At the WRWDC meeting in Bethesda this past Saturday, Mindy Klasky spoke at length about her current project — self-publishing 9 books in 8 months (I’ll be giving a full writeup of this meeting on Wednesday, it’s a full blog week here at Avian30!) — and the intense scheduling and time management systems she uses to keep herself on track.
Doing the Thing! often involves figuring out ways to do the part of the Thing that you’re shit at. In our cowriting team we have an advantage, because a) there are two of us to divvy up tasks between and b) we’re each good at different things. Racheline is in charge of our marketing and promotion, because she is very experienced and very good at it and because talking to people scares the hell out of me. I’m in charge of keeping track of our projects, schedules and deadlines because Racheline can’t calendar, and organizing spreadsheets is super soothing to me.
Of course, this magic division of labor isn’t always logistically possible, and there are plenty of things both of us struggle with (Don’t ask us to figure out the Bolt Bus website). So while we’re calendaring and marketing ourselves, we want to know the parts of the Thing that Are Hard for you, and that you could use some words of advice or encouragement on! Maybe we can help, maybe somebody else can, and as always, we’re all here to cheerlead.