A new month, a new challenge

Challenges for this month

Earlier this year, I was talking with a friend about writing and what I want to get out of it. One thing is that I want to publish more books, get more readers, and get more sales! It sounds quite easy, and it seemed easy when we were talking about it…

I have been working on a few novellas for grown ups, and finishing these and publishing them would help to achieve this goal. I worked out that I would need an editor and cover designer to make these great, without having to get an illustrator as you need with children’s books. It seemed like a great plan.

Shortly after this, my son ended up in hospital with extreme pain and this plan went all wobbly.

My writing time was changed, but I was still determined. Last month, I signed up for the Chapter Book Challenge, and this month I’ve signed up for both Camp NaNoWriMo and Blog Your Book in 30 Days.

For Camp NaNo, I’m going to be working on a novella. I have the beginning and ending of this one, but not the middle. I’m hoping that by the end of April I will have a full draft of this novella.

For Blog Your Book, I’m going to be over at Down with Supermum blogging about the little things I do to look after myself when I don’t have any time. I settled on this topic because I often have people asking what I’m doing to look after myself, and there are so many articles recommending you take 15 minutes a day, or schedule time, or other unhelpful advice for parents who are so completely exhausted and overwhelmed that finding a regular time out, even 15 minutes a day, just doesn’t work.

That’s my plan for April. Let’s see how it goes.

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Comments

  1. Good luck with your novella. If you need help with anything, let me know. 🙂
    It is very difficult for mums to get any time for themselves even when they don’t have chronically ill children, so when they DO have chronically ill children, this becomes an even more difficult task, though in many ways, it becomes even more important to find those moments of time for yourself.

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