Marketing Plan? Check.
Heavy dose of humility? Check and double check.
For the next month, I will do my best to quiet my mind and remember what it feels like to have free time.
What shall I do with all this surplus energy and time, you ask?
#1 Go on a walk EVERY DAY. I’ve never been more out of shape in my life. This must change, if only for my ego’s sake.
#2 Not develop an ulcer while waiting for my Dream Publisher to read and fall in love with my ms. Okay, so not really a resolution, but it’s a good reminder of non-attachment. What happens now with them is out of my hands. I have back-up plans installed and a kick-ass marketing plan regardless, so I shall practice being a hollow reed, and allow myself to be WIP-less author for the next few weeks.
#3 No booze for 3 weeks. Yes, 3 weeks. That is, until the week of Christmas. This will, I guarantee, be the hardest part. I’m a hearty Midwestern girl raised by a tavern-owner’s daughter; beer is my birthright. But I shall practice Liver Appreciation Month, and allow it to take a breather.
#4 Wake up by 10am EVERY WEEKDAY Ah, the life of a freelancer. Yes, I’m weak. I love my sleep and I love my late nights. Not this month, though. I am going to practice being a Productive Member of Society and learning what mornings look like. I am already certain I will be dazzled by my new-found productivity.
I have a weak will, so I’ll consider myself a rousing success at life if I don’t puke from nerves due to #2.