I know I said I was glad June is over, but now I'm glad July is over. It ended up not being a calmer month. No, I didn't have to travel, but hubby came home one day with the news he might lose his job at the end of the month and we had to deal with that. Fortunately, his job got the project he was on back and he's at work again, but we had a tense two weeks with no idea if we would have to move and find new jobs.
I'm so glad June is over with. It was a busy month and none of that business was writing related. Which means I didn't do well on my goals. The only ones I managed was the monthly promo plan, I went through most of MJ's notes on Mistakes (I say most because I decided to rewrite the ending so there wasn't much point in going over that part of her notes,) I'm halfway through Hell Comes to Hogtown, and I had a few weeks I got all 5 days of exercising.
May was a nice break for me. I didn't worry (much) about writing or blogging. It was nice to relax and not stress like I do. I often worry that I suck at writing or I'll never sell another book or where to spend my money on advertising or how to find readers.
I am glad April is over. It was an exhausting month (not because of the challenge though.)
March was a cold month. I swear, I am over the snow and cold. Spring can come any day now. Since it was cold, that meant I spent a lot of time in front of my computer writing, right? Well....
I'm not going to lie, I kept forgetting to think up monthly goals in January and February. But given how crazy the day job has been with catering and my book release, I'm not sure I would have done too well on any goals. I got home and crashed the rest of the day. The most I managed was to read and finish some books. But March is here and it's time to stop forgetting about setting goals for the month.
No one can argue that 2016 was quite the year. Between celebrity deaths and politics it's a wonder any of us survived. Mine was especially rough. Dad had a heart attack and got an ambulance ride in a snow storm. Then a couple months later, Mom had TWO cancerous tumors discovered. Both were removed successfully. My brother's cancer returned and it took way too long for the medication to do something. And then I had my own medical issues. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystits and had to throw out 90% of what I normally eat and become a label checker. All this interfered with writing. Needless to say, I'm ready for 2017. Especially if it promises no hospital visits.
I imagine by the time this posts, the fever of Pokémon Go has died down a lot. People are playing it, but the craze has calmed. I'm still playing it. Which is funny because I initially got it so I could find Pokémon at the day job and post pictures to the Facebook page and do some marketing for the restaurant.
It's a bit weird to actually be excited for NaNo, but November is here and I'm ready to use the challenge to get some editing done. Since I'm a goal oriented writer, I decided it'd be a good idea to make a plan for the month and set some goals.
And here we are, already halfway through August. I think it may be going a little slower than the rest of the year, but not by much. At least I can say I've been pecking away at my goals for the month.
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