It’s always hard for me to knuckle down to the practical side of the writing business. The writing itself, I can feel fairly confident about, but the nuts and bolts business end is a trial for me.
These are the resolutions I’ve made in this area this year:
1. Clear the decks on all short pieces. If they haven’t sold by now, they aren’t going out again. This may seem counter-productive to many, but I like the idea of a clean slate. And that isn’t to say that they may not be put up on the website or offered as self-pubbed pieces in the future — it just means that they aren’t going out again now. I can think of one or two exceptions to that rule, but those are special cases and not currently in play.
2. I want to try and send out at least one NEW piece a week this year. (Of course, this means I have to actually WRITE something, so less time playing on Facebook or carousing in Skyrim…)
3. I hope to do more lyric writing this year. I really enjoyed writing the songs for Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits, and I am very proud of the results. I would like to do more along those lines…so if you write music, and want lyrics, drop me a line!
Those are already ambitious goals…and with the cleaning too…it’s going to be a busy year!