July Accountability Post & Blog Update

I’ll start with the bad news. I’m toning down the pace at which I produce book reviews. Before I was reading three books and writing three book reviews a week, and it was just too much for me. I sacrificed a lot of my long-term goals in order to write 150 book reviews a year.

I’ve decided to tone things down, so I only publish 1 high-quality book review a week instead of 3 slapdash book reviews. I might add on more later if I have time, but from now on just expect one update a week.

 

Here’s my updates about what I’m working on this month.

  • 1st:
    • I finished reading ‘The Shadow Which Came Before’. Review published.
    • I wrote a little in my mystery project
  • 2nd
    • I started and finished ‘Peter and Fi.’ Review coming up next week
    • I wrote 100 words in my mystery project
    • I added a little to my outline for The Great War 2
  • 3rd
    • I wrote 1500 words in my mystery project
    • I added a little to my outline for The Great War 2
  • 4th
    • I wrote 1280 words in my mystery project.
    • Added info to The Great War 2 Outline, and added corrections to The Great War 1 draft
    • Read over half of ‘Phalanx vs Legion’
  • 5th
    • I wrote a little over 1500 words in my mystery project
    • I read some of ‘Phalanx vs Legion’ and ‘Four Roads Cross.’
  • 6th
    • I wrote 1500 words in my mystery project.
    • I finished reading ‘Phalanx Vs Legion’ and I read more of ‘Four Roads Cross.’
  • 7th
    • I’m writing nothing today. It’s Sunday, and I’m taking today off.
    • I will write my review for ‘Phalanx vs Legion.’
    • I read some of ‘Four Roads Cross.’ It’s good. The author is going deeper into the Alt Coloumb setting instead of exploring a brand new setting.
    • I played some ‘Subnautica.’ I have to say the sound design in that game is fantastic, in a super-creepy sort of way. The game is mostly safe, but the music is so spooky that I can’t help but be creeped out sometimes.
  • 8th
    • I wrote a little over 3000 words today. I’m increasing my minimum daily wordcount so I can power through my Mystery Project.
    • I read more of ‘Four Roads Cross.’ It has a slow start, but it’s finally speeding up at about the 50% point. It’s not poorly paced, just a slow burn.
    • I started a new workout regime today- or rather returning to an old one. I’m thinking I might start keeping myself accountable for my workouts here on my blog as well. I don’t know, I’ll try it for a month and see if I like it.
    • I rode my bike for 7 miles, walked my dog for about a mile and a half and went to the gym and performed the Chest Day for my nSuns workout.
  • 9th
    • Reading
      • I wrote four reviews I’ve been putting off for months
      • I’m nearly done with ‘Four Roads Cross.’ It’s really getting better after the halfway point, but it’s getting better in the sense of being a very good culmination of the series. All the main characters from the other books are getting together to save the day in a satisfying fashion.
      • I’m about to go read some ‘Trench Talk’, a book about WW1
    • Writing
      • ~I wrote 3000 words in my mystery project.
    • Fitness
      • Jumped rope for 10 minutes
      • I walked my dog for a mile and a half or so.
      • I rode my bike for 7 miles
      • I went to the gym and did a Squats/Sumo Deadlift workout.
      • Diet went well today.
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
      • Less than two hours worth of videos watched. Yay being efficient!
      • No video games played.
  • 10th
    • Reading
      • I finished Four Roads Cross. Review up in 19 days. (aka the 29th) I think the next thing I’m going to read is the Mueller Report.
    • Writing
      • I wrote 3000 words in my mystery project.
    • Fitness
      • I jumped rope for 10 minutes.
      • I walked my dog for about two miles.
      • I rode my bike for seven miles.
      • I did overhead presses and incline benched presses at the gym.
    • Video Games/Videos Watched/Reddit
      • Net total, I wasted around 4 hours today (I think)
  • 11th
    • Reading
      • Started reading The Mueller Report. It is surprisingly easy to read for a government document. Also gripping.
    • Writing
      • Wrote 1500 on Mystery Project.
    • Fitness
      • I jumped rope.
      • I made sunday’s fitness blogpost
      • Walked the dog
      • Went to the gym.
      • I did NOT bicycle my usual 7 miles. I only went about 2. Forgot!
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
      • I’ve wasted about 5 hours net total.
  • 12th
    • Reading
      • The Mueller Report
      • Also some ‘Trench Talk.’
    • Writing
      • Wrote 200 words. I’m tired and it’s hard to focus. I feel bad about being lazy, so 5000 words tomorrow.
    • Fitness
      • Biked 34 miles.
      • Walked the dog.
      • Bench day at the gym.
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
      • Around 4 hours.
      • Watched Aquaman.
  • 13th
    • Reading
      • More of the Mueller Report
      • I’m reading some ‘Trench Talk’ after this.
    • Writing
      • Wrote 5000 words. Was a pain in the ass. Proud of them though.
    • Fitness
      • Rode bike 2 miles.
      • Jumped rope
      • Walked dog.
      • Squat Day 2 at the gym… but I only did squats and not the whole routine. I ran out of time due to poor scheduling on my part. Totally my fault.
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
      • maybe 5 hours total? I need to start keeping a tally of time spent not working.
  • 14th
    • Reading
      • Finished reading ‘Trench Talk/Trench Life.’ Wrote it’s review too.
    • Writing
      • It’s my day off. Doing nothing!
    • Fitness
      • Walked the dog.
    • Video Games/Videos Watched/Reddit surfed
      • Lots of vids streamed, some Reddit on top of it.
  • 15th
    • Starting today and for the next four days (aka the workweek) I’m doing a no internet challenge. As a result I will not be updating this page until after the fact. Don’t worry, I’ll take notes on what I do and update this fully later.
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 16th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 17th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 18th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 19th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 20th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 21st
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 22nd
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 23rd
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 24th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 25th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 26th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 27th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 28th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 29th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 30th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched
  • 31th
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Fitness
    • Video Games/Videos Watched

 

Here’s a link to June’s Accountability Post

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