Looks like this is my year to write a book. I have been ideating a while and toying with this whole book writing thing. It seems pretty overwhelming thinking about it but it does feel like something I really want to pursue this year. I mean, what do I have to lose really? So I have begun with a somewhat wide framework to begin with. I've got some ideas down and disconnected paragraphs but right now all I am trying to do is put words on documents and not consider flow and logic and such rational things...saving them for later. I have also heard setting aside a time for it helps but given my other professional commitments right now, I am able tow rite only when I can. Sometimes on weekends or a few moments stolen between assignments. It isn't anywhere close to where it should be but I think it is getting there. Slowly, but surely. If you have tips to share, let me know. I can use all the help I can get!
And just like that we are into the new year so here's to a whole year of awesomeness and success to you. May all your personal and professional aspirations be achieved! I always use the first 10 days of the year to look back and see what pending jobs I have that I can complete from the past year or before the holidays. And then I use some time to plan for my year ahead, immediate assignments that need to be completed and quarterly, half-yearly and annual goals to work towards. I don't use these as rigid parameters but they give me some kind of framework to direct my efforts toward. I decide where I want to be or what I want to be doing and work backward from that to see what I can do in smaller steps that in the long run will take me closer to my success points. So I wish you success in planning for your business as well!
If you happen to be in the Atlanta area and are part of the local publishing industry, be that magazine, editorial, writing, blogging, etc. then the speaker sessions I am organizing as host of the local chapter for Ed2010 should be of interest to you. Our first session is in a few days - Jan 9th at Hypepotamus close to the Georgia Tech campus. You can get more details on the event page. It will be a great opportunity to network and meet members of the community that share the same interests as you. I hope to see you there! Again Happy New Year :)
Enthusiastic little busy bee that I am, I was surprised to find out from a visit to the Ed2010 national website that the great city of Atlanta did not have a chapter. So I took it upon myself to create one! Presenting yours truly - the chapter President for Ed2010 in Atlanta. And today was the first meeting of the group, held at the new Library coffee company in Brookhaven. With Facebook page up, I prayed for more members to sign on and hoped at least 5 would show up for the meeting. Guess What?! 15 people showed up, and I was over the moon! It was a great inaugural meeting and I cant wait for the next one. so if you are an editor or aspiring editor, come check out https://www.facebook.com/Ed2010Atlanta
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