Happy Friday, and happy December!
It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2017 already, but here we are at the beginning of December. I hope you all had a fantastic week and a good and restful weekend ahead of you. For me, this week was a bit crazy – I had a big project due along with some other assignments, but now that that’s past, I’m looking forward to doing some fun things this weekend.
I didn’t have time to write a normal Monday post this week, so instead I wrote about five things that motivated me to get through this week. If you’re feeling discouraged at all, I recommend taking a few minutes to think about things that can encourage you right now – it helps a lot!
Song of the Week
Continuing our celebration of Christmas…
- From Adler Davidson: Watch This Video To Save a Creator (yes, it’s just his Patreon promotion, but it’s so well done that I had to share)
- From Paper Fury: Are Tropes Always Bad?
- From Write for the King: What No One Tells You about Finding Time to Write
- From Hannah Heath: 8 Non-Writing Activities to Help With Your Creative Process
In School… I only have one more week of classes before final exams, and that’s a bit of a scary thought. Fortunately, I shouldn’t have too much to worry about with exams, and by now, most of my other major assignments are out of the way. I finally finished my group project for my marketing class, which is a relief, and aside from that, my other classes are going well, too. We’re coming down the home stretch!
Writing… nothing! NaNoWriMo ended yesterday, and so I’m taking a break from my NaNo novel. I reached 50k words on Tuesday and finished out the competition by writing a few hundred words on Wednesday and Thursday, which brought my total to 52,065 words. My story is nowhere near complete, but I think after a break I’ll be able to re-evaluate it and figure out where to go from here.
Reading… a Pride & Prejudice graphic novel adaptation. I finished Rose Under Fire yesterday, and it was absolutely amazing. It’s been a while since I read something that really interested me that much, and it was so nice to be able to do that. This graphic novel I’m reading now shouldn’t take me more than a day to read, but adapting a classic novel into such a modern book format intrigued me, and it’s pretty interesting so far.
Watching… Runaways on Hulu. It’s a TV show adaptation of a Marvel comics series that I started reading a while ago, but I wasn’t able to finish it. I watched the first episode last night, and it seems like a great show so far!
Feeling… Better than I have been, which is a nice improvement! I’ve been feeling more myself lately, which is great.
Looking Forward to… a movie night with my friends tonight, and a Christmas party in my dorm tomorrow. It should be a fun weekend!
Thankful for… the music I love, my new mug (see my Monday post), fuzzy slippers, going to the gym again, winning NaNoWriMo, peppermint hot chocolate, and spending time with my dad yesterday.