So much to do, so little time - as usual.
We're anticipating the arrival of the first copies of Picks & Shovels. They should be here the morning of June 8th - so excited!! We are also attending the local FiW conference that weekend so that will be the book's debut. The we're off to the agents and editors conference in Austin where we will be doing a preconference workshop on ghostwriting.
We are also starting our summer class at AC tonight which is a beginner's guide to ghostwriting and freelancing. Liz & I are teaching it together and then she will teach it in the fall and I will teach the novel class and the critique class.
We're also plotting the release of our fall books and devising marketing plans for each of them. The test work will be done using Picks & Shovels so we'll see the effectiveness of the different marketing avenues and plan accordingly.
Speaking of marketing, I went to a marketing meeting yesterday that involved a friend who is trying to reach the next level of her career. It was interesting to say the least. As much writing as I have done lately about the ingrained nature of old paradigms, it was very evident there. Some of the participants had already shifted their mindset to the next level and some really hadn't. It was an interesting example of how limiting beliefs can kill great ideas. We'll see what comes of it.
Speaking of limiting, I've made some decisions lately to take control over one area of my life that has been a thorn in my butt for years. There comes a time when you have to decide if you will continue to ignore you own issues or just frickin deal with it. So I'm dealing. Sorry to be mysterious, but I will also be keeping a diary about it and publishing it in 2008 so I can't reveal everything here.
On the slate the rest of the week are three ghostwriting projects that need various tweaks, nothing major, just time consuming. The ghostwriting has been going rather smoothly lately for a change and everyone is working away on their projects. All of the ghostwriters are busy though the editors are a little bored right now. Of course, their time is coming since so many of these projects will reach completion about the same time.
My next big project (are there ever any little ones?) will be getting the TAG Publishing website up and accepting orders. I'm planning to do that this weekend and since I've done so many websites now, it should be relatively painless - here again its just time consuming.
106 days to my next cruise!!!