September wrap-up

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September was a busy month, the biggest thing was publication of Words Worth Reading, and to top it off, we both got Covid. I ran out of time for some things, other things didn’t need doing after all, and the rest will be moved to October.

Overall, I’m happy with how the month panned out. I did a lot of work and I worked a lot of hours.

Here’s how September went. Anything marked ♻️ is moved to a different month:

My writing work
  • proofread Project Management for Writers Gate 1 ♻️
  • send Project Management for Writers Gate 1 to beta reader(s) ♻️
  • revisions for Project Management for Writers Gate 1 ♻️
  • publish Project Management for Writers Gate 1 ♻️
  • write Project Management for Writers Gate 2 ♻️
  • write flash short story for competition (deadline 30 September) (500 words max) ✅
  • write short story for Dean Wesley Smith pop-up workshop #40 (3,000 – 7,000 words) ♻️
  • write January story for fiction market #1 (deadline 5 November) (800, 1,900 or 2,600 words)
  • write January story for fiction market #2 (all lengths)
  • proofread Twee Tales Twee
  • publish Twee Tales Twee in paperback
  • create a workable short story writing plan ✅
  • create a viable writing competitions plan ✅
  • look at The Beast Within
  • start work on collaboration novel with the poet ✅
  • look at Catch the Rainbow
  • look at Whitehorse Farm
  • look at The Fool
Words Worth Reading Issue 1
  • add Night Crawler part 1 to Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • edit Mardi Gras (25,000 words) ¹ ✅
  • proofread Mardi Gras part 1 ✅
  • revise Mardi Gras part 1 ✅
  • add Mardi Gras part 1 to Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • write cover story for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • write 2nd story for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • add archive story to Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • add Tarot series episode 1 to Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • add 4 book reviews to Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • write welcome letter for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • finalise contents page for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • write next issue page for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • update cover for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • print out Words Worth Reading Issue 1
  • proofread Words Worth Reading Issue 1
  • revisions for Words Worth Reading Issue 1
  • publish Words Worth Reading Issue 1 (deadline 17 September) ✅
  • create promotion flyers for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅
  • promote Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ✅

¹ I left Mardi Gras at around 43,000 words and published it in its entirety in Words Worth Reading.

Client work

I actually did all right with my client work, for a change. However, I’m likely to be a bit behind now at the start of the new month due to Covid.

Here’s how the client work went:

  • proofread history book for Yorkshire client ✅
  • ghostwrite (1) book 6 blurb (500 words max) ✅
  • ghostwrite (1) book 6 part 4 (20,000 words) ✅
  • ghostwrite (1) book 6 bonus story (3,000 words) ✅
  • start new ghostwriting (2) project ✅
  • start ghostwriting (1) book 7 part 1 (20,000 words) ✅
Over to you…

How did your September go?

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