Today I slept a lot.
I don't have a good track record for sleep. It might just kill me someday. It's not for lack of trying, but I have a lot of trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. If I average 6 hours of sleep, that's a pretty good week for me. I wish I could say that I'm trying to fix it, but I'm very much an "I'll sleep when I'm dead" kind of person. But today I took a nice nap in the middle of the day and now I'm feeling well-rested. Immediately after waking up, I edited my day 26 MerMay story and then finished off the last two for day 28 and 30. The stories are or will eventually be up on Sarah's Instagram, but if you'd like to throw a buck my way, I've put the story collection up to purchase as a PDF. My thanks to my friends who kept me going and gave me some nudges in the right direction when I was lost while writing these. It was a lot of fun. I love mermaids...
Brief aside... I also went out with my brother for lunch at the food court in our local Japanese marketplace and I had a "stamina bowl", as they call it. IT WAS DELICIOUS. I definitely have to go there and eat that again. Wow.
So with this blog post, I will have achieved my writing goals for May! The only thing I didn't quite get to is the last newsletter. I need to take some time to rethink the direction I want to take with that, as I don't think it's all that engaging right now. I will think on it and bring it back once I'm ready!
I'll have a full post-mortem and write-up on my Patreon so I don't want to spoil it, but I will say that I think that I was able to stop myself from major procrastination this month and that I understand my own schedule and necessary routines much better now. Next month I will finish off the writing for Shuye's route in Spirit Parade, as well as the entirety of the Without a Voice script. The games can't be released immediately since the art will have to catch up, but that means I can get started on what's next! There's a lot of coding and editing to do for both SP and WaV, as well as some special extra content for the latter. Once Shuye's route is complete, I can start on the script for Haiyue's, so I'm definitely not lacking in things to do.
I definitely want to make more time to read and watch shows next month. Consuming other media took a bit of a backseat this month since I really wanted to get things done, but my brain is missing the stimulation, haha.
Tomorrow is a new day and the start of a new month! I'm itching to get started...! I hope you have a wonderful night (or day).
All those light blue lines are restlessness and pink is "awake." So you can see I don't tend to sleep well. ↩︎