April Wrap Up

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I sort of got back into my reading groove this month. I read four books keeping myself on par for my Goodreads challenge. I read one book a week, though I hope to get myself back into a better reading routine soon.

My Reading List has been updated with the current books I’ve read and reviewed.


I wrote at least 2,000 words a day on my novel The Lost Girl. I ended up winning Camp NaNoWriMo on April 22 with a little over 50,000 words. However, the story still isn’t finished yet and there are still three days (including today) left of Camp. I’m going to keep writing until it’s done.


Blogging was slow this month due to Camp, but I was able to get a good chunk of my May posts done.

Thanks to those of you who heard my plea about my blog and its content. I appreciate all the feedback and positive comments I got from my blog. I have many new ideas for my blog in the upcoming months, so I hope you’ll all be pleased!

If you would like to be part of my blog, go check out the Be a Guest Blogger page. I’d love to have you!


April was a great month. I feel as though I got a lot accomplished. I’m going to sit down and go through everything I have (writing and blogging) and get myself organized and go from there.

Posts to Remember

1. April/May 2016 Writing Contests
2. The Lost Girl: Excerpt 1
3. What Can I Do For You?
4. Guest: What If?
5. Guest: Build a World You Love (World Building Part Four)
6. Guest: Bringing Up Baby: That Story You Still Love

April Goals

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Here are the books that will be reviewed this month:

1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
2. Beginning of a Hero by Charles Yallowiz
3. Blessings by Anna Quidlen
4. Now Write! Mysteries
5. The Ables by Jeremy Scott

Here are the books I plan to read this month:

1. Give it Back by Danielle Esplin
2. Sugar and Snails by Anne Goodwin
3. The Secrets of Ice Cream Success by AD Hartley
4. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
5. The Murder House by James Patterson

Of course the reading list is subject to change.


1. Write: The Lost Girl

Since April is Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m going to be focusing mainly on that. I may try to get some edits of George Florence in here and there, but it’s not going to be a priority.


1. Continue to post daily
2. Comment on other blogs
3. Write posts for May

I’m currently seeking guest bloggers for May and the rest of 2016. If you’re interested in discussing writing, reading, blogging, or anything else on my blog, feel free to check out my Guest Blogging guidelines. Thanks!

April is going to be ridiculously busy, but I bet it will zip right on by!

What are your goals for April? Are you participating in Camp NaNo?