April 2019 [Wrap Up]

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I read a good amount during the month. I went into a bit of a slump toward the end and even skipped a book review. I’m not too worried though. I have the rest of the year to reach my 52-book goal. Slow and steady.


The writing was plentiful between the 85K90 challenge and Camp NaNoWriMo. I also self-published Sunday Morning: A Collection of 52 Flash Fiction (finally!) so please do go check that out if you haven’t already.


I got behind in blogging. Like, way behind. So much happened this month and there weren’t enough hours in the day. I’m getting a good chunk of May done though. I’ll catch up soon enough.


April was crazy. I self-published my first book, participated in Camp NaNoWriMo, finished the writing part of the 85K90 Writing Challenge, so much happened at my church, it was Easter, there were a couple of birthdays, and, toward the end, my grandfather went into the hospital. It’s been a lot, obviously. I’m drained mentally and physically, despite most of the happenings in April were good.

I even skipped a couple of days of blogging, that’s how drained I was. My OCD will drive me nuts later, but whatever – I don’t want to post for the sake of posting and I needed a break.

I’m looking forward to May, though. Things should calm down a bit and hopefully, all will be well with my grandfather.

Posts To Remember

1. All About Worry Stones [Mental Health Monday]
2. Taking Breaks [Healthy Writer]
3. Sunday Morning Cover Reveal

How did April treat you? Let me know in the comments below. If you liked this post, please share it around.

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4 thoughts on “April 2019 [Wrap Up]

  1. Sorry about your Grandfather… Hope he’s recovering well. Glad the rest of your month was good though, even if it was crazy.

    April was a pretty great month, helped by the fact I’ve reached the point in my recovery from surgery where I can go out with hubby and the dog on some of their walks. I didn’t do as much reading or writing as planned in April, but I did a reasonable amount, so I’m not too bothered about that. Besides, it’s because I was busy doing other things, like playing with the dog, going for walks, getting way ahead on sorting some posts I could schedule for my blog, working on craft projects, etc. Also, I’d planned to watch six DVDs in April, and ended up watching eight, so that helped me catch up a little with that goal anyhow. I still have plenty of time to catch up with my reading goal before the end of the year, and did make a reasonable amount of progress on my WIP, so it’s all good, and I’m happy with how April was for me.

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