Three more public domain fiction published this week… Back to writing new stuff now, plus getting a grip on marketing/courses. Despite the generated panics…
The Great Writing Audience Challenge – Week 12 Results
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, while an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill
Instafreebie/PW: 91/257 (35%) 49 no-openers moved off.
StoryOrigins: 0 – not investing
Overall Total: 2816 – slight decrease.
IF/PW subscribers remaining after a year: 1274/8818 (.14%) Percentages becoming consistent.
Note: I keep these to see how IF/PW retention is trending. Uptick at 5% of weekly signups annually. So: 95% drop-off in a year if you severely prune your lists to eliminate no-openers every week.
Book Sales: Last analysis overdue, next sales analysis is April 15 for Mar sales. See below.
Fiction Books In Progress:
- Doppel, Case of the Sand Dune Demise, Death and the Dreamcatcher > Book Five
- Corono-V series and anthology
- Book Four (01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, Anth)
- Raising Felicity (series?) -> What Their Eyes See -> Book Five
- Two Ghost’s Salvation Book Two (series) -> Book Three
- Wolfer’s Nation -> Book Three
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.
- Copywriting/Marketing – pre-alpha
- Raising Gentle Cattle – pre-alpha
- Think Rich and Grow Richer – pre-alpha
Simplifying things. Found myself having a generated fear from all the panic that the main-scream press has been pushing. Below that was running on less sleep than normal. All factors in brainwashing that the society has built in. The point of saying that is in seeing how the herd mentality is pushed – and how those city denizens have their work cut out for them in staying sane and making forward progress toward their goals.
Pulizzi’s “Content Inc” is still a very simple and applicable model for anyone generating content for their living. More to do in working this up, probably meaning a regular weekly podcast would be a smart move. Building a course with each of these – building blocks.
Writing this on an early Monday, before breakfast. As I somehow forgot to get it all done yesterday, with the PD books I was publishing. Learning to get to bed when I’m tired rather than keeping on running on fumes. Franklin’s “early to bed…” does seem to get more work done during a day. That and setting daily goals for every major subset of your overall goal. Again, per Pulizzi.
After breakfast, I’ll do my farming chores and do at least one maintenance project for the farm, then come back to start writing my next fiction work. That book is published by Tues eve (through several proofs) and then I crank out a module of lessons through Friday. Saturday is syndication with more podcasts rescheduled, Sunday is another weekly review and emails.
A schedule like that seems the most workable now. Especially in these days of the panic-press with the over-hype of nonsense passing as science. That’s easy for me to say, since my reclusive habits keep me well distanced from most everyone else. And the fact that we have missed all the last decade’s pandemic infections (SARS, H1N1, etc.) – regardless of whether they were called that. Flyover country that doesn’t get the metro area infections from China, and no local colleges with spring-breakers.
My response to my own angst is to make sure I’m well rested, and write it all up in speculative fiction. Have my characters say what I would, and sort this all out for themselves on my behalf. Meanwhile vanquishing/redeeming the evil influence. (I really need to take an Acosta-eque reporter and dump him in the middle of the Midwest. Like Bradbury did with his relatives on Mars.)
I have to get a vet appointment for my calves and taking them to auction. Probably not this week – but that work takes some chunks of time.
Last week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails – yup
- Mon-Tues: New fiction book written and published. – nope – three PD works, though.
- Evenings: Re-queue perennial podcasts. – yup
- Wed-Sat: Non-fiction writing/publishing/marketing – nope
This week’s to-do’s:
- Sun: This analysis & emails –
- Mon-Tues: New fiction book written and published. –
- Evenings: Re-queue perennial podcasts. –
- Wed-Fri: Non-fiction writing/publishing/marketing –
- Sat: workup syndication –
- Daily: figure out how to get three promotional actions –