March Pandemic Madness Update


So this month has been pretty crazy all across the world, and all across every region of my life. Thankfully, I am healthy and self-isolating to keep others healthy as well so I don't passively spread anything. I'm basically just doing what I usually do, except not going outside for school or work. My allergies are acting up, along with my mental health, but otherwise, I'm healthy! A lot of uncertainties have piled up so I'm trying to ground myself with bubble baths, a chore bingo board, and Ghost Adventures.


There are only a handful of things I am certain of:

1) I love my cats, and they love me.

2) Even if I can't find somewhere to move to when my lease is up, I can crash at my dad's house like a basement gremlin and drive to work/school.

3) I have talent and the ability to use that talent in a suitable job that pays me adequately.

4) I have enough necessities to survive the next month for me and the kitties.

5) My friends and family are there for me so I am not alone.


My goals for March were to reach 50k for my untitled psychological thriller WIP for class and to plan Project Eis for spring break. There's no way I'll make 50k by the end of the month, but I am currently at 27,000 words which is 9,000 more than last month. Also, I did plan out all of Project Eis, and now I'm getting down to drawing it all out. To be able to release a project as large (for me) and complicated as Project Eis requires me to be prepared for every potential outcome of the story based upon the choices so that I can update it for sure within the nine day time frame I am planning on. So be sure to follow me @nightmarasheski on Instagram and look forward to the first post on April 11th!


I WATCHED:

Ghost Adventures My Hero Academia Toilet-bound Hanako-kun


I PLAYED:

Obey Me! One Master to Rule Them All Mystic Messenger


I READ:

Reflections in a Golden Eye Moon Boy Vol. 8 Moon Boy Vol. 9

Chronicle of a Death Foretold The Story of My Teeth

The Department of Speculation Brand is a Four Letter Word


For April, I both want to and need to finish the first draft of my untitled psychological thriller for my class. It'll be a short novel; I don't anticipate it ever before longer than 70k words, and I don't think it'll ever be longer than 60 before I pursue any publication avenues with it. It's written in second person (because grad school experimentation!) and it's from an abduction and cult survivor's perspective, so there's only so long one would want to be voluntarily in that headspace. As a stretch goal, I'd like to complete the first draft of Thrown, my dark fantasy/horror novel in April as well. I'm literally on the chapter right before the event that triggers the climax. Completing both goals would be two of my six yearly goals! I can do it.


In the meantime, take care of yourselves! Only go outside when absolutely necessary, get good sleep, speak with other human beings, and wash your hands!


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