The force was not with me today. Three hours at the DMV, all because twenty-one years ago I changed not just my last name, but my first name when I got married. Apparently Colorado is freaked out that I went from being Amy Elizabeth to AmyBeth. But that’s a long, boring story and you can catch it on facebook or G+ if you’re curious.
Once Upon a Time I posted my updates every Wednesday, an interview every Friday, and a SciFi Question of the Day post some other time during the week. I cut back in order to concentrate on actual writing and submissions. I have a pair of SciFi Romance novels out on query, but the interest level hasn’t progressed beyond sending 30 pages when asked. The Cities of Luna are doing well and keeping me busy with a new story coming out with every full moon.
Six months ago we found out our home in Vermont was being sold out from under us. We moved to Colorado in April, and life is still rather chaotic.
I need to reevaluate where I put my energy. Yes, I need to bump up my publication status, either with more submissions of the novels I’ve finished, or submissions to various calls and markets. The interviews were time-consuming, but they were a fantastic way to connect not only with other authors, but interesting people in relevant fields, like Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson. My SciFi Question of the Day posts are very popular, and I need to take advantage of that.
So, this is a goals post for A Round of Words in 80 Days. For the rest of this round, I will make some realistic long and short-term goals regarding which works are worth developing and which should stay on the back burner. I need to decide which non-writing writing-related activities are worth putting energy into.
I will not set a goal of writing every day. I think I will say three days a week is good for easing back into the routine. Promo will be part of my goals as well. Like most writers, I hate promotion. I’d rather concentrate on actual writing. Alas, it’s part of the business. I should at least be mentioning something about my books on social media every day. Once a day, if it’s not repetitive stuff, is usually not enough to feel spammy. For this month, part of my goal is to research writing opportunities outside of writing whatever I want then looking for a place to sell it.
Speaking of rounds…
Can someone tell me when this one ends and the next one starts? Sometime in June or July?