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Sunday Report Card & Open Contests
Sunday, January 7th, 2024

Sunday Report Card

The last time I did a Sunday Report Card was back in 2013. I posted weekly updates about my work schedule and progress to keep me motivated to WORK. I’m going to try it again because, with all the planning I do, I am finding it really, really hard to stick to the plan. And I know it’s because I have front-loaded too much work, meaning I have too many items listed to accomplish, but I want to have a better first quarter than I had last year, where I didn’t publish a single book in January and February because I just didn’t feel like it.

So, this is my tough love for myself. I’m going to put it out there and, hopefully, shame myself into picking up the pace.

This snippet of my January calendar is very colorful—and jam-packed. I don’t expect you to understand what you’re seeing, although you might guess. The main thread throughout it is in purple and lists the chapters I am committing to write this week for my next book, Malcolm. Big in red in the center is “Move Malcolm release date in KDP!” That’s because I’m behind my original schedule to complete it (the one big motivator for this change!), so I have one opportunity to move my release date with KDP, and I have to do it this week. Depending on how well I keep to my schedule this week will determine how far back I push that date. So, you see my problem. Lots to accomplish. Too little time. And projects pulling me in several directions.

Ask me anything you like about my calendar. Maybe you can help me get in the right mindset with an attagirl or two…? Or a, “Delilah—WRITE THAT BOOK! You can’t push Malcolm back too far because I have it on pre-order, and you’re destroying my January TBR list!

Anyway, I’m going to try the weekly report card for a while and see if it shames me back into alignment. I’ll keep it brief, because I still plan to do my End of Month report and don’t want to bore you too much! 🙂

Open Contests

  1. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Undersea Fantasy (Contest) — This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  2. December into January (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Happy National Science Fiction Day! (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. A look back at books from 2023…then a pie in the sky plan for 2024 (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  5. Cameron Allie: My Mistletoe Master (FREE Reads-Contest-Excerpt!) — 2 FREE books to download, and a contest to win a print book!
  6. Word Search: Coffee Stream of Consciousness because… (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  7. Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Ice Crystals on Glass — Win an Amazon gift card!

3 comments to “Sunday Report Card & Open Contests”

  1. Deb Robinson
    · January 7th, 2024 at 4:44 pm · Link

    I love that you’re keeping your goals accountable.
    Do you write your chapter first thing while your brain is fresh? Or do you ease into it with other tasks first?

    Keep up the great work 👍

  2. Delilah
    · January 7th, 2024 at 7:04 pm · Link

    I write my blog first as sort of my first words of the day—to get the squeaky wheels turning. Then I write my words before I pretty up someone else’s words. And thank you!

  3. Steph
    · January 7th, 2024 at 9:01 pm · Link

    Atta girl! Now get that books done! lol I admire your goals 😁

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