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?