Monday, June 30, 2014

June Check-In

Where did June even go? Wasn't I just writing May's check-in, like, yesterday? It was a good month. Certainly lots of things happened.

Word count: 31,451
This month easily broke the records set by the previous months. In fact, a third of my grand total for the year so far was written this month. It really does help to have a steady WIP. I haven't quite hit 20k yet but I'm loving it so far and looking forward to seeing how the rest of it goes.

This month: 2
Total: 20
Should be: 25
I've reduced my goal to 50 books once again for the year because I don't see myself getting caught up and making it to 100. I spent most of the month reading Son by Lois Lowry, through no fault of the book itself. I'm just having a really hard time settling down to read when there's so many distractions.

This month: 8
Total: 22
Should be: 25
I should be able to get caught up pretty easily at this point. Movies I highly recommend from this month are Monuments Men, What's Your Number, and The Book Thief. I was worried about TBT in particular (the book is one of my favorites of all time and I'm known to be critical of movie adaptations) but it was actually very well-done. I also watched X-Men: Days of Future Past and it kind of surprised me. Okay, a certain character didn't surprise me at all, but there were some other things that were a nice surprise.

I hope everyone had a great month and that July proves to be even better.