I hadn’t actually planned on writing a blog post today. In fact, I wasn’t much concerned with getting back into any kind of blogging routine. I don’t know what blogging is to me anymore, and I care far more about my zines and other projects than keeping a regular blog–but sometimes it’s nice just to talk things out, so I thought I’d do a little small goals update for October.
Bake and decorate festive sugar cookies. I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with cake baking and decorating, so now I’m looking to hone my skills in the world of decorated cookies. I’ve never made a royal icing, or even a particularly well-shaped batch of sugar cookies, but since October is the month of my favorite holiday, I’m going to try making some bats, cats, and pumpkins before the month is through.
Finish a short story mini zine. I’ve been dipping my toe into the world of horror short stories for the past few months, and I’d like to start putting them out into the world in ways other than my Patreon, so my hope is that one of the stories, “The Birthday Party,” will become a 1/8 letter size zine by the end of the month.
Finish + return my library books. Weeks ago I ended up putting hold requests on ten books, and to my surprise they all seemed to become available within days of each other. Since then, I’ve been trying my damnedest to finish them before they’re due back–and now I’m completely out of renewals, with four books left, so it’s either finish them or bust! But I’m especially determined to finish them up so I can request Caitlin Doughty’s new book, From Here to Eternity, because I’m itching to get my hands on that one.