Call one bookstore every single day. The idea is to introduce myself and my series and to encourage the store to stock some copies. It should only take five minutes. The rule is: I can’t eat lunch until I’ve done it.
Write another novel before the year is over. I’ve written three in the last two years (Jan. 08 to Dec. 09), so I should be able to do this. I think I’ll write something completely different, maybe a futuristic thriller.
Start teaching. I’m already working on a proposal for a conference workshop, and I plan to apply at community colleges and online extension programs. (This is my plan B for when the newspaper lays me off.)
Guest blog more.
Eat less. (I put this on the list every year because it’s always worth trying.)
Read more. (I put this on the list every year because it’s always worth trying.)
Take a real vacation with sunshine and warm sand. (Donations accepted.)
Improve my craft by spending more time rewriting and reading sentences out loud.
Find more avenues for hand-selling books directly to readers.
Update my website more often and add all the features I have planned.