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March ’21 Recap

Despite that I started March off with a Book in a Week Challenge, the month largely sped by without much to note about it. I’m actually a little surprised to realize we’re in the tail end of the month.

Nevertheless, there are some good things to note, both in writing and in real life. Covid Vaccines have been released to the general public in my state.

As a PSA and reminder: Even if you already have your vaccination, please continue wearing a mask. It’s not known how or if you can still transmit Covid once vaccinated and others around you may not be protected.  Please be the reason someone else is able to get a vaccine, instead of getting Covid.

It’s nice to know that the world is potentially starting to recover from the disaster that was 2020, but it’s also only March. Stay cautious and safe. You have so many more stories to live through and tell.

 On the writing side of things, I did attempt a Book in a Week Challenge. While I didn’t succeed at it this time, I’m excited to try it again when I get the chance. Looking back on it, I realize I rushed into it, so I’ll be planning a little more carefully for the next attempt.

I am however, closing the month out with sixty-thousand written words as of writing this post. There’s still a few days left in the month, but so far my yearly total of words is one hundred and forty-thousand words.

Even better: Next month is Camp NaNoWriMo. Because I’ve been trying to focus on getting at least a few projects cleared off the mountain of unfinished things, I’m giving myself a break for April and working on a few new ideas.

How as your March? What are you looking forward to in April?  

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March Recap

March hasn’t been an easy month, especially in the last couple of weeks. With the worldwide pandemic, stress has been at an all time high. I hope all of you are safe and sound at home.

On the writing front, it’s been a good month. I opted to work on some shorter-form stories and ended up making several of them into a serial set of stories. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them beyond this point because they were a ton of fun to write, but are a little long to post here and I’m not sure of anywhere that accepts serials at the moment. If you have an idea, let me know!

Because of that, my word count came in over sixty-five thousand. I still have a couple of days to add in on my tracker.

With April approaching, I’m looking forward to working on some new things, and I have a 30 Day Short challenge I’m undertaking. You can find out more on that here. Also coming up in April, I have both Aurarin’s Song and Crimson and Gold free for a few days! Crimson and Gold will only be free for April 4th, whereas Aurarin’s Song will be free from the 4th until the 6th. Both are also available through Kindle Unlimited currently as well.

How was your March? What are you looking forward to for April?

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March Recap

With how crazy March has been around my house it’s not too surprising to learn I fell a little short of getting any serious writing done. One of the major struggles I’ve had is readjusting my daily goals and how I measure my progress.

Perhaps because I didn’t have a set project for the month I took each post on the Written Vixen as a mark of progress. I was still writing, even if it wasn’t on a longer or cohesive piece. And I have done a little work on some of my smaller projects, though sadly I can’t say that I’ve succeeded in actually finishing anything (yet). A lot of what I’ve been able to do has been just a few sentences. It’s been exceedingly frustrating to go from finishing an easy twelve thousand a week to less than five thousand, and I have a lot of respect for the writers who can juggle a full schedule and still write a full story every month.

With the end of March approaching however, I do feel like I’ve learned a little more about what to expect and what sort of goals to set for myself. I’m looking forward to Camp NaNoWriMo in April.