Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Jami Gold

We probably all have to-do lists rolling out behind us like Santa Claus’s naughty-or-nice list. I know I have writing lists, editing lists, publishing lists, promotion lists, blogging lists, email lists, family lists, calendar lists, personal lists, etc.

That list of lists makes me sound super organized, right? As though I always know what I should be working on and what my priorities should be. Ha! That would assume I have time to check things off the list.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not nearly as organized as I seem. (That’s assuming I do seem to be organized. *smile*)

“My schedule has been absolutely insane for so long that I can’t even remember when it last wasn’t insane. My inbox is a disaster where things go missing on a regular basis, my Twitter mentions are a stream of people I mean to get back to (but too often don’t), and my to-do list grows larger as I fall more behind Every. Single. Day.

feel like I’m just barely not drowning. I joke about how my “method” is to flail randomly, but that’s not really a comfortable feeling for me.”

When I wrote that post, I was (secretly) staring down the to-do list for my publishing path, which included everything from edits and formatting to website development and learning how to put my books up for sale. Obviously, as I have two books for sale now and a third going up next month, I did manage to get things done.

So why does my to-do list never seem to relent? When I’m really focused, I get alot done, so maybe part of my problem is that I’m not as focused on my priorities as I should be.

4 Tips for Matching Our Focus to Our Priorities

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Do You Believe in What ifs? | Daily (w)rite
  2. When a Writer Becomes a Target - Books & Such Literary Management
  3. Fiction University: Day Three: Analyze the Scene Structure
  4. Writer Unboxed » Writing From A Place of Fear
  5. The 7 Stages Of Novel Revision — Veronica Sicoe
  6. Blood-Red Pencil: Five "Show Don't Tell" Danger Zones
  7. Your Past is a Source of Inspiration Where does your inspiration come from as a nonfiction writer?
  8. Make Your Writing Clearer: 6 Tips for Re-wording Sentences
  9. How To Organize Your Search For Literary Journals - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  10. How To Stage A Comeback: An Update | Molly Greene: Writer
  11. How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes - Jeffbullas's Blog
  12. Why You’re Not Writing Stop talking. Start doing.
  13. Eleven Things You Should Know About Query Letters - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  14. How to Improve Your Amazon Book Description & Metadata | Jane Friedman
  15. Are You Drowning in To-Do Lists? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  16. How To Get Difficult Books Into The Media – Kobo Writing Life
  17. Want To Spend More Time On Your Writing And Tired Of Doing It All? A Virtual Assistant Can Help | The Creative Penn
  18. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Use Quotations To Lift Your Book
  19. Writability: Classes I Never Thought Would Apply to My Writing Career (But Do)
  20. 5 Ways To Get a Book Deal: Guest Post by Sheena Lambert | CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

1 comment:

Anita Dawes said...

I seem to spend as much time organising my lists as anything else. Does that mean I make progress? Maybe not, but I still love that magical moment when you can actually cross something off.
And who knows, one day it might all make sense...