Monday, August 13, 2012

Managerial Monday

Managerial Monday – I think Monday is a good day to plan the week and take care of some managerial tasks. This has been working for a group of Indie authors I communicate with. Each Monday we post our goals for the week, the idea being that if you make a list — and especially if you make it public — you’ll get more done than if you don’t make a list at all. At least, that’s how it works for me.
So my Managerial Monday List for the week is:

1)      Work on the revisions from my editor, one chapter each evening. That will be easier now that the Olympics* are finished.
2)      Write up an action list from the notes I took on the last writing-craft book I read. Then follow up on those items. The book is Smart Self-Publishing: Becoming an Indie Author by Zoe Winters, highly recommended.
3)      Straighten the top of my desk for more efficient work… AGAIN!

*The Olympics were wonderful. I love hearing the stories of triumph; overcoming physical and emotional hardships. The athletes are a great example of perseverance, a lesson anyone can apply to their life goals.  Just some of the athletes's stories I'll remember: Gabby Douglas (gymnastics), Missy Franklin (swimming), Oscar Pistorius (track), Tom Daley (diver), David Boudia (diving). 

The rhythmic gymnastics were incredible. I think the in the future the Olympic officials should combine rhythmic gymnastics with volleyball. Did you see what those ladies could do with the ball — in both events!

Is there one particular story that touched you?


  1. Love the new blog look, Christy! Very soothing and inviting.

    I didn't get to see much of the Olympics this time around, just grabbing snatches of it here and there. I did, however, get to see Gabby Douglas and was blown away by her. You're so right in how inspiring the athlete's are and what dedication they have.

    Good luck with that list. I'm whittling away at mine too :)

  2. Hi Mae, thanks for stopping by. I'm finishing up a workshop this week, so I don't have enough time for both that and the edits. !! I'll make up for it this weekend.

  3. The only parts of the Olympics I got to watch was Track, Volley Ball and Gymnastics. I loved it.

    Nice looking blog, Christy.

  4. Hi Alicia, It would be impossible to see all the events! Unless you Tivoed it all.