I spent most of Sunday working on the revamp of my website. I inputted the majority of the content required, downloaded some new fonts, changed the color scheme (glacier...very cool). The only thing that is left is to write up a little blurb for the two contemporaries, come up with a title for the second and, of course, to insert my 'brand'.
I'm still struggling with that, trying to find one that relates to both the historicals and the contemporaries. It's hard to find one that translates to both, but I'm zeroing in. I want to have the new site up and running for when I start sending out queries in September.
As for the revisions of The Outlaw Bride, things are still going along swimmingly now that I have figured out the problem I encountered with sequence of events in the ending chapters. Now it's just a matter of incorporating those changes into the writing, which means revisiting what was originally written, and pulling parts of the initial first draft to re-insert and rework to fit the newest version.
With the conference in Atlanta over, and a year since my Reno experience, I feel this urgency to get things moving, as if time has passed and I haven't been as effective with it as I could have. I almost feel like I'm falling behind where I thought I should be at this point. Part of it is just impatience. I want to reach the next level and I wish I had more time in my day to work on it. The sooner I get there, the better chance I have of making it a full-time career. With that in mind, I've decided to take a second look at my schedule, try to figure out ways to carve out more time. Re-dedicate myself to the process. After making such great headway over my vacation, I don't want to slow down. It's time to kick this up to the next level, so when it comes time to head on down to Dallas next year, maybe I can go with a First Sale ribbon glued to my name tag.
So what about the rest of you? Any solid plans for between now and next year's conference?