Thursday, June 01, 2017

A New Routine

I've been remiss in posting here recently. To be honest, Facebook is more fun because people usually respond to what I write there. But I don't think it's useful or intriguing for readers if I only put up posts when I release a new book--which is happening soon.

And then there's the fact that my good intentions for 2017 have been followed up with a rather sluggish execution. There are lots of reasons for that, but I won't bore you with excuses. I've always found accountability to be a great motivator, and I'm going to take a page from Dean Wesley Smith and attempt to post what I've done at the end of each day. I figure if I'm posting for three or four days in a row that I didn't write any fiction, I'll either stop posting or be forced to write something. Otherwise, I'll die of embarrassment.

So here we go.

I knew this wasn't going to be the best day to start this since I had an appointment smack in the middle of the day. I also usually run errands on a day I have appointments so I put all my interruptions together rather than having several days in a week where I'm fighting to get something done.

I started the day, as usual, by downloading daily sales and ad performance data. I'm trying to run effective Amazon ads and the only way to know if they're effective or not is to track the data. I have a spreadsheet to do this (more on this at a future date), but it depends on being strict about daily downloads. This takes less than fifteen minutes, although I may ponder the results for a while longer. <grin>

Some time on Facebook while I drank my first cup of coffee, then breakfast, shower, getting dressed.

I was able to spend an hour on revisions to the newest African Violet Club mystery before I had to attend to "stuff."

After the appointment and errands, I watched an episode of "Anne with an E," an adaptation of Anne of Green Gables, on Netflix, took a nap, and watched the Red Sox game. Ugh.

Another revision session, followed by watching a free Mark Dawson lesson on book launches (a timely topic since I'll be doing one soon), and then here to write this post.

So, not a terrifically productive day, but then I didn't expect it to be.
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