Fresh start means new challenges. Segmenting work by work-days is its own habit to instill and is working. Reviewing Content Inc to find missing pieces…
The Great Writing Audience Challenge – Week 04 Results
Instafreebie/PW: 41/153 (27%) 1 non-IF/PW, 6 no-openers moved off. Much lower rate – IF newbies seem down.
Overall Total: 2851 – slight decrease.
IF/PW subscribers remaining after a year: 2860/8012 (36%) Percentage now well above norm. Note: I keep these more to see how IF/PW retention is moving. This week gives us a nearly 10% retention, but that’s off with the higher than acquisition (double) percentage.
Book Sales: Next sales analysis was Jan 15 for December sales. Overdue.
Fiction Books In Progress:
- Erotika Jones (series) -> Book Four
- Growing Up Felicity (series?) -> What Their Eyes See -> Book Five
- Two Ghost’s Salvation Book Two -> Book Three
- Wolfer’s Nation -> Book Three
- New Voices Vol. 009
- Case of the Sand Dune Demise, Death and the Dreamcatcher
Non-Fiction Books In Progress:
- Think Rich and Grow Richer (in research)
- Breakthrough Copywriter (update)
Courses in Progress:
- “Strangest Secret” (now in beta),
- “Get Everything You Want Out of Life”, (now in beta)
- “If You Can Count to Four…” (now in beta),
- “Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds” – still in alpha.
- Gentling Cattle – pre-alpha
Quite a simple week. Working my plan, day by day, to remap these habits. It’s working, after a method. Key point: minimize all windows at the beginning of the day. But the prior key point: set daily goals. Preferably in writing.
That was yet another breakthrough this week. I’ve not been happy with my progress over the last two years toward my set goals. So I returned to the Content Inc model – in the original format – to see what I missed. Right at the beginning was a section on the necessity of written goals and their regular review. Pulizzi recommended Evernote – or at least keeping a Moleskin notebook with you at all times.
The comparative that comes to mind in this are a couple. Copywriters who are successful each hand copy the long-running ads of others. Similarly, to adopt a style of a given author, writers are encouraged to hand copy their works. Earl Nightingale said that when he encountered Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, the points he covered were familiar – but Hill was the first one he’d encountered to specify writing your goals down. Pulizzi said the three key books that influenced his use of goals were Hill’s work, Covey’s “7 Habits” (Begin with the end in mind.) and Cardone’s “10X Rule” (divide larger goals into sub-goals).
That’s the homework for this week.
The first chapter is “Sweet Spot” – which is finding a unique area where your training meets your talents and interests. That has quite a bit of mileage all on its own. Sure you can publish books, but publish books in your particular own sweet spot, as well as promoting them through Content Marketing – that’s the most effective path. And such mileage is incredibly potent, as I’ve only discovered in the few minutes I had this am before writing this.
More to come…
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails, re-queue podcasts – yup
- Mon-Tues: New fiction book written and published. – yup
- Wed-Fri: Copywriting course produced and online – in progress
- Sat: Syndication to Wattpad, Medium. – yup
This week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails, re-queue podcasts –
- Mon-Tues: New fiction book written and published. –
- Wed-Fri: Copywriting course produced and online –
- Sat: Syndication to Wattpad, Medium. –