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September 2014 Round-up and October 2014 Plan

I know, I’m a bit late!

Anyway, didn’t I just write one of these? 😀 I can’t even keep up with this year!

This month was a little bit of a blur, what with my vacation and getting The Magic Spark ready for release. But I managed it!

September:

– Kept to schedule.
– Released The Magic Spark, my fifth book!
– Had an awesome vacation, and got some lovely rest.
– Connected regularly with bloggers and found some new blogging friends, which was nice 😀
– Managed to share other people’s posts and book releases on Twitter and Facebook much more effectively.
– Just managed to squeeze in 4 books to reach my target! – The Rule of Four by Dustin Thomason and Ian Caldwell, Destiny of Kings by Fiona Tarr, The Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry, and The Forbidden Quest by Alaina Stanford.
– Cut social media hours down to 2 hours a day- Still figuring that out. It started well, but has recently started creeping back up!

Doesn’t seem like I did a lot, but it certainly felt like an exhausting month!

As for marketing… yeah, let’s not talk about that utter failure to do anything…

Onto October 😀

1st-31st- Write first draft of next book.
15th- Mid-October Book Review.
29th- End of Month Indie Review.

Goals:

– Read 4 books.
– I’m gonna put marketing in this list, but we all know how that’s going to go! 😀
– Write some short pieces, I miss that.
– Actively support others, and find new ways of doing so!
Sort out my Pinterest boards, they are such a mess.

So, other things that happened around the blogging/writing community this month:

– Marcia Meara set up a new writing focused blog- http://marciamearawrites.com/

– Shehanne Moore came back to us! – http://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/a-whole-new-league-with-anne-lange/

– Cassie at My Etch a Sketch Life gave Stolen Bloodline a great review! http://myetchasketchlife.com/2014/09/17/stolen-bloodline-by-mishka-jenkins/

– Got a sneak peek of characters from The Legends of Windemere by Charles Yallowitz series I am really looking forward to reading! – http://legendsofwindemere.com/2014/09/16/picture-sneak-peek-gabriel-and-his-unicorn/

– Karen at My Train of Thoughts posted some great quotes from some awesome bloggers- http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/3-quotes-by-writers-we-know-and-admire/

– D. Emery Bunn released his new book, Darkness Concealed, which has gotten some great reviews so far! – http://www.demerybunn.com/blog/2014/09/23/darkness-concealed-is-out-now/

Hope everyone has a great October, a month (from the looks of Pinterest and Tumblr) that is going to be filled with pie and everything pumpkin related 😀

Photo by Twisted Pixel on Flickr- Click photo to go to Photostream

Photo by Twisted Pixel on Flickr- Click photo to go to Photostream

Progress Report:

Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft.
Word count: 6,865

Books read: 1/4

Mid-October Book Review: Writing review.

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21 thoughts on “September 2014 Round-up and October 2014 Plan

  1. I actually just got the finished ones yesterday and set all the posts up for the first week in November. So I saw the pingback notification, forgot about the sneak peek, and freaked out that I accidentally posted one early. This is just one of those mornings.

  2. I love these round up posts! And I think you achieved a hell of a lot! I also love that you post links to other people’s blogs and always post on Twitter. You are super organised and an inspiration… I really need to take a leaf out of your book!

    • I enjoy round up posts too, it’s nice seeing where everyone stands at what they’ve achieved. It’s a good record for me too! 😀

      Thank you so much for the kind comment! 🙂 I am getting more to grips with Twitter and find a whole bunch of great posts there, so thought sharing other’s links would be the best over there!

  3. Great achievements, Mishka. I have every faith you’ll achieve the targets this month. On a (slightly) separate note. I’ve almost finished The Magic Spark so I should have a review up for your shortly. I thoroughly enjoyed it. You did good, girl 🙂

  4. Great accomplishments for September and again congrats on publishing your 5th book. Can’t wait to hear what you accomplish in October 🙂

    • Thank you so much! 😀 I’m thinking with the colder weather coming in, most of us will be able to get tons of writing done!

      Thank you so much for the kind comment and support 🙂

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