February 2018 Overview

This month was…a lot less eventful than January. Partially because it was short, but most of it was because of health problems – I had insomnia for almost two weeks straight, and after that stopped, I developed what I thought was a cold but actually ended up being a sinus infection. It lasted less than a week, but I’m still feeling the aftereffects of it now.

That sinus infection was the most exhausting thing I’ve experienced in years. Most days, I couldn’t concentrate on much other than my day job, so I didn’t write much. I’ve even been off of social media (most prominently Twitter) since it started because it was literally too exhausting to deal with.

Speaking of social media, I might actually just stay off Twitter from now on. Maybe I’ll check it every other day or so. But ever since I’ve stopped using it, I’ve realized that I have so much free time for other things. It’s a lot easier to concentrate when I’m not obsessively switching back to that browser tab.

Without further ado, let’s get to my goals.

Complete 52 drawings. I finished 3 comic pages, 1 concept art sketch, and have another comic page half-finished. That brings my total for the year to 13.

Read 52 pieces of fiction. I’ve actually read quite a lot this month, most of which was short fiction & essays! I’m up to 15/52.

Find an apartment and move out. I’ve expanded this to include condos and townhouses, since a lot of them are cheaper (or priced similarly, after fees & taxes) than apartments. That’s…ridiculous. I thought it was supposed to be the other way around?

Continue learning Swedish. I am continuing to expand my vocabulary. I have not started the Swedish journal, and I don’t think I’ll get around to it.

Continue learning Japanese. I’m better at reading than I was a month ago. I also have some verb forms memorized, which is nice.

What do I hope to achieve in March?

I’m going to finish the short comic and put it online. I’ll be working on the final page this weekend, so everything should be wrapped up a little bit after then. I’m looking to have it online by the weekend of the 10th of March.

I’m planning on writing 10,000 words of The Book of Immortality. I’m also trying something new in March – I’m taking the weekends off from writing. That leaves me with a goal of 455 words, 5 days a week. It’s plenty doable.

That’s it for this month! My next monthly update will be on March 31st. I’ll see you then!

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