I was inspired by a post I read by Kelsye at Wise Ink Blog Ultimate Bloggers Guide to Growing Your Readership. Her list of ways to increase traffic got me thinking about how little I actually do to set schedules and really update readers on what to expect from my little slice of the inter-webs. In theory, this feature should help keep me on track and active. My long term goal is to turn this post into a weekly newsletter of sorts outlining where we are and where we are going.
I recently realized I needed to create a list of books I plan to review because I have quite a few on the go or on my TBR list. I’ve utilized my skills with Excel to create an adorable spreadsheet! Its my hope this spreadsheet will help me keep up with ARCs, paperbacks and eBooks I have in queue. I want to ensure I will remember schedules and book lists after I return to work and figured a small database would be the best method. Anyway, its buried on my desktop among rejected cover letters and is gorgeous on the inside:
I have also started planning for Nanowrimo! I don’t think I have any particular skill with writing, but it will be tons of fun! I’ve started developing a plot line for the “novel” I’ll be writing and stressing about how difficult writing a novel actually can be. I am one of those people who get bored of a certain story line well before the sixth page is written, so this will actually be a huge challenge for me. I don’t know if I’ll make the word count, but the goal is to at least write half a novel by the end of November..prayers are appreciated!