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’ve been viewing a lot of female led and created content this month and couldn’t be happier about it. I binged both seasons of Fleabag in a week and I think I’m about to re-watch it. I also watched the second season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Just as good as the first season, but only half the length unfortunately. I also saw Booksmart in theaters. All present excellent writing of female characters, providing a lot of heart and laughs.
English Heritage YouTube Channel
For all my Anglophile nostalgia-heads out there, I came across this YouTube channel created by the English Heritage charity. From drone shots of castles to a Queen Victoria makeup tutorial, this surprisingly well-produced channel provides short insights into English history.
For the third year in a row, I attended Atlanta’s MomoCon, a convention dedicated to anime, animation, video games and more. I had a great time playing Japanese arcade games and looking at fan art.
Hamlet on Stage
Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse brings the Bard’s plays to our residence and visitors. I saw Hamlet live for the first time and loved the experience. While in London a couple months ago, I visited Shakespeare’s Globe and received a full Shakespearean history lesson. I also read the play before seeing it. So, Shakespeare’s been on the brain a lot this year. It was great to experience his famous play in my own back yard.
Writing My Novel
Besides my post about my trip to London a few weeks ago, I’ve been away from NYD a lot recently. It’s not intentional. I haven’t abandoned the blog. Most of my focus outside of my nine-to-five has been on writing my novel. Anyone who writes, knows how challenging it can be and a novel is like trying to complete a marathon… a marathon that goes on for a really long time. So, much of my energy is going towards trying to write every day and stay motivated. My current word count goal is 5,000 words per week and most weeks it has been a struggle to get there. It has been very touch-and-go, but I’m trying to stay positive and keep pushing through to get this manuscript complete. Hopefully my forthcoming Monthly Wrap posts will include a celebration of its completion.