#ROW80 Getting back on track

It’s the week before school, so my goals lately have been more about getting ready to get back to NORMAL. I’ve been trying to gather the back to school stuff, work out our new schedule, and get the house back in order so that when school starts (a week from today!) I can really go back to giving the writing stuff the attention it needs.

I’m having a very productive week on that score. Sunday I did massive list-making, under the direction of Kait, and assigned myself daily tasks. Those are going really well. I’m trying to ease back into Twitter and even be more active on Facebook (thanks to TweetDeck). Monday was an especially productive day for me and I feel like I’m really taking back control over things.

This is the shortest post evar. How’s everyone else doing this week?

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9 responses to “#ROW80 Getting back on track

  1. Short posts can be good! I’m proud of you for being so productive! Woo-hoo! 😀

  2. Stacey

    Yay for back to school! I can’t wait, we’ve got another month. Glad you’re being so productive and accomplishing all the stuff on your list!

  3. Jenna

    I’m curious – Twitter and Facebook can be very distracting to writers, in a bad way. Blogs also. Why are you trying to be more active in these areas?

    I’m having issues writing at all. I need a focused list. 🙂

    Jenna

    • @Jenna- I think we’re at the point where being out here interacting is part of the job. Say selling a book is like the Flex shampoo commercial. I tell two friends and they tell two friends and so on and so on… But if I only tell two friends, the chances of either of them actually reading my next book and being inspired to recommend it to two friends is not great.

      If I’m interacting with fifty people, the chances I’ll find two who notice what I’m doing enough to take an interest goes up. And if they’re the kind of people who are active on social media and they’re interacting with a bunch of people, the chances they’ll pass the word along to two people who are interested increases.

      Besides that, it’s probably better for me to be engaged than be a hermit. It’s easier for me to be a hermit, but I get behind on stuff I need to know and I stop gathering inspiration for the next thing because humans are inspiring.

      But, yeah, a lot of it is that I think it’s considered part of the job and with two books out on submission right now, I really shouldn’t have let my presence lapse the way I did. I have to hope that anyone taking a lot will realize that my fans really are out there waiting and they’ll be there when the next book comes out.

      Hope that makes sense!

      • P.S. It’s also that my daughter’s still home and I write much better when I’m alone, so I’m concentrating on what I can rather than be frustrated by the constant interruptions.

  4. Congrats on being more productive. I’m still working on that productive thing….

  5. Who knew Kait was right about all that organizational jazz?

  6. Sounds like you’re doing great, Susan. Mmm, massive list making, sounds right up my alley!

  7. Lists are always a good way to work out what needs to be done and in what order. If only I didn’t always lose my lists…
    Good luck with the goals 🙂

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