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Monthly Wrap Up

(Warning, I’m having typo brain today xD)

Hey, I at least hopped onto here to get my monthly update out! Though, in all honesty… I should be getting back to normal now that March is rolling around. This month when I said that I would, I forgot that my husband’s sister was visiting. She lives out of the country, so she was here for quite a while… which means that we were distracted for quite a while.

Anyway, as far as the monthly update goes, I haven’t gotten that much writing done. Thankfully, I’ve gotten a bit. It’s mostly been RP replies, and a little bit of this and that… but the point is I was getting some writing in. All told, I only hit about 6,000 words for the month, which is a far cry from my normal 30,000 word goal (28,000 for this month). But, it was something… which makes me feel a little bit better.

As far as everything else, I’m feeling really well now. My morning sickness is all but gone – I’m actually starting to get a little bit bigger xD So I’m assuming that I will eventually get uncomfortable from that.


As a fun little thing, here’s a picture of my baby. We went for a gender/health scan and found out he’s a perfectly healthy baby boy.

Anyway, I’m hoping I’ll get back to regular posting in March.

Until next time, you guys! Keep reading and writing, and keep being amazing!
Author Amanda McCormick

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Monthly Wrap Up

Hey guys! I’m sorry that September was such a slow month for the blog – it was sadly a bit of a slow month for writing as well, but I’m hoping to really make up for it this month! Anyway, let’s dive right into the writing wrap up, shall we?


As you can see, even my calendar ended up falling off a bit for this month. I wasn’t giving myself stars – I was just writing down the amount of words that I did on different projects, and putting a star by the days where I got to my next 10k. I’m going to be much more organized with my calendar this month, because I actually really enjoy the stars. They make me feel like I’m accomplishing something, and they kind of have weight to them in the fact that I can look back and see how many stars I earned over the month.


As you can see, I ended the month with 60,435 words. I’m not completely happy with that because it’s one of my lower months. I also wanted to get to 700,000 total for the year, and I’m about 9,000 words short off of that. I’m just going to have to try to make October really count. I know for a fact that November will be a productive month, because of NaNo and whatnot… so I’m excited to see how everything ends up panning out! Honestly, even with my lower than usual word count and activity, I’m still really pleased that I was able to prod out as many words that I did. It’s just proof that my desire to get myself into the habit of writing has worked.

I had plenty of days where I only got a little over 1000 words, but I always got those 1000. By getting myself into the habit of doing those words every day, I’ve really enabled and encouraged myself to always get some writing done. It’s a wonderful feeling, even when I’m not meeting my stretch goal, to know that I went another month with writing every single day.

Especially with NaNoWriMo coming up, I’m super encouraging you all to start trying to write every day – get into the habit of it now. Whether you’re doing some writing prompts  (conveniently placed daily prompts for October can be found here) or just a daily blog in order to get yourself pumped… I’d love to see your progress and hear about it. Let me know how your September went for writing, and tell me what your plans are to prep for NaNo, if you’re participating!

I’d love to hear about it all, and I’d certainly love to see how you all did!

Sidenote: My Discord Group (click to join) is starting to rev up for NaNoWriMo! If you want some help with plotting and a group to stay steady with after, feel free to click and join!

Until next time guys!!! Keep reading and writing, and keep being absolutely awesome!
Author Amanda McCormick

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Monthly Wrap Up

So, it’s been a fantastic month! As anyone who has been in my blog knows, I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo this month with a goal of 30,000 words of original writing. I’ve been updating everyone daily, or almost daily, and it’s been pretty damn fun. I ended up meeting my goal with 30,100 words… but that’s all that you guys have heard about. I wasn’t just writing for Camp.

I ended up completing the month with 90,046 words total, and I’m completely and utterly pleased with those results! I told myself that I wanted to really step it up again this month, because I’ve been having a lot of 50k months… and I did!


As you can see (other than my little flub), I did pretty damn good on my calendar. I also have my excel document, which you can check out below!

July Total

My writing went really well. I got a lot of blog done, a lot of RP done, a lot of original writing and some fanfiction. But, my writing isn’t the only thing that I was keeping track of during this time.

It’s been a long time since I’ve paid attention to my goodreads, so I went back to that and checked out my how many books in a year goal. I was behind, but I had a goal of 30 books to read for the year. I made a small goal, and I remembered doing it… and I feel okay with that now. If it looks like I’m going to surpass that, I’ll actually raise it up.

I am currently at 10/30 books! With my new e-reader, I’ve been able to get a lot more done. So, my monthly updates will now include how I’m progressing with that!

Overall, I’m pleased with myself… both in my writing and reading. This month has been good, and I hope that everyone else had a good month as well. I know that Camp NaNo can make things hectic ❤ But I’d love to hear how everyone did in their writing and reading for July!

If you write about it, link me! I’d love to hear!

Until next time, guys, keep reading and writing, and keep being awesome!

Author Amanda McCormick

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