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(I do this every year, except that I never got around to it last year.)
So amid all that, I worked on my goals for April:
- Finalize my presentation for LDStorymakers next month—DONE!
- Get those last 12,000 words done? Maybe?—Looking back, that was actually 19,000 words that I needed to write. Ouch. I managed to squeeze in a couple thousand words (with some help from #writeclub on Twitter!)
- Take care of business—Check! This also included working on the publication side of I, Spy.
- Do a final read-through for each of my critique partners—fortunately, they complied, so check!
- Finish inputting the paper edits and incorporate my critique partners’ feedback on my novella—Part A I finished earlier in the month; part B I finished on May 1.
- Read!—Check! I knocked out six books (not including my CP’s MS) on my TBR pile!
Most importantly, of course, I’ve worked on keeping my four kids alive. (Clothed is a bonus.) My mom was able to stay until my baby was 9 days old, and then my youngest sister and her new husband came to help for another week (thank you thank you thank you!), but since then I’ve been on my own with a newborn, a toddler, a preschooler and a grade schooler. (Honestly, the hard part is making it to schools on time.) Luckily, my physical recovery is going EXCELLENT so I’m managing pretty well 😀 .
- Practice for and give my LDStorymakers presentation.
- GET. THOSE. WORDS. DONE. For real, finish this novel. Considering my last three novels were written in a total of 8 weeks, and I’ve been working on this one for three months, it’s driving me nuts to still be working on it!
- Business: finish the last couple steps for the publication side of I, Spy.
- Plan & prep for launch party (more on this as it gets closer!)
- Finish edits on novella
- Prep the first part of my novel for critique
- Read! There’s always something on the TBR!
How was your April? What’s coming up for you in May? Come share!