming out in the later series); Libriomancer (first book in the Magic Ex Libris series, in anticipation of a new book coming out next week); Poison Study and Assassin Study (books one and 1.5 of the Study series, in anticipation of a new book that came out this week).