Friday, December 04, 2015

What Did You Do This Week, Gail? Dec. 4 Edition

Since I last did a self-check, which was actually three weeks ago, to make sure I am spending time on on this year's plans, I have worked on the following goals:

Goal 1. The Mummy Hunters. I'm note sure how many chapters I've revised in this period, though I know I finished Eight and am well into Nine. Revising the second half of the book has involved generating a lot of new work. I did 1800 words this past Wednesday, which is enormous for me. I also attended a NESCBWI program where I was able to present this project to two agents. I was happy with the response.

Goal 2. Short pieces. I've made a few notes on a couple of short projects.

Goal 5. Community building. I created this month's Connecticut Children's Literature Calendar, promoted it, sent out the newsletter, and was able to add a couple of new people to the newsletter mailing list. I also attended the Connecticut Children's Book Fair and did a series of blog posts about it. I also promoted those posts.

Goal 7. General marketing. Many blog posts, which were promoted at Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, when appropriate.


Nancy said...

You go, Gail!

Gail Gauthier said...

Yes, I do!!!

Actually, Computer Guy finds these posts boring. However, they are related to a time management strategy I read about a couple of years ago. You always want to be confirming that you are spending time on your goals. These posts force me to do that.