Despite Camp NaNoWriMo being in April, I had a rather “slow” month. I focused more on a few big items on my to-do list and let some of the little stuff I normally do slide. In fact, between completing my first Camp goal (writing and publishing 100 Fantasy Writing Prompts), I took a full week off production while I waited to begin the content edit revisions of Desertera #2 (which may have a title now…stay posted!).
Overall, April has been a solid month. I made a few new author friends at the Brain to Books Cyber Convention, won Camp NaNoWriMo (third time’s the charm!), did quite a bit of reading, and received a few fantastic reviews of The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1). I’m leaving the month refreshed and happy to keep moving forward in May.
- Blog Posts Written — 9 (and three reblogs)
- Fiction Words Written — 0
- # of Days I Wrote Fiction — 0
- Nonfiction Prompts Written — 100 prompts (plus front/back matter material)
- # of Days I Wrote Non-Fiction — 6
- Outlines Written — 1.5 (100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts, starting Desertera #3)
- Days Without Writing and/or Editing — 17
- Drafts Revised — Content Edit of Desertera #2 (roughly 23,000 words so far)
- # of Days I Revised — 7
- Books Finished
- Let’s Get Visible: How to Get Noticed and Sell More Books by David Gaughran
- 250 Things You Should Know About Writing by Chuck Wendig
- How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon.com – Book One and Two: Get More Sales – Get More Reviews! by Penny C. Sansevieri
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (Volume 2) by Joss Whedon
- The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910-2009 by Michael Shinagel
- Dust (Silo #3) by Hugh Howey
- Spike Omnibus by Peter David
- Books Begun/In-Progress
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (Volume 3) by Joss Whedon
- Books Reviewed
- None on the blog
*Remember, I review every book I read on my Goodreads page.
Author Business Activities
- Published 100 Fantasy Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 4)
- Recorded and posted a vlog
- Participated in the Brain to Books Cyber Convention
- Started recording my business/production processes
Goals for May
Right now, May looks to be another relatively slow-paced month, with just a few big goals.
- Finish the content edit revisions of Desertera #2
- Write and publish 100 Historical Fiction Writing Prompts
- Participate in the #WriteWeMay Instagram Challenge
- Try at least one new advertising or marketing strategy
Who else has accomplishments to share from April? What are your goals for May? Share in the comments!