It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, so I thought I’d share my reading progress.
I made a reading goal on Goodreads to read 50 books for the year. So far I’ve read 34 and I’m currently well on my way with the 35th. To see what I’ve been reading click here.
While I was exploring Goodreads I found some cool data about my reading goal.
The number of pages I’ve read by year:
The number of books I’ve read each year (what the heck happened in 2016 I have no idea):
The books I’ve read by the year they were published and the year I read them:
I thought those things were kinda neat. I accessed this data on the Goodreads website, not the app, by clicking My Books at the top left side of the page then clicking Stats on the left side navigation column.
As for my writing progress…
I haven’t done much mostly because I’ve been waiting on feedback from beta readers. The MS right now is 72k and 201 pages in Word and will grow from the feedback I received.
I asked my beta readers to keep in mind the following while reading (authors probably don’t do this normally, but this was necessary for me for certain reasons):
- Chapter lengths – short, too long, just right?
- Diction – does it read well? does it read like a young adult novel?
- Dialogue – not awkward/forced? natural?
- Mr A’s stories – do you need to know more about him? less?
- Mr A in general – how is his character overall? does he sound too far fetched?
I’m thinking of handing out the MS to one more beta reader to check for grammar and punctuation errors while I rewrite a few scenes, add some details, and do my own editing. Overall I’m happy with the feedback I received and I’m looking forward to getting back to writing.
Until next time.