Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately:
I had an amazing time in London this month. On a week-long vacation, my boyfriend and I visited the city of Charles Dickens, Big Ben and the Thames. We spent most of our time walking around, exploring different areas each day, taking in the many cultural attractions and museums, hitting literary spots and eating British food. We also spent a day in Oxford. It’s amazing how much there is to do in that city as well as its long history.
First Original Fiction Piece for NYD
A few weeks ago I posted “Falling Stars“, a short flash fiction story about two meteorites hurling through the universe on their own trajectory. I received a lot of support and positive feedback on the story, which make me feel really good and has given me the confidence to continue posting original fiction pieces in the future.
My reading has been very fluid over the past few months. My interests lately have shifted to magical realism and stream of consciousness literature (if you have suggestions, let me know!). Currently, I’m reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
Prepping for Camp Nanowrimo
I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month during April as a way to write a fantasy novel that I have been developing over the past couple months. I’m very excited to get this story down. During March I did a lot of pre-writing and world building, but I’m still finding the story. Next month will be an adventure.
Shifting My Daily Routine
My work schedule changed drastically at the end of this month, for the better. I’ll have more time to write in the mornings and I’m excited for some new things happening at my job. I’m taking a more ambitious approach to my writing since this change, waking up early and dedicating, ideally, a couple hours before getting my exercise for the day and then going to work. So far, this new routine has been tiring, but rewarding. I’m enjoying making more time for my passions.