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Month-End Update: October 2015

As most of you know, October revolved around the launch of my first novel. If it weren’t for my commute, which allows me ample reading time, I probably wouldn’t have accomplished much else! But, overall, I think October was a successful month. My first book is out in the world, and so far, it’s been relatively well-received. Now, it’s time for transition. It’s time to get focused on writing again and steer my website in a direction that is more reader-friendly (Don’t worry, I’ll still write about writing from time to time, too!).

But, for now, here’s what I accomplished this month:


  • Blog Posts Written — 17
  • Fiction Words Written — 0
  • # of Days I Wrote Fiction — 0
  • Outlines Written — None, but I did write out my production schedule for 2016!



Author Business Activities

  • Successfully published The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)
  • Had a fantastic book launch blog tour – you can see all the posts here
  • Hosted a successful Goodreads giveaway
  • Did a few website tweaks, including PayPal links for readers to buy paperback copies
  • Downloaded Scrivener for my laptop (finally!)
  • Organized my production schedule for 2016 (and roughly for 2017 and 2018, too)

Goals for November

  • Win NaNoWriMo. That’s right, I am going down that rabbit hole again…even though I am fully aware that I do not have the time. I definitely will not be blogging every day like I did last year, but I’ll check in a few times to let you all know how I’m doing. You can also add me as a writing buddy, if you like. My username is KateMColby.

What have you accomplished this month? What are your goals for November? For the rest of the year?


9 thoughts on “Month-End Update: October 2015”

  1. Congratulations on a productive month and the launch of your book – and good luck with NaNo. For my part, I spent October figuring out the magic of CreateSpace and yesterday I finally uploaded The Slapstyx to be turned into a paperback – no mean feat for a techno dummy!

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