So much for resolutions. Like, blogging everyday.
I have this old post from PBW bookmarked—oh, and this one, too—about making a business plan, organizing your time. Basically, staying on target.
My own organizational skills are notoriously bad. Dreadful. Pathetic. Crummy. Maybe sad. I do, however, have a yearly planner, because there’s too much going on not to make an effort. I make a list of all the things I have to write for the year, and then go through and mark the dates. I’m good at marking dates and making lists. I love lists! So much fun. I feel very productive. Especially when I get to cross something off. Give me a gold star for effort, baby.
Seriously, though—I need whatever structure I can give myself. I write a lot. I write novels, novellas, and comic books. 2009 will have a lot of releases, some of which I can’t talk about yet. I have to stay on my game. Keep my eye on those bright stars. The brightest of them, of course, being my family and friends.
So, to celebrate the New Year (and, hopefully, 12 months of prodigious organization and output), I’ll be giving away some things over the next couple days. Starting off with an iTunes download of both THE IRON HUNT and A TASTE OF CRIMSON—the audio books. I’ve listened to them both (well, excerpts, because it’s a bit odd to hear my words read out loud) and I promise they won’t make your ears bleed.
Just share one of your wishes for the upcoming year, or if you don’t feel comfortable with that, leave your name. I’ll pull a name out of a hat on Monday night. I’m limiting this to iTunes only, so my apologies if this excludes you.
(PS: Here’s something: Around twenty-five years ago (give or take), I lived around Wallingford/Swarthmore, PA – and took piano lessons from a woman named Toby Blumenthal. She was so nice, and such a wonderful teacher. I wish now that I had kept up with the music, but that’s another story. Point is, she’s still doing beautiful things.)