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
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
more behind Every. Single. Day.
I 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:
You Believe in What
ifs? | Daily (w)rite http://ow.ly/Ltxnx
- When a Writer Becomes a Target - Books & Such Literary Management http://ow.ly/LtxoD
- Fiction University: Day Three: Analyze the Scene Structure http://ow.ly/LtxpK
- Writer Unboxed » Writing From A Place of Fear http://ow.ly/Ltxtj
- The 7 Stages Of Novel Revision — Veronica Sicoe http://ow.ly/Ltxv1
Pencil: Five "
Show Don'tTell" Danger Zones http://ow.ly/Ltxyk
- Your Past is a Source of Inspiration http://ow.ly/LtxAa Where does your inspiration come from as a nonfiction writer?
Your Writing Clearer: 6 Tips for
- How To Organize Your Search For Literary Journals - Writer's Relief, Inc. http://ow.ly/LtxIV
- How To Stage A Comeback: An Update | Molly Greene: Writer http://ow.ly/LtxQ5
- How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Minutes - Jeffbullas's Blog http://ow.ly/LtxU1
- Why You’re Not Writing http://ow.ly/LtxXJ Stop talking. Start doing.
- Eleven Things You Should Know About Query Letters - Elizabeth Spann Craig http://ow.ly/Lty0e
- How to Improve Your Amazon Book Description & Metadata | Jane Friedman http://ow.ly/Lty3k
- Are You Drowning in To-Do Lists? | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/Lty4T
- How To Get Difficult Books Into The Media – Kobo Writing Life http://ow.ly/Ltydi
- Want To Spend More Time On Your Writing And Tired Of Doing It All? A Virtual Assistant Can Help | The Creative Penn http://ow.ly/LtyeP
BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Use Quotations To Lift Your Book http://ow.ly/Ltyhx Writability: Classes I Never Thought Would Apply to My Writing Career (But Do) http://ow.ly/LtylJ
- 5 Ways To Get a Book Deal: Guest Post by Sheena Lambert | CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD http://ow.ly/Ltyq5
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...
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