Hello and Happy April Everyone!
The month is the time to refresh, reclaim, refine. A third into the year, and I’m ready for Spring, and Easter, baseball season, paying taxes well maybe not paying taxes, and cleaning the house by airing it out. I’m ready to put the cold Winter behind me and look forward to the coming year. Since I just returned from Atlanta for a book signing along with about 125+ other authors, I met new authors, readers and reacquainted with fellow authors, I felt it was time to experience a personal cleaning out renewal. What about you?
For 2014, I’m planning on doing a lot of cleaning out and not necessarily my house. I mean cleaning up everything when it comes to writing. My laptop needs to clean those files out I’ve been collecting over the past couple of years. I have so many works in progress that I’m not sure if I’ll ever get them finished. I have a few edits coming up soon, a few more book signings to prepare for and two more books to write in a series. Spring is a time for renewal and I think I’ll look at this time as a way to renew my vision, my mission, for my writing career. A time to reassess my goals and look at my writing as a business and not a hobby, like something I do to occupy my time if the Internal Revenue man thinks of it that way.
I’ve taken classes, I’ve read a lot of blogs and articles by those successful in the business, and I’ve talked with other authors who have been where I am now. I have all the tools, but I haven’t instituted many of them. I think the problem is just doing it. Collecting is a good thing, for art and jewelry, but I have to do more. This industry seems to be on a fast-track of change. It’s evolving almost on a daily basis and it takes a lot of effort to keep up with all these changes. I hope I’m up for the challenge because I’m really getting too old for too many fast shifts.
Like what’s up with social networking lately? Has anyone else noticed the lack of participation on Yahoo Groups, or Facebook and forget Twitter. I’ve tried to do that and pretty much gave up. Is there a new social networking channel and I didn’t get the memo yet? Not sure if I’m techie enough to keep up. Maybe I’ll solicit for a personal assistant someday. Hmm.
Okay, enough for this month. I’d be interested to hear what everyone does for during this time of year. Do you reassess, renew and clean out?
As a heads up, I’ll be interviewing Lisa Renee Jones on April 7! Please make a point of stopping by. Oh and in May, I have Kerrelyn Sparks. Can I say, BIG fan girl here? So excited!!! Okay, I’m off to write into the wee hours.
Until next month,
Erotic Romance Author