Quickie: Month-End Roundup, January 2021

The first month of 2021 has come and come, folkx, and it was not the glorious revolution I expected it to be. It came with a bang and ended with a whimper, as I sit on my couch with a stubborn stomach virus. I, unsurprisingly, did not begin the year by shedding off my unhealthiness and donning a new cloak of kale and positivity. I began this year by stressing over school, getting my anti-depressants increased, and ordering way too much delivery. Onwards and upwards, my friends. 2021 is still young, there’s still time to improve ourselves. And by ourselves, I mean me.

This is going to be a very short round-up. It’s going to be a lightning round round-up. It’s been a busy month with starting school, and I don’t want to go into too much detail about my schoolwork because I don’t want to bore you too much, but it also results in my month summary being short and sweet.


  • Murder, She Wrote (nostalgic and sweet, a fun distraction from papers)
  • Law and Order SVU (and that ended quickly)
  • Started re-watching Hunter x Hunter (Again. But in my defence, I wanted to see the Chimaera Ant Arc again because it’s the arc I’ve rewatched the least)
  • There are now three separate Joey the Otter streams. I watch all of them daily.


  • Our Gods Wear Spandex (for school; not sure what I think yet but it’s on my test so I have to read it)
  • Still working on Left Hand of Darkness. Slowly but surely.


  • Still plugging away on everything I was working on last time.
  • I did change up my writing schedule. I’m still doing four projects, because I hate myself, but I only work on two a day and switch off. It’s good. I feel better about everything.
  • I also scheduled my other hobbies into the week, because that’s the level of neurotic I’m working with, but it also feels good to have time set aside for things other than writing and school

Looking Ahead:

  • Schedule:
    • February 12th, 2021: 7 Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Writing Advice
    • February 15th, 2021: My Favourite Classic Books
    • February 19th, 2021: Over-rated Classic Books
    • February 26th, 2021: On Gate-Keeping
  • Personal:
    • Hope I hear back from school about being accepted
    • Start an exercise routine
    • Finish Left Hand of Darkness
    • Stay alive
  • Projects:
    • Keep on trucking

See you next month,

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Elka Scott writes short and novel-length fiction as well as poetry. She studied creative writing and psychology at university and is currently working to become a creative writing therapist. Elka lives in Saskatchewan and recently received a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to write her first graphic novel.

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