It’s been a while since I’ve actually sat down and written a blog post. Last month was the first campnano of the year, so I was a bit preoccupied. If you’d like to watch the YouTube videos I recorded for that whole process, you can watch the prep month videos here, and you can see the actual campnano videos here.
I had a million things to do and a million goals to reach in April. I was writing, editing, formatting, drawing, making covers, making cover mock-ups, and filming and editing videos.
My personal written goal for the month was 94,000 words, and my personal edited goal for the month was 50,000 words. I ended up surpassing both goals! I wrote at least 3,134 words every single day, coming out at 139,524 words.
I edited every day, even if it was only a few hundred words or on the low end of the thousands. I ended up editing 102,161 words throughout the month. For me, that was wrapping up edit ten of Cut to the Kill (releasing June 18th!!), beginning and finishing edit two of Man of Darkness (coming October!), and beginning edit one of TLA.
With writing, I began six new books in addition to the four that I already had in progress. That’s pretty standard for me. I work best when I have multiple projects to balance, whether they’re split between writing, editing, or both.
During April, I ended up finishing a book I started back in February, BV, which is a goal I developed maybe about halfway through the month. I was pretty surprised I actually completed it in the end, but I’m so happy with it!
Truthfully, I’m damn proud of every single word I typed, edited, or formatted in April.
On that note, thanks to a lot of time put into it last month, every single version of Cut to the Kill is fully formatted. The normal font, large font, and the ebook. I’m currently waiting on the paperback proofs to arrive at my house so I can check the print quality. If everything’s good there, the pre-order will go up very soon, along with a cover reveal and a proof unboxing. I can’t wait to share Cut to the Kill with you guys! It’s one of my NaNo books from 2016, featuring an FBI agent as the main character. Honestly, Thomas Smalls is one of my favorite main characters. I loved writing him back in 2016, I loved editing him again last year and this year, and sometimes, I even get to see him in my in-progress books, which is always exciting.
I mostly just wanted to run through what kept me occupied last month before I switched back to publishing talk. I’ll see you guys in another post very soon, once the pre-order for Cut to the Kill’s ebook is available.