May wrap-up

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Wednesday Writing Prompts will be here on Thursday this week.

Here’s how the month of May went:

My writing
  • Project Management for Writers – finish writing book 1 of 5 (18,000 words) ✖️
  • write 9,500 words for The Beast Within ✖️
  • step away from the self-published books ✔️
  • revise Project Management for Writers: Gate 1 ✖️
  • publish Project Management for Writers: Gate 1 ✖️
Client work
  • finish editing non-fiction book for Yorkshire client ✔️
  • edit website content for Hong Kong client ✔️
  • finish & submit 1st ghostwriting instalment for Greece client, book #4 (20,000 words) ✔️
  • proofread Jun/July magazine for Hong Kong client ✔️
  • ghostwrite & submit 2nd instalment for Greece client, book #4 (20,000 words) ✔️
  • haircut (yay!) ✔️
  • lose weight ✖️
  • increase walks to 2½ miles ✔️


  • Whitby (3.7 miles) ✔️

That’s right. I hardly got any of my own work done at all. This is mostly because I received the summons to go to hospital for a long-awaited procedure, and all of the a sudden the month was re-jigged.

My first priority was to make sure that all of my paid clients had their work back to them before I went in. I’m very proud to say that I did this, invoices and all.

The rest of the month, when I wasn’t doing client work early, was spent having pre-op assessments, pre-op Covid swabs, the surgery itself, and, of course, the post-op recovery.

So, I’m not beating myself up. I’m simply vowing that June will be better.

Over to you …

… how did your May go?