Month-End Update: June 2015

After a bit of a “lazy” May, I am happy to report that June was much more satisfying and productive. I spent most of my time revising and working on intellectual development. I think I am finally at the point where I can say I have my publication and author business plan down (at least 90%, because nothing is ever certain in indie publishing). July will be heavy with drafting and revisions and personal life issues. I intend to write a significant portion of Desertera #2, get through the line editing of The Cogsmith’s Daughter, and make all the preparations I’ve procrastinated for my and Daniel’s August 1st move. You’ll have to forgive me if it is rather quiet around here next month!

Now, before I give myself a migraine, let’s just focus on what went down in June:

Writing/Drafting

  • Blog Posts Written — 15
  • Fiction Words Written — 4,369
  • # of Days I Wrote Fiction — 5
  • Outlines Written — 1 (Desertera #2)

Editing/Revising

  • Drafts Revised — Finished content revision of The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)
  • # of Days I Revised — 8
  • Misc. Editing — N/A

Books 

Author Business Activities

  • Finished the content revision for The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)
    • You can learn more about my experience with content editing in this video.
  • Submitted The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) for line editing
  • Boxthorn Press logo complete
  • Began vlogging on my blog and my YouTube channel
  • Began writing Desertera #2
  • Webinar: How to Find Your Readers with Dan Blank and Joanna Penn
  • Webinar: Predictable Book Sales with Tim Grahl and Joseph Michael
  • Webinar: How to Become an Author with Kary Oberbrunner and Joseph Michael
  • Webinar: Book Launch Timelines with Tim Grahl
  • Misc. writing and marketing videos by Joanna Penn and Joseph Michael
  • Drafted marketing and distribution plans (including royalty rates and break-even figures)

Goals for July

  • Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo (continue first draft of Desertera #2)
  • Complete line edit revisions of The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)
  • Recruit guest posts for during my and Daniel’s moving week (more info to come!)

What have you accomplished this month? What are your goals for July? For the rest of the year?

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Kate M. Colby is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction. When she is not writing or working, Kate enjoys playing video games, antiquing, and wine tasting. She lives in the United States with her husband and furry children.

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3 comments on “Month-End Update: June 2015
  1. Jonas Lee says:

    I’ll be putting out my own stat update soon. I’m hoping July will see a few YouTube posts, a chunk of my final Carter Gabel novel, and lots of projects. For the year, I will get at least one novel written, I have two follow up WIPs I’m looking forward to diving into. So lot’s of concept mapping.

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