I started a bit late, and didn’t post every week but I’ve made progress and I’m happy with that. Could I have done better? Sure. But I did accomplish many things and I’m not going to beat myself up about not nailing everything on the list.
But today isn’t the end, so let’s do a recap of my goals for this week, so far: [Note: green = completed; red = not even a little bit done; blue = in progress; orange = some work on it but heading in a not so productive direction!; purple = on hold, waiting on others goals to get done, first]:
- Choose cover designer and move forward with design
- Preview ebook and work out any missed formatting bugs
- Finish GMC by Debra Dixon
- Re-write/revise two chapters of Sweet Escape
- Set release date based on cover design turnaround (Eeeeeeek!!!)
- Set date for cover reveal
- Finish marketing plan for book, including an action plan for paperbacks
- Finish 7 A to Z Challenge posts
- Outline April newsletter
The cover design was the hardest task so I’m so happy that’s done! I asked lots of questions to someone in my local RWA chapter who self-pubs about all things self-pub related. She has helped me a ton with cover stuff, questions about editors/proof readers, formatting, uploading, etc. I can’t thank her, Fallon, two other writers at the local chapter, and everyone else I’ve been bugging about this stuff, enough for their assistance with this! They have saved me from pulling all of my hair out by the roots. <3
I have another snow day today. Thank you, Winter Storm Stella. So the plan is to knock a bunch of this stuff off my list. My plan is to get A, B, C, and the Theme Reveal post, as well as 6k new words on a WiP, and maybe the newsletter outline. (I will not–I will NOT–give in and go play Zelda on the Nintendo Switch. I won’t do it. I won’t give in…But it’s calling my name! Nope, won’t do it…Help!!!)
Hope your week is going well and you’re all safe from Stella’s wrath. See you around the ROW!