Skip to main content

It's been a while. What I'm up to....Cal Newport & productivity, Digital clean up, Posting my 2023 Goals Late.

I've not posted since October 2022, and it's not so much time, but having something to say. So I'll just give an update on what I'm up to.
Woman

Digital Clean Up

Writing

I'm presently cleaning out my google drive which is currently at 2.3GB but I'm not sure what it is made up of. I guess it's conference material, some backups of my novel, and just random stuff I save. A few shared files but I'm none the wiser. Maybe random pictures but this stuff goes back ten years or since Google gave me free space. The issue with space is that it gets used up. 

Cal Newport & Productivity

workers
I'm listening to Cal Newport who is a productivity guru with a sense of dry humour. I find him entertaining. I listen to him on Spotify. But here are his details if you are interested in yet another person banging on about productivity. Note, he is a professor and academic so he knows what he is talking about. So with him, it's about 'lived' and 'academic' experience rather than inspirational.


He has philosophies on productivity and living a productive life,  and coins it the 'Deep Life', it sounds like a religions sect but whatever. Here is his main podcast portal https://www.thedeeplife.com but he is also available on youtube and other podcast platforms. 

He is a very practical and realistic person so not the follow your dream or passion with out a logical reason type of person.  He is very good, nice voice though a bit fast but great stuff. Check him out if you like listening to productivity. He has good ideas which others may find helpful. 

My novel-in-progress

What is the story
I've been working on this for a long time, years in fact so just to say, I'm still working on it. I've given myself so many deadlines over the years, that I'm playing it by ear this time. 

Posting 2023 Goals Late...

Goal Planning
    I can see I've not posted in months, well since October 2022 and a lot of things have happened but I'll post them now...  It's quite obvious, I just threw stuff together and was hoping for the best, so I'll do a review in June to see where I'm focusing. I tend to forget I work full time and writing is more or less a hobby.

Main goals - work on old pipeline material

  • Revise & edit novel-in-progress #1
  • Complete draft-in-progress # 2
  • Revise & edit draft-in-progress  # 3
  • Craft practice
  • Complete useful InfoStack products
  • Complete rest of 'writing to market' project, or something similar.

Stretch goals

  • Complete two storylines for spin off characters but - this can only be completed book  #1& 2 are completed as it relies on them.
  • Complete a very old draft-in-progress Noah & Kendra (mentioned in this blog) - I've written bits on scraps of paper or random note books which I have to find, so that makes it a stretch.
  • Revamp old draft-in-progress short stories for a particular market

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My African American & Black Love Romance Adventure Nearly Ready After Four Years.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read this. This post is going to be about my upcoming black love and African American contemporary romance release, which I think tentatively will be late this year or early 2024. It will be a six-part serialised novel, and I'll reveal the date nearer the time. It has been five years since my last black love romance novel. I have two novellas published on Amazon, and I'm  pleased to finally say, I'm about to publish again. It's been a long time.  I planned to release this book in February 2019, but after a long writer's block and other things, it had taken me this long to complete it.  If you follow this blog on and off, I've spoken about it a lot over the years. I'm thinking maybe I should relabel those blog posts as a series of how it developed.  The Story Description The names have changed well from Angelica to Pippa but it's fine.  Everyone wants someone special but PIPPA MILLER thinks not her. She

Finally I'm getting close to a release date for my urban Black Love African America Romance now Pippa & Leyton

I'm working on a pre-release campaign and it isn't going how I'd like it. However if you have being reading me on and off, you'll know I've been writing some novels-in-progress for the longest times!  I stopped writing about it because it just got EMBARRASSING especially when I planned to release this book in 2019. Yes, five years ago! But it's nearly there.  Leyton & Pippa The heroine started off being called Angelica but I kept on misspelling it so I changed it to Pippa. If you look under the label Angelica & Leyton a lot will come up.  Anyway I'm exciting to say, I'm getting reading for publication soon.  Its going to be a six-part serialised instalment, and I'll have details nearer the time.  Maybe A Six Months Countdown I'm planning between three to six months, however when the details are clear, I'll write a post. I'm also doing an extended blog posts on another blog but I'll keep it short and simple here. 

On holiday And Vacation in Alcudia,Mallorca

I'm on a holiday break in Mallorca, Spain. So this means a I won't be writing the prompt. On holiday, I normally have a break from  the internet though it's difficult nowadays with free WiFi. The hotel is okay. A four star on the lower end of the scale - this means no kettle and renting the safe.   The higher end have more add ons. The room are tiny but functional and nice however in fairness it is a beach holiday destination so I doubt there is much lounging around. Food is okay. Superb beach. Everyone seems laid back and relaxed.