the year-long post of 2017
★★★★★ - transcendent | ★★★★ - brilliant | ★★★ - exciting |
★★ - promising | ★ - solid
i am reading...
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | (in progress)
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner | ★★★★
Rogue One | ★★★★
Alice Through the Looking Glass | (no stars, incoherent)
Lion | ★★★★
Star Trek Beyond | (no stars, boring and trite)
i am watching...
A Series of Unfortunate Events, season 1 | ★★★★
Black Sails, season 1 | (unfinished, didn't quite grab me)
Supergirl, season 1 | ★ (terrible plotting and villains, good emotional arcs/characters)
The Man in the High Castle, season 1 | (in progress)
The Fall, series 1-3 | ★★★★
i am listening to...
i am writing...
"The Ravine" (novella) | revised/submitted Tor.com (1/11)
Various prompts | in progress
"The Night God" (book 1) | revising in progress
goals with an ampersand are continued from last year. goals with a star are new.
strive for balance
&keep a consistent and regular yoga practice (twice a week or more)
&exercise more creatively, and just more
&spend more time with friends (at least twice a month)
☆spend time alone each day, without expectation or pressure to accomplish anything
☆give back (donate money when possible and find ways to volunteer locally)
☆read more books in a variety of genres
☆recognize your own accomplishments
become an author
&write every day
&FINISH a novel
☆get 20 rejection letters
~so far: 2/20
Apex Magazine rejected "Magnolias" - 1/12
Liminal Magazine rejected "Magnolias" - 1/16
☆ask yourself, "Why Not?"