Not a lot of progress on my objectives for the past two weeks, but I have been writing. Two FFF's completed. Other than that, some blogs read, some critiques done, and a lot of online gaming. And some books read/started.
- I finished two FFF challenges. The first one, The Apprentice, was in response to a given first line - randomly selected by each writer from a list of six. The second was a Valentine's theme, with a twist.
- The next challenge is to test your character, in a blizzard. Since we've had 'some' snow in North America, that should be easy.
- Write better
- I have been critiquing my fellow FFF writers, as well as local writers. I had joined an online group, critters.org, but am falling behind. And you have to do at least one critique a week to stay in good enough standing to get your own work looked at.
- Master Class, by Neil Gaiman - Started, and stalled, No real deadlines, which is bad for me
- Publish/market - I'm updating my story list, slowly, to include my recent work too.
- Read - I got a whack of books all at the same time from my library requests. Damn. The Winters is a re-telling of DuMaurier's Rebecca (apparently). Romance and mystery, and an easy read. I'm currently reading Transcription. Very well written, showing a clever turn of a phrase and a wide vocabulary.
- Walking goes well. Sleeping even better, with my gfriend here, as we retire early. 12-ish. As opposed to my staying up until 2-3
- With all this snow, any walking counts extra, as the sidewalks are snow-covered.
- We went snowshoeing - briefly. It was quite deep, with a firm crust. which meant once you broke through you sank several inches, and before moving forward you had to lift the shoe straight up. But it was fun.
- S0cial - Gfriend here for a visit. Dropped into my local a couple of times. Made some awesome ribs and brough to a friend's for dinner. And we visited my daughter and her family for dinner and stories.
- Gaming - There was a train derailment, IRL. CP freight, in the Rockies, with three fatalities. I have a train simulator with that route and train units, so played with a re-creation of the event. And then did several other trips to explore the mountains. It's a very slow game to play, never mind watch, but a number of my regular followers popped in. I guess they like my style.
- Netflix - Watching Designated Survivor, with Keifer Sutherland. It's good. Also started Agatha and the Truth of the Murder - quirky.
- Chores - I undecorated Christmas and boxed it all up. Lots of shovelling and sanding and salting outside.