✨March 2023 Writing Update✨

Before Christmas of 2022, I finished writing my first novel. I had self-edited it to the point that I felt comfortable distributing some advanced reader copies to get some feedback. That way, I could do one more round of self-edits from the feedback before I sent it to my professional editor. Somewhere around two dozen people offered to help and about a quarter of those people have read and given feedback so far. I am so grateful to all the volunteers and I will likely still get more feedback as more people get a chance to finish reading, so this first shout-out is to all of you who offered to help. I can’t put into words how much I appreciate you.

On the reading/reviewing front, I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing several books whose authors reached out asking me to review their books. I love being able fellow authors get their books noticed. Reviews are invaluable to us authors. In this digital world of algorithms and AI-assisted targeted marketing, reviews help more than you know. If you read something, even just a star rating helps the author in the long term and only takes one click of a button. Thanks in advance to all the all-star author supporters out there who leave reviews. You are amazing!

I haven’t been as engaged in writing competitions as I would like to be, alas, there are only so many hours in the day and I haven’t figured out how to juggle it all, yet. The biggest reason for my lack of competitive drive lately is I AM WRITING BOOK 2.
At the beginning of March, I set a goal to write a minimum of 500 words per day on my current work-in-progress (forevermore known as WIP). I had been struggling for the first two months of 2023 with low creativity and a general disdain for the current state of our world. Something had to be done.

So, this second shout-out is to me, because I have now written at least (but actually more than) 500 words per day in March, and book two currently stands a little over 11,000 words!!! I am so excited to have the creative juices flowing again.

Writing is a journey of hills and valleys. Thank you for joining me on this crazy ride!


Published by ATL Doyle

I am an aspiring author, military wife, and mother of four boys. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and lover of large cups of tea. While I enjoy reading everything, my favorite genre is fantasy. One of my hobbies is reading and reviewing books on various online platforms. I have dabbled in short stories and writing poetry, publishing a small book of my poems in 2022, with an independent publisher. I enjoy keeping the world up-to-date on her writing, reading, and random thoughts on my blog.I am also currently writing my first novel.

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