Progress Report: January 2021 #amediting

This month was a little wonky. I feel like I struggled a lot more than I should (and an adverse reaction to my first COVID vaccination didn’t exactly help). I was one of the one in a million (or maybe even rarer) to have fairly significant side effects from the vaccine. Lasted for a week or two and knocked me out completely for nearly an entire day. Even without that, I felt like I was floundering a lot this time, like I wasn’t on the ball about anything, even though I did get things done on time.

A fellow author stumbled on me, though, who changed my outlook a bit. She’s fairly new like me, but seems a bit better at the whole networking thing, and shared some resources, which I’m hoping to take advantage of soon.

Lessons Learned:

  • I can create review promos with StoryOrigin without having a book ready for review.
  • KDP allows me to put books on preorder without cover art ready.

Shifting Paradigms

End of Month Goal: Finish Draft 1 (Bonus Goal)

Progress:  Didn’t work on.

Deadline Status: On Time

Shifting Sides

End of Month Goal: Finish Draft 5. Finalize Blurb. Prepare for February Launch.

Progress:  Finished Draft 5, finalized blurb, and am waiting on 1 proof copy to arrive (got held up by a train derailment… go figure)

Deadline Status: On time

February 2021 Goals

  • Shifting Cargo: Finish Draft 2. Start Draft 3. Work on Cover Art
  • Shifting Paradigms: Finish Draft 1 (Bonus Goal)

Release Deadlines:


  • Shifting Sides: February 15, 2021
  • Shifting Cargo: June 15, 2021
  • Shifting Loot: October 15, 2021

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