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IWSG’s 5 Year-End Questions

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  1. What didn’t you complete this year? Is there a chance you will finish before year end? If you don’t, this task will likely be at the top of the following year’s list.I didn’t finish Changers 2, so yes, it’s at the top of my list of goals for 2018.
  2. What things worked and didn’t work for you this year? If you have one, did you get your newsletter out on time? How did you do on the social media platforms you frequent? Is it time to think about dropping any and focusing your efforts in one or two places?Attempts to build my newsletter didn’t work. Social media was relatively stagnant. I think it’s time to focus mostly on getting more stuff written and published.
  3. What do you hope to achieve in terms of writing and publishing? This is the fun part where you get to document in black and white what you will be writing and decide on deadlines.To finish Changers 2 by May. To finish Faebourne for an October release.
  4. Is there any area or special skill set you’re interested in that you could take the time to learn to enhance your personal development? This could be learning a new programme or researching a genre you may be interested in learning to write.
    I want to learn to use Scrivener more completely. I have it and have tinkered with it a bit, but I know I’m not using it at its full potential.
  5. In all of the figuring you do, don’t forget your personal life. Do leave yourself some wiggle room to try some fun activity that’s new to you or simply time to work on being a better you!I have one great vacation planned and hope to add to that.

2 thoughts on “IWSG’s 5 Year-End Questions

  1. I want to focus more on writing next year too. Marketing hasn’t made a difference any which way in the long run. As for newsletters, the only thing that has boosted my subscribers is to participate in group promos where entry into the giveaways mean the people subscribe to my newsletter.

    1. Yes, I received a boost in subscribers when I participated in group promos, too. Also more Twitter followers that way. But then has massive unsubscribes the next time I sent out newsletters. I think the newsletter itself has to give them something they want; you can’t twist their arms into subscribing and expect them to stay. Apparently I have, as yet, nothing anyone wants to hear. So I’ve laid off it for now.

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