Friday, July 31, 2015

Update Day and Where Else You Can Find Me

Hi everyone! Today’s Update Day for my Big Dreams Bloghop, so today I’ll be letting everyone know how I’ve done in July.

Before I start, though:

Today I’m also visiting Shah Wharton, giving some more reasons why I decided to self publish. Then, Nick Wilford posted an awesome review of The Vanished Knight, so if you're wondering if you should buy it, you might want to check it out. 

Okay with that said, let’s take a look-see at July and what I want to do in August.

My Goals for July: 


1) If my submissions aren't done by the end of the June, I want them done by end of the first week of July. 

Done, and today, both books have gone live.

2) Ditto for review copies being sent out. 


3) As soon the two above are done, I want to work on something new. Preferably a rough draft. I might join CampNano, but I'll see toward the end of June.

This I didn’t get to, but I’m now in a place where I can get started.

4) Edit my short story for my Untethered Realms Anthology.



1) Finish the book I'd started. 


2) Read other books. Not giving myself a goal as to how many, because I know things are going to go nuts once my books are published. 

Read one other book and started another.

Social Media: 

1) Send out all materials and guest posts etc for my blog tour. 


2) Maintain my web presence as far as humanly possible. 



1) That Europe trip is still in the pipeline, but will possibly happen in July. I want to get all necessary things done before my plane takes off from Cape Town. 

Still didn’t happen, but that’s okay. It would have been too much on my plate, I think.

2) I want to recover from the publishing pressure by doing some other arts/crafts.

I got quite a bit of crocheting done.

3) Continue to grow my business.


So overall, I think I did great! Although I didn’t get a lot of fiction writing finished, I actually achieved all but one of my other goals.

This month is going to be a lot calmer, though, so I think I can ramp up my goal setting again.

My goals for August:


1) Write 15k words.
2) Finish the rewrite to O1.
3) Edit BvB1
4) Edit ES1
5) Edit Untethered Realms Short Story
6) Tie up any remaining loose ends to The Vanished Knight and The Heir’s Choice. (Which includes publishing the paperback versions.)
7) Prep for rewrite to VD
8) Work on concept to P.

Writing-wise, my month should look something like this:


1) Read six books.
2) One of which must be Shakespeare.
3) And another must be in French.
4) Read for an average of fifteen minutes per day. (Which mean I can read for an hour on one day and then skip three, if needs be.)

Social media:

1) Continue with my regular blogging schedule.
2) Regular Tumblr and Wattpad posts.
3) Start catching up on Wattpad Critiques
4) More regular presence on Twitter and Google Plus.


1) Continue to grow my business.
2) Get some crafty stuff done.
3) Start a painting/drawing.

Okay! That’s it for me. How did you do in July? Any goals for August?


Blogoratti said...

Looks like you had a wonderful month, wish you the best in the coming one. Greetings!

Loni Townsend said...

Holy cow! Sounds like you're on top of things. Good job!

Murees Dupé said...

You did fantastic, Misha! Well done! Have a great weekend.

Medeia Sharif said...

You were very productive in July. You did an amazing job with your goals. :) Have a great weekend.

Lexa Cain said...

Look at all those "Done" on there! You've got it all well in hand. I struggle, but I try... Good luck with your upcoming releases!!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Love your August goals, Misha. I am inspired to make my own August goals now. said...

Congratulations on achieving so much! Maybe you'll get to Europe soon. In the meantime, sounds as if you've been busy.

Ernest Blair said...

Gotta check this blog first time. Inspiring one. Keep Sharing. Happy Weekend

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Tara Tyler R said...

you are doing awesome! and the reading goals are so specific! in French? Well, I guess you can do that, duh!
and btw, what is wattpad? i just joined instagram and am clueless past that...

and thanks for your comment at Christine's about Simulation!

Hana Banana said...

High-fives on reaching your July goals, Misha!
Crocheting, huh? I've been meaning to try that (and pick up my knitting again).
I still don't know how you do all this... You're like my multi-tasking, time-management efficient idol. :D

Keep it up through, August.

TBM said...

Wow! I'm good at making lists, but I'm not good about keeping track of them or marking things off. I can learn from you.

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck with your goals, Misha! It sounds like you did awesome with your July goals. Congrats!

Patricia Lynne said...

Looks like you rocked your goals. I did decent on mine and am ready for new ones for August.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks so much for the good wishes, everyone! :-)