“Planning my work and working my plan”
This quarter, I am focusing on developing the marketing aspects of my self-publishing business. There are several projects that I really want to develop into systems that will make easier for me to incorporate over the coming months. There is a program that I am following to achieve my goals. I am focusing on obtaining a certain primary goal within the quarter. I am dividing the quarter into projects that I intend to complete within two weeks. These projects are divided up into missions that are then divided into tasks where one or two of these tasks can be completed within a day.
The primary goal this month is very specific. My quarterly goal is to establish and test a systematic format using email and organizational templates for marketing through obtaining reviews, obtaining interviews, exchanging blog posts, and making books available to more people in several ways.
I have several projects. Each one I give a two week (fortnight) to complete. These first two weeks I am using to set up for the rest of the quarter. During the first few days, in addition to looking back over my accomplishments of the past six months, I have been working breaking this major goal down into projects that are broken down into two-week intervals.
Projects for Third Quarter 2016
- Organizing plan July 1-16
- Marketing to bookstores July 17-23
- Finding and contacting reviewers July 24-August 6
- Marketing to libraries August 7-20
- Scheduling podcasts and radio interviews August 20-September 3
- Exchanging guest posts September 4-17
- Review and Prepare for the Upcoming Quarter–September 18-30.
I will share more details as the month progresses.
Donna Brown is pastor at Faith in God Church 1 1/2 miles south of Brandsville, Missouri on Hwy 63. Sunday services are at 10 am and Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 pm. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has published a nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga. The next book Book IV of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag will be out in the near future.