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So Long, September

Words Written: 44,091
I managed to hit my month goal, which was nice after several months of low word count. It’s amazing how much things like formatting and marketing can get in your way… and oh yeah, that little thing called life.I do have to be careful though… when I get too engrossed in meeting counts when I’m uber busy, I can and have found that I’ll forget to eat. Bad writer. Drafts Finished: 1

I powered through a rewrite of what is probably the fifth draft of a short story that will go up in January. I’m so much happier with it this go around, and it’s finally at the word count it needs to be at.
Books Revised: 2
The first revision was my first (or maybe second?) pass of the next Flynn Novella, the second was the input notes from beta #1. In all, I added a scant 2,845 to the two books and sent them off to their next reader. It’s like manuscript hot-potato over here.
Print Books Accuired: 6
Ready Player One – Earnest Cline This went on my list after I interviewed Jason M. Hough and he …

August in a Nutshell

Words Written: 28,464

With the exception of the final week, you can see my writing was quite… nonexistent. I’d like to blame that on the fact my nose was stuck in revision pages… but I don’t have a lot to show for that either.
Books Revised: 1 I was hoping to get 4 books revised, but three of them turned out to be such messes, I’m still slogging through them.
Print Books Acquired: 6
Images of America: Arizona Rangers by M. David DeSoucy
Timepiece by Myra McEntire Infinityglass by Myra McEntire Unspoken by Sara Rees Brennan Sword of the Bright Lady (ARC) by M. C. Planck The Betrayal of Flynn Monroe (by moi)
Books Read: 3
Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan Sword of the Bright Lady by M. C. Planck White Lady by Jessica Bell

January Update #1

Books Read: 6

Like I said in my goals post, I’m focusing on my collection of graphic novels and middle grade this month – the things I’ve bought but never got around to reading, so that is the vast majority of this week’s reading pile. I also read the only Manga on my shelf and a romance that held me over the day I forgot my physical copy – hooray iphone kindle app.

Batman Vol 1: The Court of Owls (New 52)
Darth Vader and Son
Dr. Horrible and Other Stories
Crayon Shinchan Vol. 1
When You Wish Upon a Duke
Fortunately, the Milk

Words Written: 15,852

I wouldn’t call that a bad word-count for 5 days worth of writing (th-f of last week, m, w-th this week). I wound up working on more than just the first priority ms this week, but I’m okay with that. My goal is constant progress, and I managed to get that.

The second ms I worked on is a book I love, my beta reader has been drooling over snippets I’ve been sending her, and at the moment…. well, I’m feeling very hopeful about it. But I don’t think I’…

In Review & Looking Ahead

– 2013 –
So! Last year I set down some goals, and while I didn’t get all of them met, I’m pretty proud of what I did do.

This year was pretty spectacular for getting stuff done. I…

Bought (at least) one new release each month,
Read 77 books (passing my 60 book goal) – according to GoodReads
Wrote over 1 million words (finishing ahead of schedule!)
Finished 6 drafts (which is why I have a backlog of revisions!)
Put together an actual website (or two)
Published a Novella and a Novel in the Flynn Monroe Series
Managed not to go postal on anyone.

The only thing I didn’t get done, was the crazy amounts of revisions I wanted to (and that stack has only gotten higher!

– 2014 –
Goals! I love goals. I thrive on goals (see 1-million words last year), so it’s no surprise that I have a few for this year too!

I’m hoping to be more attentive to this blog next year. It’s a great way for me to keep track of my own stuff – which I find super helpful. And hopefully some of you who rea…