Saturday, April 30, 2016

Monthly Recap - April

Hello Poetteers,


It's time for my monthly recap! I look back at my goals I set in the beginning of the year and see how well I progressed. 

Reading

I read two novels, one poetry book and a non-fiction book. The poetry book is Lullabies by Lang Leav and you can find my review here. The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey is a beautifully written story about tragedy and the life that follows after it. I love how art played a role in the story. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is by far my favorite book of the year, maybe of life. My non fiction book was Girl Code by by Cara Alwill Leyba. It is an inspiring read. I'm currently reading When We Collided by Emery Lord.

Writing

Before April came around I outlined a novel to write during Camp Nano. On the first day I looked at my outline and didn't like it. There were a couple scene that excited me and I worked on them. I reoutlined my story and it was decent but it still didn't spark anything in me. I made the decision to pants the project. Yet after that first week I forgot and abandoned the project. Three days before the month ended I remembered the project and opened it up. I read what I wrote last and started writing. I was able to write a lot and more as the days continued. I'm not worried about 'winning' camp nano. I already did with my excitement and not giving up.

Personal

I started bullet journaling. You can find my thoughts here.

Goals for Next Month

  • flesh out camp nano project to be several short stories
  • read five books
  • keep up with an exercise routine 

stay inspired, 
Fida

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