Monthly Roundup of Accomplishments

Monthly Roundup of AccomplishmentsMarch was a long, busy month. I can’t say I’m sad to see it go. It has never been my favourite month.

The biggest accomplishment in March was the publication of my novella Fowl Summer Nights on March 15th. It is now available through several outlets in both paperback and eBook. This strikes off another goal in my 2014 Challenge Stories I Hope to Publish.

Here are other tasks I accomplished during the 31 days.

I wrote 6 posts for this blog.

I wrote and edited four Roots to the Past genealogy columns. Besides the usual Tuesday snippet of the current week’s newspaper column, I added 3 posts written by me to Roots to the Past blog.

The Perfect Pedigree Chart
How to Record Major Life Changes
Across the Vastness of Ocean and Space

I planned and executed my first virtual book launch. The launch for Fowl Summer Nights took place March 28th on Quarter Castle Publishing’s Facebook page.

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Monthly Roundup of Accomplishments

Monthly Roundup of AccomplishmentsAs I mentioned on the last day of January, at the end of each month I will make a note of everything I’ve accomplished during the previous four weeks. February held only 28 days as opposed to January’s awesome 31 days, so I had three less days to work with. Still, because of my Publishing 101: Draft to Book in 30 Days challenge, I feel I have accomplished a lot.

So what did I accomplish in February?

I wrote 17 posts for this blog; that’s 6 more than January. The majority of them—15 blogs—were written for the Publishing 101 challenge. In case you missed one, the list of posts with links can be found on the Publishing101 page.

One post in February was an off-the-cuff take on the philosophy of some English teachers that “Said is Dead?” Obviously said is not dead, but alive and well and should be thoroughly put through its paces.

The other post not involving Publishing 101 paid tribute to a wonder singer and song writer we lost in 2013: National Stompin’ Tom Connors Day. Every February 9th (Tom’s birthday), I’ll mark this special occasion.

I wrote and edited four Roots to the Past Genealogy columns. Besides the usual Tuesday snippet of the current week’s newspaper column, I added one post written by me to Roots to the Past Blog and reblogged a few posts written by others. My Diane Tibert blog kept me busy in February, so this blog was slightly neglected. Whoops, no negative remarks on the Monthly Roundup.

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Monthly Roundup of Accomplishments

Monthly Roundup of AccomplishmentsOne of my goals for 2014 is to focus on what I’ve accomplished instead of what I’ve failed to get done. So the last day of each month I’m going to write a Monthly Roundup of Accomplishments.

This will do two things:

1) Keep track of the things I’ve completed, so at the end of the year I can look back and see all the wonderful things I’ve done.

2) Keep me thinking in the positive instead of the negative. I do do a lot of things, but I often dismiss my accomplishments. It’s always a good feeling to sit back on a regular basis and give yourself a pat on the shoulder for the things you did. I almost never do that; I hope to change this in 2014.

So what did I accomplish in January?

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