June wrap-up

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My writing

As far as the plan for the month went, I didn’t get around to writing as much as I wanted of my own stuff. Yes, there are a few ticks below, but there are many, many more crosses.

  • Project Management for Writers – finish writing as many chapters as I can (< 9,000 words) ❎
  • Project Management for Writers – get the poet’s input on as many chapters as I can ❎
  • Night Crawler – publish 29 individual chapters (of 34, I’ll include the epilogue with Ch 34), one at a time, on Medium ✅
  • Diary of a Scaredy Cat – publish 29 individual chapters (of 37, but some will be merged and others dropped), one at a time, on Medium ✅
  • Republish 5 x Wednesday Writing Prompts on Medium ✅
  • Publish Arrivederci Roma on Medium ✅
  • Republish Twee Tales in paperback ✅
  • Republish Twee Tales Too in paperback ✅
  • Republish Twee Tales Twee in paperback ❎
  • Think about the 1,000 followers competition ✅
  • Plan The Two of Wands short story ❎
  • Plan The Ace of Cups short story ❎
  • Write The Two of Wands (3,500 words) ❎
  • Plan The Ace of Swords short story ❎
  • Plan The Ace of Pentacles short story ❎
  • write 9,000 words for The Beast Within ❎
  • outline & query new finance series article #1 ❗(started)
  • outline & query new finance series article #2 ❎
  • outline & query new finance series article #3 ❎
  • outline & query new finance series article #4 ❎
  • outline & query new finance series article #5 ❎
  • write new finance series article #1 (2,000 words) ❎
  • write one new standalone short story (2,000 words) ❎

While the paperback publishing was down to technology not working, I now need to push harder on my own work in July.

Client work

I did, however, do all of the client jobs that were already in on 1 June:

  • write & submit blurb for ghostwriting book #4 (500 words) ✅
  • finish & submit 3rd ghostwriting instalment, book #4 (20,000 words) ✅
  • finish & submit bonus short story for ghostwriting client, book #4 (3,000 words) ✅
  • start 1st ghostwriting instalment, book #5 (16,000 words) ✅
Personal

My weight fluctuated up and down a bit, but by the end of my initial 6 weeks, I’d lost 5lb and achieved my first ‘body magic’ certificate – bronze award. The longest walk we managed was just 1½ miles.

  • lose weight ✅
  • join Slimming World ✅
  • increase walks to 2½ miles (carried over from last month) ❎
Extras

So, what did I end up doing for most of June? Most of it was extra work I hadn’t originally planned for. From the top:

  • I wrote 802 words for Project Management for Writers
  • started work on a query for the first in a series of articles on finance for writers
  • started work on a query for the first in a series of articles on markets for writers
  • took the cat to the vet several times
  • republished Baggins Bottom Best Bits Books 1 & 2 on Kindle Unlimited
  • republished Baggins Bottom Best Bits Books 1 & 2 in paperback
  • started to republish Baggins Bottom Best Bits Book 3
  • fielded our new ‘pop-up’ neighbour
  • took the poet for his second Covid jab
  • wrote 14,275 words in one day!
  • published a short story, Ash Wednesday, on Medium
  • rewrote and published How to Quickly Access Classic Editor on WordPress on Medium
  • rewrote and published The Income Octopus on Medium
  • wrote and published How to Publish More Than 3 Stories a Day on Medium on Medium
  • indexed all of my stories on Medium and created a master index
  • rewrote and published Do You Need a Logo? on Medium
  • designed 3 new covers for the latest Kindle Unlimited publications
  • published those 3 short stories on Kindle Unlimited
  • designed flyer for 3 new stories on Kindle Unlimited
  • created a series on Kindle Unlimited and added all 6 stories so far
  • published Bonfire Party on Medium
  • created three new covers for the Twee Tales collection
  • limped past the 1,000 followers mark
  • created another publication on Medium, The Alphabet Adventurers
  • published A is for… Aysgarth Falls on Medium
  • wrote In Search of Little John’s Grave for a publication on Medium
  • went for my second Covid jab
  • had both of our hairs cut
  • started a daily 5-minute email declutter
  • published Careful What You Wish For on Medium
  • published B is for… Bolton Abbey on Medium
  • finished editing job for Yorkshire client

Phew! Suddenly I don’t feel so inadequate.

I’m not going to do a last week/this week post this time. I don’t want anyone ODing on lists! Or not today at any rate.

Over to you …

… how did your June go?

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