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April 2017 Wrap Up

April 2017 Wrap Up for Reading, Writing, and Blogging Goals

Reading

I have to say… I’ve been slacking with the reading lately. I’ve been keeping up with my book a week, but barely. I read three books (almost four) this month. I’m hoping to hop back on the reading train next month and maybe get a little ahead again.

You can check out my Reading List for an updated list of books I’ve read and reviewed.

Writing

I wanted to write my Camp NaNo novel as well as edit my mystery novel. I don’t know why I always decide to get some editing done during a NaNo month because I never follow through with it.

Needless to say, I wrote my Camp novel, Unwritten, and I absolutely love it. I think, for a first draft, it came out pretty good. I still have lots of editing to do for it, but I not only reached 50k, I also went over that and completed the overall story. Editing is the next step.

Blogging

It’s hard to do Camp and blog at the same time. I’m usually ahead with my blogging, but I wasn’t this month. And, at the time this post goes up, I’m not ahead for May either. This is going to be a busy weekend for me.

Still, I did blog every day and I kept up with blogs I follow (for the most part), so that’s good.

Overall

April wasn’t as productive as I thought it would be. Camp certainly kept me busy and even though I had a week off of work, I ended up doing other writing-related things (I’ll talk more about that on a later date).

Still, I did get some things done and I have another novel under my belt, so I’m going to be proud of that.

Posts to Remember

1. Book Review: Renaissance: The Nora White Story by Yecheilyah Ysrayl
2. April/May 2017 Writing Contests
3. Camp NaNoWriMo: How To Use The Camp Site To Your Advantage
4. Interview: Patrick Roland
5. Interview: Aditi Sharma

Check out this month’s Guest posts here!

How did the month of April treat you? Did you accomplish your goals? Let me know in the comments below!

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

14 thoughts on “April 2017 Wrap Up

  1. April has been slow reading for me too and I am so far behind on my reading challenge and blogging the reviews hopefully catch up with some today. Sadly I never even got this years intended Camp NaNoWriMo off the ground so well done Rachel for finishing a full length novel. For me I MUST TRY HARDER.

    1. Yeah, I’ve noticed a trend with myself and around March/April I end up in a reading slump. I want to break out of it.
      Thanks for the congrats, and there will be more NaNos for you to join in on. Sometimes I even just do a fake NaNo with myself, lol.

      1. I know what you mean. I have too much to do and while NaNo gave me another novel, I feel like I’m behind on everything else, lol.

  2. Great that you completed your “Unwritten” novel and that it turned out well. It’s no easy task. And don’t worry about the slow reading, sometimes that happens. I’m still trying to figure out how people can read over 10 books in one month :O

    1. Thank you! Yeah, it’s been a long couple of months reading-wise. I’m glad I was able to get ahead in January and February, lol.

  3. I’m not even doing y’alls camp, and I somehow read a lot less in April. I blame it on the end of the semester, but I am not even completing a book a week like you are. I tend to read/start several books at once, which means I read a dab here, a dab there, and finish two or three around the same time. Is this what I’m doing wrong? I need some tips to get more self-discipline and get this reined in, somehow.

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