A Really Good Start

Today I’m thankful for motivation. Writing up my goals seems to have given me a boost. I’ve gotten a really good start on the week and the round.

Yesterday BlackLion and I had our annual summit meeting for our business, Feline Dreamers. We put together a “road map” marketing plan for what we want to accomplish this year, and then started working on one of the items – namely, revising and refreshing our website. We now have an outline and concepts of how we want to simplify and beautify it, making it more user-friendly as well as easier to maintain. He’s more savvy than me (thankfully!) about the technical part of putting the new site together, but I’ll be writing lots of copy for it, for certain.

Then, this morning, I got started on the editing for our NaNoWriMo novel, The Door Is the Key. The first task was to weave all the scenes together. We had an outline, but we each kept our own separate documents, just for ease of writing. So I smooshed the scenes all together in one document, in the proper order. The coolest part is that the novel is even better than I remembered! I got to skim bits and pieces of it as I was going through it, and I must admit I’m impressed. It’s a rough draft, so of course it still needs work. But I was thinking of it in that way, of needing lots of help, and forgot just how pleased with it I am. Woo hoo!

I’m about one third of the way through reading one of the books I’ve chosen as I research ethical marketing and promotion. It’s excellent! It’s Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. I highly recommend it.

As far as practicing wellness goes, I’m doing quite well with daily writing and gratitude. I’m eating pretty well, and getting good sleep. Exercise seems to be the missing link at the moment. I don’t know if it’s winter lethargy or what, but I need to get moving more. I’ll put my focus on that in the coming days.

All in all, a pretty dang good start! Go, me!

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