January 25th, 2020
We’ve reached the first Weekly Wrap of the year, and more importantly, the first Hail & Well Read Weekly Wrap! It’s time to bust out a shiny new featured image, and to break down the week.
As ever, we’ll cover what’s happened beyond the blog, posts that have gone live this week, and a preview of the week ahead! All standard stuff, is it not?
Beyond the Blog
Is there anything in my life besides Hail & Well Read right now? I think I spent all my free time this week troubleshooting one error (which miraculously fixed itself!), and prepping for the Pondathon. Since I’ve never done a readathon before and I’m in a bit of a slump, I figured it was worth the time and extra preparation.
But I suppose things have gone on in my outside life. I did, after all, catch a full odds shiny Pokémon this week, and I started work on my desk! That second bit there is possibly even more exciting than the shiny, but it’s going to take time. My dad and I have finalized the design plans at last, and he finished sawing the wood just a couple days ago. Next, we need to do a lot of refinement to complete the desktop, but it’s coming along at last! It’s my hope that we can be done by mid-March, my dad’s work schedule allowing.
Once I have photos of the desk, you’ll all get to see it. If we can pull this thing off, it’s gonna be a thing of beauty. Black walnut with polished bronze finishings…
Other than that, though, I really do believe launching Hail & Well Read ate up all my time. Not that I have any regrets about that!
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
It’s Pondathon time, folks! I have a very full TBR, which was why I joined Team Xiaolong. Points are granted based on how many pages you read/audiobook time listened to, with bonus points for completing a book. I’m challenging myself to get through five books this week.
On top of that, I still have some work to do in order for Hail & Well Read to reach tip top shape. There are a few posts in need of drafting, and edits to do, largely retagging posts appropriately. Of course, I have almost 500 posts, so that…may take more than a week. It isn’t 100% top priority, either.
And on top of that, I hope to make a slew of booksleeves this week! The hiccups in resolving H&WR’s feed issues left me without a lot of time for sewing this week, and if I want my Etsy to be ready to roll by early February, next week is the week to double down creatively. This definitely belongs at the top of my to-do list.
Never let it be said that I’m not ambitious, I suppose?
So there you have it. The first week of Hail & Well Read, packed up nicely, broken down neatly. I hope you’ll hang around for many more of these to come, and I wish you another wonderful January week! There’s approximately a billion days left in the month anyway, right? This is the endless one, correct?
Somebody come help me with my time management. There’s no way it’s been almost a whole month of 2020 already.