I’m trying something new this year. I saw this workbook recommended in one of my groups, and bought it.
From the backcover copy:
Your Best Year by Lisa Jacobs is an annual workbook designed to help creative entrepreneurs make your starriest dreams and most ambitious goals come true. It’s for creatives who are ready to stretch their comfort zone and make it happen already in 2016. This edition is bigger and better than ever before. The 2016 edition unveils a new system intended to help you stop the daily scramble and plan ahead for the most productive and profitable year of your life. Here’s to your best year yet.
This year I have some scary-to-me goals, plus a determination to get more control over my goals and workload. So I’m going to start tonight using this workbook. I’ll let you know what I think about the book. But what I **know** is that it’s always good to re-evaluate what I’m doing as a professional and see if I can do something better. Plus change has a way of energizing us, I’m already excited to try this and that enthusiasm has spilled over into my writing.
I do have a very tough decision to make though, because this book is big and sweeping, and it may not end up being one book. And this is what happens anytime I say never…
Enough of that. No one wants to hear me going on and on about the trials of writing my beloved book. Let’s move on to Wednesday Worthy! Believe it or not, this is a brand new picture I just bought yesterday, but in a very familiar pose. Why? Because I have a thing for arms and chest
So what do you think? Is he worthy?
January 13th, 2016 at 10:24 am · Link
I must find the license to this picture! Any hint on where you found it? Yes, He is a character. LOL
Okay. I’ll be interested in the workbook. I sometimes start a project like that and by the 3rd or 4th day, I’m totally ADD and have lost interest. That’s not to say that my process is good. It is what it is and, like you, there’s a question in the back of my mind of whether I can find a better way.
And I ALWAYS want to hear about your books and process. LOL It’s nice to know I’m not alone in the vast wasteland of creative endeavor. LOLOL
Happy Hump Day!
January 13th, 2016 at 11:09 am · Link
Silver, here is the link to where I bought it http://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-92784428/stock-photo-muscular-and-sexy-torso-of-young-sporty-man-showing-his-perfect-bicep%2C-shoulders%2C-chest-torso-part
I can lose interest too, but this is pretty basic strategy planning because flying by the seat of my pants keeps me up nights worrying. And because laying out a clear concise strategy for re-releasing my WHS worked for me. I worked on some of it last night, and like it so far (although my hand does NOT like all the handwriting).
Man I am truly with you in that creative wasteland. In fact I may email you
Hope you’re feeling better!
January 13th, 2016 at 1:22 pm · Link
More power to ya girl – I wouldn’t be able to get through that book. I wish I could but I know me… nope Like Silver, I’d loose interest after a few days, even though I know I need improvement.
Please keep us updated though, I’d love to know if there are any helpful hints in there.
Today’s man is worthy, if a bit cold LOL! I like arms, shoulders, chests as well. And he looks like he has plenty of meat on his bones
January 13th, 2016 at 2:00 pm · Link
I feel for you. What a difficult decision it must be trying to decide if a book should be more than one read. I’m sure you’ll come up with the best solution. Because I’m clueless is this something that your editor has a say in?
Love the idea of your workbook. Even though I have no plans for any business it might be a fun book to take a look at. Hope you find goodness within your copy.
Love this guy. What a torso and we all know that I LOVE arms – YUM!
Have a great day!
January 13th, 2016 at 3:50 pm · Link
Niki, I learned at great from creating my promo strategy for re-releasing the Wing Slayer Hunters, and tracking it. That’s when I vegan to realize I need to run my entire writing career with the same care. But that’s what words for me,not necessarily anyone else
I’ll keep you guys updated.
Glad you like him, and yep I noticed he’s cold too, LOL!
January 13th, 2016 at 3:54 pm · Link
Viki, I’ll be publishing this myself, although the editor I’m hiring may have thoughts. However I want to keep it to one book for strategic reasons having to do with the series. I’m been going back and forth on this repeatedly but it’s time to make a decision and stick with it.
So far I really like the workbook. For one thing it forced me to list out my accomplishments and disappointments from last year and analyze them. It’s helping more than I would have thought.
I thought of you when I found this guy
January 13th, 2016 at 6:52 pm · Link
Yay for trying new things! I hope it works for you. =o)
He’s looks worthy enough to me. And even better – no tats. =oD
January 14th, 2016 at 8:59 am · Link
B.e, thanks! I hope it works for me too
And no tats just for you, LOL!
January 14th, 2016 at 12:22 pm · Link
You know where to find me, Jen. Always! And thanks for the link! As soon as I get a couple of days to immerse in pics of hunks, I’ll go immerse in Bigstock. LOLOL
January 14th, 2016 at 10:51 pm · Link
Silver, thanks! I’m trying to figure it out (cutting a lot of the last part that we walked about in NY). But if I need you I’ll hunt you down