Another day, another completed week of ROW80. Way back on Wednesday, I laid out my plans. My goals for this round. It was a long list, and so I won’t bore you with it again. You can find the post here in case you missed it or want to refresh your memory.
The first week of a new round is always an interesting period. You have set your goals and are now having to put them into practice. Finding time in your normal schedule to fit them in. Now, for those of you that have children, you will fully understand and appreciate the near impossibility of sticking to a schedule. The more children, the harder it becomes.
Yet, I have had a very good week. I read a book. A whole book, in just three days. A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson. My review can be found on Goodreads. It was an ok novel, but not as good as I am Legend.
On the writing front I have made great progress with my Beta Comment changes, and should get it all sorted by the end of the week. If I get a good run going, then maybe even tonight. I just need to re-work one scene and make a few small changes around it. The one thing I then need is to send it to my editor for a final grammar check and it is done. Ready for my Beta reader to take a final run through it. I will admit I am nervous about sending it, not because of the book itself, but rather because I don’t want to have missed something and have her thinking I didn’t listen.
I have been pretty good about blog visiting, I have hit my three blog posts pretty much ever day. I haven’t ready anything yet today, but I have a couple of posts bookmarked to read so it shouldn’t be a problem.
My secret project has been a bit slow, but most of the blog posts I have bookmarked to read are in part research for this project. Killing two birds with one stone. Now that is good time management.
I still hold very high hopes for this round and am heading into week two with my head held high.
One a note separate from my goals, I was talking to a friend of mine about website visits dropping over easter. They said that theirs had dropped and then quoted me their figure for yesterday. It was about a weeks worth of visits for me. So, I also need to figure out how to get more visitors to my blog.
The one aspect of my goals that I did nothing on was sales. My sales have once again dropped down to nothing. 2 in the last two weeks. What I need is to not only get a sales tactic down, but also figure out how I can actually promote myself. This is a major stumbling block for me. As I am sure it is for a lot of other writers out there. Represented of fully independent it makes no difference. Writers are being forced to become salesmen(women) and there is nothing we can do about it other than adapt.