The Writer’s Life: Multitasking

I used to think that I was pretty good with multitasking.  I was regularly able to both chew gum AND walk at the same time.  Often out of rhythm with each other. That’s why I get so frustrated with my writing.  There are lots of things I can be doing to improve my craft and increase my chances at getting published.  I could be: sending queries/submissions to agents and publishers; researching markets; making new contacts; working on my podcast (Get Published); plotting my next story; writing a new blog entry; doing a critique (for Critters.org); editing one of my stories; and/or I could actually be writing. Lots to chose from, right?  If I get bored with one thing I can […]

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The Writing Life – Throwing up Obstacles

One of my unfortunate work habits is that when I’m focused on something, everything else seems to take a back seat.  Case in point is the recent launch of my new podcast.  When I was writing, recording and mixing the podcast, my novel writing (and editing) came to a screeching halt. I suppose I could be forgiven that minor sin considering I had never done a podcast before.  Everything was (and still is) new.  That being said, if I were to prioritize everything a little more evenly, I could probably get more done. It got me thinking about how many self-imposed obstacles have slowed my writing and eventual publication.  Self-imposed because I am obviously an overachiever; simply overcoming the odds […]

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Get Published # 1 – Book Promotion in the Age of Social Media

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS I have thought about the day I would release my own podcast for several months now and I can’t think of a more fitting topic to begin with than “Self Promotion in the Age of Social Media”. I hope you enjoy this, my first offering.  If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please email me:  podcast at michellplested dot com.   Get Published – Episode 1   Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 1 Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published” 0:12 — Introduction – Show #1: Book Promotion in the Age of Social Media Who is Michell Plested […]

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