Today is the last Friday of the
month, which makes it time to review some goals. A little over a year ago, I
signed up for The Five Year Project with Misha Gericke(waves hi and says many thanks for coming up
with this brainchild and hosting it each month). Basically, it’s about goals
and accountability. We begin by making a goal we’d like to achieve in five
years, then we review those goals each month to track our progress. My goal: to
have a world-class publishing company. I was never one to dream small. With just
four years and counting, how is it going?
Really, really well.
1.*Ubooks are up and running, with new authors and
new stories joining the mix in November—look for flash fiction from Milo James
Fowler and a picture book from Liz Daniels.
2.A central hub has been created for a major
marketing push, beginning in November—but you can get a sneak peek now—check out
setbooksfree.org. I am super excited about this—it’s a site/push directly aimed
at my target audience: Young Adults. With that in mind, they’ll be some major
changes to this blog as well—look for those to begin on the first.
3.Still actively seeking new authors. Our line-up is
full for the rest of this year, but I may be willing to make an exception for a
really great story. Who needs to spend Thanksgiving with family, right? I kid,
I kid. Seriously, though—I’ve read some
really great stories lately and am excited to make a round of offers in the
next couple weeks or so for publication next year.
That about covers it for now. If
you get a chance, stop back on Monday, for a special Halloween surprise. Until
*patent-pending musically enhanced video book format, only available through blackandwhitepublishingco.com
Today is the first Wednesday
of the month, making it IWSG time. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosts for
putting this on this month. For those of you who don’t know, this is a great
place to express your own and support others in their insecurities. About this
time of year, it’s normal for me to think about NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated the
last five years, so, naturally, the pull is there to do it again. And I want
to. Here’s the rub: I haven’t worked on a full-length novel since last NaNo.I know it’s not something you forget, but I’ve
been so geared up writing short pieces, that I’m worried I’ll look at the blank
I’ve got the idea. I’ve
got the outline. But do I have the story? I guess only time will tell.