Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Updates: June 3

This is actually an update post from the last two weeks since last Monday was Memorial Day.

How's Life? 
I saw Star Trek Into Darkness over the weekend and it was AMAZING. Benedict Cumberbatch is incredible. I already can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can watch it as much as I want.

And I ran into my favorite teacher from high school over the weekend. She was my English teacher, my play director, and the teacher overseeing our writers' club. I hadn't seen her since I graduated, so that was nice.

How's TV?
I've been working my way through Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I'm slowing down now because I'm dreading what's coming up. Also watching Star Trek has given me this urge to go back and watch the TV series, so I'm thinking about doing that.

Karen Gillan joined the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy--AS A VILLAIN!--and Matt Smith announced that he's leaving Doctor Who. I don't even know how I'm feeling about that right now. I've never seen a Doctor leave, not like this anyway, and Matt is my Doctor.

How's Writing? 
Week One: 7,194
Week Two: 6,981
Grand Total: 14,175

I tended to have a lot of huge writing sprees followed by days where I didn't write at all over the past couple weeks. Most of my off-days were more due to the fact that I had too many other things going on. My best day was Monday of last week with 4,008 words, most of which were written while listening to the Red Wings/Blackhawks game.

How's Reading?
Total: 0
I've been working on a lot of beta reads lately, but unfortunately I wasn't able to finish anything. I did calculate that at my current rate, I will only read about 40 books this year. And judging by the stack at the end of my bed and an impending trip to B&N, I'm going to have to fix that.