This semester is definitely a lot more demanding than I thought it would be, but part of that is that my job-role is in upheaval due to the departure of not one, but THREE, yes, three (3), full-time coworkers (one of whom was on my team directly). So, I am now solely responsible for supervising 40 student staff and overseeing the design, coordination and execution of around 1,000 events a semester. On the upside, I get full control of a lot of things, like this Fashion Show I ran for Homecoming:
Pic is from the rehearsal, total attendance was somewhere around 1,500. We used 3 sub-woofers, half a dozen speakers, and around 50 light fixtures. It was a FANTASTIC event and I'm super psyched about being able to do more things like it while personally being the main driving force behind the designs.
Beyond that, my semester is mostly reading. SO. MUCH. READING. I have 3 separate Norton Anthologies to read this semester. Fortunately, it's a class that doesn't involve too much writing, so if I miss a reading one week it's not a huge crisis and I can catch up the week after with very few consequences. Unfortunately, it's not a class that involves a lot of writing, so my word-count goals aren't getting boosted by my school work like the usually are.
Still, I'm more than on-track for getting back to my old usual of 50k a month without blinking. By summertime, I honestly think I'll be in a legitimately good place on all fronts... Which, considering it's been literal years is something to be truly appreciative of.
I'm SO excited about where that story is going and Year 1 of it's timeline is within 3 Episodes of wrapping up! And, startlingly, I'm actually in a good enough place of attention and focus that I think I'll be able to jump right into writing Year 2!
Goals wise, February more or less met the goals I'd set.
I finished out with 37k, so not quite 40, but still way above my minimum, and I got a chapter posted to Patreon and at least 5 to Ao3, so 10 points to Slytherin there. The rest of it wasn't quite up to what I'd hoped for, but I vastly underestimated the time commitment of my class this semester, so I'm not too worried about.
We're gonna keep it just as simple for March:
- - 40k in newly drafted material, 50k as a reach goal.
- - 2 fanfic chapters posted to Ao3.
- - 1+ chapter fic posted to Patreon.
GOOD LUCK to you guys in whatever you're hoping for this month!