The Planned and The Unplanned

hotgbookcoverWhen last I wrote here, I was waiting for the proof copy of The Heart of the Goddess: A Handbook for Soulful Living to arrive in the mail. Arrive it did, and it looks great. So, my fourth book is hereby published and available in paperback and as an e-book! I’m beyond thrilled about that. I know some of you fellow ROW 80 writers are interested in the topic matter, so please check it out here if you’re drawn to do so.

On Thursday evening I came down with a bad cold, which I think is my body’s way of telling me to slow down and relax. Luckily I didn’t have a super full weekend planned, so I’ve been doing just that. Sipping tea, gazing at the lovely Christmas tree, and perusing some magazines. I also finished re-reading my novel draft, Patterns In the Void. I actually like it much more than I remembered (I wrote it during NaNoWriMo in 2014). I’m going to enjoy revising it during Round 1, and getting it ready for publication this coming summer. My next (and final, for this Round) task regarding Patterns is to make a revision plan.

My biz coach has also been emphasizing the importance of taking time off around the holidays, something we entrepreneur types can have trouble doing. It sounds good in theory, but we have a new book to promote, and workshops and an online class coming up in January. We need to keep our momentum. BlackLion came up with the idea of using technology to schedule all our biz blog posts, emails, and Facebook promos through the end of the year in advance. We don’t usually automate much, as we like to keep things real and in the moment. But in this case, it will give us some much-needed time off, and we’ll still be around to deal with replies and queries, it’ll just take less of our time. I love the idea, and that’s what we’ll be doing this coming week – finalizing all of our content and scheduling things out.

So, here’s what’s on the docket for this week, which is in practice the end of the Round for me, since I’ll be taking time off after that.

  • update all content for promoting The Heart of the Goddess, our Self-Worth Tune-Up free online workshop, and the Alchemy of Core Beliefs online course
  • finish book promotion plan and schedule the associated tasks and promos
  • schedule all promotional content out through the end of the month (and thus the end of 2016!)
  • make a revision plan for Patterns In the Void, to be implemented starting in Round 1
  • continue with holiday plans and preparations

Oh, and finishing healing from this cold, of course. I hope you have a delightful week full of creativity, prosperity, and joy!


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