I think I went about half and half on my goals for last week. I get paid once a month, which means I tend to go on a spending spree around the first with regards to ebooks – and that tends to lead to reading binges…
Writing: I’ve got the revisions for Chapter 1 of HPC done, and I’m hoping that ch. 2 will go a little more quickly. The new plot lines are starting to flow more easily, the subplots are falling into place, and while I’m still a bit nervous that I’ll come up short on final word count, I’m going to just follow it through and see where I end up when it’s done. So far, I really like how it’s shaping up. And I think my beta readers are going to be very impressed with the changes I’ve made for the heroine.
Business: I finished the questionnaire for the blog interview (which will be May 6th), and that’s about it. I’ve been thinking/reading a lot about self-publishing lately, and while I still want to submit HPC to traditional publishers, I’m slowly starting to realize that in this changing publishing landscape, I may not have to rely solely on traditional publishing to build a writing career. I’m starting to think that a mixture of traditional and self-publishing might be the best way to create positive cash-flow for myself – even if it’s just supplemental to my day job. With that in mind, I’m going to adjust both my writing goals and my publication goals accordingly…more on that as I work it all out.
Personal: Workouts continue to allude me – though I did actually get one in last week. Laundry ended up being only essentials, and I did get a few journal entries in, so that’s good. The tomatoes still need repotting too…
– Complete HPC revisions for Ch. 2 and start on Ch. 3
– Ch. 14 of Indelibly Inked
– Read through “Tempest” draft to prep for editing.
– Compile a list of potential agents/publishers for HPC
– Download formatting guides for Smashwords and Kindle ebooks
– Write guest post
– 3 workouts for the week
– Catch up laundry
– Do taxes
– Pot up tomato plants/start marigold & cucumber seeds
– Journal every other day or so.
That’s what I’m up to this week – what’s going on in your world? Read any good books lately?