I am dedicating this round of #ROW80 to the memory of Steve Jobs. His death is very much on my mind, and really try to use his way of challenging the status quo, sticking to my guns, and keeping my head down.
"We've never worried about numbers. In the market place, Apple is trying to focus the spotlight on products, because products really make a difference." - Steve JobsI will ONLY check my sales numbers at the end of the day. Not when I wake up and I'm looking for a little motivation. My motivation MUST come from somewhere else.
"That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." - Steve Jobs30,000 words by Oct. 31, 70,000 words by Nov. 30, finished by December 9. That's the production schedule for PAST DUE. I don't do weekly goals because when I don't make my mark, it derails me too much. I personally do better watching my progress and feeling the freedom of making chunks disappear.
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” - Steve JobsThis is a little closer to home for me. One of my goals for this round of #ROW80 is remember who I am and what I'm doing. I didn't query agents because I knew my book wasn't ordinary. It wasn't going to fit in a certain hole. It'd be fun for readers who love romance and who love chick-lits. It'd be fun for readers who want to see a realistic woman make realistic decisions about the men in her life. So I need to remind myself of what's fun and stick to celebrating that I get to do what I love.
* No checking sales figures except at the END of the day (for my graph)
* 30,000 words by Oct. 31; 70,000 words by Nov. 30; finished by Dec. 9 PAST DUE draft
* Celebrate one fun aspect of my career choice each check in.
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A robotics engineer asks his business partner to marry him, but a previous one-night stand is having his baby. CANCELLED is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. WIP: PAST DUE A nurse, crippled by debt, takes a part-time job in medical investigation only to find the man she's dating is a fraud! (status: outlining)