Hands poised over the keyboard, clock ticking relentlessly (even if it's battery-powered, it has that familiar click), I'm wondering what to say about this new Round of Words that begins today.
Goals set up on chart, organized by categories with priorities, action steps, and deadlines. Check. Two pages. No wonder I make slow progress <grin> Office cleaner than it's been for a very long time as I'll continue my commitment to un-cluttering!
WRITING remains my top priority, but I'm not writing right now.
BLOGGING = commitment to post once each week on each of my blogs, serve as ROW80 sponsor by reading 5-8 each week, and participate in a few blog challenges.
PUBLISHING/MARKETING. Here's my main focus! I'm working on self-publishing Standing Stones through CreateSpace and Amazon's Kindle, and, ta-da! Here is the cover!
Angie at pro_ebookcovers designed my cover, including the back cover through fiverr. Her directions were succinct. I sent her text and ideas, as well as links to three covers I liked from Amazon. Within 4 days, I had my cover with an image of the standing stones that far surpassed anything I could do.
I'm now awaiting for paper copy for that final read through for typos before 'launching,' later than I thought BUT still this month.
Thinking about marketing, reading about marketing, and then actually carrying out individual steps can actually be fun. Now the mystery begins. If I do everything on my list, will people fall in love with my story? That's my hidden goal this year: To find out if my writing really does move readers.
PERSONAL GOALS include commitments to family, exercise, quilting, and health. I just joined a new quilting group that will make quilts for charities twice a month. This morning is our first meeting, and I'm excited to have 4 hours set aside just for quilting with my buddies. So, gotta run, gotta run.
May 2014 be a very good year for you -- especially in identifying and meeting your writing goals.
Thank you, ROW80, for making all possible!