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January 2021 Wrap-Up

January rolled in like 2020-Part Two.

But despite all the craziness surrounding us, January was a pretty monumental month for me.

I published my FIRST book, bought my first car, and already clear 50% of the draft for the next book in my All the Way series.

Over the last few months, I’ve seen quite a few writers on Instagram and Youtube documenting and starting their journey to #Milwordy. I’d never heard of it before, so of course I did some research - because I’m nosy like that- and discovered that #Milwordy is an author or writers goals of having a million words written or drafted by the end of the year.

That’s almost 84,000 words per month and lord knows I’m not there yet. Probably never will be, because that’s insane. But I liked the idea of setting a monthly word count goal.

I’d set a goal of 30,000 words for January, which I fell short of. I spent so much time getting ready to publish Between that my writing kind of fell to the wayside, which is fine because I learned that publishing a book requires a LOT of time and attention. From editing, cover design, graphics designs, formatting, promotion, updating my website, fixing issues when Amazon REJECTS my book file...

It’s a lot.

But with all of that on my plate, I still squeaked out 20,699 words. I’m proud of that amount because before I totaled them up, I’d guessed my final word count to be around 15,000, so I didn’t better than expected.

Next month’s goal is 35,000 words. I think that’s doable, especially since the hardest part is over - hitting publish on my book. Now, I can focus on doing what I love aka writing before going through all the craziness again whenever I’m ready to publish the next book.

I think that sums up my wrap-up for January. Eventually, when I get a microphone and reliable camera, I might consider recording these and posting them on Youtube.

I’m going to try to stay consistent with these every month to keep you up-to-date and hold myself accountable to my goals. I can’t bullshit when I’ve posted this for the entire world to see.

Until next time,


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