April Writing Update and Monthly Review

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Last Thursday, I realized I forgot to post a writing update, and fortunately I saw my post about it last week and remembered what today is before I could completely forget my monthly review. I need to do better. Here's both at the same time!

It has been 5 weeks since COVID-19 really started hitting the scene, and I think 3 weeks since I have been telecommuting. I have done a little writing, but I may have read and rearranged more words than I've written. I plan to do a little more writing today, and certainly more reading this week. I do know what needs to be written, so it's just a matter of actually doing so.

At the beginning of the month, a group of writers I'm in had an Instagram Hop and gave away our books to one winner. It was fun and gave us a little more exposure. I need to do more marketing and promotions. I use Facebook's ad campaign every now and then, but I know I can do more. I joined a promotional group this week, so we'll see how it goes.

This Friday is my last chemo treatment! It's been a long 6 months, but I'm glad that it's almost over. My last scans looked great, so I expect the next one to be great, too. I can't wait for my life to go back to normal, current situation notwithstanding. Feeling sick every other week hasn't been a good time. I just pray the lymphoma stays away and I can be in the number of survivors!

How has everyone's month been going? Please continue to stay indoors, especially per the CDC guidelines. We are all experiencing a new normal right now, and guess what? That's actually okay! This will pass, but we have to actually let it.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You will have a reason to celebrate this weekend! Hopefully you feel up to do so.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Next week for sure!

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, that's so great about the last chemo treatment! I can just imagine how big of a relief that is. Thinking positive thoughts for you... <3

And best of luck with your writing, too! Given everything that's going on, I feel simply rearranging words is pretty productive right now. And heh, know what you mean about marketing. That's something I'm always trying to get better at, as well!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!!