New Project for May? Finish the Project for March.
Excited about the new project? Uh huh, how’s that last project coming along?
It’s May 1 and my pal John Muldoon has his Secret Project month going and I was all excited to get moving on my book #2 after the success of my book #1 project. But I took a deep breath and I need to learn from my past experience: I shouldn’t start Project #2 until Project #1 is to a point where I’m satisfied that it’s done.
Project #1 is Not Done
Project #1 is The Secret of Kite Hill book that I published April 1. But I didn’t do everything I wanted to. I still have quite the laundry list:
- Marketing plan
- Print version
- Promotion (even just minor)
- Outline for book #2 (and does it flow from #1?)
- Add photos and illustrations to book
- Uh, edit …
Just going through that list will certainly bring on other to do items. Also, my day job is often helping writers promote their work so it’ll be a good experience to Walk the Talk.
So that’s May. When that’s done—and only when that’s done—will I embark on Book #2 and we’ll see where the adventures of Li & Lu take us this time.
I need to follow this advice in so many areas of my life. Starting new things is fun and easy, but most things don’t really count (or pay you back) unless you follow them through. I need to practice following through.
Let’s get some stuff DONE.