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Month-End Update: March 2016

March was a doozy. The biggest item on my to-do list was to finish the first draft of Desertera #2, which I did! However, in order to accomplish it and make time for my other goals, I had to really push myself. While I had some early mornings, late nights, and strenuous train rides, working that hard was actually incredibly satisfying.

Ending March, I feel accomplished, fulfilled, and more creatively energized than I have in a long time. I cannot wait to dive headfirst into April with an exciting virtual convention, Camp NaNoWriMo adventures (follow my cabin at #wordcountslayers), and getting Desertera #2 even closer to publication. But first, let’s take a quick look at March:


  • Blog Posts Written — 9 (and one guest post)
  • Fiction Words Written — 26,089
  • # of Days I Wrote Fiction — 19
  • Nonfiction Prompts Written — 100 prompts (plus front/back matter material)
  • # of Days I Wrote Non-Fiction — 5
  • Outlines Written — 1 (100 Fantasy Writing Prompts)
  • Days Without Writing and/or Editing — 3


  • Drafts Revised — Desertera #2 and 100 Children’s, Teen, and Young Adult Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 3)
  • # of Days I Revised — 4


*Remember, I review every book I read on my Goodreads page.

Author Business Activities

Goals for April

I have a few very exciting items on my agenda this month, which I’ll be sharing with you as April progresses!

  • Participate in the Brain to Books Cyber Convention on Goodreads & Facebook
  • Participate in and “win” Camp NaNoWriMo
  • Complete the content edit revisions of Desertera #2 
  • Publish 100 Fantasy Writing Prompts (Fiction Ideas Vol. 4)
  • Resume vlogging (yet again trying to get back into this!)

Who else has accomplishments to share from March? What are you working toward in April? Share in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Month-End Update: March 2016”

      1. Awh, thank you. You have no idea how much I needed this pep talk this morning! And yes, my book has been pretty well received so far, I just need to get it out to a larger audience. That’s every author’s challenge, I think!

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  1. Very well-done, Kate! I got a few exceedingly boring things accomplished in March, but I’m more excited to look forward to April! My goals:

    1. Finish The Cogsmith’s Daughter and post review (Sorry for taking so long!)
    2. Participate in various National Poetry Writing Month events – Already started with an April Fools + Poetry blog post.
    3. Start editing my book of essays that has been lying around for a while.
    4. Get more regular with exercising, and eat healthier!
    5. Try not to have an existential crisis over my birthday in May!

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  2. Man, that sure was one hell of a month.

    Good luck on camp Nano. I’m also trying this month to do some creative editing and drafting.

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