As some of you know, Retribution is in the works and I will be doing some of the shebang that goes with putting out a new book, but meantime, I’ve been thinking about what to do differently. Speaking of which, I’ve postponed the blogfest to celebrate the launch of Retribution, which is a story about love the second time around.
I figure by the time we get to February 1, many will be all blogged out from the January hops. Valentine’s Day might also be a bad time, but it gives those who might want to participate, more time to come up with a snippet that talks about people going a relationship a second chance. If you’re at all interested in writing a fact or fiction piece that’ll be good to go by that time, check that out here. My apologies if you get there and I haven't changed the date yet. I'm on it!
For some reason, I haven’t made a big deal about the New Year. It came and with it, I recognized that I needed to put more of an emphasis on my writing in terms of taking it even more seriously and treating it as a business. I’m on the way to doing that now.
I’ve knocked out something of a schedule that covers the early part of the year. I’m one of those persons who work better with a physical list. It helps me know where I’m at on whichever journey I’m taking. Don’t discount the importance of creating a schedule for your stories, as well as a promotional plan. It helps keep you focused - if you look at it now and then and are committed to the process. I promise.
So far, I’ve missed one deadline for late 2012, but I hope to stick with the timeline I’ve crafted so far. I’ll be asking for help from the community with some of the promotional stuff I have to do. Why I find it so hard to ask for help, I’ll never know, but I’m also contemplating reaching outside the community. That is, spending some cash, which is a serious issue when you’re on a budget.
Anyhow, I’ll keep you posted on my progress as time goes by. Have you set any measurable goals for 2013 and are you sticking with them?