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March 2019 goals

written by Betsy Flak on 2019-03-04

February flew by! Part of me doesn't mind because I'm all about spring now, which is coming—or so I tell myself while wishing for the sun here in overcast Michigan.

But part of me is like "Noooo, where did it go? I'm so behind."

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The bright side: I have one more entire month to accomplish my first quarter goals of 2019. So, let's dive in and see how I'm doing and what I'm going to do.

As usual, I'll update the progress on February's goals, then set new goals for March.


February 2019 goal update:

  1. Book Three of The Clan-Vampire Clash (title TBA): Address comments from beta readers. Stretch goal: Start in on the final(!) editing pass.
    • Result: I mean, I hesitate to call this a fail. I have been working on it. But between my vacation and receiving a couple general comments that are more...let's go with "interesting" to work on than usual, I'm a bit behind. I hope to finish them this week, but next week might be more realistic.
  2. Book Four of The Clan-Vampire Clash (title TBD): On hold.
    • Result: Success! Lol. Yup, I can successfully leave a project on hold. Go me.
  3. Season two of Sam's story (Troupe-only side story): Release Chapter 5 to The Troupe. Finish line editing for all of Chapter 6. Finish copyediting and final editing passes for Chapter 6, part 1. Release Chapter 6, part 1 to The Troupe. Stretch goal: Finish copyediting and final editing passes for all of Chapter 6.
    • Result: Success! And I've made a decent amount of progress on the stretch goal too! I mean, that could be because the next installment for Chapter 6 is due *tomorrow*, but hey, at least I made some extra progress.
  4. Close out the launch of A Brush with Betrayal. Start in on launch preparation for Book Three of The Clan-Vampire Clash series.
    • Result: Fail. Huge fail. I made little progress on this item this month, mostly because I spent the first week of February making sure everything was set up for my vacation and then the last week of February catching up on everything I missed during my vacation. There wasn't much time left to work on anything that wasn't "this must be done right now" in terms of my non-writing activities.
  5. Continue work with Amazon ads.
    • Result: Success! I wrapped up my investigation on Lockscreen ads (spoiler: they didn't work for me, at least not right now). I also started in on investigating sponsored keyword ads for a 99c Kindle Countdown Deal.
  6. Schedule cross promotions and giveaways through March and into April. Nail down remaining cross promotion in February.
    • Result: Success (as usual for this one). My cross promotions and giveaways are scheduled through March (and did the one in February), and I have a few scheduled for April and even farther out too.

March 2019 Goals

  1. Book Three of The Clan-Vampire Clash (title TBA): Finish addressing comments from beta readers. Start in on the final editing pass. Stretch goal: Finish the final editing pass.
  2. Book Four of The Clan-Vampire Clash (title TBD): On hold.
  3. Season two of Sam's story (Troupe-only side story): Release the rest of Chapter 6 to The Troupe, including remaining copyediting and final editing passes. Line edit, copyedit, and do the final editing pass on Chapter 7, so it's ready to go in early April. Stretch goal: Start in on the line editing of Chapter 8.
  4. Close out the launch of A Brush with Betrayal. Start in on launch preparation for Book Three of The Clan-Vampire Clash series.
  5. Continue work with Amazon ads.
  6. Schedule cross promotions and giveaways through April and into May.

And as usual, let's see what I was doing this time last year.


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