April wasn't a complete disaster, but goal-wise it has been the worst month of the year for me.

April's Primary Goals

1. Make some art

I originally planned to create one or two sketches, but inspiration did not strike. It's been a long time since I drew anything, and I'm still hesitant to try again. I find it frustrating that the art in my head never matches what ends up on the paper.

2. Read something

I re-read "Personal Development for Smart People". It's still worth a read, although I would have liked some more practical tips.

3. Release Bee Button

Total failure here. I got things ready for release and then promptly ignored the project to do other stuff. Right now it's 80% complete, which means there's another 80% to go.

Primary Goals for May

1. Read another book

I bought "Mastering Software Technique: Conscious Practice for Writing Software" but haven't got around to reading it yet.

2. Make some art

For real this time.

3. Release the initial version of The Book

My original plan was to release everything last week, but the more I read through the book the more I disliked it. I know trying to get things perfect before release is a terrible idea, but I insist on doing it anyway.

My new plan is to release a chapter in the next week or so. After that I'll release updates at least twice a month. I'll be Beeminding the release process for good measure.

4. Run more

I ran over 100 miles in February. My total for April was less than 25% of that.

Local parks are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, so I'm limited to running laps around my street. It works in small doses, but running 4 times a week around the same 600 yards of scenery gets old fast.

It looks like restrictions will be lifting in my area this month, so for May I'd like to get back to running more often. I don't particularly enjoy running, but it's good exercise and it gets me outside and away from the computer screen.