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So, May has come to and end, and with it another month tucked under my belt as far as my writing goals are concerned. While I didn’t get everything that I wanted accomplished (and I’ll touch more on that later), I did get quite a bit of writing done. Even though I might not have done as much as I wanted, I still hit my 1k a day – in fact, I surpassed it, and managed 53,366 words for the month.

I’d say, all and all, that’s a decent amount of words. Here’s my calendar (I’m not doing a screen shot for my Excel document, because it’s not on this computer.) I am still touting the praises of doing stars as rewards!


Low and behold, my mighty word count, and all of the blue stars that a girl could ask for. But not really, because I want to get at least 25 more stars than this for June. (That’s right, at least 75,000 words.) My word count for the year is up to just a hair over 400,000… and I really think, if I push for it, I can get that One-Million-Word-Year. It’s what I want – it’s a stretch goal, but you should always reach for the moon!

Onward to what I didn’t accomplish – I want to blog more. I’ve been doing fairly decently with my blogs, but I dropped off on a lot of what I was doing before. I made graphics for it over two months ago xD It’s time that I hop into it.

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I made these a while ago, with full intentions of having a topic to discuss for most of the days of the week. I’m going to do weekly writing prompts and updates – those two I am certain of. I’d also actually like to delve more into reading again – I’ve been slacking on that. I want to do at least 2 book reviews a month. I don’t think that’s too much, or pushing myself too hard!

I will continue on with my writing tips and tricks! I still have N-Z in my Alphabet Writing Tips Series, and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing that! If you guys have any suggestions for topics, blog posts, activities, writing prompts, etc, just let me know in the comments! As it is, I need to make one more graphic design, because I’d like to update you guys weekly on my book revision process – I’ve been diving into it, and it’s been enlightening. I may either update you with that on my Weekly Writing Update, or have a day for it all on its own. I’m not sure yet, I’m going to figure it out.

I do know that I want to be even more active with this blog. It’s extremely enjoyable and rewarding to get to connect with other writers, and it’s something that I want to continue to do. Hopefully, within the year, I’m going to actually start doing some vlogs as well – I have that in the works, once I acquire a proper camera and whatnot. I just love getting to hear from, about, and help other people who strive to do that crazy thing called creating.

So, that’s all for my May Update, and I hope that I will hear from you all about anything that you’d like to see! I’ll be posting up another blog tomorrow for the letter N in my Alphabet Tips series. N is for one of my favorite topics – NaNoWriMo! If you have anything to say about it, want to add to the blog, etc, hit me up with some comments! I’d love to make it as big and informative as possible!

Until then!

Author Amanda McCormick

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