Thursday, April 12, 2012

Platform Challenge – Day 12

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Day 12 of  Robert Lee Brewer’s Platform Challenge. So far it’s been a great experience, pushing me to follow through on some things I’ve been putting off such as filling out my LinkedIn profile.

However, today I am overwhelmed.

Reading The Twitter Book, Kindle Version by Tim O'Reilly - or paperback version:The Twitter Book- and Sarah Milstein, Author Mama, How I Became A Published Author and How You Can Too by Christina Katz, working on the seemingly never-ending re-writes for my book, submitting poetry to literary magazines, and . . . well, you get the picture.

On a side note, I read my horoscope every day for fun; it’s amazing how accurate it has been, one day even speaking of networking. So today, in my drowning-in-projects condition, I read this:

Thursday, Apr 12th, 2012 -- Don't commit to more than you can deliver today, even if there's a lucrative idea floating around and exciting your interest. Rather than jumping into something new, finish up your previous responsibilities before you take on additional ones. The pace of your professional progress will increase next week, so keep your attention focused on tying up loose ends rather than dreaming about your next adventure.

Thanks for that reminder!

Anyway, I’ve been keeping an eye on writer conferences, pondering when I should attend my first one. I happened upon some great articles on preparing to attend:

25 Ways to Rock Writer’s Conferences by Robert Lee Brewer
Five Ways to Make (Not Spend!) Money at Conferences By Gabi Logan

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  1. I too am finding it difficult to merge Robert's challenges into my already busy schedule. I think the problems is that his little tasks provide a much more interesting variety of experiences than my day to day routine. If I can justify schmoozing around on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for half the day, then I don't have to spend as much time doing the hard work. Like coming up with new topics for my blogs, doing research for my book, etc.

    Today, though, I found a couple of organizing tips that may help. They came from a newsletter I get regularly. You can link to them from my blog post.

  2. Great! Thanks for commenting. Checking out your blog now. I am always in need of organizational tips! :-)

  3. I'm with you. I'm overwhelmed right now...and I'm on vacation while doing Rbert's challenge. Nice quote. I think you should attend the conference. It may overwhelm you more, but will inspire you two-fold!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement, Romelle! I do think I will make it one of my goals for this next year to attend a conference! Happy vacationing! That's real dedication. :-)