This has been a good week for things that weren’t goals:
My best progress was with memorising poetry, which I managed to fit in at least six days this week.
Writing wasn’t so successful: five days out of seven, but nothing very long, and nothing towards Conkers.
Hopefully I can change that this week — work has got me looking into mindfulness and ways of avoiding distraction when programming, and I suspect writing requires a similar kind of focus.
While I don’t have a reading goal at the moment, I’ve still been reading. Both these stories got me thinking about how to write alien perspectives:
China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station has a monster that only very inhuman minds can fight.
Bravemule, by “Kevin Snow + collaborators”, is a story based on a Dwarf Fortress game. The characters have strange personalities to match the sometimes-strange decisions the game AI makes.
Good luck and happy writing!